Starting a (mini) revolution

    It’s no secret that I am stubborn and opinionated.  I have a thought on everything.  Sometimes I air it.  Sometimes I don’t.  Most of the time Mike and I put the world to rights ourselves.  Sometimes I’ll offload here. When I watched the final edit of 16 Kids and Counting I was a… Read More

A different drum

      This time last week I was nervously anticipating the airing of our first episode of 16 Kids and Counting.  I had prepared myself to defend our decisions – our decision to have a large family, our decision to work for ourselves, our decision to become as self-sufficient as possible and our decision… Read More

The advantages of unconventional living

    Our lives, indeed our lifestyle, hasn’t quite panned out the way we imagined it would.  For a start, when we went on our first date (23 years ago tomorrow) as fresh-faced 14 and 16 year olds we would never have imagined a dozen children at least making up our family twenty years down… Read More

Two guarantees in life

  This has been a weekend of trying to catch up with all the bits and pieces I hadn’t got around to doing the week or two before. Unfortunately it wasn’t a week of catching up household wise as then there might be some semblance of organisation and normality.  Rather, it was a weekend of… Read More