Category Archives: big family

The Harried Woman’s Guide To Not Losing It

“How do you do it?”  That’s a question I often get asked, right up there with “what’s for dinner?”  Sometimes, especially when I’m feeling super stressed, I ask myself the same thing. Raising kids while managing a career and keeping … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go!

Summer’s over.  The vacation is quickly becoming a sweet but distant memory.  School bus schedules have been memorized; uniforms have been replenished, repaired and are hanging in the closet.  I’ve bought some new lunchbags, pens, pencils, binder paper.  It’s the … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Need To Hold Your Hand”

On Saturday afternoon, #8 and I had an enjoyable mother-daughter excursion to Michael’s Craft Store, followed by dessert at a nearby cafe.  #8 has an artistic nature and wanted to browse through the store that had just opened in our … Continue reading

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The Quiet Sunday Afternoon That Wasn’t

On Saturday evening, I finally succumbed to the gastrointestinal virus that had plagued 3 of my kids, one at a time, over the last week and a half.  I began to feel nausea and fatigue the likes of which I … Continue reading

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Kids Should Be Kids

It’s the end of the school year.  In my household, that means end-of-the-year music school and elementary school talent shows.   All of my kids play the piano; some of them play guitar; some of them take voice lessons.  We’ve just … Continue reading

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Illuminating Bloggers Award

One of my favourite bloggers, Biltrix, has nominated me for the Illuminating Bloggers Award.  Thank you, Biltrix. I am surprised, honoured and humbled that you would consider me. I think Biltrix is one of the most informative, well-written, faithfully Catholic … Continue reading

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And The Award Goes To……….

Thank you to SR, over at To Have Her Heart ~ Is To Love Jesus for giving me another blog award, One Lovely Blog Award.  I always appreciate SR’s insights and she writes from her heart, seeking to live a … Continue reading

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The Real Meaning of Leftovers

I often get asked questions about my family’s food consumption:  how much we spend in a week, how much food do I cook for dinner, how do I get dinner on the table when I get home from work, what … Continue reading

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What Kind Of Man Has Eight Kids?

A man who: works hard to provide for his family considers his family first in every business decision can’t wait to come home after a long day at work expects his children to work hard expects his children to be … Continue reading

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Taking Little Children To Church and Living To Tell About It

On those very rare occasions when all 10 of us attend the same Mass – Christmas, Easter – we have been told that we look like the perfect family:  well-behaved, clean, kneeling and standing at the right times……perfect big Catholic … Continue reading

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