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Vote for Me! {Shameless Plea}

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Jolly Llama Squeezable Sorbets – A Review giveaway closed

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER, MOLLIE! Frozen treats go pretty quickly at our house. It wasn’t too many months ago that I stocked up on 6 or 7 “sorta half-gallons” of ice cream. We’re down to the last one or two. Even when the weather has got a little chill to […]

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Thinking of Thanksgiving: Hosting a Big Dinner

Many of today’s women don’t know the ins and outs of home making. Most schools no longer teach home economics. And if your own mother worked outside the home, chances are you may not have grown up with much teaching in the way of housekeeping and meal preparation. These are not obsolete skills. It’s good […]

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Why Today is Special

Forgive me if you’ve heard this story before. But, today is a special day in my family. Not only is it FishBoy8’s 9th birthday, but it also marks a good, but painful journey that God took us down ten years ago in teaching us about Himself, His Sovereignty, and His Great Love for us. Amazing […]

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Get a Good Habit Going Challenge: Baby Steps Toward the Goal

This is the second week of the “Get a Good Habit Going” Challenge. We’re working together to offer support and encouragement to change some bad habits and start some new and good practices. Why not wait for January when everyone gets a fresh start? Because life is happening today! Life is passing by. And it’s […]

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Meal Planning: So, What’s For Breakfast?

Multi-grain Blueberry Pancakes My children are always hungry, veritable hobbits, I tell you. And so, I have to stay a few steps ahead of them or I will spend all my days in the kitchen. Last week I planned out a month of dinners and followed it up with a 2-Day Cooking Bash to fill […]

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The 30-Day Giving Challenge

So yes, a week of November is gone – I’ve been stuck in my freezer – but it’s never too late to start giving. Alyssa at Keeping the Kingdom First has a great challenge going to encourage others to give. Check out the details here. The kids and I are reading, Obliged to Go, a […]

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Birthday Cake Scheming….

FishBoy8 will celebrate his 9th birthday on Monday. One of our family birthday traditions is to have a cool birthday cake. The birthday kid usually chooses the theme. This year? He chose this thing. I’m not really sure what it is. (Go ask your 8 year old sons.) But, we’re gonna have a birthday cake in […]

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