Teaching Daughters to Like the Kitchen ~ A Surprising Tip

If you’ve read even lightly on the topic of teaching the home arts to our daughters, you have probably come across some “sage” advice that I am hereby refuting. The books sometimes say things like, “Require the child to also clean up the kitchen after baking.” I disagree. I believe that for most children, that […]

Rhubarb Jam Recipe ~ A Thrifty Gem

If you have, or can get, free rhubarb, this is one of the easiest, quickest, cheapest, and most satisfying jam recipes you will ever find (IMO). Rhubarb Freezer Jam Chop fine 5 cups Rhubarb, Mix in 2 cups sugar, and let sit overnight. ** In a pan, bring it to a boil, and stir constantly […]

You (esp. Mothers at Home) Represent God to your Children

Most of this post is an excerpt from Nancy Campbell’s latest email to moms around the world. ¬†With Mother’s Day upon us, it is good to remember that our children look up to us. We are like “small g” gods to them. And therefore, we must give a true representation of Him as well as […]

A Great Mother’s Day Read – “The Light Between Oceans”

For any avid fiction reader, this is a book that will satisfy. Set in 1920s Australia, the story touches quite a bit on motherhood. So, even though it’s not a book “about” Mother’s Day, it will touch your mothering heartstrings. I cried as I read the last five or so pages. Tears were unbidden and […]

Poem by My Son ~ Happy Mother’s Day

I was shuffling through some darling handmade Mother’s Day cards which reside in a nook of my secretary desk. Caught up in the pile, amidst the darling cards from my three, was a humorous poem by my son. The poem, written when he was about twelve, has a spring theme (flowers), so I thought I’d […]