This is a contributor post I wrote for the Portland Moms Blog. Read the entire article here.
I wouldn’t consider myself a ‘mom of many,’ but just a few years ago my three kids were all home and I had to keep them busy and alive from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. I can scarcely remember those days, and honesty I’m not exactly sure how I did it. Even today with two of them in school full-time and the youngest in half-day preschool three days a week, I can hardly manage the mere five hours between school and bedtime (forget all day on school breaks!) It’s a full time job dragging them all over town on errands, trying to keep them from killing each other at home, or driving to three different types of summer and after-school activities.
So, what about those large families with four, five, or (gulp) six or more kids? After a while, you know that they must have developed some brilliant systems to keep sanity in their homes. In fact, I think there are some lifesaving tricks that those of us with smaller families can learn from these exceptional, professional moms of many..!
…continue reading the rest over at the Portland Moms Blog!