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Mom Tips – For Cooking, #2

By | September 25th, 2015|Favorite Recipes, 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 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 [...]

Favorite Recipes: Chicken Pot Pie

By | September 22nd, 2015|Favorite Recipes, Time Efficiency|

Prep. & bake time:  about 50 minutes to done Serves 6   This recipe is *so delicious* and has been a family favorite for many years.  It’s easy, quick, and really tasty, with a nice texture in the crust (not pasty or bland).  I always use stoneware to bake this pie in as it bakes [...]

Favorite Recipies: Irish Brown Bread

By | September 22nd, 2015|Favorite Recipes, Time Efficiency|

Makes 4 medium loaves Prep. time – 30 min. Bake time – 35-40 min I had never baked home made bread the first 12 years of marriage – because I thought it was just too hard and time consuming... Then my mom, who is an excellent cook, introduced this bread recipe to us and it [...]

Creating a Food Pantry From a Coat Closet

By | August 3rd, 2015|Large Family - Small House, Organization, Surrender and Blessings, Time Efficiency|

The layout of our home The new vision for the coats  The new vision for the pantry *********************************** From what I have heard from most all of our readers, living in a smaller home is actually very average and common. And many people have tried the expansive homes, and ended up down-sizing because the huge [...]

Family Scrapbooking

By | July 6th, 2015|Large Family - Small House, Scrapbooking, Time Efficiency|

My experience using the traditional paper method Problems I had with that method and my attempted solutions My first solution:  Online scrapbooking with Shutterfly My current favorite scrapbooking company - Picaboo!   More online scrapbooking benefits  Children learning to scrapbook  Summer is here! And I love to capture family memories with my camera and put [...]

Mom Tips – For the Car: Organization & Preparedness

By | June 2nd, 2015|How Do We Do That, Mom Tips, Organization, Time Efficiency|

Are you entering in to a season of more travel in your vehicle as the weather gets nicer? Here are some mom tips from me on how you might do so more comfortably and safely.  *smile*  What are "Mom Tips"? ~ I so enjoy the little "mom tips" that I've come across in life - those [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Organizing a Home: More Tips for Organization, part 2 of 2

By | March 4th, 2014|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Organization, OUR HOME, Time Efficiency|

In part 1 of “Organizing a Home” I shared with you some general principles of organization that I keep in mind for our home, and I shared with you why organization in a home is valuable.  I shared three rooms of our home and gave you tips on how we choose to organize each one, [...]

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