Twelve Days of Christmas Teach Fundamentals

The 12 Days of Christmas A Guide to an Old Tradition with a New Purpose begins December 26 and focuses on the basics of the faith.

At one time, the 12 Days of Christmas was developed when the church was being persecuted and parents needed a “back-door/under cover way” to teach the basics of […]

Symbols of The True Meaning of Christmas

May the true meaning of Christmas light your holidays with joy!

The Christmasy wreath portrayed on this Leanin Tree Christmas card portrays many symbols of The True Meaning of Christmas.

Mistletoe: Peace

Rose: God’s Divine Love

Evergreen: Triumph over Adversity

Light: […]

Raising Sons

My late husband Duane, oldest of five brothers, often remarked to me, “The tragedy of your life is that you had no brothers.” My response, as oldest of three sisters, was “The tragedy of your life is that you had no sisters!”

As parents of two girls and one boy, we each brought different strengths […]

Moms: Bloom Today Where You Are Planted Joyfully

Ann Voskamp, a New York Times bestselling author, homeschool mom of six, and speaker writes poignantly about “living fully right where you are” in her book One Thousand Gifts.

I haven’t finished her book yet, but I have been prompted to apply these principles to my life as I am soon to become an empty-nested […]

Lessons from a Christmas Cookie Marathon

So my friend Patty and I planned an all day baking/cooking marathon for Saturday. We got a little bit of a late start – that was fine with me. Patty had shopped for the ingredients and planned to bring her mom’s tried and true recipe for Pecan tarts.

That is when the best laid plans […]

What Simple Tradition Tickles Your Family?

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things, not the great occasions-give off the greatest glow of happiness.” (Bob Hope)

My goal, this Christmas holiday season, is to focus on the simple, memory making activities that are short on expense, and long on […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, Now what?

If you missed Black Friday or Cyber Monday Doorbuster deals, I have good news for you, although it is bittersweet for me!

I spent today clearing my bookshelves of items I no longer need. Now that Mary is set to graduate in May, I am no longer a homeschool mom after 23 year […]

Real or Artificial Christmas tree?

To do or not to do, that is the question! To get a real tree or an artificial tree was the choice Mary and I wrestled with over the Black Friday week-end. My late husband, Duane, insisted we decorate for the holidays with a REAL Christmas tree each year.

So one of our favorite […]

Creme Brulee with Chocolate

Do you dream of a “dessert angel” sneaking into your kitchen and preparing a delicious and rich dessert for your family? It only requires five ingredients.

Mentoring Moms are demonstrating and serving Creme Brulee on Friday for an elegant and easy dessert lesson.

To prepare ahead, I spent a mere 90 minutes with my friend […]

The Big Book of Trials, Errors, and Lessons Learned

Front Cover of my Book of Wisdom

Ed Note:

The following article is written by my daughter Laura Coble, a young mom expecting her second baby in March. You can read her blog at The Coble Column.

As a Grandmother, I think it would be great to get started with a book […]

Lord, Undo me

Most readers of this page know I have been a widow for three and half years, now. It’s been a hard journey for me to be a single mom and business owner. I’ve found that working through grief takes much longer than I ever expected.


No More Super Mom?

Ed Note: The following blog was written by Laura Moll Coble, my daughter, and it was originally published at her blog.

I don’t know if its okay to review and recommend a book before you’ve finished reading it, but I’ve been so encouraged by this book so far that I couldn’t help myself!

The […] is back is back is back! I am very excited about re-connecting with you my faithful friends, readers and customers! After passing the baton from The Urban Homemaker to the Marsh family in April, my passion for homemaking remains but with a new twist!

My Mission

My mission at will […]

Give Away: Magnet Ball and Ultra Power Plus Combo

Give Away: Magnet Ball and Ultra Power Plus Combo – $64.98 Retail Value

The Magnet Ball softens hard water without the use of any chemicals or other consumable products. Softened water will enable you to cut the […]

Introducing The Wondermill Junior Contest

Urban Homemaker’s 20th Anniversary celebration-The Wondermill Junior Contest

This contest is now closed.

The winner of the Wondermill Junior Grainmill is contest entry #118, Shawn. Shawn, you need to email me at to claim your prize.

The next contest will be posted at The Urban Homemaker blog by Friday. Be sure to sign up […]