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First Snowfall

First Snowfall

So the girls got up, ate breakfast and then headed outside to play in the snow. The first snowfall of every winter is always kind of special. This year we added the excitement of watching our “puppy” (60 lb Labradoodle) prance around in the snow. It was quite a site. Lots of giggles, lots of laughs! Watching your puppy enjoy ... Read More »

Faith-n-Family Fridays-Mealtime Devotions

Faith-n-Family Fridays-Mealtime Devotions

Here is a fun way to have meaningful conversations at dinnertime. Mealtime Devotions                   Today’s Text: Would you rather make a lot of money at a job you don’t like or make less money at a job you love? -Cindy Photo Credit: telegraph.uk.co Read More »

Dinner…again?

Dinner…again?

Mashed Potatoes CAN be the main course! Read More »

How was your Sugar-High Weekend?

How was your Sugar-High Weekend?

I’m sure teachers love having Halloween on a Friday, that way they don’t have to deal with the  sugar hangover the next day…instead, we do. Were your kids bouncing off the walls all weekend? A couple of our kids have a strong averse effect upon eating sweets, others it has little effect. So we have to monitor their candy intake. ... Read More »

Bumper Stickers you Won’t See: “My Child Dropped Out and Lives in My Basement”

Bumper Stickers you Won’t See: “My Child Dropped Out and Lives in My Basement”

Here is a great article for Faith-n-Family Friday. Creating a High Definition Home from Focus on the Family   October 31, 2014 Text-Your-Teen-at-Ten: Send a fun text to your teen everyday at 10:00am, guaranteed to avoid the eye-roll! Todays Text: “What was your favorite costume as a little kid?”     Read More »

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesday

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesday

So I am sitting at my computer in the kitchen and I hear this “Click-click…slam, click-click…slam” coming from the garage. After more than a minute I go out to see what is going on. I see my oldest daughter, my eyebrow furrows, and I ask the unanswerabel question “Why are you doing that?” Our old microwave was on the gargae floor and ... Read More »

Freedom Sweeping

Freedom Sweeping

“Don’t step in my pile!” Isn’t that what you scream when you’re sweeping and the kids come running through. But it’s too late and they walk right through the weeks worth of dirt, cheerios, dog hair and dead box elder bugs (OK sometimes it’s not quite a weeks worth). Then they keep walking on into your hall with the carpet tracking ... Read More »

A Mid-Morning Mommy Boost!

A Mid-Morning Mommy Boost!

Are you looking for a little mid-morning boost? Something to look forward to every morning with your coffee and cronut? Then stop by my blog! You can even subscribe to get it delivered right to your email. *Short, lighthearted Mom stories (daily mateiral provided by my darling, clever children, six of them, ages 6-15) * Funny videos *Participate in  “What were ya ... Read More »

To Market We Go

To Market We Go

Anyone else’s fridge empty after the long MEA weekend? I’m off to the market (doesn’t that sound easy?). I loved this video becasue we do have sooooo many choices. But, before we even get to deciding whether we want the gluten-free organic seed crackers we have to decide which of the eight local “markets” we want to go to (or should ... Read More »

Upcoming Events

Oct. 3-5 Women’s Retreat at Camp Lebanon: Workshop-“The Not-So-Perfect Recipe for the Not-So-Perfect Family” Oct. 29 Evening Mom’s Connect at Wooddale Church: “The Not-So-Perfect Family” Oct. 30 Daytime Mom’s Connect at Wooddale Church:  “The Not-So-Perfect Family” Nov 8 Midwest Family Building Conference for RESOLVE National Infertility Association   Read More »