Small Laundry Room, Big Family


Reasonably clean

23. How to really clean a bathroom and save a soul

After glutting on the beauty and order of Auntie Leila's Reasonably Clean House posts, I created this set of instructions for my kids. We have 11 people in our family and 4 bathrooms. We do all or almost all of this "less... Continue Reading →


21. Church clothes the easy way

Remember the good old days when you were pregnant with hyperemesis gravidarum and only had 4 kids (including a breastfeeder) to get ready for 8:30 am Mass? Yeah, me too. It was probably around that time that I came to the... Continue Reading →

12. “Mom, I threw up in the toilet.”

Of course those words preceded the child vomiting across the living room and down the hall. My cry of anger and frustration came out in the noisy rise and fall of my "AwwwwwWWWW!!!!" and my husband also immediately made a... Continue Reading →

11. Daily Rhythm– 4 Principles

A struggle every person seems to have is that there are not enough hours in a day. Now, I almost failed economics in college, but I remember that time is the most precious resource because we cannot make more of it. "We... Continue Reading →

17. Big family eating–Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Salad

I've finally woken up to the reality that "family-sized" recipes and dinners aren't sized for my family. As a side project, I'm creating a set of our favorite meals with recipes scaled to a Catholic sized family. I'm sure it... Continue Reading →

16. Sacramental and Vital Records

One child made his First Holy Communion last fall. Four kids are getting Confirmed later this year. One is applying to seminary. I need proof of my sacramental marriage. None of us has a complete and up-to-date sacramental record. I... Continue Reading →

5. Reasonably Clean Housekeeping

I won't take credit for the idea of "reasonably clean". Leila Lawler became my savior when she used this tag on her blog "Like Mother, Like Daughter." She released me from feeling inadequate by introducing the idea that we don't strive... Continue Reading →

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