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Making Soup {but not excuses}

{Happy campers: group shot of our children at our recent family camp} In my family, the term making soup means you’re making excuses and procrastinating on a job that needs to be done. For example, imagine a challenging, annoying chore needs to be done around the house. If I say, “Well, I’m not ready for tackling that chore”…

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Baby #8 Update

    It is still a surprise and a wonderful delight to be carrying a new baby inside my womb yet again. God is very generous with His blessings with our family and I am so grateful! A little update about the pregnancy, as I have not written too much this time:   We are…

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Provision Room Part VII: Putting up Stews, Soups & Sauces

“The person who decides what shall be the food and drink of a family, and the modes of preparation, is the one who decides, to a greater or lesser extent, what shall be the health of the family.” -America Woman’s Home, Catherine Beecher, 1869     In nearing the end of the Provision Room series,…

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