Big Doings in May

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See that guy? He saw his first baseball game last week and enjoyed it immensely. He also loved it that I filled that snazzy fanny pack full of fruit leathers and fortune cookies and gum — just for him. Little did he know, that was all the snacks I could find.

He’s my youngest boy. So, in some ways, that makes him “my baby.” He’s sweet. and toothless. and about to be seven! Seven!?! His birthday is later this month — and oh my! does he have big plans. Oh yes, he does.

He takes after his mother. ‘Cause I’ve got big plans, too.

Plans and Projects

:: Later tonight, I’ll be sharing last week’s giveaway winners. Stay tuned.

:: Next weekend is Mother’s Day (don’t forget!) as well as my blogiversary! So, I’m having a party this weekend. I hope you’ll come. All kinds of fun party favors in store.

:: Since this weekend will be about celebrating and giveaways and such, I’m going to skip freezer cooking posts this month. I’m up to my ears in recipe testing right now for The Cookbook and not “freezer cooking” in my normal way. I hope to be back next month.

:: Booking It will be next week on the 10th and 11th. Join us as we talk about our recent good reads. The “assigned reading” is Finding Your Purpose as a Mom by Donna Otto. I must confess that even though this is a reread for me, it’s been hard to get into it. I’m hoping that changes. If you’re in the same boat, I suggest tackling the first section about how creating a great home starts with you. That will give you some good food for thought. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying my free choice selection, Emma.

:: At the end of the month I will turn 39 — for the first time! I’m looking forward to many more 39th birthdays. 😉

:: The Eat Well, Spend Less series was such a smashing success. I so enjoyed learning from the eight other bloggers involved and sharing strategies for saving money on food costs. If you missed it, scroll through the archives. And if you’re hungry for more, never fear. We’re cooking up more good stuff to share on a monthly basis. Wait for it….

Get Your Summer Survival Guide!

And in case you missed it, the Summer Survival Guide is here! With the help of my assistant and little sis, I’ve put together a guide book for family fun this summer. You can read more details here.

I hope Spring has sprung where you are — and that you’re staying safe from severe weather.

What are YOU doing this month?

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  1. Is Mother’s Day early this year? It really snuck up on me. And if I didn’t know about it, you can be sure my DH doesn’t either!

  2. Okay, I too am turning 39 (for real) at the end of this month…so are you sharing your birthday number…mine is May 24th! Let me know if we share the same day 🙂 And, yes, this time of year is always busy for us…my “soon to be 7” year old has a birthday on June 1st (we really thought that he would be a May baby however so fun that he now has his own month). Thanks for sharing here on your blog…I have been quietly reading for some time now, came over long ago from MSM, and have been blessed by your writing and your ideas and your sharing! Thanks! ~C

  3. Ahhhh May — hubby and I will be celebrating 6 years of marriage on the 21st, and our daughter’s first birthday on the 23rd!! 🙂

  4. Ok. Seriously. Where is your cape? I’m still trying to figure out when you sleep! A cookbook, blogging, and responding to comments, magazines, 6 kids plus a house. Whew! I’m tired just typing all that! I believe I know why you need good coffee.

    1. @Shannon L, LOL! Well, my house is a mess. Something has to give and that’s what goes first. Hoping to rectify that this week….

  5. Loved this post! So sweet. Am hoping to take my soon-t0-be 7 also toothless little man to a baseball game for his birthday. Thanks for your blog. I so enjoy coming here at the end of the day and reading something positive and encouraging (and also useful!).