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 …

How Many Kids Is Enough?

For some reason, Americans think it is okay to be in other people’s business. As soon as you get married, everyone is asking, ‘When will you have kids?’ and ‘How many will you have?’ It seems everyone is interested in your love life instead of just letting you be and decide on your own. Once you do decide to have children and one comes along, the next question is ‘When will you have another one?’ These questions are really rather rude but what every family hears when Read More …

Running A House of 5 Kids

As a mom of five children, nothing is easy. My life seems to be a constant stream of activity, from school events to kids fighting and me trying to remember what I was going to do next. But I would not trade my life for anything in the world. I have found that having five children is a blessing but is also very difficult. I had to figure out quickly how to organize our life so that we could function on at least a somewhat even keel. Read More …

How I Get My Kids In On Spring Cleaning

For many moms, spring cleaning is something they do not look forward to. For me, I enjoy a fresh home and working on each room, organizing and decluttering. I know, it’s weird! But I love it. I have successfully been able to get my kids involved and would like to share what we do, so maybe others can learn to love spring cleaning. I look at it as a way to enjoy my home, removing the old and bringing in the new. With five children, I have Read More …

Getting Our Home Ready For Summer

With five kids in the home, this mama certainly looks forward to summer. During the summer months we spend a great deal of time outside, which means the kids use up their energy and sleep well each night. Summer is a time filled with barbeques, fireflies, water fun and more. During the spring months, my family begins to get the home ready for summer. Below are a few of the steps we take to prepare for the summer months.   Put Away Winter Clothing Because winter is Read More …

Big Families = Money Making Machine

Most people cannot seem to wrap their head around a large family in today’s society. If you have more than two children, people wonder why you didn’t stop! Having five kids, I constantly hear from people about how hard it must be and why did I keep having children. Essentially this is my choice, but most people do not see it that way.   Big Families in the Past In the past, it was not unusual for a family to have 5, 6, even 10 children. Kids Read More …