Justice for Avi!

Recently Avi and I had a mom-daughter date to the (*gasp*) mall. Avi is my fastest growing child and I have to buy new clothes for her more than any of my other children. Every few months, it seems, we are out shopping for a new wardrobe for her ....more

Thanksgiving 2015

Includes Amazon affiliate links. It has been our tradition the past few years to do a 1000 piece puzzle on Thanksgiving and Christmas....more

Speech Therapy and Feeding Issues

Speech Therapy and Feeding Issues. I was surprised to learn early on in the school year that Apollo qualifies for speech therapy. I wasn’t surprised he needs it, he can’t pronounces his f’s or v’s or g’s or k’s ....more

Homeschooling at Village Books

The best part about owning a photography business may be the fact that meetings frequently take place at coffee shops. Yesterday I had a client consultation at coffee shop on top of a book store, so...more

Best Tech-Free Entertainment for Kids

We have been doing Family Movie Night...more

Happy Birthday, Jubilee!

What’s worse than a sleepover with a bunch of giggly 12 and 13-year-old girls? Having to walk upstairs at 2 am to tell them to quiet down…then falling back asleep and dreaming you have a house full of 12 and 13-year-old girls who are having a sleepover.* #truestory Only in my dream version Jono was here, watching Lost World with us. What the heck is up with that? ...more

Tips to Declutter Toys

This post contains affiliate links. Back in 2008, I was a busy homeschool mom with 13 children; all still living at home. Keeping our home and space uncluttered and useable was an absolute necessity ....more

Feeding Clinic Update {11/2015}

As you can see, all of the little boys are in love with Kalina. How sweet is that? Yesterday Apollo had another visit to...more

National Adoption Day!

November 21, 2015 is National Adoption Day! I love that we have a day set aside to celebrate this way of making families. Thirteen years ago we changed the dynamic of our family by adopting a chunky four-week old baby boy ....more

It’s WHAT Day at School?

Last week my kids had…wait for it…Mustache Day at school as an all school reward for something or other. Let me start by saying, I love my kids’ school. I like the principal, the teachers and the sense of community ....more