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
The standard education every child is expected to receive is the three R’s; Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. I approach this part of our homeschooling very simplistically, like all the other subjects my children are ‘taught’. [Read more…] about Our Homeschool Curriculum, Part Three
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
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
We ask a lot of our children. We ask them to do their chores, jurisdictions, piano practice, etc. With so many children running around it’s easy for one to slip through the cracks and not complete one of their responsibilities. How do we make sure this doesn’t happen? Introducing our whiteboard. [Read more…] about Our WhiteBoard: Daily Chores and My Kids
I try to keep my house fairly clean. At 1932 square feet, with (currently) 12 people living in it, this can be tough, but important. It isn’t easy for sure, but it can be done, and with the help of the children. [Read more…] about What Chores Do My Children Do?
I am sick of stuff! Whenever I feel overwhelmed and burdened one major thing I do is look around me at the stuff I have and decide just how important all of it really is. [Read more…] about Overwhelmed? Start Getting Rid of Stuff!
I have found that decluttering on the outside helps me declutter on the inside. What I mean by this is the less stuff and activities I have going on around me the more at peace I find myself in. [Read more…] about How I Declutter My Life as a Large Family Mom
My home can get pretty cluttered, very fast. With so many people running around doing their own projects (and many not cleaning up after themselves) it can get out of hand quickly. But, I’ve found a solution that helps declutter the home in the short term, and fast! [Read more…] about “Line Up!” Time To Declutter The House, Kids!! How We Keep Our Home Clean.