Monti, is an Armenian dish I LOVE. When my mom first made it for Brian he went crazy. It is now his favorite food of all time, and he’s not the only one.
I’ve been around my mom making Monti since I could remember, but this time I was actually going to learn and be able to replicate it at home.
“If there was more, we would give it.” He said.
I was scratching my head trying to figure out where all our funds go every month.
“Groceries!” Brian offered.
“Whoa, I think you’re right.”
Groceries are always a problem for us. I will get on little kicks of going to multiple grocery stores to find specific organic items on sale. It just gets to … Keep Reading!!!
Care Pack Project
The other day, my friend Ashlee blogged about putting together care packets for the homeless. She was inspired by her friend (who was inspired by Pinterest, it seems!) and I was inspired by all of them.
Most people have reservations about giving cash to someone begging on a street corner. I am not sure I agree it is wrong, but there are definitely times I don’t feel it is right for us to do. … Keep Reading!!!
Did you know? $1 can give clean water to one person for over a decade.
During the holiday season, there’s a lot of tradition in exchanging presents. We want to embrace our traditions and also be able to give back. Here’s our idea: instead of stocking stuffers, let’s put every dollar that would go towards those small gifts towards clean water for our friends in Africa. $10 that would have been spent on stocking stuffers could give life-altering water to … Keep Reading!!!
Every year another Twilight movie is released and each time I announce it is going to be awful, and it pretty much is. Yet, I always end up at the midnight showing secretly hoping what I am about to see will be enjoyable. I always have a good time, and the movies have some sort of spell over me, but I am aware that they are not good at all. There was a bittersweet moment when it all ended.
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Wisdom from the year:
As most of you know, we are working with Waves for Water on a clean water project to bring rural Argisa, Ethiopia much needed filters to create access to safe drinking water. We were recently updated on the severity of the water related diseases of the area. What we were told has made us realize that time is of the essence. We are now trying to bring 100 filters to the area as soon as possible to prevent any more … Keep Reading!!!
Dear Pre-child Jamie,
First off, no, your kids won’t be different. That is why that white linen couch purchase (as much as you tried to justify it) was a stupid idea. Within a year of being a mother that couch will be ruined by a huge stain made by an unidentified liquid. What is your current couch made out of? Microfiber- get familiar.
Scared of labor? Wasting your time worrying about that one…
…But you know … Keep Reading!!!
We should always uplift and encourage our children, but let them be themselves! They will become something greater than what we could ever dream- exactly who they were created to be!
I wanted to take a moment to highlight a mother whom I personally admire, Lisa Leonard.
Lisa started her jewelry company, Lisa Leonard Designs, when her first son, was born.
Lisa and her husband have two beautiful children. Their oldest, David, was born with a rare condition, and it is amazing to see the warrior inside of each mother. The way she handled innocence and ignorance … Keep Reading!!!
“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”
The Thanksgiving that we all know and love is actually a 19th century creation. By the early twentieth century it was really established as what it is – a family gathering to celebrate blessings. The true history of Thanksgiving is a controversial topic in certain circles. Some believe that the holiday is actually disrespectful to the natives of our land because colonists ended up committing mass genocide and dehumanizing native cultures.
I personally understand that it would feel belittling … Keep Reading!!!