Large Family Child Training Dealing With Heart Issues

When it comes to large family child training, rules and consequences are only part of the equation. If you really want to get on top of negative behavior, you have to address heart issues. So, what exactly does that mean? Well, here is a list of some of … Read More…

Cast a Vision for Your Home in 2020

Homemaking is not just a job I settled for. It is my chosen vocation, my avocation, and my calling. I consider it worthy of the same effort I would put into any other profession. That’s why I try and employ every method and tool available to promote the … Read More…

Christmas, Parenting, and Crazy Love

This time of year gets me thinking about Mary. I wonder what it was like back then; pregnancy and childbirth in times where there were no cars or hospitals. She was most probably contracting while riding around town late at night on a donkey. I can’t imagine a … Read More…

Glorious Mothering

I have an exciting announcement to make… Glorious Mothering has been published! For those of you who haven’t heard, I’ve been working on this book for about two years now. At first it was only a hodge-podge of ideas which sat on the shelf for over a year … Read More…

How to be Nice to Your Family

Whether or not to be nice to my big family is a decision I have to make daily. Long ago I realized that we as women can be life-givers, or we can bring death. While we carry human life in our bodies, we can also speak words that … Read More…

Homebuilding: Give Your Child a Drink of Water

When life gets hectic it’s easy to see children as nuisances and forget that our words and actions can affect them negatively. Too often we treat them as if they are less than nothing, responding to their simple requests with frustration and anger that we would never show … Read More…

Homebuilding 101: The Monstrosity Within

Is Jesus some sort of “self improvement” guru? Is Christianity nothing more than a means of “besting” ourselves? Nothing wrong with being the best we can be, but by whose design and for whose purposes are the questions we need to be asking ourselves. Today’s vlog entry will … Read More…

Homebuilding 101: You Already Have What You Need!

As a mom of 15 I know about needs! How many times have I been in situations where I didn’t know what my next move would be. I’m thinking here of taking an infant to a well-baby check-up with two other toddlers in tow, or grocery shopping with … Read More…

Homebuilding 101: Where to Find HELP

Where does a mom of 15 go when she needs help? Jesus, of course! He offers everything we could ever need, even wrote it down in a binding document. Read it right here: According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life … Read More…

Start Your Day with T.H.E. Routine

I am a morning person, but not instantly. Having an entire (huge) family doesn’t give me a lot of time to get my engine warmed up and ready to go. Over the years I have had to develop a simple routine that gives me a solid footing, even … Read More…