20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge – #Read20

March #FamilyChallenge 20 for 20 Reading Challenge Headband For Today

It’s already mid-March and I’m behind in sharing my #FamilyChallenge for March. Our friends over at Scholastic sent a box of books over so we could participate in the 20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge. Our love for Scholastic (and their book fairs especially) is not new but I was so glad to accept the Family Reading Challenge because it has made us much more deliberate in reading as a family. You can read more on the Scholastic website but the 20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge is so simple. … [Read more...]

Netflix and NO Chill – Family Style #Giveaway

Netflix and Chill

While Netflix and Chill has taken on a whole different meaning than what it used to (google it for the non-family version :) ), my family took a little time out during our snow days last weekend to do just that. We literally watched a lot of Netflix and chilled out. We started our day with a walk around to really see all the “snow” that had fell overnight. Coming from Minnesota, this snow was a true joke. It was just the lightest dusting but it did make the roads more than a little dangerous … [Read more...]

How to Create a Valentine Day’s Heart Attack of Love and Kindness

Valetines Day Heart Attack Blog Posting

Welcome to February! Love is most certainly in the air with all the thoughts about Valentine’s Day in just two weeks. Earlier this month, I saw a post about the Valentine's Day Heart Attack for your children in February. The idea is that you post a lovely note to your children every day with something they do well or you want to celebrate. Here's a link to my Pinterest board with more examples but here is what it looks like in action. For someone like me who has a love language of … [Read more...]

Three Lessons from Kung Fu Panda 3 – #KungFuPanda3

Three Lessons from Kung Fu Panda

My family was recently invited to a screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 and while we really enjoyed it (it might be my favorite one of the series), I realized that there were several lessons/reasons worth going to see it that I wanted to share with you. Here’s a quick summary of the movie: When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.  But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to … [Read more...]

2016 Life Goals: Starting 2016 Running

2016 Life Goals Get Moving More

My family (my boys and I with dad as the official photographer!) literally started the year off running by participating in the Atlanta Track Club’s 2016 Resolution Run. If you know me, I don’t really run. Over the years, I’ve said I was going to start and even worked up to running a mile using the Couch to 5K program. However in 2016, my 7 year old is going to turn me into a runner. The real reason why I’m going to become a runner is because he’s a Kilometer Kids with the Atlanta Track Club. … [Read more...]