the one thing I hope my kids fight over when I die

This may sound a little crazy, because really, who wants their kids fighting over their possessions when they die? I’ve seen some nasty fights break out within families over money, or houses, or whatever. BUT. There was one thing I really, really wanted when my grandma died in 2013. She had 6 kids, 17 grandkids […]

How to Untangle Long Hair

The movie “Tangled” is one of our favorites around here (floating lanterns, anyone?) but that long head o’ hair on Rapunzel can just about give me nightmares- can you envision having to comb that out? Well I have long  hair, and my daughters also have long hair (though not quite that long!) and finally, after […]

9 Things Adults Need to Lose

If you’re visiting from Facebook today, welcome! You may also enjoy my post on Why I’m Okay With Laminate (and not granite) Countertops or Zero Credit Card Debt: It’s Possible! I hope you stick around a while. I’d love for you to follow me on Pinterest as well. A while ago, a post rocked the […]

5 ways to get your kids involved in giving back

With 4 kids, plus fostering another one, many ways I would love to give aren’t for this exact time in my life.  I look for ways that can involve my children so that they can learn to love giving back as well, because what we teach them while they’re at home is paramount to who they become as […]

Traveling with kids: the good, the bad, and the realistic

We’ve done lots of traveling in our 11 years of parenting, and the number of children in our family just keeps growing! (although we are halted at 5, for now at least!) I know that many people are intimidated to travel with their children, and believe me, I get that. It definitely is LOTS of […]

a (big) lesson learned from my 4-year old

Congrats Maureen Giardin! She won my birthday giveaway and her goodies are on the way!  I wrote this almost 6 years ago- this 4 year old is now 10 and I have a 4 year old that we didn’t know we we would have back then! But I love, love this lesson that she taught me […]

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