Family Fun, Holidays, Life

Holiday planning/ holiday stress + something I’d never done before

Hello, Monday. Wish you were still another day away, but, here you are. The weekend was good! Looking at the calendar, this is the last weekend for a LONG time that I don't have some sort of "bigger" event or other going on. Therefore, I really tried to take advantage of it and get some… Continue reading Holiday planning/ holiday stress + something I’d never done before


A very “just okay” Easter + some mom guilt

Easter Sunday was very "just okay" for me yesterday. I mean, it was nice and all. But I just came away from it feeling pretty "meh" about it all. Maybe I was just in a bit of a down mood, I don't know. For context, Easter is my least favorite holiday. (Besides the religious aspect,… Continue reading A very “just okay” Easter + some mom guilt

Friday 5

Friday 5 (editing- Friday 3)

1- January 6th is Dia de los Reyes Magos in Mexico, or Three Kings Day. Aka, the Epiphany. There are a bunch of traditions that go along with this. Sadly, we (or Ivan, since this one is his domain, really) haven't really practiced these much over the years. In Mexico, the "three wise men" deliver… Continue reading Friday 5 (editing- Friday 3)

Family Fun, Holidays

Things We Don’t Do & the Elf on the Shelf

If you've been reading a while, you might remember this post from last year about the night Asher learned the sad truth about Santa Claus. And while that was all very bittersweet, there was a little part of me that was, of course, a little relieved to not have to keep up the act anymore.… Continue reading Things We Don’t Do & the Elf on the Shelf

Holidays, Kids

St. Patrick’s Day + mom guilt!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Memories from last year...we were supposed to be in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day and had all of this ready to wear to celebrate... 😦 This morning I am feeling a tiny bit of mom guilt. Not really that much, but a little bit. Over the years, St. Patrick's Day somehow… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day + mom guilt!

Family Fun, Holidays

The holidays are here!

It's officially Thanksgiving week! The boys have the entire week off from school and I have to say, I'm welcoming the little break. As extremely happy as I have been to have them back in school, there is something wonderful about just relaxing all of the schedules and routines. My favorite thing I think is… Continue reading The holidays are here!