Category: motherhood/family/parenting

What is “Morning Time” and Why is it So Powerful?

I've always implemented "morning time" in our homeschool, and guarded it passionately. But the book, Morning Time, A Liturgy of Love, has been a tremendous blessing to our family, confirming why it's so important, explaining what it is, and loaded with ideas AND actual resources right in the book for your morning time! She has ...

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Purposeful Home or Hollow House?

Go ahead and do yourself a favor and read A Place to Eat, Sleep, & Watch (Emptiness in the Modern Household) It is a wonderfully written response to a New York Times article entitled, The Pandemic Created a Child-Care Crisis. Mothers Bore the Burden. For years, my heart has longed to create a purposeful, productive home, ...

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Will Our Children Grow up to Defend the Faith?

Often, once kids leave home, they are bombarded by different ideas and beliefs, and have their faith challenged by questions to which they don't have the answer. It has been discouraging to watch a number of friends deal with the grief of seeing their children walk away from the faith, or adopt beliefs we believe to ...

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“I Was Abused” (The Problem with a Victim Mentality)

I haven't forgotten the day. My dad glared at me, then threw the door stop across the room. He stormed out and that was it. The next day, he acted normal.

I was accustomed to such volatile cycles. Things had been bad for a while. I had learned to survive in an environment where authority was ...

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Do We Live in Blind Faith? (Psst..It’s the only Faith That’s Real)

Faith might be a buzz word of Christianity, but so few of us know that real, living, pray-for-daily-bread kind of faith that we read about in Scripture and in the stories of the saints of the past. Perhaps our comforts have moved us beyond the need to trust like that.

If you've never read the story of ...

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How to Handle Sibling Disputes

It's no secret...if you have children at home, especially if they're together all day, you deal with a certain amount of wrong attitudes and strife.  (If you don't, email me please.)

For me, this is probably THE hardest part of our daily struggles.  It seems I never know quite how to handle it.  Sometimes I think ...

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All of Parenting is a Gracious Rescue (and we are not the savior of our children)

Paul Tripp's video, Mirror of Sin & Means of Grace: Parents are Works in Progress Too  hit me right in the heart. I may have cried, then wrote letters of apology to my adult children. Do yourself a huge favor and watch it. Then come back and talk to me. Cause I'm feeling a little ...

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God is Just Using Us

One of my greatest epiphanies as a mother who often feels overwhelmed was reading about Moses.  I shared my epiphany in the post, Moses and Motherhood:  The Beauty of Broken Vessels.

Today I had to rally up that same courage again so I gave myself a shot in the arm with a condensed version. Maybe you ...

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Remembering the Importance of the Seemingly Unimportant at Home

You'd think I would remember. I've been cherishing and talking about HOME for so long. But we get busy and we forget. I do anyway. I forget how important are the hundreds of little things that make home what it is.

That the atmosphere of a home subtly, slowly and profoundly shapes our children as they ...

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How to Raise a Snowflake (An Overly Sensitive, Easily Offended Person Who Struggles with Life)

By the new definition of what it means to be a snowflake, it feels like we're living in a winter wonderland, where it truly makes one wonder, "How did we get here?"

Maybe you've noticed that we live in a time more than ever where feelings rule and the main rule is that anything or anyone ...

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