A Happy Houseful of Children: Managing When You Have Toddlers through Teens

Presented by: Bente Rodriguez

Homeschooling and managing a houseful of children that need different things all at once can be daunting and exhausting! Have you ever gone to bed feeling like you didn’t give each of your children what they needed that day?  Have you ever felt like shoving ear plugs in your ears and locking yourself in the bathroom?  Although having children guarantees your life will be unpredictable and eventful, in this class Bente will share experiences, tips and ideas that will inspire you as you manage your own houseful of children (no matter how full that might be).


Bente Rodriguez is the mother of fifteen amazing children ages 24 to three. When she and her husband, Todd, first started their family, they never even thought about homeschooling; but as their oldest son was getting ready to enter kindergarten, they decided to give it a try (after all, how can you mess up a kindergartener?). A bit overwhelmed at first, they took it year by year, and before long, realized they were in for the long haul. After eighteen years of schooling her children (and at least fifteen more to go), she has three returned missionaries, one current missionary, four college kids (BYU-Provo & SVU) and ten still at home. She loves reading, working on home construction projects, being outside and most of all her family! She is also a lover of simplicity and learning!

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