Creating Father’s Day Traditions

Nicoles Nickels

Father’s Day is coming soon, and this is Jamie’s first Father’s Day with daughters! Since he got divorced, he always spends Father’s Day with Noah, and they do something special together, but don’t have any traditions per se. With our daughters, I am all about creating traditions. Jamie is a chef, and while he doesn’t have a lot of time to cook at home, when he does, he always comments that we need a new grill.

Sunday Reads 7/27: Being Anti-Social, A Daughter’s Place And More Books

For the Mommas

A Daughter’s Place by C J Carmichael. After her father kicked her off the family farm because she was pregnant, seventeen-year-old Libby Bateson swore she’d never go back. She and her daughter, Nicole, have scraped by in the city for the past eight years, but when Libby finds out Nicole is being bullied and under-performing at school, she decides it’s time to swallow her pride. Happy Sunday – Here are your free Kindle Books for this week!


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“The Good Father” Book Blog Tour and Excerpt Review and Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

Name of Product: The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain. While his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home raising his newborn daughter on his own – changing diapers and working to keep food on the table. But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he’s worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble…. With nowhere else to turn, Travis must make another choice for his daughter’s sake.

Meet a Reader | Kelly from Seattle (and France)

The Frugal Girl

I have been reading long enough to remember posts where you mention all four kids living at home and being in younger grades like middle school, so it must have been a while! We like to eat good food at home, and we really enjoy eating out too. Hello everyone!

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 03.18.16

Family Balance Sheet

Sunday: My oldest daughter had a YMCA district swim meet. Monday: I was home with a sick child, so I had time to roast a chicken that I found marked down at the grocery store. Friday: My 10 year old daughter qualified for YMCA PA State swim meet which will be held at Penn State’s pool. My daughter is super excited about this opportunity. And her father and I are so proud of this accomplishment. Every week, I share what we ate for the week on our budget.

It finally happened – ‘it’ hit the fan : my deep thought blog

Coupons Do Work

The following morning, I took my kids to school, came home and went to bed, except something was different. My daughter had an infection in her baby tooth. Luckily there was a credit from the last time we were at the dentist office and the kids father paid the rest of it. (we I have been in a little depressed mood. In fact we all get depressed from one time or another.

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When I Became a Mom | Throwback Thursday Stories

Family Balance Sheet

This photo was taken the morning after the home birth of our oldest daughter. Yes, you read that right–a home birth, but that story is for another time. Our daughter was born at 6 pm on a fall day in 2005. She continues to grow and amaze me and her father and thankfully there are no more sleepless nights. Are all your friends sharing old photos for Throwback Thursday on Facebook and Instagram?

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Barnes & Noble: Free Book Friday (4/6)

Saving In Akron

When Roy Vines married his wife, Rosalind, he traded his family and his inheritance for love—a painful choice that has blessed them with years of joy nestled in rural North Carolina with their beautiful daughters, sixteen-year-old Lola and little Janie Ray. The price is steep—and includes opening their home to a teenage boy who believes Roy is the father who abandoned him. Every Friday, Barnes & Noble gives away a FREE ebook for your B&N Nook.

Sunday Reads – Free Kindle & Nook Books

For the Mommas

Fourteen-year-old Andrew discovers his mother’s hidden diary at his grandmother’s home during a Christmas gathering. His eyes are opened to a family secret when he reads about her time as a nurse in Salonika during the First World War, and the tragic love affair she had with his father, a Greek Officer who died in battle. Four years later, Andrew is impelled to visit his father’s land and trace his roots.

Cheap and Free Kindle Books 2/16: Shaded Light, Quarterdeck & More

For the Mommas

Christensen: As a widower, Nathanial Durham has the monumental responsibility of finding suitable husbands for his two daughters. Laynie, on the other hand, far behind her sister in looks and charm, is of especial concern to her father. And so, when Harold Vaughn returns home to inherit, it seems the problem, at least for one of his daughters, is solved. Only which daughter will it be? Cheap and Free Kindle Books 2/16: Shaded Light, Quarterdeck & More.

Free Book Friday 2/21 – Free Kindle, Nook & Google Play Books

For the Mommas

General Travis Bains has two daughters, one who is good, and one who is bad. Will Hendricks, one of her father’s soldiers, rescues her and brings her home, but fears she may be nearly destroyed by what is done to her. Each Friday, we will feature free books for from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google Play. Please check your prices before download. Hybrid {NOOK}.

