The Best of Medium Sized Family 2016

The Best of Medium Sized Family 2016

The longer I blog, the more important it is to pay attention to the things that are working.  With that in mind, I wanted to know which of my posts were the most read in 2016.  After all, I need to write about the things that interest you the most!

In case you’re a little curious, too, here are some of the most read posts at Medium Sized Family of the year.

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Daring Random Acts of Kindness for Kids (Free Printable!)

Daring Random Acts of Kindness for Kids (Free Printable!)

I’d had enough.  It was another one of those days where you wake to the sound of bickering, and it doesn’t stop until everyone is asleep.  With a school break on the horizon, I knew I had to do something.  We had to change the mood of the house before all of us went crazy.  We needed more kindness in our home.

There are many ways to encourage kids to share more random acts of kindness in their day.  But I wanted to make it into a game rather than something resembling a punishment.  After all, forced acts of kindness don’t seem likely to catch on.

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5 Proven Strategies for Easy Savings on Christmas Gifts

5 Proven Strategies for Easy Savings on Christmas Gifts

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It was December 23rd.  Hubby and I had spread piles of gifts all across our bed.  We wanted to be sure we had all of our bases covered.  We carefully counted the number of gifts in each pile.  Looks good!  But, wait…what happened here?  This one child seems to be coming up short.

We counted again, hoping we had somehow missed something.  But, no.  It was certain. One child was being shorted compared to the others.

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3 Solid Reasons You Need WaterWipes in Your Life (+ A Giveaway!)

3 Solid Reasons You Need WaterWipes in Your Life (+ A Giveaway!)

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

A few weeks before his third birthday, our fifth baby decided that he was suddenly potty trained.  Within three days he was fully trained.  Don’t ask me what I did to win that lottery, but I feel like I paid into it with previous babies that were tougher to train.  So it evened out!

Our diaper buying days are behind us (for now, at least).  But I’ll tell you one thing we’ll continue to buy…wipes.  We use wipes constantly.  They really are a mom’s best friend.  What did moms do before them?  Yeah, I know… they made do.  I’m thankful that I don’t have to.

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Fun Thanksgiving Ideas for the Best Turkey Day Yet

Fun Thanksgiving Ideas for the Best Turkey Day Yet

Thanksgiving morning is relaxing at our house.  We eat a light breakfast (must save room for all that turkey!).  Then we settle in to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV.  We bounce through channels to find the best view of the balloons and floats.

Whether your Thanksgiving is a relaxing day or a day of chaotic cooking for family, I’ve rounded up some awesome Thankgiving ideas to make your day easier, more fun, or at least interesting.

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