parenting

Why Kids Should Do Chores

I have a large family, six of whom are children. In this family we are a team. We often work together or independently for the greater good of our team. We serve each other, often reluctantly, but nonetheless. My husband and I believe that our children will benefit from hard work, routine, and serving others.… Continue reading Why Kids Should Do Chores

Homemaker

The Blessed Life of a Homemaker: Choosing Contentment

Even though it is fall in northern Michigan, you would not be able to tell.  The temps are in the mid 20’s and we have enough snow for the kids to go sledding. Of course, fall blends right into winter and onto into the spring.  We can easily have six months of continuous presence of… Continue reading The Blessed Life of a Homemaker: Choosing Contentment

Christianity · parenting

To Trick or To Treat?

My current inside view, which I have dubbed Mt. Malcolm. This is about a day’s worth of laundry for my family of eight. My current outside view. There is snow on Halloween and tonight is trick-or-treating in our small northern Michigan town.                     Even though I… Continue reading To Trick or To Treat?

Christianity · faith · frugality · parenting

Proverbs 31 Lessons from My Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma

Family History I love history. I may not remember directions or how to get somewhere, but I recall most every story ever told to me by family members. Family history is important to me, so I can pass those stories down to my children and some day grandchildren. Family Heritage I was blessed to have… Continue reading Proverbs 31 Lessons from My Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma

parenting

Teaching Your Children a Lesson By Letting Them Fail

  Morning Routines Every morning  my children follow the same routine Our routine allows my six children to move like a well-oiled machine as they get ready for school.  We have the routine nearly perfected and it works well for us. However, today our well-oiled machine was not running smoothly at all. Somebody must have forgotten to… Continue reading Teaching Your Children a Lesson By Letting Them Fail

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Mommy Blogger Series: Keepers of the Home

Trying to be a Godly wife and mother? Struggling with housework and following a schedule? Do you need some motivation and encouragement? What is your true purpose as a wife and mother?   Hello dear readers! Within the next few weeks, I will be releasing a blog series, called  The Mommy Blogger Series:  Keepers of… Continue reading Mommy Blogger Series: Keepers of the Home

faith · parenting

Don’t Hinder the Little Children

“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 (NLV))   Being a parent entails many responsibilities.  We know that we are to provide them the basic physical necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. And we… Continue reading Don’t Hinder the Little Children

parenting

“My Body, My Choice”

HIPAA, What? Typically, I am not one of those bloggers that goes on a rant and continuously spouts off my opinion.  I tend to prefer a more gentle approach to educating others. However, this time it is a bit different because I feel that the issue is very important and most certainly affects our rights… Continue reading “My Body, My Choice”