This is a very common (and strange) question we get. You see, by today’s standards, we have an unusually large family. We have 8 children, ranging in age from 11 to infant. All are from our single, wonderful marriage. No multiples in there, just one at a time. So, with two adults and eight kids socks are plentiful.

With the world today increasing insanity for family life, we decided to publish this website to offer some ideas, tips and tricks, and other useful information about having a successful family life.

Before we go any further, we are not doctors in this field. We are simply a couple of people who are learning through the “school of hard knocks” what works for us and our family. Therefore, if you need advice, we recommend you seek a professional for your situation. We do not take any responsibility for anything that may be incurred from the following of ideas, thoughts, etc. on this website. Any actions you take, you are taking on your own.

So now that the legal stuff is out of the way, let’s talk about what you’ll find on this site. There are four main laundry baskets for discussion; Family Finances, Family Efficiency, Family Recipes, and Family Resources. You can read a little more about each on the right side of this page.

If you are a returning visitor, you’ll notice the site has a bright new look and contains some added areas to explore. A Parents section was added for ideas on how to keep romance in your marriage. The Health section discusses ideas about keeping families physically strong and healthy. Last but not least, the Kids section is where we share ideas about fun things to do with kids.

As we continue to enhance How do you mate socks?, please check back often with us. We realize everyone’s knowledge of parenting and finding success in family life will always be growing, so please post any tips you would like to share with the world in The Missing Sock Blog and drop us an e-mail to receive our quarterly newsletter filled with tidbits to make family life more rewarding for everyone in the family.

We mate dozens and dozens of socks by purchasing socks that have colored toes.
Color-coding is the key...and sandals in the summer!

Wishing you and your family great success and socks that are always mated!


Family Finances
  This basket is full of ways you can stretch a buck further to make ends meet and then some. These tips not only impact bank accounts, but also promote Green Living.

Family Efficiency
  Here's where we cover ideas to help things run smoother in the house.

Family Recipes
  This basket is sure to provide stimulation for the culinary types.

Family Resources
  Here you'll find a listing of links to people, places, and things we think are helpful to supporting a family.