10 Ways to Keep Kids Busy Over Christmas Break

December 3, 2016 in Christmas, Kids - No Comments
Kids can't wait for Christmas break! Not only is it Christmastime, but their days are free to do whatever they like! Unfortunately, sometimes kids can't find out how to fill all their time by themselves and need a little help from the adults. If your kids are bored and need something to do with their… Read More »

Matzo Ball Chicken & Dumpling Soup

January 29, 2016 in Best Of, Food & Recipes - No Comments
This post is sponsored by Meijer. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Sophistishe! We recently went through a week and a half of sickness after the holiday break. While I never wish for sickness, I did wish that it would happen over the break so we wouldn't have to worry about school or my work.… Read More »

Keep Them Busy By Building A Fort

January 27, 2015 in Kids - 26 Comments
Fort building is what childhood memories are made of. Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today's story! #PopSecretForts Keeping the boys entertained this winter has become a challenge since we can't comfortably spend hours outdoors exploring. I am totally serving major side eye from the Midwest to my friends in the south. While we can't… Read More »

DIY Photo Snowglobe

January 16, 2013 in Arts & Crafts - 6 Comments
I have a few projects in the works specifically for Jayden to keep him feeling special during his newfound big brotherhood. To celebrate his and Jaxon's brotherly relationship, I wanted to make him something that he can be excited and proud of. Since it is Winter, I thought it'd be nice to make a snowglobe.… Read More »


January 27, 2012 in Celebrations, Life & Quirks - 8 Comments
The snow that I so desperately wanted before the holidays came (albeit late) and went. Now, I am craving Spring. I need some green grass and morning dew in my life. Of course we can just pick up and move to the south. Having the flexibility to do so is so wonderful, but we're just… Read More »

The Guilt of Christmas Present Overload

December 21, 2011 in Kids - 2 Comments
In early September, I started preparing Jayden’s wishlist to ensure that his presents were bought and wrapped in advance to avoid the hectic last minute. So I made a list. And it was hard at first because he hadn’t asked for anything and was content with what he had. So I began to add items… Read More »


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