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Sunday Reads : Free Kindle & Nook Books

For the Mommas

Wounded by a father who abandoned her, Kate is desperate to find a man who wants to know and love the real her. Wyoming, 1902–Ranch foreman Charlie Welch suspects his boss’s daughter has returned home with purely selfish motives–she wants money. After being estranged from her father for years, Opal Bright hopes her homecoming will result in both reconciliation and a solution to help the orphanage she sponsors back home in Omaha. Its Sunday!

How to Pick A Career

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Perhaps you want (or need) to be home with family or have time for friends a certain number of hours or for certain parts of the day or year. Sons followed in the footsteps of their father’s, even to the extreme of becoming known by name of the family occupation (Smith – for blacksmith, Taylor for clothing maker, etc). Parent’s are proud to say; My Son the Doctor or My Daughter the Astronaut.

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Free Kindle Books – Goodbye to All That & In High Places

For the Mommas

Who will take care of her son Doug’s daughters when he flies off for a romantic week with his wife? How can youngest daughter Melissa contemplate getting pregnant now that she’s the child of a broken home? “An intense and dramatic novel of the journey a father and son each take to come to grips with their loss in their own way” Download “ In High Places ” to your Kindle or free Kindle Reading app.

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Free Kindle Books – Amber Light, The Subtle Beauty And More

For the Mommas

After a string of bad decisions on Lettie’s part, their father ships them to their barely remembered mother for the summer, where they will learn hard lessons about themselves, their family, and their future by way of the Florida swamp. Glory is the seventh daughter of Balthazar, High King of the Twelve Kingdoms. The prince is said to be a recluse, cursed and deformed by the gods for the sins of his power-hungry father.

Sunday Reads 6/29: Free Kindle Books

For the Mommas

The Coach’s Daughter, A Journey Into God’s Faithfulness by Jill Woodruff. The daughter of legendary football coach Don James and wife of football coach Jeff Woodruff, Jill expected a life of fun, family…and lots of football. A medical condition that left doctors puzzled and Jill a prisoner in her own home. Only, she has no idea just what her deceased father has in store for her. Happy Sunday – Here are your free Kindle Books for this week!

Lazy Saturday Reads: Saving Grace, Shore Lights And More

For the Mommas

Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen is a memoir about our longing for home, the many forms that “home” can take, and the role of food in our having it. Organized by decade and by the cookbooks that shaped the author’s life, Tasting Home takes readers on a journey through the cuisines, cultural spirit, and politics of the 1940s through the 2000s inviting them to feel how deeply food is tied to identity, love, community, and political engagement.

Free Kindle Books: First Dawn, Merry Is Optional: Christmas Chaos And More

For the Mommas

First Dawn (Freedom’s Path, Book 1) by Judith Miller: Lured by the promise of “real” freedom and a new town to call their own, sharecroppers Ezekial Harban and his three daughters leave behind remnants of slavery in the war-torn south and set off for Nicodemus, Kansas. Many head back home, but Ezekial and his daughters are determined to build a new life in the stark territory. Amazon Kindle has some of the bestselling novels now for FREE!

Lazy Saturday FREE Reads ( Kindle) – Above and Beyond, From This Moment on and More

For the Mommas

Marrying her lifelong friend and neighbor, Kyle Grayson, will allow Evelyn to care for her ailing father. But when Kyle’s older brother, Radford, returns home with his young daughter, it turns Evelyn’s life upside down. If you were planning on catching up with some reading this weekend, then here are some Free Kindle Lazy Reads: Another timeless novel about commitment, honor and faith from Jessica James, winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction.

Free Nook Book Friday – Bees In the Butterfly Garden & More

For the Mommas

So when her distant father dies, she seizes the chance to throw etiquette aside and do as she pleases. Poised to lead those loyal to Meg’s father, Ian Maguire knows the last thing his mentor would have wanted is for his beloved daughter to follow in his footsteps. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Each Friday, Barnes & Noble offers free NOOK Books.

Sunday Reads 9/14: Free Kindle Books

For the Mommas

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. Orrin Ghant only wants a woman to help raise his three daughters, and a companion with whom to share life in the Utah wilderness. Her father and boyfriend believe a womans place is in the home but she is equally determined to do her duty for King and Country.

