With that good-bye on the horizon I thought it might be good to find someone else to contribute to the little Heaps of Laundry family we have here. Incidentally, we already have one literal member of my family here, my sister Rachel. So, you're going to start seeing posts from my other sister, Natalie too. Which reminds me, a lot of you may be new and we have never had proper introductions besides the measly write ups on the right.
here), draw, try out new recipes, and spend time with friends.
A lot of you come to the site for the preschool ideas and Theme of the Week. That is Rachel's forte. She's got a house full of girls 5 and under. Because she is a busy working outside of the home mama, she really has to manage her time well to have play and activity time with her kids. This is something I bet a lot of you can relate to.
Rachel here: I am constantly striving to make sure that I don't look back on my kids' childhoods with regrets of wishing we had done this or that. So I try to organize our activities so we have a mix of crafts, fun, learning, books, etc. related to specific themes that I want my kids to know more about. Like Collette said, I work outside the home too, so we are busy a lot of the time, which also means that I miss my Theme of the Week some weeks. I am always trying to do better though. In my "me" time I love sports, music, movies, gardening, taking pictures, organizing, and spending time with my families.
And the newest member to the Heaps of Laundry family is Natalie. She has 2 boys, 10 & 11, and two girls, 7 & 4. A wider variety of activities that work well with elementary school aged kids are going to be where she shines much more than us other two. Like both Rachel and me, she also works. She finds time to balance her own business as a photographer and being a mom.
Natalie: When it comes to great mothering - I am always learning a thing or two from my younger sisters. Rachel and Collette really are excellent mothers. I wish I had done many of the things they do when my children were younger.
I have been a great collector of ideas to do with my children -
but all too often those files have remained just that - filed away.
We have been incorporating a lot more of these ideas into our routine the past few
years and I am excited to share some of these ideas with you.
When I am not capturing life with my camera, I also like to cook, scrapbook, read, and
just have a good time with family and friends.
Most of my posts will relate to kids ranging from preschool to 6th grade.
Excited to join Heaps of Laundry!