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My oldest holding our surprise (photo: Allison Dickie)

Finding Out You're Pregnant When You're Done Having Kids

I walked back into our bedroom and showed my husband the little strip with the telltale two pink lines.

image credit: Staci Sheets

First Kid VS Fifth Kid: From Sterilized Pacifiers To "Here, Suck On My Keys."

I'm not saying that I've got this parenting thing nailed, but I am saying that I've done it five times which is worth something.

The author and her SEVEN CHILDREN.

7 Things I've Learned From Raising 7 Kids

Through the years, I've learned that our ideologies matter far less than the quality of the relationships we build with our kids. Your rules and my rules may be entirely different, but if we center our parenting around nurturing and compassion for our kids, we will achieve similar results.