If I could drop by your house today, I’d bring you a bright bouquet of daffodils. Growing up, it was the irises that were in bloom on Mother’s Day. But here in the mountains, it’s the daffodils that are just showing their bright faces to us. But wherever this week finds us, I’d love to bring you [...]
I remember when I first read Rachel Jankovic’s debut book, Loving the Little Years. The feeling of relief and encouragement was profound. Finally! Here was a parenting book author who understood where I was coming from. At that point, I had two little ones under the age of two and it seemed like all [...]
Angie Smith didn’t set out to become a writer. Her blog, Bring the Rain, was begun as a way to keep family and friends up-to-date with the arrival of her fourth daughter, who was diagnosed as “incompatible with life.” Audrey Caroline lived a lifetime of just a few hours, but her mama kept right on [...]
Two potty accidents, a spilled bowl of oatmeal, no morning naps, and I’m finally stepping into the shower at 11 a.m. I take a deep breath and tell myself, “This is the new one.”
It’s just one of the memorable anecdotal reminders for moms in Rachel Jankovic’s new book Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches… She’s a young mom of young kids. She doesn’t pretend to have it all figured out. She doesn’t tell you how to parent. Instead, she challenges other moms as she challenges herself: adjust your attitude, change your perspective.
This Mother’s Day, two of us here on the YLCF team are celebrating even more than usual, with the arrival of new little ones in our homes!
Yet, this Mother’s Day, as I hold my newborn son close, my heart aches for the other mothers that come to mind…
[lots of links--a bouquet of encouragement for moms]
People tell me my children are good. But those are the people sitting in front of us at church. I know how many times they have gotten up or acted up.
But I don’t want to be raising my children to look good. I want to raise them to want to be good.
I know how little good it will do in the long run if they are “sitting down on the outside but standing up on the inside.”
It was the week before Thanksgiving. I was taking advantage of the sales to finish my Christmas shopping. It was one of my first attempts at shopping alone with two little girls in tow. The aisles of boutique shops are rarely wide enough for two people to stand side by side, let alone for a [...]
Can femininity still be appealing? Is femininity biblical? Can femininity lend appeal to the message of the Bible? The answer is yes to all three. Carolyn Mahaney outlines the biblical traits of a femininity that is not only appealing, but a femininity that has the power to give the very message of the Gospel appeal [...]
How often does it cross your mind that the way we live as Christian women is to actually commend the Gospel? Carolyn Mahaney has written a book that brings that point home in a powerful way, highlighting “the seven virtues of a godly wife and mother” straight from Titus 2. Feminine Appeal has a powerful [...]