Large Family Organization Tips

Welcome to my large family organization page. Here is a collection of my best posts on organizing and managing a large family.

Large family organization. How to really enjoy your large family

Welcome to my Large Family Organization page!

As the mom of 14 children with 22 years so of marriage under my belt large family organization is of utmost importance. Over the years I have had to come up with all kinds of tricks to keep us clean, fed, organized and educated. Here you will find a list of some of my most posts about organizing a large family.

Want to know a secret? *I* often check old blog posts of my own to get me back on track! If you have any great tips, feel free to share in the comments.

Large Family Freezer Cooking from the mom to 14 children!

Freezer Cooking For Large Families

Freezer cooking, batch cooking, food prep…those are all lifesavers in a large family. Here are some great posts on how to prep meals for a large family:

Meal Plans and Grocery Shopping in a Large Family

This is a very thorough post on how to begin the basics of meal planning and grocery shopping. This post offers suggestions for how much to spend and where to shop.

Freezer Cooking for Real Moms

Freezer Cooking the Easy Way

Filling the Freezer Before Surgery 

Large Family Meal Plans and Grocery Shopping

Large Family Freezer Cooking Hacks

My Favorite Things for Kitchen Organization

Watch me cut up 23 pounds of chuck roll in less than ten minutes. This is a huge money saver for us! If you are as confused about cuts of meat as I am, check out this post about different cuts of beef and how to use them.

The best productivity resources for large families

Large Family Organization

Six Steps to Managing Kids Clothes

How to organize your digital photos

How to organize your homeschool year

How to organize LEGO…for real families

How to organize toys in a large family

Less is More When Managing a Large Family

Managing Pregnancy and Postpartum with a Large Family

How to Survive Morning Sickness with Toddlers

How to Manage Laundry in a large Family:

Large Family Laundry Hacks

Large family organization tips.

Managing Lots of Kids in a Large Family

How to Make Your Home Teen-Friendly

How to Make a College Survival Kit

How to Make a Sensory-Friendly Kit 

How to Create a Teen Period Survival Kit

How to Teach Your Kids to Clean the Kitchen

How to Host a DIY Family Camp

Ultimate Back-to-School Guide for Large Families

FREE Swimming Lessons with YMCA’s Safety Around Water

The Yup app is one of the ways we are successfully homeschooling high school.

Homeschooling with a Large Family

Tips for Homeschooling High School

Homeschooling High School: What About a Diploma?

Homeschool Non-Traditional Students

Reading Buddy Software for Reluctant Readers

Tech-Free Entertainment for Kids

How to Be Frugal with a Large Family

How to Save Money on School Supplies

How to Pay for College with a Large Family

How to Save Money on Kids’ Clothing

Should I Charge My Adult Child Rent?

Fix Freeze Feast changed the way I think about meal prep for my large family.

Large Family Resources from other Websites

Children’s Sleep Guide

Sleep For Children: The Ultimate Sleep Guide for Children

How to shop at consignment stores

How Technology Affects Kids Sleep

Every product listed in my Amazon store we use in our home on a regular basis.

8 thoughts on “Large Family Organization Tips”

  1. I love it.i am the mother of 8 between 4 and 15.four biologiacal and four adopted but all mine.i don’t think a lot of people relize how easy it is to fall hopelessly in love with these babies

  2. I am a mother of 7 kids and am in the process of adopting a sibling group of 4 kids. They are sweet and wonderful and young. My oldest is 16 and my youngest is 3. Do you have any more tricks of tips for organizing this many people?

    1. bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      I honestly believe the biggest thing is to have a PLAN, whatever that plan is. Being spontaneous with a large family can be chaotic. Streamline wherever you can in your home and schedule.

  3. Help! I have 3 grown bio children that no longer live at home. My husband and I started fostering 4 years ago and we are now in the process of adopting 6. Two sibling groups and a spare in the middle. The ages are 9 months, 1, 2, 3,4 and seven years old. Chaos would be an understatement. How do we make sure each child gets the attention they need. My husband travels during the week. Luckily my mom comes over almost every day for two hours. During that time I shower or do laundry or run errands.
    I feel like I can’t take one with me so I don’t hurt the others feelings. What is the best way to handle this? And any survival tips will be appreciated. 🙂

    1. bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Honestly, when my kids were 1,2,3 and 4, I didn’t worry about individual time. 50 years ago, 100 years ago, parents didn’t worry about this. When my kids were those ages, we spent all day every day together. We had PLENTY of togetherness! I did try to make sure I looked my children in the eyes, and smiled at them (you’d be amazed what this does on a stressful day). Read books together, have them in the kitchen with you (yes, I know this slows you down), have them “help” with laundry…When my kids were those ages they followed me around the house no matter what I was doing.

      We do make a point of taking children out alone when running errands. With five kids you can’t make things “fair” all the time, and frankly, I don’t think that’s healthy anyway. Rotate through taking each child on errands, at least for the ones who are old enough to notice. Remind them they each have a time to go out with you. Write it on the calendar so you can remind them…better yet, take a pic on your cell phone so you can show them, “Last week you went to Target with Mama” etc.

      And most of all, just hang on and try to enjoy the ride!

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