20 Ways to Survive a Hotel Stay With Lots of Kids

20 Ways to Survive a Hotel Stay With Lots of Kids

A hotel stay with lots of kids doesn’t have to become a horror film! In fact, you can turn a hotel stay into a great family memory. How do I know?–because our large family (17 of us) has done it for years! You can read more about our … 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 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…

How to Become a Peaceful Mom

How to Become a Peaceful Mom

Moms can, and must, find peace.  When they don’t, they become a menace to their families. I know all about it, peace that is, and that’s saying a lot. People don’t believe me. They say it’s not possible for a mom of 15 to know even the meaning … Read More…

15 Grocery Shopping Hacks from a Mom of 15

15 Grocery Shopping Hacks from a Mom of 15

Follow my blog with Bloglovin 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 … Read More…

Don’t Forget to Disciple the Kids!

Don’t Forget to Disciple the Kids!

Rearing children is sort of like balancing on a high wire and juggling at the same time.   We want so much; our children need to be healthy, happy, well-adjusted, and, hopefully, heaven-bound. Sometimes while we are busy running to the doctor, or the store, or we are … Read More…

True Christmas: Parenting Until it Hurts

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 … Read More…

Homeschooling with Toddlers: Tips from a Mom of 15

Homeschooling with Toddlers: Tips from a Mom of 15

I have to admit, homeschooling with toddlers has not always been smooth sailing. Our 15 children are spaced an average of 21 months apart, and between some there were only 14 months. At one time we had three under the age of three, and another time we had … Read More…

Gentle Grammar for Young Children

Gentle Grammar for Young Children

There is a stage where the gap between the ability to read and the ability to write is enormous. Of course, early efforts are so precious and endearing! What cold-hearted person could discourage such amazing beginnings, and yet… …I have observed that, if not corrected early-on, some habits … Read More…