The challenge: to learn calmness in ALL situations in life Remaining positive no matter what life throws at you, is hard. How many times per day are we “attacked” by negative people? What about negative situations or ones that bring about stress or frustration? What about with relationships of close people that bring drama and […]
Welcome to our large family blog.
We are living life with 10 children with lots of love and joy. We live as simple and plain as we can be, but life with a visionary husband is definitely not so plain. Look around and see how we live and enjoy life.
The challenge: to edit your commitments Could you imagine if we were able to “edit our lives?” All the things that we would just be able to erase out of them—all the negative people, all of the meaningless time spent doing absolutely nothing, all of those commitments that we signed up for, but are quickly […]
This year was my year to take the time to scope out the internet for all of it’s FREE resources for schooling your child. Last year we did some allinonehomeschool.com as well as my own online kindergarten classes, but my children wanted more. They WANTED to do worksheets and papers and I didn’t want to […]
This year is my teenage daughters final year of “formal education.” I wanted to make sure that she would be getting everything that I thought she was lacking in and some things that I might have forgotten to teach her. With my other 2 I did much buying of educational supplies and I realize that […]
Okay, I will admit, I sometimes get lazy. I get lazy when it comes to shopping. It sometimes seems easier to just buy cans of beans or to buy pizza sauce already made. Plus the fact that I love when my pantry is full or at least looks like it is full. But the reality is […]
Sorry for the quick departure without any reason why….I have taken these past two weeks and have been busy preparing my children’s schooling for the entire year. I have scoured the internet looking for FREE resources so that I didn’t have to spend anything on education:) If it is out there, and you have the […]
The challenge: get back to God Having children has reminded me of how spiritually irresponsible we can become if we are not careful. We need the basics of getting back to God. How many parents out there have to continually remind your child to do the basic daily tasks of the day…..brush your teeth, make […]
Every time we go to the Mennonite bulk food store, which is every few months, I like to get myself a treat. One thing that I enjoy getting are Oskri coconut bars. I really enjoy the taste of coconut and when you can pair it with healthy ingredients for a nutritional bar, I am sold! […]
This week I wore my skirt, which is a little more fitting, so I wore my brown top that has a longer cut to it, to be sure it covered my bum:) I wore the same top with my full black skirt, a few weeks ago. As always, I wore a brown undershirt […]
Have you enjoyed doing the Home economics curriculum that we offer here at plainandnotsoplain??? If you do then you will be excited to know that we now offer an advanced version of home economics for training our daughters to be future wives and mothers. You can tell if your daughter is ready for the next […]