Let me tell you a little secret. If you truly want to find mothers who know how to organize life with children, look to the large families. There’s nothing like having a gazillion little people under your feet that forces you to streamline, simplify, and become more efficient in the home and parenting departments. Most of my own home management skills were learned from a book called Large Family Logistics, which I read and hugely benefited from when I was the mother of only one child. I’d recommend it to everyone, from the mother of one to the mother of ten.
Today I’m going to share a few posts written by some of my favorite blogs. All are mothers of more than 6 children and I can tell from their blogs that not only do they survive life with all those kids, but they get a lot of joy from their families too.
First up, a great post by Amy at Raising Arrows.net. A great reminder and a lot of wisdom here.
Next, a momma of seven on how she Loves her Kids and Likes Them Too (hint: consistency, discipline, and a lot of love!)
And lastly, some encouragement from Lizzie at FeminaGirls.com on finding balance between keeping an orderly home and taking joy in the inevitable messes that come from a life with littles. I found it an excellent reminder, especially as someone who is tempted to sometimes prioritize orderliness over the the precious souls God has entrusted me with. After all, “where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.” (Proverbs 14:4)