Mothering Many Resources

The following resources appear in an appendix to Mothering Many: Sanity-Saving Strategies from Moms of Four or More, compiled and edited by Marie K. MacPherson.

As she notes in the book, neither she nor her publisher necessarily endorse all of the resources listed here:

Websites are current as of January 2016. The editor has not reviewed all resources; they are given at the recommendation of the contributors. Enjoy, and use with discretion.

Please note that I am an affiliate for several different marketplaces. If you choose to buy a product listed in this book, I would appreciate it if you would use the website or link provided, as a fraction of the profit will support me and my family.

If you are curious as to why some of the 25 mothers surveyed for Mothering Many recommend these resources for the 160+ children they are raising, please purchase a copy of Marie’s book. For continued discussion, join the Mothering Many Facebook Group at

Chapter 1: Domestic Tranquility

  1. Cindy Rushton’s Brain-in-a-Binder:
  2. Donna Young’s Website:
  3. Clean ’n’ Flip Zone Cleaning for Kids:
  4. Shower Wands:
  5. The Maxwells’ Managers of Their Homes:
  6. Fly Lady:
  7. Toilet Sprayer Wand:
  8. Elimination Communication Information:
  9. Melaleuca:
  10. Don Aslett’s Cleaning Center:

Chapter 2: Money Matters

  1. Freecycle:
  2. Foaming Hand Soap Dispensers:
  3. Netflix Alternatives: and and
  4. John Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction:

Chapter 3: Generally “Kid”ding Around

  1. Nancy Campbell’s Above Rubies Ministry:
  2. Shonda Parker’s Website:
  3. Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper:
  4. William and Martha Sears’ The Attachment Parenting Book:
  5. Ergo Baby Carrier:
  6. Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages of Children:

Chapter 4: You Deserve a Break Today?

  1. T-Tapp:
  2. La Leche League Breastfeeding Information:
  3. VRBO:

Chapter 5: Learning Time

  1. The Robinson Self-Teaching Curriculum:
  2. My Father’s World:
  3. Sonlight:
  4. Dorothy Sayer’s The Lost Tools of Learning:
  5. Douglas Wilson’s Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning:
  6. Susan Wise Bauer’s and Jessie Wise’s The Well-Trained Mind:

Chapter 6: The “Wife” Part of Being a Mother

  1. Emerson Eggerich’s Love and Respect:
  2. Michael and Debi Pearl’s To Train Up a Child:
  3. Clay Clarkson’s Educating the Whole-Hearted Child:
  4. L. Elizabeth Krueger’s Raising Godly Tomatoes:
  5. Debi Pearl’s Created to Be His Helpmeet:

Chapter 7: Spiritual Wisdom

  1. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism:
  2. Clay Clarkson’s Our 24 Family Ways:
  3. Concordia Catechical Academy:
  4. John Piper’s Desiring God Ministries:
  5. Listening to Luther CD:

Appendix 2: Editor’s Answers, 2010

  1. Charlie’s Soap:
  2. Swanson Vitamins:
  3. Barry MacClaren’s Demographic Winter:
  4. Jim Clay’s The Baby Wars:
  5. Hirsch’s Core Knowledge Sequence:
  6. Jahsmann’s and Simon’s Little Visits with God:

Appendix 3: Editor’s Answers, 2016

Domestic Tranquility

  1. Vitamix Blender:
  2. Information on the GAPS Diet: or
  3. Marie’s GAPS Blog:
  4. Bummis Cloth Diaper Wraps:

Money Matters

  1. Azure Standard:
  2. Norelco Hair Trimmer:
  3. Shutterfly:

You Deserve a Break Today?

  1. Marie’s Blog about Dementia:
  2. Jim and Charles Fay’s Love and Logic:
  3. Faber and Mazlich’s How to Talk So Kids Will Listen:
  4. Sarah, Stephen, and Grace Mally’s Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends:
  5. Voddie Baucham’s What He Must Be:
  6. Chancey and McDonald’s Passionate Housewives Desperate for God:
  7. Walt and Barb Larimore’s His Brain, Her Brain:, summarized at:
  8. Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA):

Learning Time

  1. Concordian Sisters Blog:
  2. American Heritage Girls:
  3. Saxon Math:
  4. First Language Lessons:
  5. Engelmann’s Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons:

The “Wife” Part of Being a Mother

  1. Ann Voskamp’s 1,000 Gifts:

Spiritual Wisdom

  1. Go Bible:
  2. Joslyn Molstad’s Jesus, Our Family Guest:
  3. Jesus Storybook Bible:
  4. The Story Bible:
  5. Egermeier’s Bible Story Book:
  6. 365 Bible Stories for Young Hearts:
  7. According to Your Word Coloring Books:
  8. Learn more about our Family Altar Board at our blog:
  9. The Hausvater Project:
  10. Seeds Family Worship:
  11. Learn by Heart Bible Songs:

To be continued …

Please return this site periodically to discover the growing list of recommendations for Mothering Many. Remember, the editor has not reviewed all resources; they are given at the recommendation of the contributors. Enjoy, and use with discretion. For continued discussion, join the Mothering Many Facebook Group at

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