Weekend reading: May 9, 2015

Enjoying North Carolina

After a week at the beach, we’re now spending a couple of weeks at my mom’s. We love visiting here not only because her neighborhood is simply beautiful, but also because there are a bazillion kids on her street, which means our girls get a chance to experience neighborhood life. Because there are two other families—with […]

How to have the perfect Mother’s Day

How to have the perfect Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, posts abound across the blogosphere about what mom really wants (sleep!), how to celebrate the moms in your life, the joy of motherhood, and so on. I’m not here with a gift guide or a sarcastic post about the amount of sleep I’m not getting or to wax eloquent about […]

7 things we splurge on as a family

What we splurge on: Family movie dates

Crystal of Money Saving Mom recently shared a list of things her family splurges on (as well as the things they don’t). Although there are a few similarities on our lists, I had to laugh that a few of Crystal’s “don’t splurge” items are on our splurge list (and vice versa). It just goes to show that […]

Weekend reading: May 2, 2015

Little ring bearer and junior bridesmaids

From Instagram: My sweet little man’s attempt to walk down the sand aisle! {We’d rehearsed inside because of the threat of rain and forgot to think about that part…oops!} We spent this week in the Outer Banks for our annual family vacation, which just so happened to coincide with my sister-in-law’s wedding! The big girls […]