five little monkeys jumping on the tramp

Every once in a while we get one of those surreal moments when all five kids play together happily for more than 10 seconds.
five little monkeys
This moment happened sometime in September when the weather was gorgeous.  read more »

Magnetic Chore Chart

As I am sure is the case with many other parents, I have tried various systems and charts and lists to get my kids to do chores, and do them consistently, especially in the summer. This spring I started brainstorming about how I was going to have a successful summer with the children and I came up with this idea.  read more »


A week or so ago, an old friend of mine posted as his Facebook status, "I think that people who take the time to log onto Facebook and post something about "how busy they are" are probably not as busy as they think they are."

I hope you understand that my absence from blogging is because I'm busy, and too busy to get on and blog about how busy I am. There are days when I don't even get online, days when I don't dare sit down at the computer because I can't pull myself away from catching up and the other stuff on my list is just more important. Five kids keeps me on my toes, but I choose to live this way so I have no complaints.  read more »

Aporkalypse now...

I'm pretty sure we had swine flu. Cross your fingers.

Since I've been too busy to blog, today you can help celebrate Frugalbaby's birthday by reading his birth story. Happy Birthday Baby!

the box it comes in is way more fun

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