Family Work: The Why and the How

Presented by: Bente Rodriguez

Over years of homeschooling 11 children, Bente has discovered that we just can't do it all! When our children are home with us all day (and when they are the ones making most of the messes!), they can and should help keep the house clean and running. Family work is the whole family working together to accomplish a single goal. Sister Rodriguez discusses not only the value of family work and the lessons both mom and children can learn by working together, but also helpful tips and real-life examples of HOW to actually do it!


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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