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Just a Mom

Me and My Mom, 1973 This past weekend the local paper featured a story about “working” mothers who’ve been forced to leave the workplace and their stay-at-home counterparts who’ve been forced to join the workforce, both due to the economy. One mom commented that she has a hard time now being “just a mom.” The […]

It’s OK Not to Go Overboard

I am probably in the minority when I say that. But, it’s ok not to go overboard. I had to tell myself that this weekend. You see, I had big plans for a fancy, shmancy cake for my mom this weekend. (I mean, I do have a reputation to uphold, after all.) But, my computer […]

A New View

Visits to amusement parks were a regular occasion for my family when I was growing up. Since we lived about a 45 minute drive from “the happiest place on Earth,” and only five miles from Magic Mountain, a day at the park was a frequent activity. Those days are a wonderful part of my childhood […]

Diet for the Decades — Your Best Diet at 50+

This is the fourth and final part in a series of guest posts by Elizabeth Somer, MA, a registered dietician and the author of nine books including Food & Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best. She is also the spokesperson for 8th Continent Complete Soymilk. Elizabeth has carved a unique […]

Book It! WomenHeart’s All Heart Family Cookbook

I love a good cookbook. Over the years I have collected quite a few. (You know me, the glutton? Of course I’ve collected quite a few!) Anyway, I also like books that teach you something. These are books that aren’t just a conglomeration of recipes, but that also impart knowledge that can transfer to your […]

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 […]

Ride ‘Em, Cow Girl!

Grampa and Grammy have horses. And saddles. And cowboy hats. Needless to say, the kids had a blast, decking themselves out in western gear, riding the saddle, and even talking with a twang. “Ma, when are Pa and Grampa gonna git back here with the grub?” These people crack me up. How have your peeps […]

Washing Produce

To enjoy the Earth and God’s provision is to enjoy fresh produce. Think about all the great flavors God has created: strawberries, grapes, peaches – they’re all coming in season. Yum! Unfortunately, many of the commercially grown food that we consume is tainted with chemicals. Not so good. And we can’t all grow our own, […]