Customer Service at Home

Customer Service at Home

There was a time when I lived pretty much according to how I felt. If I awoke groggy, I was grumpy. If I had a stomach ache, others had to hear about it. I was under the false impression that I didn’t have any choice. After all, I … Read More…

Introducing Large Family Life: Video Conversations with a Mom of 15

Introducing Large Family Life: Video Conversations with a Mom of 15

Blogging has changed a lot since I started in 2005. Back then you could write about what you had for dinner and who got sick that week and everyone loved it! Today there is so much out there, so many choices, so many other things to do other … Read More…

How to Become a Tolerant Mom

How to Become a Tolerant Mom

We all like peace and order, don’t we? We like to know our favorite scissors will always be just where we put them last, or we can talk on the phone without competing with screaming in the background, or we can open the bathroom door without fear and … Read More…

Homeschool Without College

Homeschool Without College

A college education does not guarantee success. In fact, it may kill true success altogether. How do I know? I follow what is coming out of colleges and universities all over the nation. The fallout of our liberal, ego-inflating, extremely expensive higher education system is too ugly to … Read More…

HELP! My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!

HELP! My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!

I hear it everywhere I go. In fact, it is the subject of the majority of email questions I receive. Moms feel frustrated and defeated. They are also weighed down with grief and guilt at their own reactive behavior. First of all, let me say that I get … Read More…

Encouragement and Inspiration for Your Homeschool Journey

Encouragement and Inspiration for Your Homeschool Journey

I still remember how shaky I felt as I climbed out of the car after my first solo trip as a licensed driver, don’t you? I had to hang on to the door just to stay on my feet! That’s sort of how homeschooling feels every year. I … Read More…

15 Morning Sickness Hacks from a Mom of 15

15 Morning Sickness Hacks from a Mom of 15

Green, sick, and awful, that’s how I have always felt the first few months of my pregnancies. Someone even accused me of being a glutton for punishment because I volunteered for so many! Of course, I know the benefits outweigh the difficulties, but it’s hard to stay positive … Read More…

15 Homeschool Hacks for Pregnancy and Childbirth

15 Homeschool Hacks for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Babies and homeschooling; is it possible to mix both? Most people think a mom of 15 should know! In fact, recently a dear mama sent me a question which inspired this entire post: I was wondering if you could give me some advice and insight. Here’s what I’m … Read More…

How to Conquer Mom Frustration

How to Conquer Mom Frustration

Do you ever find yourself feeling “burnt”? I mean, like you can’t find even a second to catch your breath? There is a place where a mother of many children can find herself worn to a frazzle. It’s a constant state of mom frustration, which leads to anger, which leads … Read More…

How to Be a Sweet Mom to Your Family

How to Be a Sweet Mom to Your Family

Sweetness does not come naturally to most of us. We tend to react to the hard knocks of life by becoming cold and hard. Of course women must be tough as nails, but we don’t have to act rough and sharp! Not only babies and children, but husbands, parents, … Read More…