Being a Mama · Budgeting · Uncategorized

Feeding 6 People on $600 per Month

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

Being a Mama · Children · Home School · Uncategorized

Home Schooling with Younger Siblings

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

Being a Mama · Children · Uncategorized

Helpful Ideas on Moving Long Distance with Kids

  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

Being a Mama · Children · Special Needs Children · Uncategorized

Helping E-Part 2

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

Being a Mama · Children · Uncategorized

How to Prepare Older Children for a New Baby

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