Why My Daughter Won’t Be Getting a Barbie for Christmas

I will not buy Barbie

Many moons ago I was holding my 18-month-old son and was chatting with some friends. Completely unexpected, one friend asked me the following question:So, are you going to let your daughter play with Barbies?Huh? Did she really just ask me that? My daughter was still in my womb!"Well," came my honest reply, "I've never thought about that --- I only have a son right now."I was curious why she would ask me such a question. Was it really that big of a deal?After seeing I had not yet formed an opinion on the matter, my friend kindly explained why she didn't let her daughter own a Barbie doll -- and wow, it was an eye-opening experience for me.Sure enough, … [Continue reading...]

25 Christmas S’mores Recipes

Christmas s'mores recipes

The Christmas holiday is the perfect opportunity to break out your fave s'mores recipes! Think BEYOND the traditional s'mores recipe and try these holiday treats that are sure to please! No one will complain when they taste holiday flavors whipped into their fave campfire treats! Nope, you'll probably receive many thanks as well as requests for your holiday s'mores recipe! I highly recommend the Nutella cookie recipe -- it's my family's fave!25 Christmas S'mores RecipesLove this simple version of Christmas S'mores.What's more festive than holiday bark? Try this fun S'mores Bark recipe that will be a crowd-pleaser!Mmmm...these Holiday S'mores look … [Continue reading...]

10 Bottle-feeding Mistakes Every Mom Makes

common bottle-feeding mistakes

*Affiliate links have been added to help you find help, resources and amazing products for your journey in motherhood.* Does every mom really make these bottle-feeding mistakes? OK, OK. I don’t know every single mom in the universe, however I have seen MANY moms makes these mistakes over, and over and over again. And believe […]

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Holiday Shopping Survival Guide For Moms with Young Kids

survival tips for holiday shopping with kids

Shopping with kids during the holidays requires a survival guide. No, really it does. You need a plan for this holiday excursion, or your plans may very well fall through the cracks. My holiday shopping trips have crashed and burned many times — you know the unproductive, stressful shopping trips that only chocolate chip cookie […]

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Must Have Freebies for New Moms

free stuff for moms

*Affiliate links are included in this post, but all opinions are my own. Affiliate links are also added for the reader’s convenience.* Adding a baby to your family is a life-changing addition. Now you will begin one of the most rewarding journeys a woman can ever experience — the journey of motherhood. Yes, life will […]

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12 Ways to Get Your Home Visitor-Friendly for the Holidays

get ready for holiday guests

Do you need to get your home visitor-friendly for the holidays? Hmmmm…let’s see. You have your entire sumptuous menu planned for your holiday guests: succulent turkey with your secret recipe glaze, green-bean casserole with homemade caramelized onions, sweet potato souffle with a pecan streusel topping, homemade yeast rolls, two caramel apple pies, three traditional pumpkin […]

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The Narcissistic Parent

selfish parents

Is it possible for narcissistic, self-centered parents to be in the Christian realm of parenting? Unfortunately the answer is yes. My heart is overwhelmed with emotions as I write this post. I am angry, ashamed and heartbroken. I am also mildly concerned about possible negative reactions from my readers, however I feel the need to […]

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Perfect Party Food For Kids

prefect party food ideas for kids

You’re planning the most amazing kid party ever, right? What’s the MAIN ingredient for a great party? Yep, you guessed it — perfect party food! Pleasing kiddos, and their parents, is not always an easy task. Plus, you have to think about convenience and cost. Let’s get your party planned the fun way — with […]

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Thanksgiving Giveaway — KitchenAid Mixer and $100 Walmart Gift Card!

kitchenaid mixer giveaway

Thanksgiving is the season to give thanks! Today, a bunch of inspiring bloggers are teaming up to thank our readers for their continual support! We brainstormed about what gifts would make your Thanksgiving holidays even more special. While we wish we could bless all our readers, we are excited about helping and encouraging one wife […]

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11 Monthly Clubs That Can Save Moms Money

save moms money

As a frugal mom, I am always finding ways to save some extra money. We make our own laundry detergent, (when we are in America), cook from scratch, buy used, shop clearance and stick to a budget. But, now I am realizing there are more and more monthly clubs that can save moms money and […]

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Dear Moms, You Should Spoil Your Kids!

parents spoil kids

Spoiling your kids has such a negative connotation — but is it all that bad? I guess it depends on what you consider “spoiling” is. Many times I hear parents give these examples of spoiling: Buying the kids toys Frequent trips to the park Giving candy, ice cream and sugary treats to the kids Letting […]

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