When I was a kid, a stuffed stocking was like the icing on the Christmas cake! I loved rushing over to my stocking after all the presents were opened to see what final surprises were hiding in there. Now that I’m a mom, I love finding just the right items to fill my family’s stockings, but I don’t always have the time to shop around. The solution this year came as kind of a surprise. While I was in Payless shoe shopping with my girls, it dawned on me what a perfect store it was to get the stocking stuffers I needed for everyone on my list.
I love a good tradition, especially ones that are unique to our family. Over the years, we’ve adapted a few traditions to fit our family. And funny enough, they all involve shoes!
Tradition #1: Saint Nicholas Shoe Gifts
I spent 18 months in the Netherlands as a missionary for my church, and I learned to love so many things about the Dutch people and their traditions!
My husband and I try really hard to regularly spend one-on-one time with each of our four children. However, life gets crazy busy sometimes, so we’ve found it’s important to schedule monthly date nights with our kids. With the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie, this month’s date night is a no-brainer!
I like Star Wars, but my husband REALLY likes Star Wars! He can’t bear the thought of his oldest son not being an avid Star Wars fan too.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless. All opinions are 100% mine. I think most girls must be born with a love of shoes. I know my 8 and 6-year-old girls can’t seem to get enough of them. We were talking the other day on the way to the shoe […]
If you’re a long-time ‘Or so she says …’ reader, then you know we’re passionate about adoption! We love working with any organization that also supports adoption, and it would be hard to find a company that does more to help foster kids find their forever families than Wendy’s. We’re thrilled at how much they support adoption!
I spent the first seven years of parenthood in a small town where everything was at least 30 minutes away. It sometimes felt like we lived in our car. I learned very quickly to have snacks on hand when hunger pains struck. My second oldest can go from fine to starving in 60 seconds flat, […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese. All opinions are 100% mine. Whenever I ask my kids where they want to go for a special family outing, birthday trip, etc., their answer is always Chuck E. Cheese’s (My little guy calls it “Chunkin’ Cheese,” which is adorable!). We’ve spent his […]
My fourth baby just turned two months old, which means he’s babbling and smiling all over himself … especially when he manages to get his poop out! The faces that he makes when he’s working on a poop are hilarious.
THOSE faces used to stress me out with my first baby, but with my fourth I realize it’s just what babies do. And pooping is serious business for them! It’s one of a baby’s three main purposes in life, aside from eating and sleeping.
It’s coming … the dreaded cough and cold season. All those cute kids head back to school and share their not-so-cute germs with each other. It’s inevitable that someone at my house will end up sick, so I try hard to be prepared before the fevers, coughs and sore throats that appear (usually during the wee […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stride Rite. All opinions are 100% mine. How to make shopping for kids’ shoes easy… I don’t know about other moms out there, but I do everything possible to avoid shopping with my kids. I don’t think I’ll ever recover from the epic, triple […]
We recently welcomed baby #4 into our family, and what a different experience it has been from when we brought our first baby home! I think all moms should have at least three kids because by then you know what you’re doing and can just relax and enjoy your new little person. And watching my […]
I wish my schedule and budget allowed for frequent trips to the salon and spa, but the reality is that they don’t – not even close! I have to make do with what I can find that works for me at home. Conair recently came out with two products that make it easy for me […]