February 1, 2010 Lots of new links!! Scroll Down!!
You will never regret doing these
pelvic exercises---but you will regret it if you
Many times we are looking
for answers to questions we don't know how or where to ask. I
am trying to gather information, links and articles that will help
you in your mothering. That's why I am entitling this page
"Some Heart to Heart Thoughts on Motherhood and Parenting." I
want to encourage you in the best and most rewarding roll you could
Motherhood. Remember: as with ALL of the
information, suggestions, or encouragement, etc., everything here is
offered as peer advice or peer instruction. Pray. Read the
Word. Seek your Husband's wise counsel.
a little mouth to kiss;
here are two more feet
to make music with their
pattering about my
nursery. Here is a soul
to train for God, and
the body in which it
dwells is worth all it
will cost, since it is
abode of a kingly
tenant. I may see less
of friends, but I have
gained one dearer than
them all. Yes, my
precious baby, you are
welcome to your mothers
heart, welcome to her
time, her strength, her
health, to her most
tender cares, to her
life-long prayers! Oh
how rich I am, how
truly, how wondrously
Elizabeth Prentiss - Stepping Heavenward
The Apron: Motherhood's Uniform
Motherhood: The Life I... Wasted?
Motherhood… hands and feet of Jesus
Motherhood's Company Car... It's a Dream Car
I think you'll love this article by Carmon
God's Timing is Always Perfect
Have You Lost The Joy Of Motherhood?
Why Am I A Mommy?
Investing in Eternal Treasures
From a Mother’s Heart,
Enjoying the Journey By Cindy Rushton
Birthing Herbs This website
is dedicated to you...a woman. You may be in your teens,
planning a pregnancy, pregnant, just had a baby, breastfeeding
or perhaps in the season of your life past childbearing years
and enjoying your grandchildren! Whatever season you are
in, good health is probably a priority for you. We're here to
help make that easier for you. We have searched long and hard to
find some of the best products available. Please take a look at
the kinds of herbal products, teas, books, articles and
resources that we have...and so much more!
How to Prepare Children
to Cook With You in the Kitchen
There's a lot more
to cooking than just
Establishing a Peaceful Home
Encouragement to Stay At Home Moms
Parenting Programs Though they are quite
popular, and *DO* contain good ideas, I feel that the material presented by some ministries
is not wise for parents to use indiscriminately. You
may glean some good ideas from the books and tapes... but blanketly adopting all of the methods (in my opinion!) may not
be beneficial or healthy, for that matter. If you have
these materials, you must carefully and practically evaluate
them. Plus, when I studied the Scriptures given to support
various positions the authors hold, I saw error and
misrepresentation. When I began to question the methods
presented in one of the programs, I looked for evidence---not
just hearsay--- to support my disapproval was amazed at
the amount of information I located. You can read
To Train Up A Child
by Michael and Debi Pearl
you can order it from them,
or you can read it online here on our site
To Train Up A Child
There are some very controversial
in this book. USE WHAT YOU CAN!
Pray and apply what
the LORD leads you to do.
***You can read a critique of this book
by Douglas Wilson
TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BUSY MOTHERS:
SAVERS FOR MOTHERS!
Francie Williams -Above Rubies
Team, Woodridge, Australia;
and Delwyn McAlister -
Rubies Committee in New Zealand
The information on our site tends to be geared toward families
have many children in
While we do not lie or disobey the LORD
in order to be politically correct,
in obeying the LORD,
we also do not want to appear insensitive to
sisters in the LORD.
It is *NOT*
intention here or anywhere on our site to:
neglect/slight/ attack/put down/judge/hurt/ignore/ or
think less of
or any other or no
sons or daughters.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
We used to have a significant
number of articles by Nancy Campbell here, but the link addresses have
changed and so now I recommend that you see the
Above Rubies website and read articles there. Thank you.
I hope you find the articles you're looking for!
It doesn't matter the number of children you (will or won't, do or
don't) have, it does matter
that you are
settled with God---knowing He chooses and what He
chooses is best.
Quiver-full minded means that the
LORD is Lord of the Womb and is sovereign over the womb and
the marriage bed is undefiled.
It is the LORD's to open and close the womb.
He is our merciful
protector and provider.
The call to Emergency - 9-1-1
- What's the nature of
Caller: "My wife is
pregnant and her contractions
are only two minutes apart!"'
Dispatcher: "Is this
her first child?"
Caller: "What?! No!
This is her husband!"
A Mom by any
A woman named
Emily renewing her driver's license at the County
Clerk's office was asked by the woman recorder to state
her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to
classify herself. "What I mean is," explained the
recorder, "do you have a job, or are you just a . . .
"Of course I
have a job," snapped Emily. "I'm a Mom."
We don't list
'Mom' as an occupation . . 'Housewife' covers it," said
the recorder emphatically.
I forgot all
about her story until one day I found myself in the
same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The
Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient,
and possessed of a high sounding title like, "Official
Interrogator" or "Town Registrar".
"What is your
occupation?" she probed.
What made me
say it, I do not know. The words simply popped out. "I'm
a Research Associate in the field of Child
Development and Human Relations."
paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair, and looked up
as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title
slowly, emphasizing the most significant words. Then I
stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written in
bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.
"Might I ask,"
said the clerk with new interest, "just what you do in
any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply,
"I have a continuing program of research, (what mother
doesn't), in the laboratory and in the field, (normally
I would have said indoors and out). I'm working for my
Masters, (the whole darned family), and already have
four credits, (all daughters). Of course, the job is one
of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother
care to disagree.?), and I often work 14 hours a day,
(24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging
than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are
more of a satisfaction rather than just money."
