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Mother of 11 Children Shares Her Wisdom: Self Care, Making Time for Husband, Homeschooling etc.

Jun 01, 2021
you like having so many interactive things to do, yeah, and I got my book out right now. I happen to be an Ursula shires. Gideon Bible Study. I do my Bible study and I'm very excited about all the things that I'm learning and that's what I do, and then if I think of something I need to do that day because our minds are always like a thousand things I have this on the side, I write it down and then I stay focused on what I'm trying to focus on now some of you say there's no way I'm that exhausted and I have to remind you with the little ones in the past I only used a three by five card this was my source of breath, I would just take a verse, the Lord is my shepherd, let's say, and I would just focus on that, well, I'm breastfeeding my baby.
mother of 11 children shares her wisdom self care making time for husband homeschooling etc
Lord is my pastor Laura thank you very much that you are a personal God as are the pastors I just try to meditate on that and and I alone but I always have the Word of God in my heart of course here is the Bible here are my glasses here are letters some

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s the Lord put someone in my heart I need a job someone a letter I also have a pencil and paper I mean I'm sorry a pencil and a pen and I always have an extra book that I'm reading right now I'm reading raising To the

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of Cain Kingdom, of Tony Evans, they love it so if I go to the dentist I always go to my bag, grab my reference book if I'm going to go. sitting there waiting I'm not going to be on my phone that's probably really good or DME dentist what doctor's office yes, I go there often but if at some point I'm going to go somewhere to wait, go look for someone at the airport that I bring, but because I don't have much

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and I want to be what you're putting, it's going to impact, it's coming out what I'm thinking and I don't want there to be a place for you to know Facebook and whatever, but you need to set it up. a timer says, okay, I'm doing 15 minutes a day or whatever, but if I'm like my child, the child is the priority and I visit him or if I'm alone, then I read something that is good for me and then in the In the morning I used to do 5 days of exercise It's 11 o'clock well the morning hours are the best hours for your

children

and when I wake up I give the best to my children I think this is a later question but I will answer right now you know when you have white someone said: you know how I deal with my crying children mm-hmm if you put your children from the beginning snuggling with them being excited about them 9 o'clock was always 8 o'clock was always my I want to have breakfast at on the table at 8:00 I want it we're all clean and learning something by 9 o'clock, so normally I'd have photos of Becca.
mother of 11 children shares her wisdom self care making time for husband homeschooling etc

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I would teach a little Bible lesson to the children with the photos, I think three of them. I prayed at breakfast, yeah, often three of the kids had prayed to receive Christ through that little series, the salvation series, and then we'd run around together and, kids, okay, scamp means quick cleanup party after food, my dad came up with it because it makes everything fun. he wrote a song for it and we would clean the house in 15 minutes and the kitchen yeah all together so yeah kids love to help even empty the dishwasher standing there especially if you look like a whiny kid put it on up Katie, here's this video, play it.
mother of 11 children shares her wisdom self care making time for husband homeschooling etc
So far, it's okay, and Leon, when he's, oh yeah, he's a good guy most of the time, but he really is, just suck it up, get a chair, put him there with some water dripping in and give them cups. to measure and them. play in the water feet oh we are good easy love measuring cups but I have never tried dripping water yes the water will be soaps but they will have fun so the organism or if they are stuck on a complaining leg like Hey, let's just do something or I'll read you a story or make a craft, but I always said, let's learn a Bible verse.
mother of 11 children shares her wisdom self care making time for husband homeschooling etc
Let's put it on your kids the first part of the day, that's good and then you'll avoid complaining. Taking my supplements during the day is like a daily routine and I take out meat for dinner the first part of the day and I don't even have to know what I'll be taking sometimes. I'm going to take out a fish, you know, beef and chicken. Not only do I take all three, I defrost them and I have food for the next day, yeah, my Instagram stories, you know, I forget to take, yeah, but it becomes a little habit that's good and I.
I'm not as simple as you when it comes to meals mhm, so I only have state bowls and I'm wondering: how do I feel about those three? I'm going to make this tonight, but at least I have the meat figured out, so it's exciting. that's fun, I love it, you're starting to see these comments, you guys can read the comments, they're really fun, but they're really far away, so I wouldn't like to interact with each one of them because they're nice. It's hard to see, but okay, Chris, okay, so dress them up and then what are some things that the Lord how you grow your relationship with the Lord and the busy seasons of life?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, so three things you wish you had. fact/known when you first became a

