LAF Editor | August 26, 2013
“The editors of the Farmer’s Wife compiled the letters from the sixty-eight contest winners into a small booklet entitled, “Do You Want Your Daughter To Marry A Farmer?” In the following pages you will read excerpts from many of the winning letters. While the focus of the letters was obviously not about the changing American […]
Kelly Crawford | May 4, 2013
Just look at this library–all yours for only $29.97 (retail: $640!) Plus, $140 in gifts! Click on any library to purchase the entire bundle…sale ends TONIGHT!
Jennie Chancey | December 7, 2011
I think this post has gone viral in the last 24 hours. It’s just plain common sense, but I can’t even count how many times people have asked us how on earth we can afford to have “so many” children. If every child cost us $700-1000 a month, then, yes, we might be in trouble […]
Jennie Chancey | November 29, 2011
And here’s a superb follow-up to Dennis Prager’s piece — this from Femina: I have always found it remarkable that sometimes people think that being a homemaker is a somehow limiting occupation. Like there isn’t enough to do. Before I go on to some specific ideas, I’d like to just say a little something about […]
Jennifer McBride | July 19, 2011
Christian wives everywhere have a burning desire to live for our Lord. Many though, are overwhelmed and discouraged. Knowing that this is not what the Lord has for His children, they search for encouragement in their highest calling, that of being a wife and mother. More often than not their search is in vain. The […]
Jennie Chancey | July 7, 2011
Would you like to make lovely things for your home or gifts for others? Perhaps you feel “all thumbs” or never learned to sew. Here’s an easy way to learn–and teach your daughters at the same time! You can “Stitch and Learn” with Laurie Latour, Founder of Future Christian Homemakers. Her e-book, The Guide to […]
Jennie Chancey | May 12, 2011
Kim over at Life in a Shoe has an excellent post about practicing hospitality: This week the 4 Moms are talking about having guests for dinner. Not in a cannibalistic way – which would be forbidden in the Bible – but in a hospitality way, which is actually commanded in the Bible. Show hospitality to […]
Mrs. Eva H. | March 7, 2011
Well, isn’t that an intriguing title? And maybe not exactly what you expect at LAF. After all, are we not often accused of “living in the past” of “clinging to the past,” even? So what could an article like this be doing here? Now, let me start by saying that this is not an article […]
Jennie Chancey | February 25, 2011
My friends Doug and Beall Phillips, founders of Vision Forum, are producing a fantastic new series of messages that will be available over a 20-week period, beginning next Tuesday, March 1. Each message will come as a download through BlueBehemoth.com. To access your first download, you will simply create a free account, then follow the […]
Jennie Chancey | November 2, 2010
From Crystal over at MoneySavingMom.com — one of the best posts we’ve ever read on being REALISTIC about how much we can do. Thank you, Crystal! In the past year, I’ve received numerous emails from women begging me for my “secrets” to time management. They ask me to please share how I manage to seemingly […]
Anna T | July 16, 2010
A couple of days ago, I received a comment saying it’s impossible to live on one income alone in our day and age. This touched a nerve (in a positive way!), because most people would probably say it’s impossible to manage on our monthly budget, yet we have been doing it for a while now.
Anonymous | June 28, 2010
It was a nondescript rainy February morning. I had two hours before I needed to get ready to leave for a pediatrician appointment. I had nothing I needed to do as far as housework is concerned, so I decided to can four pint jars of Meyer lemon curd. Meyer lemons had been a fantastic deal at our local wholesale club for weeks, and I’d found an unbeatable steal on eggs, so I had both waiting for me in the fridge.
What seemed like a relatively low-stress, if time-consuming endeavor devolved temporarily into a complete fiasco.
Kelly Crawford | June 23, 2010
So what to do if you have saved all the money you can save and it still seems difficult to stay home on your husband’s income? In a Proverbs 31 fashion, you can add to the family income and be a huge blessing to your husband; it can also be a valuable teaching tool as […]
Kelly Crawford | June 19, 2010
(Be sure to check the end for a special for LAF readers!) The kitchen is one of the most flexible areas of finance to a stay at home mom. As we consider our many duties at home, we need to understand the importance of balancing resourcefulness with variety and nutrition–a task that calls for serious […]
Kelly Crawford | June 17, 2010
For women already working who would like to come home, it’s always recommended that they do a financial analysis of what they are currently spending. Calculate: gas money daycare expense lunch money snacks eating out money (which you always do more of because you have less time to prepare meals) the amount spent on convenience […]