How to make your next move less stressful

Moving is a jumble of conflicting emotions. One minute you’re excited, the next you’re fighting back waves of apprehension. Chances are your kids will be feeling the same way. Moms can minimize disruption on move day and keep your family stress-free with these tips. Moving…

Fabulous 13th Birthday Party Ideas

When you become thirteen, the big deal is the “teen” on the end. You are now a teenager! You have talked to your folks and got them to agree to a party. Is it going to be at home or somewhere else? There is always…

A Romantic Dinner Date At Home

Almost all of us have good memories of turning up at a gourmet restaurant or heading off to some nearby romantic getaway to celebrate a festive few days. Well, the current economic recession affects many of us and it may happen that this year you…

Top Ten Kitchen Utensils and Gadgets of 2017

Since I am on a roll, I thought I might as well start doing our favorite kitchen items list for 2017.  (You can read about our Top Ten 2017 Baking Essentials here and our Top 2017 Cooking Essentials here.) This year I wanted to break…

Top Ten Cooking Essentials for Our Home in 2017

It’s been one of those days. The kind where you start up semi-grumpy and end up seething mad because nothing goes correctly. It’s a long story. Too long and tedious for here, so I’ll digress and get to a much happier topic: COOKING! This is…

Top Ten: Baking Essentials in Our Home for 2017

One of my favorite things about spring is baking. Something about the temperatures dropping and the nights coming later makes me all nostalgic and draws me into the kitchen to bake and cook and make our home cozy and comforting. The few days we have…

Double Chocolate & Mint Chip Cookies Recipe

My personal favorite cookies are mint and chocolate. Put those two together, and everything is right with the world. Seriously–they’re delicious combinations, and my cookie recipe combines them both. But, there’s a prerequisite. You HAVE to have a sweet tooth. And more than that, you…

Communicate! Say What You Mean

When my husband and I were still newlyweds, he said or did something that really made me angry. I was fuming! Funny how today I can’t seem to remember what it was, but at that time it made me so mad, I had to walk…