The Thanksgiving We Almost Died


The baby was six months old and he wasn’t quite crawling yet. He happily joined in the general noise and play of his two sisters and a brother, ages twenty-two months, three and four. Four little children, aged four and under. We were living in a small white frame house while my husband went to […]

Fall Treat: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Fall Treat: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Easy DIY savory crunchy pumpkin seeds!

Today’s article is brought to you by one of my daughters!  When Sarah and her family visited recently, they made a batch of these yummy seeds, so I asked her to share the recipe with you.  ~ With love, Charlotte Fall Treat:  Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Sarah Vera Nothing says fall like pumpkin, right? To […]

Summer Fun and Summer Meals


Summertime and the livin’ is easy….or not.  Many families have a distinct summer schedule that differs from the school year, with a myriad of new activities.  Even if there are no children at home, life takes on a different feel when warm weather rolls around.  Summer affects just about everything, from laundry and meals to […]

Resurrection Rolls for Easter


A few years ago we started a new tradition at Easter time:  making Resurrection Rolls.  We usually make them with the younger girls after dyeing boiled eggs.  Last year things got so busy we didn’t make them until several days after Easter.  See?  No perfection required when it comes to family traditions.   Resurrection Rolls […]

7 Things to Do the Week After Christmas


Christmas is wonderful, but so is the week AFTER Christmas.  It’s a time of reflection, looking forward, decluttering and organizing.  Here’s a short list of ideas for things to do the week after Christmas: Take down Christmas decorations and put them away in time for New Year’s Eve. Put up some new winter décor, like […]