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    Mother to six Little Women and Two Little Men. Married to a Happy Mortician. Caretaker to goats, chickens and many, MANY bunnies. Photographer. Homeschooler. Lover of Jesus, coffee & tea and all things pink & vintage.


“Does she cry often? She seems so happy all the time…”

The question was asked at a recent church gathering, an enquiry about our little baby’s cheerful demeanour. Dressed in her sweet little church gown, her soft baby head covered in her lacy bonnet, I felt like I was holding a sweet little piece of Heavenly bliss. As baby #10 of this noisy imperfect but happy family, our little one is loved and held so often, completely adored.

“She’s a sweet baby,” I replied … “We try not to give her a reason to cry. Someone is always around to cuddle her…”

And so this is true. So many arms, so many little mothers, so many people wanting to hold our sweet baby.

“Where do you put her when you have things to do?” another person asked me, one afternoon when we were gathered in my kitchen for tea. She had — no doubt — looked around and noticed no baby carriers, baby seats or chairs, other than the old wooden high chair nestled in the corner of the kitchen.


“We just hold her!” I replied, smiling.

A few weeks spent in Africa during the early years of marriage made an impression on me – I noticed the mothers just held their babies. There were very few strollers, no bouncy chairs, just loving arms … and I noticed their babies are happier, held more, content and cuddled always by loving arms. The absence of fancy car seats, bumbo chairs and  “super saucers” did not seem detrimental in any way … in fact, it was just the opposite. These little babies were just tied to their mommas or older sisters and they were content and happy …

It was later in my motherhood years I read about how damaging a baby seat can be to a little one (if left in the seat for long periods of time) – so since then, we have always had ready arms, loving sisters and a momma willing to hold the littlest one.

I also read this, which opened my eyes to a new way of mothering. You can also read this article to echo my thoughts.

I suppose I am old school – or new school? – in my ideas of mothering babies. I have been told I am spoiling my babies, that I hold them too much, that they should cry more.

“It’s healthy for them to cry,” said one relative, much to my dismay, while visiting one Sunday afternoon.

Well, I firmly disagree!

If there was a lesson I could teach younger mothers in their new parenting journey is that time truly does slip through your fingers – enjoy those hours of rocking and holding and cuddling your little one. The best cradle is the mother’s arms. Your first year with your baby is so very important – it bonds you and your child together. Do not be discouraged by the hours you spend holding your baby – it is all worth it.


I suppose this is where I an a grandma in my thoughts … as Edgar Guest (my favourite poet) wrote in his following poem.

“They’re letting him cry!” said the grandmother gray;
“They’re letting him cry, and they’ve sent me away. 
They’re raising that baby on schedules and things;
They won’t have a cradle that teeters and swings;
They won’t let me rock him to sleep on my knee,
And his father and mother won’t listen to me. 

“That husband and father just laughed in my face
When I called their neglect of the child a disgrace.
‘The very idea,’ I said in my rage,
‘His mother was rocked every day at his age.
Hour after hour in my arms she would lie — 
No baby of mine was permitted to cry!”

“I suppose I know nothing of babies at all! 
I’ve only had four of my own that were small;
I’ve only rocked four on these knees which they spurn,
And now from my guidance and counsel they turn.
They’re training the baby. Well, take it from me, 
The best place to train one is right on your knee.

“It wasn’t my practice to sit calmly by
And go on with my sewing and just let them cry.
I fed when they hungered and not by the clock,
And I never begrudged the long hours I’d rock.
These new fangled-notions were wiser, they say — 
As if you could better a grandmother’s way!”



June 6, 2023 - 9:06 am

Gigi Oh, that is a wonderful time to have a baby! I love fall and winter babies!! Enjoy!

June 6, 2023 - 8:39 am

HomeofManyBlessings We are due to have a Fall baby! Theres nothing like cuddling a little one during the seasons changing.Picking apples,all the yummy pumpkin smells and the leaves falling.Sweet babies cuddle in that new knitted blanket I need to finish before it gets here.A season of change it will be!

June 6, 2023 - 8:35 am

Gigi Haven, I completely understand. I just tied the baby to me as much as possible and laid her on the bed/couch while I could not hold her. I just did my best to keep her near me, seeing me, etc. — this is how it worked with the younger ones. I remember tossing out the baby swing after I realized it was swinging my baby to sleep instead of being in my arms – it was a moment of realization. You can just do your best and understand that the first one or two years is very self sacrificing. ((hugs)) I completely understand what you mean.

