Category Archives: Home Management

Homeschool Curriculum, Breastfeeding and Kefir: 4 Moms Answer Questions

For those of you who noticed my lack of posting last Thursday here is my post on the topic of Courting and Dating. (Everything is fine and I have no good excuse for missing last week. Life just got in the way.) Welcome to another question and answer session with the   of 4 Moms of 35+…

4 Moms Freezer Meal Recipe: Link-up

Keeping some meals stocked in the freezer can save time, money and energy. It is how I ensure that we have something to eat on those days when things just don’t go as planned or when I’ve procrastinated the grocery shopping. We also use our stock of freezer meals to be able to take dinner…

Simple Boy’s Haircut Tutorial

Cutting hair can save a family hundreds of dollars a year, not to mention the time it saves to not have to schedule and travel to appointments. I’ve been cutting my husband’s and boy’s (and girl’s) hair since God brought them into my life. I’m not an expert and I occasionally have a BIG OOOPS,…

Q & A: Haircuts, Bed Wetting, Sleeping, College, Chores and Menu Plans

No, it’s not Thursday, but here on RO the 4 Moms post is coming a day late because I goofed when I read the schedule and wrote on the wrong topic. So today I’m answering some reader questions: Monique, my real life friend, admitted feeling guilty when she asked, “How do you cut little boys…

Menu Planning with Real, Whole Foods

I’ve mentioned before that the GNOWFGLINS website has provided significant help in our family’s move to (almost) all real, whole foods, prepared traditionally (we still enjoy the occasional batch of scrumptious homemade donuts). One of my favorite aspects of the GNOWFGLINS site is the weekly menu plans. We routinely use GNOWFGLINS menu plans along with…

Kitchen Progress and CSA Produce

Many of RO’s Facebook fans know that we would love to move to a place with more property in order to grow and raise more of our own food. In the meantime, it’s been amazing to watch how God has worked to provide us with fresh, wholesome food in the middle of our subdivision. We’ve…

Teaching Kids to Cook: 4 Moms

Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week the 4 Moms are talking about teaching children to cook. For how we incorporate teaching our kids to cook from the time they are preschoolers and lots more information about teaching kids to cook be sure to read…

Dominion in Diapers

Four small children romp around me as I will my pregnant self to do the next thing. At 5:30, Mark asks about our day and I don’t know how to answer. I was busy, so busy that there was hardly a chance to think, but we didn’t accomplish a single thing that won’t have to…

Homeschooling When Mom Needs an Attitude Adjustment

The little ones are fighting, the big ones ‘never’ obey, you’re struggling physically with another pregnancy, hubby is stressed about work, the house is a disaster and one of your friends just sent you a note requesting that you no longer contact her because of something that is beyond your control. Sometimes it’s just too…

Big {Home} Changes

When we moved to Knoxville, God blessed us with a beautiful, large home. At the time we prayed that He would enable us to use it for His glory. We prayed that, if it was His will, He would fill the house with children (we had 7 at the time) and we prayed that we…

The Christian Philosophy of Food {Giveaway}

Does God care what we eat? Should the Bible effect a Christian’s choices about food and nourishment? How do we apply biblical principles to food, one of our most basic daily needs? Our family has been specifically asking these questions for the past 6-7 months. We’ve always made an effort to feed our family whole…

Q & A: Beginning Homeschooling, Potty Training and Newborns

It’s time again for the 4 Moms to answer some reader questions. In this post I’m answering questions about beginning homeschooling, the first few weeks with a newborn, keeping the car/van clean and potty training. Maria wondered about potty training and how to prevent the process for dragging on for years. Bella (22 months) is…