Raising children of radical faith

By Kimberly Wagner

From www.truewoman.com (07.14.10)

I’m a child of the sixties, was a teen in the seventies, which means I grew up in a pretty radical, revolutionary era. Although much of the ideology was born of rebellion, the belief that our generation could “make a difference” motivated some positive social and cultural changes. Continue reading

More kid-friendly fun recipes

Moms! Need some activities for your young ones that are ooey gooey and tons of fun? Check out Erin’s video post, Green Slime, then come back here and check out other “kid tested, mother approved” recipes. Then leave a comment with your kid-friendly recipes using materials you can find in your home! Continue reading

Green slime

Moms! Need some activities for your young ones that are ooey gooey and tons of fun? Check out Erin’s video post below … then check out other “kid tested, mother approved” recipes here. Then leave a comment with your kid-friendly recipes using materials you can find in your home! Continue reading

Light in the darkness

By Kimberly Wagner

From www.truewoman.com (12.22.2009)

Broken sentences came in gasps interrupted by pain-filled sobs. My daughter’s sorrow, relayed from six hundred miles away, took me back to a familiar loss. “The doctor thinks … it looks like … the baby probably … died at six weeks.” Continue reading

Hanging Santa Claus out to dry

By Jessica Oliver

(A post for not-yet moms thinking about the future)

The lack of a washer and dryer at his place means my fiancé Michael hauls endless amounts of dirty laundry over to my apartment about every three weeks. While putting piles of fresh linen-scented button-up shirts on hangers, we scrub out those conversations every couple should have before they get married. Continue reading

Mary and Elizabeth

Mary didn’t know what would become of her baby boy. Her cousin, Elizabeth didn’t know either how her long-awaited son, John would turn out. These moms remind us that the goal of mothering isn’t to play it safe but to let God use our kids in bigger ways than we could imagine. Continue reading

Don’t touch the nativity!

By Erin Davis

From www.truewoman.com (12.12.11)

We have a rule at our house and just yesterday I was struck with what a silly rule it is. The rule is, don’t touch the nativity. All day, every day, I hear myself telling my toddlers, “Put Mary down. Put the wise man back with his friends. That sheep is not for riding. DON’T TOUCH THE NATIVITY!” Continue reading

When All Else Fails … Throw Flour

By Erin Davis

From www.truewoman.com (04.14.10)

I’d been having a really bad day. You know, the kind of day where everything that possibly can go wrong, does. My toddler had thrown one too many fits, my baby needed a little too much of my attention, lunch was burning on the stove, and my house looked like a toy bomb had gone off … After a while little things seemed huge and I started feeling really stressed and frustrated. Continue reading

Broken Pieces

By Kristie Stoddard

My heart is broken.

Remember that fear I wrote about? Every mother’s worst fear? It happened to a good friend of mine … actually it happened to her two beautiful daughters, whom I love and have taught at our co-op. They home school, just like we do. They are very cautious about letting their girls spend the night at anyone’s house. They screen their movies and teach their girls about purity … just like we do. They love their girls and they protect them from the world. But it still happened. They trusted a friend, they were helping him and his family
out, giving them a place to stay after he lost his job. Continue reading