A Line in the Sand and a Knife in the Back: A Response to Michael Farris

| August 30, 2014

I am a second generation homeschooler. I was homeschooled beginning in the mid-80s when it was still a new frontier. We were the third family in the state of California to register as a private/home school. Shortly thereafter we moved to Alaska where I grew up in a strong homeschool community. As the oldest child […]

Be Not Weary: Hope for Tired Mothers

| August 6, 2014

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9 Are you a mother who struggles with chronic illness or even just plain old exhaustion? Be Not Weary is a brand new website just for you! Having struggled with severe adrenal fatigue myself for the […]

Quote of the Week ~ July 29, 2014

| July 29, 2014

“Every one must have remarked how pleasant is that household in which a cheerful spirit of energy is cultivated by the mistress and mother. It is a pleasant thing to dwell with one who is not troubled by trifling annoyances, who is skilled in looking at the bright side of things, and hoping for the […]

When There is No Joy to be Found in Motherhood

| July 27, 2014

From Bambi at In the Nursery if the Nation: There must be a balance before us of proclaiming the nobility and greatness of motherhood—because it is noble and great (this is the next generation, people!) —and the hard truth that sometimes life ain’t purty.All of this to say, ask yourself if your expectations are realistic for what […]

It’s Not About Staying at Home (Free Download)

| July 19, 2014

From the Western Conservatory: If you think God’s plan for young women is all about being modest, keeping pure, staying home, preparing for marriage, and waiting for Prince Charming… you will not like this message. But… If you’re tired of a small and fruitless vision for single womanhood, and are wondering if God might want […]

When You Need Grace to Make Chicken Salad

| June 26, 2014

Words of  wisdom from Bambi Moore at In the Nursery of the Nation: These are the Calgon moments of motherhood. The rock tumbler as one mom called it. We start to smash into each other and painfully get our rough edges knocked off. The surprise of it is like being in the wave pool at […]

On Not Being a Victim

| June 24, 2014

EXCELLENT, must read post from Femina:  The word submission, on its own, holds no moral value whatsoever. Submission could be noble, submission could be treacherous. It all depends. So as we teach our daughters to “be submissive,” the ever-important question is “submissive to whom?” And the only no-fail answer to that question is “God.” We teach […]

Raising a Generation of Wimpy and Selfish Women

| June 24, 2014

From Kathy Brodock at Teaching Good Things: Our hearts are easily deceived. Our hearts are selfish and want only to be happy… in love with life. We want a taste of heaven here on earth and we will do what we need to to get it. We will even pick our favorite Bible verses to […]

Godly Legacy of Countess Juliana van Stolberg

| June 23, 2014

An inspiring, historical tidbit from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth: What is special about this woman, is that she knew the truth about reform. It starts in the family. She raised her 17 children with the Bible as their foundation. She instilled the conviction that man should should have “freedom of religion” (does this concept […]

7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large Families

| June 21, 2014

From Kelly Crawford at Generation Cedar: As a mom of 10, I wanted to attempt to dispel a few myths about us and our large families. Because we get a lot of questions, and I’m sure even more questions go unasked. So, though not exhaustive, these are a few of the common misconceptions: 1. They […]