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, okay, if you feel like you answered that question before we left, so not okay, your best advice for the younger years when the older ones were too young to help. Top tips for, oh, come on. These are great questions, but yeah, this helps you narrow down the three: How about 103 Tips for Keeping a Clean House? I think this is huge, okay, so your environment is very important and if you live in a messy house. It's going to take energy, your children are everything, you're already demanding a lot of energy from your

self

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It's so important that your home is a clean space which is hard to do with little ones, so less is more when I first had Katie I thought. She needed the swing and the changing table and this and that and I didn't use any of that anymore. The bed works well for changing and I have a toy chest for the kids inside. I am a box, a container for Blocks other things like Legos, they are in a ziplock bag and I take them out when I want to take them out. Magnets, you don't want to bring it up too much because none of us can play with Mike, oh yeah, the younger ones play.
With more than you guys, yeah, so other things that have a lot of small pieces, I take them out when I want because the little pieces get left all over the house or pose a choking hazard to the kids, so I was

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ful with that. simple shoes they had nothing more than three pairs of shoes a pair of tennis shoes that I think was to remove the white shoes and the black shoes yes the tennis shoes and the shoes and a dress of black shoes each of the same black she called Beautiful, the Beatles , I hated them and as a result I have about 90%, there you go, but it worked, you know, it worked, yeah, because when you have more pairs of shoes people don't take them as seriously.
I don't take Emma seriously, oh. I'm going to get another her or whatever, no, these are your shoes, you put them by the door when you take them off at someone's house, so we can get them too, like a thick jacket, a light jacket, towels, towels , I love your monograms. the name on the towels, having them on a hook where they can hang them and then there is responsibility for that as well. I tried to create outfits that were simple or easy dresses, it's one piece, this is a lot of dresses for years, yes, any special event, yes. we would match, I'll do it with my kids, so we actually look so cute and all together and I think as the oldest, I had that little one that I want for my

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from the younger kids like we don't have him. do it so long, yeah, but I think once we got to twelve that's when it really started to bother me, yeah, well, we learn individualism and at that point it was like yeah, because even now what my daughter wants is like, oh , we want to combine, get the clothes. together, I'm fine, let's do it, so linens, I already talked about that, keep it very simple and you can bleach things when they're white towels.
I have all the children's towels, they have a bath towel with their name on it, a white one. towel with her name on it, so it's easy to bleach and it's a certain color, so I actually had one time for the white ones, one time for the dark ones, one time for the colored ones, so when I was going to do it Caroline, she's like the most persistent sister I have. You'll probably call him 10 more times. You can text him and say yes. So when you go to do the laundry, everything will be separated for you and ready to go, so each of the kids has a special drawer for her special things.
It can get out of control when you have eleven savers, so I limit it to one drawer and then we color to sort and I say, you know what the three main things you want are, okay, so we'll keep those things like that. when I talk on the phone when I had little ones I'm dusting while I'm talking trying to do two things at once I walk around the house with a basket, put things in it and then leave them in the bedrooms instead of just going to do all these races around the house if you have bulls put a basket at the bottom of the stairs stick your things on the stairs you can carry it all in one trip we use car hearts we lived on a farm for six years the children's clothes are going to be thrown away fish with dirt you just have to play it's like putting hearts on your car they take them away they come into your house clean instead of dirt everywhere so they have a place to hang those also Katie has talked a little about this, if it doesn't bring you joy, get rid of it, oh yeah, turn on the joy, conceit, how we got rid of all the life, just clubs, oh yeah, they came to my house, yeah, that's right, and I held them.
Up, does this bring me joy? No, there are some things, there are some good things, guys, that you just read about, yeah, sure, so I'm creating systems for your habits, like Katie said in her video, this is a complement to all my videos. I'm not really trying to connect her. I'm just being honest, but you know they got me, oh I know where you always put your rubber bands or you know whatever works with your habits, kids trained at a young age. I don't leave the house until it's clean so everyone is always motivated to go to a clean house and yes, that's it. a wealth of information yeah ok top three things that have kept the marriage fire burning

