Mini Apple Cider Muffins

Mini Apple Cider Muffins


  Have you gotten into the swing of things yet with school and sports and other Fall activities?  I’m still trying to adjust to the busyness that comes with a change in the seasons.  One thing I look forward to each year is the reappearing of some great Fall recipes.   Over the next several weeks I’ll be introducing some…

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restaurant-style salsa

How to Make the Best Restaurant-Style Salsa


I don’t enjoy store-bought salsa anymore – and you won’t either after I show you how to make the best restaurant-style salsa right in your own kitchen.   And it only takes 5 ingredients.   Yup – 5 This salsa is a hit with all but the littlest kids in our family – they’d just rather eat the chips.  Our oldest even requests…

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My Midwife is Forcing me to Exercise


I’m pregnant with my ninth child.  Yes, ninth.  The one you have after you’ve already had eight.   I’ll give you a minute . . .  Ok. For all of my other babies I gained 50 pounds and was not even interested in looking at the number on the scale come delivery day.  I distinctly remember telling my husband to…

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Keeping Your Cool When Your Kids Love Bugs

How to Keep Your Cool When Your Kids Love Bugs


When your kids love bugs and you’re not a bug-person yourself, it’s a little bit difficult to share their excitement and enthusiasm for the many-legged creatures they care for.  I was recently reminded of this when my son came rushing into the office exclaiming:  “Mom, the roly poly’s had babies!” I was a bit busy so of course I blurted out,…

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Facebook Time Suck Phenomenon

Why Facebook is a Time Suck


Why Facebook Is A Time Suck – And How To Avoid Being Pulled In   Have you ever noticed how much time you spend each day on Facebook and other social media sites?  Us mommies all know that time flies, right?  I mean one day your child is born and then you turn around an they’re driving off to college.  Where…

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Young Living Essential Oils Giveaway

The Fantastic Benefits of Essential Oils ~ and a Giveaway


Essential oils are known for their healing properties and contributions to overall wellness. Plus they smell amazing.   Today I’ve teamed up with the gorgeous Wendi Nicholson.  She blogs over at Wendi Nicholson and can also be found on Instagram.   She’s passionate about helping and supporting other women on their journey through life.  She’s also passionate about the benefits of essential oils. Health and Wellness Benefits of…

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Turning 40

Why I Was Thrilled to Turn 40


I was 15 on that fateful day in May – the day my dad turned 40.  I remember it very, very clearly.  I was just a spectator – around the edges – of the party my mom had been planning.  Black streamers waved in the breeze outside our house, waiting for guests to arrive.  Black balloons and gravestones hung here and there…

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