Media and Your Homemaking – Times Have Changed!


  Do you remember when women used to have to butcher and pluck their own chickens?  Me neither!!! All my life chicken has come in a plastic wrapped package – ready for seasoning and the oven!  Or even better – I can buy rotisserie chickens cooked and ready to serve!  It’s wonderful!  But our great grandmothers did it a bit differently! My grandmother explained to me,  a chicken in a box used to be delivered by a local farmer to her mother.  Her mother would put the chicken between her legs (and for anyone who is squeemish skip this next phrase), twist […]

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Crescent Chicken


Janelle from Comfy In The Kitchen invited 5 families for dinner and we were so honored to be on the guest list!  Here’s some pictures from our visit!  Yum!  We brought nothing – Look at all of this food!  Awesome! The boys fished. And the girls watched a movie!And here is one of Janelle’s most popular recipes – Crescent Chicken!   This delicious recipe comes from my Grandma (or “Nana B” as we call her)…I have wonderful memories coming home from college to this delicious home cooked meal. It has become one of my husband’s favorites too. I like serving […]

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WLW Wednesday Link-Up Party and My Top 3!

twitter bird

    Here’s my Top 3 favorite posts I’ve read this week: 1.  All this talk about Media on Media Mondays has made me perk up to the conversation already happening on-line.  Here’s John Pipers thoughts on tweeting and twitter : “If I did not know a great God and a great Savior and a great Life and a great Plan, I would not bother writing Tweets—or books. But if God can be spoken of meaningfully in a 300 page book, he can also be spoken of in a 30-minute sermon, and a three line Tweet. All efforts to speak of […]

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Media and Our Parenting ~ Part 2

teen girl texting

Yesterday we discussed areas where children are using media heavily – this includes cell phones, texting,  the internet, facebook, twitter, youtube, iPods, video games and the television.  All of these media outlets or amoral – they are neither good nor bad – it’s the use of them that determines their morality.   This is the lesson our children must learn.  As moms, we must train our children to recognize the good use and the harmful use of media.  How you may ask?  Here’s a few of my thoughts – please add to them in the comments section: 1. Boundaries.  When the item comes into […]

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Media and Our Parenting-Part 1~ Link-Up


It’s Media Monday!  So far in our series, we have explored Media and Our Walk with God and Media and Our Marriages. Today we are going to focus on the effects of Media on Our Parenting. We can walk into any gym or field of a child’s athletic game and find half the parents staring at their phones~texting, tweeting, facebooking. I’ll admit – I’m guilty too. I take my iPad to my son’s Karate class and I fit right in. All the parents are distant and distracted. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve seen a child on the ground […]

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Grilled Veggie Salad

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  Janelle has a “Comfy In Your Jeans” recipe for us this week!  It looks amazing!  Janelle writes: “I am a HUGE veggie AND salad lover. This was a meal I made for my husband and I the other night. The mixture of textures and temperature is delicious. You can also add your choice of meat to the top if you wish. A very healthy and yummy meal…enjoy often.” Slice onions and red pepper Heat grill to medium high heat. Drizzle veggies with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, seasoned salt, and freshly ground pepper. Grill appx 5 mins a side until […]

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WLW Wednesday Link-Up Party and My Top 5

1.  The video above came from a new blog I just discovered ~  I love Rachel’s thoughts on modesty and hope you will take 3 minutes to watch her video. She just came out with a new book titled “Fashioned by Faith“. 2.  This Sally Clarkson post was a favorite this week ~ If You Want Your Child To Love God, Don’t Follow the Rules 3. I found this free printable on Nancy Leigh Demoss’s site titled: 31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Chidlren 4. This goes along with next week’s Media Monday’s theme on Parenting and Media.  Teaching […]

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We Reap What We Sow In Marriage: Vlog

  (if the video does not come up for you click here) Galatians 6:9 says “Do not grow weary in doing good, for in due season you will reap a harvest IF you do not give up.” We reap what we sow in marriage – do not give up. I know at times it can seem hopeless when you feel like you are giving the best of yourself to your husband and he is not changing. But remember – God is faithful. Keep believing that he can do a new thing in your marriage. Stay obedient to God’s word – lean […]

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5 Ways Media Could Be Affecting Your Marriage

Hilton Head Vacation

Keith and I were in Hilton Head, SC  7 years ago.  We had left our son with my parents to “get away” and enjoy each other BUT the Blackberry got in the way.  He spent quite a bit of time on it – so I decided one day at lunch to take his picture – since it was becoming a memory!  You will notice in the first picture – two sandwiches and in the second, only one.  I am guessing that many of you have experienced this – your husband may be close in proximity but his mind is distant because of technology. I remember when […]

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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Janelle from is back!!!!  And she just moved from Blogger to WordPress – so check out her new page and recipe index!!! She writes “This is one of my favorite chicken recipes EVER! I make this often in the Summer for guests. These kabobs taste amazing and look beautiful. The pineapple juice in the marinade makes the chicken so juicy…Mmmm! Enjoy!” Marinade: soy sauce, pineapple juice, vegetable oil, brown sugar, garlic powder (I used garlic, garlic), ginger, dry mustard.    For the pineapple juice, I simply use the juice from a can of pineapple. But, for the pineapple in […]

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WLW Wednesday Link-Up Party and My Top 5!


   Here’s my Top 5 Favorite Posts of the week: 1. The picture above is from a wedding I attended this past Saturday. The bride, Olivia, blogs at Her Noble Character .  She and her husband shared their very first kiss at the altar! What a beautiful picture of purity. It was an honor to be invited and here’s a picture of them kissing at the reception – they had no problem warming up to this kissing thing :)!  Check out her blog sometime!  2.  I am excited to share that I will be a contributor on a new site […]

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Summer School in a Bucket!


We took the month of June off from homeschooling.  I do not plan to use a set curriculum until the fall (we have changed our curriculum – we will be using Classical Conversations along with a few others that I will share with you in August).  But I don’t want the children’s skills to become rusty over the summer so we are using a few fun sharpening tools for about an hour a day 3 times a week. We are working on Reading, Writing and Arithmetic! It is going well – too well – the kids are begging for more and I’m […]

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