Best Road Trip Tips (from a family of 7)

Best Road Trip Tips (from a family of 7)

Summer is here and that means it’s time to head out with the family on a few adventures. Whether you are driving thirty minutes to the beach or six hours for a family reunion you will probably be spending some time in the car. All that time cramped together in a tight space, breathing the same air, and no escape other than rest stops can put strains on even the greatest of family relationships. 

Both my husband and I moved away from our families to attend college and we never moved back. This means that the closest family we have is over three hours away. We have been taking road trips since before kids and have kept them up with each addition. The frequency has lessened a bit now that the older kids are in school, but we still make 3 to 6 hour one way drives at least three times each year. 

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Top Prime Day 2019 Deals

Top Prime Day 2019 Deals

Are you taking part in Amazon Prime Day? Amazon is discounting thousands upon thousands of goods and services so you can cash in on some pretty amazing deals. Some deals are only so-so, but others you might not want to miss. I’ll be keeping this page updated with all my favorite deals that are currently available so don’t forget to check back often!

Happy shopping!

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10 Easy (& Healthy) Meals for New Moms

10 Easy (& Healthy) Meals for New Moms

I'm excited to welcome my friend Kenzie to the blog today to share a collection of meals to bring new moms. In fact, I've teamed up with a few of my friends to bring you a blog tour. You can find my recipe for Easy Instant Pot Potato Salad over at The Cavemom so be sure to visit and say hi. But without further ado, here's Kenzie with her 10 Easy (& Healthy) Meals For New Moms.

Before having my first baby, I thought that making meals for new moms was just a nice thing to do. Once she was born and the absolute ravenousness overtook me - I fully understood how much of a lifeline these easy meals truly are.

If you are searching for this to make easy meals for your new mom friend, bless you. You deserve a pat on the back! She will be forever grateful for your service. 

So, let’s jump right into the recipes!

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Our simple summer schedule {+ family summer goals & summer bucket list}

Our simple summer schedule {+ family summer goals & summer bucket list}

I see the quote floating around all over the place right now about how we only have 18 summers with each of our kids. The days go so slowly sometimes (like when they won’t stop bickering) but man, do those years fly by. We only have nine left with our oldest and there is a good chance those last few will be shared with friends and summer jobs so we need to put the effort in now!

We aim to have a laid back summer in terms of daily life. We don’t sign up for activities other than Vacation Bible School (if our church offers it) and we only go on a few road trips. This means we are at home ALL THE TIME. Summer is our chance to be together without the interruptions that happen during the school year. No drop offs, no pick ups, no lunch packing or before or after school activities. Just together.

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Your Guide to Hand Me Down Clothing Etiquette

Your Guide to Hand Me Down Clothing Etiquette

Hand me down clothing is an incredible blessing. I grew up getting hand me downs from cousins and family friends and it was like a treasure hunt every time my mom walked in with a new bag. I loved finding new to me items and stocking my closet for another season.

As a mom of five, I totally get why my mom hunted down hand me downs for us. Clothing can be incredibly expensive! Yes, there are awesome deals out there and yes, we make use of the thrift store, but even using my bargain hunting skills it can still cost a pretty penny to keep the kids in decent clothing. I’m not even talking name brands and the most up to date fashions - I’m just talking about clothing without stains or holes!

We’ve been incredibly blessed by friends and family members that have offered us clothing over the years. It’s one of the many ways we’ve seen God provide for our needs, especially during our leanest years. But occasionally we get overloaded and the clothing we are given simply takes over.

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