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A Public School Stay-at-Home Mom – Time Management, On Purpose

By | January 12th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Organization, Parenting, Schedules and Routines, Surrender and Blessings, Time Efficiency|

In fall 2016 my world was turned upside down. *chuckle* At least it felt that way. It has been my first year as a public school mom after 13 years of homeschooling. Talk about a life change, ho-ly-cow. *laugh* Over the course of the past 18 months I have had a number of circumstances converge [...]

Christmas (or Birthday) Shopping Plan!

By | December 1st, 2016|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Toys and Activities|

Do you look forward to Christmas and birthday shopping but have been increasingly confused or overwhelmed with the whole process - especially if you're doing it large-family style?  Wondering how you can shop for just the right items for each person while not overspending the budget, purchase items the kids need but balance that with [...]

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 [...]

Developing the Character of Faithfulness

By | November 2nd, 2015|Character Training For Children, Parenting|

There are certain things in our home that seem to re-occur all the time - or not *chuckle* - unless I help improve a child's character in that area.   Character qualities such as faithfulness, being responsible, having a thankful heart and attitude must not only be expected by parents but taught.  Our children like [...]

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

By | May 8th, 2015|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Organization, Parenting|

I've been asked many times for specific strategies for incentives and rewards with the children, so in Part 1 I presented to you 9 ideas which we implement in our home. In this Part 2 I would like to share with you our Points and Rewards System to be implemented when we leave the children with a babysitter.  *smile* I strive to [...]

DOWNLOADS – Charts, Lists, & Scheduling

By | August 19th, 2014|DOWNLOADS|

If you would like to download (for free) any of the charts, lists, or scheduling templates that I've blogged about please feel free to do so from Drop Box at any time. If there are any documents that you wish to see here that I have missed please feel free to request them.  *smile* Blessings [...]

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 [...]

Losing the “Baby Weight”, Part 1 – The Diet Plan That Helped Me Lose 64 Pounds Finally!

By | May 26th, 2013|Favorite Recipes, How Do We Do That, Surrender and Blessings|

The Lord has given my body a little break from pregnancy since the last babies (twins) of our 9 children are now 2 1/2-year-old, and during this time I've been able to lose 64 pounds and six clothing sizes.  *beam*    I've gone from a size 16 to a 4-6!  *smile*  I even went down [...]

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