How I parent now is completely different than how I parented almost fourteen years ago; my five year old is getting a whole other experience than my first born did. I have more patience, I understand the education system better, I am more conscious of their nutrition, how I think and how I live is just.. different. I look at my oldest and wish I could do it all over again. I look at him and know that while I celebrated many of his "firsts," I was also balancing a lot in life at the time, which kept me from ENJOYING him. Momfession? I regret my first years of motherhood.
It's mid November and my tree is up, holiday cards are in print, and the first batch of gingerbread cookies are being thrown in! I'm kidding.. kind of? I LOVE CHRISTMAS. I always have, our family has a million of traditions, and as tiring as this season is I enjoy every minute of it. Preparing [...]
My party decor loving heart is breaking, because alas my older two kids are getting to the age where it's not "cool" to throw a big celebration for their birthday. So I've tossed aside invitations, themes, and extravagant DIY projects to come up with a few age appropriate non-party ideas. While some of these activities aren't grand affairs, they still create great memories for your kid. It's a mix of ideas for my son and daughter so hopefully your child will enjoy something from this list!
Aaahhhh! The guests and potlucks and holiday dinners are right around the corner and I haven't been trying out as many recipes as I planned to. *Sigh* I am pretty notorious for bringing a green bean casserole to a potluck (it's one of my favorites, I'm a simple gal) but I figured I'd switch it up! These sweet green beans were tasty.. I'm thinking of throwing in some bacon the next time around. I'll update this when I do, but til then, enjoy!