Tips For Making Everyone Get Along

When you become a mom, you learn quickly that having children is not all fairytales and roses. Having kids can be trying and frustrating, but something that you would not change for anything in the world. One issue that moms across the globe can relate to is when the kiddos do not get along. No matter how close or far apart in age your children are, they are going to fuss and fight at some point. Having five children, I completely understand how kids can fight and Read More …

Investments Every Parent Should Think About

No matter how many kids you have, your financial future should be considered. As a mom of five children, I am constantly budgeting bills as well as thinking about the future. There are certain investments and savings needs that every family has, whether you have one child or five like me. Below are a few investment options to consider and how they can affect your family, in the positive as well as the negative.   College Fund Your child’s education is very important. To further their education Read More …

Money Saving Dinner Tips for 5

When you have a large family, cooking quickly becomes a chore and a major expense. As a mom of five, I find it more difficult as the years go by to find food options that each child likes as well as ones that are affordable to purchase. I have to be thrifty and prepare enough food so that everyone leaves the dinner table satisfied. Thankfully, over the years I have learned how to save money and cook for a large group, allowing me to have leftovers and Read More …

The Yearly Recovery after the Holidays

Once the holidays are over, this mom of 5 needs a break! It can be exhausting having 5 children, running here and there, during the holiday season. When you have kids, the holidays are fun but also exhausting. You can have holiday programs, events, parties and more. Once the holidays are over, you must figure out a way to recover. My family has a few tips to help you get the rest you need and be comfortable in your home after the holidays are over. Check them Read More …

Affording Seasonal Clothes for 5 Kids

As a mom, we want our children to look cute each and every day. We take time to shop for clothing and work hard to be able to afford the best and most comfortable items for our children’s wardrobe. However, it can be hard to keep up financially when it comes to kid’s clothes. Because children grow so fast, it seems they wear an outfit one time and then it’s time for more clothes! As a mom with five children, I understand completely how expensive it can Read More …

Why Big Families Prosper

In today’s societies, families differ than they did decades ago. In the past, families had many children to be able to help with the farming or work at home. Today, families may have one children or two, some choosing not to have any kids. For my family, we have five children and love having a large family unit. Many feel that big families struggle but you can actually prosper if you learn how to use your size to your advantage. Below is a small guide as to Read More …

The Upside to Having 5 Kids

Many people may look at having five children as a curse, but I see it as a blessing. I love my children and would not take away any of them. It can be difficult when it comes to holidays or simply finding time for yourself, but we make do, learning how to be happy and love each other. There is an upside to having so many children, extra hands around the house to help out and someone to spend time with. Below are a few of my Read More …

The Downside To Having 5 Kids

Having five kids’ means I know what it is like to be busy. I am constantly on the go, be it at my children’s activities or doing things around the house. I love being a mom and each one of my children, but there is a downside to having this many children. While I would not trade my life for anything, I have had to come to a few realizations, some I am sure many moms in a big family have thought of many times before.   Read More …

How We Save Money As A Big Family

Saving money is very important for every family, but especially when you have several children.  As a mom of five, I had to learn how to save money quickly so that we would still have money left over for essentials, including savings. Children are expensive and the more you have, the more you have to spend. Below are a few of my favorite tips on how to save money when you have a big family.   Thrift Store Shopping I love to go thrift store shopping. I Read More …

Tax Season At The Busy Mama House

My house is always busy. With five kids, I could use a break! We are always coming and going, with school activities taking places, sports, birthday parties, etc. My house stays busy and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The New Year is upon us and one aspect that everyone seems to have on their mind is taxes. Some like to hurry and file to get a nice return while others wait to the last minute due to having to pay in. I like to file Read More …