The Singing House

| August 26, 2010

From a story originally published in 1932: ‘Now can I go over to Jimmy’s, Mother?’ he asked. ‘But Fred,’ I remonstrated, ‘you were over there yesterday, yes, and the day before. Why not have Jimmy come here today?’ ‘Oh, he wouldn’t want to.’ Fred’s lip quivered in spite of his six years of manhood. ‘Please, […]

I’m gonna miss this…

| August 26, 2010

Here’s a must read for all my fellow (often weary) mothers out there: I had an experience that moved me a few years ago, though. It was an evening I spent bathing my children that very literally revolutionized my perspective on mothering. Longing to tell you all about it, I shared a similar version of […]

Modesty and Little Girls : A Practical, but Sometimes Forgotten, Solution

| August 22, 2010

(Originally published August 30,2004 at Ladies Against Feminism) Until I became a mother I never knew how fun it could be to dress little girls! When my little daughters (ages three and one) were born, I quickly found out! While I enjoy seeing to it that they are dressed adorably (especially in matching sister outfits!), I […]

Put Your Life in a Binder !

| August 22, 2010

Guest Post by Kendra Fletcher ~ Originally posted Nov. 29,2006 Managing a household is never a small task, no matter the size of your family or the square footage of your home. We have seen both the size of our family and our livable space expand over the years, and with it all comes a […]

Book Review: The Penny Pantry

| August 22, 2010

Here is a brand new e-book by homeschooling mother of 8, Bethany Vaughn. At 75 pages long The Penny Pantry is packed with information on how to drastically slash your grocery bill  while stocking a large pantry. The book is well laid out and covers a range of ways to reduce spending from couponing (which […]

Quote of the Week ~ January 29, 2009

| August 19, 2010

  “To form in his child right habits of thinking and behaving is a parent’s chief duty…To nourish a child daily with loving, right, and noble ideas…is the parent’s next duty…The child, having once received the idea, will assimilate it in his own way, and work it into the fabric of his life…Nourish him with […]

Quote of the Week ~ Sept. 12, 2008

| August 19, 2010

“You may place upon the brow of a true wife and mother the greenest laurels; you may crowd her hands with civic honors; but, after all, to her there will be no place like home, and the crown of her motherhood will be more precious than the diadem of a queen.” ~ Francis E.W. Harper, […]

Quote of the Week ~ Sept. 5, 2008

| August 19, 2010

“Look for one single moment upon the power of the cradle, for all this love was not meant to be expended merely as a luxury for the maternal bosom — there is meaning in it. It is one of the sources of the greatest power that exists on earth. The power of the cradle is […]

Quote of the Week ~ May 7, 2008

| August 19, 2010

  “Oh, that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse into the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could […]

Quote of the Week ~ May 8, 2007

| August 19, 2010

“A true mother is one of the holiest secrets of home happiness. God sends many beautiful things to this world, many noble gifts; but no blessing is richer than that which He bestows in a mother who has learned love’s lessons well, and has realized something of the meaning of her sacred calling.” ~ J.R. […]