Industrialization and Marriage

| April 17, 2013

From the Colson Center: I recently learned that the concept of the family room originated from guidelines that the government issued in the middle of the 20th century when specifying how homes could qualify for insurance. A new model of the home emerged which deliberately detached it from labor and functionality. Government planners urged architects […]

In defense of ‘leaning out’: Moms differ in defining success

| March 20, 2013

Absolutely spot-on: In her book “Lean In,” Sheryl Sandberg blames women for subconsciously self-selecting out of career tracks that lead to the corner office and the big bucks. By being fearful, unassertive, and hedging their bets in favor of flexibility for kids many of them don’t yet have, Sandberg says that women themselves are largely responsible for […]

“The Woman’s Place”

| July 19, 2012

[Editor's Note: This is a post from the original LAF site that I meant to bring over to the new one but forgot. After a couple of reader requests, I managed to locate the original file. This is excellent material and illustrates why robust biblical womanhood negates any "need" for feminism. Women are already "empowered" thanks […]

Our own thing

| July 15, 2012

In our day, expressions like “personal growth”, “self-fulfillment” and “following our own dreams” are tossed into the air on a regular basis. We are constantly convinced that to be happy, we must do what we want, when we want; and that our children are better off seeing a “happy” mother a couple of hours a […]

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 […]

The Difference Between Homemaking and Housework

| May 6, 2012

“Homemaking is not simply housework.  Housework is keeping a house clean; homemaking is creating a pleasant home for one’s family.  The aim and greatest reward of real homemaking is a happy, contented family.” ~ Quoted from an entry titled “Homemaking” by Ida Bailey Allen, Page 2875 of The Book of Knowledge, Volume Eight, Copyright 1962 […]

Rich Women and Emasculated Men

| April 9, 2012

From Suzanne Venker: There it was in the grocery store checkout line, in all its glory — a Time magazine headline: “The Richer Sex.” The article is a reprint from Liza Mundy’s new book of the same name. What does it mean? That women “are overtaking men as America’s breadwinners.” Ms. Mundy wants you to […]

The Hard Choice of Staying Home

| December 6, 2011

Today, choosing to stay home with your kids is a hard choice. The fact that this is true is made all the more clear by the increasingly smaller number of mothers choosing to do so. More and more it is assumed that children will stay with grandma, relatives, be put in daycare, or go to after-school […]

How do we love thee? Let me count some ways…

| November 29, 2011

And here’s a superb follow-up to Dennis Prager’s piece — this from Femina: I have always found it remarkable that sometimes people think that being a homemaker is a somehow limiting occupation. Like there isn’t enough to do. Before I go on to some specific ideas, I’d like to just say a little something about […]

Does a full-time homemaker swap her mind for a mop?

| November 29, 2011

Dennis Prager wrote a great piece earlier this month about the myth that homemakers are trapped in narrow, confined, and intellectually limited lives: [J]ust a few weeks ago, the [Daily Kos] declared me a misogynist for my column on what I believe to have been four negative legacies of feminism for women. I actually wrote […]

A Comment on Comments

| November 16, 2011

We’ve had several readers leave comments lately complaining that they don’t immediately see their comments posted to an article or wondering why they are being “ignored.” I just wanted to post a quick reality check so readers can understand how LAF works, especially when it comes to comments and conversation. Have you found Beautiful Womanhood […]

Young women putting off starting a family

| September 14, 2011

From the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper: A generation of young women have been put off starting a family because it will damage their lifestyle, career and looks, a survey shows. One in three childless women quizzed now say they don’t ever want to become a mother while increasing numbers of thirty-somethings in stable relationships and […]

True Christian Motherhood

| September 12, 2011

    We are excited to announce that our NEW ebook, True Christian Motherhood, has finally been released!   Here is the description: Women everywhere are looking for guidance, encouragement and vision. Gone are the days when we would have support from our community, friends and family.  Being a mother in the 21st century can […]

Be proactive about the future: Attend the Family Economics Conference!

| September 6, 2011

And now for something encouraging, heartening, and motivating: The economies of the world around us rise and fall, corporations come and go, but we are hopeful and excited about the future of the family economy. Families around America are beginning to see the vision for work and economics that existed for over 4,000 years – […]

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 […]