Adventures with Four: So Much for Cheap Entertainment 

Remember by post from yesterday? Well, to refresh your memory, the kids all happily played in and with laundry baskets and blankets yesterday morning, keeping them occupied for a solid 30 minutes. And I had the gall to brag about it.  A few hours later, as I was getting lunch ready, I overhead Anna askContinue reading “Adventures with Four: So Much for Cheap Entertainment “

Adventures with Four: Cheap Entertainment 

10 million toys in our house…. And our kids choose to do this. It’s keeping them ALL entertained and out of the clothes I’m trying desperately to fold and put away. Hallelujah! ​​

Busy, Distracted, and Procastinating

My list of excuses could go on. Alas, I will not bore you but I have to admit that my parents are right. When you put something off, each day it gets harder and harder to get it done.  Such was true in this situation. I got busy and distracted one Monday and skipped myContinue reading “Busy, Distracted, and Procastinating”

Adventures with Four: How we survived an 8-Hour Roadtrip

We just survived an 8-Hour round-trip road trip with twin 9 month old babies, plus a 5 and almost 8 year old.  Here’s my travel tips for a successful trip with that many kids in one vehicle: Consider leaving at night or early in the morning so you can get as much of the driveContinue reading “Adventures with Four: How we survived an 8-Hour Roadtrip”

Twin Tips: Surviving Sickness with Twins plus Two

My heart breaks when my babies are hurting. It’s got to be the worst feeling ever to see them in pain. Last Sunday, Kate had a virus and then Clara got it a few days later, despite our attempts to sanitize and separate. You can see we were both worn out (even though I kindContinue reading “Twin Tips: Surviving Sickness with Twins plus Two”

Twin Tips: How to Include Older Siblings

Will and Anna were 7 and 4 respectively when we had Clara and Kate. I read quite a bit about preparing older kids for new siblings but there wasn’t much out there about preparing them for welcoming two (or more) to the family.  I should start off with the disclaimer that I am not a childContinue reading “Twin Tips: How to Include Older Siblings”

Adventures with Four: Picnicking with Donuts

Sometimes I think the best way to stay sane with four kids is to load everyone up and go somewhere. Here’s my logic behind today’s early-morning adventure to the park: Donuts are always a big hit with the kids (even if they aren’t the healthiest).  Picking up breakfast meant I didn’t have to cook.  TheContinue reading “Adventures with Four: Picnicking with Donuts”