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November 15, 2018

If you enjoy crafting AT ALL a Cricut will make all of your wildest dreams come true. If you have a parent/adult child/spouse/whoever that likes creating, this would make the best Christmas gift ever. We talk about what a Cricut is, what you can make with one, and the...

August 2, 2018

At Costco a few weeks back we found a cool little painted rock, and by "we" I of course mean a few of my kids. I saw said rock but didn't care enough about it to even register that it was a thing. My boys, however, excitedly picked it and found a magically handwritten...

May 9, 2018

I kind of hate forts. The kids love them but it's just a matter of WHEN the fighting will start. Then there's the chairs and the blankets... Sigh. 

That is not one of my activities of choice, but I'm probably in the minority there. I just hate 1. fighting and 2. messes.

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February 5, 2018

I'm not sure if you knew, but with the Olympics Opening Ceremonies happening on Friday I thought it was time for me to share that I've been in serious training for about a decade now. 

Before then, it was just kind of hit and miss, but almost 10 years ago I went into ha...

January 31, 2018

Have you played Flashlight Tag? It's not complicated and it's a hit with just about any group of people you get together: family night, date night, crazy teenagers, family reunion. 

I first played this game as a teenager on a double date with a married couple and their...

January 29, 2018

Matt and I just got back from San Francisco. We had such a great time and I thought I'd pass on some of the vast knowledge I gained from our experience. 

#10:

They do things big in California. 

This giant portapotty provided even more space for holding disgusting stuff. I...

January 20, 2018

Last Saturday we Park Hopped. It was such an easy, fun way to enjoy life together for a few hours.

Best part? Almost zero prep.

How to Park Hop:

(it's real complicated here, so take notes)

1. Pick a few parks. We chose 3 which ended up being the perfect number for us. We...

January 16, 2018

We do Saturday chores around these parts. Note I said "Saturday chores," not "Saturday MORNING chores." Chores have been known to take a large portion of our Saturday.

Not that the chores themselves are so long or difficult or time consuming. Mostly, it's the idea...

January 12, 2018

I'm pretty sure when you have a child, they should come with a remote. 

Think how sweet that would be: you could pause, rewind, and (being real here) fast forward. It would be amazing. First laugh? Relive 212 times. Major diaper blow out at Costco? Fast forward so fast.

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January 7, 2018

In one of my education classes in college we had a few Chatty Cathy's. They dominated the discussion; no matter what the topic was, no one else could get a word in. 

I may have been one of them. 

I have a lot of words I need to use in a day.

My professor used a brilliant...

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