The Internet Isn’t the Boss of my Christmas

By Amy | December 19, 2015 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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:…

How to get organized for school the night before (in 1001 easy steps)

By Amy | October 22, 2015 |

Mornings often seem like they are trying to kill me. Buses in our world come at 3 different times for 5 different kids, the first one arriving on the scene at 6:45 am. There are teen girls in the first round which involves a lot of bathroom time (thank the good Lord above for the…

No Hiding the Wrath of Addiction

By Erin | October 16, 2015 |

We all have something that we have been hiding. And, no, this time I am not talking about hiding with coffee. There are things – life events – that define who we are. Most often when thinking about those life events, we reflect on our fortunate experiences. When, in reality, it is the unfortunate events…


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