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10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve with Kids

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New Year’s Eve with kids can be a total blast, especially when you plan a few activities to do together. Check out these fun things to do on New Year’s Eve — with kids! FishPapa and I have always been homebodies. We love to stay home way more than we like to go out, so […]

Celebrate Simply

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Would you like to celebrate the season more simply this year? Take my free 4-week course to help you streamline your celebrations to suit your season of life. Years ago when we had one child and a really tight budget, I decided that I was going to make all our Christmas gifts, all our Christmas […]

5 Ways to Care for Your Spouse This Season

Care for Your Spouse in This Season - the holidays can be rough which makes caring for our marriages all that more important.

The holidays can be a stressful time. We have family to see, gifts to buy, and cookies to bake. There’s a fair amount of emotional issues that get stirred up between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, too. Memories of holidays past or family get-togethers can spark controversy and stress. That’s why it’s all the more important […]

How to Have a Happy (New) Year

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photo source We say “Happy New Year!” But I wonder if we are really just referring to the night or the day surrounding the change of years. Ya know, “Have a great party!” Rarely on January 1 have I thought about the year as a whole and how to make the next 364 days happy […]

New Year’s Feasting (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

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Ring in the new year with some good eats to please the whole family. The ball is dropping in just a few days. We’re on the edge of 2013? How did we get here?! Since hubby and I are homebodies, we’ve never minded staying home on New Year’s Eve. We cook up some fun snacks […]

Holiday Baking Plan – FREE Download for Freezer Cooking

Holiday Baking for the Freezer

Download a FREE holiday baking plan, complete with grocery lists and step-by-step instructions. This past month I reaped the benefits of having done that big cooking session in November. Not only did we have meals for November, but my freezer stash is also stretching us almost entirely through December as well. I love it when […]

Busy Holiday Cooking Plan – FREE Download for Freezer Cooking

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Looking for freezer cooking plans? After you download this plan, check out these other free printable plans. It has been a freezer cooking MONTH, I tell ya! First there was the wild hair I got to post 31 Days of Freezer Cooking over on Good Cheap Eats. Then there was the release of my book. And […]

Review the Old Year

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Reviewing the old year is a great way to remember the beauty and goodness, and hardships, too, that craft the path we’re on for the future. On Christmas night while my peeps were happily playing with new Legos, video games, and felt food, I started working on our 2011 family slide show. I’ve done this […]