Hello! I’m Mariel… owner of this blog, ‘Or so she says…’, finish carpenter’s wife, and a mother of 7. I’m also a whole slew of other things, but we’ll stop there, for now. These are my most favorite people… Despite this pic being a little old, you can see that I have several teenagers in […]
These Easy Talks for Primary Children are based on the lesson topics from the October Come Follow Me for Primary Manuel. Written with young children in mind, the talks are easy to read and fun for children. October is a wonderful month to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day […]
I have tried many cinnamon rolls in my life, as I’m sure you have. It seems that most are either too dense, too hard, don’t have enough frosting, or just don’t taste that great. At one point, I was a loyal daughter, committed to my mother’s cinnamon rolls. But, one day my sister-in-law brought over […]
Have you ever been asked to bring a holiday treat for the family to a family get-together? I know I have, and it used to be that I was always scratching my head, trying to figure out what I could bring that would be easy to make and that everyone would love. These Chocolate Caramel Pretzel […]
As a mother of a toddler, it’s not a rare occurrence to hear a request for a real horse or pony. It’s not just a cliche situation, it really happens! A live, large animal will not work for us, for a couple reasons. One, we don’t have the property to raise a horse. Two, it […]
Hello again everyone! It’s Adelle from Get Away Today with a free printable Inside Out game for families! Have you had a chance to experience the new Inside Out ride in Disney California Adventure Park? At Get Away Today, we absolutely love the finished Pixar Pier area of Disney California Adventure! All four “neighborhoods” are complete […]
Bread pudding is definitely at the top of my ‘favorite desserts’ list, but there’s something about it that just seems hard and time consuming. Oh my friends, it’s not. At least, this recipe for Butterscotch Southern Bread Pudding is not. I can have it prepared and ready to bake in 10 minutes and ready to […]
Hey newsletter friends! Here’s the product picks promised to you… (and, if you’re not signed up for the Sunday Seven newsletter, come join us!!) Issue No. 6 ~ Product Picks Disney Princess Me Reader Electronic Reader & 8 Books – My sister texted me this week with a link to these books because her little […]
I have been blessed to be a step-mother/mother to the GREATEST 9 kids on earth for almost 9 years (and also a darling son-in-law). We literally are a “his-hers-and-ours” family. Our family’s journey has been very difficult in some ways, but my husband and I have been determined to build a strong and happy family in spite of our situation. From the beginning it was very clear that I had to give it my best efforts if I was going to be able to help everyone heal. We have not been perfect at this. Much of creating a blended family is trial and error, but I am a firm believer that we can create our own happiness in just about any situation. The things I’m sharing are things I have learned along the way. I’ve talked to a lot of our kids as well and asked them what has helped. They had a lot to say, and it was fun to hear their perspective. When you read the following tips, remember that much of this is THEIR perspective.
I thought it would be fun to compile a general FAQ list with our top questions and answers. Keep in mind that with most questions about Disneyland, the answers are going to depend on a few things. See what’s been compiled today on the blog!