We had four kids in five years! In the beginning, I’m not gonna lie, it was really challenging. Every single one of them needed so. much. attention! I knew there would come a day though, when them being close together in age would work in our favor and they’d all be best friends who loved each other and kept each other company. Well my friends, those magical years have begun. My kids really are all best friends and they see the world with wonder and endless possibilities. It’s a pretty neat thing to experience a house full of dreamers who haven’t been told to act a certain way by the world. They express themselves however they want and it’s pretty awesome!
Today I want to share one of our favorite Sunday activities we do together as a family + the yummiest Sugar Cookie recipe you’ll ever make!
Screen time. Let’s chat about it for a minute! This summer was a rough one for us! We had just moved across the country into a new home, we didn’t have a yard or friends to play with and I have twin 2 year old boys that are so demanding! Little to no screen time would be ideal but the reality this summer was that life got in the way of my best intentions and my big kids were on tablets quite a bit.
There were a few times I thought Boston and Savy were playing with friends outside and while doing laundry I’d find them tucked away in their room watching a show. They were hiding from me because they knew taking a tablet without permission was wrong. Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? I knew that despite my best efforts to limit screen time, I needed to find a better solution than just trusting my kids!
Can we just chat about diaper bags for a second? I am very particular about my diaper bags. I’ve had a few and know exactly what I want out of one. I was a little more opinionated with a bags features when my kids were babies but I feel you should invest in a bag that can grow up with your kids. I remember being a new mom and researching for hours, reading every review that was ever posted on hundreds of the best-selling bags. Even with all the research I still had so many questions. In the end it boiled down to the fact that one, I’d never had a baby before and I didn’t know what features I was even supposed to be looking for. And two, I had no idea what a good bag was worth. Do you invest? Do you buy a new one with each kid? Who knows?! I’m going to quickly go over the features I look for in