The other day I shared that we went to Maine last weekend. I was nervous about Lola's first nights away from home. She's on a pretty good schedule and sometimes doesn't even wake up in the middle of the night to eat. But it's always a bit nerve-wracking to change-up the routine. Especially when the routine is still only 8 weeks old! But anyway! The first morning we woke up to snow and built a snowman! We spent the rest of the weekend hanging out at the house with Sean's parents, making and eating yummy food, keeping Javi occupied with toys and games and making sure both Javi and Lola got all the love from their grandparents who recently sold their house that was within 2 minutes of ours to move 3.5 hours away in Maine! … [Read more...] about Life lately + pictures from Maine.
Whatever the kind of home that you live in, you are likely to want to bring it up to date. Even an older home can have its historic qualities and character preserved, without compromising on the modern things that can help you in your day to day life. When you integrate some of the latest tech into your home, it can be done pretty discreetly, but make things in your home easier, for all members of the family. What are some of the best pieces of tech to have in the home, though? Here are some tech tips to help you update your home and bring it well into the twenty-first century. image Wireless Thermostat If you have a schedule when you’re out and about at different times of the day, it can be hard to know when you will be … [Read more...] about Stellar Tech Tips To Update Your Home*
Over the weekend we drove to Maine to spend four days with Sean's parents! It was a three and a half hour drive and we were so lucky that both Javi and Lola fell asleep for it. We planned to leave right after Lola's 11AM bottle but of course, plans don't always work out! We did end up on the road by noon and Lola slept the ENTIRE ride. Within minutes of being in the car, Javi requested his lunch/snacks (thank goodness I brought some) and after eating and watching some Mickey on the tablet he fell asleep for the middle of the trip. We called it a success! We had such a nice weekend and I have so many pictures so I plan to share them in several posts. Do you want to build a snowman? Or a "no-man" as Javi calls it. :) On … [Read more...] about Family day building a snowman!
Picture Source If you and the family spend your weekends doing things separately then perhaps you should resolve to make this weekend different. It’s fine to have alone time (you and your family would drive each other crazy if you spent all your time together), but you don’t want to end up on the other end of the scale and never have fun together. You don’t have to organize some extravagant event as an excuse to spend time together. Here are some simple ideas for a fun weekend with the family. Go on a trip. Who’s to say that your family can only go on vacations during the summer or winter break? You should make it your mission to go on a trip together this weekend. You could have a short but fun break as a family. It’s a great way to bond … [Read more...] about Some Ideas For A Fun Weekend With The Family *
Your children may be the apple of your eye, and they look cute and small right now, but later on, they’re going to grow up. They’re going to build their own lives and need to be able to manage their daily life at home first. Soon they’ll be off on their own, no longer needing your help to have a bath and clean themselves, make them breakfast and even clean their clothes. It's just a part of life that parents have to get used to. If that day is coming soon or has already arrived, it's best to upgrade your family’s lifestyle. In fact, giving your children and the family as a whole more freedom to veer off from previous time constraints means you have more time for each other. And don’t worry, you have to have the most expensive things out on … [Read more...] about Upgrade The Speed Of Your Family’s Lifestyle*
I feel incredibly lucky to have such amazing and loving valentines in my life. Today's temperature was nearly 55 degrees! So we got outside for a few minutes (without jackets!) and took some pictures together. Javi was excited for Valentine's Day. Clearly, he doesn't remember it from last year but he was thrilled to make all his friends valentines for their classroom exchange. When we picked him up from school he, IMMEDIATELY, asked for his bag of valentines and made me go through each one with him. His smile lit up every time he asked me "who's this?" and I told him the name on the card. He'd say "MY friend!" :) I wanted to do something special for him for Valentine's Day but I wasn't totally sure what that was. I know I don't … [Read more...] about My valentines.