Author Archives: siblingadventures

Working Mom Woes

I used to be a regular blogger and it pains me to see that my last post occurred in 2016. But middle school started and we jumped on the family merry-go-round of schedule insanity. My day usually starts at 4:00 a.m. and most days don’t wind down until 10:00 p.m. and in between those hours, I’m […]

Cookies for Santa

Christmas Eve is a very special day in our family. We enjoy waking up and tracking Santa’s travels across the world via the NORAD Santa Tracker app on our phones and iPads. Over the past couple of years, we’ve also been fortunate to talk with live NORAD folks by calling 1-877-HI-NORAD. The kids enjoy speaking […]

Festivus For the Rest of Us

If you have been reading this blog for longer than a year, you may recall past posts about our annual Festivus parties. And, like other years, we hosted the party again this year…..with a better, albeit smaller pole. Last year, the “feat of strength” included completion of a Virtual 5K race which sent us the […]

Holiday Bakers

I’ve always loved baking a variety of treats at the holidays, but none of us needs multiple batches of goodies in the kitchen. So, our holiday tradition has always been to bless our neighbors with a tin full of baked goods. Before we had kids, I didn’t understand how complicated or messy this task could […]

A Son’s Testimony

Every day, we are given opportunities to be present in the lives of others. Sometimes, our lives intersect in happy events like school graduations, weddings or the birth of a child. And sometimes, it is in the worst of times. This story starts in the worst of times. Three years ago today, I was working […]

Surprise Lights

On the first Friday of each month, one of the towns near us has a community event that encourages people to visit each of the small businesses in their town. Usually, we check in at a local church and obtain the list of challenges. And, as you complete a challenge which may include guessing how […]


This Halloween, our kids had some pretty creative ideas. Our son wanted to be an Enderman from Minecraft which is his favorite video game and our girl wanted to be Hermione from Harry Potter. Every year, we take the kids to a thrift shop with their costumes in mind. This usually is a pretty targeted […]

Chapter Books

This past week, our little guy read his first nine-chapter book from start to finish! And while some may not think that this is a huge accomplishment, it is in our house. Our son is currently in the second grade and he wants nothing more than to be able to read books with the same […]

First Friday

On the first Friday of each month, one of our nearby cities hosts a special event that encourages people to get out and walk around town to visit each of the local businesses. It is hosted by the downtown association that supports small businesses and it’s becoming quite the tradition in our house. Each First […]

Lego Table

I have a lot of catching up to do on our summer time stories because life has been busy and time to blog has been missing. One of the things I was told early on as a parent was that my kids would grow up too fast and that is, indeed, true. And, if the […]