Kerrie McLoughlin

A controlled chaos-loving mama homeschooling 5 kidlets and writing it all down in articles, ebooks and blogs with a huge dose of humor.

#BahnCooler – "Pink Stuff" Recipe and Mom’s Ice Chest Challenge at Schlitterbahn WaterParks

Schlitterbahn loves families and the proof is in the ice chest -- families can save by bringing their own ice chest to the park! When you combine that with free parking it's clear that you are hard-pressed to find a more family-friendly park!Bringing in an ice chest does more than save money for your family; it lets you take care of those fussy eaters and stay all day! Packing an ice chest with our kids' favorites means more time enjoying rides and less time in food lines ....more

The McLoughlins Go on the Road Day Five! #VacationInBranson

Friday was our last day in Branson before heading home. Breakfast out this morning at a Belgian waffle restaurant that rocked! Packing up and Sam has a new toy Sam at Castle Rock Waterpark! ...more

The McLoughlins Go on the Road Day Four! #VacationInBranson (Part Two)

More Thursday fun in Branson! Eva with kitty cat Samuel with kitty cat Callie with kitty cat Joel with kitty cat Michael with kitty cat Gorgeous kitty cat We love zoos but hate them at the same time ... hate the animals caged up After the zoo we had some waterpark fun Later, some mini golf fun at Dinosaur Canyon Ball in water! ...more

Happy 13th Birthday to my Oldest Kid, Joel!!!

My baby is THIRTEEN TODAY?!?!?!?! Such a great kid, that Joel. Changed my life forever around 10:25 this morning in 2001, 5 days after I turned 30 ....more

The McLoughlins Go on the Road Day Four! #VacationInBranson (Part One)

SO MANY PICTURES and SO MUCH FUN! This day was packed so it will take 2 posts to show all the photos! This was taken in the Castle Rock Waterpark restaurant, where you could find us most mornings with the kids eating their breakfast buffet! ...more

5 Unique Baby Gifts

Babies are very precious and it is our duty to look after them by showering them with love and affection. If you are buying gifts for a new baby or for a baby’s birthday party, you want the present to be unique and meaningful.There are a vast number of baby gifts available to buy today; in both shops and online. If you use your imagination, you can make sure that your gift is special and different from the usual and boring gifts that are out there.The following are five baby gift ideas that will be both special and unique for the recipient ....more

Younique is my SECOND Business: Living My Childhood Dream of SELLING COSMETICS!

My mom is laughing so hard right now. When I was a kid I was obsessed with makeup. LOVED the stuff ....more

Jewelry in Candles is my THIRD Business ... and Eva is on my Mind Today

Here's what's on my mind today ... my Great Aunt Eva's birthday. She would have been 753 years old today ....more

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived In ... Australia (An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures)

Oh my gosh. This book is super cute! We are obsessed with Australia around here anyway so when I got the chance to read this to my kids for bedtime and homeschooling purposes I was so excited! ...more

Alex's Lemonade Stand Jamberry Nail Wraps Fundraisesr #Stir4ACure

I'm doing an Alex's Lemonade Stand fundraiser where if you purchase anything from my Jamberry site using the Alex's Lemonade Stand fundraiser link (should be highlighted for you to click on here in this post), I will donate 15% of your sale out of my own commission to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to help find a cure for childhood cancer.If sales go over $500, I will donate 20% of my commission.If you don't personally need any nail wraps, please consider contacting me to purchase a set of Jamberry Juniors so I can donate them at Children's Mercy Hospital here in Overland Park, Kansas.If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that I have 5 healthy children. I don't know why that is; it just is. And so my heart goes out to those families who are dealing with the horrific situation of having a child with cancer ....more