Amy

  Autumn is always such a wonderful time of year for me as a homemaker.  The weather has cooled and I feel more like taking long walks outside, decorating in all the yummy fall colors, and heating up the oven to bake a bounty of autumn treats! So, this month we tip our aprons to […]

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Jennifer of The Focused Homemaker asks, “Should we be training up daughters to be keepers at home?” Little Natural Cottage gives sage advice on Mama’s Role in a Peaceful Home. Blessings on Board shows how clipboards can keep a home organized. You can download a Home Management Training Checklist (FREE for subscribers) at Raising Arrows. […]

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Some of us have naturally domestic daughters.  They love all things cooking and cleaning.  They are the first to don an apron and be our little helpers.  They ask to give babies baths and change diapers.  They cheerfully clean with nary a word of complaint. And then, some of us have rather undomestic daughters.  They […]

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When my oldest daughter showed me the above photo she had taken, my first thought was of the song, “These Boots Are Made for Walking.”  I chuckled to myself, thinking how that song was not exactly what I wanted to teach my daughters.  However, that sort of “strength” in a woman is exactly what most […]

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This is a difficult topic for me to write about, but I feel I must write it as an admonition to moms everywhere. Please, moms, do not allow your discontent with your weight to rule your life. Your daughters will reap the consequences. We moms have a tendency to be on a perpetual diet.  We […]

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I have two very different daughters. One is artsy, likes to spend time by herself reading and writing, and doesn’t like a lot of noise and activity. The other is bubbly and outgoing, loves all things domestic, and likes to laugh and dance and be silly. They are nearly 4 years apart in age and […]

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Baby Day is fast approaching in our household as we eagerly anticipate the arrival of Baby #8! Over the years, I have been blessed to watch my children grow into big sisters and big brothers as each new sibling arrives. They all want to “mother” the new baby to some extent, and while I could […]

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First of all, we all know there is no such thing as a home that cleans itself any time of year, let alone Christmas!  However, there are a few things we can do during the holidays that will help to keep our home relatively tidy. *Declutter as you decorate.  Adding Christmas decor to an already […]

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