Category Archives: Homemaking

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 »

Chores: A Fresh Perspective

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Chores as Training

When making moment-by-moment decisions throughout the day, author Kim Brenneman suggests that we ask ourselves the following two questions: “Is this activity glorifying God and serving Him?” “Are my first priorities taken care of?” She suggests that routinely thinking through these questions is a habit Christian women should deliberately foster, and I’m inclined to agree. To be honest, though, it’s… Read more »

Housekeeping Matters: 5 Habits that Help

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Housekeeping Matters - 5 Habits that Help

I’m not trying to chain anybody to a vacuum cleaner here, but I believe, to the best of our abilities, we should try to maintain a clean and orderly home. We should seek to make it a haven of rest for our entire family. Whatever chores we do, whether the lion’s share or an even split with our spouse, should… Read more »

Home Shows and Show Homes

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Home Shows and Show Homes | Loving Life at Home

I once walked into a house I thought was on a holiday tour of homes and wandered through several rooms before realizing in embarrassment that I was at the wrong address. Fortunately, the home owners were hosting a party at the time, so I was was able to slip away quietly without making too much of a scene. But the… Read more »

Be Careful What You Pray For – Part 2

Be Careful What You Pray For - Part 2

To read the beginning of this story, refer to part 1. I love the scene in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE where the Beavers are forced to flee from the White Witch. While the others hurriedly don coats and boots, Mrs. Beaver scuttles about the den packing provisions for the journey: sugar, tea, matches, two or three loaves… Read more »