Friday Tidy

On Fridays, our family takes an hour or two to work together to tidy the house together so we are ready for weekend fun and adventures. Everyone pitches in to tidy up, vacuum, dust and pick up and put away things that have gotten out of place throughout the week. Now that we’ve been doingContinue reading “Friday Tidy”

Snowy Saturday

It’s a windy, snowy, stormy Saturday here in the Northeast, Mama, and we are sorting socks, straightening art supplies and dreaming of all things Spring. We started our day making waffles, and the kids are playing games while the littlest one naps. We will probably do some Spring Art together (3 crayon or marker challenge?)Continue reading “Snowy Saturday”

Friday Tidy

On Fridays, we tidy as a family. “Friday Tidy” is what we call it, and we take an hour or two as a family to get the house “ready for weekend fun”. It’s been almost two years that we’ve had this routine, and the kids (though they still complain from time to time—they’re kids!) haveContinue reading “Friday Tidy”

February Picnics

Hey Mama, Yesterday and today the temperature is in the 60’s—almost unheard of here in mid-February in Northeastern NJ. And so we put some of the chores aside to make time for a picnic (the first of 2022!) and lots of outside play in the sunshine. Remember why you do what you do—and take timeContinue reading “February Picnics”

Upheaval & Washing Machines

Good Morning, Mama. Did you ever have a day that you’d carefully planned out one way, and before you’d barely begin, your plans were totally thrown into chaos and replaced by something else? We were unexpectedly gifted some items for our home yesterday (including a new to us washing machine to replace the one that’sContinue reading “Upheaval & Washing Machines”

Wash-It Wednesday

Snapped a quick pic yesterday during our “Wash It Wednesday” time together. Every Wednesday, one of the boys is responsible for washing, folding and putting away all the towels, washcloths and cloth napkins. While I wash all the family clothes, (I do a load a day each morning to stay on top of it) theyContinue reading “Wash-It Wednesday”

Are Your Routines Serving Your Family?

Good Morning, Mama. It’s going to be a beautiful day here in the Northeast, so we plan to speed through a few morning chores so that we can spend most of the day outside. While we usually take Friday mornings to tidy up as a family and get the house ready for the weekend, weContinue reading “Are Your Routines Serving Your Family?”