I have found that decluttering on the outside helps me declutter on the inside. What I mean by this is the less stuff and activities I have going on around me the more at peace I find myself in. [Read more…] about How I Declutter My Life as a Large Family Mom
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My husband estimates that I’ve lost a total of over 480 pounds since I’ve started having children. After each baby is born I only lose 10 pounds. I don’t mean just within the first week, either. I mean one month, two months, even three months after I give birth, if I do nothing to consciously lose weight, then I will have only lost 10 pounds. This can get disheartening, especially when I gain 30-50 pounds at each pregnancy.
Over the years (and after 12 babies) I’ve learned a little bit about how to lose weight in the most efficient, gentlest way possible. Granted, I’ve tried every diet program out there in the hopes of finding one that will work just a little bit faster or easier. I’ve learned that there is no easy way to do this. It’s just going to take work, unfortunately. [Read more…] about My Top Ten Tips On Losing Weight After Having a Baby
My home can get pretty cluttered, very fast. With so many people running around doing their own projects (and many not cleaning up after themselves) it can get out of hand quickly. But, I’ve found a solution that helps declutter the home in the short term, and fast! [Read more…] about “Line Up!” Time To Declutter The House, Kids!! How We Keep Our Home Clean.
Why do I think a mother needs to make a Rule of Life, or a daily schedule? Because, we have a lot that needs to get done. There is always so much that needs to get accomplished in a mother’s day. We need to construct a plan so we can use what little time we have wisely. This will clear our minds and help us have more free time for doing hobbies we enjoy. [Read more…] about How To Make A Mother’s Rule of Life Or Daily Schedule
Keeping up with laundry in a large family can be a daunting task. On average, our family produces 3-5 loads of laundry a day. How do we keep up and not get overwhelmed with how much laundry we have? I’ll share in this post the procedure I’ve learned to follow. [Read more…] about Our Laundry System With a Large Family
I personally haven’t had health insurance since high school. When we married my husband was making just enough money for us to barely pay the bills, let alone the ‘extra’ expense of health insurance, as we saw it. Our family waited 20 years before getting coverage. And, just like a lot of families out there, particularly self-employed families, we signed up to avoid the fines given due to Obamacare. We signed up for Christian Healthcare Ministries.