June 6, 2023 - 12:46 am

Haven I loved reading this post, as well as the linked articles! If you don’t mind my asking, how did you do this before your older girls were able to help with the little ones? I have a 1-year-old and 6-month-old, and often find myself having to put the little one down so I can tend to the older one, or to supper, etc… I do wear him when I can, but he wears out from that after a while, as do I. Just seeking a little practical advice! ❤

June 5, 2023 - 7:13 pm

Gigi Yes,
I agree, Monica!

June 5, 2023 - 5:19 pm

Monica I wish I had learned this sooner. That it was OKAY to hold your baby. It makes PERFECT SENSE!! But that’s the great thing with having many children, you learn and get to improve and improve as the children come along. I cannot love this post enough. (And the pictures!!)

June 5, 2023 - 10:24 am

Gigi Laura, oh my, that is a tragic memory for a little one … that is so good that you can take your memories, however, and turn it into a positive by being the kind of mother you want your children to have. I know your children are blessed to have you near to them!
You are so sweet – thank you for the compliment. Still looking forward to meeting you in person one day!

June 5, 2023 - 10:10 am

Laura Jeanne This is a subject close to my heart Gillian, and I’m so glad you feel that way and are keeping your precious little one close. <3

It might sound strange to say, but my own first memory is of being a baby crying in my crib. I can still remember those baby thoughts I had – it was dark in my room but there was light in the hallway and I could hear my parents talking there. I KNEW they were there, and that they could hear me – why weren't they coming? Why, oh why didn't they come? Didn't they love me? I felt so alone and betrayed. I've had a lot of problems with anxiety and depression in my life, and I truly believe it started when I was a baby, because I did not feel safe and taken care of, and my brain got the message that the world was not a safe place. I am only now, in my 40s, learning now to retrain my brain to be calm.

God bless you Gillian. You're such a good mother. And if I may say, you are so beautiful! I love how you did your hair in these photos.

June 4, 2023 - 12:15 pm

Gigi Yes, Bobbie, I agree. Sweetly holding your baby after someone tells you to put them down – love it. 🙂
So good to hear from you and congratulations on your new baby to come! 11! Wow, that is amazing! When are you due? We are great in our new place. I hope you are doing well!

June 4, 2023 - 12:14 pm

Gigi Liz, very interesting! Yes, we are designed by the Creator to be soothing mothers.

June 4, 2023 - 11:35 am

Liz Agree! I practiced attachment parenting as well. I remember reading early on that your child is more likely to confide in you as a teenager because they know you will respond to their emotional needs. This stuck with me as I never confided in my parents as a teenager but wanted my own children to do so. I never let my kids cry it out and now that they are older, they are definitely more open with me than I was with my parents. I remember when they were babies and I would hear about people taking “sleep training” classes and it made me cringe. We’re biologically designed (milk lets down) to answer baby’s cries.

June 4, 2023 - 9:08 am

HomeofManyBlessings Such sweet pictures!! I’ve never liked it when people would tell me as a young mother to let my babies cry.That it makes them strong and independent.Because I will have things to do and I cant always be there and comfort them.That they need to learn early….Nope,never liked that.As an older mama now with 10 children and 1 on the way,they still tell me not to hold my child all the time for it will surely be spoiled rotten.I just gently smile and say ok.Then I focus more on them and their sweet little faces and hold them a little tighter.This is all I get with them at all these different stages in their lives.The baby stage is gone in the blink of an eye.But even as they get older…..I am always here when they need me. I think children need more comfort and way less of being ignored or allowing them to just cry it out.That seems cruel to me.Anyway…I love your home decor and all the pretty white blankets and baby bed coverings.!How are you all doing and are you loving your new home?

June 4, 2023 - 4:32 am

Gigi Thank you, Lillibeth!

June 4, 2023 - 4:32 am

Gigi Cathy, that is so sweet. I love to hear stories like that (and how can your children be that old already?! Wow!)…. so lovely to hear from you! 🙂

June 3, 2023 - 11:20 pm

Cathy Bray I never let my babies cry either. I had so many people tell me to let them cry but I just couldn’t. I thought it was cruel. My children are now 23 and 24 years old and I have such a wonderful relationship with them. They trust me and know that I will always be there for them. 🙂 xoxo

June 3, 2023 - 8:10 pm

Lillibeth Amen!

