Category Archives: Parenting

Dear parents, you’re STILL being lied to (rebuttal to Jennifer Raff’s unsupported pro-vaccination claims)

*Update* This article has gotten almost 100,000 views since it’s original publication and has inspired a huge number of comments that I can no longer keep up with (as this is primarily a personal and family-oriented blog, I don’t allow … Continue reading

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Why we don’t allow our kids to read Hunger Games, Divergent or The Dairy of Anne Frank

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love before the proper time. Song 8:4 I recently had a conversation with my mom regarding all of the false ideals we often enter marriage with.  Children today have … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline/Discipleship/Raising Godly Children, Femininity and Womanhood, Marriage, Parenting, PERSONAL | 1 Comment

“Momma’s sick, and she’s putting onions in the fridge. I think she’s pregnant.”

From the mouths of babes.  🙂 In honor of our most recent pregnancy, (yes, that’s an announcement!!!) I thought it would be fun to give our answers to some of the most common questions/comments aimed toward families with lots of … Continue reading

Posted in Daybook, Parenting, PERSONAL, The Seven of 'em | 5 Comments

Lambs to the slaughter

*Warning: this post is a somewhat graphic account of the butchering of our two lambs and may offend some people.  I seriously considered not posting it at all, but as this is my journal (albeit a public one) in the … Continue reading

Posted in Farm & Garden, PERSONAL, Stewardship, The Seven of 'em | 8 Comments

A Moneyless (or less-money) Lifestyle

In my last post, I mentioned a book I’ve been reading: Moneyless Manifesto by Mark Boyle.  Written by a man who lived completely without money for at least two and a half years (as I wrote in my last post, … Continue reading

Posted in Cleaning/Organizing, Cooking... not so much, Daybook, Farm & Garden, Frugal Fridays, Homemaking, Miscellaneous, Parenting, PERSONAL, Stewardship | 3 Comments

The Dangers of Comparison

. “You need to watch your sister do vibrato, she’s better than you at it.” As soon as the words left my mouth, I regretted them.  Oh, I tried to make up for it, telling my daughter I wasn’t telling … Continue reading

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Link: Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help

I read a wonderful article today that I wanted to share… Desperate Housewives–No Laughing Matter: Why Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help I used to joke all the time about the Proverbs 31 woman.  I used to say, … Continue reading

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