Category Archives: Schedule & Organize

Large Family Food Storage : 4 Moms

Last day to enter to win two flexi-clips from Lilla Rose. This week the  4 Moms or  35 Kids are sharing how we store food for our large families. Be sure to visit the other 4 Moms to see what they have to say about food storage: Headmistress at The Common Room KimC at Life…

Housework and Homeschooling

Taking the responsibility to plan for and educate your own children is a huge commitment.  I often think that it is a full time job, but in reality it is only a portion of the job to which God has called homeschooling moms. This week’s 4 Moms, 35 Kids topic is keeping up with housework in the…

Home with All Littles: 4 Moms Q & A

This week 4 Moms of 35 Kids are answering reader questions. In response to Homeschooling: What about Single Moms?, Suzanne asked, I am a single mom who has homeschooled for the past 6 years. Yes it is a challenge. But God has been with me every step of the way. I need to seriously bring some income into…

Managing Your Day: 4 Moms and Large Family Logistics

Welcome to the 4 Moms, 35 Kids discussion of the book Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman. Previous posts in this series: Interview with author Kim Brenneman Laying the Foundation: Goals and Self-discipline Managing Your Week One of the most practical helps for me for managing our large family is having a daily routine. With twelve people…

Managing Your Week: 4 Moms and Large Family Logistics

Welcome to the 4 Moms discussion of the book Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman. Here are our previous posts in this series: Interview with author Kim Brenneman Laying the Foundation: Goals and Self-discipline This week we’re covering chapters 18-27 and talking about ordering your week. Some of the most helpful ideas for our family…

Laying the Foundation: 4 Moms and Large Family Logistics

For the next four weeks the 4 Moms (or rather 5 Moms, thanks to the addition of Large Family Logistics author, Kim Brenneman) will be covering some of our favorite topics and ideas in LFL. (You can still get 40% off Large Family Logistics by using promo code 4MOMS at Vision Forum through today.) This week…

Simplify: What I’m Learning

Simplify: Part 1 A little more than a month ago Mark said that he thought we should simplify. We were hoping to move to a place with some property and that would mean that our home size would probably diminish significantly. Generally in our relationship, Mark tends to be the one more hesitant get rid of…

Our Lunch Menu: 4 Moms

Welcome to this edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week we’re talking lunch. Since homeschoolers are generally home every day for lunch we have the ability to serve hot, homemade lunches to our children every day, in theory. It generally doesn’t work out that way in our home. When…

Simplify

Simplify. We say it over and over again, simplify. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:31-33) Simple,  but our lives are complicated. We have huge homes filled with things to make our lives easier, more comfortable, happier, do they? It used…

Summer Schedule 2011

I know that most of you are enjoying a break from school, but our family marches to the beat of a different drummer and are starting a new “school year” complete with a refreshed schedule/routine. 5:30 Me: Read Bible 6:00 Me: Shower, dress, tidy bedroom Big kids: Dress, tidy rooms, read Bibles Little kids: Memorize…

4 Moms Get Their Large Families to Church on Time

  Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage This week we’re sharing  how we get our large families ready and out the door for church on time. You may want to read what the other 4 Moms have to say about this topic; KimC at Life in…

The 4 Moms Spring Clean

Or at least some of them do. You know what they say about the best laid plans… Yesterday I spent much of the day holding this precious sick baby girl   and loving every single second of it. God is so very good that even in the midst of sickness, the direct result of sin,…