Biblical Womanhood

Mother’s Day Gift from My Boy

May 13, 2009
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Mother’s Day Gift from My Boy

Even with all the laundry and the messes…….all the endless work, there are amazing perks to this job!  Whether it is those little smiles, giggles, hugs and kisses…or those cute pictures they draw for me and fresh yard weed flowers they pick… motherhood is beautiful and incredibly rewarding and fulfilling every day, not just on Mother’s Day.  My…

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Teaching Children Responsibility and Work Ethic

May 5, 2009
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One fact that we quickly learned after we moved to the farm is that children can do more work than what you think.  It’s amazing how helpful they can be…when required to.  Our children are full of energy.  The trick is to harness that energy and point it in the right direction.  Children left to themselves,…

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How the Industrial Revolution Made Life Harder

November 24, 2008
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How the Industrial Revolution Made Life Harder

We have written many times on the Industrial Revolution and what a drastic change it has made to our economic, cultural, and political landscape.  There are so many ramifications, that it is difficult to even identify them, let alone be able to understand their full impact on our lives.  It may be questioned if we are even able…

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Amelia’s Aprons Cottage Business and the Amish Apron Pattern

September 10, 2008
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For those of you who did not win our popular Apron Giveaway!  Lorrie and Amelia over at Amelia’s Aprons have put together some apron patterns that are unique, simple, and fun—great for those beginner sewers out there or a creative gift for someone who likes to sew.  Lorrie has designed an Amish style apron pattern so that you…

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Apron Give Away in September

August 29, 2008
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Apron Give Away in September

Stay tuned for more details on our great giveaway starting in September…

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Encouraging Maturity and Responsibility in Young Daughters

January 18, 2008
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One of the many things I love about home schooling my children is that I am able to spend the majority of my time pouring my life into them.   Like all mothers, of course, there are times when I feel spent and in need of refueling.  My husband is so great to remind me of…

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Inspiring Daughters – Household Notebooks for Our Daughters

January 17, 2008
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Inspiring Daughters – Household Notebooks for Our Daughters

On New Year’s day, we created this years 2008 cover page for each of our notebooks using old country home type magazines we found at the paper recycling place.  We cut out pictures and words and had a grand time crafting, arranging, and gluing our book covers with meaningful home inspiring pictures and words. I…

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Grocery Shopping and Planning for a Large Rural Family

December 15, 2007
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Grocery Shopping and Planning for a Large Rural Family

As we have been making a huge transition this year in regards to living on a farm, I have had to make huge adjustments in how I grocery shop.  I wrote a concise book on how to save a ton of money on groceries using simple tips and tricks that will dramatically reduce your grocery bill, however,…

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Organizing the Week Series

July 23, 2007
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We have had a wonderful stream of visitors here at Vaughnshire (check out the Front Porch), however, I am gearing up to post a series about organizing the week.  Hopefully, some helpful insight into weekly home management organization along with the reality of how things are really run.  I don’t know about you, but my ideals and…

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This Is The Way We Wash Our Clothes

June 13, 2007
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This Is The Way We Wash Our Clothes

  I am doing laundry for my family today. I am teaching my younger sister how to do the laundry. The first thing I do is start the water. I set the machine on super plus because it was a full load of jeans. Next I checked to see that the water was on cold/cold.…

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Young Girlhood Work

June 13, 2007
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One thing I have noticed about the job I now have, that of a wife, mother and large family homemaker is that this job requires an enormous amount of multi-tasking, problem solving and ingenuity. I actually did not realize that being a mother of many children would take so much work.  My mom made it…

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Review on the Christian Homemakers Conference

March 19, 2007
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We thoroughly enjoyed the Christian Homemaker’s Conference last Saturday even amidst the technical difficulties and the fact that we heard and saw very little of it!  A group of ladies gathered in my area at a friend’s home and spent the day fellowshipping with other likeminded women.  Though we were unable to see and hear the…

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Remember ever being bored…

February 28, 2007
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Remember ever being bored…

I can not rack my brain to retrieve even a slight, faint memory of what boredom is? I am not sure. I secretly think that if I didn’t have to eat and sleep, I could get so much more accomplished, but thankfully that is not possible and those breaks for nourishment and sleep are much…

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1940’s Cooking Instructional Clip

February 22, 2007
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Our friends over at LAF have posted a very entertaining homemaking clip made in the 1940’s entitled “Cooking:  Terms and What They Mean” I thought this video clip was fitting to follow my post on ultra-convenience foods!  When I have time, I will post the actual video clip to my site.  My daughter enjoyed watching…

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Saving Our Boys from Feminism, part 2

January 29, 2007
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Several weeks ago, I wrote a post about Saving Our Boys From the Feminists in which I discussed the “gender blender” society that we live in today which seeks to feminize our boys and suggested some practical ideas we can do to encourage gender distinctives in our home schooling. We seek to give our children…

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