A few weeks ago a friend I met through my blog called me and asked, “How do you do it all?” People ask me that all the time and I’ll admit that on many days I “do it all”, but I don’t feel I do it very well. She said that she reads blogs and everybody seems to have it all together with happy, productive, well-adjusted families. But let’s be honest, most of us don’t share the wrinkly, untidy, and unpleasant things of life on our blogs. There are two reasons for this, one is that frankly, we bloggers don’t want to look bad. Second, as I’ve mentioned before, I am very careful not to write anything that would be embarrassing to one of my children. I don’t write about the unkind things that are said, the chores that aren’t done, the dinners that are served too late making all of the little kids grumpy, because this is my family and they are more important than my blog.
My friend asked if I would post a few questions and ask other bloggers and readers to answer them honestly, so I thought I would start with her first ones:
What are some of the things you have chosen NOT to do as a large family?
What are some of the thing you have chosen to do as a large family?
In our phone conversation we talked about the sacrifices involved in choosing to add children to our families and how that changes things from the life we once had to the life we are now living. We both know the blessings, but what changes, sacrifices, or adjustments have you made to accommodate having a larger number of children?
I would love to hear what you all have to say. You can comment here or send me an email at Thankfulmom@gmail.com. Honest responses – “real” answers would be appreciated. You can even tell me to share it anonymously. I’ll post responses in a future blog post and I’ll join you in answering.
Thank you everyone. I’ll have another question from my friend soon.
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