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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 […]

He is Able

Photo Source: Pdam2 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. — 2 Corinthians 9:8

Cool Gifts for Free from Vista Print

We’ve got two birthdays coming up in a few weeks and then Christmas after that. So, like I said yesterday, I’m building my stash now. I loved browsing all the choices at Vista Print that are available — for free! Currently, you can get all of these items for free, though you do pay shipping. […]

Gearing Up for the Holidays (Frugal Friday)

Even though Christmas is still several weeks away, I know that it will be here in the twinkling of an eye. And since I want to enjoy the season as much as possible and NOT get caught up in the craziness that often accompanies Christmas, I’m doing a few things to gear up. 1. Start […]

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Photo Source: Magnus D Thank you to everyone who completed my survey from a few weeks ago. It was very enlightening to read what you like, what you want, what you could live without. Dessert, especially chocolate, was a keeper. See how much we have in common? Some of your questions made me laugh — […]

Planning for Your Lego Maniacs

As you may know by now, with four boys, our home is Lego central. I did my best to keep those sharp, pokey, kill-your-feet-in-the-middle-of-the-night-when-you’re-walking-down-the-hall bricks at bay for quite some time. But, about five years ago I succumbed, and my boys couldn’t be happier. Legos are a very sweet part of the fabric of our […]

Finger Toast or Piano Keys?

When you get married, you blend two distinct cultures – his family and yours. While we may have grown up in the same state, only 90 miles from each other, FishPapa and I have our own ways of doing things based on our upbringing. Often this results in some beautiful new experiences. For instance, we […]

Making a Life

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill As a mom, you have such opportunity, such privilege to help make a life. Yes, it’s sometimes a challenging and thankless job, but it is so worth it. Hang in there, today.