Category Archives: housewifery

Life with mostly Littles

This is a repost The above picture shows four of our five oldest children (the Equuschick can only be seen by her foot and hand) encouraging our sixth baby to walk to them. The oldest is about 13. When those older girls were younger, one day I had three children, ages 9, 7 (almost 8), […]

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Morning Schedule

In preparation for the New Year coming, I’ve been perusing sample morning schedules online and trying to think about how well they would have worked for me.  Not so great. So I put together the following compilation: Morning Routine: Get up before lunchtime.;-D Fold your blankets down to air out the sheets OR air them […]

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Messies Vs Cleanies

Updated!  With links!!  With strange typo removed and corrected (I think when I added a picture, some text got inserted in a weird place)!!!  With more exclamation marks!!!! I think there are people who are messy because they are lazy, or tired, or slothful, or lack will power, definitely. Often these days that would be […]

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Serious Recipes for a Crowd

I was looking for recipes for a dinner we were hosting for the college students at our church and found this site of recipes for a crowd. Wowza. Other tips and ideas: ~Plan ahead, then sit down and look over your plan carefully and: See what you can eliminate.  Simplify. What can be done by somebody […]

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Household Shortcuts

These are just a few little things that- to be honest- when we actually do them, things go more smoothly than we don’t.  I’m not saying we always follow through on these, just that IMO, things work better when we do.  In no particular order:   If you have a dishwasher, train yourself and your […]

Also posted in large families, organization | 7 Responses


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