Parenting is a laughable process

I just read the most hilarious post on parenting.  This is from a blog I have recently started following and this sweet mom has the most incredible story.  Of course we all have an incredible story when God saves us from our sin and brings us to Him.  Some of our stories are more serious, some funnier.  I’m here to tell you, this gal puts real parenting in to focus.  This link will take you to the 911 post at the bottom of the page and the post above it is laugh out loud funny too.  Enjoy…and remember that parenting is a laughable process.  Blessings,

Rotten Eggs

OK, so there is nothing spiritual about this, but I just found the greatest kitchen tip.  My husband had this craving for some Braum’s ice cream this weekend, so we headed out and while there I decided to pick up some milk and eggs.  If you don’t have a Braum’s in your area-you are really missing out on some great products.  They have really fresh dairy products with no hormones and all the yucky stuff.  It does cost more, but for sure worth the splurge.  I love to buy their milk because it stays fresh so much longer than that in the grocery store.  Anyway, we ran one more errand before going home and needless to say, I forgot to bring in the milk and eggs.  It never entered my mind until the next morning.  YIKES!  I ran out to the car and retrieved the sack, headed to the sink to dump it all, opened the milk and it did not stink.  I couldn’t believe it-now I am sure it will spoil quicker than normal-but I will be able to tell when it goes bad by the smell.  But, what about the eggs?  If the milk is still good, how about the eggs.  I know it is very dangerous to eat old eggs due to food poisoning.  I had no idea how to tell if they were bad or not so I headed straight to Google and I found the coolest video on how to tell how fresh your eggs are.  You just have to watch it, it is short and may come in handy in your future.

You just might need this info this Easter for that one forgotten decorated egg under the couch.  Happy rotten egg hunting:)

Cooking Tip

I just love to read recipe books and try to find fun new recipes to try.  I also get a great magazine called Saveur  It is a magazine that focuses on authentic world cuisine-thus you never know what you will find in it.  The pictures of the countries/cuisines featured are gorgeous too.  Anyway, ever year they do an issue that focuses on what they call the “Saveur 100” More

Joy 2012

Do you read Ann Voskamp’s blog A Holy Experience?  Some of you have probably heard of or read her book( ).  Ann is starting a Joy 2012 dare for anyone interested in counting God’s blessings on a daily basis. The dare is to live full of JOY in 2012 by counting 3 blessings a day which would give us each 1,000 gifts to praise God for by 2013.  I am taking the dare and want you to join me if you wish.  She is making it easy by sending 3 questions/thoughts to answer for each day of the month.  Yesterday’s thoughts were to name,

One thing you’re reading: Humilty by CJ Mahaney

One thing your making: Fresh apple bread for a friend just out of the hospital

One thing you see: Fun, bright yellow “weed” flowers in my yard that remind me spring is on the way.

How easy is that?  It gives me focus to look at life with a positive view and I am reminded of all the small blessings God pours out on me each and every day-even when my soul is downcast.  I am assembling a small notebook with monthly tabs  and notebook paper where I can record my 3 joys everyday. Since you young moms are super busy-you might even want to just hang the monthly list on your fridge and then answer them in your thoughts as you say a quick thank-you to God.  Please consider joining me.  I will keep you posted on my progress.  Many blessings and much JOY in 2012.

Trying to save money & stay on budget in 2012?

Every year, at the first of the year, my husband and I go over our budget, making sure it is accurate, taking away from, adding to, things like that.  For example, our oldest is in 1st grade this year and it just dawned on me that we need to put school supplies in the budget.  And so far, 2 years running, we’ve needed to buy extra supplies for when she runs out of something throughout the year and when she has other projects that require additional supplies.  A new category (budget line) has emerged! More

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. … Check it out … pretty interesting!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people.

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