The day right before this photo was taken, he said “those words”. He has been my best communicator from a young age. I’ve never had a child that could communicate like this boy. He often baffles his Dad when they are speaking on the phone because he can carry a conversation so well. Everyone call… Continue reading Not a Baby Anymore
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 🌶
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 )
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
Some homeschoolers take their books with them on vacation and some don't. I feel like there are a lot of hours in a day and knowing that the morning weather is a little chilly in the morning here we felt like this was a good way to pass the time and stay caught up in… Continue reading School At The Pool
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.
This is a quick tip for large families who are looking for a tangible way to save money and frustration. Please read : I got away from using plastic cups years ago and I switched to glass because I liked the way my drinks tasted and stay colder . I also didn't like the way… Continue reading The Last Laugh
I must admit that I was completely ignorant to the term homeschooling when I first heard it. I am originally a city kid, born and raised in Montreal, Canada and I still love that city. Its such a diverse and multicultural place to live. The best foods, parks, fashion, service,and night life are all in Montreal. I… Continue reading How WEIRD Are US Homeschoolers?
Meal times are very special around here, especially dinner time. We love to sit around the table with each other and feast on good food and good words. My children range from 27 years old (on his own now) down to 2 and I have used the same approach with all of them. Buy real… Continue reading Large Family Meals