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Pickled Beans, Large and Small Batches

Large Batch Pickled Beans: Use about 5 gallons of freshly picked green beans to make about 14 quarts pickled beans. Carefully wash and trim beans. Into each hot, clean quart jar put: 2 cloves of garlic 1 head dill weed 1 t crushed chili peppers Fill with carefully cleaned and trimmed beans, allowing 1 inch […]

Review: Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

I’ve been puzzling how to meet my increasing commitments without losing balance and getting my priorities all mixed up.  In fact, this very week I had to make some major time-related decisions, and I just did not know how. Then God sent Crazy Busy my way. Subtitled A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big […]

Conference Lessons: Relax About Schoolwork

“If I had to do it over, I’d relax more about schoolwork.”  I heard this several times at our homeschool conference, but it’s a hard thing for me to accept and actually live with.  I prefer rigorous academics like classical education, especially for my teens.  My kids are bright, and I want to give them […]

Review: Say Good Bye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine

Having been a mom for over two decades, I have experienced survival mode intimately several times. Everyone is susceptible to becoming overwhelmed—too busy and too tired to have any hope that things can ever improve—but there’s something about being a mom that seems to invite this condition. One mom who has overcome survival mode is […]

Review: Balanced by Tricia Goyer

I just don’t know where to begin with this review.  I have 19 pages of notes…from a 109 page book!  Obviously I can’t share them all in this review, but let me tell you one thing: If you have ever felt out of balance, wondered how to get things done and how to determine what […]

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