Play and grow: creating a fairy garden (the easy way)

Thanks to defining our family’s summer rallying cry we are very focused on making family time a priority. I’m also trying to be more intentional about playing with my girls (something that I’m sorry to say does not come naturally to me). A few weeks ago we had a play date with a new friend … More Play and grow: creating a fairy garden (the easy way)

Summer Recap

It’s been pretty quiet on the old blog for the last few weeks. Lots of reasons for this, but basically I’ve been too busy living life to write about it. πŸ™‚ My parents ended up staying for the entire summer, which was so much fun. Tessa is a fan of all food, especially Mimi’s milkshakes … More Summer Recap

Traveling with a toddler: Beach Vacation – tips and thoughts on letting go of the fantasy and embracing reality

In the last post in this series I talked about how my expectations for this vacation were so vastly different from reality. Once I was able to let go of my (ridiculous but real) fantasies I was able to embrace and enjoy the trip for what it was, not what I wished it could be. … More Traveling with a toddler: Beach Vacation – tips and thoughts on letting go of the fantasy and embracing reality