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How we survived life with 6 under 6 – Part 1

Parenting is hard. People are constantly telling us “6 kids? I don’t know how you guys do it.” Truth is, it doesn’t matter whether you have 1 kid or 10 kids…it’s a lot of work. A LOT OF WORK. I thought I’d take a couple of posts to share a few practical things we’ve done that have made our lives easier. Perhaps you’ll find them useful. Here are today’s 2 tips:

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Freeze tag with weapons is a bad idea…and other unfortunate life lessons

It doesn’t show up well in the picture; but, you are looking at a nice little bruise just below my 5y/o’s eye. How did she get that bruise? Glad you asked.

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Snail toots and couch peanut

It’s been awhile since I’ve told a kid story. So, here are 2:

1. Snail Toots: I came home one day and my kids were playing outside with some snails. They had set up a nice little upscale snail community. I noticed that one of the snails had been separated from the rest of the community.

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Quick story: lawyer’ed by a 7 year old

The kids (all 6 of them) asked to sleep together last night. I told them that they couldn’t fit in the same bed.

I walked into my daughters’ room later as my oldest was teaching the kids, classroom style, why Daddy was wrong. She was using a diagram she’d drawn of the bed as a teaching aid.

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20 Parenting Proverbs

I have now officially been a parent for 7 years. Hard to believe. It has been simultaneously one of the greatest blessings and challenges of my life. 7 years of parenting makes me a rookie compared to many of you. Fortunately, I’ve pretty much already learned everything that there is to know about parenting.

Ok…if there were a sarcasm font, I would’ve used it for that previous sentence. I’m a parenting novice. I have, however, been keeping a list of observations from my brief stint in the parenting world. I decided to translate these observations–some of which I’ve learned from our mistakes and successes (mainly my mistakes), some of which I’ve learned from watching the successes and struggles of other families–into brief parenting proverbs (for lack of a better term). So, here you go.

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So, we conquered Disney World

Our kids have been begging us to go to Disney World for awhile now. The place really must be magical because we have done nothing to plant this desire in their hearts. We don’t even get the Disney channel. My 5y/o has been counting her change once per month and asking questions like “Is 73 monies enough to go to Disney World?”

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You’re pregnant. That’ll cost you. Here are 8 tips to prepare financially.

I was recently asked for some thoughts on “how to prepare for a baby financially”. I thought some of you internet people might be able to use this information; so, I turned my thoughts into a blog post. Here you go:

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