Category Archives: Family & Home Life

All about what is going on in our crazy house.

Leaf Rubbings: Going Beyond the Plain Paper

Leaf rubbings are one of the best and easiest nature activities. Gathering the leaves expels energy and encourages discrimination. (Is this leaf sturdy enough? What other sizes and types can be found? Does the color of the leaf make a … Continue reading

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Children’s Closet: Tips for Leaving the House on Time

With four small children, making it out the door with everyone fully clothed, clean, and on time is not fun or easy.

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Rainbows Require Rain

Some mornings, the 6 o’ clock alarm buzzes too early. Today was one of those. After a long night with many baby wake-ups, I decided an extra thirty minutes was needed. Fast forward to 6:30. The alarm went off, and … Continue reading

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The Closets are Finished!

Yesterday, I wrote of my desire to de-family my family closet. It has been accomplished, and I feel relieved.

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Family Closet Do-Over

Last October, I turned my decent sized closet into a closet for myself and my three littles, then 5, 3, and 1. It worked great for a while! All clothes (except Danny’s) went to the closet. This made laundry day … Continue reading

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Living Room Lego Storage

Lego bricks are messy. It is impossible for our 7, 4, and 2 year olds to not dump every. single. one. on the floor to make their creation that takes only 20 or so bricks. If those Legos were in … Continue reading

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Lego Bricks and Painter’s Tape

It has been chilly and raining since yesterday morning and I have three stir-crazy kiddos! Thankfully, I had a nearly full roll of painter’s tape. This stuff is magical. It sticks while you need it to, but comes up cleanly … Continue reading

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Being Helpful

Bella’s attitude is this: “if it can be done with Nikolai, it should be done with Nikolai.” She sits with him to allow me time to wash dishes or hang laundry, as not every chore is easily done with a … Continue reading

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Taco Salad

One of our favorite meals is taco salad. It’s also one of the fastest to fix, which makes me happy! We eat leftovers cold or re-heated; leftover meat can be used in soups. With the price of grassfed beef (it … Continue reading

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Podcasts and Laundry

Some days are crazy. On Monday, I wage war with the laundry. (Who am I kidding? Sometimes this war lasts all week!) We get only our school basics done, and the children have a lot of free play and exploration time. … Continue reading

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