Spicy Grilled Shark with Peach Salsa (Ultimate Recipe Swap: A Birthday Dinner)

Birthdays are cause for special celebration at our house. Usually we let the Birthday Person choose one meal to eat out (within reason) and sometimes he gets to plan the other meals for the day as well. Each of my guys has a favorite that is often requested. So I usually have a feeling what […]

Want to Have Breakfast in Bed?

Dads and kids can follow my step-by-step tutorial here at North State Parent.

Need a Last-Minute Gift Idea?

Check out my article in Montgomery Parents for easy and free Mother’s Day gift ideas. (Or print it out and leave it somewhere the hubs and kids will find it.)

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Mother’s Day

Usually, I think of Mother’s Day as license to cook/make someone else cook what I like to eat as well as enjoy a day off Kitchen Patrol. But, this year, my mom will be here for the weekend, so I want to make it special for her, not just me. Unfortunately, she detests some of […]

This Week on URS: Mother’s Day Menu Ideas and Recipes

I hope you are all enjoying some kind of fiesta tonight. Last week’s URS generated so many delicious Mexican food recipes, there’s no reason not to. At our house tonight we are feasting on Pasilla Enchiladas, a recipe my sister shared with you here. She linked it to the Meatless Main Dish recipe swap. It […]

Honor Your Mama: Whatcha Gonna Do?

This is the first year in awhile that I get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom. Not only do we now live in the same state, but she is also coming down for the weekend to watch the kids while we go to a homeschool conference on Friday and Saturday. That leaves Sunday for […]

Ultimate Carrot Cake (URS: Easter Dessert)

I must admit when I find a recipe I like, well, it’s a keeper. It eventually finds a place in our family traditions, and I’m hard pressed to move it. For instance, every Thanksgiving and Christmas I make Pretzel Berry Dessert. Every year. And only at the holidays. We don’t usually eat it any other […]

Family Fun: 6 Meaningful Easter Traditions

It’s easy for the reason of Easter to get lost amongst the chocolate bunnies, ham, and scalloped potatoes. But, knowing why we celebrate and teaching it to our children is so important! Here are some kid friendly ways to talk about what Jesus has done. 1. Hide and seek Resurrection Eggs and talk about them. […]