Happy Mother’s Day

“For years, while raising children, a mother’s time is never her own,
her own needs have to be kept in second place,
and every time she turns around a hand is reaching out and demanding something.
Hence, a mother raising children,
perhaps in a more privileged way even than a professional contemplative, is forced,
almost against her will, to constantly stretch her heart.”
Happy Mother’s Day to all my mothering friends out there … even if your day is just a regular day, know that the best gift of all is your family, your children and the memories you make within your home.
{Lariah is wearing her father’s baby gown …}
These precious moments surpasses flowers, adventures and gifts of monetary value. I’m so thankful to be a mother ten times over!
May 27, 2023 - 8:42 pm

Danessa stride You have a beautiful family! The children are growing so fast. Thank you for the tips on the roses, I had no idea that they should be covered in mulch, I have some I planted last year, I’m not sure if they are going to make it or not, still too early to tell, but I will definitely be covering them in mulch this winter. I am living in Grandfalls-Windsor, it’s in central Newfoundland. I have been busy in the garden and my greenhouse, it’s my favourite place to be, Blessings to you and your family!

May 18, 2023 - 9:50 am

Gigi Oh, Monica, I have such a long way to go to get to the Proverbs 31 status, but I’m a work in progress! xoxoxox Love you, my friend!

May 18, 2023 - 7:53 am

Monica Absolutely beautiful!! I know you feel soooo blessed, my dear friend. You are truly a Proverbs 31 woman!

May 17, 2023 - 4:05 am

Gigi Thank you, Rebecca- hope you had a lovely day with your family.

May 17, 2023 - 2:24 am

Rebecca Happy Mother’s Day!

May 15, 2023 - 3:52 am

Gigi Laura, I hope you had a lovely day. Looking forward to receiving your letter! 😉

May 14, 2023 - 5:39 pm

Laura Jeanne Happy Mother’s Day, dear friend! <3

Hope is in the Mud

Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help.

Gardening is an instrument of grace.
~M. Sarton



Fifty empty holes, lining the picket fence of our front yard, lay ahead of me and my mini crew.

Fifty holes dug out the day before the rain fell.

Fifty empty holes that would soon be filled with bare root pink roses – roses that once thrived in the southern region of Spain, brought over the ocean by Acadian settlers.

Fifty rose bush roots, with history dating back to the 1890s,  that represent hope — in our future.

In the distance, fisherman bobbed up and down on the bay waves, half blanketed by a heavy grey fog. The air was still and calm.

My shovel thunked in a plod of red Prince Edward Island soil as I covered up the roots of one of the plants. Just bare roots. No plant to speak of … just buried hopes.

“If we work together, we’ll be done sooner and we can go inside and have lunch,” I encouraged my two man/girl crew, as we continued to fill the holes. “Just imagine how beautiful this hedge will be!”


Chilled, they worked steadily, filling each hole with the bare rose bush root, and topping it off with a bit of our family magic formula: CPT. (Ahem. Commonly known as Cow P**h Tea.)

The cold May spring rain drizzled down upon our heads. Our fingers tingled with the tiny biting left-over winter chill … a cool spring by island standards, but my gardener heart was still hopeful.

“Wouldn’t it look lovely with a hedge of pink roses around our front yard?” I had suggested, earlier that winter, to my patient husband. Huddled inside our home with snow whirling around our farmhouse walls, I’m sure was hard to picture the vision I had in mind. But I could see it. And I had faith in things to come.

And now, a few months later, the rough-looking soggy cardboard box had arrived with the morning post. The box was quickly opened and the roots revived … and into the soil they went. A shovel full of dirt, a splash of CPT and a covering of green grass from the yard. We cannot live without hope … and we cannot live looking backwards. We must look forward – with hope.

Fifty holes of beautiful things to come …

But if we hope for what we do not see,
we wait for it with patience.

May 18, 2023 - 4:10 am

Gigi Danessa, I love roses, too! An absolute favourite! I think the best thing about summer is seeing all the flowers bloom! I have so many roses now, it’s so wonderful. These roses came from Nova Scotia – I will email you the man’s information. Did you mulch over your roses for the winter? I have found that does wonders! So far, all of my rose bushes have survived, if I do that. (and not just the hardy type, but the regular type from the garden centres. This year I am planting a Dave Austen rose and am going to do the same for the winter time. After pruning for the fall, make sure to cover all the way up the stems with mulch so nothing of the rose bush is exposed. I hope that helps! Let me know how your roses do this year!
P.S. In what part of Newfoundland are you?

May 17, 2023 - 7:10 pm

Danessa stride I adore roses, I planted two in my garden last year, fingers crossed they survived winter! I would love to know what variety and where you purchased from, because we have the same climate here in Newfoundland, I want to add more to more garden in the future! I can picture the roses against that white fence, I will be beautiful!

