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

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 🌏

homeschooling, large family, Motherhood

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 )

homeschooling, large family, Motherhood

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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Best Dish Rack Ever (My Gift💝To You)

Maybe not the weirdest post ever written by a homeschooling Mom, but definitely one with purpose. If you've ever been to the home of a large family you may have noticed that there is a lot of pots and dishes being used and washed all the time.  I never felt that we had the time… Continue reading Best Dish Rack Ever (My Gift💝To You)

large family, miscarriage, Motherhood

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

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.

adoption, large family, miscarriage

7-Eleven (Not What You Think)

Every once in a while I get the comment that being a Momma to 7 must be hard. This always causes me to  feel a little unsure of what to say because there is something that comes a little undone in me and makes me feel like bawling and crying out in reply "Don't you… Continue reading 7-Eleven (Not What You Think)