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Pre-Teens & Social Media

Our oldest just graduated 6th grade and while we’ve done our best to keep him off of social media, we felt it was time to introduce him to the world of Instagram. We’re watching his activity closely and following his friends and followers to see what they’re posting as well. It’s scary for us but …

Losses

It’s a hard week in the #FHK House. Technically, we’re not even supposed to have the kids this week but, in a multi-household family, it’s important that we support everyone around our brood. Patrick, Sadie, and Brody’s grandpa is dealing with a very serious illness which required that their dad travel back to Massachusetts in short order. …

“Please Send Help!”

Having a sense of humor is an absolute must for any parent. Sometimes the only option is to laugh. Take a few weeks ago as an example. Out of 7 people in our house, six were puking within 24 hours of each other. I was the only person holding it together and thank goodness there was …

Shaky Shaky!

We had quite a shaker this morning here at the house with the kids. about 7:40 this morning we had a 4.6 earthquake and it shook our house pretty good. The younger kids were visibly upset and Brody cried for a few minutes. After we explained earthquakes a bit, the kids calmed down and then …

Chalk Art on the Playground

Every year, Diesel and Tyson’s school sections off a portion of the blacktop on the playground for chalk art. Each child gets their own square and a box of pastels. It’s awesome to see all the kids out there working at drawing, blending, and smoothing.

Lice…again? You’ve got to be kidding me!

Okay, so this is the third time this school year that we’ve seen lice in our house. It seems ridiculous that we would see them in our house again but we picked the kids up Wednesday night to have a family dinner on our “off-week” and, on a whim, Courtney asked the kids, “Has anyone’s …

Quiet on set!

We had a sick little one last Saturday…happens a lot this time of year. Brody was down and out on the couch so I decided I would get the other 4 involved in a project. I brought up the idea of making a movie and the kids thought zombies was the perfect topic. We discussed …