Motherhood Is Application

| August 27, 2011

From Rachel Jankovic over at Desiring God: If I had to pick one word to describe motherhood, I think that word would be “transforming.” The days of a busy mother are made up of millions of transformations. Dirty children become clean, the hungry child fed, the tired child sleeping. Almost every task a mother performs […]

Rethinking feminism

| August 27, 2011

Students in women’s studies courses throughout the United States hear stories of “girl-meets-birth-control” or awakening the inner feminine mystique. But I’ve learned something else in my history class at a Christian college. We were reading a speech Adlai Stevenson gave at Smith College’s 1955 commencement. Stevenson, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956 (losing […]

Q and A with Large Family Logistics Author Kim Brenneman (And Coupon Code)!

| July 28, 2011

Today Kim Brenneman, author of the wonderfully helpful book Large Family Logistics is answering questions from readers on five different blogs! Click here to head over to Life in a Shoe to get started reading and for the links to the other blogs.

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 […]

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

| May 16, 2011

From Kelly Crawford: Personal trials always push us to answer theological questions–to unpack the character of God and to wrestle with the hard facts. Is suffering the judgement of God?  Is it meant for me personally, or is it a corporate judgement? Does God allow it or cause it? Is God testing my faith or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Courageous Mothers Who Cared For Their Families

| December 21, 2010

I recently have been reading through an online ebook that shared some interesting information regarding mothers during the Great Depression. These courageous women, during these trying economic times, who had families to feed and a humble home to take care of did not falter but did what they had to do to survive and keep […]

Redeeming Our Time as Daughters at Home

| November 30, 2010

What are practical ways we can redeem the years following the completion of our formal education and prior to marriage? How can we be extremely intentional as we prepare to be “keepers at home” (Titus 2:5); young women entering marriage capable of efficiently managing the affairs of our homes so that it can be said […]

Stay-at-Home Daughter Graduation

| November 22, 2010

Since I am approaching my “graduation” from stay-at-home daughterhood, as I will move on to my new career description as a stay-at-home wife in just a few months, I thought it would be beneficial to reflect on these past four years. The choice to live at home with one’s parents instead of going away to college or […]

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

| November 2, 2010

From Crystal over at — 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 […]

Raising Kids Isn’t Just a ‘Necessary Task’

| October 11, 2010

From the National Review Online: The former head of Planned Parenthood, Gloria Feldt, has a new book out, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change the Way We Think about Power and Leadership. Her interview with the New York Times suggests that the book is exactly what you’d expect. Feldt laments that women haven’t reached […]

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 […]

Prayer For Homekeepers

| August 12, 2010

Humbly I bow before You Father On my bended knees I pray. Matters of my heart are many, I have so much to say. Encouragement my sister she needs, Keeping her home with a family she feeds. Embracing the changes occurring in her life, Everyday she’s serving as a mother and trying to be a […]