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The Best Parenting Advice

The Best Parenting Advice

Oscar Wilde once said “I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it.” This may be the best parenting advice I’ve ever read. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve handed out mountains worth of what I’ve learned. However, I try...
The Last Real Santa Claus

The Last Real Santa Claus

This blog is a re-write from the Mommster Facebook Page. Recently, our family had the wonderful opportunity to “meet” Santa and Mrs. Claus at a local photographer’s studio. Eric and Jana are incredibly talented (you can see more of their work here)....
The Ultimate Family Road Trip

The Ultimate Family Road Trip

The Adventures of Truck Stop Santa When you think of holiday vacations in the winter, what comes to mind?  A day on the gulf in Florida?  Or perhaps an afternoon on the slopes at Jackson Hole?  What about an extended stay in a town of 400 in Linn, Kansas?  Yes, this...
Adventures in Kids Costumes for Halloween

Adventures in Kids Costumes for Halloween

Fall is the best. The leaves turn vibrant colors, the air is crisp, and it’s completely acceptable to beg for candy on a neighbor’s front porch. What’s even better? The adventures in kids costumes for Halloween. Sure, the drama in their acquisition...
Bringing Up Boys on a Farm

Bringing Up Boys on a Farm

I like to refer to them as “my boys”.  The first was due the day “Snowmagadeon of 2011” rolled into town. All the grandparents were panicked that we would be snowed in and he would be born in the living room.  I didn’t know a thing about bringing up boys on a farm but...
How To Keep Marriage Fun

How To Keep Marriage Fun

Examples of What NOT to Do The first decade of marriage is a time when you truly get to know your spouse.  Their favorite foods, their passions, their dreams. The second decade of marriage, it’s more of a battle of how to use this acquired information for the...