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 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

Crafting

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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Break From My White Straitjacket

I meet the end of fall dreading winter and snow and endless grey days shut in with nowhere to go and a pile of kids with energy to burn. I don't know when exactly it got really bad but it did and every winter I  start thinking about how I can escape and feel alive… Continue reading Break From My White Straitjacket

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Due Dates

Due Dates come and go around here all the time, yet they mostly go by unnoticed by everyone except myself, my sweet hubby, and maybe a dear friend that I mention it to. I hurt. I hurt because of my child gone, a dream interrupted, a vision altered by yet another miscarriage. 9 miscarriages have left… Continue reading Due Dates

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Do you have kids?Lose Yourself.

Lets get REAL. Over the course of the Holidays I found myself in stores more than usual, which is pretty understandable. While buying gifts for my kids and husband, certain topics seemed to arise between myself and whoever the sales clerk happened  to be that day. They would often ask leading questions to see if… Continue reading Do you have kids?Lose Yourself.