"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Sunday, December 4, 2011



We plan to start a new link-up day twice a month or so where everyone here can either link to their own blog or share in the comment section various simple but valuable tips that they believe every woman of the house should know.  Everything from recipes, cleaning, education, saving money, clothing, spiritual comfort - anything that can immediately benefit other mothers in the things they take care of on a daily basis.

We were going to call this new link-up idea "Sharing the Wealth," but that phrase just seems to leave a sour taste in our mouths these days, so we decided to call it "From the Hearth," and since the hearth is usually the central gathering place for warmth and fellowship and all around homeyness, it seemed to fit nicely.

We will have a topic to post on for each link-up, so we can stay organized and make it easier for people to know what to share each week. One week it could be recipes.  One week, cleaning methods/products.   One week, money saving tips.  One week, a more specific topic like great uses for baking soda.  One week, links to articles, sites, quotes, or posts you've written on your own blog that provide spiritual encouragement or comfort in our vocations at home.

We'll just start slow with this and see how it goes and what works for everybody.
The main goal of this is to find an easy and fun way to interchange valuable knowledge and wisdom for the advancement of our homemaking skills and home being presence.

But remember, this is a NO PRESSURE blog.  Post if you want.  We're all learning as we go here.
And always remember - IT'S JUST US!  :)

See you at the first From-the-Hearth link-up soon!

(Also, if you have any ideas of how you believe this website can serve you and other mothers in a practical way, please email us.  Thank you!)


  1. Sounds great. I just posted a dinner recipe on my blog. I like giving and receiving gifts.
    - Michelle

  2. Good idea!
    I wonder if Kathy S. knows about this blog?

  3. I know. Kathy's got some great recipes up her sleeve! Someone with a blog should host one or two or three of her recipes!

    But Michelle's got one now, so we're all going to be blessed!