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15 Grocery Shopping Hacks from a Mom of 15

In our home grocery shopping is not incidental, it is MONUMENTAL ! We have to take out a back seat in our 15 passenger van to fit a major grocery-shop, and even then we have to use a few seats as well, and then putting all of that food away takes a small army. Thankfully, I’ve… Continue reading 15 Grocery Shopping Hacks from a Mom of 15

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True Christmas: Parenting Until it Hurts

This time of year gets me thinking about Mary. I wonder what it was like back then; pregnancy and childbirth in times where there were no cars or hospitals. She was most probably contracting while riding around town late at night on a donkey. I can’t imagine a labor like that! Then, after working and… Continue reading True Christmas: Parenting Until it Hurts

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God Loves Your Family

Family matters. The culture says, “Don’t worry about it, just let it happen,” or, “Family can be anyone or anything, even a group of regulars at a bar, college roomies, or two mommies and two daddies.” None of this is true. Yes, people can enjoy the bond of fellowship in a bar or on a… Continue reading God Loves Your Family

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How Did You End up with 15 Kids?

I was not raised to want a lot of kids. In fact, when I was carrying my first child I was very, very afraid. Babies and children were a mystery to me. Even the men I knew were better with infants than I was.     But as soon as I pushed my little daughter… Continue reading How Did You End up with 15 Kids?

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I Want to be a Gold Medal Mom

Athletes have stars in their eyes. Their focus is to become champions. They see themselves standing on the podium, hand over heart, swelling with pride as the medal is draped and the crowd erupts in applause.   But the road to that point is long. Denial. Pain. Begging and borrowing to stay in training. Explaining… Continue reading I Want to be a Gold Medal Mom

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13 Books Every Teen Should Read

Typical teen reading lists are filled with either fluff or ideological dribble. Books suggested for college prep are especially boring, irrelevant and cater to progressive brainwashing. Teens are not just older children, they are developing adults, and they need to be armed to the teeth as they face the issues of our current culture. Conventional… Continue reading 13 Books Every Teen Should Read

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Encouragement for Stay-at-Home Saints

If you are knee-deep in the stomach flu, or teething, or broken appliances, or just having a hard time keeping up with the responsibilities of life, you should consider your holy estate. You are more than a mere stay-at-home mom, you are a stay-at-home saint. Saints, prophets, and all those otherwise used of God don’t… Continue reading Encouragement for Stay-at-Home Saints

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Large Family Stress Reduction: Ordering

There are those emergencies that crop up suddenly, and this is where a good manager must think quickly and clearly. If you have been following along, we have been doing a number of posts on large family stress reduction. First, we discussed how to get ahead (part one and part two), streamline, face it, and… Continue reading Large Family Stress Reduction: Ordering

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Large Family Travel: Lodging Tips From a Mom of 15

Finding decent lodging for a large family is not impossible! As far as large family travel goes, finding lodging is a major concern. If you have been following along, you will remember that we started traveling back when we had nine children, the oldest 14, and we continued to travel even after we had our… Continue reading Large Family Travel: Lodging Tips From a Mom of 15

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Extreme Packing Tips from a Mom of 15 {tutorial}

Packing clothing for a few days’ trip takes some organization for any sized family, but when that family includes a number of small children, the task can seem daunting!   As I related in this earlier post, we started traveling regularly as a family back when we had nine children, the oldest only thirteen years… Continue reading Extreme Packing Tips from a Mom of 15 {tutorial}