Choosing to be Thankful…..

I just read this post at (in)courage and it resonated with me. I’m a complainer by nature.  (I hate to admit it, but it’s true).   I tend to have a negative first reaction, as I learned from Mary Sheedy Kurcinka’s book, “Raising Your Spirited Child”.  I want to say “no” before I think about saying […]

4 Days to a Forever Marriage – Review & Twitter Party

I had the privilege to review 4 Days to a Forever Marriage: Choosing Love or Anger by Gary & Norma Smalley as part of the Moms of Masterbooks Review team. As you are more than likely aware, we live in a society where roughly 50% of marriages end in divorce.  Norma Smalley says: “But I’ve […]

Spooky Treats e-book Sale – 4 days only {EXPIRED}

Hey there! I have a Spooky Treats ebook that I am selling for 4 days only. From now until 11:59 EST on October 31st, you can purchase this Spooky Treats book.  This ebook is filled with 20 fun recipes that you and your kiddos will love!  3 of the recipes are for the not-so-squeamish.  I […]

Need Someone to Plan Your Meals For You?

I hate trying to figure out what to make for dinner. And sometimes lunch (when the kids won’t let me throw a sandwich together for them).  I love Christine Steendahl’s (aka “The Menu Mom”) recipes.   She has a Special Fall Bundle out that retails for over $100, but until Oct 3rd you can get a 90% […]

Mom-Tip Monday: Fun (and Yummy!) Snack Idea

My 6-year-old took this picture and asked me to post it on my blog. (Lucky for you I don’t post every single such picture that he takes for you all here!)  🙂 If you know me, I hate trying to figure out snacks (and lunch.  Oh wait, and dinner). Moms who enjoy cooking for their families […]

Cleaning Trouble-Spots: The Lazy Flushing Toilet and the Soap Scummy Glass Shower Door

I’ve been on quite the cleaning kick lately! I’ve had to do some online searches for solutions to some of our trouble spot areas in the bathroom. Here are the results: The Toilet: Our toilet has had a lazy flush for….as long as I can remember. This basically means that the toilet flushes completely whenever […]

Marriage Tip: aka Preserving Your Sanity in the Long Run!

It seems that I learned a lot about marriage AFTER the fact – sorta’ like with parenting. 😉 I can still remember when my husband and I first got together, and I would be so uptight about certain things. For instance, the way that the laundry was folded (in my defense he folds the shirts […]

Mommy Tip Monday: What to Do with Those Pants Hangers?

Ya’ know those pants hangers that the kids’ clothes come on? I don’t use them. They drive me crazy. I usually just toss the darn things. Well….the kiddos  were painting the other day, and I was at a loss trying to figure out where  I was going to put the multitudes of pictures to dry. […]

Attention Fellow Recipe Junkies!

{Photo Credit: Vladimir Melnik} Some women collect shoes, I collect….well, recipes!  I LOVE buying new cookbooks and finding easy, yummy recipes in magazines. If you’re anything like me in that respect, you’re going to love what I have for you today. First, you can get the Menu Planning Central system Half Off through Wednesday, Feb. […]

Pancake Muffins! {Recipe}

Hi! I’ve been totally slacking on my posts of late – sorry! I do have a neat “Mom-Tip” for you, though. We LOVE pancakes in our house. (When I was pregnant with my first kiddo, I wanted them EVERY. DAY. No joke!) But with two kiddos that seem to get into one thing or another […]