Month: March 2016

Mom, Am I a Child of God too?

Sometimes there are moments in life that change your perspective forever.  I had a moment like that when my dear Chloe was 5 years old.  With one question, she changed how I see a favorite children’s song “I Am a Child of God”  forever. The song “I am a Child of God” is a beautiful song...

/ March 13, 2016

Use Parkinson’s Law to Increase Productivity

I strongly believe in Parkinson’s Law!  It rules my life and using it improves my productivity. What is the Parkinson’s Law? It’s a theory that a task will expand to fit the amount of time assigned to it. Example: If I give myself 2 days to send a letter, I will take 2 days to get...

/ March 10, 2016

Dear Teachers, My Chlidren DO Have Potential

Dear teachers and friends, I know you mean well but please stop lowering your expectations for my kids.  That is not kind.  You are not helping.  Your low expectations give my children the impression that they don’t have potential. If you follow my blog, you know that 6 of my children came to our family from...

/ March 8, 2016

7 Tips for Successful Amazon Shopping

Amazon shopping is wonderful!  As a busy, frugal mom of 8 kids, I love how shopping on Amazon  saves me time and money!  I make a purchase on Amazon several days a week and I always feel good about the things I buy. Amazon offers everything from hot tubs to toothpaste to toddler toys and everything...

/ March 7, 2016

How To Appear Calm In Any Situation

You know those people who appear calm in any situation – those people that everyone looks to and follows in an emergency?  Do you want to be one of those people? Appearing calm is a big advantage in a tense situation.  It is something I had to learn as a mom of a child with severe medical...

/ March 7, 2016

Simple, Old Fashioned Chocolate Malt

My family loves this chocolate malt! It’s one of  our family favorites. My daughter just had her tonsils out and her poor throat is really hurting.  We have a serious supply of ice cream, popsicles, jello, and pudding. Everything hurts her throat and it has been so hard to get her to eat or drink anything...

/ March 3, 2016

5 Things Not to Ask a Mom of a Big Family

I’m not sure where the cut off is.  It probably depends on what area you live in.  But as soon as you become a BIG family, people seem to think it’s ok to ask crazy and inappropriate questions including my top 5 things not to say to a mom of a big family.   When my...

/ March 2, 2016

No More Failure to Thrive, Kaylyn is Thriving!

From a neglected baby to a robust tween, Kaylyn’s is a constant reminder that no one knows how much potential you have and never to listen to anyone who says you can’t do something!  My daughter is an amazing young lady who has already overcome more at the age of 12 than most people will in...

/ March 1, 2016