How to Manage a Large Family
You know, it may seem like an obvious thing, but it is obvious too that many don’t see it either:
Friends, I have 7 kids, but I DON’T have 7 babies.
I get sooooo many comments “I am up to my ears in **** with JUST one/two/three, and you have SEVEN! HOOOOOW?!”
But here is the reality that 99% of people somehow fail to see.
When I had my first and second babies, there was no
Instagram. There was no FB. There was no blog.
Guys, there was no iphone OR a smartphone, for the record. We didn’t even have a camera. We had one of those point-and-shoot film ones, one-time-use ones, and they were expensive while we were poor students, just like everyone else, so we don’t even have a lot of pictures.
Those times - if my friends who know me this long are reading this, they will second my words - I was running around trying to figure out this “parenting” thing JUST. LIKE. EVERYONE else. While I like clean house, I told you about my “mess shelf/mess corner” for balance. Back in those days is was a mess ROOM. Just sayin’.
Also, right now my kids are on distance learning, and, when not busy, are with me/us all the time.
Please, don’t forget, when I answer to your question “my kids come to work with me”, we are also talking independent TEENAGERS, one of which is practicing driving.
When I had my 3rd baby, first two were in a regular Montessori school, so, reality is, AT HOME I only always had two kids, until 5-6 years ago when older kids got heavily involved in commercial and modeling.
So, by baby 5-6 and definitely 7, I already knew what I was doing. I’ve gone the parenting route more then enough time, and by now, I know what is important, what is not, I don’t sweat the same stuff I was worrying about being a first time mom, and ultimately, it is a million times easier.
So, pat yourselves on the back.
I hope too, that when you read my posts, you can take whatever is useful for yourself to make YOUR path easier.
Trust me, from a woman who’s done it 7 times, there are a million things I wish I knew earlier that would make my life a million times easier, but there wasn’t a resource for me to learn them from.
My hope is that what I share can be of help to make life easier for you 😘