Did your children make any special food for you on Mother’s Day? If so what was it? Did they do anything special for you? Or did you go anywhere? What do you like to do on Mother’s Day? Is there anything that the Lord impressed upon your mind this Mother’s Day? Is your mother still alive? How did you honor her?
Answer any or all questions, and have fun!
The winner will be drawn May 22, 2013.
And the winner is: Kelley Wallace!
Kelley Wallace says:
We started having picnics on Mother’s Day when our children were really little. We would head over to the campus of the college where my husband teaches. The campus is always deserted around that time, and it’s only a few minutes from our house. We’d enjoy a stroll around the campus and then settle in for our picnic while the kids played.
Now they’re bigger–six and nine–so we go a little further afield. We go to a local state park, have our picnic, and then go for a two-mile hike. Still quiet and relaxing.
I’d love to win this giveaway. I do a little personal writing from time to time. I’d love to do more. I could really use some tips and ideas!The words “There’s Rosemary, that’s for Remembrance” can be found on the back cover of one of my journals. This familiar Shakespearian quote caught my eye one day when I was trying to think of a name for our publishing company. Remembrance Press seemed fitting because of the strong theme of remembrance that is woven throughout our products.
The Gift of Family Writing, Forget-Me-not faith, and Writing Letters to Your Children are all products that were born out of remembering the faithfulness of God to our family and preserving those stories for generations to come. And as it says in Malachi 3:16, a book of remembrance was written in His name.
I didn’t originally intend to write a book about journaling, but through a deep desire to teach all of my children (ages 2-15 at the time) to write, I discovered simple and natural ways to help them record their life stories as they happen, and in the process, they became confident and creative writers. The best part is that these techniques and journaling styles work beautifully with children of all ages (toddlers to teens) and parents, too!
Never underestimate the influence you play in equipping the next generation to remember and to write from their personal experience. When mothers embrace journaling, children just naturally follow. A special bond is formed as you begin to hear your child’s heart through the words of their experience. You will love this writing approach!
We would like to bless you with a May special on all our family writing products. This is a pre-publication special as we are re-printing The Gift of Family Writing with a new cover and the expanded title: Every Day is a Gift—Journal the Ordinary Moments of Your Extraordinary Life.
We are offering The Gift of Family Writing and audio workshop on CD for the whole family for just $17.75, 25% off of the regular price of $24.95. Just use the code: “maysale” to receive your discount. Or order The Gift of Family Writing bundle including Forget-Me-Not Faith and Letters to My Children, companion workshops especially for mothers.
Also, my son Eric and his fiancée, Hannah, have created two new books centered around their growing up years in the kitchen. Bread and Jam, first in a series are beautiful “cooking from scratch” recipe books are filled with memories of learning to cook by their mamas sides.
Filled with beautifully crafted prose and photography, each book offers tried-and true methods for cooking traditional favorites as well as gluten-free recipes. Order these two books and receive the audio workshop: Make Your Own Heritage Recipe Notebook by Jill Novak for free.
I remember my mother sharing the story of her girlhood and how on rainy days she used to climb up to the attic of the summer cottage her parents owned. There she would lay on her tummy and read bound volumes of comics. I’m sure she enjoyed herself, but how much more would she have loved to read a publication like The Girlhood Home Companion?
As I look over pages of The Girlhood Home Companion, I am in awe of the beauty I find there – beauty for the heart, mind, and soul. The Girlhood Home Companion is an encouragement for today’s Christian girls, and a profitable tool in the hands of the mothers and grandmothers who are raising them. If you have never read The Girlhood Home Companion, you’re in for a treat, and so is your daughter! Our back issue Treasury Albums are now 25% off (use the code: “springsale” when you place your order) or purchase the current single issues advertised below.
Listen to the April Tea Cozy – Our Compliments
I am very happy to share the April Tea Cozy conversation I had a few years ago with Lisa Steigerwalt. Lisa is the Girlhood Home Companion’s resident tea and etiquette editor and in this talk, she shares the benefits of establishing a weekly teatime ritual in our homes. You will find the link at the end of the article on Teatime Hospitality. Put on the kettle, settle back, and listen to this inspiring conversation. You can purchase the Tea Cozy club in single issues or a 12-month bundle.
