• Slow and Simple Tips To Bring Peace This Holiday Season

    Back again with more holiday drama? Not here at House of Eilers. Well, not intentional drama anyway! ūüėČ The holiday bustle seems to bring enough of that on its own! Here are a few ways I give myself a much needed break during the holiday season as a busy mom of four little ones. But still keep up our most important holiday traditions! 1. Ditch Perfection Beautiful + Pinterest Perfect Christmas, is that you, knocking at our front door? Sorry pal, you aren’t welcome here! B.K. (before kids), I found so much joy in creating photo worthy holiday moments. But alas, with all things children, grace prevails. Besides… I’ll take…

  • PARENTING :: Independent Play

    If you’re beginning your journey into less is more with the screen time, you may be left wondering, “okay, but now what?” For a while I followed resources like popular toddler activity Instagram and Pinterest accounts. All of which is great. But all that prep and planning lead me to mass burnout in about 3 days. This mama isn’t meant for organized childhood. Not my vibe. Realizing there’s nothing wrong with (and, actually, a lot of developmental positives for) a lazier style of parenting was like finally receiving a permission slip to be the mom I knew how to be. And it was SO freeing! But that phrase “independent play”…