May 13, 2023 - 6:14 am

Kirsty Porter I am from Australia. I just adore roses, especially heirloom varieties. I love the history and the connection to something our great great great grandmother might have grown in her garden. The old varieties are so timeless, hardy and beautiful.

May 13, 2023 - 4:35 am

Gigi Hello Kristy, it will take a few years but it will be worth it. These are a heirloom variety, a heritage rose that is suited for our climate. They are also grown wild all over the island – it’s so beautiful! They are not a nursery variety. I have nursery varieties in my other gardens, however. Where are you located?

May 13, 2023 - 3:59 am

Kirsty Porter Your rose hedge will look amazing I’d love to know the variety you planted.

May 11, 2023 - 4:44 pm

Mom (Gigi’s Momma) Such a bunch of HARD working children!! Bless them xoxo

May 7, 2023 - 7:43 pm

Gigi Amen, Laura!!

May 7, 2023 - 4:01 pm

Laura Jeanne Oh, how lovely! I look forward to seeing the beautiful photos that I know you will be sharing in the future. And I like what you said about having faith in what is to come…so much of the good part of life requires that of us, don’t you think? We will rarely do anything new if we don’t have faith that the results will be worth it. <3

May 6, 2023 - 9:08 am

Monica It will all be so beautiful!!!

Build Up Your Home Library {The Lilac Library}

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” 
– Cicero


One of the best words of advice in my motherhood and homeschooling journey was to build up your own home library. 

In a world of every changing politics and morals and seeing history literally being erased or changed, a home-based library – filled to the brim with wonderful, solid living books is quite an asset to your family.

While going to the library was once a joy and a delightful outing many years ago, now, in this new day and age, I would be very hesitant to visit a library with my little ones, not knowing what books would be featured on the shelves.

If we could no longer go to the library, then the library should be brought to us.

And so …

Over the past 15 years, I have been building it up, buying books of all kinds – not just for light reading, but books we can learn from, study, use as a reference, gain knowledge and incorporate as our own personal homeschool library. You can find books on weather, birds of North America, science and medical history, language and poetry, great fiction and classics … it has been a treasure hunt to find some of the books, but it has been a great journey. Of course, I’m not finished building up the library yet – there are a few books, I’m sure, that I still need to locate! {This set, for example, is needed for my growing boys! I have had years of finding books for the girls in my family, but now with three young sons, my eyes are set on building up the boy library.}

Can one ever have too many books?! I don’t think so!

But the problem with so many books is … of course … storage!

We have four large bookshelves (floor to ceiling) already full in our house – but we still had books that were in storage from our move two years ago. Thinking about this issue, I envisioned a built in bookshelf in the little nook of a room that is just off our kitchen. It was just a random room, too small to be a big living area, but not needed for anything other than … well, a nook. I have called it The Little Library ever since we moved into this home, even though it only housed a few books for the smaller children, tucked away on a shelf I found stored in our barn when we moved.

One morning, I woke up with inspiration to clean out this room (which was filled with mismatched furniture and seemed to be a junky sort of room, in my opinion) and create a built in bookshelf and creating a cozy reading area.

With the help of my handy husband (ladies, always marry a man who can work around the house!) … and with some labour of love from my girls … we put together this lovely Lilac Library for home —and with a few weeks to spare … just in time to use it before the nice weather draws us all outdoors for the rest of the summer. Now, we have organized and set up the library to house all the books that were still in storage.

And yes, we painted it purple – as these two items were inspiration to us (a beautiful gift from a friend in Orangeville and a sweet little footstool I found in a local thrift store recently). I was hesitant to use purple as it is a colour that can go wrong, if you get the wrong shade! And it did go wrong – we had to tone down the purple quite a few times to find the shade that we liked.

But in the end, we were happy – a cozy, sweet nook of a library to cuddle up and read a book during stormy afternoons or for the upcoming winter and cooler months …








There’s an old ladder in our barn that I would like to use for our library ladder – I just need to find the hardware for it to be a rolling ladder … because that certainly would be more fun to reach those tops shelves with a darling rolling library ladder!


Ladies, keep working on your homes — making it cozy and inviting, a place that is special for you and your children … and keep building up the library on your shelves. It will be worth it.

