Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I've got that lovin' feeling...

I am lovin' this book. It was a recommended reading at the Weekend to Remember. So glad I purchased it. A Mother's Heart by Jean Fleming.

I just wanted to share a paragraph I found to be very inspiring and motivating to me as a mother...

"The aspect of mothering that excites me most is knowing I am making a permanent difference in my children's lives. I am a woman of influence. I impart values, stimulate creativity, develop compassion, modify weaknesses, and nurture strengths. I can open life up to another individual. And I can open an individual up to life."

Wow. Does that impact anyone else like it did me? I have the God-given power to impact my children's lives in a HUGE way. Am I feeling a little pressure over this? Yeah. Sure. But, wow, as I really give this mothering thing an effort and see it as the blessing and treasure that it is, I can really make a difference in the way my children develop and flourish in every aspect of their lives.

Here's another thing I'm lovin' right now. Unfortunately, my waist is not lovin' me for lovin' this so much.


This strange looking stuff is called "Muddy Buddies." Don't let its simplistic, disheveled outward appearance deceive you. This stuff tastes great. My taste buds have developed an addiction of sorts to this stuff.

I found the recipe on the chex.com website. You can look at it, but I warn you that if you like chocolate and peanut butter (or in our house, soy butter) and have a certain weakness for the two combined, you may want to think twice before you dive in. You will never be able to go back. Maybe I'm just strange. I know this is no double fudge/peanut butter dream cake. I know it's not fancy schmancy. But it's yummy. And it's coated in powdered sugar.

Thank goodness we just finished the last of it. Yes, this was my mid-morning snack. I know. Tsk-tsk. Shame on you, Amber. But at least it's now gone, and I will not be making this again as I now realize that I am unable to resist this little chocolatey goodness. But if any of you make this and want to send a little baggie full my way, I will accept it with open arms.

6 comments:

Heather said...

I remember making that with my mom when I was a little girl! We called it "puppy chow" around these parts, and its addictive isn't it???

Annette said...

yummy :)
yes, we are women of influence AND I'm so thankful for the grace of God that covers my not so Jesus like part of parenting :). we are starting to CHRISTmas decorate also. At this point it is in between the pretty and "just a big mess" stage! happy day to you...

Shannon said...

I've had that snack and it is yummy! Your Cmas decorations and warmed up bed look great!

Sarah said...

We call it "monkey munch" and it is addicting!!! We all can't get enough of it. I don't make it often, because I lose all self-control around that stuff. :)

VintageChicChick said...

The Muddy Buddies are one of my ultimate favorite snacks!!! Now, I must make some!

BurttBunch said...

Oh yes...it IS very addictive!