I have 5 children age 7 and under. I get asked his question every time I leave my house. I may look like I have it altogether as I walk into the pediatrician's office with a sleeping baby in her car seat, a toddler on my hip and 3 more holding hands and filing in behind me.
The truth is: I'm freaking out on the inside. I know that at any moment that sweet little baby will want her milk NOW, the toddler is staking out his escape route and the older ones will need to use the bathroom...right after we left the bathroom...for the 3rd time. In the midst of my own crazy life I have strangers reminding me that I have a lot of children because I some how must have missed that. Then the questions start...
I don't do it all. At the moment there are Cheerio landmines all over my kitchen floor and laundry left to stink in the washer. My oldest didn't do his math today and I haven't even thought about dinner. Some days are better than others.
Having a larger family, I've found that we need to live our life a little bit differently than the average sized family. And I am constantly trying to find what works for us. It's a work in progress, but I think that's why I'm here, to share my little bits of wisdom that I've learned along the way, to make this crazy life just a little less...crazy. I'm striving for simplicity in all things.