the moments matter

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Articles by Rhonda Beylik
Last Saturday I had a moment, and by "moment" I mean "MOMent," one of the many life-altering MOM moments that have marked my 31 years of motherhood. My baby, my son of 22 years, the youngest of my four children, got married. read more...


road trip suitcase

July 12th, 2014 | Posted in Create by Jeanine Hardgrave
Going on a road trip with kids can be an adventure. I hope this will inspire you to "become a little vintage" on your next road trip, and turn those devices off. read more...


best baked beans

June 30th, 2014 | Posted in Recipes by Cathe Laurie
I know you can make this recipe from scratch, by soaking your own beans and making your own barbecue sauce, but when you are a busy mom, sometimes a quick, "partially homemade" recipe is just what you need. read more...


a fourth to remember

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Cathe's Notes by Cathe Laurie
For much of my childhood I lived far away in other countries, but I believe America is the greatest country on earth. I read somewhere this simple truth: you can tell a lot about a country by simply observing whether people line up to get in or line up to get out. This is a great country. read more...


cured watermelon crudo with fresh thyme

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Recipes by Stephanie Chapin
This recipe was discovered in Las Vegas at Angelo Sosa's Restaurant called Poppy Den. This is a refreshing and different watermelon appetizer, and it was a complete hit when we made it! read more...