Large Family Logistical Tips

At times I feel that running a large household is similar to being at the helm of a large corporation, or a major in the military.  Over the years we have devised strategies or gleaned ideas to aid in running a smoother household.I have shared in detail previously how we shop monthly  but thought I’d […]

Cleaning Checklists

Every family has their own approach to cleaning, dependent on the home itself and family dynamics. We have tried various methods over the years with varying degreees of success. Our current routinue has been in place for a few years now and works reasonably well, the varying point is the ‘human factor’;) Currently we have […]

Spring Menu

I’ve been rather focused on re-vamping our menu. It’s long needed an overhaul, we are so sick of eating the same meals, bland and boring. I have been in survival mode for so long, but it was time to move on. I don’t know if I can convey my family’s excitement with having new meals! […]

Living & Learning Sketch – October

Thanks to my friend Gae for inspiring me to finally organise my thoughts a whole month ahead. and ‘lending’ me her format. The first two weeks of October we will be taking ‘school’ holidays, so life will be a little different. FAITH: The Month of the Most Holy Rosary As two name days occur this […]

Shopping Monthly

Occasionally we are asked logistical questions about life with a large family, I thought I’d share one of our tips. For the last four years we have been shopping monthly. Let me hasten to assure you that we still visit the green grocer weekly where we purchase, fruit, vegetables, bread and milk; but the supermarkets […]

One Mammoth Task Completed

Just before Holy Week I caught the bug, the de-clutering, organising flu raging through blogosphere, although in my case it think it is more a case of extreme nesting. Anyhow I decided it was time to organise our shipping container. Unfortunately I didn’t think to take a ‘before’ photo. But to give you some background, […]