Why I Still Tuck My Teens in Bed at Night

Why I still tuck my teens in bed at night. @ AVirtuousWoman.org

When my oldest kids {the first three} were still little, bedtime was difficult to say the least. No one wanted to go to bed. What they wanted was me. Inevitably a lot of crying ensued. I was a young mom, and at that time I really looked forward to bedtime. I wanted some time to myself. There isn't really anything wrong with wanting some down time in the evening, so don't think that's what I'm saying. It's just that it was so frustrating for everyone involved. My oldest is 24 years old now. … [Read more...]

It’s hard being the baby of the family.

It's hard being the "baby" of the family. @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I have five kids of my own. They range in ages - nicely spaced, if I do say so - as of right now, my son is 24, and my girls are 20, 18, 14, and 11. I am so thankful they all get along pretty well and seem to have a close relationship with each other. We love to play games together, go hiking together, and camping together. In fact, we do most things together. Well, my two oldest are gone from home most of the time these days, but we still love doing things together. Since we have … [Read more...]

Family Worship with Little Ones

How to Have Family Worship with Your Little Ones @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I received the following question on my post, The Blessings of Family Worship, and thought it was such a great question that I should share my answer with all of you! How to Have Family Worship with Little Ones Q: This sounds so beautiful and what I hope for my family. But I am just not sure how to do family worship right now. My son is only 1 1/2 and only says 5 words. I’m not sure how to engage him in this. What tips do you have for doing family worship with really little kids? [Tweet "Learn … [Read more...]

Seasons of Motherhood

Seasons of Motherhood @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Seasons of Motherhood I've had five children of my own. I remember the early days, when I just had two and they were little. My oldest child, was quite the handful. I struggled on a daily basis to figure out how to best discipline him, keep him out of trouble, and enjoy being his mom. We used to go to the park every day when the weather was nice. I'd pack a picnic lunch and we'd feed the ducks, and while he played on the playground I'd push Sarah - who was just a year old - in the … [Read more...]

Co-Sleeping & The Family Bed

The Benefits and Risks of Co-Sleeping and the Family Bed @ AVirtuousWoman.org

From Chaos to Calm: Day 65 You can read the rest of the devotions in the From Chaos to Calm series here. Perhaps this idea seems counter productive considering, yesterday we talked about how to keep the romance alive, but it needn't be so. If you are creative, nothing will keep you and your husband from sharing special time together! I have always been a supporter of co-sleeping with babies and children. Especially during the breastfeeding years. I slept with each of my children when they … [Read more...]