Our big guys have just finished a busy season of competitive hockey, and while we may have more time on our hands without the demanding schedule, I don’t really see things slowing down. Having four kids means lots of energy to manage or things get a little whirly around here. I was made for a slower pace of life but being a mama of
10 Ways to Reduce Your Family’s Environmental Impact
Earth Day is April 22nd and we thought it was a good opportunity to check in on our family’s environmental impact. We found the EarthDay.org Quiz that assesses a family’s overall ecological footprint. While we make conscious efforts to implement enviro-friendly actions and choices in our home, our results were eye-opening and prompted us to commit to making some realistic changes to reduce our
Vow Renewal Inspo + Tips + Etiquette
Andventures in Vow Renewal: Andrew and I celebrated our 12 year Anniversary this year (22 years together). We’d [insert “I” with some nudging;)] wanted to renew our vows for our 10-year, but with a 3 month old newborn, and some other crazy going on in life, we bailed on the idea. Since I like even numbers, and we’re slowly coming out of the fog
International Women’s Day: How Our Family Will #PressForProgress
March 8th is International Women’s Day, and this year’s campaign encourages us to “Press For Progress”. I’ve never labelled myself a feminist. I’m not much into the labels we impose on women. They are just another tool used to diminish and if there’s one thing I’ve learned maturing as a woman is that none of us are one-dimensional. But if being a feminist means valuing demonstrable decency
Why You Should Make a Family Vision Board
[Why You Should Make a Family Vision Board Featured on CAMP.com – Family New Year’s Resolutions That Will Be Fun To Keep] We’re back to regular programing around here. Routine is good for us all, I find. While I loved having no schedule, time off work and loads of time to “just be”, lots of time indoors because of the extreme cold had us
8 Ways To Ring In The New Year With Kids
Sometimes I think it would be nice to get dolled up and dance the night away at an adults-only event with Andrew on New Year’s Eve, but really, there’s no place I’d rather be then home with my babes squeezing out the last moments of the year together, even if it gets a little (okay a whole lotta) crazy. I know these special times as
How We Rule Back-To-School!
Back-to-school always seems to creep up quick. We’ll have three school-agers this Fall – our daughter just beginning her elementary school journey and starting JK. Pass the tissues! Getting back into school routine mode is never seamless, but there are ways that lessen the stress for all around here, and help us get BTS-ready. 1) Purging apparel Sorting through the kids’ clothing and donating, handing
Family Photo Shoot Survival: Top Tips for Less Stress!
I love photography, and posey family pics, but when it comes to capturing our entire family in one shot, it’s near impossible AND stressful to do myself! It’s no secret I have an affinity for professional family portraits, and like many families, love doing Fall minis and holiday shoots with a pro. But let’s be real, it’s not easy capturing those special family pics. Scratch
House of Kerrs is ONE! Reflections, Lessons and Highlights on Our 1-Year Blogiversary!
House of Kerrs is ONE! One year since I hit publish on our first post. One year of connecting, learning, growing. One year since a small dash of bravery led to so many wonderful encounters, new friendships and opportunities. One year of new adventure for our family. One year of seeing how so much good can come from pushing through fear and doubt. One year
Family Life Simplified: Our Favourite Family Life Management Services
Two working parents and kids of all ages tugging us in all different directions at once require us putting systems in place to keep us (quasi-) organized to remove unnecessary stressors (well the ones we have control over, anyway). Truth bomb – we kinda fly by the seat of our pants over here and organization does not come naturally to us, but seeing how