Parenting

How to Preserve Childhood Memories with a Journal

How to Preserve Childhood Memories with a Journal *This post contains affiliate links that if you make a purchase using the links, I make a small commission at no extra cost to you. How do you keep and/or record the memories of your children? Some women scrapbook. Some are avid photographers. Some, like me, prefer… Continue reading How to Preserve Childhood Memories with a Journal

Blogging · Encouragement · Parenting

Following and Trusting in Your Mama Heart

When it comes to making decisions as a mother, we are often confused because of conflicting advice that we receive. We just want to do what is right and in our child’s best nature, that is why we reach out for advice. On the other hand, we often receive unsolicited advice that we never wanted… Continue reading Following and Trusting in Your Mama Heart

Health · Marriage

5 Tips on How to Set and Achieve Goals for 2019; No More Resolutions!

How to Succeed in Achieving Your Goals in 5 Steps 1.  Write it down Goals that are written down are 80% more likely to be achieved. 2.  Make it visible Post your goals in a highly visible area to you. One where you see on a daily basis.  For example, if you are trying to… Continue reading 5 Tips on How to Set and Achieve Goals for 2019; No More Resolutions!

Biblical womanhood · Blogging · Encouragement · Health · Homemaking · Marriage · Titus 2

How to Organize Your Goals in Six Steps for 2019

I get overwhelmed easily, especially when it comes to making a decision. When I get overwhelmed, I tend to retreat and just give up, never setting forth in accomplishing anything. However, if something is already categorized and made simple for me, my life suddenly becomes easier. That is why I don’t set resolutions, instead I… Continue reading How to Organize Your Goals in Six Steps for 2019

Health · Marriage

Set Goals, Not Resolutions for the New Year

Are you like me and every year you set resolutions that go something like this? “I want to lose 50 lbs by the beginning of next year.” “I am going to get organized and keep my home clean every single day.” “Every day I am going to read my Bible before my family wakes up.”… Continue reading Set Goals, Not Resolutions for the New Year

Biblical womanhood · Homemaking

15 Books That Every Christian Homemaker Should Read

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Stay-at-Home Moms

Have you ever seen a lazy mom?   I mean, a truly lazy mom?

Most mothers and wives love what they do.

We raise children and tend to our husbands.  We strive to make our houses a home.  Our responsibilities vary widely within the home and often it is a 24/7 job.  We rarely get days off.

Nobody can replace the mother and the wife as the keeper of our home.

However, because we don’t get days off (or even much time to ourself) it is important that we remain encouraged, inspired, and learn from the most reputable sources.

Christian Homemaking

As a busy mom of six young children, my schedule is pretty full, leaving me very little free time.

However, I do love to read.  Reading allows me to grow, mature, and learn new things as a wife and mother.

Of course, my Bible is the most important book that I read, and most of us know that as mothers and wives we need to read the Bible.

In fact, the Bible should be our number one resource on parenting, marriage, homemaking, and helping us in the roles of Biblical womanhood and Christian homemaking.

But over the past nineteen years I have found other valuable resources that can be used in addition to the Bible to help and assist me grow as a Christian homemaker.

*Christian Book “Warnings”

Too many “Christian” books that I would consider to be reader-friendly, have no spiritual depth. 

They are appealing to the eyes and ears, but leave no lasting impact on our hearts.  One must be careful in what we read because an can have a negative effect on us.

Look for books that promote a deeper understanding of the role of Biblical Womanhood and Christian Homemaking.

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Book Recommendations

Because I care about what I read, I will only recommend and share what I personally have read or own to my readers.

Of course, these books should never replace your Bible as a place of encouragement, inspiration, and teaching of the Gospel.

However, I highly recommend these books on Gospel-centered living and for their homemaking help in teaching you how to effectively manage your home.

TOP 15 MUST READS FOR THE CHRISTIAN HOMEMAKER

Dark-Slate-Photo-Collage-Homemakers-Pinterest-Graphic-683x1024 15 Books That Every Christian Homemaker Should Read

Jen Wilkins, Women of the Word.

  Dave Ramsey, Total Money Makeover

  Donald S. Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

  Amy Dacyczyn, The Complete Tigthwad Gazette

  Martha Greene, The Homemaker’s Mentor Treasury of Homekeeping Skills: A Vintage Keepsake Collection

  Elizabeth George,  A Wife After God’s Own Heart

  Holman’s Study Bible for Women

Elizabeth George, A Woman After God’s Own Heart

  Elisabeth Elliot, The Shaping of a Christian Family: How My Parents Nurtured My Faith

  Elisabeth Elliot,  Let Me Be a Woman

  Erin Harrison, Living Virtuously: A Wife’s Complete Guide to Keeping  Her Heart and Home

  Martha Peace, The Excellent Wife

  Debi Pearl, Created to Be His Helpmeet

  The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook

 

 

Encouragement · Parenting

Unhappy Life = Unhappy Wife? Unhappy Mom? Learning How to Become Content-No Matter What!

State of Discontentment This world lives in a perpetual state of discontentment.  As women, it easy to feel sorry for ourselves as we compare our lives to others. We may feel discontentment over lack of money, wanting finer home decor, failure on many different things, or being able to take that Disney vacation. Women are… Continue reading Unhappy Life = Unhappy Wife? Unhappy Mom? Learning How to Become Content-No Matter What!

Encouragement · Homemaking · Parenting

Glory in the midst of the chaos

We are on day three of dealing with sick children. Sickness from both ends. Middle of the night vomiting. Dirty sheets, numerous baths, and stained pillows. My washing machine has been running non-stop for three days.  One urgent care visit. Antibiotics and painkillers for one child. Only one child attended school today, while five are… Continue reading Glory in the midst of the chaos

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Six Reasons Why I Have Been Accused of Being a Mean Mom

Are You a Mean Mom? I tell my children “no” frequently. I say no to playing on electronics, grabbing junk food, and staying up late. What I have gotten in return are children that play outside, enjoying eating fruit, and are well rested in the morning. I send them to school when they say they… Continue reading Six Reasons Why I Have Been Accused of Being a Mean Mom

Marriage

The Benefits of Eating Together as a Family

Do you know the benefits of eating together as a family?  It is one of the best things to do if you are trying to create more quality time.  If you have noticed a disconnect from your family. The one thing that you can do (short of quitting your job, buying and RV, and hitting… Continue reading The Benefits of Eating Together as a Family