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15 Gluten Free Soups and Stews

As the leaves change colors and the days become shorter and cooler, I love preparing hearty and comforting soups and stews. Since we have a few people in our family sensitive to wheat, we aim to stay as wheat-free as possible, which naturally leads to gluten-free meals. Last month, I shared a list of 23 Gluten-Free recipes for your … [Read More...]

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How to Have a Low-Stress Christmas

How does Christmas time usually make you feel? Happy, light, and merry? Or stressed, overburdened, and tired? Unfortunately for many people, it's the latter. But Christmas doesn't have to stress you out this year! All you need to do is learn some tips on how to have a low-stress Christmas! 1. Do Less For many people, Christmas is stressful … [Read More...]

20 Awesome Homemade Gift Ideas

If your budget is tight this Christmas or you're looking for something at the last minute, DIY homemade gifts are the way to go. Personally, I love receiving gifts that are created by someone and comes from the heart. Here's a round-up of 20 awesome homemade gift ideas: Coffee Body Scrub via Wonky Wonderful DIY Monogrammed Recipe Box via … [Read More...]

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20 Amazing Mason Jar Gift Ideas

I love mason jars. I even use them as glasses in my home. If you love mason jars as much as I do, you're going to love these ideas! These gift ideas are good for Christmas or any time of year. Also, keep your young people busy this December by download a free Advent calendar and 25 Christmas printables, ranging from activity books to coloring … [Read More...]

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How to Save Money on Christmas Gifts for the Kids

Christmas is supposed to be a time of merriment, but for many people, it's a time of stress, especially financial stress. This appears to be even truer for families with kids. In a world where more and more toys are $50+, saving money on kids' toys during the holidays is becoming even more important. So to help you out, here are some tips. How To … [Read More...]

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6 Things I Wish I Had Known As A Young Mom

Looking back 31 years to when I first became a mother, there are quite a few things I wish I had known as a young mom!  Sometimes young moms just need an "old mom" to come along side of them with some advice and encouragement! As a mom of eight kids, and my youngest now being 19, I often find myself looking back on my earlier days of parenting. … [Read More...]

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7 Christmas Break Activities for Families

It goes without saying that Christmas is a busy time of year. In the busyness, we don’t want to lose sight of making this time about family, so let’s carve out a little extra time to do something special. We can reassign Christmas tasks into Christmas traditions, so they are thoroughly enjoyed and become a blessing. Keep your young people busy … [Read More...]

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DIY Calendula Bath Soak

Sometimes we mamas can use a break. Am I right? A soak in the tub, a quiet cup of tea, and a good book. Sounds pretty nice, doesn't it? These moments may be few and far between, but I'm here today to make that moment, when it arrives, a little more relaxing. All you need is a little salt, a few herbs, a muslin tea bag, and a few minutes. Put … [Read More...]

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Christmas In England {Christmas Around the World Series}

Happy Christmas! An Alabama girl growing up in the USA, I felt I already had a strong sense of unique cultural traditions. When I married my British husband with his English heritage, I had culture shock Even though my husband and I have lived in the US since we were married, some of his customs and traditions have rubbed off on us. No we … [Read More...]