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…
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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.
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.
Grocery shopping for our large family is tiring. We have four, and soon-to-be-five teenagers. Yeah. Lots and lots of food to shop for and then lug back. We have changed and adapted how we grocery shop for our family over the years. From lugging all the children along to Henson doing it solo to now me doing it solo and occasionally with the youngest.
If you have been online and browsing for organisation tips, be it for homeschooling or home management, or life in general, you will notice that it is Planner Season! Everyone who sells planners is out in force promoting theirs as THE planner system that will bring order and peace into our lives. So which one should I choose?
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I have been asked how many maidS we have many times. And when they find out that we have none, they gape in shock. I guess managing a large household with 5 young children and no outside help is an oddity in maid-dependent Singapore….
Many times, as a parent of ONE child, we worry about adding another child to the family. How are we ever going to cope, we wonder? And many times people will offer helpful advice such as “get a maid” and/or “send the toddler to childcare/pre-school”. I share 8 tips on how to not just survive but thrive with the baby and toddler combo, without resorting to employing a maid or putting your older child in childcare, unless you really want to.
I think the biggest issue most of us have when we choose to stay home to be with our children is the struggle with housework. However, housework is something that needs to be done and done regularly. Otherwise it piles up and any motivation to get to it decreases at an exponential rate!