Large Family Logistics, Our Tribal Tips

Laundry Days

Years ago when I was newly married to my second husband, I was doing laundry one day for the 5 of us and I was completely frustrated, and grossed out by the huge mounds of laundry that had accumulated in my tiny laundry room. “I’ve had it” I said, “Why is there so much laundry… Continue reading Laundry Days

miscarriage, Motherhood

Not a Baby Anymore

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

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

homeschooling, large family

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 🌏

large family, Large Family Logistics, Motherhood

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.

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How WEIRD Are US Homeschoolers?

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?

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Large Family Meals

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