Are Your Kids Truly Healthy? Make Sure You’re Not Missing This!

*This post was sponsored by Give Kids a Smile as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. With eight kids of my own, I am all too familiar with the costs involved in keeping kids healthy. I also have firsthand knowledge of what a … [Read more...]

From Tears to Tying In 5 Minutes OR LESS!

Sometimes, trying to teach kids to tie can be so frustrating! With eight kids who are all different, this has proven to be more difficult with some. I think this largely depends on the temperament of each child (and how much patience we as moms have at the time!). But it really is possible to go … [Read more...]

Your Kids Can Cook?! (yes, and here’s how to teach them!)

Your kids can cook? I hear this question all the time from exasperated moms who are looking for just a bit of relief. Meals are never-ending in a family, and they are also one of the most mundane things we as moms need to handle. "Your kids can cook?" people ask. And I tell them, yes they … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Holiday Tradition

We have many holiday traditions in our family, but this one is by far our favorite. I shared many of our favorite holiday traditions in this post HERE, but I wanted to highlight our very favorite one. It is so difficult to not get caught up in all the holiday craziness, especially the gift … [Read more...]

The Five Most Popular Posts This Week 12/11

It has been a fun and BUSY week for me in everything including my home here. There has been lots of exciting things going on here and on social media, and these are the things that have been keeping readers busy as the most popular posts this week! The Ultimate List of Games Every Family Must … [Read more...]

To the Worst Mom EVER

Are you the worst mom? Ever? I am a mom of 8 at the present time, so I can actually tell you a bit about being the worst mom ever. You know that mom who you think has it all together? She’s the mom whose kids are always smiling, and when they speak they do it in that sing-song voice. And, of … [Read more...]

Give Your Child a Head Start in Learning

*Learning Resources provided me with the Robot Mouse Coding Code & Go Activity for review, all opinions expresses are my own. It’s no secret that a large part of my day is spent in the world of technology, which is why I am so excited to have kids who are getting involved in the exciting world … [Read more...]

The Ultimate List of Games Every Family Must Have

There is nothing like family game night, especially when it comes to some frugal family fun. One of our favorite holiday traditions is that we get a new family game every year. We do grab games at other times, too, especially when there is a great sale, but with the tradition we know that we will … [Read more...]

The Five Most Popular Posts This Week 12/4

It has been a fun and BUSY week for me in everything including my home here. There has been lots of exciting things going on here and on social media, and these are the things that have been keeping readers busy as the most popular posts this week! 20 Unforgettable Holiday Traditions Your … [Read more...]

20 Unforgettable Holiday Traditions Your Family Will Love

Traditions within a family are always so much fun, but I think there is something so special about them during the Christmas holiday season. Here are 20 amazing traditions that your family will absolutely love. Over the years we have come to embrace new traditions while still holding fast to some … [Read more...]

To the Mom Who Feels Like She’s Failing

Are you feeling like a horrible mom? Do you worry that you are "ruining your kids for life" because of this or that? Did someone else harshly judge you as a parent, leaving you to feel about two inches tall? Do you worry, "Am I failing as a mom?!" If you answered yes to any one of these, I have … [Read more...]

Potty Training Secrets From a Mom of 8

Potty training. These words often strike fear in the hearts of parents all over the world, but they don’t have to. As a mom of 8, I have potty trained six kids thus far. And, I’m more than willing to share my potty training secrets with you because no one wants to struggle with potty … [Read more...]

Before You Yell At Your Kids (10 tips to diffuse your anger)

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs on the planet, isn’t it? As a mom of 8 I can certainly attest to the times that being a mom challenges me beyond what I think I can handle. And yes, there even times that I yell at my kids when I certainly shouldn’t have. Yet I know that I am also human, … [Read more...]

The Five Most Popular Posts This Week 11/6

It has been a fun and BUSY week for me in everything including my home here. There has been lots of exciting things going on here and on social media, and these are the things that have been keeping readers busy as the most popular posts this week! Why You Want to Teach Your Kids to Cook How … [Read more...]

We Got This!

I don't know what your week has been like, but mine has been a little rough around the edges. The struggles with my kids seem to be more prevalent lately...you know, just the every day stuff. This quote really spoke to me as a mom. Isn't this the way it is with our kids? So much of what we do … [Read more...]