I'm Tara, wife in the Stockberger family which consists of Nathaniel, my amazingly handy and crafty husband and our precious gifts, Avadelle and Liam. Avadelle turned 2 in July and is very busy these days. Liam is my calm one, being that he's almost 5 months and content to just watch his sister and roll over once in a while. I try to update this family blog whenever something eventful happens or when I think the kids are growing up too fast that I must document the present!
How do you spend your free time?
With two, there has been a major decrease in that thing called "free time." I didn't realize how much time I had with one! When they are both napping, I try to read (I usually have about 3 books going on at one time), catch up with friends and just relax. I also love watching movies with my husband after they go to bed.
When you were a child, what was one of your favorite ways to spend your day?
I loved making breakfast with my mom and having a lazy Saturday morning with the family and cartoons. I also loved going shopping with mom and then coming home and talking walks with dad and making my brothers perform dances with me!
Fondest memory with your mom as a child?
Definitely in the kitchen. Most holidays we would cut out sugar cookies and frost them together. It became our family tradition and the toppings and designs grew more extensive as we grew older.
What does special time with your children look like?
I appreciate one on one time with Avadelle so much now. Just simply reading her favorite books or turning familiar music and dancing is so special. I also secretly love it when Liam wakes up early from his nap and it's just us cuddling and giggling while his sister is sleeping.
Favorite outdoor activity with your kids?
When it's not so hot, I love taking walks in the neighborhood and going to the park. I also love letting them splash outside in the kiddie pool and eating watermelon together.
Favorite blog for children's activities/crafts/parenting?
Passionate Homemaking is just so encouraging and covers so many applicable topics for wives and mommas.
A favorite tradition that you want to pass down with your children?
Family devotion and reading aloud as a family. I have a mental list of books we need to all read together. Also, we have already become a dancing family. Turning on Pandora and jamming out together has recently become a fun tradition that I don't see going away anytime soon.
Inspration from here
Here's she saying, "they stick!"