31 days of training my kids: favorite blogs

I have a confession to make: I don’t really like mom blogs.

Reason 1: At the end of the day, I want to think, read and look at something that has almost no connection to what I’ve been doing all day.

Reason 2: I find that even most Christian mom blogs have tendencies toward secular thinking, man-centered theology, or an imbalanced view of grace.

With that said, today I want to share with you the two blogs that are an immense help to me as a mom – and wife, and believer.

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Girl talk

This blog is by Carolyn Mahaney and her three daughters. I call this my “get up off the couch and do something blog.” It is encouraging and convicting. Their content goes way past the surface we’re so often content to stay at and digs to the deeper theological basis of womanhood. Many times at the end of the day after perusing other non-mom blogs, I come to this one and am so helped. So much that I usually find myself getting up off the couch to do dishes. Now that’s a blog I can use! (by the way, I don’t think they’ve ever mentioned getting up to do dishes, but rehearsing biblical truth has a way of spurring you on to that next step of obedience – which in my case is normally doing the dishes.)

They have a great sense of history, using examples, quotes and excerpts from godly men and women from the past.

The site also has the fun 52 home collection which features pictures of everyday home events in a way that make a mom smile.

Also on the site is a great list of resources, books and audio, many of which I’ve listened to.

I really hope you know about this blog already, but if you don’t please check it out! Even if you’re unfamiliar with the family, it will be a huge blessing and help.

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Femina

This blog is quite often hilarious. Again, a mother and daughters team, they are all gifted and humorous writers.

But they don’t cut a mom slack, and that’s what I love about them. They will probably describe exactly what’s happening in your day and point you to the biblical truth that will help you tomorrow.

I find that they are excellent at addressing the day-to-day issues of being a mom as well as the cultural issues that are specific to our society and even our generation of Christians.

Always there is the firm foundation of bringing glory to God, whether by thought, word or action.

If you have not read at this site before, please go! You’ll love it! I highly recommend it.

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Well, those are my favorites! What are yours?

6 thoughts on “31 days of training my kids: favorite blogs

  1. Oh, yes! LOVE Femina!! I think that is how I found your blog! I clicked on a comment you made. Wow, didn’t you love that “Gel-Pen Faith” post?
    “God isn’t interested in my strength. He is interested in my obedience in weakness. Do you hear that? God said enough with my hobbies and preferences. Let’s see about her obedience and faith.”
    Man! Here I thought God was interested in my “strength” in keeping the house tidy, but it’s the very thing that makes me grumpy! I will check out “Girl Talk” for sure! Thanks for sharing! I’m enjoying your 31 days!

  2. I agreed so much with a couple of your lines that I couldn’t pick which one to quote here in agreement! I have often clicked on other people’s links to mom blogs that say cliche-ish, cool phrases that aren’t profound or lastingly helpful. A lot of–Aw, even in the bad days, you’re a mom, and go hug on that kid, mush, mush, mush. I want something that cuts, convicts, and then encourages, because it’s Truth! Thanks for sharing. I’d heard about Girl Talk, but not Femina. I don’t read too many blogs (outside of yours and my sister’s :)), but maybe I will more often.

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