Friday File 6

Healthy Simplicity - Friday FileI know I haven’t been around for a couple of weeks, but we had such great holidays. One of my sisters and her family were able to come up and visit us for a few days. All the cousins had a blast together.

Then we’ve been busy starting school up again. And this time when we started up school we went back to our copywork after not doing it for a couple of months. I’d forgotten how peaceful I found this time of our school day when we all sit quietly and just write.

Today I tried something that I’ve had in mind to do for a while. I had a baking day. I made a list of things I wanted to make for this week…macaroons, Anything Goes muffins (not pictured), three loaves of bread, two different kinds of muffins and nine dozen molasses cookies. I was hoping to bake a couple of other things but ran out of time. Then as if I hadn’t planned enough I added in three dozen pickled eggs (a favourite snack for my husband) and hummus.

Healthy Simplicity - baking day

I started making bread at eight this morning. We finished the last of the cookies just before eight tonight. In addition to the baking and cooking, we did school and I managed to get a short nap in the with the baby. The children helped by making lunch and supper. It really does pay to teach your children how to work in the kitchen.

I don’t have a lot of links tonight just a few to hopefully give you something to think about.

I don’t know about you, but I would like my children to remember me as a joyful mother not a tired, yelling, never-time-for-anything mom. This article has some good thoughts.

7 Habits of Joyful Mothers

I have always enjoyed dressing up. Years ago when I flew to visit friends as a young twenty-something I dressed to the nines. It just felt right. When we go to the mall, I always make sure to have something decent on and do the same for any children with me. People think I’m weird enough with eight children. I don’t want them to also think I’m a worn out woman from all of these children. Even going for a hike I make sure we don’t look like we got dressed in the dark.

Dressing down a culture for refusing to dress up

My daughter recently changed the name of her blog to “Coffee, Classics and Craziness”. I thoroughly enjoyed her most recent post.

bunches of awesome {aka stuff I’ll recommend to my dying day}

What awesome post did you read this week? 🙂

Jennifer Schonhaar

Jennifer Schonhaar

Jennifer is the happily married wife of a pastor and the somewhat-tired-but-oh-so happy mum to eight beautiful children. She loves to try new healthy recipes, sew, read to her children, garden and play the piano.
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  1. Julie Geoffrion

    Kudos to all the baking. I need to do a day like that. I was going to do freezer meals this weekend but decided against it. We will cook all week one meal at a time LOL.

    • JenSchon

      I’ve toyed with freezer meals, but with cooking for ten people the thought overwhelms me. This baking all in one day is doable though. Next time I’m going to enlist more help and do even more. 🙂 I hope.

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