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February 7, 2012

Some Notes About Pregnancy #11

Before this pregnancy I had big plans: I wanted to do a series on health and natural living. I wanted to share our journey into making kefir, moving to all sourdough, using more natural cleaners and eating only whole foods traditionally prepared. For now I’ll point you to the site that gave us the oomph…

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February 2, 2012

Encouraging Verses for Homeschooling: 4 Moms of Many

This week the 4 Moms of Many are sharing some verses or stories that have encouraged us in our homeschooling journey. The passage that explains both why we chose to home educate and dictates how we home educate is Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 You shall…

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January 31, 2012

Coming August 2012

We are delighted to announce that God has blessed us with another precious gift. Baby #11 is due in August. We’d love prayers for our family during this time. I’ve been struggling with dehydration over the past several weeks and have required multiple rounds of IV fluids. Thanks for rejoicing and praying with us. You…

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January 26, 2012

4 Moms Q & A: Only Littles, Bible Reading Attitudes and Read Aloud Interuptions

Today the 4 Moms of Many are answering your questions. Brianah asked this question on FB. It’s one that gets asked  frequently so probably deserves some more publicity,  “What did your day look like when you had all littles?“ Our first 8 children are all between 14 and 18 months apart, so by the time…

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January 19, 2012

Managing Clothes for a Large Family: 4 Moms

This week the 4 Moms of Many  are talking about organizing, shopping for and managing all those clothes. Managing clothing is one of my least favorite tasks. It seems that no sooner do all the children have a sufficient number of nice outfits that 7 of them will put holes in the knees of their ‘going-out’…

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January 1, 2012

Bible Reading in 2012

Our purpose in homeschooling is to fulfill our God-given responsibility to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. One vital aspect of this training is for our children to know the Word of God. One way we accomplish this is that we spend time every day reading the Word of God….

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December 15, 2011

Large Family Gift Shopping: 4 Moms

The average American family, comprised of 3.14 people, spends $800-$900 on Christmas gifts each year. We don’t. We avoid much of the annual gift giving frenzy by keeping things a bit more simple. Here are some of our reasons: We don’t need all that stuff. We wish for the focus of Christmas to be on…

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December 13, 2011

Holiday Traditions for the Whole Family

It seems like the holidays are a time when every family has a plethora of special traditions. Here are some of our favorite, fun family traditions for the month of December: Marshmallow wars Christmas Mysteries- They keep everyone on their toes.  Santa’ hats – All the children wear them whenever we go out. It brings…

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December 7, 2011

Colby Tales

Colby is five and Colby is just one of those children. He keeps us on our toes and always laughing. Remember when he pulled this amazing whopper?  and these fun Wordless posts;  here and here and here ? If you look through the ‘not me’ archives, you’ll see that he’s well represented. Here is my latest collection…

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December 1, 2011

Preparing Children to Be Around Unbelievers: 4 Moms

It’s that time of year when many are getting together and spending more time with unbelieving family members. Some must even deal with family that is critical and/or antagonistic of their faith or decisions about how to raise their children. This week the 4 Moms of 35 Kids are talking about how to prepare our…

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