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Good Eating & Welcoming a New Baby (Eat Well, Spend Less)

The arrival of a new baby is a wonderful time to celebrate — and good food is a great way to do that! It’s been a long time since we had a baby in the family. I’m amazed our FishBaby is well on her way to four years old. How did that happen? Those who know […]

Make a Big To Do Out of Spring

Spring is upon us! And the days will slip by all too quickly. Make the most of them with a Spring TO DO List. And head’s up, if you make a purchase through any Amazon links, I do receive a small percentage of the sale. Winter draws to a close this week. Theoretically. I know, […]

Practical Ways to Bless a New Mother

Do you have a friend with a new baby? Contributing writer, Lauren suggests some sweet ways to bless the new family. Those first few weeks of having a new little one at home are so precious. As a new mom, you just want to soak in each second because you quickly learn how fast those […]

Family Fun for Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is a great time for fun, food, and faith. photo source I’m not Irish. But, I do find a kindred spirit in Saint Patrick. Years ago, the kids and I read a biography of the man who evangelized the Emerald Isle. Patrick’s is an amazing story of capture, slavery, freedom (in Christ), […]

Reader Q&A: Chores & Kids

Occasionally, readers write with questions that I know others might be able to add to or benefit from. Today we’re talking about helping kids learn responsibility through doing household chores. Take whatever I say with a grain of salt, and be sure to add your two cents in the comments section. Q.I’m wondering if you […]

Serve a “Bella Notte” Pasta Supper

Serving a Bella Notte Pasta Supper in conjunction with a screening of Lady and the Tramp is a fun way to extend the movie experience. Win a copy of the video this week. I’m a sucker for themes. I love to have dinner match a movie or dessert match a book. I love it when […]

Triple Chocolate Sundaes (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

Three forms of chocolate, brownie, ice cream, and syrup, come together for a delicious Valentine’s treat. At our house, Valentine’s Day is definitely a family affair. While hubs and I cherish our date nights, we’re not going to pay high prices or beat the crowds to get a table while dining out. Instead, we hunker […]

Making Valentine’s Day Special for Little Ones Away at School

Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be all lovey-dovey mushy stuff. Make it a time to celebrate your love for your kiddos. ContributorJessie Leigh offers some great ideas on how to make the day special for the little ones. While, traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a “couple day,” in many homes, it’s become a family affair. Candles, wine, […]