Family Life, Home Maintenance

Hiring a House Sitter, Part 1: The Hiring

Summer time is vacation time! (We will be talking about vacation planning for the next several weeks here at "Breakfast with Bethany".) Even if you don't technically get summers off anymore, summer is when lots of families take advantage of the time to travel. My family is no different, but when you transforming into "Mom the… Continue reading Hiring a House Sitter, Part 1: The Hiring

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Blog Posts Moving to Thursday For the Summer!

Blog posts will be moving to Thursdays for the summer months. Want a sneak peak at some topics to come? Be on the look-out for: Hiring a Housesitter & What Info to Leave Salad Dressings at Home Organizing your family and home for summer Dealing with summer mosquitos Building a Mixed Grill platter for Independence… Continue reading Blog Posts Moving to Thursday For the Summer!

Family Life

10 Graduation Gifts That Aren’t Gift Cards

Is your mailbox filling up with announcements and invitations to graduations? This is the forgotten season of gift-giving, and for high-school seniors it can be like Christmas in May. It can also be difficult to come up with gift ideas that are practical and useful for a college kid that isn't a gift card. (Which… Continue reading 10 Graduation Gifts That Aren’t Gift Cards

Family Life

Spring Fever & Spring Cleaning: Keeping Your Family Motivated Through the End of the Semester

This last haul of the semester following Easter can be really difficult for school aged children from Kindergarten all the way to your kids in college. End of year testing combined with an uptick in social events and for older kids final exams can all add up to a really stressful period for families. Keeping… Continue reading Spring Fever & Spring Cleaning: Keeping Your Family Motivated Through the End of the Semester

Family Life, Recipes

The Empty Tomb: Baking and Reflecting During Holy Week

The Empty Tomb, Luke 24:1-12 "Very early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women went to the tomb, bringing the fragrant spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. They didn’t… Continue reading The Empty Tomb: Baking and Reflecting During Holy Week

Home Maintenance

Going Green: Lighting Your Home

Over the last week, we've talked about a lot of ways that you can make your home a little more green and save a little money in the process. Isn't it excellent that there are small changes you can make that are good for the Earth AND good for your wallet? Another great example of… Continue reading Going Green: Lighting Your Home

Home Organization

Going Green: Saying Goodbye to Plastic

There is an image making its way around Facebook with two jars-- one with a jelly fish and one with a plastic bag floating in water. The caption usually reads, "Can you tell the difference? Neither can a sea turtle!" Even if you aren't a Save the Sea Turtles kind of person (but, seriously, who… Continue reading Going Green: Saying Goodbye to Plastic