About


 "Women of God can never be like women of the world.
The world has enough women who are tough;
we need women who are tender.
There are enough women who are coarse;
we need women who are kind.
There are enough women who are rude;
we need women who are refined.
We have enough women of fame and fortune;
we need more women of faith.
We have enough greed; we need more goodness.
We have enough vanity; we need more virtue.
We have enough popularity; we need more purity."
~Margaret D. Nadauld

As Old-Fashioned Mothers...
  • We strive to grow closer to God and align our lives with His plan for us
  • We are dedicated to strengthening our marriages
  • We find nobility and purpose in motherhood
  • We honor and respect our husband's roles as protector and provider
  • We treasure children as the greatest gifts this life has to offer
  • We rejoice in virtuous femininity
  • We value our calling as nurturers
  • We love truth, learning, and homemaking
  • We emulate dedicated mothers of the past and present
  • We defend traditional womanhood, homes, and families

Welcome!

As you can probably tell, I am passionate about motherhood. In fact, I believe that motherhood is the greatest of all work a woman can do in this life!

I am an LDS (Mormon) homeschooling mother of twelve children, ages 19 down to 1 year old. I have always wanted a large family, but my definition of "large" keeps changing all the time...

My husband and I met in a community production of the musical "My Fair Lady" right after his return from serving an LDS mission. I was a senior in high school. (He loves to tell everyone that he finished "raising" me. *grin*) We've now been married for 21 wonderful years.

As a child and teen, I loved performing in musicals, plays and many choirs. I majored in Theatre Arts at Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho), and then as an adult, I continued to participate in community theatre as both a performer and director.

But one day, thanks to the inspired words of my dear husband, I stopped leaving my home to pursue my interests, and instead worked to become a better homemaker and mother.  I had been taught to have the spiritual conviction to be a "stay-at-home mom", but I had not availed myself of the tools or the time needed to learn the necessary skills to be successful. 

So I read books, talked to great women I admired, and worked hard to open my mind and change my paradigm about what femininity and motherhood meant to me in my life. The more I learned, the more I mourned over the time and efforts I had spent away from my little children and loyal husband. I also began to wonder why my generation had been so neglected in homemaking skills and education. And I also came to love the sacred calling and mission of MOTHERS.


Fast-forward to 2006...

I was searching for a website or blog that could help me strengthen and inspire me in my life's work. I found lots of lovely resources for women of almost every religion-- except my own, which is Latter-Day Saint, or Mormon. 

I was disappointed-- until the words of Gandhi came to my mind:
"BE the change you wish to see in the world."
And I stopped worrying about what resources weren't out there for me, and founded Old-Fashioned Motherhood!

So, why do I use the phrase "Old-Fashioned Motherhood"? I use this term because in my studies on the subject of homemaking, I have been astounded by the huge amounts of homemaking knowledge our fore-mothers had that has vanished from our modern world. However, I am so encouraged and inspired by all the women and mothers out there who are a part of the growing homemaking movement.

Enlightened women are recognizing that there is power and influence in nurturing our families and serving them in our homes!

If I can help even one mother to realize how beautiful and wonderful the work of motherhood is, I will feel I am fulfilling my mission.

Even if that one mother is me.


Our Eternal Family, 2013

I love my Savior, the Gospel, my life, my husband, my children, learning, homeschooling, motherhood, and making new friends! 

I pray that this blog will inspire and help you to stand strong and proud in a world that has yet to acknowledge the vital contributions that happen every day, all over the world, in the HOME.

May God bless you in the greatest role of a lifetime-- your role as MOTHER.

Love,
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