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Scheduling Weekends: what to do

By | August 18th, 2016|Family Fun, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency, Toys and Activities|

I've had many questions about whether or not I schedule weekends.  The answer to this is yes, and no.  *smile*. I'll share with you what our plan was like with mostly very young children since that is the season most of our readers are in; but these principles apply beautifully also to older children as [...]

Family Practical How-To’s: Transportation, Birthdays, Hair cuts, 1-on-1’s, & Laundry!

By | July 4th, 2016|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Organization, Surrender and Blessings|

When people see our family of 11 people out and about doing life, they often tip their head to the side, get a puzzled look on their face, and ask, “…How do you do_____?”  This always makes us chuckle because we’re “just us”, and we’ve become the larger group of “just us” gradually, one person [...]

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 [...]

Computer Learning For Kids – How We Utilize It

By | March 29th, 2013|How Do We Do That, Toys and Activities|

What learning programs are they using? Do they do online learning? Which kids use the computers? Where to find computer learning programs?  When and how long to do they "play"?  Computer as a tool or a toy? We have found that computer learning can be incredibly valuable for our children, when carefully monitored, and with [...]

Large Family Camping (2012) – It’s Very Do-Able!

By | August 31st, 2012|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Toys and Activities|

For the first time ever we went camping for 3 days with all 11 of us together this summer - nine children between the ages of 14 and 1 - and we had a great time.  *smile!*  We also had my parents and my 3 siblings and their families with us, making a group of [...]

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