Summer Goals

This is my first summer as a mom with kids in school. The first summer where our day-to-day will look dramatically different than when school is in session. It’s also the first summer that I haven’t been having a baby, living in another country or moving. So, I’m pretty excited and I want it to Read More

Traveling to Paris with Kids Part 2

I can’t believe we’ve been back home for over a week now. I probably shouldn’t have followed the instagram #walkinginparis because now my feed is FULL of people’s photos as they stroll through Paris and I’m dying to go back. But today I’m sharing the second part of our tips and experiences from our trip Read More

Traveling to Paris with Kids – Part 1

This spring we went to Paris with our four small children. Call us crazy, but when we saw some great flights on the EXACT dates of our Spring Break, we jumped at the chance and although we could have gone just my husband and I, traveling as a family is something we are really passionate Read More

Vacations with Kids

Last night was Happy New Year – and my two year old decided to stay up for it. Where she got all this energy, I have no idea. We’ve been hiking and ice skating and playing non-stop. But, she did it, and then proceeded to ride the adrenaline high all the way to 2am. Yes, Read More

Baking With Kids (Without Losing Your Mind!)

It’s that picture perfect ideal we have in our minds: rolling pin in hand, flour artfully dusted all over our counter tops, our children’s smiling faces, eager to help us cut out adorable little gingerbread men. The reality however, is not always so picturesque. There are eggs cracked on the floor, I need an ingredient Read More

Smells and Spaces: Christmas Traditions

When you think back to your childhood Christmas, what are your dearest memories? For me it’s my grandmother’s Italian cookies, my mom’s vintage white porcelain nativity set with a pearlized glaze. It’s driving down that one street in our neighborhood that got LIT UP. It’s the smell of the Douglas Fir my dad always got Read More

The Joy of Giving

It’s that time of year when we give more gifts in a smaller amount of time than any other. If you are like me, it’s both a wonderful time (especially when the gifts seem effortless to give and the person so well deserving of some love and appreciation) and a stressful time (when the gifts Read More

Salt Dough Ornaments

Last year I went all out and created 25 activities for the month of December and it was AMAZING! (You can read about it HERE) This year – with the kids being in school and there being less space in our adorable little apartment, I’m toning it down a little. But, come on guys, it’s Read More

My Fall Capsule (2018)

Every fall I take the time to update and refresh my wardrobe. There are great sales, great new styles, and I can take the time to see what I’m no longer wearing or liking or is fitting me well, and make some updates. First let me start with my staples, and then I’ll share some Read More

The Power of Rhythms

One of my favorite aspects of the Charlotte Mason method of education (the method that I prefer to use and align with the most) is the focus on creating habits and rhythms to the day, week and month. Not just for the children, but for the mother as well (this concept can even serve you Read More