My Life as a Mom

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With 6 happy kids, life can be really fun around here! This blog is dedicated to the joys and sometimes chaos of having a large family. Okay, so it's always chaos around here, but fortunately, it's almost always fun, too!

Saturday, August 07, 2004

For organizing toothbrushes, and each child's personal care items, our kids each have their own bucket. They put their shampoo, hair brushes, soap, etc. in it. Many of these items are shared, but as the kids get older they find they need their own things more and more.

Buckets are nice because they are easily washed, easy to carry, don't take up too much room and can be stored in a closet, on a dresser, or on a shelf, depending on the situation.

These are my tips for running a large household - for tips on handling life in general, check out Tips for Success.

Friday, August 06, 2004

I haven't put up any tips for handling lots of kids lately. So here's one today:

When putting the kids to bed, I have found that pairing up an older child with a younger child works really well. The older child helps the younger one with getting changed, tooth brushing, etc., and they like to read to their younger siblings. This is a nice routine and helps get them all calm and settled.

Then the older kids have earned being able to stay up a little later, but they are also more relaxed themselves.

Moms with a lot of kids must remember to share the responsibilities!

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Oh, here are more links to places where you can find help for your child if he or she is having trouble learning to read -

Warren Counseling - Help Your Child Overcome Study Problems.

Applied Scholastics.

Volunteer Ministers.

To read more about what Scientology is doing to help overcome illiteracy problems.

How one Scientologist uses Scientology technology in raising her children.

Scientologist child who uses Scientology technology in his daily life.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

As soon as my kids are reading, they study the book by Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard, Learning How to Learn

If you live in the Washington D.C. area, you can find free tutoring for your child in the Washington D.C. area

Other programs where you can find help:
World Literacy Crusade
Hollywood Education and Literacy Project

You can also read about Kirstey Alley opens tutoring center