Raising These Littles

What I Learned from Our 1st Year of Homeschooling

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When M was in 2nd grade, I found out I was pregnant. With TWINS! While we were excited with the surprise, I was overwhelmed with the idea of being able to manage two babies at one time plus make sure to make time for my 2nd grader. I was scared. Really scared. As the year …


10 Fathers Day Ideas to Make Memories with Kids

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Do you have a hard time shopping for Dad and time is running out? Don’t worry! I know it is this weekend. But, there is still time! My kids are little- 9 years old & 10 month old twins. I have had a bunch of father’s days now to try and find the perfect sentimental …


How to SCRAPBOOK with your iPhone in Minutes

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How much of your valuable time do you spend scrapbooking your memories? I used to spend hours scrapbooking and oh man I treasure those beautiful albums. Life with an only child gave me the luxury of being able to do journaling on all of my pages by hand. I carefully cut and cropped printed photos …


Getting Out with TWINS the First Year

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One of the biggest things I was worried about while I was expecting my twins was the thought of never being able to leave the house. I thought for sure that I would never get out alone with my kids the first year. While there is no doubt that getting out with twins is a task, …


8 Big Benefits of Homeschooling

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Now that we are finishing up our first year of homeschooling, I wanted to give a glimpse of the positives we have discovered by learning at home. One thing I didn’t really expect when I started was that many people have strong opinions about homeschooling. Many of these opinions are not positive, sadly. I think …



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Have you seen the movie Hope Floats? I haven’t seen it in forever but, I thought of it today. I always think about that movie when I think about beginnings. The main character in the movie has this amazing moment where she says this amazing statement: “Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the …