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A Christmas Toast to Mothers


'Twas the morning of Christmas Eve eve and all mom could think,  Was for Christmas this year, I just need a drink.
After 9 months of staying 100% sober, It's hard not to be thankful pregnancy is over.
When a baby nurses non-stop all day long,  And the toddler screams if you play the wrong song,
And you spend your whole day running back and forth to the 'potty',  While explaining that Santa won't come to the house if you're naughty...
We all love our kids, and they're cute when they smile, But every so often, every once and a while...
It's seems all they do is eat, poop, cry and scream, Let's remind ourselves, moms, that we're on the same team. 
So for Christmas this year, if you see a fellow mother, Let's just offer a glass and cheers one another.

Ginger Sugar Cookies

Christmas is my favourite time of the year, and each year, I start my Christmas baking off with Ginger Sugar Cookies.

I have been making variations of these cookies for years now, and they have always been my number one, go-to Christmas cookie. Here is the recipe I used for my Vegan Ginger Sugar Cookies this year:

Ginger Sugar Cookies

2 Cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Ground Flax mixed with 3 Tbsp Water
1/3 Cup Vegan Margarine
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Honey or Molasses
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Raw Sugar


Preheat oven to 350’

In a medium bowl, mix together Flour, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, and Salt.

In a large bowl, Cream together margarine and sugar.

Mix in honey and vanilla to the margarine and sugar mixture.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix.

Roll dough into 1” balls.

Roll each ball in raw sugar and place on a baking sheet.

Bake in the oven at 350’ for approximately…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas is just around the corner, and this year at our house, that means Daddy is home soon! We have been counting down the days since he left in August, and the girls and I can’t wait to have my husband back home. It’s been a long four months, but it is almost over and it can’t be better timing. My eldest has been getting more emotional and expressing to me that she misses her dad, and I ran out of motivational juice a while ago, and have been running off of coffee and necessity. That being said, I have found a few things that seem to help get me moving each day, and reduce stress. 

I found that if I start off the day lazy, that is how the rest of it goes, and I wind up with two antsy toddlers and one stressed out mama. When I start out the day either cleaning, baking, or getting out of the house, then I tend to have more energy, motivation, and patience for the rest of the day. 
I have also been prepping breakfast, clothes, and the coffee maker, every night before bed. This way,…