Teaching Our Children to Lament

| March 4, 2014

When does a child change from crying baby to cry-baby? Sometime after the single candle is blown out on that first cake, after walking has been mastered and talking has begun, many parents start thinking of their child differently. I know I did. Over the space of months, as our helpless infant reveals personality and […]

Sturdy Womanhood- The Story of a Mother

| February 26, 2014

When I was growing up, my Mom worked a lot. She was a hair dresser during the day and waited tables at night. Sometimes, she had three jobs. That was life. She was divorced, buried her oldest son and she worked. My Mom never walked around saying being a Mom was hard. Life was hard, but she didn’t walk […]

The USA’s Childless Women

| January 28, 2014

The story of changing fertility and demographic structures is continuing to gain media attention in the US. The Pew Research centre has crunched the numbers from a recent UN report, the World Fertility Report 2012. According to the UN’s data, US women who are coming to the end of their childbearing years (40-44 years old) are among the […]

Delight-Full 31 Days to a Happier Baby Trailer and Book!

| January 9, 2014

31 Days to a Happier Baby . . . And Wholehearted Motherhood Mothering is hard work. Completely worth it — invaluable, actually. But it’s hard work. Mothers need encouragement and truth spoken into their lives as they raise their little ones. Delight-Full gives mothers a scriptural perspective on the whys and wherefores of motherhood and […]

Queen of the Home Giveaway!

| January 8, 2013

Could you use some fresh vision and encouragement as a wife, mother and homemaker this year? I’m giving away five copies of  my book  Queen of the Home: Essays, Poetry and Quotes on the Honor, Power and Nobility of Biblical Womanhood In past generations, the role of wife and mother was viewed as a sacred calling. […]

The Secret to Mothering With Patience

| August 26, 2012

My biggest discouragement as a mother is my own lack of self-control and the constant reminder in my attitude of my sinfulness. What I desire? To parent with all gentleness and grace, facing each challenge with a gospel-lesson. Reality? Not always that. But if we ask, then listen, the Lord speaks. And He says to me, as […]

My Mother: Reflections on Mother’s Day

| May 13, 2012

My mother has had over three dozen children. She gave birth to two, but giving birth isn’t really what makes one a mother, is it? It’s the hard stuff. The stuff my mother has done over half her life, with little accolades and with no earthly payment. The mother-stuff. And the most important of her jobs? […]

A French Revolutionary Scolds Mothers

| May 13, 2012

On this day when we celebrate moms, it’s amazing there are women in the world who think motherhood is denigrating and without real worth: Simone De Beauvoir famously said that being a full-time mother should be illegal because too many women would enjoy it. Badinter does not advocate criminalizing motherhood. She just wants to keep […]

How love goes to one’s head

| March 29, 2012

Yet another reason babies need their mothers and the intimate bonding that comes through close, constant contact: Okay, here’s something positive about brain research. In fact, this piecefrom the New York Times Opinionator blog waxes lyrical on the subject, with good reason since it describes the brain’s response to love (and the withdrawal of it) […]

Daycare must focus on child, not adult needs, says new report

| February 9, 2012

From Mercatornet: A new report on daycare and child wellbeing in New Zealand has had a predictably stand-offish reception from the media and professional groups so far, although parents posting their opinions online are dividedabout its claims. The report, Who Cares, published by lobby group Family First and written by British psychologist and author Aric […]

How to Create Family Traditions

| December 7, 2011

Memories of traditions are part of who we are as people. When a time of day comes around, a season or a holiday we have expectations for good things to happen. We want to relive a time in life. A deep part of us remembers something that fills us with love and hope. As mothers […]

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 […]

When Thou Liest Down…

| July 17, 2011

“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and […]

Motherhood Is a Calling (And Where Your Children Rank)

| July 14, 2011

A must read. This beautful and powerful post from Rachel Jankovic reminds us that in dying, we truly live: But a Christian should have a different paradigm. We should run to to the cross. To death. So lay down your hopes. Lay down your future. Lay down your petty annoyances. Lay down your desire to […]

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty of Life!

| May 17, 2011

From Kathy Brodock of Teaching Good Things: Before we had kids I was an expert on children! Yep…it’s true! THEN God gave me some and I repent and confess I know very little! I think part of my ignorance was because I had two siblings growing up and I was at a baby sitter or […]