There was an
increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she
completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me
to the door. As I drove into our driveway, buoyed
up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab
assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could
hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby),
in the child-development program, testing out a new
vocal pattern. I felt I had scored a beat on
bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as
someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind
than "just another Mom".
Motherhood . .
.. What a glorious career! Especially when there's a
title on the door.
Why God Made Mothers
...this is sweet
get out your
hankie for this one.
And remember... the MOMY's site is always a helpful site--loaded with the best of the best:
Are you in need of
fellowship with other women so that they
might help you on your journey as a
mother and homemaker?
Christian Mommies of Many Blessings
Kegel. You will never regret
doing these pelvic exercises---
but you will regret it if you don't.
- Why Do I have All These Kids? Beth Jones
a most excellent article for women!
- Here's a great Heart to Heart talk...
The site, in which the first article above is located, is Rebecca Prewett's: "The Family Corner"
http://www.fix.net/~rprewett/index.html At this site you will find many resources for the Christian family and home... by the way, the site is
NOT to be confused with TheFamilyCorner.com .
Do you believe in miracles?? This unforgettable story will surely touch your heart and give you hope:
For me, it
was the most
time of my
twins in my
And as I
but I knew
he must have
well- he was
as much as
I. So I
You see, I
of being a
not only in
area, but in
and of no
of them even
of their own
some of them
it. I didn't
want this to
soon as Mark
in the sight
of him and
up to his
father. As I
did with the
well. I made
him in not
but I made
sure that he
had no doubt
that I still
lover and my
I made sure
that I made
to say, to
meals and to
to him. He
was so proud
of each of
and was a
later on had
as well to
so as to
would not be
if we lost
What about The "Pill"
Is it an abortifacient? I asked this question to a very well known
"Pastor/Teacher" Bible scholar and author and his reply that it is not, was startling and bothersome to me... knowing in my heart that the pill and other contraceptives are contrary to God's perfect design,
even death to His design, I've sought to gather solid information to help with hard questions.
Please read these two articles...
and there are more on the net:
the big fix?
Should you endeavor to
repair past decisions to
prevent future blessings?
Should you consider sterilization
Husbands and wives:
Seek the LORD and His wisdom.
pray before making any decisions/plans.
Getting "fixed" is a misnomer... if it is/was working,
There are ALWAYS
to altering God's design.
big fix is a big LIE.
It is a lie.
seeks only to distort, kill and destroy God's creation.
We pray all
would repent of the sin of the big fix.
Spiritually and emotionally repent and turn from the
And if the LORD so leads, then seek to
done by believing the big lie. I don't even have
to tell you, though...
You already know:
the big fix is the big lie.
Here are some very helpful ministries:
[search Google also for Christian docs in your area]
The Lords Heritage
Welcome to The
Lords Heritage Reversal Ministry!
are an internet hosted, bible based, Christian sterilization
reversal ministry. We exist to support each other in our
walk to trust the Lord completely with our fertility and
family size. We do this through contributing financially to
the current families’ tubal reversal or vasectomy reversal
Sterilization Reversal Ministry
This is a new site location!
"Children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of your womb is a reward!
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
so are the children of your youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them."
Microscopic Vasectomy Reversals
Cary L. Leverett, M.D.
876 Loop 337 Bldg. C, Suite 302
New Braunfels, Texas
Phone (830) 625-2229 Fax (830) 629-9215
Here are some
more links to Docs who provide Vasectomy Reversals
I do not know
if they are Christian Docs or not... just FYI
Please don't "fix" something that isn't broken!
Getting "fixed" is a lie.
Trust the LORD... He will be found by you and He is faithful.
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering
of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and
sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were
fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture
fulfilled in your ears.
What's in a name?
Mothering... maternity, dressing & nursing
At a recent Above Rubies Retreat, I was admiring the sling a
lovely was using and then I met the dear woman who creates
beautiful products for mothers and babies. I would like to
introduce you to Avery. She's a loving mother who makes
some very special products for the care, comfort and ease for
you in caring for your babies and toddlers. Her slings are
quite lovely and have a generous amount of fabric that provides
an added benefit that will help you discreetly nurse your baby
in the sling. Here are some samples of her products and
you can visit her "Etsy" store:
Avery's Attic for many more products, along with ordering
and shipping information.
a sweet blanket, two different fabrics and satin binding;
then a blanket that will teach textures and colours
And here is the lovely sling that provides secure wearing and
discreet nursing of your baby
And one more view: An older baby in the sling
Avery's Attic for these and much more!
Maternity & Nursing Wear
Quality products and resources for
and mothers to be.
Be sure to take a look at our
Sewing & Crafts basket
Ergo baby slings & more
for your family:
You'll go coconuts
over this site!
The Home Grown Family
The official provider of Ergo Baby Carriers
and be sure and see the Home Grown Family Store! A
online store with lots of GREAT! products for mothers and
And the *best*
You will want to eat it by the spoonful! No kidding!
Thank you, Home Grown Family, for the delicious Coconut oil!!
More wraps and slings
You will never regret doing these pelvic
but you will regret it if you don't.
Don't get old and regret you didn't do these. Really.
Some day... One way or another you will find out this was true.
Diapering & More... Clothing
As she gazed
depth of her
her quite by
with its big
How soft was
had no babe
Eve knew it
was the same
the life of
a new living
and for the
it burst in
And she knew
that as a
as a mother
she took a
God, full of
her son to
and power of
Of the birth
a man with
the help of
To Pregnancy, Childbirth & Beyond