Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family
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Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family

By (author) Mary Ostyn

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This guide is written from the practical, experienced perspective of a mother of ten and features thoughtful, helpful answers to many important questions on organisation, helping kids succeed in school, affordable holidays, and large-family economics.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • 01 Jun 2009
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton
  • English
  • 1423604512
  • 9781423604518
  • 169,018

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Have you ever seen a mom with kids hanging all over her heaped-up grocery cart and marveled at how she juggles it all? Have you ever wondered if you could do it? A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family is written from the practical, experienced perspective of a mother of ten. It has thoughtful, helpful answers to important questions, such as: Can a parent meet the needs of multiple children without drowning in sheer neediness? How can a moderate income stretch to include more children? How can you make space in your home work for you? What are some ideas for handling mountains of laundry? How can you preserve time for yourself and your marriage? How can you manage multiple children and their activities? Whether your idea of a big family is three kids or ten, this fresh, commonsense approach to parenting will help you find peace of mind and joy in a big bustling household, and, most importantly, learn how a child can feel deeply cherished as an individual. Mary Ostyn is founder of Owlhaven (http: //owlhaven.net), a hugely popular place to share parenting tips and funny mothering moments. She has been published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother's Soul and in several magazines, including Christian Parenting Today, Adoption Today, and Adoptive Families. As mom to ten children-six of whom are adopted-she is a writer for Workitmom.com (http: //workitmom.com). She lives with her family in Nampa, Idaho.

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