I love making movie-themed food. Food is a unique opportunity to step inside some of our favorite movies and story books and immerse ourselves in the experience. This recipe is straight out of the magical mind of Dr. Seuss. It’s weird and wonderful. . .and totally easy! The perfect combo for your Dr. Seuss Party or Grinch Family Movie Night…. Read More
They're growing up so fast!
You have a lot of dreams and goals, but nothing is more important in your life than your family. Sometimes, it feels like we are hustling so hard to accomplish all we need to do that we forget to stop and just enjoy ourselves along the way.
My family has created habits of making memories that stand as mile markers in the mind.
Special occasions--even on ordinary days--that remind us of the joy we have together.
As homeschoolers, we are almost always in each other's presence, so it can be challenging to feel like "family time" is special. One way we do this is by creating special theme nights and celebrations around holidays, even silly ones like Groundhog Day!
Of course, the foundation of our family is our marriage. My husband and I have been through periods where we felt like roommates, present but disconnected. Life, busyness, exhaustion, even television can get in the way of maintaining a healthy marriage. We combat that slow decline with regular date nights. We plan weekly quite evenings at home where we just talk or play a board game, and monthly dates where we go all out (or stay in) with a special theme!
If you're around our family for very long, you'll soon learn that we go all out for birthday parties! It's not essential, of course, but we really have a good time with it! If your family loves themed parties, you'll enjoy seeing some of the creative ways we've celebrated our kids' birthdays. Fun Fact: With 4 kids, aged toddler to teen, I've thrown over 30 themed birthday parties!
I hope you find inspiration for your Family Fun times to create memories and grow your relationships.
I think of it as an insurance against my kids thinking all I ever did was work on the computer and teach them school. :)
We love our themed family movie nights. They’re a great way to make the evening super fun and special without going out or spending a lot of money. All it takes is a little creative direction. If you’re thinking, that sounds like fun, but I have no idea where to start, no worries! I’m happy to share my creativity. Christmas… Read More
“Date nights are so important for your marriage.” If you’ve been married longer than a minute, you have probably heard that slice of advice before. When the kids come along, you hear that date night prescription even more. Date nights for married couples ARE important. Dedicating time for the two of you can help you focus on each other when… Read More
I shivered as I pulled my hooded jacket out of the closet and slipped it over my tank top. “Man, when did it get so chilly?” Here in Texas, fall comes in suddenly. Usually it starts one day in October when the seasons change from summer to winter overnight. After a few days, it seems to settle in to the… Read More
Sugar cookies are one of the simplest cookies out there, but just because they’re simple doesn’t mean they’re easy to get right! If you have had cookies fail on you before, becoming too doughy, too sweet, too dry, or too crumbly, you need this recipe for the perfect sugar cookies! We make these rolled sugar cookies any time of the… Read More
I LOVE a good oven sandwich. These buttery, cheese, sliders are absolutely delicious and so simple to make for a crowd. They’re the perfect meal for snacking in front of the television for the big game or a good ol’ family movie night. When I was putting together the menu for the How the Grinch Stole Christmas Family Movie Night,… Read More