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March 12, 2020

I grew up next to an empty lot which was turned into a garden and shared between 3 different houses. My parents were granted use of the front half. It was the biggest portion among the 3. 

My dad was the planter and the one that took the most care of it and my mom was t...

February 9, 2020

I want to share a little story with you. 

When I was pregnant with my oldest son back in 2010 my best friend threw me a gender reveal baby shower. I had the ultrasound tech write the gender on a little card and seal it and then I mailed it off to her. 

She was...

February 3, 2020

My twin girls' 12th birthday was fast approaching and I knew their room needed an update. 

I decided to do a total room revamp while they were at their dad's for the weekend. 

I had "helped" them clean their room the week prior so I wouldn't have so much cleaning to do w...

September 25, 2019

Were you blessed with a little miracle this year? Is your baby about to experience their first Halloween!? Then you've found the perfect list of all things baby's first Halloween! 

It's been a couple years since I've had an infant. In fact, my youngest is about to turn...

August 7, 2019

As Summer was fast approaching I realized that I was very unprepared for the upcoming months ahead.

We are a blended family of 9. Yes, we have 7 children all under the age of 12! So when something is convenient you can bet I will consider buying it! 

During the scho...

April 2, 2019

Did you know that just by buying the "off" brand you could be saving close to $2500 a year!?! Yep! Especially if you buy in bulk. 

I decided to see for myself just how much I could save by buying all the off brands I could find. There are lots and lots of articles out t...

March 28, 2019

Have you ever heard the term rainbow baby? I hadn't until I was blessed with my own. Babies that are born after a pregnancy loss are often called rainbow babies. 

My own pregnancy loss came with a great price. I lost a part of my uterus and my right Fallopian tube. You...

March 13, 2019

Have you ever thought to yourself, I think I might be going crazy? Being a mom of 7 is HARD. And lately... well, lately I haven't been my best self. I have lost myself in the everyday shuffle as some might call it. 

To say I'm in survival mode most days would be a...

February 27, 2019

I became a stay at home mom after my oldest son was born. I have had jobs in between up until about the beginning of 2016 due to a terrible divorce. But sometimes the longing to stay and raise those babies is far greater than that comfy corporate job. 

I am now a stay a...

February 11, 2019

I try to run my house on routines. And when it comes to dinner time, that's no different. 

We are a family of 9. And yes I do struggle. Having 7 kids is overwhelming at times. Chaos runs rampant in this house if we don't stick to routines and if dinner isn't served by 5...