Category Archives: Parenting

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…

Unexpected Journey: Part 4

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 I want to step back for just a moment and tell you about our kid’s attitude and response to our talk of adoption and private, Christian foster care. Our children have been burdened for the orphan for a long while. When Matthew was 4 (he’s now 14), he told me…

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…

Read the Bible in 90 Days: Go

If you’re following our Bible reading plan for the year (our 2012 plan worked so well that we’re doing the same in 2013) you just finished reading through the Bible, if not, now is a perfect time to jump in and read the Bible in 90 days (or in 6 months or in a year). Today’s…

Laziness and Arrogance – Helping Our Children Work Hard with a Happy Attitude: Part 2

At the beginning of yesterday’s post I mentioned how difficult it is for me to answer this type of question to those who do not know me and my family personally and based on several of the responses to that post I did not overcome that difficulty and failed to present a balanced answer. Yesterday’s…

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…

Writing Notes

A simple notebook can become something special. Each child has a notebook. In it they write notes to me then leave it on my dresser. I write them back and leave it on their bed or at their place at the table. Sometimes the notes are asking questions, “May I have a cup of tea…

Managing Traditional Cooking, Squabbles, Tantrums, Mother’s Helpers and Wills: 4 Moms Q & A

Today the 4 Moms of 35+ Kids (the official total is currently 37) are answering reader questions, plus I’m adding some random photos. Sara asked, “I know you have taken some of the GNOWFGLINS ecourses, and was wondering if you might like to share how traditional cooking looks in your home. “ We’ve always leaned…

Doing Less

Since Valor (or Nate, we’re still in talks about what we’re calling him) was born I’ve been re-learning the lesson of priorities. With Valor’s birth, our family took a break from our regular hosting responsibilities (6 gatherings each month), we cut back on other hospitality and we had no outside-of-the-house activities going on. Things were…

Risky Pregnancies, Sibling Relationships, Postpartum, Laziness in Homeschooling and More: 4 Moms Q & A

It’s time for the 4 Moms to answer some of our reader’s questions. I got a good batch of questions from my Facebook readers this week, thanks ya’ll! Elizabeth wondered, how we homeschool with a new baby in the house. Our specific school schedule depends upon the baby and his/her personality and needs. We’ve been…

Introducing Kids to Technology: 4 Moms

This 4 Moms topic (like nearly all of our 4 Moms topics) originated with a reader question. I’m not sure what the questioner was wondering, but this seems a very straight forward topic. Children in today’s society are naturally exposed to all sorts of technology and unlike what we’ve been taught, they really don’t need…

Teaching Girls about Modesty and Biblical Femininity: 4 Moms

Modesty and biblical femininity, what is it and how do we teach it to our daughters? This is the topic that the 4 Moms are talking about this week. You may read the other posts at: KimC at Life in a Shoe Connie at Smockity Frocks Headmistress at The Common Room I know that, in…