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A Few Thoughts on Mothering-Keepers at Home

Nighty Night When it comes to putting the kids to bed, my husband and I usually split up bedtime duty. He takes three and I take three.  Of course, half of our children are fully capable of putting themselves to bed, but because the kids ask us to still do it, we oblige them. For the… Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Mothering-Keepers at Home

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Lessons for Raising Daughters

Raising Girls In the almost fourteen years I have been raising children, five of them have been girls.  Currently, we have five girls ages 3 to almost 14 under our roof, along with our ten-year-old son. The minute my first daughter was placed in my arms, life changed at that moment. People joke that she… Continue reading Lessons for Raising Daughters

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Start the New Year Off On The Right Foot With These Inspirational Items

So, you have made some goals for 2018? You’re ready to make this year, your year. You have prayed about it. You have researched it. You have armed yourself with the right tools. You have written your goals down. Is that all? What else can you do to ensure success? When you are prepared, setting and… Continue reading Start the New Year Off On The Right Foot With These Inspirational Items

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Keepers of the Home: Don’t Be Foolish in 2018 Tearing Down Your Homes, Instead, Learn How to Be a Wise Woman by Building up Your Home

Happy New Year! Happy New Year dear readers!  Can you believe that 2018 is here? It seems as if 2017 just began. Reflecting back on 2017 brings on many emotions, especially when considering what a racially, socially, and politically divided year it was for the United States and her citizens. We cannot count all as lost… Continue reading Keepers of the Home: Don’t Be Foolish in 2018 Tearing Down Your Homes, Instead, Learn How to Be a Wise Woman by Building up Your Home

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How to Create a Morning Routine for Your Child

Good Morning Sunshine Let’s face it, mornings can be rough. Not everybody is a morning person. Personally, I enjoy mornings and think that the earlier I am up is even better. However, it is not the same for everybody. For example, my twelve year old daughter is not a morning person at all. But because… Continue reading How to Create a Morning Routine for Your Child

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Six Reasons 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 Six Reasons Why Kids Should Do Chores

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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

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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?

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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