Our First Family Photography Session as a FAMILY of EIGHT!!!

Our First Family Photography Session as a FAMILY of EIGHT!!!

This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.

I cannot tell you just how excited I was to take our first, professionally done, family portrait as an official family of EIGHT!!!! We waited two years before we could say officially that they were ours! I cannot tell you how PROUD I am of my family! 

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Our adoption finalized this past summer while we were in the process of moving, so we were unable to do an official family portrait then. However, now that the holidays are right around the corner, I knew I HAD to schedule a photography session for our family portraits!  Read more

Mom’s need to take a Weekend off…with the Mazda CX-9

Mom’s need to take a Weekend off…with the Mazda CX-9

Motherhood is a 24 hour job! There is no time off. No break. No overtime. Just Mom-all-the-time. I don’t have to remind you just how many hats we moms wear in a week…Chef, Maid, Chauffeur, Cheerleader, Nurse… and so on and so forth… It’s a lot, but we love it!

However… Mom’s need to take a WEEKEND off!!!

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Pretty much any reason for the weekend off will be suitable. 
(Except a hospital stay. That does NOT count as a weekend off!)
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How to Create a Baby “Cough” Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyLittleRemedies #Cbias #CollectiveBias

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There is nothing more heartbreaking for a mother than when her baby is not having a good day.  How do you keep toddlers entertained and resting while they’re getting back their to happy and crazy little selves? Read more


10 Things to you can do to Minimize Stress When Traveling with Children

10 Things to you can do to Minimize Stress When Traveling with Children

Traveling with little ones can be very challenging. Just about every routine and comfort of home is thrown out the window when you travel and are staying in a hotel or at a friends house. Let me tell you, from experience, that this can be extremely hard on both the parent and the child! Those routines, no matter how small, help to keep our sanity as a parent and help children to know exactly what to expect and find comfort in the familiar.  Read more

Game Day with the Whole Family and Old El Paso

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It’s that wonderful season again in our house… The season of FOOTBALL!!! 

We take Game Day seriously in our home! Every weekend we plan to relax as a family watching the game, laughing, playing together and eating really, really good food! Read more


Motivating my Boys to Help in the Kitchen with John Cena and Hefty


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There is a LOT of work to be done in a kitchen that feeds 8 people every single day! There is always food to be cooked, dishes to be done, and trash to be taken out! With so many to feed and take care of, I am some days OVERWHELMED by the clean-up in the kitchen!


Some days I feel like I JUST loaded the dishwasher and wiped all the counters and when I turn around…. The sink is full and the counters are cluttered with an array of blankies, stuffed animals, toys, dirty tissues, sippy cups, and snack bowls! Read more