husband

before kids swipe this up guys three

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comes before kids it's so easy get that out of control and make the kids come first, so because your The kids like them, man, your attention, I feel like that, that's why they're like I want attention and your husband makes the noise right and we had something called time blanket where they had to sit on a blanket and you could start with Like three minutes, they have to sit on that blanket, if they crawl, they get a little movement or a little bit, you know, SWAT, and they tell you no, you'll sit here right now and then you just increase the time so they know when the blanket.
It comes out and it's amazing because you take the blanket everywhere you go and they understand what that means, you take out their blanket, you put some toys in a book and I know what it means, but that comes from house training and that helps you. I know that if you want to talk to your husband, take out your blanket. You know you're going to sit here and Dad and I are going to talk right now and then I'll get back to you, so the other thing is dating. My husband is so wonderful. and when starting that I tend to get in the trenches and say oh we can't do this he says no you leave and I always come back so refreshed and if you don't have money we just do simple things like go to Barnes & Noble see some fun viewpoints in the house of our dreams or places we would like to go or anything that can be simple having a picnic and going to the park the main thing is just being together and that is why we pray every night, we never go to bed without praying together, so if you're mad at each other, you'll stand up and not cut yourself short, yeah, and then the other thing would be shared adventures, so just build what's cool and the choices.
I'm trying to implement this because I feel like it's easy to say, Oh, I'm going on adventures with girls because we like the same type of adventures or choice, since friends like the same type of guy adventures, but when you don't So they're building shared memories with other people and I think it's great if they had an adventure together, so we're trying to be more creative instead of Oh, watch a movie or, oh, we'll go. have dinner to do something recreational together, yeah, that's a lot of fun, yeah, sure, and um, it's them. I asked Chad this question.
I asked him why I do it to keep the marriage fire burning, you know, and he said, "I love it." You're spontaneous and you're willing to go with me to do things and you step out of your comfort zone sexually, which I found interesting, so anyway you know he's a friend, I'm just trying to stretch myself, but the other thing is appreciation, I appreciate your husband, you know when was the last time we wrote a note, so thank you for working and providing,I started talking to other moms and said, "Okay, I'm going for this." So a midwife asked him tons of questions and it turned out to be an amazing experience.
I love being in my house, in my own bed and in familiar environments with people I know, and my

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-in-law was coming for a week and take

