pursuing a culture of connection in our large-family life

Odds and Ends

Occasional updates about our life with six kiddos, a homeschool, a home business, and a puppy

BONUS – Puppy Search Episode 1

BONUS – Puppy Search Episode 1

The Puppy Search Is On! We screwed up! Have you ever heard of the fog of war? Any good counselor will tell you that sometimes crazy decisions make more sense in the heat of the moment. In the pressure of trying to sell the idea […]

Great Books, Audiobooks and Podcasts

Great Books, Audiobooks and Podcasts

All Our Favorite Books, Podcasts and Audiobooks FROM WENDY: Much of my recent reading has been on the topic of homeschooling… …as that has been my most recent endeavor. My top reads came highly recommended by multiple homeschooling friends and podcasts:

10 Small Purchases We Couldn’t Live Without

10 Small Purchases We Couldn’t Live Without

Things Under $100 That Unexpectedly Changed Our Family Life Click here to download the Family Things Wish List FROM WENDY:: 5 Things Every Mom Should Own 1) A swing or seat that my baby loves and will sleep in Babies who nap in swings are […]

Great Family Bloggers

Great Family Bloggers

Family Blog Sites We Love to Read FROM WENDY: I have so many favorite homeschool and family bloggers, and the list is constantly evolving. Especially recently as we’ve plunged into the homeschool world, I have been extremely grateful for the wealth of information, ideas, and […]

Our Large Family

Our Large Family

Our Large Family Homeschool Mom Blog FROM WENDY: Who are we and what is our large family all about? We are Jamin and Wendy. We are two former elementary school teachers turned small-business owner (online piano lessons) and homeschooler. We are more famously known for […]