A common misconception is that childbirth gets easier or that birth must just be easy for me. After all, after 14 babies it seems I’m just made for birth! Right?! If only this were true. [Read more…] about How do I prepare for childbirth?
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 Ten Most Influential Books That Have Helped Me as a Wife and Mother
As I came from a broken family (as did my husband) I didn’t really have the proper foundation on how to build a successful marriage or family life. This caused me to turn to books for any answers I was looking for. So, I’m sure you can imagine, over the past 25 years I’ve read a LOT of books. [Read more…] about The Ten Most Influential Books That Have Helped Me as a Wife and Mother
Having Babies In Today’s Society
Today’s society is mean to mothers. Plain and simple. Everyone lives in their own little world. It’s a sad culture that’s been created.
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Kids and Moving: How They Can Help!
We lived in our home for almost twenty years when we decided to move. Without our children’s help, it wouldn’t have gone as smoothly as it did. We transitioned from a 2,167 square foot home into a less than 400 sq ft fifth wheel. [Read more…] about Kids and Moving: How They Can Help!
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
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
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
How I Declutter My Life as a Large Family Mom
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