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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...

February 4, 2019

As I was sitting on my son's bedroom floor cleaning out his dresser of clothing that was too small for him, it occurred to me that there is no valid reason for any of my kids to own 30 pairs of socks. Or 20 T-shirts. No wonder they can't seem to keep their clothes off...

January 28, 2019

Being a mom of 7 you'd think I had everything pertaining to motherhood down by now. HA! It's having 7 kids that makes me randomly forget stuff! Often! 

These days, when I'm heading out to run errands or take someone to an appointment, it's pretty much a guarantee that m...

January 7, 2019

Let's face it. Babies are expensive!!! I have 7 kiddos and I just want you to know it gets even more expensive as they get older. 😲 When I had my last little miracle we were  definitely in a hard place financially. 


Pregnancy is stressful enough. You don't...

December 3, 2018

If you've been with me a while, you know that I do not like school breaks. Having 7 kids all inside playing, arguing, fighting, tattling... not my cup of tea. 

To help combat my stress this year I've come up with a list of indoor ideas/projects just for the school winte...

July 31, 2018

As I prepare to head out on our next camping adventure, I thought I'd take a moment and share a few thoughts on how our family makes it work. 

We "officially" started camping as a family summer 2017, so by no means am I an expert at all things camping. I grew up camping...

July 4, 2018

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July 2, 2018

When you think of summer what is that first thought that comes to mind? Sunny beaches? Sand on your toes? Long nights outside? 

Not me. I immediately think of long days of arguing and fighting. You see, when you have 7 kiddos all very close in age, things tend to h...