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Our Family Dynamic: We Are the Munsters

Our Family Dynamic: We Are the Munsters

I met my husband in high school. When Jeff and I got together, we were young enough that we had not yet had more than one other “love” in our lives. Make no mistake— he was, and still is, a handsome guy, albeit a little short, and I’m pretty enough, if a little on the [...]

Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

What is it like to feed a large family on a very tight budget? Here are some of my strategies. First, let me give you a bit of my background. I am the mama to four grown children, all born within two years of each other. I was a stay-at-home-mama in the late seventies and [...]

Family Hobby: Postcards From Around the World

Family Hobby: Postcards From Around the World

Our family has a shared hobby: we collect postcards from all around the world. We also send postcards all over the world. We use a website called Postcrossing.com and it is one of the coolest experiences we’ve had. I love that we can all participate together too. In short, Postcrossing.com is a website that gives [...]

Real Party: Little Lucas Had a Farm

Real Party: Little Lucas Had a Farm

Lucas’ mama Jamie is one of those people who can plan a party with her eyes closed! I am always so inspired by all of the ideas she comes up with and have even used an idea or two of hers myself. What inspired the theme of your child’s party? Honestly, it was the location! [...]

DIY “I Am Loved” Photo Book

DIY “I Am Loved” Photo Book

My husband, baby and I moved out from the United States to Germany when our little girl was only three months old. We planned on the move and while I was pregnant my parents and many of our friends living in the U.S. were sad to think that C might not remember them as she [...]