How to Show a Blogger You Love, Care for and Respect Them

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This month, show your favorite bloggers how much you appreciate what they share day in and day out. Life as MOM contributor Prerna has some ideas on how to do just that. Valentine’s Day is in the air and whether or not you celebrate it, February is a great month to renew our love for […]

The Rewards of Sending Greeting Cards

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The following post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own: I had an amazing surprise waiting for me in the mailbox on Friday. My friend JessieLeigh sent me a surprise card and gift. How fun is that?! (Thank you, JL!) Plus, she made me cry. Inside the card with some sweet words of […]

Love.

photo source: D Sharon Pruitt I have a good friend who is very much like me. We have the same name; we both speak French; we both love bleu cheese on a grilled steak. We both have dads of Norwegian heritage and short stature. It’s fun to share these odd similarities. And yet, why do […]

Go for Coffee with Someone You Love

We are coffee and cocoa and tea people around here. Hubs leans more toward coffee, half the kids toward cocoa, the other half toward tea. I sway back and forth among all the choices. The point is we like to be cozy with a hot drink, especially in colder weather. Lately, I’m getting the chance […]

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 […]

Handling Grief at the Holidays

The holidays can be a rough time for families who are grieving or dealing with sickness, injury, or financial hardship. Here are some ideas on how to reach out to them. It’s now been three years since my mother-in-law lost her battle with cancer. She passed away about a week before Christmas. It was a […]

5 Things Sarah Taught Me

My friend, Sarah’s birthday is tomorrow. We met about 20 years ago when we were embarking on a great adventure — a year’s study abroad, in France. We walked all over Bordeaux and the outlying areas together, talking about everything under the sun. Later on we both majored in French Literature, became high school teachers, […]

Mentors, Chocolate, & A Giveaway

Photo Source: Paul (dex) Mrs. Marcy, Ms. Berge, Madame Stephenson, Michelle, Kathy, and Karen — these women don’t really know each other, but they all have something in common. Each was a mentor to me over the years. They helped me along this road, called life. Each played a significant role: my second grade teacher […]