A Love Letter to Teachers from Parents Everywhere

By Amy | January 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

To the Awesome Educators, here are all the ways you are loved: We love you for making our children feel important in the world outside of our home. We see you taking an interest in their lives, remembering they are in karate or in a play and you ask them about it or even show up…

New Year’s: Getting Grateful Up In Here!

By Erin | December 27, 2015 | 5 Comments

Every year we set ourselves up for a fresh start. Traditionally, the rolling over of a calendar year is viewed as a reboot, restart and new beginning. The chance to break bad habits, start new habits and change our ways once and for all. Why then, do so many of us find ourselves failing at…

The Internet Isn’t the Boss of my Christmas

By Amy | December 19, 2015 | 12 Comments

For someone who has taken away her family’s electronic devices  for weeks at a time, I spend a lot of time online. I have spent my fair share of time scrolling through Facebook, seeing what my peeps are up this holiday season (your highlight reels rock my world) or getting sucked into the vortex of…

Finding our joy (hint: it’s right under our noses)

By Amy | December 2, 2015 | 19 Comments

It’s 6:15, kids are still at the the dinner table, and we have a 20 minute drive to get to the baseball game by 6:30. I’m no math whiz, but I am pretty sure this is going to be impossible. Cue the yelling. “Get your stuff! For the 100th time! Get in the car!” Cue…

Christmas Gift Hoarding

By Erin | November 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have a problem. Truly, it is a P.R.O.B.L.E.M.  Certifiable. As you have figured out by now, I am an organizer and planner.  My holiday shopping season starts in November and, of course, I make a detailed list of who I have to buy for, what my budget is and ideas of what I want…

Favorite thing #2…Stick it to Starbucks (and another giveaway)!

By Amy | November 24, 2015 | 5 Comments

OH MY! This favorite thing was created by my sister and husband who wanted to take the “red cup craziness” and make it into something fun. I think they totally succeeded!  Our first stop on Black Friday shopping morning is Starbucks and I can’t wait to stick one of these bad boys to my red…

Put on your duck feathers

By Erin | November 18, 2015 | 4 Comments

There has never been a time, in my memory, that I didn’t consider what others think. In fact- it’s more than that. I can’t remember a time where my attention to what others may or may not be thinking didn’t influence my decisions, opinions or actions. I truly care what others think of me. In…

Amy and Erin’s Favorite Things…Noonday!

By Amy | November 13, 2015 | 21 Comments

We may not be Oprah but as we start thinking about shopping for the holidays, we wanted to share some of our favorite things (ask Erin about her Oprah experience sometime!) through a fun segment aptly named “Amy and Erin’s Favorite things”…we are so original. First up, NOONDAY. Noonday is a wonderful company that employs…

What Happened When We Made Our Home an Electronics Free Zone.

By Amy | November 5, 2015 | 6 Comments

iPods, iPhones, iPads, computers, cell phones, tablets, all those things that my children lovingly refer to as “Electronics” can be both a blessing and a curse. For our family the curse began to outweigh the blessing earlier this year. I’m not sure what happened to cause us to suddenly lose it, all I know is that one day…

The Question I Dread

By Erin | October 29, 2015 | 5 Comments

I had just gotten out of the shower, wet towel still wrapped around my head when our youngest, Nick, burst into the room and looked me squarely in the eye and asked the question I was dreading. It is a question that inevitably comes up in countless households as the holiday season is quickly approaching:…


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