The new silence which is destroying our kids

| February 2, 2014

Child sexual abuse statistics publicly available in the United States are far more comprehensive and meaningful than in Australia. Despite the scholarly interest in the relationship between non-traditional families and child sexual abuse, and regardless of the good evidence that family breakdown is a major risk factor, data published by the Australian Institute of Health […]

My Generation vs. Roe

| January 16, 2014

If this video doesn’t give you shivers from head to toe, you might want to check your pulse. LAF wants to say thank you to Texas Alliance for Life and the many courageous young ladies that were a part of this call to end abortion. In the year I was born…others were not. Recommended Resources […]

Study: Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops by Half When Planned Parenthood Leaves Town

| January 16, 2014

A study across the Texas Panhandle, using government statistics from 16 counties, found that the teen pregnancy rates among 13-17-year olds from 1994 through 2010 showed dramatic declineseven as Planned Parenthood Federation of America facilities in the region shut down—dwindling from 19 family planning facilities to zero. For decades, PPFA has publicly maintained that it […]

Mankiller Chronicles: More U.S. Women Than Ever Are Breadwinners

| January 11, 2014

More U.S. women than ever are breadwinners, Pew study finds. As America continues its slide away from biblical gender roles, the trend line continues in the direction of the demise of man as provider – one of the key responsibilities of men. The L.A. Times released this article below, based on a recent Pew Research study. The […]

Single Mother, Divine Intervention.

| January 10, 2014

In the following months, Megan started feeling tired. She noticed her body changing and on a whim decided to buy a pregnancy test. It was positive. In disbelief, she took more tests and even went to the emergency room where a doctor confirmed the pregnancy. A nurse came in and slipped Megan a note with Romans […]

Caring for Single Parent Families

| January 6, 2014

Christian single-parents live in two worlds. As a part of the church world, they are in the minority. As a part of the world outside of church they are the majority. Parenting is challenging enough with two parents – it can be overwhelming with just one. It is important for church leaders and two-parent families […]

My Father’s Story: How a Small Kindness Can Make a Lifelong Impact

| December 7, 2011

Michelle Duggar has a great post up over at Parentables: There are a lot of reasons why serving the community is important to me, but one of them has to do with my father. His father died when he was 4 years old and my father’s mother had four babies all under the age of […]

The Flour is Almost Gone

| March 3, 2011

The flour is almost gone, and I’m weary of pancakes. Single-parent families are struggling in this economy just like our married friends. We will not tell you how bad it is, but this article is intended to give the Body a glimpse of what it is like in our homes. Please do not judge. We […]

Berries in winter

| January 31, 2011

Really, there’s nothing quite like it… After vainly combing the catalogs and internet looking for a plus-size lambswool fair isle cardigan in shades of gray and red (just looking you understand; just wasting time wishing and window shopping, a’course.) After weeks of that, there’s nothing quite like having your daughter set out to the Goodwill […]

New Hampshire Homeschooling Case: An Issue of…Submission?

| January 6, 2011

I read the following article this morning, and I thought I was in the former USSR: http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/News/PRDetail/4501 Really, what right does a court have to declare that a child must be removed from her homeschool and enrolled in a government school…all because she is deemed to be “too religious”? Scary stuff, right? Then, I read, […]

Stitches~N~Hems Grand Opening

| October 9, 2010

Announcing the Grand Opening of Stitches~N~Hems. It’s the simple things that make life easier for you and baby! Specializing in nursing cover-ups, burp cloths, bibs, and crib sets. You can click here to visit this shop specializing in handmade items. You can also read about the shop owner’s story by clicking here. LAF is making efforts […]

@Home: A Frugal Momma’s Guide to Saving Money

| September 29, 2010

I wrote an e-book entitled @Home: A Frugal Momma’s Guide to Saving Money. It is my story of how I saved money in the home and was able to remain a keeper of the home against all odds.  The ideas in the book will help families trim their budgets and cut expenses, and it is […]

A Dream and a Prayer

| September 5, 2010

Editor’s note: All too often, stay-at-home motherhood is held up as a luxury for upper middle-class families, something that is a privilege rather than a God-given right. Single mothers are told to get a job, put the kids in day care, and forget about enjoying such a “luxury.” Sadly, this attitude is even commonplace in […]

We Made It!

| June 15, 2010

Our homeschool experience began in 1989 with a cute, wiggly five year old kindergartner.  In the late eighties homeschooling was unusual.  In 1992, I became a single mother and continued to homeschool.  While homeschooling was uncommon at that time, doing it solo was unheard of.   There were those who meant well by telling me to […]

A Ministry of Muffins

| April 19, 2010

There is a homeless man who lives in our town… well, at least I think he’s homeless. Most people say that he is. Although someone told me he has an attic room somewhere on the east side of town, and that may be true. Someone else who knows someone who works in the bank says […]