Grand Opening! Lilies of the Field is a new online clothing store celebrating their grand opening with a giveaway you won’t want to miss! Busy women of all ages will appreciate this lifestyle inspired store, especially those who need to be reminded to put themselves at the top of their “To Do List.” Lilies of the Field knows that by putting you first, you’ll be … Continue reading Lilies of the Field Online Clothing Store and Give-Away!
A New Look at How to Glorify God in Your Body
What is beauty?
Some say beauty fits in a size 0. Some say beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Some say beauty is only skin deep. Some say beauty is only a quality of the heart. Some say beauty is truth. Some say beauty is a lie. Some say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some say beauty is as beauty does. Some say Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly are beautiful. Some say everyone is beautiful. Some say beauty is divine. Some say beauty is corrupting.
From all this confusion, one idea emerges clearly: The world knows beauty matters. They talk a lot about it, write poetry and paint paintings celebrating it, and spend $160 billion dollars a year on it. But what’s equally clear is that they don’t know what it is. The question is: Do we?
Kay Hymowitz turns her usual laser-sharp powers of research and deduction on a popular feminist myth that just won’t die–the wage gap:
Early this past spring, the White House Council on Women and Girls released a much-anticipated report called Women in America. One of its conclusions struck a familiar note: today, as President Obama said in describing the document, “women still earn on average only about 75 cents for every dollar a man earns. That’s a huge discrepancy.”
It is a huge discrepancy. It’s also an exquisite example of what journalist Charles Seife has dubbed “proofiness.” Proofiness is the use of misleading statistics to confirm what you already believe. Indeed, the 75-cent meme depends on a panoply of apple-to-orange comparisons that support a variety of feminist policy initiatives, from the Paycheck Fairness Act to universal child care, while telling us next to nothing about the well-being of women….
What we do know is that making discrimination the default explanation for a wage gap, as proofers want us to do, leads us down some weird rabbit holes. Continue reading “Why the Gender Gap Won’t Go Away. Ever.”
I wrote an e-book entitled @Home: A Frugal Momma’s Guide to Saving Money. It is my story of how I saved money in the home and was able to remain a keeper of the home against all odds. The ideas in the book will help families trim their budgets and cut expenses, and it is full of money-saving ideas for tough times. For the next … Continue reading @Home: A Frugal Momma’s Guide to Saving Money
A couple of days ago, I received a comment saying it’s impossible to live on one income alone in our day and age. This touched a nerve (in a positive way!), because most people would probably say it’s impossible to manage on our monthly budget, yet we have been doing it for a while now.
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It’s been that kind of day, the type that used to drive me crazy and wear me out from nothing but the stress. By God’s grace, I have come a long way in the past ten years.
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I had no idea until Monday afternoon that my newlywed children were living the lifestyle desired by many. It’s the D.I.N.K. lifestyle. I had no idea that this lifestyle had a name until a dear friend mentioned it. I’ve known numerous couples over the years that lived this lifestyle, but I’ve never been one to experience it. D.I.N.K. is an acronym for “Dual Income, No Kids.”
If I can be honest here, I’m not sure if I can talk about a subject that I’m not familiar with. There was a time when we were a dual income family with kids. Lots of kids, according to what was told to us. We may not have been a D.I.N.K. couple, but I know first-hand the trap of a dual-income family. Continue reading “Living a S.I.L.K. Lifestyle in a D.I.N.K. Society”