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
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
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 🌶
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 🌏
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?
This is a post for all my readers/followers (thank you ...) that do not live in a crazy place like Ontario, Canada. I thought you might like a glimpse of our lives and weather here. We live about 45 minutes North of Toronto , Canada near a large lake that creates what is called "Snow… Continue reading SNOW SQUALLS
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
One of the more polite responses I have received from strangers when they find out that the kids with me at Wal-Mart are not daycare kids is "Wow, Christmas must be fun at your house". To which I reply "Oh yes,.... yes it is indeed". We do love Christmas around here and what isn't there… Continue reading Large Family Christmas