Reformation Day Beard Baby

Cultivating Family Traditions on Reformation Day

My children greeted me with “Happy Reformation Day!” this morning. It was so precious. I am so thankful that we have this time every year that we set aside specifically to focus on learning sound doctrine and exploring Church history. Sure, we study these things at other points during our year, but this is something we all look forward to in a unique way. I absolutely love cultivating family traditions that will follow us for years to come, don’t you? Here is a video of my children wishing you a Happy Reformation Day on our Talking Mom2Mom Facebook Page. I want to share with you some of the Reformation Day traditions that we have created, as well as the resources … Read more

Help Your Homeschooler Overcome Fear and Make Friends

Help Your Homeschooler Overcome Fear and Make Friends

“A man that hath friends, must shew himself friendly.” Proverbs 18:24a (KJV) When I was a little girl, my Granny would tell me that verse. I wasn’t particularly in want of friends, that came naturally to me. And for years, I thought that was the entire verse. It took my coming to Christ to completely grasp the wisdom of her words, and to learn the entire verse. It wasn’t long before I found myself repeating that verse to my own kids. All of it. Loneliness in the Family You can have an entire gaggle of kids and still have a lonely little one in the bunch. As moms, we want to wrap our lonely little one up or spend extra … Read more

Raising Daughters and Teaching Them About Biblical Modesty

Raising Daughters and Teaching Them About Biblical Modesty

So what does God say about modesty?  Understanding what modesty is by defining it according to God’s terms can help us answer that question as we strive to train our daughters to glorify God in both body and soul. God’s truths are timeless, not old-fashioned. Before, we look at God’s Word, let’s peek at what Webster’s 1828 Dictionary 1 has to say… Defining Modesty MOD’ESTY, noun [Latin modestia.] That lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one’s own worth and importance. In females, modesty has the like character as in males; but the word is used also as synonymous with chastity, or purity of manners. In this sense, modesty results from purity of mind, or from the fear of disgrace … Read more

Learning how to embrace our age as women

Protecting Our Girls From Vanity: Embracing Our Age {PART 3}

We are at the end of our series now on Protecting Our Girls From Vanity.  Yesterday’s installment Painting Over God’s Workmanship, Part 2 discussed exactly how we as mothers are leading our daughters astray. Often women hide behind outward veils in order to cover those things which they do not particularly like about themselves.  However, when we understand properly that our identity should be found in Christ and not the things of this world then our assessment of ourselves should drastically change.  When we fail to put our faith in Christ and constantly worry about our appearance we are actually training our daughters to do the same even if unintentionally. A Lasting Impression I have always been eternally thankful to … Read more

Are you painting over God's workmanship?

Protecting Our Girls From Vanity: Are You Painting Over God’s Workmanship? {PART 2}

In Part 1 of this series yesterday, Protecting Our Girls From Vanity: Guarding Against Worldly Self Esteem, we discussed the source of eternal joy.  Our world desires to see our children become self confident, independent, and happy.  Where this modern ideal might not seem so bad on the outside, when it is unwrapped we realize it is devoid of God and His Gospel. Teaching our daughters to seek self for assurance and happiness leads them away from the Cross.  Teaching our daughters to seek Christ for their identity and joy leads them straight to life eternal with Him.  We teach our girls these truths through the Scriptures and by our own example. Mother, did you know that how you view … Read more

Guarding our Girls Against Vanity

Protecting Our Girls From Vanity {PART 1}

Do you wrestle with low self esteem? Many women, mothers in particular, have very low self esteem.  We can understand why.  With all of the media out there promoting an unattainable body image and all of the products marketed to create a “better” you, how could we not feel as though we were missing something? We could maybe even follow the source of our poor confidence back to deep childhood roots.  It is a tragic scene when a father does not love his daughter properly or thoroughly.  It is very difficult to overcome when a mother neglects to give her child the attention and guidance she craves.  It is often easy to see where it all fell a part, and … Read more