MercatorNet: The Joys of Parenting

| August 27, 2015

There are some great conclusions here. One, it’s feminism making women unhappy not children. We can’t have it all. In our arrogance and pride we’ve bought into the idea that we can fill both a man and woman’s roles, sometimes even at the same time, sometimes through delaying our calling and life work of motherhood […]

Mommy Trenches: To the Lady Ashamed of Being Pregnant with Her Fourth

| August 25, 2015

I met you in the elevator on my way back from the pediatrician’s office. It was just me and Wren, and you looked at her fondly in her stroller. When the elevator doors opened, you very kindly held the doors open for me. As I clumsily maneuvered the stroller past you, I accidentally ran over […]

Southwest Airlines Cares About Families

| June 3, 2015

One company on Fortune Magazine’s “world’s most admired companies list,” the definitive report card on corporate reputation, has been on their list for 20 consecutive years. A little investigation reveals a not only a growing company, but also global outreach programs teaching work ethic, skills, and entrepreneurship, numerous customer satisfaction stories and now this, concern and […]

The Cost of Children

| May 6, 2015

It is common to hear people talk about the huge expense of raising children. Yet, most figures reported about how much it costs to raise a child are based on what parents actually spend, not what children actually need – which is a pretty big distinction. Read the rest here

The New Singleness

| January 7, 2015

[Editor’s note: Maggie Gallagher’s The New Singleness is from 2011 but still pertinent. Her article is referring to Katie Bolick’s Atlantic Cover story, Nov. 2011 – All the Single Ladies. (Which actually has some good historic references. She plainly admits she isn’t interested in keeping with them.) Maggie does well outlining what the millennial generation is facing; something we must […]

Independence and the Family

| July 3, 2014

THEODORE DALRYMPLE’s observations of Great Britain (which he recently shared at Hillsdale College) are sadly true of America as well: “. . . the notions of dependence and independence have changed [in Britain]. I remember a population that was terrified of falling into dependence on the state, because such dependence, apart from being unpleasant in […]

Are we ready for the “grey tsunami”?

| April 22, 2014

Traditional family has the most to offer. The investment in building your family is done for a number of reasons. The time you take to build the solidity, functionality, and unity means more resources, flexibility, personalized care, and privacy as the family takes on caregiving for their own as they age. Mercator reports: The situation […]

Sick of Being Lonely?

| February 27, 2014

The News Story – Extreme loneliness worse than obesity A new study reveals that as damaging as obesity is to health, “chronic loneliness” rivals it. The study, reports the Toronto Sun, finds that “loneliness increases the chances of premature death by 14%, which is as much of an increase as that caused by being overweight and nearly as […]

Oh the Irony! Harvard study: Single parents a hindrance to social mobility

| January 27, 2014

Now that we all know how important it was to feminist Wendy Davis to leave her children behind for her ambitions, her Harvard alma mater says she’s not too smart for doing it. Oh the irony. From the Washington Examiner, A new study from Harvard University on the ability of low-income children to achieve social mobility found […]

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 […]

The Joy A Child Brings

| January 17, 2014

Recommended Resources Rescued: The Heart of Adoption and Caring for Orphans Called to Adoption: A Christian’s Guide to Answering the Call Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender To The Creator And Embrace Life Suffer the Children: The Blessing of ‘Imperfect’ Children

A Common Tragedy in Family Life – The Gospel is Not Heard

| January 14, 2014

From ScottBrownOnline.com I continue to be convinced that the revival of biblical family life is one of the most pressing needs of our era for the spread of the gospel. Why? God has designed the family to be the first place the gospel is preached and heard in a human being’s life. If the family is […]

Unprecedented Ruling Allows Unmarried Friends to Adopt Child as a Family

| January 7, 2014

NEW YORK CITY – In an unprecedented court ruling, a Manhattan judge has given two unmarried ‘co-parents’ permission to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Bernard Clair, a lawyer not involved in the adoption case, told reporters that the unprecedented ruling “expands the boundaries of adoption rights,” since it establishes a precedent for further co-parenting adoptions. However, some […]

Recovering Womanhood

| December 27, 2013

Editor’s note: Paul Washer covers the many influences that challenge womanhood. He’ll have you laughing as he shares his thoughts on Jane Austen, Cindy Crawford, Make-up and a few humorous anecdotes. Be sure to watch to the end and go beyond the sobering start. If there is two things I could say about our society, […]

The “Coldness” and “Self-Indulgence” of Those Who Don’t Want to Trouble Themselves with Children

| July 18, 2013

Today, the idea of having lots of children is looked upon with disdain, as if you hate the planet or have become one of those parasites of nature that needs to be restrained. Here is a blast from the past from a speech Teddy Roosevelt gave on motherhood in 1905 via The “Coldness” and “Self-Indulgence” […]