Everyone knows that drinking water is a healthier option. Yet, most children prefer sugary drinks. I am grateful that choosing water as the beverage of choice in our large family has saved our health and pocket over the years. Also, choosing to drink water only has one other great side benefit. Spills are non-events! Read more …
In a large family, many things have to be streamlined or I will go mad. Children are also quickly taught basic life skills. This is especially important in the early years when I had more people depending on rather than helping me. Labelling cups and plates is one way to keep on top of many dishes we use daily. Read more…
All Christian parents I believe, would want their children to serve the Lord. How exactly this works out can be very different family to family. And from season to season. In our family, we have seen it change over the years as the children grew up and developed the talents the Lord has blessed them with.
Letting go and trusting God is not about trusting God with our family size. But it is about one of the biggest lessons learnt as a mother of many. About how I had to learn that letting go and trusting God is the only way when one has a large family. Many times we say we trust God but do we really?
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Cooking for our large family is a fulltime job. But since we do not have a cook, I have had to figure out how to keep things simple and keep the family fed. Keeping things simple is critical.
Naps are critical for the children and me. So what happens when they transitioned out of naps? No, they are not allowed to run amok, there are babies who still need to nap. Instead, they are required to have 30 minutes of quiet time. No, not the devotional type but to play or read QUIETLY in their cot/bed/room. Read to find out more.
SAYING NO WHEN HOMESCHOOLING A LARGE FAMILY is part of the Write 31 2017 Challenge. Read 31 Days of Life in a Large Homeschooling Family for more posts. * * * * * * * * * Saying NO when homeschooling It…
Exercising as a large family largely does not happen in our family! Lol! But it is not because we are a large family. Many other large families do. But for us, we don’t for a variety of reasons. But mostly it is because neither Henson nor I are the sporty sort. So it isn’t even top of mind usually.
Laundry in our large family is well, a lot! Shifting house, growing children and growing family. All these meant that to keep up with it, our laundry system has had to change over the years. But laundry is generally not an issue for me. It is cooking that is a lot more stressful. Click and read to find out how I make it work for our large family.