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 […]

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 […]

How Laundry Day is *Almost* Fun

The best laundry tips for large families So I’m 4 months in of being a mom of 5. Crazy! The one thing that has threatened to snow me under more than anything is the sheer amount of clothing that has to be washed, dried, folded or hung on hangers, and put away. I’ve been honing […]

It Takes Two…

(You may find this post content sensitive but I believe it’s a highly important topic and it is my desire to spread help to any couple experience infertility.) You might be surprised to learn that even though we have 4 kids (and want more!) that we struggled with infertility for two of our pregnancies. In our […]

How We Spend Quality Time With (Allllll) of our Kids

One of the many (fair) questions we get asked about having a big family is if and how we’re able to spend quality time with each of our kids. (I would much rather this question than “Do you know what causes all these kids? 😉 ) It’s super important to make ample time for kids- no […]

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