When I used to co-sleep with my babies, I adored waking up to the puff-puff sound of their breathing.
One thing that Tim and I started doing a few months ago is movie night for just us, no kids.
It's been five years since we had a new baby in the house, and in the years since, we've dialed in a few things that make our lives as parents more satisfying and basically more sane.
One of the things our family is in the habit of doing is a family meeting. Sometimes the day or time changes, but always it involves treats. Today, the kids wanted a tea party - a carry-over from our homeschooling days, which we are all getting used to - and decided to have it be with the family meeting.
Yesterday, we decided to get out of our home routine and explore a new place. As a surprise -- the kids were trying to guess during the entire drive -- I kept the destination a secret until we got there.