6 Kids and a Mom

Lessons Learned from Road Tripping

Road Winding Through Desert Landscape

We just got back from a cross-country road trip. While we had a great time, we did spend a lot of time in our car. The first leg was about 22 hours straight through, though on the way home we decided to break things up a bit. It was a long trip.

In life we can learn from any situation. Having six kids with us, five of them under seven, it was quite challenging at times. I was amazed however at how well the kids did. I think my two-year old got the prize for the best behaved out of the under seven category! I definitely wasn’t expecting that.

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Being a Shopping Survivalist

How to Get Groceries with a Gaggle of Littles

citrus produce in crates shopping

I survived! I made it! I went shopping with five kids under the age of six. And I am proud to report not a single breakdown! This accomplishment is huge.

I made four different stop and managed to get all of my groceries for the week. Yeah, I can barely believe it myself.

If you are a mama of littles, you know the relief after a successful shopping trip. You also know the look of an unsuccessful excursion. The whining, the crying, the begging, the throwing, the random things in the cart at checkout. Sometimes it keeps me awake at night.

But this week I made it.

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