Minimizing Chaos and Maximizing Joy in Our Large Family
My name is Renee and I am an American minimalist who married a Canadian packrack. We have 14 kids (nine homemade and five adopted) and three beautiful grandsons who live in New Zealand.
I write about minimizing chaos and clutter, organization for large families, raising kids with special needs, homeschooling, and how to feed a large family and my favorite kitchen hacks and recipes.
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Raising a large family is different than raising a typical family. While it means more of a lot of things (food, laundry, noise) it also means we sometimes require different items. I am a minimalist at heart and will always go for quality over quanity. But I’m also thrify…I am always willing to give a genric brand a try. Here you will find our favorite things. Products we use and love because they work for our large family.
Why is Your Family Obsessed with New Zealand?
Actually, we’re not. But we are obsessed with our family who lives in New Zealand. Our two married daughters live in New Zealand. Adalia is married to Ben and they have two children, Percival and Montgomery. Tilly is married to Jared and has one son, Abel. Chuck and I fly to the southern hemisphere as often as we can to visit. Below are some photos of our Kiwi family.