April 17, 2014

Feeding a Large Family Healthy Meals on a Budget


By Contributing Writer Candace at Sacred Mommyhood So what exactly constitutes healthy eating?  I realize that we will all define healthy eating a bit differently.  Some may define it as homemade meals rather than fast food or convenience meals, and some may define eating healthy as an all raw and organic diet.  Whatever your definition is, there are always ways to squeeze more healthful … [Read more...]

Keeping Peace in the Home for the Holidays: A Podcast


I had the privilege of discussing and recording a podcast with the ladies of High Five Moms. Such a great group of women, I felt so honored to get to chat with them online as we shared our hearts on the topic of keeping peace in the home during the holiday frenzies season. We all agreed that it's so important to slow down, spend time together as a family, to keep it simple, and all the moms … [Read more...]

Boys Fight

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According to Google, this is a commonly searched for phrase.  And if anyone understands why, I do. Boys fight. They just do. I have had countless discussions with mothers of "mixed gender" families (meaning they have both boys and girls in their family) over the years about this.  Many of them have expressed to me that girls fight, too.  They say that their girls fight with their brothers … [Read more...]

Why We Don’t Allow Our Children to Say They’re Starving

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It's not uncommon to hear people use the expression, "I'm starving!" as dinner time approaches and growling tummies await food that they can smell from the kitchen. I said it my whole life.  My husband used to say it.  We used to hear our own children say it. But that changed a few years ago when my husband came back from a mission trip to Swaziland.  He hadn't been back long when one of … [Read more...]

A Clean House and Teamwork

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I'm definitely not the best person to ask how to keep your home clean regularly.  Because on any given day, if you come over uninvited, you're sure to crunch a path of Cheerios on the way to the sofa.  You'll probably sit on folded (or even un-folded) laundry that may or may not be in the process of being put away.  If you dare to use the bathroom while at our house (we have seven boys so far, … [Read more...]

Books We’re Reading


The High Five Moms are sharing what books they're reading today. I snickered to myself a little bit when I read what today's topic was because, honestly, besides the Bible, I haven't applied myself to reading for ME in quite some time. I was thinking about this yesterday and how it seems so wrong to me, being the bookworm that I am, that I haven't read much lately.  I used to always be … [Read more...]

Green Plants for Indoors


I've always loved indoor plants.  I think they are beautiful.  They add a vibrant splash of lively color to any room.  They help cleanse the air inside our homes.  And sometimes, you can even use them for simple home remedies. Like the aloe vera plant! I grew up with this plant in our home, and any time I had a sunburn, bugbite, or other skin irritation, my mom or dad simply cut  a … [Read more...]

Boys: The Way They Learn

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Sometimes it's overwhelming.  The thought of raising eight sons to be godly men. Strong. Courageous. Responsible. Integrous. LEADERS. And it all starts the moment they're born.  From the second they're placed on my chest to be nurtured and loved, til the moment they leave our home to start their own family with their wife, the pressure. is. on. If you've read much on this … [Read more...]

It’s a Season


There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.  Ecclesiastes 3:1   My oldest son stands tall as he walks up to me in the kitchen, eagerly displaying his ever-growing stature.  Just two more inches and he'll be taller than me. It seems like just yesterday when my world was turned upside down, the day he was born, the day I knew I would never be the … [Read more...]

Teaching God’s Word to Children

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There's no greater privilege and responsibility than that of teaching our children the Word of God.  Proverbs 22:6 says that if we train our children in the way they should go, they won't turn from it when they grow older.  I want my children to stay on the right path, so there's no time to waste. I believe that by following the Deuteronomy 6 guide, we can successfully teach our children not … [Read more...]