Tips For Perfecting Laundry For a Big Family!

What is the best washing machine to get 2017

Thank you to Best Buy for sponsoring this timely post!  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free ~~~~~ Having 5 kids in the house means we have a lot of laundry and over the years we have had some […]

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Fall is a Fantastic Time for Potty Training Fun

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    The weather is finally changing, the leaves are finally changing, and we too must change! Our youngest of 7 children is showing signs of being ready for a new adventure! Potty Training Time! While some parents love summer for potty training as they let their little ones run around naked, I find the […]

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Coming Of Age: Gifts For When Your Kids Become Adults

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As parents, we do our level best to prepare our kids for the future that awaits them. If we do our job well, they’ll go out into the world and make us even more proud of them than we already are. As they get towards adulthood, sure, they’ll give us some sleepless nights — but […]

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Here’s How and Why Your Children Should Play Team Sports

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Every parent knows that they need to ensure their child is getting enough exercise, but do you know that sports can have a much greater impact on a child beyond their health? There is a whole host of benefits to team activities, including better relationships, improved confidence, and of course better all-around fitness. Below, we […]

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When Buying A Van Parents Should Get in the Back Seat First!

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Sponsored post – Thank you to cars.com for sponsoring this post! Our kids want to save other kids from some torture! While we have been parents now for over 18 years and our youngest is only 2 years old we have only actually purchased a few vehicles. Some better, some not so great. With so […]

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Surviving Baby’s First Road Trip

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  Your first road trip as a family is sort of like a Rite Of Passage that all parents have to undertake and enjoy at some stage in their parental careers. It is just something that you have to leap into, brave with all your might and prove that these kinds of fun adventures aren’t […]

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How To Break Up Without Affecting The Kids

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Photo Credit   Lots of parents worry about separating and getting a divorce because they know the process could hurt their children significantly. Nobody wants to damage their kids, and so some couples try to stay together, even when they no longer feel love for each other. That is not a good idea because the little […]

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3 Ways To Encourage Kids To Exercise Without Them Realizing

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Every parent should aim to make sure their child becomes as active as possible as they grow. The last thing anyone wants if for their little ones to spend all their free time playing games or watching movies in their bedroom. That might give the adults some quiet time, but it doesn’t do anything for […]

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Sports and Activities That Might Improve Your Kids’ Self-Discipline

Kids drive us mad, but we wouldn’t last a moment without them! The younger they are, the harder it is for them to regulate themselves – the volume of their voice, the ways they use their bodies, and the amount of time they can sit still to do their homework! Self-discipline is something that develops […]

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Making Your Little Girl Feel Like A Princess On Her Big Day

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Not every girl is obsessed with princesses and wants to be one. But many of them still are. Despite the backlash seen by some parents, there’s nothing wrong with indulging a “princess phase” in your little girl. And what better time to celebrate it than when their birthday rolls around? That’s the time of year […]

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A Horrific School That Shouldn’t Be A Secret! You need to see it!

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   It isn’t a shock that in America some schools are still failing. What is a shock though is that some schools are in such horrific conditions that is makes one question the safety of the children. Call it privilege, but I had no idea it was this bad. Well of course not you might […]

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The Mistakes That Parents Are Afraid To Admit To

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 Contributed Content   There comes a time in every parent’s life when they make a big mistake with their child. It feels like the worst thing that has ever happened and you’re bound to be racked with guilt. But the truth is, it might be the first time, but it certainly won’t be the last. […]

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The Things You Have To Do For Your Kids

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We all love our kids, and there probably isn’t a thing we wouldn’t do for them. But sometimes we need to think outside the box a little to make sure we have provided everything they need today and tomorrow. And if you have a large family, you might find yourself needing to stretch just that […]

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Back To School! Prepping Your Kids For A New Adventure

It’s that time of year again when the nights start to draw in, there’s a chill in the air, and social media is awash with thousands of proud parents uploading snaps of their child on their first day of school. Starting school is an adventure, but it can also be a very daunting process for […]

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What To Get Your Teen When It’s Time To Graduate

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  When you’ve spent over ten years guiding and supporting your child through different areas of their education, it can feel bittersweet when their graduation day creeps closer. On the one hand, you’re so pleased, proud, and excited that they’re almost ready to graduate – especially if they’re graduating with incredible grades. But on the […]

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Something For Dad

Dad Loves Baby

When a baby is born, love and adoration is lavished on the new baby and the mother. The mother has just had a human emerge from her body, and admiration pours in from every angle because of the most amazing thing that has just happened. The baby is new, exciting and just so precious that […]

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Tips to Help Teach Your Kids About Their Dental Health

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We’ve all heard of the tooth fairy story; we lose a tooth when we’re young, we place it under our pillow and the next morning there’ll be some kind of gift waiting for us in exchange for our baby teeth. While it’s a cute story that can persuade children to take better care of their […]

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We Are All Mere Mortars! How To Support Your Child After College

Life After Graduation

Flickr   As a parent, we are probably never prouder of our child than the day they graduate from college. This is the day that is the realization of all of their hard work, of their labors. But for you, this is, in many ways, where the hard work will begin. It’s notoriously more difficult […]

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The Authorities On Infant Advice

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  Looking for advice and support as a parent can often make you feel like you’re going a bad job. Most people struggle when they first start having to look after a child, and a lot will continue to have problems much later into the kid’s lives. Of course, when you’re new to something like […]

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Useful Ways To Get Your Child To Sleep

  If you’re going through the phase of your child not wanting to sleep – you’re not alone. This happens to every parent, and it leaves you feeling helpless and exhausted. Pair that up with work the next day and you’re left with a cranky version of yourself. Not fun. Here are some tips and […]

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