My Secret (or not)
I typed this in one of the threads where Mariya asked me about "my secret" to all my children, blogging, farming etc. Well, I haven't done much blogging this week out of choice, not because of time or anything. Just haven't felt much like blogging. The beauty of working for myself.
I don't think it's a secret as much of it is a very supportive, involved husband and us learning to manage a large household slowly over the years...and still learning to be honest. Kind of like project management, except it is 24/7. Our children all have responsibilities and help us. They are in training to do our jobs as they grow older.
Example: If I am working on my laptop in the main area of our home, I can instruct children to do their handwriting, Math or reading at the dining room table or go practice piano in the front room, ask a child switch laundry as they walk by, remind another child to feed our old horse at lunch time, tell two others to go collect eggs or feed the chickens.
I have to say though, having my husband home has been such a blessing because now there are two of us to stay on top of eight children so the work is divided.
Simply put, I am the manager of the home/farm/businesses, coordinating everyone to do what needs to be done. I definitely do not do it all myself. It's all about learning to work together as a unit or team.
See? No secret. :)