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SHMILY - Love Your Spouse Well

My grandparents were married for over half a century and played their own special game from the time they had met each other. The goal of their game was to write the word “shmily” in a surprise place for the other to find.
They took turns leaving “shmily” around the house and as soon as one of them discovered it, it was their turn to hide it once more. They dragged “shmily” with their fingers through the sugar and flour containers, to await whoever was preparing the next meal.
They smeared it in the dew on the windows overlooking the patio (where my grandma always fed us warm, homemade pudding with blue food coloring).
“Shmily” was written in the steam left on the mirror after a hot shower, where it would reappear bath after bath. At one point, my grandmother even unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper, to leave “shmily” on the very last sheet.
There was no end to the places “shmily” would pop up. Little notes with “shmily” scribbled hurriedly were found on dashboards and car seat…

Intentional Moms

I've been collecting several blog posts about mom's being intentional about the way they raise children and rest.  Here are several from my favorite mommy bloggers...


Being a Mom and Wife is Enough: A Word for the Burned Out Superwoman
from Generation Cedar Are You Distracted and Distant or Making Your Home a Haven? from Women Living Well Blog Redefining Simple Living: Choose Your Priorities from Simple Mom Developing a Family Mission Statement from Passionate Homemaking

Creative Lunch Ideas

This is a little collection of 12 Low Fuss Ideas for a Fun Lunch at home from Having Fun at Home.  My kids would love these, and most of them take so little time!