Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This Mom Recommends
I was drawn to this book right away. Since I feel like I just entered the world of the "large family" I wanted to read this book and find out if you can maintain your sanity and raise a large family. Turns out, you can. The author, Mary Ostyn, has ten children. She shares some insight on all kinds of topics, housework, finances, schooling, sibling relations, wanting a bigger house, and extra activities. She did help me to realize that I am my own worst critic. There are plenty of things I give to my kids that aren't things. I sometimes get caught up in the fact that my kids don't have exactly what they want. (Believe me, they have plenty.) I also feel a bit of mommy guilty about all the responsibility my kids have. She has a real plan for housework and does make her kids do some. I gained some insight about responsibilities and how to divide them. If you have a large family or want to someday, it is a quick and easy read that has wise advice.