Dishes never end!! Cleaning up after every meal can be very time-consuming and easily overwhelming, especially in a large family. But it doesn’t have to be. Here, I share how we have been tackling this job for well over 10 years! [Read more…] about Dishes!! How We Organize Our Children and Efficiently Clean Up After Meals.
Tired of your kids fighting? Here’s how I help my children get along.
Are you tired of your children not getting along? They are going to squabble. It’s human nature. As a form of self-preservation, human beings are very selfish in nature. Squabbling teaches children how to deal with others and has the potential to teach them self-denial. [Read more…] about Tired of your kids fighting? Here’s how I help my children get along.
The Best Timesaving Laundry System!
I thought our previous laundry system was pretty awesome. We were able to keep up without too many bumps in the road. We only did a couple of loads a day and I even made sure to always have a kid helping out, usually the one I found aimlessly walking around with apparently nothing to do.
I liked our previous system so much that we even built a laundry chute into our new two-story house. That was before I discovered a NEW and BETTER way to do laundry!! [Read more…] about The Best Timesaving Laundry System!
Dealing with Critics
Why do critics feel they need to give you their two cents worth when they meet you in public when you have a lot of children? If you haven’t noticed already, this is a vent post. Consider yourself warned… [Read more…] about Dealing with Critics
Motivational Afternoon Tips
A couple of months ago, I discovered a way to be motivated all throughout the afternoon. [Read more…] about Motivational Afternoon Tips
Martina’s Birth Story
Our world needs positive birth stories. With all the complications we see (c-sections, fetal distress, interventions, etc.) it can be hard for an expecting mother to believe a normal birth is possible. I decided to share Martina’s birth (baby #13) as an example of a ‘normal birth’. [Read more…] about Martina’s Birth Story
Chores Your Children Can Do While Little
As mothers, we need to train our children to help out and not be afraid of a little work. This can be done but you must start when they are young. [Read more…] about Chores Your Children Can Do While Little
Our Homeschooling Curriculum, Part Two
The beauty with homeschooling is that you, as the teacher and parent, get to choose what your children learn. In our family we put a huge focus on teaching our family life skills. We want them to succeed in life, no matter what their predominant talents are. But, how do we accomplish this? [Read more…] about Our Homeschooling Curriculum, Part Two
Our Homeschooling Curriculum, Part One
When homeschooling we are often asked what we teach our children. What curriculum do you use? Do you use a curriculum? How do you know if it is well-rounded? I’m here to tell you that it’s time to relax. The is part one of what I teach my children when I school them at home. You’re going to be surprised as it’s not what you’d think. 🙂 [Read more…] about Our Homeschooling Curriculum, Part One