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Twins – Beginning With Them

By | March 17th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Mom Tips, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency, Twins|

If you are expecting twins, and especially if you've got intense "nesting" going on *laugh*, then you are likely desiring to be prepared as much as possible for when you get to bring your precious muffins home finally. *smile!* (If you'd like here is my post on how to prepare for twins before they are born.) I've been [...]

Preparing for Twins

By | March 7th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Mom Tips, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency, Twins|

"We're having twins! ...Oh my gosh...we're having twins..." *smile* If you have been told that you're having twins then this may have been what went through your mind. *laugh* Elation and surprise! And then... reality!" How do people feed two at once? Will I ever sleep again? What do I need two of and what not?" [...]

Mom Tips – For the Kitchen

By | February 26th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, 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 [...]

Organizing School Backpacks, Lunch Bags, and Papers – With a Plan

By | January 22nd, 2017|Character Training For Children, How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Organization, OUR HOME, Public School, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

Do you ever find that when it's time to go out the door to school that your child doesn't know where their backpack is exactly, which means they didn't put that paper you signed into the backpack either. The lunch bag is up on the kitchen counter ready to go, but only because you had [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

PODCAST: “Large Families on Purpose – with Erika Shupe”, by Kirsten Tyrrel of “The Marvelous Moms Club”

By | February 2nd, 2016|How Do We Do That, Interviews w/ Erika, Videos & Podcasts w/ Erika|

I was blessed recently when Kirsten Tyrell asked to interview me as part of her Marvelous Moms Club podcasts. We chatted about what life is like as a large family, and how we personally pursue life as one... Podcast link: "Large Families on Purpose" Blessings on your roll as a mom, You might be interested in [...]

PODCAST: “Large Families Living in Small Houses”, with Tom & Keri Lamar of A Happy Home Media

By | May 19th, 2015|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Organization, OUR HOME, Surrender and Blessings, Videos & Podcasts w/ Erika|

Bob and I were honored recently to be invited by Tom & Keri Lamar (homeschooling parents of 8), of A Happy Home Media, to do an interview together with them via podcast about how our family of 11 lives in an 1,100 square foot house. *smile* We had such a fun time as we laughed together, [...]

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 [...]

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