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Large Family Organization…Laundry

Oh the dreaded laundry!  It is not at the top of my list of enjoyable activities.  I will also admit that the only laundry that I enjoy folding is the little baby clothes.  They are quick, easy, and cute:)  But baby laundry soon gives way to toddler, child, and teen...

Four Keys to a Successful First Day of (Home)School

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when…*school supplies are set out in the front of every store*parents fight the crowds with a supply list in hand*children’s wardrobes are spruced up with new school clothes/shoes…or uniforms*parents...

It’s just not working.

I try very hard to make things work for every member of our family.  My goal is to make our home reasonably pleasant, peaceful, organized, clean and a place that we all WANT to be.  This is a real challenge with six kids who are all home…all day…every...

The leaning tower of laundry

If you think that title is an exaggeration, it’s not.  We currently do between three and five loads of laundry every day.  Partly because I do cloth diapers, but, that is what it takes to keep us all in clean clothes, towels, sheets, and diapers.  As long as I...

Goodbye “Not me”

I have always been an organizer.  Even as a child, I enjoyed organizing…I know!   My mom recognized this talent (or possibly curse…haha) and allowed me to organize around the house.  Now that I am a mom, I understand that she was giving up having things...