If you have been following us on Instagram, you have seen all of the fun things we have been doing this summer. Our van is down, so we are limited on where we can go for a while so I decided to pick out a ton of fun crafts and snacks to do with the kids. We have been doing about 2-3 crafts a week along with a crafty snack which is the most fun. […] Continue reading »
I am a mom of many and sometimes I laugh at myself when I realize some of the things I think and say.
Have you ever misplaced your baby? You are folding laundry or doing the dishes and you turn to look at that sweet face in the swing, but they aren’t there. You check the floor in the living room. Not there. Did she roll under? I bend down… Hmm. What is that that just brushed against my si- OOooooh. There’s the baby. […] Continue reading »
Hey parents in the DFW area (and others)!! Are you looking for a cheap, budget friendly way to keep your kids from whining about how bored they are all summer? I know I am! I have 7 kids ranging from 1 to almost 13 so it’s kind of hard to please everyone. I discovered the most AWESOME thing called the Pogo Pass. It gives you admission into a whole bunch of venues that will be sure to please everyone.
From Hawaiian Falls to the Video Game Museum, here in the DFW Metroplex there are so many fun family activities. We usually end up getting one family membership to one place because they are pretty pricey but it never really seems worth it when we only go a few times a year. Of course, it’s worth it financially, but my kids get tired of going to the same place over and over. With the Pogo Pass, you get 1-12 entries into a whole bunch of places to you can go do something new each time. […] Continue reading »
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We usually have pretty low-key summers. Being a large family, it costs a lot to go lots of places and do lots of things. Occasionally doing some crafts, playing video games and swimming is our typical summer. This summer is going to be EPIC! We will also be taking our crafting to another level and sharing everything on Instagram as well as the blog here. We plan on becoming local legends!! […] Continue reading »
I didn’t ever anticipate that I would one day be a single mom of five children. Being a single parent is always hard, but being on public assistance is even worse. The looks you get, the comments you hear. “I bet she keeps having kids to get more free handouts.” “Wow, that’s a lot of food.” Well, I do have a lot of mouths to feed. As a parent, you want to give your kids what they like and want.
Being a food stamp recipient is not easy. I would always feel like a burden when I used it or tried to hide it so no one could see what I was using to pay. I always felt like I was being judged with every item that ran across the scanner. What were people thinking? “Why is this woman buying five boxes of toaster strudels and two gallons of ice cream? Oh my GAWD, she’s paying with FOOD STAMPS?” These people didn’t know that I was a struggling single mom. They didn’t know they I worked every little job I could find. They didn’t know that my ex, the father of my children, was in prison and I was getting no child support. They didn’t know how my children’s faces lit up when I told them we were having the rare treat of ice cream for dessert. […] Continue reading »
I received a copy of both books for review via NetGalley.
“A Tale of Two Mommies” by Vanita Oelshlager is a quick read children’s book about a boy who answers questions about his moms, Momma and Mommy, as he plays with two other kiddos at the beach. […] Continue reading »
Heya! This post was previously published on Little Pink Kayak, but the site has been down for quite some time and I cannot get a hold of the owner. […] Continue reading »
This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. […] Continue reading »
Essential oils have been around for hundreds of years, though they’re finally going mainstream. We’re looking for crunchies who use them and are comfortable with them to teach us and our readers about them! […] Continue reading »
This post was originally written in the wake of Netflix’s Atypical series and posted on my own blog, but it has since become one of my most shared and liked posts, so I’m sharing it here. […] Continue reading »