Motherhood.Large Family Living.Lifestyle.Natural Living
Large family living and all the blessings that come with it... My life as chaos coordinator to 7 awesome kids and 1 big tall hubby.
Why do you have so many kids???
(and other top questions for large family Mamas!)
Q: Why do you have SO.MANY.KIDS?? A: Honestly, I have no clue! Haha, just kidding! We have so many kids because we really LIKE them. We feel that children are a gift from the Lord and that they are blessings. Also, we are hoping that one of them will make it rich and take care of us someday! Kinda kidding
Q: Do you know what causes that? A: Umm, Yes we do!
Q: Do you own a T.V.? A: Yes we do, although we have it locked away for the summer. Read more about that here.
Q: Are they all yours? A: Yes, they are all our biological children. My circus, my monkeys.
Q: Are you done now? A: We don't know. It is something we are currently praying about and are open to whatever the Lord leads.
Q: What does your husband do for a living? A: The big tall hubby works from home as a Windows Server Administrator.
Q: How are you going to put them all through college? A: We're not! Simple as that. While we believe that college can be a wonderful thing, we also believe it is not the only path to financial security. Our goal is to teach our children to find whatever it is in life that they enjoy, and for them to try to form a business/career around that. If they need college to achieve that dream and we are able to help in some way we will. If we can't, then we expect them to make that happen for themselves.
Q: Are you trying for a baseball team? A: Maybe.
Q: How do you do it? A: Just like any other mom does it. I take it one day at a time, and by the grace of God we make it through.
Q: How can you afford to feed them? A: The big tall hubby works hard to provide for us, and I feel it is important to try to spend that money wisely. I work hard to find the best deals around, meal plan, cook from scratch and budget to stretch each dollar as far as we can. Our monthly food cost is lower than most families of 4 I know.
Q: Were they all planned? A: Umm, I'm not really sure what this means. We are happily married and we know what causes it (See question 2), so I guess yes they were all planned. Did we plan the timing of each of them? No, but do we ever really? Would we change any of it? Never.
Q: Are you trying to be like the Duggars? A: Yes, because 7 is so close to 19?!
I do believe most people are honestly just curious, and that's ok! I'd probably be curious too if I saw me getting out of the bus at the grocery store with my whole crew. Haha
Big Time Meals
Feeding a large family healthy food on a small budget is not always easy, but it can be done! Find out how I do it here.