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Choosing to praise God In Spite Of Myself

Book Review: In Spite of Myself by Katie Hornor

God always uses our pain and trials not just to mould us but to help us help others. So, out of Katie Horner’s pain came her book, In Spite of Myself, a 4-week Bible Study to guide us on how to intentionally chose praise in all situations. She used the pain she walked through and the lessons she faced to share how we all can see God in everything we go through.  Read more…

31 Days of Large Homeschooling Family

Attending Church as a Large Family

The Lord’s Day. A day to worship the Lord and be with God’s family. And yet, attending church with a large family can be often everything but that. But mom in the trenches, keep keeping on! Because soon you WILL get to sit and listen to the sermons. You WILL get to chat with other adults without being interrupted. Hang in there! Read more…

Off-peak fun

One of the biggest perks of homeschooling is the ability to go on vacations or visit local attractions during off-peak seasons.This is extremely helpful when we travel as a group of 9 out of Singapore! Locally, we get less crowds at playgrounds, swimming pools, the Singapore Zoo or even eating at popular hawker stalls and restaurants. […] Read more…

How much do you push yourself?

In the early years when I had all littles, I pushed myself really hard. And I thrived on it. And I know many other moms of large families who did it too. But with age, I have come to know that many of these moms have health issues. It makes me wonder if the health […] Read more…

Grateful. Humbled.

On 11th March 2014, we celebrated 19 years of married life. And today, 12th March 2014, our “baby”, the 7th child, turns 5. For both events, I am truly grateful to our Lord. I do not take for granted our marriage and neither do I take for granted having our 7 living children. Influenced by […] Read more…

Travelling as a large family

Every year, we try to take a family vacation. But as the family size has grown, it has become more challenging to do so. The venue we choose needs to fulfill certain criteria such as : 1. be a destination that has wide range of activities that can cater to both teens and pre-schoolers. 2. […] Read more…

Why swimming is a non-negotiable in our family

Swimming is a sports/exercise that we have decided is a must-learn skill for the family. Why? In a nutshell, it is a safety issue. For a large family with many young children we can’t keep an eye on all of them all of the time whenever we are at the swimming pool. But why do […] Read more…