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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.  [...]

Scheduling: Just a Few Kids

By | May 8th, 2016|Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

I have many readers who have growing families and are interested in scheduling, and who have asked me what my schedule looked like when we had fewer children. How did I get things done, and what about when there aren't any "helpers" really yet.  So in this post I'll share with you ten of my [...]

Mom Tips: For Around the House, #6

By | April 16th, 2016|Mom Tips, Time Efficiency|

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, or maybe will be a [...]

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 Laundry Strategies – How I Keep 9 Kids Clean and Why That’s Valuable

By | January 3rd, 2016|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

About our laundry facility The frequency that I do laundry Stain/soil removing strategies Time-saving strategies A Mistake-saving strategy Our strategy for last minute cleaning in public The value of overall cleanliness for kids People notice when a large family’s kids are clean and well-cared for – and they notice when they’re not.  Some large families [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Managing My Time, Part 2 of 2

By | September 27th, 2015|Large Family - Small House, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

This is part 2 of “Managing My Time”. *smile*  In part 1 I talked about why it’s valuable for moms to manage their time, and then how I do that using my desk, a calendar, a day planner, how I organize reading material, grocery shopping & errands.  Here, in part 2, I will share with you my strategies for organizing bills, mail, and coupons as I manage [...]

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