Perfect Rich Chocolate Birthday Cake

Loi Palmer, March 2007 MMCW 1 package Devil’s Food cake mix, 1 package (3.9 ounce) chocolate instant pudding mix, 1 stick melted butter, 1 cup sour cream, 4 large eggs, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mist pan with vegetable spray adn then lightly dust with flour, shake out the excess. Set the pan aside. Place cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, warm water, and melted butter in a large {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Hosting a Geocaching Birthday Party

Molly Evert Counter Cultural Mom We recently held a geocaching birthday party for two of our boys.  Geocaching (pronounced “Geo-cash-ing”) is a form of treasure hunting which relies on a hand-held GPS unit for finding treasure locations. For the party, I hid party favors in plastic boxes with lids. We hid 7 caches for this party around our neighborhood, but a park would work just as well.  I made sure to mark each “cache” with a clearly marked sign, reading {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (, providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom ( and CounterCultural School (