Raising Kids

Expecting a baby? With a large family, we have had many opportunities to plan and prepare to welcome a new child to the mix. Check out our list!

Raising a Large Family

If people thought my hands were full with 5 kids, they better watch out! We are having baby #6 in July! 6 Kids! We certainly are beginning to raise a large family! How fun is that? We couldn’t be more excited. With our oldest being only 9 when this baby is born, we are using …

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I hadn't realized the stresses of life were having such an effect on my family. Setting a goal to be a happy mom is the gift I am striving to give this year

2017 Goal: Be a Happy Mom

After hearing various requests for different Christmas gifts, we decided to sit our kids down and have them tell us what they wanted so we could make a list. The list included things such as dates to the movies, toys, etc. My 7 year old broke down and through tears said “I just want a happy …

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Going through the list of things to do over and over in the morning gets old. Use responsibility charts to get kids ready in the morning with no nagging!

Get Kids Ready with NO Nagging

Mornings can be so stressful. Breakfast, hair, forgotten homework, and the list goes on and on. I feel like I’m going crazy trying to remember who has already done what. My brain can’t handle running through the list of “did you’s” in the morning… “Did you”: brush your teeth, comb your hair, make your bed, etc. …

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How to Shop With Little Kids

Best advice for shopping with little kids: Don’t! I am not affiliated with Walmart. I just wanted to pass on a helpful hint, from one mom to another! Last month we were preparing for a wedding and went to just about every single store within 20 miles of us trying to find the perfect dresses, …

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Looking to raise readers? We have included a love of reading as part of our family culture. Here are 5 ways you can create a love of reading in your home.

5 Ways To Raise Readers

Looking to raise readers? We have included a love of reading as part of our family culture. Here are 5 ways you can create a love of reading in your home. I have to brag a second, because that’s what Mom’s do, right? My kids are FABULOUS readers, and early readers. We love to read …

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