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 […]

Survival for Tired Moms

| June 27, 2014

From Charlotte Siems at This Lovely Place If a good night’s rest seems like a faraway dream, welcome to motherhood. The season of having little ones sometimes seem to require more of us than we have to give. Having “been there, done that” for about 25 years, I get the feeling of desperation that sometimes […]

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 […]

The Magic of Ordinary Days: Making Memories with Your Children

| June 6, 2014

From Charlotte Siems at This Lovely Place: Ordinary days are so, well, ordinary. We are busy, to be sure, and we cut corners and look for shortcuts. I’m all for ways to make home management easier and more efficient. The effort required for a big result in making memories with your children is usually small, yet we […]

I Signed Up For This

| January 16, 2014

Excellent reminders from Mrs. Gore’s Diary: Motherhood is HARD, yes, but it doesn’t have to be dreary and droopy. Chin up, buttercup. Shoulders back. Turn that frown upside down. Swallow those sorrowful sighs. Choose joy, because even on the hardest days, it is still exactly that: a choice. Laugh at today and all the days to […]

Motherhood and the Paradox of Dying to Live

| January 15, 2014

Don’t miss this powerful post from Bambi at In the Nursery of the Nation: Motherhood is work many times.  But work isn’t some terrible Christian duty we can’t enjoy.  It is our duty but when we empty ourselves for others, the Lord fills us up…with replenishments of strength, joy, creativity and more.  That way we have it to give all over again…to which […]

Children Are Not for You

| November 17, 2013

From Homekeeping Heart: I inwardly cringe every time I hear the question. “How many children do you want?” When did children become something to obtain because we want it?  When did they become something to collect or possessions to own?  They’ve almost been lowered to the position of pets.  I’m thinking it probably happened around […]

Unloosed!

| November 17, 2013

A powerful post on motherhood from Rachel Jankovic at Femina: The strongest women in our world today are those who are as a group feeling the weakest. It certainly doesn’t feel like a blow for the kingdom to spend another nine months in a brain fog. It doesn’t feel like we are fighting for the […]

How to Keep a Beautiful Home

| January 15, 2013

Some excellent, much needed (by me at least!) reminders from Bambi at In the Nursery of the Nation: Even as busy moms who have crumbs that seem to permanently reside in the kitchen chairs, we can still have lovely homes if our hearts are willing.  Fresh paint, colorful adornments to the walls or fancy furniture will […]