As I was reading Mother Hen's HFGF entry for today, it gave me an idea. I've told you in the previous HFGF that I always feel that I don't have any ideas or advice for you and maybe I don't. I would think that I would but my mind is always blank. I didn't post last week due to the death of my grandmother. We were all out of town for most of the week.
Now back to my idea for today. With seven young children (ages 9- almost 7 mos.), I tend to be busy. HaHaHa...as if you don't experience the same thing. I have a husband who doesn't mind leftovers and could careless about having a big meal. (I love you My Love!) In order to cut down my cooking time, I try to cook enough for two nights in a row so that I am not in the kitchen every evening. It's a good habit to learn how to eat leftovers...don't you think. There is always a lot going on with keeping up the home, teaching the children, cooking meals, nursing a little one, and now taking care of my husband's grandmother in our home as well. This also allows me time to exercise during the children's nap time. This works out for now since the children don't eat as much but I know the day will come when my five boys will be bigger and hungrier.
Let me know what you do to save time in the kitchen. I would love to hear how other families find time for all of these things. How do you make time for cleaning, homeschooling (book work), cooking, and exercising during your day?
Also, head on over to Ship Full O'Pirates for some more "Help for Growing Families".