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Productively Occupying 3-Year-Old Boys

By | July 25th, 2015|How Do We Do That, Parenting, Schedules and Routines, Toys and Activities|

Boys vs. girls Keeping him safe without following him around. Scheduling our 3-year-old's time on a typical day. Toy/activity ideas to occupy his time. Three resources for activity ideas. Do you have a 3-year-old boy (or know someone who does) who seems to have testosterone exploding from his darling little body con-stant-ly? *smile* Does he bounce [...]

Productively Occupying Young Children

By | July 17th, 2015|Large Family - Small House, Parenting, Schedules and Routines, Toys and Activities|

In our homeschool we strive to not just occupy non-school-age children, but to include them; to not chase them away, but to draw them in.  Children need to know they are a valuable part of our family, and not just to be tolerated until they’re older. “Moomyyy, Tyler is standing on the kitchen table and [...]

Large Family House Cleaning – Getting it Done, & When To Do The Big Jobs

By | May 18th, 2015|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

Managing my time & utilizing a schedule What do the blocks of cleaning time look like? How do I get to the big, deep-cleaning jobs? How do I keep up? Learning to include the children How much to expect from a child When I had a college roommate we would have a cleaning day where [...]

Motherhood with Vitality! – Part 2 of 2

By | March 16th, 2015|Parenting, Schedules and Routines|

In part 1 I covered practices to encourage being well-rested; in this part 2 I will cover additional practices for being energetic, and for looking energetic!  *smile* Daily time with the Lord Water Green smoothies Vitamin D Shower before the children are up Make-up tip Avoid sugar Choosing thankfulness I am often asked by people who know me or just see me out and about, [...]

Motherhood with Vitality! – Part 1 of 2

By | March 9th, 2015|Parenting, Schedules and Routines|

In this part 1 I will cover practices to encourage being well-rested: Adequate quality and quantity at night A weekly schedule Afternoon naps & "play alone times" No false energy Bedroom ready Regular bed times Exercise Being in shape Ear plugs Spiritual freedom In part 2 I will cover additional practices for being energetic, and for [...]

Rotating Seasonal Clothes – Large Family Style

By | March 3rd, 2015|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

I've been asked many times about managing clothing for a large family.  *smile*  Moms ask whether or not I rotate the children's seasonal clothing or keep it all out year-round, and if I do rotate the clothes how in the world I go about doing that in an organized and time-efficient way?  So - here's [...]

Managing My Time, part 1 of 2

By | May 15th, 2014|Large Family - Small House, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

Why it's valuable to manage our time How I do this using: my desk a wall calendar a day planner for reading materials for grocery shopping & errands   Do you ever feel like you're just jumping from one thing to the next without time to think? Without being able to keep track of planned events and [...]

Charts & Lists That Save My Sanity

By | January 28th, 2014|Organization, Parenting, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

Here’s an inventory of some of my lists: Master Grocery List Dollar Store list Weekly Schedule Morning Routine Chart Bedtime Routine Chart Kitchen Clean Up Chart Activity Ideas List Preschool Activities Idea List Homeschool Check List Meal Ideas List Do you ever find yourself making multiple trips to the grocery store because you forgot a [...]

Scheduling & Routines: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too. – Part 2 of 2

By | January 22nd, 2014|Large Family - Small House, Marriage, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

In part 1 we looked at: Why I began scheduling How I began scheduling My overall scheduling framework Additional benefits to scheduling In this part 2 I will cover: Winging it vs. planning it The blessings of planning Common road blocks Additional benefits of scheduling You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.  This is what we desire in life, [...]

Family Scheduling Series – My Posts on This Valuable Concept

By | August 24th, 2013|Schedules and Routines, Series, Time Efficiency|

Okay precious Mamas!  *smile*  Fall is approaching quickly and I know that most all of you are falling in to one of two categories.  Either you are thinking through your new schedules for this next school year and may have some questions or need more ideas or motivation; or you're wondering what all the hype [...]

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