Sunday, February 22, 2009

Femininity - A Homeschool Experiment



It all began with Little House on the Prairie, Anne of Green Gables, Love Comes Softly, The Black Swan, Sound of Music and so on.  These movies and books are favorites with my children, requested over and over again!  I often wonder of all the choices why these are the ones that my girls specifically are drawn to and it occurred to me that it is because women are REAL women and men are REAL men!  This has lead my husband and I on many discussions with them about why we were created.

What does it mean to be a woman?  What does it mean to be a man?  What is the "difference" in our society between the two?  What are some "silly" things for a boy to wear (in our society) what about a girl.  My girls could come up with many silly things for their brother..

wearing a dress
painting his nails
growing his hair out
wearing tights
wearing a bra

these things made them giggle BUT what about for girls?

The list wasn't so long.  Today's women have chopped the glory of wearing their hair long, we wear clothing that is really no different than the clothing that men wear.  We really have no "silly" things ... why is this?  Hmmmmm?  As a homeschool experiment we have decided to do a "Week in Feminine Dress" to see how it affects our attitudes about who we are.  This homeschool experiment will be documented with daily photo's and written reports from the girls that I also will blog here so stay in tune!

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  1. What a wonderful adventure you will have this week. My daughters always dress more feminine that I normally do and they have inspired me to change my ways. :) I hope that your week is filled with unexpected joys.
    I will be checking in on your progress.
    ~Robin

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  2. I saw that you had asked about sewing with your girls on my sister and niece's blogs and so I thought I would just jump right in (that's what sister do, right?) I posted this about starting my girls with sewing boxes and I thought you might be interested.

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  3. http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/robinseggblue/Handcrafts/

    The link would be helpful. :)

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  4. I will be following your posts with anticipation!

    Dressing more femininely has been my desire for awhile now. All of my boys certainly prefer it when I am in a skirt. I don't sew and look forward to seeing how the Lord fulfills the "need" for a few long skirts. My husband is rare in that he prefers me in short hair. I actually cut it to honor him though I try to make it as feminine as possible.

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  6. Richele

    Thank you so much for pointing out that your husband likes your hair short.. I definitely think that honoring him in that preference is admirable!

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  7. This will be fun to see what the Lord does... what He awakens in both you and your girls.


    Blessings!

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  8. Thanks so much for these posts on your experiment! I challenged myself to 2 weeks in a dress 4 months ago and was so affected that I am still wearing them!
    I am recommending your refreshing posts on this subject on my blog today! :)
    Blessings,
    Momma Jo
    http://www.makingJesusmypearl.blogspot.com

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  9. This my first time stopping by your blog. I linked it from Momma Jo.

    Anyhow what a blessing it is to see you Ladies trying to be more feminine. I am a mother of 5 with 2 lovely daughters age 5 and 1. One of my convictions is to raise my daughters to fallow the Lord within the straight and narrow pathways.

    I believe that dressing modestly is the way that the Lord would want me to dress. I dress in only dresses and skirts and I strongly believe that this is the way the Lord wants a lady to dress. My children have never seen me in a pair of jeans or my hair cut short ( I do believe that long hair is modesty ).

    I also do believe in fallowing your husbands desires and this is for Richele, I believe that you are doing the right thing by trying to please your husband by keeping your hair short, I would do the same.

    I will be praying for all of the ladies doing the challenge that you may be convicted.

    Jamie Stroupe

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  10. Thanks so much for these posts on your experiment! I challenged myself to 2 weeks in a dress 4 months ago and was so affected that I am still wearing them!
    I am recommending your refreshing posts on this subject on my blog today! :)
    Blessings,
    Momma Jo
    http://www.makingJesusmypearl.blogspot.com

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  11. What a wonderful adventure you will have this week. My daughters always dress more feminine that I normally do and they have inspired me to change my ways. :) I hope that your week is filled with unexpected joys.
    I will be checking in on your progress.
    ~Robin

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  12. http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/robinseggblue/Handcrafts/

    The link would be helpful. :)

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