Blog Posts - Mother Of 6



Snowballs and Australia

It was one of those days.  The kind of day when things go from bad to worse and you haven't even left the bed?  Yep, that kind of bad....My 2nd alarm didn't go off.  My "2nd" alarm is the reminder to make sure that Nathalie is up and r...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Oct 18, 2014

It's just rain. Why the call to postpone Trick or Treating is doing more harm than good.

If I had a nickle for every status update on Facebook calling to postpone trick or treating because of the rain, I'd be, like, a zillionaire right now.  Yeah, it's going to get windy too... but guess what?  TODAY is Halloween.  Today i...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Oct 31, 2013

Whoever said the youngest has the least amount of photos... did not have a mom as a photographer.

I disguised our outing to the forest preserve as a trip to feed the ducks.  I even brought some stale bread, which we totally would have used... if we'd have seen any ducks.  (or geese, we are so not prejudice over here!)  I dressed t...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Oct 30, 2013

Disney Hollywood Studios | Big Family Florida Vacation

This was our first family trip to Disney World and I think we created some new Disney lovers while we were there.  My in-laws got us tickets to the Hollywood Studios so we drove up to Orlando with them for the day.  The Magic Kingdom was...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Jun 4, 2013

Mustaches, Superman and Super Slimey Gopher Guts | Big Family Florida Vacation

Well, the thought of driving 22 hours straight through from Illinois to Florida kind of sent a cold shiver down my spine at first, and I had no idea what kind of adventure we were about to embark on.  Thankfully my good friend Kristin gave me so...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Jun 4, 2013

Vacation Prep... Big Family Style

I felt like a madwoman in the days before we left for vacation.  I was a total looney bird, foraging between Target and Walmart... collecting all of the essentials.I'd been meaning to buy new beach towels for the last 2 years and I was finally...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Jun 4, 2013

Summer Days and Ice Cream Nights

If there is one thing my husband can't say no to, it's ice cream. It's a love he has passed on to all of the kids.Me?  I a Slurpee kind of girl.  I grew up 3 blocks away from a 7-Eleven as a kid, and my sisters and I would raid the top...
by A Life... Less Perfect on May 22, 2013

Our super soggy basement: Womp... womp.

Our basement took on water for the second time this year.  The first time due to a faulty water softener, and this time to super heavy rains.  We didn't lose any personal items, and quickly had our homeowners insurance intervene on our b...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Apr 18, 2013

Let's JUMP!

I've never known what to expect from Jason when it came to school.  I have 3 honor roll students in advanced placement classes who have plowed the road ahead with a set of high expectations, and I worried that I might hold against him (as a matt...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Mar 15, 2013

Eliza In Her Own Time

If you've never read the book "Ruby In Her Own Time" to your kids, you might not know what I'm talking about... but if you have, you know exactly what I mean by calling this post "Eliza, In Her Own Time".Eliza is the youngest of six little duckling...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Mar 14, 2013

Technological Zombies

The zombie apocalypse happening right now.It's been a gradual, and probably not what you thought it would be... but it's happening right under your nose.  Don't believe me?  Watch THIS YouTube video.  The best part is when in a later i...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Feb 26, 2013

Art is LOVE...

Jason loves to draw.  Like obsessively... He's also in kindergarten so pretty much everything he makes is adorable.  I love these years when they try so hard to figure things out.  These are a few of his most recent pieces of art and...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Feb 22, 2013

Game Changers: Baby Teeth

I had to take Jason to a pediatric dentist last week.  He was born into a doubly bad dental gene pool on both sides.  Couple that with a side of sensory issues, and you will find yourself booking weekly appointments a month out, 30 minut...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Feb 8, 2013

Our Crazy Little New Years Night...

It's loud. In fact it's REALLY loud.  If you aren't used to kids, you'd totally high tail it out of my place in a polite way in less than a New York minute... (which lucky for you is a whole hour earlier that those of us on Chicago time!) ...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Jan 2, 2013

Best Chicken Piccata with Capers EVER!

I usually don't post about recipes (even though I should) but I had a taste for "going out to dinner" without the fuss of taking 6 kids to a restaurant.  It's usually WAY more work than it's worth, and the nutritional information of most entrees...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Dec 27, 2012

My Secret Mom Stash

I have a new item to add to my "secret mom stash".  Tape.I was trying to decorate the house for Eliza's 1st birthday tomorrow for when she wakes up in the morning. I was also hoping to wrap her birthday presents tonight, but of course ALL of the...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Dec 2, 2012

More pumpkin farm fun, complete with more pumpkin guts.

We carved pumpkins in early October, my birthday to be exact.  Those old guys rotted and molded over the last 3 weeks, so tonight we did a retake.  AND the pumpkin seeds were SO much better tonight despite my first attempt.  Crispy,...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Oct 29, 2012

Seeking Simplicity | 10 things that make my life easier

It's hard to stay organized when you are in charge of the inner workings of running a household with 6 kids.  I'm certainly not the most organized person in the world, but I'm working on it, and we definitely get things done around here.Here are...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Oct 18, 2012

Restart

Clothes, clothes, everywhere!!!They are peeking out of hampers, and out of the drawers.  They're draped over furniture, and sticking out of the closets.  I have no idea where they have all come from, but maybe it's because I used to be a pr...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Oct 18, 2012

Hoping for Halloween

It got stormy tonight, and a little bit chilly... it made me want to go shopping for Halloween costumes and over-sized bags snack sized candy.So, since we found out the hard way that our local Spirit Halloween store was not quite open for business...
by A Life... Less Perfect on Sep 18, 2012


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