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How Could a Mom Regret Having Children?

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A friend of mine recently sent me a link to an article that I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around. The author was investigating “the growing movement of women who wish they’d never had kids.” I read every word of the article, completely bewildered. The notion that enough mothers feel remorse over having had children to constitute “a… Read more »

To the Mother whose Child is Leaving Home

Letter to the Mom whose Child is Leaving Home

You knew it was coming. From the first moment you held that tiny baby in your arms, you knew the day would dawn when you’d have to let her go. But it came much sooner than you expected, didn’t it? The child who yesterday was snuggling in your lap has almost overnight transformed into a wonderful young adult who is… Read more »

Fathers Matter (Every Day of the Year)

Fathers Matter!

Last Sunday was Father’s Day — a day for celebrating the parent that goes largely unnoticed and under-appreciated the rest of the year. Dads are under-appreciated partly because our society is no longer conditioned to hold fathers in high esteem. Fathers have long been a favorite target of television sitcoms, where the vast majority of them are depicted as inept,… Read more »

Top 14 Posts for 2014

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My husband loves to keep tabs on my blog stats. He tracks the numbers far more faithfully than I do. What follows is a listing of my most-viewed posts of 2014 (one of which was a reblog of something he’d posted over at All Truth is God’s Truth). These top 14 include articles on marriage, parenting, homemaking, and feminism, with… Read more »

Making Big Investments in Little Things

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Recipe for Success: Making Big Investments in Little Things

President Obama created quite a stir last week with his comments regarding Moms who leave the workplace to stay home and raise children: “That’s not a choice we want Americans to make,” he said resolutely. His solution to the pesky problem of SAHMs? Taking more and more children out of their homes at younger and younger ages and placing them… Read more »

Parents Need Prayer, Too

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Praying for Your Parents | free printable prayer guides from Loving Life at Home

One of my readers recently wrote me to say that she allows her daughter to read many of my posts, including the Praying for Your Children from Head to Toe guide I published last week. The daughter wanted to know whether there was a similar guide that kids could use to pray for their parents. Doesn’t that just melt your… Read more »

A Mother’s Job Description

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A Mother's Job Description - 4 Habits that Will Help You Raise Happy Children| Loving Life at Home

It’s really something we all should be doing. But when I came across this verse in my Bible reading a couple of weeks ago, it dawned on me that 1 Thessalonians 5:14 provides a particularly apt job description for mothers: “We urge you [to] admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” Doesn’t that about… Read more »

A Letter to My Father

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A Letter to My Father

Tomorrow marks the seventh anniversary of my father’s passing. I remember dreaming that Daddy died several years before he actually did. The dream came long before the cancer diagnosis, before his health began to deteriorate, back when he was still in the prime of life, while he was still here. But the dream shook me up. In my dream, my… Read more »

25 Ways to Raise Capable, Confident Children

25 Ways to Raise Capable, Confident Children

The fourth of our twelve children will be leaving the nest in another couple of months, and it has my husband and me reexamining the job we have done (thus far) raising our children. Of course, we’ve made lots of mistakes (that’s another post for another day), but by the abundant grace of God (and by following the great example… Read more »

My Favorites

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