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Why I Have 5 Kids

I live in Utah, so it should not come as a huge shock that I have 5 kids. Many people have larger families here. However, every time I…

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Friday Faves: 5 Games The Entire Family Will Love

I love to play board games with my kids, especially in the summer when we can play outside. I did a post here back in November but, like everything…

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Tent Camping: Successes and Lessons Learned

We survived our first camping trip as a family of seven. Not only did we survive, but we had a great time! We camped at Trial Lake in…

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Saturday Surfing: 1 Year Old Activities

I got together with four good friends this week for a babes and babies party ;-). Each of us have daughters which range in age from from 3 months…

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Friday Faves: Top 6 Board Books

Our baby girl loves books! She’ll babble and open up the pages several times a day. Luckily for us, we’ve received a great selection of board books as gifts….

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Throwback Thursday: Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Today’s Throwback Thursday is in direct response to needing light, no ovens required, dinner options during the hot summer months. Plus it’s one more great way to use…

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To The Other Mother At The Pool

I took all of my kids swimming on Friday. It was a great day, so great, in fact, that when my older kids begged to stay longer I…

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Saturday Surfing

We are getting ready for an upcoming trip to Montana. This means packing the car and planning for a 7 hour road trip. Our kids are good little…

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Saturday Surfing

My kids are officially out of school for the summer. Hallelujah! It is now time to start our official summer bucket list. One thing that we really want…

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Bike Trailers and Bike Seats

With summer approaching, I have been getting so excited for bike rides with my kids. My older two have finally moved on to bikes with gears so they…

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Friday Faves: Surviving Spring/Summer Sports

We are in the thick of summer sports. Baseball and soccer are consuming my life right now and it can make for some crazy weeknights and Saturdays. Living…

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Saturday Surfing

I have been looking for good unisex kid’s coats for a long time. I want to be able to buy a good black coat and have all of…

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O.K. Smarty Pants!

So I am not sure exactly if I should be proud or not. What on earth does the above certificate mean? Is he “The World’s Best Third Place…

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Christmas Thoughts & Favorite Things

I love Christmastime. I love the public cheeriness of it all. I love how thoughtful people are around the holidays. I love the get-to-gethers. I love the cheery…

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Favorite Holiday Books

One of the few things I love about the Holidays is the excuse to buy some new books. However, I do not like to buy books that are…

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Favorite Family Games

During the Holidays and the colder months, one of our favorite things to do as a family is play games together. We also typically give our “family” a…

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Chicken Velvet Soup

I have one child who loves soup and another child and a husband who do not necessarily think that soup is a meal, but everyone agrees that this…

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Strider Balance Bike

I have always enjoyed bike riding. I am by no means a cyclist, but I do enjoy it. When we had Anderson I forced Justin to buy a…

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A Sunday Stroll

Happy Sunday, Friends! Ah, if you are a church goer and have kids, you might be able to relate that this day can either be an awesome day…

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Can’t….Let…..Go….

That’s it. I can’t let go of summer. My brain cannot even process past that. I could probably end it here. I finally identified my problem when I…