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of me deep clean my house do the shopping take care of the kids I mean, Graham is your big blessing, yeah, I'm sure my mother has done that for me and I think this is my random opinion. I understood her because mom had done it. Her children are at home and I was at a couple of her births. I definitely wanted to have a home birth, but sometimes people feel like they need to have a home birth or something and I feel like wherever you're most comfortable like you are.
You're going to have a baby, for God's sake, it's going to be painful, so wherever you feel most comfortable, you're going to be there because you don't want to force yourself to like it. It's not more sacred to have a member you know and my mom. It never made me feel that way, but I think sometimes people put it on themselves. Sometimes I think: how are people going to judge me? Because my friend is having a home birth and I really want to go to the hospital. It's like you check your comfortable guys, it's a good word and that's the next question she says.
I think they would encourage someone to do that mm-hmm and my answer is no, no, if they have a physical condition that puts them at risk, then don't do it. You know that and don't do it unless your husband is totally on the same page and you want to do it, so yeah, let's see, that's great, how do you find time to prioritize rest and personal hygiene, fitness And the balance when there is so much? to finish, so this is back in the trenches, yeah, from the teenagers, well, I think I have some energy, yeah, I feel like you answer that too, sorry, yeah, okay, how do you deal with illnesses early pregnancy while keeping up with your baby's husband or working? from home, okay, first of all, I would try to eat eight protein sources a day, so you need to drink Jim's ginger beers from Trader Joe's because ginger helps with nausea, chewing gum would help with nausea.
I have never tried it. - let me know next time and then what else I don't have food in my nights and then I would have a banana or a granola bar so I would eat it before I get up distractions sometimes like actually I went somewhere and I got involved and something distracted me from morning sickness. I remember mom telling me that's what was so sick with Leon because I was like I'm not going anywhere, are you kidding me? I feel terrible and she says she's not trying to do it. she go somewhere because she'll actually distract you from that and sometimes people think: Howard, how am I going to have a second baby?
That's what I thought when I'm so sick with the first one and it's almost better because you're so focused on the second baby instead of just laying on the couch and saying I'm sick, as if, and then resting is something else, if you're really tired, you'll feel super sick and so on and then I went to bed. My kids really loved the sofa. I read them tons of stories and I just explained to them that mom wasn't feeling well, that you had varicose veins, so your legs ate like crazy, they were raised off the ground, a lot of people look at my mom and say oh or they tell me this Oh Your mother had many children because she had easy pregnancies.
I say you have no idea what she went through, ok, she doesn't like easy, yes, it's very painful for crazy her, yes, ok, how. Can you help me with why me? How do you help crying and clingy babies? Toddlers play independently so you can be really productive. I think I kind of touched on that by training them with a little blanket and then throwing them on top of it first thing in the morning to make sure that The love tanks are full if they're just cranky and you don't want your kids to get bored, so having them interact is something they enjoy, it's fun, so we had that little quote that was said all the time and my mom would do it.
I always say the Johnsons are never born if we think we're bored, she says the Johnsons are never bored so you can think of something to do or I'll give you an extra job, yeah that's really okay, yeah they're very creative. We were rarely bored growing up, especially you Johnsons, you never get bored, there you go, okay, um, no, honestly, honestly, no, yeah, if it was, it's just because I was being lazy, yeah, okay , so we have like two more questions here please, because we criticize, oh, I only have them, but one more question, let's finish, if your question was answered, there were so many questions, guys, I have so many questions, if it wasn't answered, then go ahead and send me a direct message.
I don't want to. This will be over an hour long, so we'll cut it here. You can only take certain information. Hopefully you'll get to see this again, but I'm not sure. Give it a like if you enjoyed it. I'm really really grateful that mom was willing to do this, she probably spent hours no, no, okay, she took like five minutes no, but seriously, it takes time. I'm looking at like six pages of notes here, okay, that takes time. anyway, thank you very much yes, thank you, thank you, thank you. I just wanted to end with just a couple of words here.
Impressive of Isaiah, he will gently guide those who are with young people. I know that's the verse you put on your photo. so Instagram you shared it with me and that inspired me yes he will guide you gently also here is his promise psalm 32 eight I will instruct you and teach you in the path you should follow I will guide you with my eyes he promises and I just say Lord this It's what you said and I'm going to trust you and he's going to do that and not just and he's going to guide you, it's what he says and the path you should follow and just comparing yourself to other people, you know our culture.
It's so important just oh why can't I be like that and compare you? No, just look inside, say Lord, what do you want for this child? What do you want for this marriage for this family? And also the secret is in Joshua 1:8 this book of the law will not depart from your mouth but you will meditate on it day and night so that you may observe to do according to everything that is written in it for them now we will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success. So, the secret of success and all this is to know the Shepherd and love his children.
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