If you want to order any of our products for your church or homeschool group, or as birthday favors or tea party gifts, please contact us at (859) 881-1960, and we will be glad to give you the bulk discount rate information.
I remember when I first fell in love with tea. I was a little girl sitting at my mother’s kitchen table, sipping a cup of English Breakfast Tea with a liberal amount of cream and sugar. It wasn’t a tea party per se but the memory of that blissful concoction stayed with me through the years until I had daughters of my own. Girlhood and teatime just seem to go together don’t they?
Serving tea to family and friends has become second nature for me and my daughters. Taking time out of our busy schedules to minister this lovely repast is a “soul satisfying” experience. We especially enjoy blessing others with a strong pot of English Breakfast Tea–cream and sugar of course–and mini-chocolate chip scones topped with raspberry jam – such a heavenly blend of flavors.
Over the years, I have come to learn that the act of “taking tea” is synonymous with spiritual renewal. You can visibly see the stress drain from a weary one’s face when you offer a cup of fragrant tea. Heart-felt conversation comes more naturally when two or more are happily sipping from their favorite teacup or sampling a delicious finger sandwich or scone. Many a word of encouragement can be shared in this relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
The tea table doesn’t have to be overly fancy or elegant, but acquiring new accessories can be a source of pleasure for all who gather round. Teacups, teapots, creamers, sugars bowls, teaspoons, napkins, and tablecloths can all be purchased for modest prices from antique stores or yard sales. Eclectic collections are just as esthetically pleasing as matched sets.
There is an antique mall in our town called Twice as Nice. The girls and I love perusing the different vendor’s booths for tea related items. One day we happened upon eight tiny gold teaspoons to add to our collection. They are so delicate and add such a lovely touch to our teatime celebrations. It’s hard for a guest not to feel special when using such teatime finery. I think that’s why ladies, young and old, find teatime so special. It ministers to the feminine soul.
Instituting a weekly teatime ritual is a wonderful way to enrich your children’s lives (don’t forget, boys like teatime, too). We love to sip tea and read aloud excerpts from The Girlhood Home Companion or listen to the monthly audio conversations from The Mother~Daughter Tea Cozy Club. Some of our most treasured memories are the lessons we’ve gleaned from other Christians as shared in the pages of these precious publications. Hearts are more receptive when the pace of life is slowed and everyone can relax and enjoy one another.
Our passion for teatime has “spilled over” into the lives of our customers as well. Recently a mother shared with me how her young daughters were inspired to don aprons and serve tea for the first time because of the variety of recipes featured in The Girlhood Home Companion and The Mother~Daughter Tea Cozy Club. It makes us so happy to see other families begin teatime traditions of their own!
The April Mother~Daughter Tea Cozy Club features an audio interview with Lisa Steigerwalt, The Girlhood Home Companion’s resident Home Economist and Certified Etiquette Consultant. Lisa shares the benefits of establishing a weekly teatime ritual in your home. You can listen to this wonderful interview here.
An April Tea Cozy interview with Lisa Steigerwalt.
It is the beginning of a series of 12 months of The Mother~Daughter Tea Cozy Club. The rest of the booklet is available for purchase below.
The December Tea Cozy Club with you. Click on the picture to open the PDF.
Order your copy of the Tea Cozy Club Booklet and audio conversation on CD “The Gingerbread Cottage of Faith” with Heather Wombacher here .
We’re extending free shipping through the 20th for Christmas delivery.
Leave a comment about a favorite memory from a childhood Christmas. This can be about a particular Christmas you experienced (maybe one of hardship) or your memories of them in general. Share about a Christmas present you wanted very and received (or didn’t receive). Is their a special ornament that you remember? Or tell about extended family who always came to visit, and what they were like.
Answer any or all of the above, and have fun!
Winners will be pulled the 20th so we can mail your gift for Christmas!
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