Hello and welcome to In the Nursery of the Nation. I'm Bambi and I am an ordinary mom to nine children, ages 19 to infant. I've been married to my high school sweetheart and best friend for 20 years. This blog is carried out under his oversight and many posts contain input from the both of us.

We are thankful and proud Texans who love our coffee strong and our tea iced and sweet. We also love good books, the great outdoors and delight in the children God has sent to us. Our home is loud, rowdy and full of joyful chaos! We like it that way.

Our desire is to please and honor the Lord Jesus in all we do with our lives, including this blog.

Our family is reformed in doctrine and Baptist in practice. We hold to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.  We are passionate about passing on the light of the gospel to the next generation of Believers.  Most blog posts will center on Biblical womanhood, homemaking, homeschooling and motherhood.

Because I have five daughters, I wrote an ebook dedicated to them called More Than Rules: Exploring the Heart of Beauty and Modesty.  The Lord granted more success there than I ever anticipated and More Than Rules was #1 in Hot New Releases for Kindle books on Amazon, and has sold over one thousand copies.

I have contributed posts over at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home as well.

Take a look at some of the most often-read posts here at In the Nursery of the Nation:

It's All a Lie
Our Unplanned C-Section
What a Boy Needs From His Mother
Ten Reasons to Homeschool
You Have to Choose It
Our Reversal Story
On Obama and the Titus 2 Mandate
Weary Mothers and the Titus 2 Women They {We} Need
Homeschooling Shouldn't be Stressful
Birth Control and the Fear of Rabbithood
Ten Reasons I'm Glad My Children Are Close in Age
When Your Daughter Isn't Pollyanna
Boys: Civilized Not Feminized
How to Keep a Beautiful Home
When Husband Says No to More Children

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Ten Uninteresting Facts About Me that Have Nothing to do With Anything:
  1. I have no idea what color my hair really is. Not a clue. I’ve been chemically dependent for going on 20 years now.
  2. I am a food schizophrenic. When I see my foodie friends in the grocery store, I hide or else try to move the ding dongs a few inches away from the organic spinach.
  3. I have an insane fear of heights. I do not like amusement parks.  At all.
  4. I am hopelessly non-techy. I have an ipad but I don’t know a fraction of what it will do and I’m afraid it will blow up if I push the wrong button. I think it's a hold over from 6th grade computer class when the teacher flipped out and humiliated you if you touched the wrong key.
  5. The older I get the less I can multi-task.  I thought that was something all women could do, forever.  I'm learning it isn't so. Don't talk to me while I'm making toast.  One thing at a time, please.
  6. Right now, at this very moment, there is a re-appearing booger wall in my boys’ room. If you don’t know what a booger wall is, well, either a.) You’re lying b.) You don’t have preschoolers or c.) I don’t want to be the one to tell you why you don’t have a booger wall.
  7. I like Jonathan Edwards. I do not like Joel Osteen. I like John Flavel. I do not like Joel Osteen. I like Charles Spurgeon. I do not…
  8. I’m not very domestic. I can sew a fifteen minute skirt but it takes me, like, two weeks. 
  9. I have more flexi-clips than you can shake a stick at (that’s Texan for, “I have too many”).
  10. I’m a Calvinist (insert psycho music here).


  1. LOL!!! Have I EVER told you how much I ADORE you? (Your readers are going to think I'm a stalker.) I can't wait to read your links for the week end. I'm not a blog hopper, but you always have the juiciest links...I can't resist. "Laughs, Links and Boogers in the Nursery" BAA HAA!

  2. Bambi, you make me laugh. Hard! Love you, Jill

  3. Bambi, you crack me up!
    Seriously... can I ask you about your hair? Every time I've seen you it's, like, perfect! Do you do it yourself? How do you get it so pretty? :-)

  4. Janet, You are very kind but I seem to remember that you are also quite visually impaired ;) Whoever is available "does" my hair, whether it be a professional, or in leaner months, myself, my daughter...my husband?! Yes, it did happen...ONCE :)

  5. Oh my...it's #6 that got me! I'm still laughing, yet am embarrassed that I know what one is, and that we too... well, nevermind. Guess I'm not as brave as you ;)

  6. Love your 'facts.' Stumbled upon your blog and an already enjoying it.


  7. Hello and Bless you my dear. I love that you tell it like it is. My booger wall was in the downstairs bathroom.LOL. My sister lives in Hurst.We live in Canada. I am so happy to have found your blog. I wish you and your family a blessed and Happy New Year.

  8. Hi, I came over from Pinterest after looking for your soap bars. I wanted to compliment you on your Banner. It came together very well. Sometimes I make my banners and sometimes I just get free ones but isn't always easy to make it look good.

  9. Just tripped a crossed your blog today. We have a lot in common!!! Right now have 7 children (expecting our 8th in December) Shhh! Still a secret. :) We also have alot of other things in common. I'm visiting from www.aheartforthehome.com Blessings to you and your family!!!

  10. Hi Bambi... im a mother of five all under the age of six.... i was very thankful to recieve your advice from a wise woman builds her house.... sometimes life can be very ....ummm... beautifully difficult.... i am encouraged by your joy and would like to re-visit soon....

  11. Love your about page! :) Found you via A Wise Woman Builds her Home... Thank you for your blog and your conviction to honour Christ in all things. You've been a blessing to me as I read here tonight.

  12. I'm with you all the way with #7! My husband will teasingly linger on his program just to see me start to twitch and get annoyed instantly. He thinks it's funny.


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