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What if someone calls me a nerd?


I had secretly hoped that when I had children they would not need glasses. Not that glasses aren’t cool, but I just didn’t want the extra hassle. I’m lazy. My hopes were dashed late 2013 when we found out that both Irelyn and Chloe needed glasses. So my hope changed… maybe the boys won’t need glasses. Well, we’re 0 for 3 with the kids who’ve been to an optometrist. Grayson ended up with glasses. However,.. Read More

Visioning Me

Vision Boards |Freckle Face Lace

Have you ever chosen a word that will be your focus for the year? I did once. For 2013 my word was PATIENCE. I didn’t do well with it. I lacked patience with the kids, with finding a house within our budget, with the eventual construction of our new home, with finishing school, and with saving money. I didn’t choose a word for 2014. And I’m not exactly choosing a word for 2015,.. Read More

Golden Mooncakes


“Who will place the golden mooncakes on the dining table?” After being gone for about four months, these are the type of questions that are asked of you by your adoring spam commenters. They truly adore me. I had over 1500 spam comments to delete. Only the golden mooncakes caught my eye. All the rest went straight to the trash. Lesson? Make sure your spam filter is on. Always. What’s been going on?.. Read More

School Days

Today was the first day of school for the big kids. The last time I only had one kid home with me was when my oldest was 17 months old. So the last six years I’ve always had at least two kids with me. It’s been loud. Today, it was just this guy. He watched movies and ignored me when I tried to take pictures with him. The big kids did really well… Read More

How-To Play Role Playing Games with Young Kids

How-To Play Role Playing Games with Young Kids | Freckle Face Lace

I’ll admit it here: I didn’t let my inner geek out until I started dating my husband. I have always been one to prefer the company of a book to that of a group of people and creating my own worlds out of nothing but words, but there were things I had yet to discover. I’d never seen Star Wars, it’d been ages since I opened a comic book, and I had never.. Read More

PiYo Results: Month One

Sharing progress photos is kind of weird. It’s like standing on a bar stool and shouting for everyone to look at you… except you’re behind a computer screen. I always post my photos and then run away. Like, I close out all forms of social media and then don’t go back to it until the next day because I know people are looking at me. Judging me, even. It’s frightening. However, I’m learning.. Read More

Indulge: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes |Freckle Face Lace

So I’m all into eating healthy and taking charge of your fitness these days, but we all need a treat from time to time. With autumn on its way, we will quickly be inundated with all things pumpkin, apple, and cozy. These Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes are all that (minus the apple) and topped with yummy cinnamon frosting. Hello, indulgence. These will show up as part of my “happy meals” many times throughout the.. Read More

Working Out With Kids

Working Out With Kids

I’ve had my ups and downs with working out. I start something, stick with it for a week or two, then come up with an excuse to stop. Usually I use my kids as an excuse… it’s just convenient to do so. I mean, have you ever worked out with four kids running around you? Even if you only have one, it can be a pain. But that’s stopped. Even though working out.. Read More

Offering Variety with Nûby Feeding and Storage Bowls

Through no fault of their own, my oldest three kids are super picky eaters. My oldest is by far the pickiest, and the other two go through phases. My hope is that I can avoid this same pitfall with Flynn. At some point I stopped offering a variety of foods for Irelyn, Chloe and Grayson to eat, so when I try to feed them something new, they fuss. It makes dinner super fun,.. Read More

This Guy

Oh my gosh. This guy. I love this picture of him. Flynn looks like he wants to get away, but he actually really likes riding around on David’s shoulders. Today is David’s 36th birthday. We we went out last night and enjoyed dinner, with no kids in tow, to celebrate. We used a coupon so half the meal was free. We’re not old or anything. We don’t do much to celebrate our birthdays,.. Read More