Friends Making Mondays

1. Do you cook every night?
Pretty much every night. With a family of 5 it's just too expensive any other way. But, I use sites like, and to make life easier.

2. What kind of laundry detergent do you use & why?
I use Publix brand spring fresh. It's cheap and they are all made by the same companies anyway, and it saves $. I use their non scented brand for Alice. She has slight eczema.

3. Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time?
I do laundry when it needs to be done. However, BIG TIP, I do every one's laundry alone. I never mix. Then, there is no separating and sorting. It is a beautiful thing!

4. How often do you eat out per week?
Maybe once for lunch. It's cheaper then dinner. (I sense a reoccurring theme :)

5. Where do you usually eat out?
Tijuana flats, or McDonald's, or as Alice calls it Chickie Donald's.

6. What is your favorite retail store?

7. What's your favorite thing to drink?

8. Do you take vitamins? What kind?
A multi when I remember.

9. What percentage of the household chores to you do?

10. Do your children do chores? {Or will they, did they, etc}
Yes, Andrew (16) does his laundry, cleans his room and does a bathroom or 2 a week, dishes 2 nights and trash. Caleb (12) cleans room, does some laundry, bathroom, dishes, and trash, Alice (3) will help if you ask. She can actually clean her room and put some clothes away.

11. Do you go to church?
Yes, faithfully. We love our church and it's a break for me. Worship and friend time.

12. Do you have a housework schedule?
No. I just do what needs to be done.

13. Do you keep a working budget?
No, it's hard when you are self employed and rely on others to pay.

14. What do you do at night as a family?
We eat dinner together. Clean the kitchen, and watch movies. Oh and there's always some kind of tickle fest going on:)

15. How do you prepare yourself for a new week?
I don't really. It just takes care of itself on the way.

16. What do your mornings look like?
It's a charmed morning time. It really is... I get up , have coffee, check the computer, eventually take a shower or swim, then we start our school day. Home schooling....

17. What time do you get up in the mornings?
Around 7:30 sometimes 8.

18. What time do you go to bed at night?
It seems to always be around 10:15?

19. How do you manage all of the paperwork that floods into your household? {bills, school work, magazines, ads, etc}
I try to have the 2 touch rule. Once to read what is the second time to deal with it. A LOT of things just get thrown away right away.

20. How do you keep your household organized? {calendars, charts, etc}
Believe it or not it's in my head. I have really not a huge problem keeping everything organized that way. I do not know why, but it is working so far!!!


♥ Kenz ♥ said…
I just do things as they need to be done too...:)
Kelli said…
Great list. Thanks for sharing the sites you use for meals.
Annie said…
Great list! Stopping in from FMM. :)
Allyson said…
Great tip on the laundry! I do the same thing :)

Stopping over from FMM. Happy Monday!
HaB said…
I am going to check out those meal planning sites you talked about! I am always looking for simple, quick meal ideas!

Great list!

Happy FMM to you!
Susana said…
We are self-employed as well and it makes budgeting different than the norm doesn't it?!

Loved reading your 20 Questions!
Adie said…
Hopping on over from Ambers Blog for FMM!

Loved your Q n A ... Thanks for the sites for meals
Anonymous said…
You are so righ about doing everyone's laundry separate. My kids usually do their own but when I help I keep it all sorted by the room it goes back to. Make life a little easier.
Tina said…
I'm so jealous of your morning time routine!!
Thanks for sharing your life with us!!

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