20 Communication Tips For A Happier And Healthier Marriage

Advice To Help You Better Communicate With Your Spouse

Do you and your spouse struggle with communication? Try these 20 communication tips for a happier and healthier marriage. Your marriage deserves it!

Communication is vital for a healthy marriage. But it’s something so many of us struggle with in our marital relationship. Here’s a list of 20 communication tips for marriage to help you create a happier and healthier union. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience.  This year my husband and I celebrated our ten-year anniversary. Sometimes it’s […]

7 Simple Steps to Write Your Family’s Mission Statement

Define Your Family's Core Values So You Can Live By Them

Create a Family Mission Statement in 7 Simple Steps - clarify your family's core values, goals, purpose, and guiding principles. Click to read more.

What are your family’s core values? You might have a good idea of the values you want your family to live by. But have you discussed these values as a family? Or better yet, have you written them down? A family mission statement is a terrific way to clarify your family’s core values, purpose, and guiding principles. […]

5 Essential Items To Include In Your Weekly Meeting With Your Spouse

Keep Your Marriage Strong By Working Toward A Common Goal - Your Family

Do you have weekly marriage meetings with your spouse? A weekly check-in will help strengthen your marriage and keeps you both focused on your common goals. These are the 5 essential items that should be added to your weekly meeting agenda.

One way that my spouse and I connect on a weekly basis is through our weekly meeting. The weekly meeting is our time to check-in with each other, plan for the week, and work through any problems. Having an agenda to guide us through these meetings is critical to making sure that nothing slips through […]

Fun Christmas Activities For The Kids With Oriental Trading Company

Keep the Kids Entertained This Christmas Season

Looking for some fun and engaging Christmas activities to keep the kids entertained this Christmas season? Oriental Trading company has some great options for the kiddos.

Looking for some fun Christmas activities for your kids this Christmas season? This week we received a box of fun and engaging Christmas activities for the kids from Oriental Trading Company. The kids love the activities, and I love that they’ve been entertained while I’ve kept busy with holiday planning. Disclaimer: I received the items […]

7 Helpful Tips for Extroverted Parents Raising Introverted Children

Learning to Love the Quiet

Are you an extroverted parent raising an introverted child? This helpful article, written from the perspective of an introvert, is filled with practical advice so you can better love your quiet child.

As a child, I would almost always choose to stay home and curl up with a good book over attending a party or going out with friends. This is still the case today. Some things never change. And that’s because I’m an introvert. As an introverted child, I loved spending time with my family and friends, but […]

7 Coping Strategies for Introverted Parents Raising Extroverted Children

Finding Quiet in the Loud

Are you an introverted parent raising an extroverted child? If so, this article is a must read. You'll learn coping strategies and discover ways to find much needed alone time to recharge.

Are you an introverted parent raising an extroverted child? Bless you, dear mom, you must be exhausted. You see, I know you’re exhausted because this is my life. As an introvert, my world was turned upside by the birth of my extroverted firstborn. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I knew I was […]

10 Tips to Keep Your Marriage Strong During the Holidays

Learn Ways to Reduce Stress in Your Marriage this Holiday Season

Marriage is hard. It can be especially hard during the stress of the holiday season. Check out these 10 marriage tips for ideas on how to keep your marriage strong this Christmas season.

Marriage is hard. Let’s face it. Even the strongest marriages have their struggles. Building a life together takes hard work, commitment, the ability to forgive, the capacity to ask for forgiveness, and a whole lot of grace. During periods of high stress, our marriages often suffer. Since the joy of the holidays predictably brings the stress of […]

FREE Online Conference for Moms – Oct. 11-13, 2016

Training for the Best and Hardest Job in the World!

Want some help becoming the mom you REALLY want to be? Join me for THE MOM CONFERENCE October 11, 12 & 13th, featuring features 20 amazing speakers.

Today, I wanted to tell you about an online conference designed just for moms. And, the good news? It’s totally FREE! This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. You are welcome to read my terms of use policy. It’s appropriately named The Mom Conference! This free three-day online event features some truly amazing […]

Freezer to Oven Macaroni and Cheese

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Freezer Meals - Macaroni and Cheese
This Freezer to Oven Macaroni and Cheese is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Reduce Holiday Stress with Freezer Meals for your Family. This yummy Macaroni and Cheese recipe is sure to delight even the pickiest of eaters.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Reduce Holiday Stress with Freezer Meals for your Family. This yummy Macaroni and Cheese recipe is sure to delight even the pickiest of eaters.
  1. Cook the macaroni as directed on the package.
  2. While you are cooking the macaroni, melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Once it's melted, turn the stove down to low-medium heat. Then add in the flour a little at a time while constantly stirring.
  3. Once you have a nice thick, bubbly sauce, you can add in about 1 cup of milk. Then, you'll want to turn the stove up to medium heat and wait for the milk to start to simmer.
  4. When it starts to simmer you can start adding in the cheeses. I usually add in handfuls and stir until the cheese melts. When the sauce starts getting too thick add a little more milk until all of the cheese is melted. Make sure you stir constantly during the melting process or else you'll burn the sauce.
  5. When you have a nice, thick, cheesy sauce, you can add in the spices. I always add about a teaspoon of garlic powder but some people like a little less garlic flavor. I then add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. When the pasta is done, drain it and pour it into a greased tin foil pan or a greased baking dish suitable for freezing.
  7. Last, you'll add in the cheese mixture and stir to cover the macaroni.
  8. When the macaroni and cheese has cooled, cover it with foil and place in the freezer.
  9. When you're ready to eat it, it can go straight in the over. Cook for 1-hour, covered with foil at 375 degrees, then remove the foil and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes uncovered at 400 degrees to brown the top. Enjoy!
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How To Create A Hassle-Free Homework Routine That Works

Learn Homework Habits That Will Motivate and Organize Your Kids

Back-to-school means homework time. A homework routine is essential. Read on to learn organization strategies to help your kids form homework habits that stick.

Do you struggle with getting your kids to complete their homework assignments? If homework time feels more like battle time, it may be time for a homework routine makeover.   This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. You are welcome to read my terms of use policy. When my son started kindergarten and […]