Category Archives: Home Management

Homeschooling Schedule Summer 2013

Back: Alyssa (12), Matthew (13), Carter (11), Kaitlin (15) Front: Sadie (9) and Savannah (8)

In our home we homeschool year round. This makes sense to us because we believe that everyone (kids and adults) should always be learning and we make a big effort not to separate “homeschooling” from everyday life. Every single day (even weekends and when we’re at the beach on vacation) our children spend one to…

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…

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 routine…

She Brings Her Food From Afar (and makes toothpaste too): A 4 Moms Post

If you came here looking for a great system to shop and cook by using sale fliers, I’m sorry. I’ve got nothing for you for the simple reason that I don’t and never have done it. Instead I’m going to share several recipes and tips to help you consider how you can save time and…

Candy Serving Tray Tutorial (It’s Edible): 4 Moms Link-Up

This week the 4 Moms are sharing quick and easy holiday recipes. I shared several fun easy recipes in my post on ideas for food gifts, but today I’m going to teach you how to make a festive, edible serving tray.   This is a good idea for taking treats to someone’s home as you…

Q & A: Toddlers in Worship, Sick Friends, Homeschooling with Baby, and Fermenting

I’m answering more of your FB questions today. Kelsey wondered, How do you teach your young toddlers (one year olds) to behave during family worship time? Any pointers? I love these questions because the work is already done. You may read about this in my posts Keeping Little Ones in Worship and Teaching Little Ones…

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

Our boys with my grandmother: Matthew (13), Carter (10), Colby (6), Valor (3 months), Nick (4)

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…

Giving Food For Gifts: 4 Moms Link Up

A special thank you to Alyssa (12) for putting the recipes and  pictures into this post. (Psst, enter to win some Lilla Rose love.) It’s that time of  year to start earnestly thinking about Christmas gifts. This week the 4 Moms are sharing some of our favorite ideas for food gifts. Every December our family…

Keeping the Van Clean: 4 Moms

I’m not sure how it happens, but it seems that 10 seconds after cleaning out the van it is once again full of junk. Depending on your family and personality there are several ways to tame (or not) the car clutter. Ignore it If you are a mom with several young children and are struggling…

Preserving Food: 4 Moms

Food, food, food, sometimes it seems that half of my life revolves around food. As we work toward eating more natural, whole foods, I’m learning more about food preservation. Note: We do not own a pressure canner and we so our food preservation has, until now, been limited to freezing, dehydrating, water-bath canning and bulk…