American Vision: The Great Conservative Hypocrisy

Conservative Christians oppose liberals in general. We pretend we have the moral high ground. We oppose abortion, the homosexual lobby, etc. Yet Christians accept a host of socialist wealth-redistribution schemes. The most glaring example of this is education. Christians, almost to the person, accept and fight for the institution of public education funded by other people’s wealth. Christians will employ every intellectual artifice imaginable in order … Continue reading American Vision: The Great Conservative Hypocrisy

Mercatornet: How Women’s Equality becomes a pawn in workforce policy

In Women Are Key for Future Growth: Evidence from Canada the International Monetary Fund recommends that Canada spend eight billion dollars annually on a daycare program that would pay for itself. The catch? Mothers must be forced to work. The authors reveal their political leanings early on, and hence their framing of the research. In so many words, they are saying: Our purpose as human beings is … Continue reading Mercatornet: How Women’s Equality becomes a pawn in workforce policy

Columnist: ‘It should be illegal’ to be a stay-at-home mom

[Editor’s Note: Le Marquand shows feminism’s cards. It’s not about choice it’s about equality (i.e. socialism) Homeschooling and the free enterprise system are far better solutions for human flourishing and economic stability.] [O]nce a child goes to school, she argued, opting out of the workforce should no longer be an option. “Rather than wail about the supposed liberation in a woman’s right to choose to … Continue reading Columnist: ‘It should be illegal’ to be a stay-at-home mom

Trending back toward traditional family economics?

Bloomberg brings us new stats: Feminism increased the share of dual income families in the 70’s and 80’s but it plateaued in the mid 90’s. Now is falling back down. The decrease in dual income families until the recent recession show in increase in single income families lead by both men and women. But the majority are lead by men. Five times more than women … Continue reading Trending back toward traditional family economics?

How a North Carolina Mom Turned Lolly Wolly Doodle Into a $10M Clothing Empire

Brandi Temple was a stay-at-home mother of four in Lexington, North Carolina, with a sewing machine that was collecting dust when she turned her talent into a $10 million clothing line. “My husband bought it for me for Mother’s Day and it was a joke because he said, ‘Are you ever going to use it,’” Temple told ABC News of the sewing machine. Temple dusted … Continue reading How a North Carolina Mom Turned Lolly Wolly Doodle Into a $10M Clothing Empire

Home Based Business vs. Working Outside the Home

Wicker Paradise Compfight CC
Wicker Paradise Compfight CC

Springtime is a wonderful time; exhibiting life in many ways. Bulbs awake from their winter slumber and breakthrough in the most lovely and hopeful way. Neighbors begin showing up out-of-doors taking walks, biking, and gardening. Gorillas in tutus and highly animated Statues of Liberty wave signs on many-a-corner, advertising that it’s that time of year again. “It’s tax time, and we can offer you a deal while helping you file your taxes. We’re reputable of course. Our professionalism is packaged in a tu-tu.” Ah, yes, spring is here!

In honor of fast approaching tax day, I thought I’d share one of my favorite books. I’ve experienced first hand the benefits of Sanford Botkin’s tax strategies in more than a few home-based businesses. Sanford Botkin, CPA, Esp. used to work the IRS teaching auditors how to audit you until he founded Tax Reduction Institute over a decade ago. As the story goes, he did his father’s taxes one year and saved him a significant amount of money and his father was able to go on a dream vacation, his first vacation in many, many years. That insight led Botkin to teach how small and home-based business owners could do the same and more. Continue reading “Home Based Business vs. Working Outside the Home”

What a Wife is Worth in Dollars and Cents

I’ve had this thought in my head for a while now. I’ve been thinking that I can’t afford for my wife to be a Stay-At-Home Mom. Now, I don’t at all mean to offend anyone with this post. I just have to say that for me personally, I can’t afford it. I’d like to explain exactly what I mean by that so that no one … Continue reading What a Wife is Worth in Dollars and Cents

Mainwaring: Gay ‘marriage’ is really about incremental totalitarianism

Editor’s note: The loss of freedoms means restrictions and penalties in many areas. Hobby Lobby’s fight against Obama care.  The government control of business is crippling our country. This explains Dolce and Gabbana’s interest in fighting for the preservation of marriage as defined by God. Also, there is grace for those redeemed in Christ who abused alcohol and there is grace for those who suffer … Continue reading Mainwaring: Gay ‘marriage’ is really about incremental totalitarianism

[Obama is] painting a picture of how he’d like to expand the administrative state to include government pre-school. Because public schools are doing such a good job generally. Anyway, he then took an absolutely bizarre swipe against stay-at-home mothers: “Sometimes, someone, usually Mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her … Continue reading

The Biblical Principles of Household Economy

By Ron Kirk at Chalcedon.edu As our virtuous wife works, “she perceives and considers.” In other words, she applies intelligence to her work. Economy requires intelligence and wisdom. Intelligence and wisdom are also economic commodities, gained by economic application of one’s mind, learning one’s lessons early and well. She is generous. Webster notes that good economy does not equal parsimony or stinginess. Greediness and stinginess … Continue reading The Biblical Principles of Household Economy