5 Ways to Cook BIG!

large family mixing bowls

It takes more than just a little ingenuity to feed a large family in a small family world.  I grew up in a family of three–my mother, my sister, and me–so there was little opportunity to learn how to whip up a batch of 6 dozen cookies (that would be gone in five minutes), or […]

Our Large Family Home Management Command Center

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To me, Spring Cleaning is more than just moving furniture and washing windows; it is a state of mind, a cleaning of the whole life, a re-boot, so to speak. This is why I decided to spend all of the spare time I could muster of the last weeks on a total re-organization of our […]

How to Be Generous When You Feel Poor

economy for the Christian home

I don’t think any of us realize just how rich we are. I know there we can often struggle to meet our basic bills; the mortgage, the light bill, etc., but, compared to most of the world, we live like kings and queens. I believe this because of some people I have witnessed in the […]

Why Moms Need Miracle Mornings


Although there are seasons in a mother’s life when waking up early (or earlier than everyone else) can be an impossibility, there are other times when rising with the sun is a necessity. For a while now our family has been on the “late” schedule, you know, like that famous huge family, the Duggars. However, […]

Finding Time For God

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Of all people, we mothers are the most desperate for a touch of God, and yet we are the least able to find time for Him. Often it is as if we are in the midst of a dry desert and dying of thirst, but the demands placed on us are like chains keeping us […]

Organize Your Life With Index Cards

Organize Your Life

Let’s face it, when you are a wife, a mom of many, homeschool, and are otherwise active in any way, all of the bits and pieces you are in charge of can seem like guppies swimming in a huge fish tank. At least for me, viewing each task on its own screen, or even its […]

How to Clean a Bedroom

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It’s a simple fact that most children are clueless when it comes to cleaning a really messy bedroom. At least my young children are, especially the boys. There is something about chaos and clutter that shuts down their thinking. I cannot recount the times I have witnessed my young ones walking aimlessly around a mess, […]

Kick Your Homeschooling in the Pants!

Kick Your Homeschooling in the Pants!

It’s cold outside, it’s boring inside, and every school day is a battle. I read recently that some schools only allow one, 30-minute recess a week. Really? This sounds like impossible torture to me! I remember well my fourth grade class. The teacher kept such a tight reign on everyone that, when her back was […]

Are Large Families Poor?

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There is a prosperity that only includes what you own, but it doesn’t touch who you are. It’s true–in our home of currently 11 people, we are a messy, noisy bunch, and we are not afraid to express ourselves! There is usually so much going on that it feels unnatural when things are quiet, and […]

Save Your Day With 5-Minute Chores{PDF}

Save Your

In times of boredom or stress, instead of television or video games or jumping on the furniture, make a game for your children out of your chore list and it will help you help them! Moms just can’t do it all, especially when they have their children home with them all day long. We need […]