When we feel discouraged or question our reason for being in the place we are, at the time in history we are; let’s remember the story of Esther and see the analogy in our own life.
My Grandma Shirley was FAMOUS for this batter she made into pancakes and waffles. My family has become known for this also. They are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. a tad bit of work, but well worth it!
Click HERE my easy to follow tutorial. YUMMY!
Spending time as a family to connect is SO important! As I pointed out in my earlier post, teaching our children gospel-oriented lessons about God, other than just at church is vital. (click HERE to read that article)
Along with the lessons needs to be fun and other ideas. I have made a list of a few, but I’ll bet you have a bunch to add, so PLEASE with whipped cream and a cherry on top, add your comments of what you do for bonding time! We all gain when we share. Here ya go with some of mine:
Many years ago when I first began driving, I moved to live with my dad about 130 miles from my mom. Mom and dad had divorced when I was 9 years old, so we had made the trip more times then I could count, but I never paid attention since I wasn’t the one driving.
I wanted to go visit mom and my friends. Dad was kind enough to allow me to take his car and go see them for a few days.
Now this was wwaaayyy before cell phones, GPS, Mapquest, or any of the other very helpful tools that we have now for navigation. I had a map that you would get for free sometimes or purchase at the gas station.
The map was all fine and dandy—provided you could read it. I didn’t bother to get out a marker and study it to make sure I was positive I understood where I was going, nor did dad. He said, ‘it’s easy, just stay on I-15 and you’ll be fine.
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Here are my features:
It is SO easy peasy and scrumpdillyumptious too! It’s dream come true: a light and fluffy angel food cake stuffed with a filling of creamy delight and refreshing strawberries all nested together.…you will not think of anything else until you make this dessert — I dare you!
Click HERE for the recipe.
Doesn’t the inside look luscious! The Outside (now you know ya gotta make it)
Family time is the most important of all the items on our agenda. Believe me, I know how difficult it is to schedule it and make it stick! I had a herd of kids to drop off to sports and music lessons, homework to help with, girl scouts, cub/boy scouts, 4-H Club, PTA meetings, kids extracurricular activities to let them off at as well as occasionally (frequently) participate in myself. Then there was back-to-school night, parent-teacher conferences, oh my the list can go on and on and on and that doesn’t even include the involvement in church and community. Pretty PLEASE do NOT roll your eyes and say not another thing I have to do, or I’ve tried. I have a little story about a kite to share with you. Now, just stay with me, it’s coming, I promise.…..
Are you as happy as I am that the fresh berries and fruit are starting to come into season — YAHOOEY!
A very kind lady Lisa Barrow shared with me and gave me permission to share with all of YOU!
This sauce is a perfect compliment to fruit, and fabulous with just a spoon too, heehee.
Click HERE for the recipe.
Another mom moment (see my other post HERE): As I wrote before, Stan traveled quite a lot while the kids were growing up and with five very, very active kids who were always busy and into everything, all the time, sometimes I simply needed a break. However, there were not options for easy relief. So most of the time it was just me trying to deal with all of their shenanigans, daily drama, mishaps, messes, teasing and all the other sibling taunting that occurs.
One particular day I had it up to my eyeballs and beyond; and I’m pretty tall, so it was over the top.
I told them I was going into the bathroom as the weather was too bad to go outside, and that they needed to give me five minutes, one for each kid. Only five minutes of quiet. No talking. No noise. No tattling. And no one could say the word mom. NO M.O.M. for 5 full minutes.
After making sure all sharp objects were up, the house secure, no fire hazards were available (a subject for another day), I went to my tiny bathroom to practice the methods of de-stressing professionals talk about.
First I began to count, while envisioning myself by the ocean or in the mountains; I couldn’t decide. I was deep breathing while trying not to hyperventilate. I mean this was my chance to get it all in, right? So I was taking advantage!
About three minutes into my ‘relaxation therapy’ a piece of paper appeared under my door. I picked it up and the words were: Mom, can we talk to you yet?
I began to laugh. It was the stress reliever I really needed. I opened the door to find all five kids laying on the floor, peering at the bottom of the door looking very concerned if their mother had lost it completely. I couldn’t stop laughing which made them laugh, also letting them know all was well. There are those times though that we need our space.
This post is for parents AND for KIDS TO GET HELP when needed. You never know who may be in trouble as shown in the video below — which is very well worth your time to watch.
This dish is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! A fabulous way to stretch the budget with a meal that is packed with flavor. Consider it in the category of gourmet and company elegant. If you are feeding a bunch of munchkins, after cooking the beef patties, simply cut it into pieces to reaaallllyyy stretch it. YUMMY!
I had five kids in eight years and I wouldn’t change a thing. They were, and have been a blessing, but that is not to say that it has not been without it’s difficulties. This is National Child Abuse Month and I would like to address this very important subject.
I have taught so many of my friends and neighbors how to make this super easy freezer jam. And you can make it too with my simple to follow tutorial with pictures. GREAT for gifts and to have a taste of summer all year long. Click HERE for the recipe.
Ok, so do you ever hear good news that happened for someone else and instead of thinking, ‘That’s so AWESOME for them’ think, ‘Geez I wish that would happen for me’.
Do you know what that is? It’s the Envy Monster rearing its ugly, nasty, dreadful, terrible head…