The Goonies Family Movie Night

Sometimes a fun family movie night is just what the doctor ordered!!

The Goonies

Did you know Sean Astin played Mikey from The Goonies, Rudy from, well, Rudy, and Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings?! I am an 80’s movie fanatic. Ferris Bueller. The Breakfast Club. Back to the Future. I love it all, and I want to introduce these movies to my kids. My hands-down favorite is The Goonies. I also love having a family movie night. And believe it or not, The Goonies is such an easy movie to adapt for a fun family movie night. All you need is pizza and ice cream.

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The Only 4 At-Home Date Night Ideas You Need!!

I’m going to introduce something a little crazy. I think there are only 4 at-home date nights you need. Four! That’s it. Not to say you should only GO on four dates a year, you simply only need these four ideas for at-home date nights. You can do one a month and repeat the whole list 3 times a year. Or once a week, or pick 2 a month and repeat. Don’t be scared of repetition guys. It may seem like it lacks choices, but the more at-home date nights you have, the more routine they become. The more routine they become the more time you are spending together! Mingon McLaughlin once said “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”

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6 Simple Words that will Change your Parenting

I love a good life hack. Whether it’s a million and one uses for binder clips or the markdown schedule at Target, I adore anything that makes my life easier. Parenting is no exception, and there are certain “hacks” I have learned to make our lives as Mom and Dad infinitely easier.

Jo Frost or “Supernanny” helped us emensily with this when our kids were younger. Teaching our kids to freeze the second we yelled STOP was a game changer. It allowed them freedom while we were out and about but we were still able to keep them safe.

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Home Alone Family Movie Night

“Guys, I’m eating junk and watching rubbish! You better come out and stop me!” Kevin McCallister is living the dream. He can sled down the front steps, eat popcorn while jumping on the bed, even snoop through his brother’s things. There is just one problem. He is home alone on Christmas, oh and some robbers are trying to break into his house, but STILL! A kid without his family on Christmas is heartbreaking. No presents. No Christmas dinner. Did I mention, no presents!!

If you haven’t caught on, I am talking about the movie “Home Alone.” I LOVE this movie! It’s a nostalgic holiday movie from my generation I love sharing with my kids. It is a must see during the holiday season. Kids and adults can both enjoy this movie during holiday family time.

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10 Christmas Gift Giving Traditions

Christmas shopping for kids is made so much easier by having Christmas gift traditions in place. Click here for 10 Christmas gift giving ideas!

I have a feeling Charlie Brown might be my spirit animal. Sarcastic with a touch of humor and insight. For example: “Don’t you know sarcasm when you hear it?”
“I’ve killed it. Oh! Everything I touch gets ruined.”
“I almost wish there weren’t a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?”
But my favorite is probably “It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who’s around it.” All the presents in the world underneath the tree don’t mean anything if you don’t have people to share the holidays with, which is why it is important to make the gifts you do give count.

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