Parenting Hack: Raising a Rock-Star Reader

November 10, 2015

Elias is in first grade this year, which means we are reading ALL THE TIME! With Matthew and I being authors and voracious readers ourselves, we are loving seeing Elias blossoming as a reader. We recently moved our rocking chair from upstairs to the living room and Elias and Adeline often sit in it looking […]

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The Best of Thanksgiving Children’s Books

November 6, 2015

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a round-up of children’s Thanksgiving books. Pick-up a few and transform your family storytime to one about turkeys, harvest and gratitude! Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving […]

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Reasons to Love Destin: Our Destin Vacation

November 5, 2015

Matthew left for his trip just 36 hours after we got home from Destin. Today is his last day in India. I can’t believe we made it — one month apart. When we booked our trip to Destin, we didn’t know that it would fall just before a work opportunity that would take Matthew from […]

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Family Alice in Wonderland Costumes

November 4, 2015

Today I’m so excited to share our family’s Halloween costumes. Be sure to share your Halloween blog posts and instagrams at the bottom of the post. Many, many months ago we decided to do Alice in Wonderland for a family Halloween theme this year. It was inspired by a family movie night where we watched […]

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Introducing My New Book!

November 2, 2015

This year, thousands of you have embraced the message of The Fringe Hours – to make time for your passions and to practice self-care. Today, I am happy to introduce the beautiful companion book — My Fringe Hours: Discovering a More Creative and Fulfilled Life. This hard cover, full-color book offers busy women (like you!) […]

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Tips for Baby Pumpkin Photos

October 28, 2015

It’s pumpkin season. Porches are decked out and pumpkin patches are quickly becoming picked over. If you have a little one, consider finding a big pumpkin this week and taking a pumpkin baby photo with him or her. This darling photo captures the season and their tiny size, and it will be something you will […]

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ePantry: Free Mrs. Meyer’s Seasonal Scents Pack ($29 Value) + Free Shipping

October 27, 2015

I love this time of year – the air getting cooler, the leaves falling and amazing fall/winter scents. This past week I got Mrs. Meyer’s Cranberry seasonal scented soap and it made me SO happy. Today I am really excited to share that one of my favorite companies, ePantry, has an exclusive offer for you to get […]

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Week 2 Without Matthew

October 26, 2015

Yay! We are halfway through Matthew’s month-long trip. Most of the week for Matthew was spent in Egypt. He saw so many incredible things, including the pyramids. Every day he sends videos to the kids. This was a favorite of mine this week, inside the tomb of Menna, from the 18th dynasty. Matthew’s mom was […]

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Deal: Parable Treasury Book for Your Kids

October 26, 2015

If you follow me on Periscope, then you have likely seen my recent book scopes where I share new books that have been sent my way. With my husband and me being authors, we are fortunate to receive a lot of books in the mail. One book that arrived last week was Liz Curtis Higgs’ […]

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Tips for Vacationing with Friends – and Their Kids!

October 23, 2015

Elias (7), Ezra (9 months), Ellery (2), Adeline (4), Maxwell (4) Earlier this month our family took a vacation to Destin, Florida, which is located on the beautiful Gulf Coast. Part of our time was spent there with just our family, and part of time we vacationed with our family friends, the Costners. Alyson and […]

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