I don’t really have a post prepared for today. Last night Mr. Fix-It got off early, and we ate dinner early, and the kids all got in the shower early, and we had early bedtime with a book…

And you’re wondering how on earth this equates to me not having time to write, right? Well, we sat down and watched a movie together instead of just vegging out on the couch–which would usually be my writing time. It was a glorious, quiet evening–although the movie wasn’t all that great and our remote control is being funny so the volume was a little LOUD-soft-LOUD-soft the whole time.

All this long-winded personal life story is just to say this–I don’t have a blogging schedule, so I don’t have a real post today.

But I’m working on one! (Thanks for the inspiration, Aurie!) And I’m excited by how it’s going so far.

In the meantime, I thought I would share a couple other blog links that I think you might enjoy.

I don’t know about you, but I love reading about big families. And I’m not talking about our little 5-some, I mean big families!

One reason is that big families have to come up with solutions, or drown. Us smaller families sometimes can muddle through a lot longer in the chaos before we really give up. Mom’s of Many (I love that “title”!) have lots of experience and tips to share!

And one of my favorite groups to follow is 4 Moms, 35 Kids every 4th Thursday of the month, from Raising Olives, Life in a Shoe, Smockity Frocks, and The Common Room.

They’re all Christian, homeschooling, large families and they chat about everything from biblical dating models to haircuts and nail clipping.

This week, my favorite question/answer is from Connie over at Smockity Frocks:

Q: How do you deal with grooming? Do you trim nails on a schedule or just when your kids looks like Wolverine? Same with haircuts. 

A: I go with the Wolverine method, trying to double check everyone before church on Sundays. Our goal is to have no more than one at a time who looks like a ragamuffin. It usually works.

That’s real, folks. That’s mom advice from in the trenches. That’s the kind of motherhood I can understand and feel encouraged by. A little bit of humor, a whole lot of love, and everything else sorta falls into place.

I really encourage you to look them up. I peruse their blogs regularly and you’ll find them on my Links I Love page.

Have a good weekend!

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Link Love for the Weekend — 2 Comments

  1. I love it when I can read a post and it is REAL. Please don’t put on a show. I like to know that I’m not crazy and that others have the same issues in life that I do. I also like reading about large families. I always wanted one but was unable to naturally. The Lord had other plans for me. Maybe I will have lots of grandkids! YIPPEEE! That really excites me. I am glad you got some down time. I don’t have a blog schedule either, I used to, but it made me feel so stressed all the time. NOT why I wanted to blog…Hope you have a wonderful weekend with the family. I am going to head over to “Moms of Many” and do some reading now. Thanks!

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