WORKSHOP PRESENTATION: “De-cluttering – The First Steps to Organization”

By | December 28th, 2016|Organization, Surrender and Blessings, Videos & Podcasts w/ Erika|

~ Strategies & methods for de-cluttering ~ De-cluttering principles to keep in mind ~ Where to begin ~ How to be careful with others family member's spaces   By de-cluttering well one can literally double the amount of space in a home. Even the smallest of spaces can feel and look spacious if it’s not [...]

Large Families On Budgets – Making More Out Of Less, Part 2 of 2

By | June 10th, 2016|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Surrender and Blessings|

In part one I began addressing the topic of how a family can do life well on a small income.   Large family - small income - can they co-exist?   The answer: absolutely.   I would love to share with you what we have learned from the Lord on this topic. * smile* There [...]

Large Family Laundry Strategies – More Tips & Practical How-To’s

By | May 27th, 2016|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Organization, Time Efficiency|

Laundry is a very popular subject for people to ask me about.  *smile*  I've posted about it a couple of times ("Large Family Laundry Strategies:  How I Keep 9 Kids Clean, and Why That's Valuable", and "Large Family Practical How-To's"), but I'm always learning and improving my own strategies!  So I'll share some more great [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Garage Sale How-to’s – Organized & on Purpose!

By | May 26th, 2015|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Organization, Surrender and Blessings|

Supplies to use Organization Free advertising Timing for success More than one family selling A few courtesies to remember A bonus idea! I have had a new question coming from our readers around the world!  *smile*  People have been asking how to have a hugely successful garage sale! But wait - why should we pursue [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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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