Category: Family Friday

Family Friday: Let’s talk firework safety

On this Family Friday I feel my nursing education and emergency department background shining through. As well as everything I learned from my childhood years of watching my dad as a firefighter and paramedic. Today I want to talk about the important stuff we…

Family Friday: Splash party

There are many forms of Family Friday, from movie night to pizza night. But the great thing about Family Friday is there are 52 each year, which allows for variations. Some may be planned, others may be spontaneous. This Family Friday I am talking…

Family Friday: End the school year with a bang

Well, today was the last day of school for our kids here in Washington. Yes, even though we have been home for months, it was a milestone worth celebrating. And just like that, we have a first grader! J’s school had a reverse parade…

Family Friday: Make funny faces

I think some of the best memories come from making funny faces with our kids. They are so expressive! And they love to be silly. Sometimes we just need to have little moments to bring enjoyment and happiness into our lives. Moments don’t need…

Family Friday: When frustration sets in – recenter

Do you ever have weeks that just knock you down a little each day? And when Friday hits you suddenly realize you are snapping at your kids because they asked for something simple, like a glass of water? This was the truth in our…

Family Friday: Cousin time

Our cousin time has been limited lately, with almost all interaction via FaceTime and Skype for months now. But as our world adjusts back to a new normal, we are trying to find ways to get the kids together, even briefly, for cousin time….

Family Friday: The drive-thru, take-out, night out

Today is a day we are feeling confined. Restricted by all the regulations still in place in Washington state. This holiday weekend we would like to be going camping, or traveling to some fun destination to enjoy with our kids. But we are unable…

Family Friday: Sometimes it’s pizza

Friday marks the end of our week, typically. After many years of being in an untraditional work week schedule, we currently are lucky enough to live in the traditional sense of what marks the start of the weekend. But, along with the weekend comes…

Family Friday: Sunshine and roses

At our home this Friday we are outside, because it is almost 76 degrees and absolutely beautiful. So today I’m inspired by the sun and landscape. A great way to decompress and focus on family time is to get outside, put the devices and…

Family Friday: Family Dinner

I highly recommend family dinners. If you think back to your childhood I’m sure you can recall several memories surrounding family meals. Are they good memories? Chances are, if it was a family dinner, it was a great memory. There is something about tying…