My Top Homemaking Challenges … and My Top Homemaking Solutions • No Place Like Home : Reblogged

http://hilarybernstein.com/my-top-homemaking-challenges-and-my-top-homemaking-solutions/ My home would not be as nearly full without my kiddos – and I’m talking full of love, life and loudness. It also wouldn’t be nearly as full of stuff, though. From toys to clothes, my kids fill our home with a lot of stuff. And they don’t just fill it – they also get…

25 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes {+ My Thanksgiving Menu} • No Place Like Home

http://hilarybernstein.com/25-thanksgiving-side-dish-recipes-my-thanksgiving-menu/ Thanksgiving Side Dishes By Hilary Bernstein Of No Place Like Home Wondering what you can bring to the Thanksgiving table this year? Change up your standard Thanksgiving side dish plans with one of these 25 real food recipes! Thanksgiving dinner may be one of the best meals of the year. But it’s a feast that includes so…

25 Ways to Cultivate a Thankful Heart • No Place Like Home

As a mom, I want to cultivate thankfulness in my children’s hearts. I want them to recognize God’s blessings. I want them to be grateful. And I want us, as a family, to follow Ephesians 5:20 – “Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

November’s a natural time of the year to slow down and talk about what we’re thankful for. I’ve found it’s easier to inspire thankfulness with young children when tying our thanks into something creative.

If you’re looking for ways to cultivate a thankful heart, try any of these 25 ideas with children (and adults) of all ages!

50 Homemade Pie Recipes • No Place Like Home

I love homemade pie. I love making it, I love eating it, and I love serving it in my home.

No matter the season, pie can be such a homey dessert – cream pies in the spring and summer or fresh baked fruit pies in the fall and winter.

Since food can play such an important part in creating a haven in your home, homemade pies fresh from the oven are a great way to create a warm, inviting atmosphere.

Hosting Thanksgiving? Here’s What to Do in the Next Week • No Place Like Home

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, now’s the time to get busy with your preparations!

With just one week left, here’s a practical timeline and to-do list to help in all your Thanksgiving prep. You’ll have just a few tasks to do each day.

Hosting Thanksgiving still will include plenty of work, but it will be less stressful. And that’s something to be thankful for!

Becoming a Modern Day Proverbs 31 Woman • Hilary Bernstein

Depending on how much you like – or dislike – housework, you may admire or disdain the Proverbs 31 woman.

Some Christian women despise the description found in Proverbs 31:10-31. If you’re not familiar with her, the Proverbs 31 woman works hard … and it seems like she does everything well. In an age of comparison, it can be easy to feel inadequate when you read about a biblical superwoman.

I challenge you to take a different approach, though.Instead of focusing on how you can never measure up to her, look at her as an excellent biblical description of what women can do. Women can work hard and succeed. Women can be excellent wives and mothers. Women can act as the very strong and capable backbone of their families.

When Marriage Is Like a Canoe Trip • Hilary Bernstein

http://hilarybernstein.com/when-marriage-is-like-a-canoe-trip/ From Sarah:  I had to wonder at the title. It didn’t sound right to me.  Yet, it’s perfect.  FROM SARAH: All comments are mine.  When Marriage Is Like A Canoe Trip I love this post and the connection between a canoe trip and marriage.  One of the first thing Hilary mentioned was her husband…