Raising Sons

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  Hebrews 13:5 Twas the week before Thanksgiving and what do I hear all through my house? “When we get a bigger home…” “When I have a bigger room…” […]

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Mamas, especially those who are homemakers, carry a great responsibility—the family’s budgets, laundry, errands, meal planning, and even homeschoolingl! Keeping the home running smoothly takes consistent attention and intent. But what happens when Mama is down? Illness, an injury, possibly even an emergency which calls her away from her home, can all take its toll. […]

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As I research and study feminism’s effects on the traditional homemaker I learn more and more about our current culture, and often find these disturbing sentiments: “I’m teaching my boys homemaking skills so they can run a home.” “I’m teaching my daughters to make their own living and be able to care for themselves, to not have to […]

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  This month our son turns 21 years old.   It  is the time of a young man’s life that he is making some of the most important decisions he will face: what his career be and who will he marry.  So many parents leave their children on their own once they turn 18.  Assuming […]

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That is what has lately characterized my thirteen-year-old son. His hands have reached a new level of grime. When the nannies were getting ready to kid, he stayed up one night to help one of them as she delivered. The next morning he came down with a head cold, but worked with the kids to […]

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Boy, just writing that title, and knowing the feminist bent in our culture, makes me enter this topic with a bit of trepidation. And yet, if I step back from the cultural propaganda that makes us frightened to say, “home thrives when someone is there building it”, I know from Scripture, experience and common sense […]

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Sewing with young children is a joy!  They have such a natural enthusiasm for creating things, and they love the feeling of accomplishment they get with each completed project. With very young children, the process is just as fulfilling as the end product.  My little guy had just turned three when he successfully made this […]

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Little boys…such a wonderful delight for a mama’s heart! Full of energy, fun, and lots of hugs.  I treasure our precious days together, along with all the notes, drawings, flowers brought in from the garden and dime machine rings…I have quite the collection from my sweet sons. And I proudly wear them. 🙂 I look forward […]

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