• Simple Home-Grown Tomato Sauce

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    Did you plant tomato plants this year? How are your plants producing? My plants are producing a ton of tomatoes this year, many more than we can eat on sandwiches or in salads. What do I do with the rest? Some I share and the rest I turn into delicious tomato sauce for use later in the year. Here is my super simple method for making tomato sauce with your summer harvest. Bring Out the Crockpot The first necessary kitchen gadget is a crockpot. The crockpot allows you to roast your tomatoes all day without having to watch them. It…

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    Tales from the Adventure of Virtual Kindergarten

    Never did I ever want to home school my children. Never did I ever want my children to attend virtual school at home. Yet 2020 with it’s global pandemic, catapults us into a virtual school journey, like it or not.…

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    Momma’s Deer Hunting Diaries Volume One

    The one thing I’ve learned since meeting my husband is to never say the word never. Anyone who has known me for any length of time would not peg me as a deer hunter. Until ten short years ago, I…

  • 7 Things I Wish I Knew about Freelancing When I Started

    When I first started freelancing, all I had was my laptop and a love of writing. I had recently graduated, and my mind was not focused on entrepreneurship. I did not see myself as an entrepreneur or even as a…

  • My Prayer for the New School Year

    The 20-21 School Year approaches and tension runs high. We are faced with loads of questions and very few answers. Parents, students, teachers, administrators all face new uncharted waters. We are going to need grace, empathy, and resilience to help…

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    How to Provide Freedom and Still Enforce Limits

    We have a teenager in our house. The expression “It’s MY room” comes out often in daily conversation. To which I often reply, “It is MY house!” That being said, I want her to have a space that is hers,…

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    Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    My zucchini plants are producing a bountiful harvest this summer, so it is time to find new ways to prepare one of my favorite veggies. After harvesting two of the largest zucchini I have ever seen, my mind wandered into…

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    Why I HATE Bedtime and How I Fixed It

    After thirteen years of motherhood, I can say with certainty – I HATE bedtime!  I can see your faces, you are questioning my sanity, maybe thinking – Does she not like quiet? Bedtime is the most challenging time of the…

  • Five Ways Blogging Can Help Your Business

    So … you want to start a blog.  Or maybe you don’t see the point in starting a blog, because it’s too time consuming and it’s scary putting yourself out there.   Regardless of your attitude towards blogging, did you…

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    What is the Right Decision for our Children?

    By my last count, it has been 136 days since my children entered a school building. We muddled our way through our first round of pandemic online schooling. Now we are facing the 20-21 school year wondering how it will…

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    I Wander Through Faith – But I am Far from Lost

    Do you see your faith as a destination or a journey? For me it is definitely a journey, one where I can explore and learn at every turn.  I am sure all Christians do not share my sentiment. That being…