Dance recital season is upon us! My daughter has been dancing for four years now. Her favorite part of dance is the recital! Over the last few years, I’ve figured out a few tricks of the trade for dance recital preparation that have really helped us streamline the entire process. This is probably one of the busiest times of year for us, so anything that makes life easier is helpful! [Read more…]
Kids may be small, but their stuff? Not so much. We find that it’s really, really easy to get overwhelmed with clutter. Every time there is a gift giving occasion, we get bombarded with new stuff coming in. While we are grateful for the generosity our family and friends extend to us, we live in a small house. Every square inch of this place matters when it comes to space.
A few years ago, after some serious frustration from both of us, my husband and I came up with a strategy a couple of years ago that has helped us keep the clutter under control. While it can sometimes frustrate my kids, it has really helped us in so many ways!
IknowI have mentioned this multiple times here on the blog, but yikes, my brain is FRIED. Between managing the schedule of my two kids, my husband, myself, our social lives, sports, work, etc… I feel like my brain has hit capacity 100 times over. I have quite a few systems for dumping my brain out and remembering things. For convenience purposes, though, the stock Notes app on my iPhone is a lifesaver. [Read more…]
There are days where I’m just flat out sick of all the freaking technology that surrounds us. Like, WHY OH WHY does everything NEED TO BE CHARGED? It makes me crazy! And now that our kids have tablets and iPods and even these fitness tracker things now, I’m constantly charging something or being asked about charging something.
This is, however, the day and age we are living in. And not only are we constantly charging something, but we are always entering passwords into a website or an app or our phones or computers. It’s non-stop! To save myself a lot of aggravation, I made all my passwords the same. I thought NO ONE WILL GUESS MY SUPER SECRET CLEVER PASSWORD! I know that all the advice for keeping yourself safe online tells me otherwise, but that won’t happen to me.
Wrong. [Read more…]
My son is in third grade this year, and in Massachusetts, that’s the first year of state standardized testing. With this being all new to us, we’ve figured out some good tricks and tips that have helped us get through the first year without any issues.
While we don’t have his results yet, he feels pretty confident that he did well. Here are some tips that we used to help him feel ready for the exams. [Read more…]