• Around the House,  Parenting

    Back to School Organization – Part 2

    After a quite productive weekend, I’m excited to share with you how our Back to School morning routine has gotten a bit easier with these food storage ideas. Our older two children take their lunches from home every day, as well as a snack, and they are making their own lunches each morning. In order to make that easy and quick for them (and me) I have their food options portioned out and ready to go in the refrigerator and pantry where they can easily reach. We have the third basket because our little guy does not like to feel left out, and he will hopefully transition right into this…

  • Around the House,  Parenting

    Back to School organization – Part 1

    We LOVED our summer break this year! It was filled with just the right amount of travel, fun, sun, swimming, family time and relaxation. There was absolutely no routine and barely any expectations for our children, which is a wonderful way to spend the summer! That all came to a screeching halt the first week of August when all three of them started school. I’ll admit that I do enjoy routines and schedules, and since I don’t really have a Type A personality (at all), I am able to be flexible when it’s necessary. I am significantly more productive when I have a list, and sometimes I can go ’round…

  • Parenting

    Embrace this stage.

    I have missed blogging and writing, so I’m just going to dive right in. Let’s talk about being content! So hard, right? Something that I really have been trying to focus on a lot lately is contentment. I never genuinely thought that this was something I struggled with or gave much thought to, honestly, until we decided to not have any more children. For seven years, I was all about babies. Ohhh, my sweet, sweet squishy babies. I always dreamed of being a mom, felt like it was very natural for me, and since I was little I would have told you all I wanted to be was a mommy.…

  • Around the House,  Parenting

    Easy Snack Storage

    Back to School!!! Our kids started the school year August 2nd. That seems so early, I know! But they do get several breaks throughout the year, which I love, so I don’t mind. Wouldn’t matter if I hated it because that’s when school started! I have found that having snack boxes in our pantry comes in very handy on school mornings when I am packing lunches. Now that we have two in school (saaaad face), it is even more helpful. I buy snacks in bulk when they are on sale. For example, I don’t usually buy Fruit Rollups, ok? But they were 50¢ a box, so I bought several and…

  • Around the House,  Parenting

    What’s Next?

    It’s 2017! I think many people seem to feel like 2016 was a bad year. I don’t think it was bad, at all. It went super fast. Like, scary, I am so glad I take so many pictures or I wouldn’t remember it even happened, fast. But it was a good year for me! As the beginning of a new year tends to make you do, I have given some thought to what is next for “Those Littles”. I have learned so much over the last three months, since I purchased a business license. I made a bunch of baby-friendly necklaces, drew and put together some collage prints, painted very simple…

  • Around the House,  Parenting

    Medicine Storage

    Fortunately, our family is not sick very often, so we do not take medicine on a regular basis. I am so thankful to God for that! But the medicines we do have stay up high in a cabinet in our laundry room, well out of reach of our children. I thought I’d share how I store our medicine because it works well for our family. These miniature cloth cubes came from Target and they hang out in the top cabinet of our laundry room. They can also be found here at Amazon. I like having the adult medicine and kids medicine in separate containers. Today I decided to make labels for…