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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Survival of the Unfittest

February 17th, 2015 by Aubri


I often say that Phil and I have been in “survival mode” for the past 7 years. Our family has grown quite quickly. We barely have time to adjust to the ones we have before another is on the way. Our routines, schedules and life always changing. The only thing we’ve gotten used to is…change and adjust….and survive.


I’ve written on the joys and trials of life with a large family before, and I guess this entire blog is about that very thing. I’ve been blessed in getting to know some wonderful ladies who also have been given large families. I can’t tell you how helpful it is to be around them, get to know them and hear them talk about their own family life. I could almost start to feel normal!



There are days and evenings when surviving requires frozen pizza and a show during supper. These are the nights I’m at home alone without Phil’s help. Other days surviving means our kids have to cry in a room by themselves, go to public school, sleep with a bottle and eat lunchables. Sad huh?

Anyway, I’m always happy to come across posts from other moms living with lots of littles. Here are some favorites I wanted to share with you all.

Surviving Four Under Four

It’s unusual, especially in this day and age, to have lots of kids. And people are curious.So let me tell you what it’s like. It’s not like what the Duggars show you on TV. I wouldn’t say it’s like John and Kate Plus 8, either. With seven children in one house, five of them under the age of ten, it’s more like this:- See more at:

Over Medium – “Aim low and you’ll be less disappointed.”

Thoughts of a Mother of Ten Children – “I could have chosen to be less tired. I could. I could have chosen to have more free time or a firmer tummy. I could be living a whole different life right now, with just two almost-grown children. But it would have been what I chose. And I can make really bad choices. Instead, I have what God chose for me. And there is an indescribable amount of peace in that.

What It’s Really Like Raising a Large Family – Oh my word y’all. All true. So true.

The Magic Number is Ten

7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large Families

5 Responses to “Survival of the Unfittest”

  1. Rebekah says:

    Eating frozen pizza and watching Star Wars as we ‘speak’. I love the reading picture.

  2. rebekah says:

    I am surprised this one didn’t get more comments. So I thought I would leave another one.

  3. Kristi says:

    And I complain about my three children. Thanks to all of you parents who gladly accept the children God has given you. Yes, parenthood of multiples has its struggles, and I am sooooo proud of you for receiving God’s good gifts to.

    “May the FORCE (of God) be with you!”
    Bring on the pizza!

  4. Aubri says:

    You crack me up Rebekah! I think I’ll hire you as my “comment police.” Let the shakedown begin! 🙂

    Kristi, and also with you! 🙂 Thanks for that link! I have a great photo I want to share that’s along the same lines….if I ever post again!