P.S. This is a lovely jar of antique marbles, given to my boys from a new friend we have made. The gentleman gave the boys the marbles that he had collected as a young boy – I was thrilled to put the marble jar in our little library, and double thrilled to find out we already owned a resource book on how marbles are made! That’s what I am referring to, moms … to have books on hand for most subjects that will be interesting for your family.


April 23, 2023 - 10:51 am

Janine This is such a lovely room! With darling children to boot! 🙂

I’m so impressed with what you did. I have a huge bookcase like this in my living room. I agree with EVERYTHING you said! I have books in every room of the house + boxes of books that are for younger kids but I can’t let them go. They are waiting for my grandchildren. I also have marbles. They are in a tin but now I’m going to go find a glass jar to show them off!

April 20, 2023 - 3:58 am

Gigi Teresa, that is exactly my point. They are doing the same thing in Canada. I was not raised in a public school system so I cannot compare the educations from then to now but I do know if it not an environment of godly learning, that is for sure!

April 19, 2023 - 7:37 pm

Teresa Hello friend, what a lovely room..and no you can not have too many books!! (wink) My daughter said ‘the way the world is going. keeping our homeschool bible based history books is probably a good idea, or it maybe gone forever and our grandchildren will never know how America began as a Christian nation.” We don’t have a library room, it is a dream of mine. My daughters has their books in their room, and I have a bookcase in the living room. Maybe one day we can turn a room into a library. Hugs to you ~ I would love to see your book collection it looks like a nice one.

April 19, 2023 - 6:50 am

Gigi Hi Amy — I did before we moved … I will have to check!

April 18, 2023 - 7:54 pm

Amy Do you have the Ralph Moodie series? Good for boys and girls but especially for boys

April 18, 2023 - 3:46 pm

Gigi Monica, I am drawn to the room, too, also a great room for nursing the baby and having some privacy at times. 🙂
And you are so right with the fines from the library – I’m not good at returning them, even if I tried…

April 18, 2023 - 3:45 pm

Gigi Laura, so glad you have your cozy spot to read, as well! You’ll have to send me some photos. 🙂
And I love that we both have purple in our homes! I had a purple dining room in the last home …

April 17, 2023 - 6:52 pm

Laura Jeanne Gillian, how absolutely perfect! The “toned down” purple of your library nook is exactly the same colour my bedroom is painted, so I don’t think I have to tell you that I absolutely love it. What a blessing to have this sweet little area to use for this purpose. And what glorious natural light comes in from that big window!

I too, have been organizing new bookshelves that my husband just built in the room on our main floor which was our computer room/home office. Our room certainly isn’t as charming as yours, but still, it’s glorious to finally be able to display all our books in a way that does them justice. And I have already been finding it handy for homeschooling purposes, because when I need a particular book I know just where to find it! I also found some plain white bookends on Amazon that help a lot in making me feel like our little room is a “real” library. 🙂

April 16, 2023 - 4:55 am

Gigi Oh definitely, I am so sad to see the progression of takeover during that particular month.
Yes, I love all the books you just mentioned! There are so many good books to read!

April 16, 2023 - 4:54 am

Gigi Oh Ruthie, yes, can you keep some of the books for grandchildren? Books do take up a lot of room, but if you can keep the special ones, that would be nice. Some of the older books are so very hard to find now.

April 16, 2023 - 1:08 am

Ruthie When I saw this post, I just had to ask my daughter to read it with me. She’s an avid reader, so she just loves the idea of your library! I am past my homeschooling years and have a friend that wants to help me pack/give away my school books. I kept procrastinating because it’s been such a huge part of our lives, so this is such a great idea! Now, to find a little nook ☺️

April 15, 2023 - 8:59 pm

Regina Shea I love books of all kinds but my favorites are the classics. I just obtained a third copy of Little Women. I think I now have two Anne of Green Gables, two Pride and Prejudice and of course the three Little Women I mentioned all with different covers. I understand what you mean about the libraries. I won’t go during June and I won’t visit any of the library website because of “Let’s celebrate our sin month” aka Pride Month.

April 15, 2023 - 6:53 am

Monica It is so very lovely. I would be drawn to it myself (with it being right there by the kitchen….I would be distracted from cooking…haha)…. You have such a gift to create cozy, beautiful, old-fashioned spaces! I thought of another reason not to visit the library…FINES. Who can possible get the books back on time, every time?! Not us. In fact, I dropped by the library a couple of weeks ago and I still have the books…yikes. So another point is that with a home library, nothing has to be hurried to get the books back before you have to pay fines. (*must make a mental note to return books*)….I loved this post!