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Free Kindle Books 7/4 : Ireland Rose & More

For the Mommas

“Baltimore-born Ireland Rose, daughter of Irish immigrants, must be married by her seventeenth birthday. Rose’s father finds a suitable husband, Captain Camden Lovell, twenty-seven years her senior. Captain Lovell takes his bride to Charleston, provides her with a beautiful home on the Battery and good standing in Charleston Society. Amazon is offering these books free for a limited time.

Free Nook Books – Boomerang Bride & More

For the Mommas

Blue Hole Back Home Shelby (nicknamed Turtle) never had any female friends. The daughter of wealthy merchants in Seattle, she feels betrayed both by her real parents and by the ones who raised her. When Maggie asks to visit her grandmother in Arkansas, her father agrees on the condition that she take her Aunt Georgia as a chaperone and his young partner, Charles Stanton, as protection on the journey. Each Friday, Barnes & Noble offer Free Nooks Books on Fridays.

09/03 Pinterest Pin(s) of the Week: Creative Cakes

Nicoles Nickels

I have two nieces, both of whom are very creative (they take after their mother not my brother, their father). Blogger Rosie Alyea of Sweetapolita created this cute rainbow doodle cake for her daughter’s fourth birthday. It’s simple and adorable and makes her daughter (not the cake) the focus of the celebration. Since they were young they have been artists, or photographers or singers or some other creative thing that I have little or no talent for.

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Top 10 Giveaways, 10/29/11

Nicoles Nickels

Mom Daughter Style -Keri Lotion Giveaway (ends November 1). Father Geek - Jump Gate and Dicey Curves Game Bundle Giveaway (ends November 7). Busy At Home - My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Suite Giveaway (ends November 6). Don’t forget to enter my 6 current giveaways: 1. Crayola ColorStudio HD Review and Giveaway (ends November 1). Dove Nourishing Oil Care Review and Giveaway (ends November 1). Udi’s Gluten Free Review and Giveaway (ends November 1).

I’m Back!! Trip Update & More

Saving Everyday

My daughter and I at the riverwalk in Jamestown, NY (my birthplace). As many of you know, my father passed away in November of last year after a hard, fast battle with cancer. On May 13th, my two sisters, myself, and my daughter started the two-day drive to PA…. Since returning home, I have felt at peace and have been able to start healing and moving on, which is what he would have wanted. When I got home, I was completely exhausted physically and emotionally.

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Homespun Alchemy™. In the Kitchen

Frugal Luxuries

My father. When I asked how his mother went about making her sauerkraut , he informed me that it wasn ' t his mother , but his father who created and nurtured those huge crocks of deliciousness. That weekend he walked me through his memories of watching his father prepare the cabbage by slivering , pounding and salting it. I now refill them regularly with my own home brew.

Sunday Reads 8/10: Seven Days of Friday, 1931 Caleb’s Err and More eBooks

For the Mommas

Lured by the promise of “real” freedom and a new town to call their own, sharecroppers Ezekial Harban and his three daughters leave behind remnants of slavery in the war-torn south and set off for Nicodemus, Kansas. Many head back home, but Ezekial and his daughters are determined to build a new life in the stark territory. Happy Sunday  Here are your free Kindle Books for today! These books are free for a limited time.

15 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters in 2015

Saving With Shellie

When she learns she cannot bear a child, Serena sets out to murder the son her husband fathered illegitimately. What It’s About: Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. What It’s About: An astronaut gets stranded on Mars in an accident, and then must figure out how to stay alive long enough to get back home. This is going to be an exciting year for books and movies.

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Cha Cha Cha Changes | The Site, My Life & More

Saving Everyday

And with that in mind, I know the best way to honor my father is to do just that. I want my husband home. My daughter will continue her Disney Articles. First, my daughter. My first week of 2012 didn’t go exactly as planned. I have been sick as a dog. Like don’t-want-to-get-out-of-bed sick. Today is the first day I feel somewhat human and motivated. The past few months have been a struggle to say the least. The loss of my Dad was devastating.

Season Of Sharing Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway – Day 4 – Gifts for Everyone, Including the Dog!

Nicoles Nickels

Have you ever wondered what your Father was like as a child or intrigued to know about how your grand-parents. Available in Dear Mom, Dear Dad, Dear Grandma, Dear Grandpa, Dear Daughter, Dear Son, Dear Sister, Dear Brother and Dear Friend. The ZeroWater Tumbler combines the top-performing filtration technology with a sleek, convenient design so you can get great taste out of your tap water whether you’re at home, at work, or at the gym.