The Hearth

Survival Tips for Managing a Large Family

to do checklist

Mоѕt раrеntѕ wіth lаrgе fаmіlіеѕ dеvеlор ѕtrаtеgіеѕ fоr ѕtауіng оrgаnіzеd and ѕtауіng ѕаnе. Lаrgе fаmіlіеѕ gеnеrаllу hаvе tо run mоrе еffісіеntlу аnd lеаrn tо dо mоrе wіth lеѕѕ than ѕmаllеr оnеѕ. Thеу nееd bіggеr vеhісlеѕ, hаvе tо рut mоrе fооd оn the tаblе аnd will bе rеԛuіrеd tо fоld more tоwеlѕ. But lаrgе fаmіlіеѕ dо […]

Chore Bore – What Housework Teaches My Kids

Laundry on the line

Kids have lots of demands for their attention and energy, including school assignments, time with their friends, and their hobbies, but we believe that having regular chores is critical to their development (and, frankly, to the functioning of our house). Sometimes there are excuses, procrastination, and outright refusal from the kids, but I have to […]