I am a mom to 4 adorable little kiddos. Yes, my hands are full, which I am constantly reminded of whenever I go in to public; mom’s of more than 2 kids-you know what I’m talking about! Adorable as they may be, they have been known to force me to say things that I never,… Continue reading Things My Kids Make Me Say
Feeding a large family will get expensive fast! When I stray from the things I talk about below, I find our food bill quickly going out of control. Typically, I average about $150 per week. Sometimes a few dollars more, sometimes a few dollars less. And, yes, that DOES usually include the other misc. household… Continue reading Feeding 6 People on $600 per Month
This is my third year homeschooling. I am no where NEAR experienced in this department, but I do still have a little experience. Our oldest son is in 2nd grade, and we have a kindergartener, a 3-year-old, and a 16 month old. The biggest problem I encounter, and the most frequent question I hear is: “What do… Continue reading Home Schooling with Younger Siblings
The last time I held an out-of-the-home position was just over 7 years ago. Over those years our family has grown and our income has fluctuated.
We are surrounded by hate in America. Hatred of races. Hatred of authority. Hatred of religion.
Dearest Mama, You don’t know me, but I know you. You are vulnerable, lonely, and distressed. You had an idea in your head of how life with your new baby would be and it is not at all how you pictured. More than likely, neither was your birth.
Two and a half years ago, we made a huge decision and moved our little family 2,000 miles away. Away from our home. Away from our families. Away from our history. We wanted something different for our children than what one usually finds in southern California. So we packed up, said goodbye, and headed… Continue reading Helpful Ideas on Moving Long Distance with Kids
No one likes walking into the middle of a conversation! You can read part 1 here. After we met with the school officials about E’s IEP and determined they wouldn’t be able to help him, I went home and scoured the internet for solutions. I was determined to help at least his physical delays, praying the mental would… Continue reading Helping E-Part 2
I kill pretty much everything that grows. Except weeds. Those little buggers grow like-well, weeds. Now as spring arrives and the bulbs (that I didn’t plant) come up and bloom, I have some of God’s beauty to look at as I watch my children play outside. You can imagine my disappointment when G notices the pretty… Continue reading Picking Flowers
We have 4 children now and I don’t remember feelings of jealousy or neglect from the older ones. It may be because we didn’t have an only child for very long, so they’ve always had each other’s attention, not just my own. We view children as a blessing and gift from God, so it is always a… Continue reading How to Prepare Older Children for a New Baby