Friday, June 24, 2016

Scheduling & Routines: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too. - Part 1 of 2

In this part 1 we will look at:
  • Why I began scheduling
  • How I began scheduling
  • My overall scheduling framework
  • Additional benefits to scheduling
In part 2 I will cover:
  • Winging it vs. planning it
  • The blessings of planning
  • Common road blocks
  • Additional benefits of scheduling

Friday, June 17, 2016

Naps & Play-Alone Times

  • Our sleep principles 
  • Older children who need less sleep
  • A young child who needs unusually little sleep
  • 2 or 3-year-old's who "quit" napping
  • Enabling naps, not forcing them
  • Napping alone
  • Napping twins
  • Sleeping in on Saturdays
  • My "play-alone time" strategy

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Large Families On Budgets - Making More Out Of Less, Part 2 of 2

In part one I began addressing the topic of how a family can do life well on a small income.  
Large family - small income - can they co-exist?   The answer: absolutely.   I would love to share with you what we have learned from the Lord on this topic. * smile* There are two parts to this post; Here is the first part if you'd like to be thorough.

Part 1:   Principles for making a smaller income stretch further.
Part 2:  A list of practical ideas that we implement to make an income stretch further. And a link to the conference video of my presentation of this material.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Large Family Matters: Parenting Young Children While Successfully Managing Your Home

 Here is the question I will be answering this time:
"I was wondering if you had any insight to those hard years when you have a lot of littles [only] but still need to teach the foundational subjects.  I'm looking for practical helps.  I'm really struggling right now.  My children are 11 mo., 3 yrs, 5 yrs, 7 yrs, and 9 yrs. old  No matter what I use as far as [homeschool] curriculum, it's the day to day management of home, cleaning, school, training, nursing, putting out 'fires', etc. that I can't seem to get a handle on."  ~ A Mom

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Green Smoothies for Energy and Clarity!

When I first posted about green smoothies that we have with our breakfast we were thoroughly enjoying them and how they were making us all feel so energetic, clear in our thinking, satisfied and full until lunch time.  But we had no idea of the WORLD of green smoothies and whole foods out there!  A reader on my first post told me about Robyn Openshaw's website and all of her resources about whole food eating - and it has so blessed our health!  Here's a photo of the breakfast smoothie recipe we add to our breakfasts daily. 


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