Family Photo Session

Family Photo Session

The some links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. All styling and purchases were made independently of this.  We try to do professional family pictures each year. I've done professional newborn pictures for each girl, one year portraits [...]

NEED Gift Guide – Kids

NEED Gift Guide – Kids

There are some years where the NEED category gifts are easy, last year Big Nugget needed a big girl bed. Other years it's been a hard one to come up with cause really, what do my kids really need??? I feel like I'm making a donation run to our local women's shelter at least once [...]

WEAR Gift Guide Preschooler

WEAR Gift Guide Preschooler

Santa only brings our girls 4 gifts, something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. If you missed my post about Santa gifts, you can read it here. I'm sharing my what to wear gift guide here and I've broken it down into a few different categories. The wear category [...]

READ Gift Guide Preschool

READ Gift Guide Preschool

  Our Big Nugget LOVES to read. She's at the stage where she is reading a few sight words and has her favorite books memorized. While I'm asking family to get her some early reader books, I couldn't resist grabbing these at Barnes and Noble the other day - members get an additional 20% off. [...]

Handprint Christmas Crafts

Handprint Christmas Crafts

This weekend I'm hosting a ceramic painting party with my friend from Clay a Go Go. Each year at Christmas, I've done handprint and footprint mugs with Big Nugget. They make great Grandparent, Godparent and teacher gifts. We've also made Santa cookie plates, ornaments and I always make a mug for myself. You don't need [...]

Apple Stuffing

Apple Stuffing

Thanksgiving was always a BIG holiday in our family. Our house was filled with family, good food and even better stories. There was always a pot of chicken soup on the stove (get that recipe here) and plenty of my family's signature stuffing. A Thanksgiving Tradition My Dad was very involved in the Detroit Thanksgiving [...]

Kindness Bags

Kindness Bags

I will be the first to admit that I get a little carried away when it comes to Christmas time. The music, the magic, the festiveness, I love it all. Each weekend is packed with some sort of holiday activity. However, it's really important to us as parents that the Christmas season isn't all about [...]

Positive Discipline is Possible

Positive Discipline is Possible

I had posted a picture on my Instagram stories about Big Nugget being reunited with her Ipad. Other parents wrote saying they had struggled with knowing what appropriate discipline was for their kids. The preschool age range is challenging because some days they act like big kids and other days they act like big babies. [...]