parenting

Why Kids Should Do Chores

I have a large family, six of whom are children. In this family we are a team. We often work together or independently for the greater good of our team. We serve each other, often reluctantly, but nonetheless. My husband and I believe that our children will benefit from hard work, routine, and serving others.… Continue reading Why Kids Should Do Chores

Christianity

End of Summer, Blog Updates, and Random Thoughts

                Where did summer go?  Back to school already? The end of summer vacation and the beginning of fall has always been bittersweet for me. It is difficult to send the children back to school, but knowing that fall is coming makes me extremely happy. The changing leaves,… Continue reading End of Summer, Blog Updates, and Random Thoughts

faith · parenting

Don’t Hinder the Little Children

“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 (NLV))   Being a parent entails many responsibilities.  We know that we are to provide them the basic physical necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. And we… Continue reading Don’t Hinder the Little Children

Christianity · Family organization · Uncategorized

Welcome to the jungle

Back in the day one of my favorite songs was “Welcome to the Jungle” by GUNS N’ ROSES. The song was playing in my head this morning as I was laughing about the start to my day. 4:20 am.: My dear husband’s alarm goes off for work. 4:40: He puts on his Carthartt jumpsuit to go… Continue reading Welcome to the jungle

faith · parenting · Uncategorized

Mom, mom, mommy, mother?

MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,… Continue reading Mom, mom, mommy, mother?

parenting

The funniest things

Being a mother to six children has presented itself with many opportunities for various emotions over the years.  We have had our share of angry outbursts, sad days, joyful moments, over-the-top excitement, and frustration to last a lifetime. However, one action in particular is my favorite and that is laughter. Children are naturally inquisitive and… Continue reading The funniest things