This Week on URS: Mother’s Day Menu Ideas and Recipes

I hope you are all enjoying some kind of fiesta tonight. Last week’s URS generated so many delicious Mexican food recipes, there’s no reason not to. At our house tonight we are feasting on Pasilla Enchiladas, a recipe my sister shared with you here. She linked it to the Meatless Main Dish recipe swap. It […]

Honor Your Mama: Whatcha Gonna Do?

This is the first year in awhile that I get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom. Not only do we now live in the same state, but she is also coming down for the weekend to watch the kids while we go to a homeschool conference on Friday and Saturday. That leaves Sunday for […]

Ultimate Carrot Cake (URS: Easter Dessert)

I must admit when I find a recipe I like, well, it’s a keeper. It eventually finds a place in our family traditions, and I’m hard pressed to move it. For instance, every Thanksgiving and Christmas I make Pretzel Berry Dessert. Every year. And only at the holidays. We don’t usually eat it any other […]

Family Fun: 6 Meaningful Easter Traditions

It’s easy for the reason of Easter to get lost amongst the chocolate bunnies, ham, and scalloped potatoes. But, knowing why we celebrate and teaching it to our children is so important! Here are some kid friendly ways to talk about what Jesus has done. 1. Hide and seek Resurrection Eggs and talk about them. […]

Frugal Friday: Do a Holiday Dinner on a Dime

I mentioned yesterday how special my mom made special occasions. We were always on a budget, but things always looked nice and tasted great. I don’t really know how she pulled it off. I never heard her complain that she couldn’t set a pretty table or a fancy spread due to lack of money. Mom? […]

Peppery Brisket (URS: Easter Dinner)

Holiday dinners are such a fun tradition in the life of our family. My own mother made a big to-do out of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. While we didn’t have much extended family who lived nearby, the second cousins once removed and all their kin that did were always included in the festivities. Sometimes Mom […]

Three in One

Legend has it that Patrick used the shamrock as an illustration of the Holy Trinity, One God in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Whether or not he used this plant, it’s true that he spent his life sharing about the God he loved. He was kidnapped as a boy. A boy who did […]

Irish Stew (URS: St Patrick’s Day Feasts)

One of my favorite parts about teaching my kids at home is the great reading we get to do together. A book that we read early on was St Patrick: Pioneer Missionary to Ireland. It tells the story of Patrick, how he was kidnapped by Celts, how God saved him, how he escaped from Ireland, […]