Since I'm nearing the 38th week of my pregnancy, preparing our hearts and home for our newest little one has been weighing heavily on my mind. I almost feel "ready," if that is even possible. While this is our ninth child, I still look forward to each birth with a bit of trepidation since I … Continue reading Preparing for the Birth of Our Ninth Child
What a blessed (and busy) last few weeks it has been! I've tried to sit down to write a new post for several days now. Mabrey hit the "terrific twos" stage a few months early and she has been keeping me on my toes. She actually agreed to take a nap today, ha! At the … Continue reading Early Summer Large Family Happenings
In an attempt to hold myself accountable, I would love to share a weekly glimpse into our home from time to time. It is so easy for me to overlook the simple joys that God has so graciously allowed me to enjoy as a homemaker. If you would like to follow along, please do! Feel … Continue reading A Weekly Glimpse into Our Home #5
I often get asked what my secret is. I have eight children in a world where two children are the norm. And I here this a lot. "I could neverhandle so many children. I can barely keep track of my two!" "You must have so much more patience than I do." "You were just made to … Continue reading Secrets of a Mom of Many
Family traditions are important, and since we do not celebrate Halloween, we've begun to have "Fall Parties" at our house. https://youtu.be/3sFnPDZ88UA In the video above, I share how we integrated a scavenger hunt into our festivities using only $1.00 items from Dollar Tree. The younger kiddos had a blast looking in and around our home … Continue reading Our Large Family Dollar Tree Scavenger Hunt Haul
When I was a young mother with only two children, I struggled with the question, "Should we have another child?" My husband and I actually made this question quite a dilemma before we had our fourth and fifth children also. As mothers, we often catch "baby fever," after we already have a few children. Our … Continue reading Should We Have More Children?