1. Sibling Fighting and the Problem of Selfishness

    If your house is anything like mine, you are always on the lookout for ways to deal with sibling fighting. It can be exhausting, can't it? It's so easy to…

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  2. Gift Guide 2014: Best Gifts for Boys

    The Best Toys for Boys - 2014 (Updated for 2015) Are you starting to think about Christmas shopping? Or do you already have presents purchased and tucked away? If you're…

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  3. LOUD: Staying Sane in the Midst of a Hectic Household

    Our house is loud. Almost all the time. It's not that the kids are obnoxious (well, most of the time), but with five of them, it's just busy and hectic…

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  4. The Reality of Life with Five Kids

    Right now, at this moment, my house is completely quiet. Well, except for the crickets chirping in the little cage that Gresham keeps them in until he feeds them to…

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  5. Going Beyond "Just Ignore It:" Strategies for Handling Sibling Fighting

    "MOM! Make him get out of my chair!" "It's my turn to be in this chair!" "No it's not! You were in it last time! Today is my turn!" "You're…

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  6. Waiting for the Season to Change

    It's August in Texas. It's hot and muggy and miserable. It's the time of year when it's not even pleasant outside first thing in the morning or late in the…

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  7. Letting Go of the Mom Guilt over Difficult Family Circumstances

    I don't know about you, but as a mom, one of my major aims in life is to provide for my kids. I want them to be healthy, happy, and…

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  8. Spills, Mess, and Keeping Your Calm as a Mom!

    Last night I arrived home from the grocery store and was chatting with my next-door neighbor while the boys carried in the groceries. Owen (age 5) grabbed a bag of…

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  9. How to Do a Boy's Haircut with Clippers

    Even if you haven't cut hair before, it's not difficult to learn to cut boys' hair at home with clippers, and it saves a lot of money! With a family…

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  10. What to Buy for Baby (Products that are worth it, and which ones are not!)

    With four (now five!) babies, we have been through a LOT of baby items! Having a baby is going to require some gear for sure, but it doesn't have to…

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