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 […]

The One Item That Makes a Sam’s Club Membership Worth It

I wrote a post last year about whether a Sam’s Club Membership is worth the money or not. Even though we get to use a card through my husband’s job, I know now that I would buy our own membership in a heartbeat for this one reason. I mentioned in the original post that we […]

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Giveaway If I Want to ;)

Hey friends! Today I’m celebrating another year of life. Actually I celebrated all weekend with friends and family and am feeling so loved. My parents plus my sister, brother-in-law and niece and nephew came in town to see me. We had dinner with a few friends on Friday night, then my sister babysat Saturday night […]

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 […]

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