Books of 2011

 

Starting out this year I knew I needed a reading goal. I saw people trying to read 52 books a year. I thought about it, then I remembered I’m an average housewife and mom. I decided to go for 12. I’ve always been good at starting books, but not so…

Joining the Christmas Rush

 

It’s Christmas Eve eve (or some might say Christmas Adam) and today I am living out the Average Housewife title. I haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet. Gasp! That means today is the day. I have procrastinated to this last moment because we weren’t sure what we would allow ourselves…

Launch Day Radio Interview

 

My friend Adam is on staff at the MCBI radio network in central Minnesota. After he read my post on Advent, that I wrote earlier this week, he called and asked if he could interview me about it. I’m not much of a public speaker, but I obliged. Below you…

Make-do Double Boiler

 

Christmas time is a busy baking season. It’s the only time of the year when you get out your Christmas cookie cutters, make candy cane cookies, and other countless tasty treats. Every year we make chocolate covered pretzels. Who can resist the contrasting taste of sweet and salty. Another one…

Welcome

 

Welcome to Average Housewife! If your a new reader, welcome, I look forward to getting to know you! If your a returning reader, this site will be similar to the old one with a new name. I have transferred in all of the old posts and comments, but bear with…

Advent

 

Advent is not a word I remember hearing while growing up. I don’t think I really knew what it was until I was an adult. At our current church we hear about Advent continuously. I am pretty confident that my kids know the meaning through church and what we teach…

Links

 

How in the World to get Ready for Christmas?- A Holy Experience : Who knew that so much could be wrapped up in a question “So… are you ready yet for Christmas?” I love how I’m pointed to Christ on this blog. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries¬†– The Sweets Life : I…

Links

 

Photo by Monika Thorpe Pastor John Ruined My Morning! – The Works of God : This post comes from a disability ministry blog and contains some awesome videos of boys, that were wonderfully made, singing to the God who made them. The Difference Between Trying and Doing – Michael Hyatt…

Quality Family Time

 

Jonathan and I have been slacking off on our dates with our kids. We are supposed to have one each month and we have totally missed the last two months. So, on Sunday afternoon we decided to get everybody caught up and go on a family date.

When the Unexpected Happens : Budget

 

We have been plugging right along on our debt. We have two school loans paid off and are getting ready to pay off a third. It feels good. But what do you do when something unforeseen happens.