Every country boy needs a good truck. We’ve had a truck in some form or fashion ever since, so when I had the opportunity to review the 2016 Toyota Tacoma I said absolutely!
Pickup Buckets to Clear Kid Clutter for the New Year
In my house, kid clutter is the number one offender when it comes to keeping the house clean. I hate picking up my kids’ things, but I also hate to wait for them to come home from school so they can do it themselves. My solution was a pickup bucket. Basically, it is simply a […]
Simplify Morning Chore Routines With #ARMandHAMMER ($100 Giveaway)
With five kids, you can imagine that our mornings aren’t exactly boring. Or smooth, most days. Certain things have to be done on a regular basis, like laundry, morning getting-ready routines, dishes, etc. Just getting five kids in and out of the bathroom for brushing teeth, while trying to prep breakfast and start laundry can […]
To Give An Allowance or Not
Do you give your kids an allowance or not? I have been in both camps at one point in time, so I will share with you what I have learned in each one. To Give an Allowance… My kids were 8, 6 and 2 at the time and we wanted to teach them good spending […]
We Work Our Shower Overtime – Waterpik Powerspray With $100 Giveaway!
Five kids + twenty chickens + two dogs + Oklahoma dirt = we give our shower a full-time working out. There’s no denying that we know how to make messes. The first thing we did when we remodeled the bathroom was to install a real bathtub, a large one, with a hand-held shower head. Our […]
Four Ways to Make Chores More Fun for Kids
Rainy Day Activities – 25 Ways to Keep Kids Busy
Whether it’s cold whether, getting the kids over the flu, or forced indoors because of rainy days keeping kids active and entertained without plopping them in front of the TV for 10 hours a day can be tough. Here are 25 rainy day activities that you can do with your kids – no TV required!
DIY Felt Chore Chart
When our oldest turned five and began learning to take on more responsibilities I wanted to create a fun way for him to keep track of his chores. I didn’t see anything online that I really liked, so we decided to go with a DIY felt chore chart. I didn’t have a pattern or […]
When and How Do You Pay For Chores?
We’ve reached a point in our family where the amount of work being done by our oldest child was not equal to the amount of work being done the other kids. Sidney and I are seeing a development in his maturity; doing things without being asked, helping take care of his younger brothers, etc. Our […]