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 Run Your Home Like a Professional

How to Run Your Home Like a Professional

Don’t you hate the way feminism has devalued the work of stay-at-home moms? As if raising human beings wasn’t one of the most important jobs on the planet! I think it’s been downplayed so much that we’ve forgotten a lot of the dignity and pride that comes with … Read More…

How We Homeschool: Mom of 15 Shares the Details

How We Homeschool: Mom of 15 Shares the Details

So…as I have promised, here is how we are doing it. Please keep in mind, this is only a snapshot. If you took a picture of how we did it 20 years ago, you may have not recognized it as the same thing. We have adapted according to … Read More…

15 Happy Hacks for Spring Cleaning from a Mom of 15

15 Happy Hacks for Spring Cleaning from a Mom of 15

Spring cleaning makes me happy, I just can’t help it!  Everything is beginning anew, and I am itching to do a whole-house reboot. After all, there are 10 of us who run around with dirty shoes and fling our dirty underwear into the hamper (hopefully). For me it goes … 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…

More than 15 Homeschool Hacks from a Mom of 15

More than 15 Homeschool Hacks from a Mom of 15

It doesn’t take a genius to educate a large family at home, but it does take quite a bit of focus and ingenuity. This is especially true when considering the direction and logistical details for another year of learning. If you are like me, you can use any … Read More…

Yes, You CAN Homeschool a Large Family!

Yes, You CAN Homeschool a Large Family!

The other day I was listening to an interview with a well-known author who questioned the idea of homeschooling a large family. She wasn’t being spiteful or mean, and from her perspective it was true; she only had four children and she was basing her assumptions on her … Read More…

5 Ways to Cook BIG!

5 Ways to Cook BIG!

It takes more than just a little ingenuity to feed a large family in a small family world.  I grew up in a family of three–my mother, my sister, and me–so there was little opportunity to learn how to whip up a batch of 6 dozen cookies (that … Read More…

Large Family Stress Reduction: Facing it!

Large Family Stress Reduction: Facing it!

This post is not about looking one’s responsibilities straight in the eye, although that is a good subject to cover! No, this post will be all about creating a “neat” out of a mess! It’s obvious that, no matter how we try and keep a lid on clutter, … Read More…

Large Family Stress Reduction: Getting Ahead, Part 1

Large Family Stress Reduction: Getting Ahead, Part 1

Are you constantly feeling like you are chasing one disaster after another, as if you are endlessly “running behind”? I know exactly what you mean… If you’ve never lived in a large family, it is probably hard to understand just how “dynamic” life can be! I grew up … Read More…