25 Amazing Christmas Cookies to Make Now

25 Amazing Christmas Cookies to Make Now

Everyone in the house LOVES cookies. In fact, it is one of our favorite parts. They know we will be making cookies and lots of them. In my post talking about 12 Christmas Traditions, I mentioned baking cookies with your children. One of the things that are hard for me, is when someone tells me to do something but doesn’t give me any ideas on HOW to do it. So here are 25 Amazing Christmas Cookies to Make Now!25 Amazing Christmas Cookies to Make Now

The great debate Cookies or Candy

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12 Christmas Traditions to Start Today

12 Christmas Traditions to Start Today

For many families, like ours, it is all about traditions. It is the things you do every year, the silly, the fun, the serious, and the crazy. It is these things that our kids will remember. We have done them so many times, that they are just part of who we are and what we do. They change your Christmas from being all about gifts, to something deeper and much more. Here are 12 Christmas Traditions to Start Today.12 Christmas Traditions to start today

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7 Secrets You Need to Survive the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

7 Secrets You Need to Survive the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

While sitting at church listening to a great sermon about Thankfulness, it dawns on me- this is the beginning of the insanity. As my to lists run through my head, I slide further down into my pew. When I get home, I sit with a notebook in front of me and once again get overwhelmed. We have 2 Thanksgivings this week and then 3 Christmases next month. I have found 7 Secrets You need to Survive the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

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9 Dirty Secrets of Post-Partum Recovery No One Talks About

9 Dirty Secrets of Post Partum Recovery No One Talks About

There are so many things that are still taboo I this day and age. You would think with this “open mind” “being real” world that there wouldn’t be, but there is. People will only be real with as comfortable as they are with sharing their lives. I an effort to be more open with you and to help you not feel alone I the struggle of being a Mama, I’ve decided that since I just had baby number 7, maybe it was time for me to share some of my 9 Dirty Secrets of Post-Partum Recovery No One Talks…

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How to become a gentle gracious mom when all you do is scream

How to beomce a gentle gracious mom when all you do is scream

I had recently asked on my personal Facebook page, “What do you struggle with as a mom and wish you could do differently?” For many of these moms, the struggle was universal, and this isn’t just for new moms. What this question taught me was not just that ALL moms struggle, but they struggle in similar ways. Satan uses the same technics over and over to destroy us. We need to break down and understand the WHY before we can find solutions to STOP! SO I’m here to tell you How to Become a Gentle Gracious Mom when all…

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Top 5 Most Important Needs of the Third Trimester

Top 5 Most Important Needs of the Third Trimester

This is baby number 7 for me. I’m not a doctor, but I would consider myself experienced at having babies. You could say this isn’t my first rodeo. I know every pregnancy is different, but many things will be the same. There are things that almost every woman faces in her 3rd trimester. I’m sharing my Top 5 Most Important Needs of the Third Trimester.Top 5 Most Important Needs of the Third Trimester

Why is the 3rd Trimester Different?

The biggest thing affecting you during the first trimester the biggest hurdle is…

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

Self care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

This is one of those things that if you don’t plan for, it will never happen. Life is busy as it is, but during the holidays it can be intensely insane. It is starting to get cold, the kids are finishing up school, and everyone has cabin fever. During this time is when you need the connection to your spouse the most. So I’m challenging you with a Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse.Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

I don’t have time

When it comes to doing hard things, this is…

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How to Have an Excellent Family Photo

How to have an excellent family photo

We recently had a family photo shoot. I hate having my picture taken, and family pictures are so stressful. Beyond my own expectations, there are expectations of family members that just add to the weight of everything. We haven’t had a photo shoot in a studio in years. Some of my kids can’t deal with the stress, and pressure of the environment, so we have taken to having out door family pictures. While this has helped, it is still not ideal. It makes for a long day, but we have found a few secrets along the way for How…

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing

Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing

Fall is going to quickly turn into Winter. It will be a time where all you want to do is stay snuggled in your warm house and rest. This is exactly what we were made to do. And while I enjoy that time of the year, I want to take advantage of the warmer weather before the cold hits. We did our family outing yesterday since my husband had the day off. The goal here is to plan a Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing.Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing

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How to Prevent Meltdowns During Holiday Visits

How to prevent meltdown during holiday visits.

I must admit, the hardest part about the holidays for me, the part I honestly dread the most is the visit to family. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy family, but it is the inevitable meltdown that comes from a change in routine. There is so much food, fun, and laughter, why should my littles ever have a meltdown? Enevatibally it happens, and the day goes from tense to nightmare. I’m putting a plan in place. Here is my How to Prevent Melt Downs During Holiday Visits.How to Prevent Meltdowns During Holiday Visits

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