God bless all of my ladies and your families this 4th of July. Let’s be strong and lead our families into another year of love, health, and hopefully prosperity. Try to stay cool in this heat wave! Enjoy your summer with a fun road trip or an at home stay-cation. Remember all the little things that make these hot steamy days memories for your children. The ice cream cones and watermelon and hot lazy days on the beach building sand castles are the greatest moments of the summer. Forget about the housework and get outside and play. It’s the family that plays together that stays together.
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Recipes & Tips
Do you have the staples?
• Baking powder
• Baking soda
• Beans, canned: black beans, red kidney, white
• Beans, dried: red kidney, great northern, lima, lentils, split pea, black, pinto
• Bread crumbs
• Broth, dried and canned: beef, vegetable, chicken
• Chocolate: unsweetened squares, semisweet chips, cocoa powder
• Coffee: beans,... [Read more >>]
Tips For Grilling
Ready, Set, GRILL
PREHEAT YOUR GRILL~
The right temperature is always important. Many gas grills come with built in thermometers, and reliable grill thermometers are widely available. A thermometer will tell you exactly what heat you are working with. That being said, the standard is still the caveman method. LOL!
This consists of holding your... [Read more >>]
Marriage & Parenting
Ice Cream Sundae Party!
For our summer staycation, I love inviting the children over for an ice cream party. Have them come in their bathing suits. Set up a folding table with sprinkles, marshmallows, and all the fun toppings you choose. Bring out the plastic bowls and the gallons of ice cream and let the children make their own sundays. Turn on the sprinklers after and let... [Read more >>]
I just joined ur email list and I admire u for this last email. Please keep them coming makes us feel normal. We don’t need advice its a since of reality check for us. Work on u and ur husband and forget about the teens. They will come back around in their later years trust me! God bless u and ur family!
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That just broke my heart. I realize that this doesn’t offer total peace for you at the moment BUT …..what are WE doing wrong. Remember, it takes a village to raise a child just too bad the village does not accept that role anymore. They are suffering in silence like you. Because we no longer have that “universal front” in either... [Read more >>]
I just read your article about bullying and while I agree on most
points, I have to disagree with you about some others. I didn't see
the news story you saw,but I can tell you that it isn't always
possible to move a child to another school. Our daughter was harassed
in one school she went to for being gay. We were living in a small
town on the... [Read more >>]
Cleaning & Organization
Taking Aim on Pesky Pests
Written By: Amy Grisak
This time of summer there’s a lot more eating your garden than just your family. Unwanted insects use your veggies as a 24/7 buffet making a mess of some plants and completely destroying others.
The best way to stay ahead of the little nasties is to take a walk through the garden every day, either early in the morning or in... [Read more >>]
Health & Nutrition
Fitness tips for exhausted moms
We sat on the couch together, I was exhausted and he was too. At three AM my baby finally went to sleep. As I lay there wondering if he would wake coughing again. I pondered how I would make it through the week. Life in our house can come to a quick standstill when one of the kids is sick. Any Mom you talk to knows the exhaustion that comes from sleepless... [Read more >>]
Budgeting & Work at Home
Share the burden
Our husbands carry a lot of the financial worry. Whether they write out the bills or earn the money to cover the bills, money is on their minds more than they would ever admit. This week have a dialogue with your husband.
Find out what his greatest financial worries are and what his greatest financial dreams are. Then write down all the things that... [Read more >>]
Beauty & Fashion
Dangers of wrinkle treatments
We all know that looks can be deceiving, and who says it’s not right to spruce yourself up every once in a while? Well sure, as long as it’s natural because a now common procedure is causing deaths in the US! Recently 16 people have died from Botox injections that spread to the rest of their body. In addition to the 16 that lost their lives... [Read more >>]