Tag Archives: large family

Let’s Talk Laundry Detergent


About 2 weeks ago I started making my own laundry detergent. I had seen recipes for it before but it always seemed like so much work. Then at my MOPS group I was given an easy recipe. I added some essential oil for added scent and I have to say I love it!! With 6 kids I do quite a bit of laundry. I haven’t had to make more in the 2 weeks since I made my own. I’d say I have enough to last maybe a week more!!! So what’s my easy recipe??

Here it is:


Lucky Number 7


Looks like we will be adding to our family!!! Lucky # 7 is due November 21, 2012!!!

I figured since I already told all my friends and family I’d share here in the blog world 🙂

Hubby and I are SO excited. At 9 weeks I already have a belly and I’m in maternity bottoms full time.

I’ve been feeling pretty good, no morning sickness. Just feeling tired and run down at times.



Where Am I?


I read this awesome post over at Too Many Kids In The Bathtub.

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up.A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away.A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away.A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak.A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Sometimes I stress myself out because I feel like I should be doing more. I have to remind myself that I am doing exactly what I should be doing. (Another good post over at Homesteader’s Heart) Being the mom of young children is an all-consuming thing. It occupies every corner of your life. The time will come when my little ones are not so little and I will have a new purpose. I will be in a new season.

But today I am here and I will remind myself to enjoy this life and learn what I can 😉

So Much To Say….So Little Time


I miss blogging. When I have a quiet moment (rare) I think about the things I’d like to blog about. Then things get crazy and I don’t seem to have time. These past few weeks since the baby was born have been so full. So full of activity, so full of emotions, so full of stuff!!!

I am still in awe of the fact that Gus is here. The end of my pregnancy was so surreal. It was difficult both physically & emotionally. I went on auto-pilot just to get through the whole ordeal. Now that he is here reality is setting in. He is here! I have 6 kiddos and my youngest is a 6 week premature infant!!! Wow……funny how life’s road twists and turns 😉

My little JoJo isn’t so little any more 😦 He has turned into a little boy. I could just sit and watch him play for hours (if I had the time 😆 ) Time is going by so fast and I try not to get wrapped up in the daily grind. I try to enjoy each child as they are. I remind myself to give hugs and kisses and to listen not only with my ears but with my heart. I try to remind myself to enjoy my gifts (my children)

My time in the hospital has taught me a lot. I know all of it has happened for a reason. It taught my hubby about my daily life with the kids. He now is more understanding of me and it has made our relationship so much stronger. And it has taught me to appreciate the little things. Be happy with what you have. It could all be gone in the blink of an eye!!

I Knew It Wasn’t Just Me!!


I was watching an episode of Baby Story the other day. The family featured was expecting baby #6. As the mom was being interviewed she said that she felt like her family wasn’t a large family. (I can’t remember her exact words) I found myself nodding and saying “Yes, yes” to the tv. (I almost never talk to the tv unlike hubby 😆 ) So it’s not just me!! I have said many times how I feel like my family isn’t a large family. And I wondered many times if other larger families felt the same way. So here it was….proof I’m not crazy 😆 Or at least I’m not alone in thinking I don’t have such a large family.

You May Have A large Family If……


I was inspired to write this after reading a great blog: Too Many Kids in the Bathtub!

– 1 loaf of bread will not last more than a day/meal

– milk is purchased at least 2 gallons at a time

– baking cookies requires 2 bags of chocolate chips (which makes aprox. 10-12 dozen cookies) and will only last 2-3 days

– one super size 30 oz. bag of cereal lasts just about a week

– you notice people are counting (and recounting) the number of children in your group