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Recipe Organization

By | May 16th, 2016|Favorite Recipes, Organization, Time Efficiency|

How I create and organize my binders Organization on my recipes themselves Resources I use for finding new recipes When Bob and I were first married I had my recipe cards stuck in a little 4x6 recipe box.  This completely frustrated me as I could not see all of my choices before making a selection.  [...]

Family Participation: Chores for Kids

By | April 28th, 2016|How Do We Do That, Organization, Parenting, Schedules and Routines, Surrender and Blessings|

What does God's Word say about teaching children to help? Do chores have to be a chore? Surrender and blessing What kinds of jobs can kids do at what ages? - A LIST OF IDEAS Letting it go...and trying to leave it there When in the day do we have kids do their jobs? How long [...]

Siblings Sharing Bedrooms – “You have *how* many per room?!”

By | April 24th, 2016|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Large Family Matters, Organization, OUR HOME, Schedules and Routines, Surrender and Blessings|

Why is sharing bedrooms valuable? Setting up the bedrooms What about all their stuff? Going to sleep Nap times Ages of children and how that plays in  Do we have boys and girls together in rooms? Who should clean the room? Handling sickness Different personalities?   The topic of siblings sharing bedrooms in our house [...]

Incentives & Rewards for Children’s Behavior, Part 1 of 2

By | March 22nd, 2016|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Organization, Parenting, Toys and Activities|

I strive to bring as much delight as I can into all of the children's character and behavior training.  So I look for the little things to praise for and try to jump at those with affirmation. Mini sticker charts Scratch-n-Sniff stickers Honey on their tongue "Ice cubes" Jelly Bellies Competing with themselves "Smackeroo kiss" [...]

Mom Tips – For Around the House, #2

By | March 8th, 2016|How Do We Do That, Mom Tips, Organization, Time Efficiency|

I so enjoy the little "mom tips" that I've come across in life - those little things that I've learned learned from my mom, or a mom friend, that just make life a little nicer.  Things that make the "daily-daily" just a little easier, or make me smile a little more, or maybe will be [...]

Mom Tips – For Around the House, #1

By | January 24th, 2016|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Mom Tips, Organization, Time Efficiency|

What are "Mom Tips"? ~ I so enjoy the little "mom tips" that I've come across in life - those little things that I've learned from my mom, or a mom friend, that just make life a little nicer.  Things that make the daily-daily just a little easier, or make me smile a little more, [...]

Large Family Preparations to Leave the House – This, too, Has a Plan

By | December 29th, 2015|How Do We Do That, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

Make lists and notes Prepare as much in advance as possible Start early - it takes what it takes Be the manager, not the primary "do-er" Three examples Preparing to arrive home again  I was often asked how I prepared to leave the house with our family of 11, especially when our 9 children were [...]

Sleep Better – How To Make Your Bedroom a Better Place To Re-Charge

By | December 21st, 2015|How Do We Do That, Organization, Parenting, Schedules and Routines|

We spend a third of our lives in bed, but no one teaches us how to orchestrate our bedrooms to help us sleep well! *smile* Here is a photo of our master bedroom. Studies show that good quality sleep (not just quantity) benefits parents of families of any size... There is usually a huge drain [...]

Large Family Meal Planning & Grocery Shopping

By | November 16th, 2015|Favorite Recipes, How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

Striving for organization, time efficiency, and for a low grocery budget... *smile* My meal planning strategy Using a Master Grocery Shopping List Using an Inventory Chart Minimize and rotate Utilizing additional freezer and refrigerator space Having a "deep pantry" for longer term food storage How I do shopping with the kids Creating a food pantry [...]

Clothing Storage & Access, Thinking Outside the Box

By | November 8th, 2015|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Organization, OUR HOME, Time Efficiency|

We purchased our current home when we had only 3 children…now we have 9! *smile*  So we had to start thinking “outside the box”, or in our case, inside our box. This has resulted in the Lord showing us over time many different do-it-yourself and inexpensive ways to adapt our house to fit the needs [...]

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