Entries in the Category 'Family'

Slow Family and a few other good reads

October 16th, 2011 / 4 Comments

Here are a few good articles I read recently: – Is your family too busy leaving little time to just be with each other?  Read “‘Slow family’ movement focuses on fewer outside activities” “When we ask people what they want their family to look like 10 or 20 years from now, pretty much across the […]

10 things your kids really want from you

September 28th, 2011 / No Comments

Your child may say he wants those $200 pair of Nikes, but what he really wants from you is not what money can buy. What children need is not more stuff that fills space, but the kind of stuff that fulfills their emotional needs, the space in their hearts. Ask a child what he wants […]

31 Days to Clean

April 27th, 2011 / 3 Comments

If cleaning house is not your thing, you’re with me. I need help and I need motivation. Fellow blogger Sarah Mae has a book that will do just that. 31 Days to Clean gives daily tips from both a Martha and a Mary point of view. That means: The Mary Challenge -Something you do that […]

Stay at Home Daughter-hood

February 15th, 2011 / No Comments

In our culture today, our children automatically assume they will go to college, get a degree, and work full time to make money. Is this really the only option for our children, particularly our daughters? Today’s post is written by Rachel, a young lady who has chosen to be a stay at home daughter. She […]

Stay at home daughter

June 29th, 2010 / 2 Comments

You know what a Stay-at-home mom is. But do you know what a Stay-at-home daughter is? I recently found Jasmine’s blog about being a Stay-at-home daughter. Jasmine is an incredible young lady who has chosen to put family first in her life. She is intentionally learning the art of homemaking, and stays home to serve […]

Training for our daughters

June 28th, 2010 / No Comments

I remember sitting in a circle at a college fellowship group at church, each person introducing himself/herself.  We were asked to  “Tell us your name and what you would like to be doing in 5 years.” “My name is George, and I hope to be working for a graphic design company.” “My name is Denise, […]

Three things I want my daughters to know

March 5th, 2010 / 1 Comment

I have two daughters. But I have to be honest,  I have not always been intentional about teaching them “womanhood.”  However, I hope that the way I conduct myself as a woman and our occasional talks has taught them some important priorities of being a woman. Here’s what I want my daughters to know about […]

Time together is not a waste of time

October 21st, 2009 / 3 Comments

Are you like me who just doesn’t seem to have enough time for everything? With the busy, busy, busy  lifestyle of most families today, are you feeling pressured to be productive? I always feel that I should be getting things done, check an item off the list. But do you consider spending time playing with […]

Don’t miss out on spending time with your kids

October 20th, 2009 / 1 Comment

I had lunch with my 85-year-old dad today. It’s a treat for him to get the $5 Subway deal because he would not normally go there by himself. We split a chicken breast footlong on honey oat whole wheat. It came out to $4.99 with the “young man’s discount”, as the cashier phrased it. Growing […]