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Thinking of Thanksgiving: Hosting a Big Dinner

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Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Many of today’s women don’t know the ins and outs of home […]

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Why Today is Special

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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

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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?

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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

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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….

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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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Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping for Freezer Cooking

OK, I promise this is the last time I’ll talk about freezer cooking for at least a month few weeks. I regularly report about good grocery deals, but this week I don’t have any to report because I didn’t go shopping. Since my freezer is packed with most of a month’s worth of food (except […]

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Frugal Friday: Freezer Cooking on the Cheap

This week I spent a few days in the kitchen. I was on a mission to fill my freezer with homemade “convenience” items. Rather than start from scratch each night at dinnertime, I will be able to draw from a storehouse of “freezer meals.” Almost all of this month’s meals have been pre-prepped in some […]

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