Hi, my name is Courtney!

I’d like to welcome you to my site. Thanks for stopping by! I was born and raised in the state of North Carolina. As the oldest of 6 children and one of 20 grandkids my entire childhood was filled with lively home life and family gatherings. I had no future family size in mind, but I did know that I wanted to be a wife and mother someday.

A Little Dirt Never Hurt

I recently had a comment shaming me because my kids wore “stained hand-me-downs”. What they failed to realize is that kids that live on 12 acres full of dirt, rocks, animals, and gardens RARELY stay clean while playing outside. Because of that, yes, my kids usually wear play clothes around the house. Last night my…

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I’m sure we can all admit that it’s been a wacky and somewhat disappointing year for our children. When they’re young they don’t understand everything. “Why can’t we do all the fun stuff we did last year?” When I found out that our state’s fair would be cancelled I decided to have some fair fun…

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How our extra large family celebrates birthdays

Birthdays in large families are exciting because even without guests there’s plenty of people to celebrate with. Today I’m sharing some ways we try to treat each child on their special day. 1) Each child gets their own cake Being a mom of twins and a mom of kids with back-to-back birthdays I have always…

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