Let me preface this by saying that I love Christmas. I love the cheesy movies, Christmas music, family traditions, decorating the tree, hanging the stockings, opening presents as a family - I'm there for all of it. I really am. But as I looked ahead to this coming Christmas, I found myself kind of dreading … Continue reading Creating a Better Christmas For Our Family
Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to obsess over the upcoming Winter holidays. Obviously we're going to skip right over Thanksgiving because here in America, we're more concerned with commercialistic holidays like Black Friday, Christmas and Christmas Bonus Time (You know I'm kidding right? Thanksgiving is awesome and there should always be pumpkin … Continue reading 8 things my kids have asked me for recently.
The kids' school pictures came in the other day and I cannot stop staring at them. When I was a kid, I feel like most school pictures looked pretty terrible and awkward. Or maybe that was just me? This is not the case these days, at least at my kids' school. The photographer s so … Continue reading A Snapshot of the School Year So Far
It's Friday and that means that my brain is slowly falling into weekend mode. It's been a busy week of Septembering and I think I've earned some downtime this week - how about you? Before I fully slip into Weekend Jen Mode, here are 5 things I kept meaning to share with you: The new … Continue reading 5 things for Friday.
This week's Top 5 Tuesday theme is fantasy books, which is one of my favorite genres. I thought I would specifically highlight 5 of my favorite fantasy series. Because the only thing better than a great book is more great books, amiright? Firstly, the required reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling … Continue reading Top 5 | Fantasy Series To Get Carried Away With
How many of us are holding onto personal baggage that isn't actually helpful? What are you carrying around in your heart or on your person that isn't serving you? What can you let go of today?
I'm linking up with Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop today. I always love her weekly writing prompts - they often remind me of the things I've been meaning to write about or give me new ideas I hadn't thought of. Here are her prompts for this week: 1. 10 Lessons your child could teach you for … Continue reading 10 Favorite Summer Memories.
Today was their first day back to school and I have a million pictures to prove it. But I'll be nice and only share like 5 because I know that I'm probably more interested in intensely poring over all the variations of each picture more than you are. MM is starting 7th grade this year … Continue reading First Day of School: 4th Grade and 7th Grade