A Midsummer Night’s Dream of a Sale (EXPIRED)

For some of us, summer vacation is drawing to a close. For others, it’s only half over. Either way, you’re going to want to take advantage of this sale in the LifeasMOM e-store. Now through the end of the week, The Summer Survival Guide will be for sale at a reduced rate of $5. This […]

What We Learned About Edible Wild Foliage

It all started with a little red berry. A little red berry and a toddler. I had taken my children to the park to play. My daughter, a toddler at the time, was roaming about the playground, just a few feet away, and then disappeared from my view around a corner. I was after her immediately, […]

Reading the Bible for Yourself


…. the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. — 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (emphasis mine) It’s only in my old […]

How to Be a Pro Mom

dress and heels

I’m over at Simple Mom today, sharing tips for how to be a Pro Mom. From the post, Over a decade ago I made the transition from high school teacher to full-time mom. Gone were the days of toting my European leather satchel, wearing high heels, and attending staff meetings. Instead, my hours were filled […]

A Little Bit of Housekeeping

Here’s my little laundry list of things I’ve been wanting to tell ya: :: Freezer Cooking – There won’t be a Freezer Cooking Daze this weekend in honor of the upcoming 4th of July weekend. But, come on Thursday to share your favorite recipes for the 4th at URS. FCD will resume on August 5th. […]

Get Your Sandwich On!

turkey chipotle sandwich 2

I’m hosting a sandwich contest over on Good Cheap Eats. Entries close on Sunday afternoon and that’s when the voting will begin. Come join in the fun and check out my own delicious, outstandwich, a Turkey Avocado Baguette with Chipotle Mayonnaise. You’re gonna want to make one this weekend. Oh, yes, yes, you will.

Get Your Birthday Cakes Ready!

bob the builder

Next week we’ll be sharing birthday cake ideas for Ultimate Recipe Swap. So, get your cake on this week — or dig up those pictures so that you can inspire the rest of us with your imaginative birthday cake themes! This Birthday Cake Round-Up will be a little subdued since I’m crazy busy with The […]

T Minus 18 Days and Counting

The Cookbook is due in 18 days. I’m putting final touches on recipes, making this or that dish one last time to make sure it’s just right. Or in the case of some “out-of-this-world” ice cream sandwiches, just because we looooove them. I’m editing and rereading and editing some more. And generally trying not to […]