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12 Holiday Tips to Avoid Accidental Poisoning

Photo Source With six very active children, I’ve been known to call Poison Control on occasion. I’ve called about motor oil, plant food, drywall, deodorant, oleanders, spider bites, and Christmas Berries. And I have the white hair to prove it. I’m so thankful that the Poison Control Hotline is there, thankful that none of our […]

Easy & Delicious Brunch Recipes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Christmas and New Year’s are great occasions to host a brunch. Brunch menus typically do a great job of combining savory and sweet, filling and light, elegant and hearty. And there are many brunch ideas that can be made ahead so that you’re not scrambling the morning of. If I were going to have you […]

Chocolate Minty Melts

We made a wonderful discovery this  month when we were baking our Christmas Cookies. Oh my! What a happy accident! Years ago I discovered this recipe for Chocolate Mint Snow Top Cookies. It was basically a chocolate crackle gone minty. I tweaked the original in altering the form of baking chocolate used. But, I’ve been […]

Do YOU Make a List?

Recently, in a book that I can’t find now in order to quote it, I read the recommendation that we as moms should make sure that we make our gift wishes known. It said we need to make it clear to our husbands and children how they “can love us best” by giving us the […]

Booking It in December

I have to admit, if it weren’t for your accountability, I would not have read half of the books that I read this year. Thanks for booking it with me this year! As we come to the end of the year, I encourage you to go back through the year and see what books you’ve […]

CookBook Giveaway Winners

In case you missed the announcement last week, I am in the midst of writing a cookbook. I am very excited about the prospect. Thanks so much to everyone who shared book title suggestions. So helpful! And so sweet that you share my joy in this fun, new project! Stay tuned for more updates! Three […]

Make Freezer Cooking Work for YOU

Since I had sent my boys to the freezer with all our Christmas cookies last week, I had no idea how very full it was. Yikes! As it turned out, I really was just going to “top it off” with my December freezer cooking plan — and cram things into every nook and cranny. I’m […]

7 Ways to Make Christmas Easier and More Fun with Toddlers & Babies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And it can be — even with toddlers — if you consider these important points. The holidays can be a wonderful time to reunite with friends and family, celebrate another year’s passing, and to rejoice in what God has done. It can also be a crazy time […]