Crafting, Large Family Logistics, Our Tribal Tips

Large Family Chores

We like to work as a team around here.I think we look like a team too.  We are often approached by strangers at Wal Mart , “That’s quite the team you have there.” We used to just have a HUGE clean up every Saturday, top to bottom, all the laundry done, and food mostly ready… Continue reading Large Family Chores

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Large Family Chili 🌶

Hey y’all. We are just getting our appetites back after a week of suffering big flu symptoms and nausea. We aren’t 100% yet but we were needing something a little more substantial than toast so I decided to get adventurous and try a new recipe. Half way through putting it together I found  out that… Continue reading Large Family Chili 🌶

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Large Family Flu

 This is me crashed on my bed trying to comfort my youngest child. I was so grateful that I could snuggle him at this point. I literally slept for 36 hours straight till this moment on a couch in the middle of my house. We had been struggling already with a respiratory flu and Daddy… Continue reading Large Family Flu

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Earth Hour 🌏

Here are my oldest four out of 6 that live at home, sitting at the kitchen table. We are having a cozy candlelit night while playing a card game called Skipbo. We love sitting around like this just enjoying the warm glow of the candles, our conversation often turning to olden days and what it… Continue reading Earth Hour 🌏

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MOTHER/DAUGHTER YARN SOCIAL

A couple of months ago , I had the idea to host a YARN SOCIAL in my home, with our homeschooling group. I was a tad insecure about opening our home to a bunch of strangers, but I decided to go ahead and open the invitation to any homeschooling family in our area. It turns out that… Continue reading MOTHER/DAUGHTER YARN SOCIAL

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Motherhood ( Breathe )

I love the motherly closeness depicted in this piece of art that I bought from my friend over at rugged infinity (posted with permission). I think she did a really great job showing exactly how a momma feels as she draws a young one close. Even as they grow large and don't exactly fit under… Continue reading Motherhood ( Breathe )

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The Power of Siblings

It’s  hard not to be insulted sometimes. I was speaking to an adoption practitioner recently and she asked me why I thought it was a good idea that a black orphan from Haiti should join our family to compete with 6 white siblings. “What for? You have 6 already  ?” She asked.” Someone might think… Continue reading The Power of Siblings

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Unschooler? Me?

So I took an online survey a couple of days ago. I wasn’t really sure what my homeschooling label was so I took the test to figure it out. Well, The survey result said that I was an unschooler. Ok, no offence to unschoolers because that’s totally cool if that’s your style but that’s Not… Continue reading Unschooler? Me?