I know. Not at all impressive, grocery shopping. Who bonds over groceries? I’m not even specifically talking about grocery shopping. I’m talking about running any errands. We have four kids. Whenever Mom or Dad take just one kid anywhere with them, it’s pretty special. Home Depot. The yarn store. Grocery shopping. The point isn’t the […]
I love this verse. And it seemed fitting in a month talking about connecting…and love…and stuff. The printable is here, if you want one. This post is part of a series on connecting simply with your kids. You can read more of the series here. Thank you for visiting Peace but Not Quiet! […]
My neck still hurts from this. Also that’s a beer homebrewing kit because I think it’s classy to hide behind booze from little children. A very fun game, though, especially when you play with kids little enough that they can’t wait for you to find them and inevitably jump out and yell, “Here I am!” before […]
I love hanging with my kids outside. On a very practical note, no one is messing up my stuff. Noise is not as noisy, because it’s not echoing off the four walls of my house. Everyone spends a lot of energy and is nice and sleepy when we get home.
I don’t often make my own printables. But I liked the idea of having “You. Are. Loved.” in lots of different languages all in one place.
I have four days to make 3 1/2 handmade Halloween costumes (not ‘cuz I’m a great, crafty Pinteresting genius. ‘Cuz I’m cheap, actually.) We also need a costume for a 4th grade play and some minor props for the school Oral Interpretation Festival. My sister comes the day after tomorrow and the guest bed is […]
I was always touching my kids when they were babies. Picking them up, squeezing their cheeks, pinching their toes, rubbing noses. You just can’t help it with babies. But as the kids get bigger, things change. I don’t really pick most of them up anymore. They don’t need me to do as many things for […]
Scene — last Thursday night. Our house. Me: “Soooo…we’re having 3 four-year olds over in the morning for a Birthday Tea and I haven’t gone grocery shopping for this at all. Can I do it?” My husband (kindly but regretfully): “Ooooh. Yeah. I have a feeling you’re going shopping. Sorry.” Challenge accepted. ‘Cuz I’m ornery […]
Like playing cards, board games are a great way to share memories and connect with kids. We’ve gone through many, during the various stages of development of the kids. Here are a few of our faves:
Playing cards is just a simple, fun way to enjoy a few minutes with the family. Cards don’t take up much room, so we always bring them along on road trips and campouts. They don’t have lots of pieces to keep track of. Just easy fun.