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An Amazing Chore Chart That Finally Works: The Chore Tally Sheet

For years I’ve been trying to find a chore chart system that works for us, and I’ve finally figured out an amazing chore chare that finally works. We’ve tried all kinds of ideas. From the time our oldest was old enough to have chores, I thought it was a nice idea for him to have […]

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Planning a Safe, Fun, and Fantastic Week for Spring Break

I’m excited about planning spring break this year! We’re staying home as we usually do for spring break, and I’ve learned that it’s best to have some kind of plan, or the week will fly by and feel wasted. Though we’re not going anywhere, I know we’ll have a fun time doing some different things […]

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How to Survive A Pandemic with Young Boys

“How to survive a pandemic with young boys.” Boy that sounds dramatic. But the truth is that’s what we may feel like we’re doing…just “surviving”. What about living? Really living? Is that even possible right now? I say it is. In fact, in some ways I feel like we as a family are living more […]

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Our Pregnancy and Birth Story

Over eight months. Wow! It’s been over eight months since sweet Little Brother came into our lives. Life’s been crazy since he was born: summer kept us busy, we moved, and then came Thanksgiving, a birthday, Christmas, New Year’s, and another birthday. It’s been a whirlwind! So it’s taken me a while to get here, […]

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5 Weeks

It was 5 weeks ago today that Little Brother (as we’ll be calling him around here) arrived. We’re so excited, and just love him so much! {Hospital photos taken by Bella Baby Photography} It was quite an experience and there was a fair share of excitement along the way. We hope to share our pregnancy […]

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Magnetic Chore Chart

Here’s something fun we’ve been trying lately: a chore chart for Little Man. It gets him excited about helping out or even just brushing his teeth, and THAT, my friends, is quite an achievement. Little Man earns a sticker for each chore completed and then gets tickets for the stickers. The tickets can then be […]

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The Secret Is Out!

Well, we’re not so great a keeping a secret, I guess. Even though we planned to wait, we went ahead and shared the news an hour or two after we opened the envelope with the baby’s gender. The Big Guy just couldn’t wait. It looks like I’m going to be very outnumbered with another Little […]