A New Kind of Christmas Card

I once naively told a funeral director that Christmas must be his quietest time of the year (I figured that even if people were gravely ill they would try and hold on through the holidays). He looked at me like I had lost my mind and said, “It’s our busiest time of the year, suicides are at their highest during December.” I had no idea. Read more...

There Is Still Time

Saturday night I came home with sore cheeks from literally smiling all evening. It was an absolute thrill to be at The Lights of Christmas in Warm Beach. All evening our booth was hopping. Your smiling faces, your hats, your kids in Christmas dresses and your comments about the station totally made my night. Read more...

A Gift To Change A Child

It is heart-breaking to picture a child on Christmas without a present under the tree from mom or dad. When a mom or dad are in prison the crime’s innocent victims are often forgotten. We can change that, together. Angel Tree provides a gift and a Bible to these children in need. These gifts change children’s lives. Read more...

Christmas Party Ideas

We are officially well into the holiday season! I know, I cannot believe it either! If you are hosting or attending a party in the next couple of weeks, I have some fun ideas to share! Mix it up with some new ideas this year! Read more...

ANN’S “BUSY MOM” SUGAR COOKIES

Recently, our family was going through a hard time. One day, out of the blue, I received a mysterious manila envelope addressed to “Queen Blogger Ann”. I opened it to find a mesh bag of cookie cutters, a snowflake container of hand sanitizer, and a card from my fellow blogger, Stephanie. I can’t begin to tell you how much that sweet gesture meant to me. A simple thing in a difficult season. So, today I am sharing my recipe for sugar cookies that I made with those cookie cutters. Read more...

allmomdoes Advent Season Devotional

We are so excited to be able to bring you this advent season devotional. We pray that it will be a way for your family to draw closer together. We hope you truly experience the joy and love of Christ this advent season. Read more...

Tips for Making Your Own Gingerbread House Without Losing Your Mind

It was three Christmases ago, and for the first time ever, I had the whole week of Christmas off work.  I decided I was going to make the most of this gift and go all out for Christmas – baking cookies for the whole neighborhood, visiting all the popular light displays, and – the challenge to top them all – making a gingerbread house.  From scratch. Read more...

Simple Peppermint Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

Is it just me or has this cold weather totally dried out your skin? Personally, I love this time of year, especially when it snows like it did a  week or so ago. More snow, please?! However, as much I love tromping around with my kids in the cold, I’m a girl that’s prone to extremely dry skin. Read more...

Local Christmas Fun

Christmas is 21 sleeps away! One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the fun activities there is to do as a family. Bundle up and take part in these happenings that really do bring to life the magic of Christmas! Read more...

Party Panic Is My Love Language

As we head into the Holidays, most moms start to feel their stress level rising. In spite of our best efforts, we somehow tend to get caught up in “perfect mom syndrome” and the desire to give our families the perfect holiday experience is so strong that it usually wins out over our desire to simplify the season. Read more...

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