Putting the “Make” in Homemaker

| March 15, 2011

Here is an amazing website for those of you (like me) with Pottery Barn taste on a realistic budget.  Ana White is a homemaker who offers a huge assortment of free (relatively) simple plans and how-to tips for building your own Pricey Catalog inspired furniture.  You’ll find plans for beds of all sizes, nightstands, tables, bookshelves, desks [...]

Bookstore: Large Family Logistics

| February 25, 2011

Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman Moms have many tasks to tackle and obstacles to overcome: the laundry monster, household clutter and cleaning needs, caring for babies and little ones, menu planning and mealtime routines, town outings, homeschooling, bill paying—and even more! Like many wives and mothers, author Kim Brenneman didn’t start out with all of [...]

Bookstore: Passionate Housewives – Desperate for God

| August 30, 2010

Passionate Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald Have you struggled to reconcile God’s vision of virtuous womanhood with worldly myths that marginalize and mock the role of the homemaker? Do you wrestle with cultural messages that demean the homemaker’s calling and exalt instead the emotionally androgynous power-woman—the wife whose worth is measured only by [...]

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, [...]

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 ~ Jan. 20, 2007

| August 19, 2010

Our homes are also the frame for a very special picture that has been entrusted to Christian husbands and wives. Paul wrote that marriage is meant to be a picture of Christ and His Heavenly Bride, the Church. Our homes set the stage for this picture and how it is presented to our world. Does [...]

Quote of the Week ~ Dec. 19, 2006

| August 19, 2010

“What do you think the beautiful word ‘wife’ comes from?” he asks. “It means ‘weaver.’ You must either be house-wives or house-moths; remember that. In the deep sense, you must weave men’s fortunes, and embroider them, or feed upon them, and bring them to decay. Wherever a true wife comes, home is always around her. [...]

Quote of the Week ~ Dec. 11, 2006

| August 19, 2010

 ”There is expressed from the grapes that ripen on the sunny slopes of Ay, a wine called “Fine Flower of White Ay”, a sparkling, golden, perfumed nectar, to sip of which is an exhilaration. In every ideal home there exists an essence that likewise diffuses its fragrance–the fine flower of noble womanhood, without which the [...]