four simple things #01

What we are eating: Slow cooker shredded chicken.

A big pot of this simple shredded chicken on Sunday night is the best thing to have on hand for a busy week. I throw it on salads, scrambled eggs, tacos—the possibilities are endless.

What we are playing: Thomas Minis

We are preparing to head out for a long trip. In the past, I have brought along a small surprise toy to give to the toddler when we head out. The problem? He wasn’t interested in the toy. This time I gave him the toy early to be sure it was something he loved–and he did.

What I am wearing: Birkenstock slippers.

The best thing I did when having kids was to invest in good quality home attire. The piping hot Texas summer has been keeping us indoors. But I am still on my feet all day, and my feet are thankful for these Birkenstock slippers

What I am pondering: Potty Training.

To me, there is only one potty training book worth reading: “Oh Crap”. We had great success with this book, although with traveling on the horizon I am finding myself wondering how the toddler is going to handle potty-ing in new places.

Have you ignored any bad behaviors this week? Let me know in the comments, I read them all. Or pop over to the Facebook group to discuss it there.

Happy Sunday!


Denaye Barahona

Denaye Barahona is a loving wife and mama of two. She's a therapist for moms, an author, and the host of the top-ranked Simple Families Podcast. Denaye holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been featured on the likes of The Today Show, Netflix, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets.