Emunah/Faith has seven children. And she doesn’t know how mothers with 12 manage. She is looking for laundry and cooking tips:
Main meals (specifically prep and clean up)
They both take up a lot of my time for my family of 9, and my kids do help. I wonder how a family, with say 12, manages. (i.e. if I do about 12 – 15 loads a wk, do they do the same proportionately or do they wash less clothes? Do their kids wear shirts more then once etc.)
I happen to write an entire blog devoted to efficient cooking atCookingManager.Com. Here’s a sample:
And here are two relevant posts from A Mother in Israel:
Efficient Shabbat Preparations (contains many tips can be used during the week as well).
As for laundry, children have to get involved. Either make them responsible for their own clothes, or for sorting/washing/hanging the family’s laundry.
Readers, please share, whether you have a large family or not .