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. Ideas for Celebrating a Christ Centered Advent Season with Kids

    Our family kicked off the Christmas season with some Christmas music last night after our Thanksgiving dinner.  I'm a big stickler about waiting to celebrate until after Thanksgiving, but once…

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Wooden Crate Toy Storage

    When we made our Wooden Crate Hot Wheels Parking Garage last month, the family member that loved it the most was Janie!  She is 14 months old, and the crate…

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