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December 2017

Parenting / Personal / Reflections By On December 30, 2017

Goals for 2018

2017 was a year of change in our household, and it was a year where we established a new normal. We had a new baby, a new lifestyle with me staying at home, and I began blogging towards the end of the year. It was a year of laying groundwork and finding our new normal. 2018 is going to be…

Gaming / Parenting / Reviews By On December 23, 2017

2017 Gaming With Toddlers Review

Hey guys! 2017 has been a crazy year for our family, and one of the craziest things that my husband and I attempted this year was trying to game with our toddler. Without much information to guide us,  we had to improvise and experiment with integrating our two-year-old into our gaming life since he really wanted to join us. We…

Personal / Reflections By On December 19, 2017

2017 In Review

This week I’m prioritizing slowing down a little bit and focusing on planning next year, for the blog as well as my personal life. So I decided to spend a little time looking back at this year, and its amazing how far we’ve come. Last January, I was a very pregnant working mom; and on Valentine’s Day, I turned into…

Family / Personal By On December 17, 2017

Stocking Stuffers for $10 or Less.

One of my favorite parts of Christmas shopping is planning out the stockings with my sister, we have a lot of fun searching for fun or useful small items to give people. For us, stockings are the first thing we open up on Christmas morning, and as children it kept me and my siblings occupied until breakfast. All other presents…

Family / Parenting By On December 14, 2017

Enjoying the Season, Reducing the Stress

*This post contains affiliate links December is a crazy time of year for everybody, and the pressure to hype everything up is overwhelming. When you have kids, it can feel doubly so. I once, out of curiosity, did an internet search on “Advent activities to do with toddlers”, and what I found was amazing. Some bloggers had lists of over…

Personal / Reflections By On December 8, 2017

Pushing past the Holiday Blues

I’ve had a serious case of the blues this week. I’m not prone to it during the Advent season, I’m actually more likely to get this way in the summer when it’s hot. But this week has been one of the most depressing I’ve had in a long time. It definitely has to do with the cold going around the…

Family / Personal By On December 5, 2017

Favorite Christmas Movies

*This Post Contains Affiliate Links I’ve been taken out by a seasonal bug, along with the rest of the family, but when you have kids, “sick days” don’t really happen. So I bundled us all into the living room so I could camp out on the sofa with the kiddos. The boys snuggled and played, while I drank a lot…

Personal / Reflections By On December 2, 2017

The Boy and His Coffee

My oldest son loves watching me make coffee. Every morning he reminds me to make a pot, and settles back to watch the show. It’s a quiet part of our morning. He doesn’t say anything, just sits, quietly watching me clean the coffee grinder, filter and carafe. He is amazingly focused as I put everything back in the machine, set…