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Letters to Mothers
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Lydia gives a noble treatise that infuses motherhood with ideas that come “from above” and strengthens the resolve of women in the role of motherhood.
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Format: Hardback, 212 pages
ISBN: 978-1-935851-10-3

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Mothers: The Hope of Our Republic

“….the strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation (Republic) is in the intelligent and well-ordered homes of the people. And in proportion as the discipline of families is relaxed, will the happy organization of communities be affected, and national character become vagrant, turbulent, or ripe for revolution.” —Lydia Huntley Sigourney

Where do busy modern moms look for help to restore “intelligent and well-ordered homes,” the strength of our Biblical Christian Republic?

One surprising place to find help is from Lydia Sigourney, an early nineteenth century author and Mother. In 1838, she penned Letters to Mothers, a collection of short essays written as letters to women, encouraging them in faith, habits, love, home government and character development of their children. This volume is filled with stories of gems of wisdom and inspiration, and so elevates the position of Mother that any Mother reading this book will receive encouragement and insight. Lydia reminds all moms of every generation their lifelong effect on the very soul of her children.

Lydia gives a noble treatise that infuses motherhood with ideas that come “from above” and strengthens the resolve of women in the role of motherhood.

“Let Mothers mingle their teachings with smiles, and the dialect of love. It is surprising how soon an infant learns to read the countenance, how it deciphers the charm of a cheerful spirit, how it longs to be loved.”

“Yet whatever mental tendency our children may reveal, or to whatever employment they are destined, let us teach them the art of thinking.”

“We speak of educating our children. Do we know that our children also educate us?”

Weaving practical advice, anecdotes and stories, classical quotes and historic models, thinking along with her is an education in itself. She addresses topics ranging from “Infancy” to “Domestic Education,” from “Reading and Thinking” to “Happiness.”

Letters to Mothers is the perfect gift for a new Mother, Grandmother or any Mother, and a way to express your gratitude. This beautiful, hardbound, 212-page volume has full color illustrations and is reprinted from the original 1838 edition.

“Let our country go further, and recognize in the nursery, and at the fireside, that hallowed agency, which, more than the pomp of armies, shall guard her welfare, and preserve her liberty.” —Lydia Sigourney, Letters to Mothers

Publication Information
Author: Lydia Sigourney
Publisher: The Foundation for American Christian Education
Date: Revised May 2017

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Tremendous Book August 19, 2018
Reviewer: Aaron Pack from Ozark, AL United States  
I purchased this book for my wife. She is a homeschooling mother of two. She has been pouring over the pages, sometimes with joy; sometimes with tears. It has been a true blessing to her and our family.

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5 of 5 This is a must read if we are to bring back virtue April 24, 2018
Reviewer: Arline Helms  
Throughout history there have been people who were "household names". The character of these people tells us much about the character of the people in the nation at the time. In the  early 1800's, author Lydia H. Sigourney was one such household name. Her virtuous character and high moral standards came from her Biblical worldview. She understood that the strength of the nation came from well-ordered homes. She encouraged virtue in her writings. Her book LETTERS TO MOTHERS received numerous endorsements from magazines and newspapers from CT, NY, MA, and PA, recommending that every mother and also the fathers read her book. This is a must read if we are to bring back virtue and morality in our nation. Thank you FACE for reprinting this book for a time such as this.

Arline Helms
Former Home Educator
Reviving the Foundations

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