Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 8 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 7 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 5 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, 2.5 years old (b. 2012)
Daisy: Youngest Daughter (b. May 2015)
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Category Archives: Housekeeping
Several years back I started color coding the children. At first this was a technique to make it easy for me to tell who had left their stuff out but it quickly became something that made it easier for … Continue reading
It doesn’t take much for these kinds of piles to occur and not disappear. In a medium sized house with seven people, messes are just a fact of life and getting the cleaning as well as the cleaning up … Continue reading
It’s winter. The first snow that will actually stick is on the ground. Our fall construction project (replace a length of rotted sill, do some other repairs and upgrade the old wiring to something that isn’t a fire hazard!) is … Continue reading
With the coming of cooler weather I recently moved the children’s play table into the living room from the back porch. Our living room runs across the whole front of the house and bringing the able in gave me … Continue reading
Because sometimes every room looks like this! Even though the cleaning lady has been coming every week, and theoretically her cleaning the downstairs is supposed to mean I have more time to keep things organized and keep up … Continue reading
Our school year is much, much busier than in previous years. Everyone except Daisy is taking at least one dance class, Buggle and Mouse have choir, and we all go to co-op on Wednesdays. I’m teaching two Science classes and … Continue reading
A few years ago I started planning a week “off” into the lesson plans for the year. At the time, we were schooling year round and it made sense to take a week every six weeks, for extra errand running, … Continue reading
Looking at the calendar the other day and realized that we only have about six weeks at home before we start school again along with fall activities. I say “at home” because we have a wedding to travel to at … Continue reading