Large Family Logistics, Large Family Meals, Recipes

Breakfast Time

Good Morning! I try hard to serve my family healthy meals for breakfast as opposed to boxed cereals.  Whole foods are very important to us as well as organic foods when we can afford them.  We purchase a lot of our organics at Costco,  the local food mill warehouse  and even price match some organic’s… Continue reading Breakfast Time

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

large family, Large Family Meals, Recipes

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 🌶

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.

large family, Our Tribal Tips

The Last Laugh

 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

homeschooling

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?

homeschooling, large family

SNOW SQUALLS

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