1. A Parents Guide to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    A Parent's Review of Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  This review is purposefully vague, but if you're not wanting to know anything at all before you step into the theater,…

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  2. Gratitude When We Don't Feel Grateful...

    Last week, we had a boy with an attitude.  It started with something minor, but when I corrected him on it, the situation escalated.  As my husband and I talked…

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  3. 25 More Homemade Gifts to Make for Boys

    Last year, I shared a post with gifts to make for boys, and I'm back with 25 more homemade gift ideas!  Of course these are not meant to be *only*…

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  4. Laundry Tips for Large Families

    This post is sponsored by Arm & Hammer. Ah, laundry.  I have a love/hate relationship with laundry.  Honestly, it's my favorite chore because it's not terribly hard work and it smells…

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  5. I Live in a Studio, Not a Museum. {Thoughts on living with little ones.}

    If you're a follower of this blog, you've heard me talk about mess.  The inevitable mess that comes with having seven people living in one house can be overwhelming at…

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  6. 10 Things to Know About Parenting a Middle Schooler (From a mother in the trenches!)

    Parenting a middle schooler can leave you wondering if anyone else experiences the things that go on in your house, and why you are SO tired! Throughout my life, I've…

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  7. Kids and TV: Questions to Ask Yourself as you Decide What to Watch, and How Much

    Several days ago, a friend asked me about a specific TV show.  She wanted to know if I let my kids watch it because she had some concerns.  It was…

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  8. Frugal Fun for Boys Local Meet-up!

    Announcing... the first ever Frugal Fun for Boys local meet-up!   (It's not just for boys.  It's for boys, girls, moms, everyone!) If you happen to live in the Dallas…

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  9. Why it's Good for Parents to Require Kids to Obey

    I have noticed a trend in parenting advice in the last couple of years.  The word "obedience" seems to have become a bad word in modern parenting. I have seen…

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  10. Seven Simple Ways to Help Kids Get Along

    It's summer vacation time - are your kids fighting yet?  :-) Since we homeschool, we pretty much fight year round. Seriously though, I think that sibling fighting is one of…

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