I’m Jeniffer and I want to welcome you to my little corner of the web. My hope is that while you are here you’ll be blessed with encouragement and maybe some giggles too.

A Little About Me

I’m married to best friend, Ray, and we live in Southern Indiana where we homeschool our 6 beautiful children. Our kids are 18, 15, 6, 5, 3, and 1. We will be beginning our seventh year of homeschooling this year. This year we will be teaching preschool, 1st grade, and 10th grade. My oldest son graduated last May and will be attending a university in the fall.

A few random things about me:

  • Reading aloud to my children is my favorite “school” activity.
  • My birthstone is a coffee bean.
  • I’m a budding gardener.
  • I love books- we have them in every room of the house.
  • When I was in third grade, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. My wish came true ;).
  • Before homeschooling, I earned a medical degree. I’ve never used it.
  • I probably own 40 binders. I may have an addiction.

What You’ll Find At Thou Shall Not Whine


Homeschooling my brood is made easier by being on the Homeschool Review Crew. As part of the Crew, I am able to review many homeschool products. Some of our favorite reviewed curriculum includes:

Over the years I’ve written a lot about our homeschool journey! You can find some favorite homeschool posts and series here:

Frugal Living

Having a large family means that I am always on the look out for the frugal way of doing things. If I can make it, I don’t buy it.

This way of thinking also extends to a lot of DIY. If you like doing things yourself, you’ll enjoy these posts:


Homemaking is one of those things that we women must do, so we might as well enjoy it, right? These are some of my top posts to help you on your homemaking journey:

I would love to have you join my new Large Family Living community Facebook Group.

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