Category: large families

I’m Not Raising a Family (The Problem With Short-Sighted Living)

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People are tired, frustrated, bored or discouraged. You can see it, hear it, feel it. What's more, you might be one of those people. We all are at some point. And I think I know why: Because we measure our contentment by today's work. We live short-sighted lives--living for today or maybe next week, (until our kids are ...

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Children Are a Handful So Let a Mom Be Tired

Children Are a Handful So Let a Mom Be Tired

Last week we visited with an older lady whom we don't see very often (not even every year). Not long after we greeted each other, she looked at me and said, "You're too busy." I smiled, and jokingly said, "how do you know"? And she pointed to my children and said, "Oh, I know." Later in ...

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When Your Extended Family Doesn’t Agree With Your Life Choices

When Your Extended Family Doesn

If you homeschool, or have more than the average number of children, or don't let your children date for fun, you should probably just wear a t-shirt that says, "Two headed monster." Or get a clown nose. That way, you can just do all your friends and family a favor and address the fat elephant in ...

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The Kingdom Choice of Raising Children

"The efforts which a mother makes for the improvement of her child in knowledge and virtue, are necessarily retired and unobtrusive. The world knows nothing of them; and hence the world has been slow to perceive how powerful and extensive is this secret and silent influence....the influence which is exerted upon the mind during the first ...

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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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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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When Being at Church Hurts–Infertility

A beautiful, tough post from my cyber-friend, Jennifer: "Some Sundays it’s hard to be at church. That may sound like a funny thing for me to say. Yes, I love Jesus very much. I love to worship Him and to be taught His word. I enjoy the fellowship meals, conversations and the love of my church. ...

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What Makes Jesus Indignant? Let the Little Children Come.

What Makes Jesus Indignant Let the Little Children Come.

"And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.  But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  Verily I ...

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Raw, Uncensored Thoughts of a Mother With 10 Children

I'm an (almost) 42-year-old mom with 10 kids, including a one year old. There are days I open my eyes in the morning, stare at the ceiling, and know that people think I'm crazy even though I feel pretty normal. And I don't blame them. I could have not had 10 children. It's easy to prevent them. ...

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You Have Too Many Children to Give Them What They Need

Somewhere along the line, we created an imaginary set of rules about what kids need  for healthy development and if you'll listen closely, you'll hear it: "To love my children is to buy them things." Suffice it to say, if love equals providing material comforts,  American children are the most well-loved children in the world. ...

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