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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...

On Boredom and Defeating Giants

“45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll...

A Change of Heart

When I first began parenting, I was armed with very little experience.  I realize this is like Bill Cosby saying “I started out as a child”…haha.  But, what is amazing is that at the time, I thought I had experience.  I had worked as a caregiver for...

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...

What Time I am Afraid…

“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” Psalm 56:3 KJV Over the years our kids have struggled with bad dreams and fear during the night.  This really came as a surprise to me as we were extremely careful about what influences we allowed in the...