Review the Old Year

Reviewing the old year is a great way to remember the beauty and goodness, and hardships, too, that craft the path we’re on for the future. On Christmas night while my peeps were happily playing with new Legos, video games, and felt food, I started working on our 2011 family slide show. I’ve done this […]

Savor the Moments of Family Life

The days go by all too quickly when you’re a parent and your kids start to pick up speed. Savor the moments of family life. As I mentioned earlier this week, getting sick was a sure-fire way to get me to slow down this month and get perspective. Sure, there were more things I wanted […]

10 Christmas Movies to Enjoy this Weekend

Prep and Landing In my mind, this is the ideal weekend to cozy up with your kiddos, a slice of pumpkin pie, and a movie. You now officially have permission to watch Christmas movies and play carols on the stereo. Truth be told, I’ve been doing those things for weeks. I even splurged and spent […]

6 Tips for Better Pics

The following is a guest post from Alex Maldonado: Having a house full of kids has its ups and downs. Some of the downs include the hours of 12-3AM. Some of the ups include impromptu dance parties and tons “kodak moments”. Being a full-time dad means it’s easy for me to “capture” these moments. Being […]

FishChick3, Baby Fog, & New Birthday Traditions

FishChick, 3 years ago I came out of the Baby Fog earlier this year. You know, that haze that you drift around in while your baby is nursing, waking you up at night, wearing diapers, and otherwise doing what babies do best. The fog slowly clears as Baby gets a little more independent and sleeps […]

Making Connections with MyHeritage.com

When I was a senior in high school, I took a basics economics class, required for graduation. It was pretty easy (Thanks, Mrs. Clark); the teacher (Hi Mrs. Clark!) was very nice; and I honestly don’t remember anything from the class. (Sorry, Mrs. Clark.) What I do remember is turning the page of my econ […]

Father’s Day Gifts that Show Love & Respect

Over the coming weeks I’m delving into a series on honoring the men we know as fathers. It could be your husband, your dad, your brother, or some other man who acts as a father in the lives of the people you love. And I’m not covering the topic alone. Mandi, JessieLeigh, Amy, and Tara […]

Make a Family Playlist

About a year ago, my husband created a family playlist for our family. Musician that he is, it was an eclectic mix of songs he used to play in rock bands 20 years ago as well as later stuff that we’ve come to like. Who would have thought that Elvis Costello, U2, Sarah Groves, and […]