Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

If you have little ones, this might be a VERY fun project to see how the colors come out. Details follow.

Here are the basics for both hot water and cold water. Amount of time the eggs sit in the dye will affect the color.


Two […]

Celebrate Life Around the Table

The best strategy I know for strengthening families is to bring your family together to share meals around a table and make happy memories. When you celebrate the tradition of eating together as a family you are building family, honoring God, and strengthening the faith of the everyone. […]

New and Natural Ways to Stay Healthy during the Flu Season

Avoid having a sick child

If you listen to the news media you would think this year’s flu epidemic is so severe that if you haven’t already had a flu shot you better do so soon.

I did a little scouting around and discovered:

This is the “worst flu epidemic since 2009” (four years […]

Did you Teach Your Sons these Twenty Principles?

I found this list of twenty things to teach your sons from a good friend of mine, mother of six including three boys. Do you have anything to add?


1. Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Avoid Dehydration – Drink Water for Life

Why Drink Water for Life?

Although summer has not officially arrived, hot, dry summer temperatures have arrived. It’s time to revisit the importance of drinking plenty of water for health. Be sure to keep a water bottle with pure filtered water for yourself and each of your children to keep yourselves well-hydrated this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Avoiding and Overcoming the Flu, Naturally!

Mary came down with a sore throat on Sunday, right after I thought we had missed the cold and flu season. After applying some of the below tips, she said her throat was almost better a day later.

Here are some of my best tips for Avoiding and Overcoming the Flu Naturally that […]

Get Those Dirty Dishes out of the Sink!

Kitchen Cabinet Installation is Completed

Ed Note: I’ll confess up front, I’m not always diligent about keeping up with the dishes and there are only two of us living here right now. But I so love a tidy kitchen, especially my beautiful remodeled kitchen with its beautiful cabinets and count tops. I […]

The Power of Motherhood

I love this quote to encourage weary mothers to keep on keeping on.

“If only mothers might see how powerful for good or evil is their influence; how the affections and the mental powers may be molded by prayer and maternal love, and how the groundwork for the future of the child may be laid […]

Pumpkin is loaded with Nutrition

Pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body with many essential health benefits. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), B vitamins such as Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and important minerals such as Iron, […]

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Junior High Students toured a local Organic Farm this week and treated to a bountiful harvest of healthy, fresh fruit and vegetable snacks. Everything was locally produced.

The healthy snack assortments of colorful produce inspired me to share a few simple ideas and recipes you can serve to your children. Prepare an assortment of […]