Memories of Christmas (And a Giveaway!)

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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Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie

My mom found this recipe in one of my Gramma John’s cookbooks in 1967. It has been a family favorite for over 40 years now. Someone in our family is for sure making it on Thanksgiving or Christmas. The story goes that my mom and dad would see who could wake before the other in […]

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Christmas: Getting Organized

We’ve discussed why we celebrate Christmas as well as how to get our minds set on simplifying the season. What we think determines what we do. Now, let’s look at how to organize it all, so that we can actually do it. I’ve told you before about the wonders of Organized Home. CEO, its founder, […]

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Book It! Celebrate Simply (and a Giveaway!)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Last year was a pretty tight year financially for us. As I mentioned before, we realized some new ways of thinking about money which have really benefited our family. We learned to cut back and get by with less. And life has proven to be just as rich and full as […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Special Christmas Edition

Don’t forget! On Tuesday we’ll be featuring special Christmas doo-dahs. Ok, they don’t have to be “tools” in the true Bob the Builder sense of the word. But, something that makes Christmas more special, more organized, easier, or more meaningful at your house. I’ll be featuring something that says, “Christmas,” to us. I hope you’ll […]

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Spread the Word

Here’s a button if you’d like to share the wealth this week! Hope to see you here.

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Christmas: What, Why, and How?

Christmas is the celebration of God becoming man. You know, Jesus? God the Son, came to be with his people in a new way, in the flesh, in order to reconcile them to Himself. Despite whatever revisionist history you’ve been subjected to in the past, whatever warm fuzzies you’ve heard about faith, hope, and love, […]

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Time for Mom: A Night Out With the Girls

There’s just something about “chick things” that guys and children can’t always comprehend. Take, for instance, the 6-hr A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. This past winter, as if 24-7 morning sickness wasn’t enough, I got the wicked, nasty flu twice. It was terrible. At one point I thought I would die — and I […]

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