Bitter Sweet Complex

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I’m giving thanks today for how God is working. Thank you for coming along with me on this journey to joyful motherhood! FishPapa have me this coffee mug as a Christmas gift five years ago. Somehow it made its way out of the cupboard today. I hadn’t seen it in months. And since it makes me […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Whew! It’s been a long day! FishPapa took a vacation day so we could have an outing. San Diego has always treated us well when make an effort to get out and about, so we were both looking forward to it. Now that our kids are […]

Thanksgiving Planning Tips & Printables

Thanksgiving Planning Tips & Printables

Want to get a little more organized for Thanksgiving? Check out these Thanksgiving planning tips and printables? They’ll help you craft the holiday YOU want. Thanksgiving is less than a week away! It’s one of our family’s favorite holidays and officially the start of the holiday season for us. This year, to help us get […]

Italian Style Hot Chocolate and Help for IBS

Italian Style Hot Chocolate

Enjoy this recipe for Italian Style Hot Chocolate. It’s so rich and creamy! This post is sponsored by VSL#3 in conjunction with Tap Influence. I have no personal experience with VSL#3, however, I know the frustration of IBS. All opinions are my own. Italian-Style Hot Chocolate sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Well, it is! And for folks suffering […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Is it okay to post the Weekly Ramble on a Sunday night? The week was such a weird one with birthdays and holidays, good things and sad ones. I’m not quite ready for tomorrow, the new week, or all the appointments we have lined up for […]

Good Enough for Company


This Month’s Meal Plan is “Good Enough for Company” but easy enough for any weeknight. Get four weeks of delicious dinners all planned and ready to go. I love having friends and family over for a meal. We’ve got two large tables that seat 8 people each. To have company, we have to use both, […]

Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Put your feet up this Thanksgiving with this Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes freezer cooking plan. Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away! After years of doing all the cooking, I was so thrilled to go to my in-laws’ house last year. They have a lovely spacious home with lots of spots to relax. The […]

5 Great Ways to Earn Money from Home

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Wondering how you can earn money without throwing your life into upheaval? Here are five ideas to get you started. This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Twenty-five […]