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A Homeschool Day in the Life with Kids Aged 17, 14, 12, 10, 8, & 6

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Ever wonder what life is like when you’re me? Ha! Here’s a little peak into a day in my life with kids aged 17, 14, 12, 10, 8, and 6

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When Your Heart Breaks for a Friend

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.We all know someone who’s hurting. How do we care for them […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I just took this quiz; Brave is probably my favorite Disney movie, so I’m good with that. In other new: FishPapa redid the grout in the kitchen. The tile around the sink was installed improperly and in the wrong color. Long story. The grout for the rest […]

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5 Steps to Better Bookkeeping

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Want to get a handle on your finances and keep better books? Try these five simple steps. While I’m the geekier math person in our family, I’m still not an impeccable bookkeeper. I’m getting better at it, though. I think part of that is because I love the lady who prepares our tax returns. I […]

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Our European Vacation: The Road to Paris

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This fall we spent a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the ninth installment of our European adventure. If you missed it, go to the beginning here. It was with mixed emotions that we left Collioure. […]

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Can You Make Money Blogging?

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Wondering if you might make some cash or even a living blogging? Stephanie O’Dea’s got the answers in her new book.

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Large Family Logistics

Large Family Logistics | Life as MOM

I didn’t set out to have six kids, but it’s been one of the best things to ever happen to me. That said, our life is a little different than that of smaller families.

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How to Get Things in Order When Chaos Reigns

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Is your home and the disorder of your life about to pull you under? No fear. There’s a way to climb out. Get things in order though chaos reigns.

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