Family Car Wash

Family Time


One hot Sunday this summer, my husband wanted to wash our cars. We decided to put the kids in their swimsuits and make this a family chore. Sometimes it’s hard to involve the kids in everyday chores because we just want to “get it done.” But what was a simple chore for my husband and I was a huge event to our four and two year old. All we did to make it a family chore was put them in their swimsuits and sunscreen – just like going to the pool. Except less hassle!

The Toy Closet

Rooms with Kids


An unexpected surprise when I had kids was realizing how much I love kids toys. Not the loud, plastic ones, but the cute ones. The ones that encourage imaginative play and the ones that my kids get excited about and make up stories with. But something I don’t love is the lack of a playroom to store {and attempt to contain} the toys. If I’m not careful, many toys will end up all over our main living/dining/entry area.