Busy Boxes: Round Two


In life, we master things through trial and error.  We see what doesn’t work and, using that knowledge, move forward to find what does.  Parenting, and childcare in general, being no exception. A few months ago when I enthusiastically created our Quiet Time Busy Boxes, I was hoping expecting them to be a cure all […]

Caesar Parmesan Crusted Salmon


  Hi all! So this is another one of those recipes I just made up when we had little in the fridge and money was tight, made with a few staples we always have in our home (minus the Salmon, we were a chicken and ground hamburger family then.)  This became another hit with the […]

Lavender Honey Ice Cream


Alright, I have a confession. I’ve watched It’s Complicated about 4 times in the past two weeks. Have you seen this movie? It’s pretty awesome. And mostly I just watch it for the food. And to dream about one day owning a home like Jane’s in the movie. Seriously … you should watch it just […]

Classroom Economy

Classroom Economy Job Postings

Today is the first day of the 2014-2015 school year for our district.  It is also my 30th birthday.  One of the great things about my mid-August birthday was that I have never been in school for it…until this year.  Though I am turning 30, I don’t feel any different.  I spend my days with […]

Dark Chocolate Gelato


My dad has a theory – ice cream fixes everything. A few weeks ago I posted on my Facebook that I had tested this theory on my husband during his “Today is Sunday and that means I have to go back to work tomorrow” funk. I was happy to report that a DQ Blizzard did the […]

What you may have missed this week…

Week in review | thedomesticfour.com

Happy Friday friends! You have made it to the weekend! Have any big plans? Sami turns the big 3-0 this week (her first day of school actually) so a few of the sisters and our mom are heading out for a little (kid free) shopping and lunch tomorrow and I can’t wait! If you haven’t […]

My Sanity Saver for the 2014-2015 School Year

EC Planner 1

It has arrived!!  I have been waiting anxiously for this little gem to arrive and on Tuesday I was living on the FedEx tracking webpage and specifically made plans to not go anywhere.  Ridiculous, perhaps?  But if you knew/know the amazingness of Erin Condren you would have done/did the same. I mean seriously,  behold it […]

BODYARMOR: What Do Kids Think


*Note: I am being compensated for my time in doing this review but all opinions and views are our own. I mean seriously… are kids going to lie? When I was given the opportunity to review a new sports drink on the market, I jumped at the chance! Most sports drinks available are just electrolyte filled sugar water […]

Sanity Saving Swaddle

Step 1: Lay baby on the blanket with their shoulders in line with the top edge.

I have a confession – I was convinced my son was broken for the first two months of his life.  With all subsequent children parents naturally compare them to the oldest sibling. “Well, so and so was sleeping through the night by this age…” You get the idea. There’s nothing wrong with that. The first […]

Giveaway Winner Announcement


Without further ado, I would like to announce the winner of the Classroom Friendly Supplies pencil sharpener.  But before I get to that, I would like to say thank you to everyone that participated in the the giveaway.  With your participation we were able to spread the word about the best sharpener in the world, […]