Category Archives: 4 Moms

Our Family is Growing: 4 Moms

This 4 Moms post is different. It’s not the post that you expected. It is not a post that I could ever have imagined writing before Monday. This is a post that only God could orchestrate. A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. ~Proverbs 16:19   For the past several months our…

Managing with ONLY Littles

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Yes, we’re still here. I know that I’ve been absent from the blog lately, our life is very full and my priorities and responsibilities simply don’t fit with spending even a few minutes a day writing for the blog, but today the 4 Moms topic is managing with only littles and I really wanted to weigh…

Sleep Overs, Romance Novels, Peer Influence and Bible Translations: 4 Moms Q & A

There is so much I want to post about, but I find so little time to sit down and spend in front of the computer. So today, I’m just going to jump in and answer some reader questions from my email inbox and from the 4 Mom’s Facebook page. Gencie asks, “What Bible translation do…

Getting it All Done while Nursing a Baby

  This month’s joint 4 Moms topic is derived from a reader question (honestly, nearly all of the topics we tackle are from reader questions), but I wanted to share the whole question, because I wanted to answer all parts of it. (a)How do you nurse and get everything else done around the home without…

4 Moms Talk about Tattling

I know it’s been quiet here, but I’m working on finishing my story of Our Unexpected Journey, look for the next installment tomorrow!  (See now I’m accountable to all of you to get it finished up.) Be sure to visit the other moms of many as we talk about tattling: The Deputy Headmistress at The Common Room…

4 Moms Share Vegetarian Recipes {Link-Up}

When you’re feeding a crowd vegetarian options are a wonderful way to pinch some of those pennies. My husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, so finding recipes without meat that don’t leave him feeling like dinner was simply an appetizer has been challenging. However, these two recipes fit the bill. Quinoa and…

Homeschooling Advanced Subjects

This week the 4 Moms are answering the question “How do you teach advanced subjects like trig, dissection or a foreign language in your homeschool?” My experience of graduating from homeschool and entering college had a significant effect on how we view and handle this question with our children. First, I’m sure many people would…

Teens, Schedules, Memorization and More: 4 Moms Q & A

I apologize that I’m out of lock-step with the other moms of many this week.  I thought that it had been determined that we would be answering questions this week and so I prepared this post a few weeks ago. Then last night (after our family was off-line for the day) emails were flying and…

Changes

After much discussion and prayer, Mark and I have decided that I need to take a small step back from the responsibility of posting once a week on a specific topic with the 4 Moms. My life is simply too full for that level of commitment at this time. Full of my crazy,   amazing,…

Adopting, Character Training, Selecting Books: 4 Moms Q & A

Becky asked, Has your family ever considered adopting and what service projects do you guys do? Yes, we’ve considered and have actively pursued adopting on several occasions. So far, the Lord has firmly closed the door, but we remain open to this possibility. As far as service projects, we believe that God has specifically called…

Helping Our Children Work Hard with a Happy Attitude: 4 Moms

“How do you teach your children to work hard with a happy attitude?” That’s the question that the 4 Moms are answering today and it’s a hard one. Edited to add: Obviously I didn’t handle this topic well, so please read Part 2: Laziness and Arrogance for a more balanced picture. First of all, we…

Routines, Schedules and Hooks: Getting it All Done

When it comes to managing our home, our routine (or schedule) has been the single most valuable tool. Many people are intimidated at the thought of setting up or using a routine or schedule. Many say that they function best without one, but I would disagree. 🙂 The truth is that nearly everyone has a…