Saturday, February 13, 2016

Dressing Modestly Q&A - "What if my husband does not support our wearing skirts exclusively?"

In regards to our dressing modestly posts, I've been asked this question many times, "What if my husband does not support my wearing skirts exclusively?"  Let's look at this important question practically.  *smile*  I encourage you to consider several things:
  • The style of skirts and dresses you have chosen or would choose
  • What a wardrobe change for you and your daughters means to your husband financially
  • Is your husband concerned about what others would think?
  • Could your husband think that if you changed your clothing style that he would then be expected to "step up" his appearance, too?  Or, could your husband experience a fear of failure in his ability measure up to your new look?  (written by my husband, Bob)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Favorite Recipes: Vegetable Cheese Soup

As always, one of our family's very favorites.  *smile*  This recipe tastes amazing, and is so good for you!  It is chocked full of veggies but it is pureed so it's creamy, and is a vegetarian recipe outside of chicken broth.  I serve it with bread, and sour cream as an optional condiment.

Family Planning - Surrendering Control to God, Our Story, Part 1 of 2

I have met people who assume that Bob and I have always had the desire and natural ability to have a large family and therefore it must be easy for us.  People assume many things about large families, most of which we find to be totally wrong.  Conclusions based on false assumptions then go something like this:  they are from large families themselves so therefore they are predisposed to have one; that they must live on a farm (not that farms aren't wonderful, but not all large families own them); that large families must be too poor to afford birth control, or are not smart enough to use it; that parents of large families are irresponsible; or that they're trying to get more money from the government.  None of these things are true about us personally...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Closely-Spaced Pregnancies & Children - Blessed Efficiency!

  • Handling morning sickness.
  • Maintaining energy for each day while pregnant.
  • Feeling pretty while pregnant - effecting my outlook on life and marriage.
  • Maintaining a good attitude - the physical pains and discomforts, the limitations on my physical abilities, what I had to eat or not  eat, and the inability to "keep up."
  • Managing closely-spaced kids after they're born
(The youngest 4 children of our nine, all born within 22 months)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mom Tips - For Around the House, #1

What are "Mom Tips"? ~ I so enjoy the little "mom tips" that I've come across in life - those little things that I've learned from my mom, or a mom friend, that just make life a little nicer.  Things that make the daily-daily just a little easier, or make me smile a little more, or maybe will be a time saver for me.  I'm not referring to the bigger projects like de-cluttering or re-organizing, although summer is the ideal time for those things (and they definitely make me smile)!  But just the small things - the "mom tips" that aren't in the self-help books, they're just life-experience things that I've gotten from a mom with experience under her belt.  Well I'll share with you some of my Mom Tips for around the house, #1; I hope they bring a simple breath of fresh air to your regular every day patterns. *smile*


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