Large Family Hacks…Cleaning Bathrooms

Bathrooms are one of those places that everyone visits all the time and they get very dirty very easily. Especially with 5 boys in the house. I still don’t get how equipped with a tool that allows them to aim perfectly they have no sense of aim….whether they are 3 or 35….I just don’t get…

Large Family Hacks….Clothing Options

My kids keep growing. And growing and growing. And besides wanting to eat at least 3 meals a day I also have to clothe them. Since we don’t live in a nudist colony clothing is something that is required and as my last large family hacks post alluded to, with 5 kids there is a…

Fishing With Kids….

Really I just wish I had a video of our fishing adventures while we were camping a few weeks back. It would be hilarious. I took a bunch of photos, but they no where near do the experience justice.   I’m pretty sure Clint spent about 98% of the time un-tying fishing line or switching…

Large Family Hacks…Laundry Edition

So as we have been settling in its been more than obvious that if we can streamline or make something or anything easier we all benefit from it. And so as I was thinking if our large family benefits from something it is possible that other large families might as well or even smaller families….

On Being A Mom…

Some days I am totally on as a mom and score big in the mom category. Last Friday was a prime example. We had been invited to a St Patty’s party but then at the last minute it got cancelled because the family that was hosting got sick. We were all caught up on school…

Some Days…

Actually let me take that back….EVERY DAY feels like a marathon. Or a VERY LONG race. And that’s just by 9AM…there are many more hours left in the day by that point and I’m usually ready to throw up the white flag.  It’s really not all that bad. And there are a lot of laughs…

All 5 Kids…

So below is a screen shot of texts between Clint and I on Friday…he’d gone to Costco with the two littles and I had taken the three bigs to swim lessons…. As I thought about it later I actually wanted to change how it ended. I wish I had said “Actually bring Ken home if…