A Little Life

“The mother has then so much in her power
that she can not only determine to a great extend what kind of infancy the child shall have,
but also whether her own duties therein shall be heavy or light.


{preparing dinner before 8:30 a.m. in the morning;
this daily habit makes my day run so much more smoothly}

{Lariah is held and loved by so many!}

By attending strictly to her own health, adhering to natural laws,
living simply and wholesomely, she can alsmost ensure the bodily health of the child;

{bread dough rising on my Hoosier}

and by keeping her mind calm and even, avoiding worry, and cultivating cheerfulness and contentment, she thus moulds the disposition of the child to a far greater extend than she dreams of.

{a flight of fancy, making cupcakes one afternoon for the little ones}

The woman who lives in a condition of perpetual nervous excitement and worry
before the birth of her child, who is fretful, complaining, impatient of the discomfort of her condition, need not be much surprised if her baby be fretful and difficult to rear. 

{Lavender, holding her little sister while reading to mommy in the quiet of my bedroom}


It is not too much to ask from thoughtful Christian women,
who at heart feel their responsibility and their high privilege, than nothing shall be lacking on their part to make the child given to them by God a moral, mental, and physical success.

{dressed for church; a beautiful hand knit sweater from my sweet neighbour!}

{10 babies and this will never get old to me! Thank you, Lord, for my blessings!}

We are careful in all other departments of life to try and obtain the best — why not here?
Is the human life less precious, human souls of less account, than merchandise?”

~ Courtship, Marriage and the Gentle Art of Home-Making


{a blissful moment of Luther and Lariah napping together in my room}

March 9, 2023 - 4:52 am

Gigi Thank you, Teresa! (hugs)

March 7, 2023 - 11:14 pm

Teresa I found your lovely, inspiring blog when you was expecting Lavender ~ my how she has grown. I can not get over how alert the baby is now, such beautiful bright eyes. Gigi, keep posting ~ you are helping so many mothers,wives and homes. I hope one day we will get to meet in person…take care sweet friend.

March 3, 2023 - 11:36 pm

Rachel Thank you for the corner of sweetness you are in this world! Appreciate your blog and the important values you cherish and seek to uphold.

March 1, 2023 - 1:27 pm

Jen Lariah looks like Lyla to me!!So precious! These photos are so beautiful.

February 28, 2023 - 7:49 pm

Gigi Emily, congratulations on our new little baby boy! What a precious chapter of life for you! Enjoy every moment.

February 28, 2023 - 5:48 pm

Emily Robinson Thank you so much for your lovely post. Im 21 and have a 5 week old baby boy (my first) and your posts are so encouraging. Someday I’d love to have a family and home like yours!

February 28, 2023 - 12:40 pm

Gigi Mrs. White, thank you.You have been an encouragement to me!

February 28, 2023 - 12:39 pm

Gigi Michelle, you are so kind. Simple living is challenging in this high tech, fast paced world.

February 28, 2023 - 10:51 am

Michelle Thank you for encouraging my heart and life…as you always do with you posts…way of living!! You and your family are such blessings. I find myself going back and reading your posts, as they are continual help and encouragement for me as a wife, mother, keeper of my home, teacher. I really appreciate your simple living. I feel like I need so much of this in my life. Thank you! Thank you!

February 28, 2023 - 8:06 am

Mrs. White This is so peaceful, encouraging, and inspiring. You present a lovely, old fashioned home as something beautiful and worth cultivating. God bless you and your family!

February 28, 2023 - 3:26 am

Ruthie Dear Gigi, What a wonderful job you’re doing rearing the next generation of mothers and fathers…mommas that will love the blessings God gives them…fathers who will care for and protect their families. Just beautiful ❤️ Ruthie