25 Large Family Dinner Ideas That Will Be Favorites In No Time

You need large family dinner ideas that are sure to be loved by the whole crowd! Get this list of ideas with simple ingredients and easy recipes.

As a Mama of (soon to be!) six children, I know how tough it can be to find large family dinner ideas that satisfy everyone, make a lot of food (or is at least easy to double, triple, or more!), yet also fit the family budget.

You’re probably experiencing the same thing in your large family home!  That’s why I built this handy list of delicious family dinner menu ideas just for you!

So bookmark this page and come back to it whenever you need to build a meal plan.

(more…)

Things to Do In Washington DC with Kids: This Is How To Make Your Trip Unforgettable

There are so many things to do in Washington DC with kids that you’ll have trouble deciding what to do first! Here’s a list of must sees.

A visit to Washington DC is on the bucket list for many Americans.  Our family of 7 took a trip to the nation’s capital, and we learned a lot about things to do in Washington DC with kids.

So learn from our experiences!

If you’re a little nervous about visiting the big city, don’t be.  We felt safe during our trip there.

In fact, we encountered many acts of kindness.  One man gave us his umbrella in a downpour.  And a jovial woman got such a big kick out of our daughter that she gave us a discount on our drinks!

(more…)

100 Interesting Road Trip Questions That Will Cure Your Boredom

Looking for fun road trip questions that are interesting enough to break up the boredom? These questions are family friendly, but entertaining for everyone!

Right now, you’re probably either…

A.) …halfway through a road trip and bored out of your mind.  The ABC game got boring miles ago and you’re tired of listening to “I Would Walk 500 Miles” (HIMYM reference).

B.) …an uber prepared person who knows they’re heading out for a road trip soon and needs to stop that boredom before it starts.

Either way, this list is perfect for you!  Let’s pull together a fun list of questions you can ask your fellow road tripees when the yellow line gets too long.

Here you’ll find questions that are great for spouses, friends, or even a big family.

(more…)

Spending Quality Time: How To Make It Work With A Large Family

Spending Quality Time: How To Make It Work With A Large Family

Spending quality time with the individual members of your family is vital. But how can you make it a priority when you never have enough time or money? Here’s how to make it work.

Time is the “currency” of relationships.  There’s no way to invest in a relationship without investing your time.  ~Dave Willis

You can spend all of your money on your kids, but we all know what they really want is our time.  That can be tough to do when you have a large family or a busy schedule.

And you can do this without draining your wallet on fancy events or season tickets.  Today, let’s talk about spending quality time with your family in a way that won’t put you in the poor house.

(more…)

20 Quick Hacks for Raising Large Families That Will Make Life Simple

These tips for raising large families are super easy to put into place. And once you start using them, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them!

When you’re the CEO (read: Mom) of a large family, people tend to assume one of two things about you:  Either you have it all together (much more than they ever could!)…or you’re a hot mess.

The truth is that large family Moms are pretty much like the rest of the members of the Mom club.  They come in all shapes and sizes.

Whether you lean more towards Pinterest perfect or lovable chaos, all of us would love to add more tricks to our bag for raising large families.  So here’s a great list of quick and easy ideas you can put into place to make your life with a large family flow more smoothly.

20 Quick and Easy Hacks for Raising Large Families That Will Calm You

(more…)

How to Keep Your Large Family Christmas Simple (But Fun!)

How to Keep Your Large Family Christmas Simple (But Fun!)

Celebrating a large family Christmas is a blend of chaos, entertainment, and love. But it can get expensive! Here’s how to keep it simple and affordable.

There’s something magical about Christmas morning.  But it’s even more magical when you have a large family to share it with.  There’s always someone to share dreams and excited giggles with, and that just makes the anticipation even better!

Big families are often full of at least a little chaos, so it’s only natural that Christmas would get a little extra crazy when you have a lot of children to shop for.  But it doesn’t have to get out of hand.

This year, we’re adopting a simple idea that won’t cost much, won’t take a lot of time, but will (ideally) change the feel of the way we celebrate the season.  Learn the easy steps you can take to recreate this idea with your own family!

(more…)