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The Simple Thing that Changed our Summer {and it could change yours too}

This post contains affiliate links.A few weeks ago, I bought a puzzle on a whim. I opened up the box and sorted pieces into “edges” and “middles” on my dining room table and then walked away.   The puzzle sat untouched for about a week, until one day, I paused as I walked past and […]

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Everyday Fun: Household Finds to Keep Them Occupied

If you came to my house, you’d honestly think we raided a Once Upon a Child or scored big as a toy store went out of business. My husband, who grew up in Istanbul, Turkey, literally owned just a soccer ball growing up. Looking around our house, he can’t understand why two Christmases ago, I […]

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How to Turn $50 Into a Responsible Toddler

I think we all can agree that household chores are the most tedious thing that we have to maintain. The more kids you have, the worse it feels. With each body, you have an extra basket of dirty clothes, more dishes, and overall just added chaos that will continue to grow until they inevitably leave […]

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Gardening as Therapy

As parents, we made a commitment to raise our 3 boys to embrace nature and to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Luckily, our home abuts 70 acres of a dedicated nature preserve. The early years of parenting involved hikes, trips to creeks just 3 houses down and practically living outdoors while they played. […]

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