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 […]

A Beautiful Circle

| March 21, 2011

“Now I have to give you this kiss (pointing to his thumb), and now I have to give you these kisses.” He points to each little finger and kisses me twice for each finger. My heart bursts forth with love. I’m so thankful for God’s grace. The little reminders of His grace that really aren’t so […]

Lose your kids, find yourself

| March 10, 2011

This has been making the rounds on the Internet and was a source of discussion on the Passionate Housewives Desperate for God Facebook page last week. There are so many things going on here that it’s hard to comment on them all, but Mariette Ulrich on Mercatornet has done a good job: Salon, the Woman’s […]

Lousy Mamma

| March 7, 2011

I have a recurring, nasty thought that I’m really a lousy Mamma. I know it is a bit depressive and probably isn’t true, but it has recurred persistently over the last 17 years. Why today? The baby wouldn’t be quiet for a two-minute silence for Remberance Day, the four-year-old had lost her enthusiasm for Duplo […]

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 […]

Are we really Pro-Life?

| February 1, 2011

An excellent, thought-provoking piece from Valerie at In Faith and Purity: Let’s be clear and make no confusion about my heart on this. I am not saying at all that if you use birth control of any kind, you are pro-abortion. I know many different families with many different views on children, and I know […]

Are new mothers happy?

| February 1, 2011

Another excellent piece from Mercatornet: According to this Wall Street Journal blog piece: That’s the question of new, dueling research articles out in the February issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family, which try to explain the decline in marital happiness of some new mothers. I don’t need a research article (never mind two) […]

“Tiger Mom” parenting

| February 1, 2011

From the folks at Mercatornet: With the feverish discussion going on over at the Wall Street Journal about the parenting style of “Chinese mother” Amy Chua (nearly 7,000 comments, last time I checked), I’m not sure why I felt the need to toss in my two cents—perhaps I felt ‘called out’ to defend my own […]

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 […]

Of books there is no end…

| November 30, 2010

From our dear friend Becky Morecraft: Here’s my theory and I’m sticking to it: the family that reads books together — aloud — as a part of their weekly fellowship, will always be ‘on the same page.’ I was read to often as a child and still love the sound of my mother’s voice reading some favorite […]

Why Can’t You Just Be NORMAL???

| November 22, 2010

Has anyone ever asked you that question? If you care at all about raising your children to walk with God, chances are, you have. I will admit that I often feel like the lemming at the edge of the cliff, who, after seeing the fate that awaits him if he follows the crowd, turns around, […]