5 Tips for Taking Texas Bluebonnet Photos With Kids

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Bluebonnet photos are the few¬†occasions¬†that I can force the entire family out the door, somewhat dressed to capture photos of the kids together. This past weekend we headed out take some pics, in hopes of actually having all of the kids in 1 photo. 4 kids together at the ages they are at - are NOT easy to photograph! Just in case you are wondering, here in Texas we get … [Read more...]

Cereal Box Crafts

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Does your family consume ungodly amounts of cereal? Mine does. It's obscene, that's if I am not around. While I am trying to stick to more of the granola and whole grains, the husband has a weakness when giving into the kids when it comes to cereal (particularly Lucky Charms) and Ovaltine. I totally blame his parents. So there is something good that can come out of all that … [Read more...]

Moving Near Christmas with 4 Kids is NOT a Good Idea

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We MOVED! After 9 months of sheer torture preparing a house to go on the market, a long hot summer with 4 kids at home and then selling a house, packing everything that you've owned the last 10+ years with 6 people and temporarily moving into an apartment until we found a home. I am happy to say, we are now officially home! Well kind of. Moving Near Christmas is a Stupid … [Read more...]

Raising Good People – Talking Charity & Doing Good with Your Kids

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Good People Having kids is a big huge ball of responsibility. When helping craft the foundation of our kids, there are a few things that we make a point of teaching. While we know all of these may not stick, at least we can say we tried. Our biggest goal for our children is to raise good people. When our kids grow up, we want them to know love, purpose, acceptance, grace … [Read more...]

Technology Tickets – Limiting Your Child’s Screen Time

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Recently I attended the Activision Games for Girls Summit and a topic several of the moms were discussing was in regards to whether or not to limit your child's screen time. Screen Time and the Kids In our house, screen time is defined by any electronics for our kids. These can include: TV, computer, iPod, Wii, xBox 360 or iPad. Personally in our family, we have a liberal … [Read more...]