6 MUST Read Books for Large Families

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Welcome to day 5 of 5 days of Large Family Living

For those of you who have been around for the whole series and to those of you who are just checking in, it is my hope that this series has blessed you and better prepared you to handle your duties as a Mama. We covered Homeschooling, Secrets of Feed a Large Family , Color Coding and now I’m handing out your reading assignments like a good little homeschool Mama!

Again regardless of if you have 1 child or 20 children I believe this books will be a valuable addition to your homemakers reference library. So no matter how many children you have it is wise to seek the counsel of someone who has been there. These books are full of wisdom from women with lots of children and many years of parenting under their belts. These books have been inspirational and informative and I know you will not regret purchasing any of them.

The Duggars: 20 and Counting!: Raising One of America’s Largest Families–How they Do It
2nd book

I think I would have to say that the books by the Duggars are some of my favorite. The book begins by giving their background of the parents Jim Bob and Michelle this includes how they meet and the early years of their marriage. Then it talks about Jim Bobs stint as a member of the Arkansas Senate &about his unsuccessful campaign to become a US Senator. They discuss how they train and correct their little ones. And how they simultaneously connect to the hearts of their older children and prepare them for adult life. She gives tips on organization and shares the methods that have worked for her best. Finally they talk about the 7K square foot house that they helped to build. The book is written in a conversational tone and is a pleasure to read.

On a side note we had an opportunity to spend some time around them and they are the real deal. The kids are kids which means they are obedient and disobedient at times. I paid particular attention to her discipline practices and was truly blessed by the opportunity. That said I said around, not with we were participating in the same activity with a lot of other families so unfortunately, Michelle and I are not tight, we were just in the same place at the same time. Yes, I did get a chance to meet her. 🙂

Love in the House: Filling Your Home with the Greatest Commandment

Love in the house written by the Jueb’s was not what I expected, but I am so glad I read it!

Here is the excerpt from Amazon: “… The questions raised are answered in these straight-to-the-point chapters, questions like: “How do you keep your grocery bill below $600/month? What creative solutions do you have to handle your large family? What became of the estranged relationship with your oldest daughter? What keeps Wendy looking so good after 13 births? Your lifestyle scares the daylights out of me. Why not you?” Families of all sizes will appreciate the Jeubs’ creative solutions to raising children and managing a home. More importantly, Chris and Wendy honestly tell their life story trials and blessings alike that will inspire its readers to a renewed vision for family life.”

 Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit

“A desire of a homeschooling mother’s heart is to have a meek and quiet spirit instead of discouragement, fear, and anger. She can cope with the myriad of daily difficulties and decisions that a homeschooling lifestyle brings with it, as long as she is having the right responses to them. Let her be fearful, worried, anxious, frustrated, irritated, or angry and a mom soon realizes she is undermining all she wants to accomplish by homeschooling. Because Teri Maxwell, a mother of eight, has walked the homeschooling path since 1985, she knows first-hand the struggle for a meek and quiet spirit. The memories from her early homeschooling years of often being worried and angry rather than having a meek and quiet spirit are not what she would like them to be.” from Titus 2 Ministries

Managers of Their Homes: A Practical Guide to Daily Scheduling for Christian Homeschool Families

There are 3 books in the Managers series: The Managers of Their Homes, Managers of their Chores and Managers of their School. I really like all the books in this series and we use them to one degree or another in our family. My FAVORITE book in this series is Managers of Their Schools. Although this book is written with the textbook using parent in mind it is still applicable to every teaching method. I read this book every year before school starts to help me mentally prepare for the year ahead and each year after finishing it I feel like I’ve just received a pep talk from a great Mom. If you need to get more organized then Teri Maxwell’s Manager’s series are for you!

Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family, A

Okay, the tile of this book pretty much sums it up. This book details how a woman can manage a family with 10 kids and still stay sane. She is very practical and she gets into the nitty gritty of handling laundry,handling children with multiple activities, organizing & even family vacations. As I read this book I felt like I was talking shop with a girlfriend over coffee.

If you do decide to purchase few of these I’d really appreciate it if you used my link. On a few of them I can receive an affiliate fee from Amazon, you do not get charged any additional amount. Anyhow, every little penny helps. Now I’m done with my shameful commercial plug and back to blogging! No matter what you do you will find some great advice from some really neat ladies in each of these books. PLEASE let me know what books you’ve read that were worth your time!

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Aspired Living

Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

6 thoughts on “6 MUST Read Books for Large Families

  1. These sound like great books. I find large families fascinating!

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  2. Just bought the last book on your list. I have little hope for attaining sanity with my 7 but it’s worth a shot! #turnituptuesday

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