April 15, 2023 - 4:45 am

Gigi Thank you, Mrs. White. Yes, it does take a long time. I have told the girls when they homeschool their own children, I will be here for them to use as a resource library… 🙂

April 14, 2023 - 9:13 pm

Rebecca I love it! So cozy and fun! We also have built several built-in bookcases in our home, but I always need more book space! I recently turned one of our hutches into a bookcase in our homeschool room. And I agree about the library. I have fond memories of going to the library and discovering good books, but I don’t ever take my own kids. I choose to just buy the books myself.

April 14, 2023 - 5:36 pm

Mrs. White This is excellent advice. It takes years to build up a home library of quality books. You are doing a great job! Your bookcases are stunning. I love the library room you created. Your family will cherish it! God bless you!

A Christian Home

In a world of darkness, let us be the light.
We’re certainly not perfect … but we are aiming for this:

“O give us homes built firm upon the Saviour,
Where Christ is Head, and Counsellor and Guide;
Where ev’ry child is taught His love and favor
And gives his heart to Christ, the crucified:
How sweet to know that tho’ his footsteps waver
His faithful Lord is walking by his side!

O give us homes with godly fathers, mothers,
Who always place their hope and trust in Him;
Whose tender patience turmoil never bothers,
Whose calm and courage trouble cannot dim;
A home where each finds joy in serving others,
And love still shines, tho’ days be dark and grim.




O give us homes where Christ is Lord and Master,
The Bible read, the precious hymns still sung;
Where prayer comes first in peace or in disaster,
And praise is natural speech to ev’ry tongue;
Where mountains move before a faith that’s vaster,
And Christ sufficient is for old and young.

O Lord, our God, our homes are Thine forever!
We trust to Thee their problems, toil, and care;
Their bonds of love no enemy can sever
If Thou art always Lord and Master there:
Be Thou the center of our least endeavor:
Be Thou our Guest, our hearts and homes to share.”


March 20, 2023 - 6:21 am

Mom (Gigi’s Momma) I love this poem. So beautiful and true! xoxo

March 18, 2023 - 7:53 pm

Rachel Such a beautiful family picture and song!

March 15, 2023 - 8:33 pm

Gigi Thank you, Danessa! Hope you are enjoying these last few weeks of winter … spring will be here soon!

March 15, 2023 - 8:32 pm

Gigi Laura, thank you, sweet friend. Did you receive my note in the mail?

March 15, 2023 - 8:26 pm

Laura Jeanne Gillian, what a beautiful, beautiful photo! I am so happy that your family exists as a bright light shining in the darkness of this world. God bless you. <3

March 15, 2023 - 7:37 pm

Danessa stride What a lovely family, your girls have turned into beautiful ladies! Blessings to you and your family.

March 15, 2023 - 1:55 am

Mom Oh my heart is so full

March 14, 2023 - 6:11 pm

Gigi P.S. Erin, these dresses are from Amazon … but if you are in the U.S., you have a much better selection than us poor Canadians! It is very hard to find good dresses here. I wish I could order from the states but crossing the border makes the dresses way too expensive for us.

March 14, 2023 - 6:09 pm

Gigi Erin, you are so right. Today’s world is not very feminine for girls and women. In fact, you cannot tell the difference between boys and girls sometimes in their clothing choices. Dressing femininely is something I love! We have chosen to wear dresses from the beginning of childhood (when my eldest was about 6 years old); the girls understand why it is important for them to dress differently than boys because we have talked about it from the beginning. While the older girls could very easily dress like the rest of the world, they choose to dress this way and I am grateful! I’m one to start things with gusto 🙂 … so when I decided to get rid of pants those many years ago, I found it very easy to just start fresh with skirts and dresses. I wouldn’t go back – I love wearing dresses!

March 14, 2023 - 4:46 pm

Kristal Such a beautiful family photo!

March 13, 2023 - 10:57 pm

Erin Lynn You have the most amazing family photos!!! The girls dresses are all lovely! Where in the world do you find such gloriously feminine clothing? And how do you get your daughters on board with dressing more femininely in todays jeans, tshirts, and leggings world without mandating? You are to be commended.

March 13, 2023 - 8:43 am

Mrs. White The quote you shared is inspiring and lovely. You have such a beautiful home and family. Peace be upon your house and blessings from our dear Lord.

March 13, 2023 - 8:40 am

Monica One of my favorite families in the world! I love this poem, it reflects exactly how I feel about my family as well. I love this beautiful picture of your precious family. Look how handsome the boys are and growing oh so big!