From Toys to Clothes: 25 Ways to a Less Stressed Mess

From Toys to Clothes: 25 Ways to a Less Stressed Mess

Tired of running late to everything because Johnny can’t find his backpack?  Boy do I get it!  You need ideas for getting the kids rooms in order.  Not more cutesy ideas from Pinterest.  But actual tried and true methods for sorting the stuff.

Take it from a mom of five.  I’ve tried so many methods for organizing the clothes, toys, books, games, and school work.  Some ideas seem fine in theory, but don’t work out so great in practice.

And trust me.  If it can’t be done on the cheap, it won’t be done at all.  So I found you 25 different ways to get things organized that won’t break the bank.  Now all you need to do is pop over to A Budget Friendly Life to read all about it.

10 Crazy Things In a Mom Brain When Everyone Is Sick

10 Crazy Things In a Mom Brain When Everyone Is Sick

I was standing at the bathroom sink in a pee soaked shirt, brushing my teeth.  I desperately wanted a shower.  Instead, I was listening for the 3 year old who had, by my calculations, a 50/50 chance of throwing up before I could even start the water.

The germs had infested our home.  Your garden variety stomach bug had hit some of us.  A nasty sore throat/respiratory illness was going through the rest of us.

Moms take a vow, sometimes unbeknownst to us, that we will never be sick.  Even when the germs hit us, we can’t fully take time off to get better.  Especially when our family is feeling awful and relying on us to take even better care of them than usual.

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You’ll Heart These Free or Cheap Valentines Day Decor Ideas

You’ll Heart These Free or Cheap Valentines Day Decor Ideas

My daughter actually cried when she came home to find the walls bare.  Christmas was over, sure.  But did we have to take down ALL the decorations?

Removing decorations is a let down.  But luckily for us, there’s another holiday just around the corner.  Why not spread some happy Valentines vibes by decorating your home?

And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to make your house ready for Cupid!  Check out these adorable Valentines Day decor ideas (that won’t break your budget!).

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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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