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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 16, 2019

I recently added a Rainbow Unicorn Plushie to my shop! And since I am so excited to share it with you, I thought I'd round up some other super cute unicorn items for all the unicorn lovers on your list!

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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 17, 2018

When we moved into our current little house I was super excited that the basement was so big! Even though its partially unfinished, part of it became the kid's playroom.

Worst idea ever!

No really. Clutter seems to run rampant when you have 7 children running around in a...

December 11, 2018

Being a low income family can be frustrating at times, especially around Christmas. How can you give a gift to all the people you want to? And what about the people in your kid's lives that are important to them? 

I decided this year we would do teacher gifts. I have 6...

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...

August 22, 2018

Have you gotten on the avocado train yet? I searched Etsy high and low for some super fun avocado gift ideas for the whole family! 

I recently listed some avocado items in my own Etsy shop and wanted to share the work of other sellers as well! 

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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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