Friday, August 29, 2008

The Girlhood Home Companion Magazine

We are so very excited to share that we have recently been asked to contribute to the Girlhood Home Companion Magazine.

The Girlhood Home Companion is a delightful Christian magazine, created to reach and minister to those in the splendid season of girlhood. And it is published by Christian homeschoolers! It is full of all types of encouraging and uplifting articles for young ladies seeking to grow in Christ and contribute to their home.

This quarterly publication is written with the older girl in mind (ages 10-18), but could be used as an encouraging read aloud for younger girls (about age 7). Listen to this sweet charge from their last publication:

"We must remember that a room is not just a launching pad for daily activities, but a sanctuary within a bigger dwelling- a place called home where our families seek to live in unity, engage in ministry and learn hospitality. In light of eternity, remember that it can be an act of worship to keep an orderly room."
~Mrs. Nancy Baetz .

... and it continues. What food for wonderful conversation with our girls. Words of wisdom a sprinkled around beautiful articles and photos.

Home Lessons in Conversation includes: "Say nothing unpleasant when it can be avoided. Avoid satire and sarcasm. Avoid exaggeration. Repeating kind expressions is proper. Never repeat a word that was not intended for repetition."

They have done a wonderful job here in guiding girls towards graceful womanhood. And their love for Christ really shines through. Do you wish for a "finishing school" for your girls? This magazine appears made to wear off rough and dull spots of the heart.

Their last issue includes articles such as "The Beauty of a Gentle and Quiet Spirit" by Mrs. Jill Novak, "Worship Wear" by Mrs. Ann Voskamp, "Beauty for Ashes" by Mrs. Nancy Baetz and "From the Inside Out" by Miss Amy Puetz serve as almost read aloud Bible studies written to encourage and guide the mind.

There were also fun topics such as "How the English Take Tea" by Page Alexanda, Instructions for making scones, soap, violet petal jelly and much more are included in the magazine's 50+ pages.

What a wonderful gift for the young Christian lady. The heavy pages and quality print make this a real treasure.

"During the Victorian era, when life moved at a much slower pace, there were distinct periods of development in a girl’s life: babyhood, childhood, girlhood, and womanhood. I have seen a marked difference between the girl my oldest daughter used to be, and the lovely woman she has become in Christ. One thing I firmly believe is that girlhood is a priceless training ground that should not be rushed. Make the Girlhood Home Companion a tradition in your home."
~Mrs. Jill Novak

We are honored to be a small part of this sweet work.

Blessings to you as you lead little hearts home!


  1. What lovely girls on such a lovely magazine! I look forward to hearing more about that :)

  2. Hello! I just wanted to tell you that you and your girls were a wonderful addition to the Girlhood this issue! They are so adorable.

    What a lovely cover and the Thank you for blessing Jill with all of that. She really knows how to put together a beautiful layout, doesn't she?

    Thank you also for the very kind mention of my article in the last issue. I really enjoy being included in Jill's ministry to young ladies, Mothers and Grandmothers too!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Nancy Baetz