Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Wisdom about Marriage, Homemaking and Raising Children

Here are some of the blog posts that I've been saving to share with you. I had grand intentions of writing comments on each one, but it doesn't look like I'm going to actually take time to do that. So I'll just share the links. The ladies that wrote these articles are filled with wisdom - I hope you get to enjoy them!

How To Be a Treasure To Your Husband from Women Living Well Blog
Frugal Dates from Frugal Hacks
Letting Go of Unrealistic Expectations from Passionate Homemaking

The Making of a Homemaker from Desiring God Blog

Raising Children
Helping Your Children Get Along from Generation Cedar
Why it’s Important for Stay-at-Home Moms to Stay Home from Generation Cedar
Raising Your Children to Change the World from Women Living Well Blog

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Oreo Balls - Yum Yum!

I made these truffle-like delicacies for a Bunco party on Friday, and they were yum yum! The were fairly easy to make, and my children loved helping me make them. Beware - they are super rich!

Oreo Balls
* 8 ounces softened cream cheese or whipped cream cheese
* 18 ounces package of Oreo cookies, crushed
* 2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
* 1 tablespoon shortening
Mix cream cheese with electric mixer until fluffy. Add the crushed Oreos and beat on high until well mixed. Chill for at least 2 hours in the freezer. Then roll Oreo cookie mix into one inch Oreo Balls.
Next, melt the chocolate chips and shortening with a double boiler or in the microwave.
Dip the Oreo balls completely into the melted chocolate using tongs or a toothpick.
Put on wax paper. After the Oreo balls harden, keep them in the refrigerator.
Makes about 3 or 4 dozen Oreo Balls, depending on the size"