Children and American Pride

If you live in Maine then you know (or should know) that a great American hero's anniversary is coming up at the end of June. It will have been 25 years since MSG Gary Gordon died for our country. He left behind children, parents, and family. His hometown has been working hard to honor this … Continue reading Children and American Pride

Review: Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe

I recently read the book Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe by Todd Wilson.  I finished the book very quickly. I would not consider this a must-read book. If you have the spare time or nothing else to read then this book may be fine. This book is not for the easily insulted. When I started reading this … Continue reading Review: Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe

Homeschooling and Pregnancy

Is it just me or are homeschool mums pregnant all the time? I'm kidding! But since I am a mother of 4 it sure feels that way!  So how is it possible to homeschool and recover from birth? The answer is not to push yourself toward unrealistic terms. I am very surprised by the number … Continue reading Homeschooling and Pregnancy

Pray for Those Who Hurt You

“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44) I was at a community mothers group today and the topic of conversation was forgiveness. We were watching the 20/20/ Parenting series by Julie Richard which we have been working through for some time. After our video and wonderful conversation, … Continue reading Pray for Those Who Hurt You

Snickerdoodles

These cookies are the best snickerdoodles I have ever tasted and baked. YUM! They were so full of flavor and soft. We will make them again! I got to make them with the kids today. There is something about snickerdoodles that just bring me back to my grandma's kitchen. These are soft snickerdoodles, which I … Continue reading Snickerdoodles

Easy Spice Muffins

Food is not cheap. Making things that are good and from scratch is the way to save a lot of money, feed the family easily, and still be satisfied. Here is my Spice Muffin recipe which takes little ingredients, is easy to change, and the kiddos would love to help! I haven't met someone who … Continue reading Easy Spice Muffins

Egg Free Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are actually good but very flat. My kids did love these and they were very crispy. These would be great if you cooked them very small and made them as crisps, which I probably will do next time. It is my first egg-free cookie I have made. Ingredients: 1 Cup Peanut Butter(use creamy) … Continue reading Egg Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Christmas With a Newborn

  I have four children now. Four children at Christmas. Does that sound terrifying? A little, yes. Having rules and boundaries help though. I learned very quickly that it is ok to say no, make sure you say no, and the anger and tears are over in about five minutes. That makes all the holidays … Continue reading Christmas With a Newborn