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Modern Homemakers

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For more than 25 years Donna Otto has shared inspiration and practical wisdom. She is an Author and founder of Modern Homemakers (formerly Homemakers By Choice), a national organization which offers weekly teaching for a new generation of "counter culture" women who have made the choice to stay at home. To hundreds of young homemakers, Donna has been the wise, fun, Godly Aunt every young woman wishes she had. Each teaching session encourages women in their role as a woman, wife, mother, and keeper of the home.

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For more than 25 years Donna Otto has shared inspiration and practical wisdom. She is an Author and founder of Modern Homemakers (formerly Homemakers By Choice), a national organization which offers weekly teaching for a new generation of "counter culture" women who have made the choice to stay at home. To hundreds of young homemakers, Donna has been the wise, fun, Godly Aunt every young woman wishes she had. Each teaching session encourages women in their role as a woman, wife, mother, and keeper of the home.

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Truly wonderful

By gotjoyconstantin - Aug 06 2019
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A truly wonderful podcast.My all-time fave podcast! Enough said.This is the podcast for you.

Love this podcast!

By Miriam:)89 - Nov 18 2016
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Donna helps me so much at being a wife and mum!!!

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76 Ratings
Average Ratings
57
9
1
4
5

Truly wonderful

By gotjoyconstantin - Aug 06 2019
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A truly wonderful podcast.My all-time fave podcast! Enough said.This is the podcast for you.

Love this podcast!

By Miriam:)89 - Nov 18 2016
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Donna helps me so much at being a wife and mum!!!
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Modern Homemakers

Updated 9 days ago

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For more than 25 years Donna Otto has shared inspiration and practical wisdom. She is an Author and founder of Modern Homemakers (formerly Homemakers By Choice), a national organization which offers weekly teaching for a new generation of "counter culture" women who have made the choice to stay at home. To hundreds of young homemakers, Donna has been the wise, fun, Godly Aunt every young woman wishes she had. Each teaching session encourages women in their role as a woman, wife, mother, and keeper of the home.

Rank #1: Children and Manners

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Manners matter! They are about demonstrating respect and are important values in everyday life. Teach your children manners around company and in public.

Nov 30 2018
19 mins
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Rank #2: Style and Lessify

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Beauty is essential, but LESS is MORE! Declutter your home using Donna’s tried and true methods, and learn how to make your home as individual as you are.

Apr 18 2018
22 mins
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Rank #3: Training the Will of a Child Pt 1 ReAir

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This message was taped in front of a live audience many years ago, but the wisdom is timeless and applies to every generation!

Aug 12 2019
25 mins
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Rank #4: A Quiet Heart Makes for A Peaceful Home

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Apr 10 2019
16 mins
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Rank #5: Home and Design

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Your home is holy ground. Donna has tips on making your home, your largest investment, a place of order and comfort, where everyone who lives there has a say in its design.

Apr 13 2018
17 mins
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Rank #6: Every Penny Matters Part 1

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It all belongs to God, and we should steward what He has entrusted us with.

Are you saving with some intent? Is the job that should be supporting your life becoming your life? Donna gives us Biblical instruction on saving and spending money.

Jun 26 2017
15 mins
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Rank #7: Loving Life as an At Home Mom

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God chose to give us our children and we should treat motherhood as a ministry. Do everything, including changing diapers, as unto the Lord.

Jan 26 2018
20 mins
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Rank #8: 4 Decisions That Will Change Your Life

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Choose God first, and others second. Listen for God’s voice when making decisions because choices matter! There really is no such thing as an overnight success, but rather many small decisions are being made to change our lives.

Mar 02 2018
22 mins
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Rank #9: Lessify Your Life Through Organization

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Decluttering is painful, because clutter can be addicting and comforting. We have to practice getting rid of things. Donna has tips for lessifying your life by getting organized.

Sep 22 2017
24 mins
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Rank #10: Guard Your Heart

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In pursuing a changed heart during this Lenten season, be careful to not mock the Lord by leaving your ‘space’ unchanged. God is faithful to help you change, so harvest wisdom from the past and be intentional about making the changes that will break the old bad habits and guard your heart from falling back into your old ways.

Mar 13 2019
22 mins
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Rank #11: A Life Choice That Matters

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If you want your future to look different, do the hard work that it takes to build a future for yourself. Think of a phrase or word to guide you through the next year.

Dec 21 2018
8 mins
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Rank #12: Whose Approval Matters Most? ReAir

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It is common for followers of Christ to seek the approval of others, BUT God’s approval matters most! We are to imitate Christ and outdo one another in preference and consider others as more important than ourselves. The many questions that Donna has for us will make us think about whose approval we are trying to win.

Aug 05 2019
19 mins
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Rank #13: “Lessify” Your Life

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Make Jesus the CORE or the CENTER of your life, not just one of the priorities of your life! Donna’s new word, “lessify,” is a way to call us to a more simplified life.

Sep 21 2017
18 mins
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Rank #14: Martha or Mary Type?

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In Luke 10:38-42, we hear Martha complain to Jesus that Mary should be helping her in the kitchen. Jesus reminds Martha that Mary, who is sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to Him, is doing what’s more important. Distractions are everywhere and can keep us from basking in Jesus’ presence, but Donna shares ways that we can set aside time to be with the Lord.

Mar 27 2019
19 mins
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Rank #15: Training the Will of a Child Pt 1

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Are you submitting to God’s authority and growing in wisdom? Donna’s teaching from 2008 is timeless and full of wisdom. The world is ever changing, but God does not. His Word stands true, and we need to know it and impart it to our children. Teach them to be faithful in the little things by modeling it in your own life. This is the first of a 5 part series that Donna taught to the Scottsdale study group.

Oct 03 2018
23 mins
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Rank #16: Creating a dot.calm world

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Know what disquiets you and learn ways to create calm in your life and your world. Plan a quiet time in your home every day. Cultivate cheerfulness!

Jan 24 2018
15 mins
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Rank #17: Book Review on “Life Without Lack”

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One of Donna and David’s summer reads was “Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23.” Dallas Willard, the author, wrote about living a life of contentment and peace. Many of you may have memorized Psalm 23 from a Sunday school class and now Donna’s review of this book can help you put the truths from Psalm 23 into practice.

Oct 29 2018
19 mins
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Rank #18: Kitchen

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The kitchen is the most complicated room in the house. It’s up to you to make it less complicated. “Having a prepared home encourages a prepared lifestyle which encourages a lot more relationships building…” Donna Otto

This lesson is chock full of tips on organizing and keeping your kitchen clean.

May 17 2019
21 mins
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Rank #19: 7 Subtle Time Traps

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No one else is in charge of your 24 hours but you! How are you spending your time? Do you follow a rule of life or a purpose statement so that you can avoid the time traps in your life? The subtle time traps that Donna refers to can cause you to waste the day away, unless you are aware and do something to avoid them.

May 02 2018
16 mins
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Rank #20: Silence In A World Filled With Noise (or Making Space For Quiet)

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If you desire some silence/quiet time in your day, Donna says we need to break our patterns and be intentional about making space/time for silence each day.

Jun 25 2018
18 mins
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