Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Friday, August 7, 2015

Large Family Hacks Part 3

Sorry I haven't been around lately. Husband hurt his back working and things have been hectic around here trying to get ready to start our homeschooling back. Anyhow I'm gonna finish this series.

Another great large family hack is LIST!
Seriously, list make a huge difference for me. I have a To Do List. Menu list for the upcoming week, which also includes a grocery list. I get lots more done if I make a to do list the night before. I include everything even working out. If it's not on the list it probably won't get done. Like my grocery list, if it isn't on there I probably won't get it.

Next would be a budget!
As you know if you're a large family things can get expensive. A budget is something I used to have down pat. I really need to go back and work on this. Use different things that will help you stay in your budget like coupons, sales, buying second hand,etc.... Be sure to put in your budget a line item for birthdays, holidays, and unexpected bills.

And I will be ending with a great thing to have. It's not really a hack but a God given gift. As a mother in a large family a valuable thing to have is a trusted friend. One who always has your back. Yes, your husband should be your best friend but you need someone who will support you. My bestest is a God given gift. She's been there for me during so many trials. I KNOW God gave her to me.

***Being a large family gets hard but there are things to make it easier. Always following and trusting in the Lord makes all the difference. He will take care of you.