Olmstead: Don’t Disdain Stay-At-Home Moms

| November 28, 2014

“I have a secret disdain for people who stay at home.” Thus writes Dan Kois in an article for Slate, describing the ”stew of envy, disrespect, thankfulness, and resentment” he feels toward stay-at-home parents (mothers, more particularly). While he tries to give stay-at-home parents (SAHP’s) the benefit of the doubt in some instances, Kois’s article really boils down to this sentiment: […]

7 Important Things Slate Misses In Its Attack On Home-Cooked Meals

| September 5, 2014

Editor’s note: We’re not advocating feminism with this piece. I suppose that is obvious but just in case you are new here, to point number 4, no feminism at all is a dandy solution. Amanda Marcotte, a feminist who blogs at Slate’s XX, wrote an article headlined “The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner.” You […]

The Simple Cook

| May 5, 2014

Pinterest is driving me insane. Seriously. Between the food artistry “pinned” and available for anytime viewing and the large variety of food blogs at my disposal – I’m going nuts.

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2014–Now Available for a Limited Time for 95% Off!

| April 23, 2014

By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come. Unlike a library, though, you don’t have to spend years building it up. […]

What a Grandma With Vision Will Do.

| January 17, 2014

The resulting “cabin” had 2 stories. Anna Wallace  Not many people understood why Monica Smith began working on her 8×10 shed in the back yard… and then they laughed when they realized she was turning it into a tiny cabin. It seemed strange that she was putting so much effort into just a shed. But it […]

What is a Stay-At-Home Mom Worth?

| January 17, 2014

I think these numbers are low considering the calculations do not take into account many things a woman does at home outside of these 10 categories. And quite often we go far beyond what many of these categories allow for setting up better foundations and practices. But it’s insightful. Recommended Resources Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, […]

The Farm Wife Speaks

| 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 […]

Last Day! Get the ULTIMATE Homemaking Ebook Collection for 95% Off!

| 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!

An Open Letter to Suze Orman

| 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 […]

How do we love thee? Let me count some ways…

| 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 […]

Morning Motivation! Daily Encouragement for the Christian Wife

| 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 […]

Create Beautiful Needle Art for Your Home – with a coupon code!

| 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 […]

4 Moms practice hospitality, and YOU are invited!

| 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 […]

Don’t Revere the Pioneer

| 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 […]

Time Management 101: Stop Trying to “Do It All”

| 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 […]