5 Tips for Taking Texas Bluebonnet Photos With Kids

By |April 23rd, 2013|Parenting, Photography|

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 these beautiful bluebonnet flowers that bloom all along the highways March thru April. Oh and it’s our state flower as well… On any given spring weekend that the flowers are in bloom, you can see lines of cars surrounding the patches (or fields) with people taking bluebonnet photos. This past weekend, the bluebonnets were perfect. They will soon be dying out, so if you haven’t shot you pics – you have probably 1 more weekend before they start dying. If you are headed out, I’ve rounded up a few tips I learned while shooting the kids the last few years. These aren’t photography tips – but real life mom taking photo tips.  […]

Cereal Box Crafts

By |January 29th, 2013|Babble, Parenting, Things to Do with Kids, Toddler Talk|

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 [...]

Moving Near Christmas with 4 Kids is NOT a Good Idea

By |December 12th, 2012|Parenting|

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 [...]

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

By |March 7th, 2012|Parenting|

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 [...]

Technology Tickets – Limiting Your Child’s Screen Time

By |December 14th, 2011|Digital Kids, Parenting|

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, [...]

To The Pumpkin Patch

By |October 29th, 2011|Halloween, Parenting|

We survived the pumpkin patch! 4 kids and no one got lost.

Can Computer Games Help Your Kids Learn?

By |October 24th, 2011|Digital Kids, Parenting|

Last week Jen and Barb discussed if computer games can help your child learn. As a mom to 4 kids, each of my 3 older kids love technology. While my 19-month old isn't on the iPad or computer everyday, the other kids are. We do set hard limits as to how much time they can [...]

Life of a Working Mom

By |October 6th, 2011|Family Life Work Balance|

The hours are endless as a working mom. Between kids and your job, the responsibilities and to-dos are overwhelming!

Parenting and Mistakes – My Kids Didn’t Come With Instructions

By |October 2nd, 2011|Parenting|

Parents, we all make mistakes.

The Secret Gift God Gives to Moms

By |September 20th, 2011|Parenting|

God has given moms a secret gift.

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