Are You Tired & Uninspired? (I Have a Plan)

Are You Tired & Uninspired (I Have a Plan)

It's hard for me to admit, since I am a writer to women about all things home, even speaking nationally on occasion, that sometimes I struggle with my job at home. I mean, all out "I-feel-like-giving-up" struggle. (My husband has wisely informed me it's a little late in the game for that.) But something pretty profound ...

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Parenting Ditches: Western Parents Have Lost Their Minds

Parenting Ditches: Western Parents Have Lost Their Minds

Parenting styles are like the ice cream choices at Baskin Robbins. There are lots of 'em, and everyone has a fierce favorite. But I see ditches, and as a result, children in the ditches as well, suffering from well-meaning parents who make horrible parenting choices. There's the Tiger Mom, who turned moms everywhere upside down with her article, ...

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To the Lady Who Used Guilt to Undermine Homemaking & the Titus 2 Woman

To the Lady Who Used Guilt to Undermine Homemaking and the Titus 2 Woman

A friend shared a post on Facebook recently and when I read it, it irritated me. But I sort of didn't know why at first, because honestly, it was hard to even articulate what the article was about when I tried to tell my husband. Do you feel the same? Here's a snippet: "It was the raspberry ...

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Is God Serious About Helping Orphans & Widows? (And How You Can)

Is God Serious About Helping Orphans & Widows? (And How You Can)

"Pure religion...to care for the orphans and widows in their affliction." Our family has really felt convicted for a while now, to reach out of our comfortable American lives and be more deliberate about living out the Gospel through helping those in need. There are so many orphans and widows, but God calls us to help the ones ...

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Today, Just the Good Stuff. (All-Time Most Popular Posts)

Today, Just the Good Stuff. (All-Time Most Popular Posts)

With over 2,000 posts here, I wanted to help direct you to some of the most popular and widely-shared ones. I pray they challenge, encourage and inspire your day! Be sure to share your favorites! Read my all-time most popular post, 7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large Families Raising Children is a Terrible Waste of Time Raw, Uncensored ...

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How to LIVE (and Leave) a LEGACY in Your Home

How to Live (and Leave) a Legacy in Your Home

Three years ago, two of my best friends and I planned an overnight get-a-way where we just brainstormed about life with each other. One of our epiphanies was this: We want to leave a real, meaningful legacy behind, and we want to help other women do that too. From that deep-seated passion, Living a Legacy conference was born, and a ...

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5 Things Every Woman Needs to Hear (So I’m Telling You)

5 Things Every Woman Needs to Hear (So I

There are 5 things every woman needs to hear. In case you don't have a woman in your life to tell you, let me: You're not alone. You really, truly aren't. Whatever you struggle with--discouragement, marital problems, a child who makes you feel like giving up, feelings of being overwhelmed--all other women struggle with those things ...

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What Does Relaxed Homeschooling Look Like?

What Does Relaxed Homeschooling Look Like

A lot of people like the idea of "relaxed homeschooling", but are so accustomed to what they feel is the only way to "do school", they just can't picture anything else. "How do they learn anything?" "What if I miss something?" These are some of the questions that are common to the relaxed approach. Again, just for encouragement purposes ...

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4 Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking–FREE Video E-Course!

Are you a stressed-out homemaker? Don't stay overwhelmed! You're going to love this. I did! Check out this free eCourse: 4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking! Are you tired of getting behind on laundry? Do you struggle to keep your kitchen clean? Does the dinner hour have you harried? If so, you cannot miss a FREE 4-part mini eCourse that is ...

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Conversation: A Powerful Tool For Education

Conversation: A Powerful Tool For Education

I was driving, rather lost in thought, zoned by the double lines in front of me, when he asked the third question. "But how will they know?" I had probably answered his first two questions with a half-lying, "I don't know", the result of not really listening. "How will they know how to find my phone number when ...

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