Throwback Thursday: Designer Placemats

With spring in full swing and summer ahead, we will be enjoying parties outdoors. Simplify the picnic setup by combining the silverware, napkin and placemat into one designer bundle. With five, six-inch straight stitches you can make these functional placemats. They are wonderful gifts for a new bride too! Materials needed: tea towel, 34-inch-long ribbon, sewing machine. Fold the end of the tea towel up to form a 6-inch pocket. Stitch along the edges. Stitch a 3-inch pocket on the {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.

Finding Peace When You’re a Chick in Conflict

“We just need to talk and air out our differences.” “Let’s just lay our feelings out on the table.” “I’m an open book. I want people to know exactly how I feel.” “I needed to vent.” Step back. Take cover. The outcome of this encounter is not going to be pretty. All of our friendships are bound to hit a bump in the road. When our feelings are hurt, we feel that we have a right to vent. It feels {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.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Parties & Dinners

Valentine’s Day is this week! Did you know Mentoring Moments has a special Valentine’s section on our blog? Over the years we’ve compiled posts on everything from favorite desserts to hosting a Valentine’s dinner party. You can check out all of our special Valentine posts here. For even more desserts and dinners perfect for Valentine’s Day, check out our Recipe Box located under the Art of Homemaking tab across the top of the blog. Valentine’s Party Newlywed Game Remember the {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Countdown to Thanksgiving Dinner

The countdown is on for Thanksgiving–just one week from today! Over the years, MMCW has shared many of our family favorite recipes along with menu plans. If you’re still planning Thanksgiving dinner (I am!) then you will want to check out these great links: Thanksgiving Countdown Daily Plan & Menu by Loi Palmer Sweet Potato Pie by Kellie Renfroe Edible Twist on Five Kernels Tradition by Page Hughes Crafts and Ideas for Teaching Thankfulness to Children by Cheryl Moeller About {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Speaking the Same Love Language

People express and receive love in different ways, Dr. Gary Chapman identifies these as the five languages of love. The five love languages are: quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. If you express love in a way your family does not understand, they will not realize you have expressed your love at all. The problem is that you are speaking two different love languages. Our basic emotional need is not to fall in love {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.

Poor Man’s Potatoes

This simple side-dish first made its debut back in 2006 when MMCW was still just a monthly email newsletter.  When I ran across the recipe from Loi Palmer this week, I knew it had to be shared once again. Poor Man’s Potatoes Loi Palmer, November 2006 issue of MMCW 1 white potato, 1 sweet potato, 1 large onion, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 package dry Italian or Ranch salad dressing. Slice all the potatoes and onion very thinly. Toss with {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Day 9 ~ 12 Days of Christmas

Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree…Molly shares a favorite tradition her children enjoy during Christmas. Feel free to see all 12 Days of Christmas 2010 (located in the top navgational bar) at MMCW. You may enjoy from our archives Caramel Apples and Hummingbird Cake . About Kellie RenfroeKellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Designer Placemats: Perfect for Picnics & Gift Giving

With spring in full swing and summer ahead, we will be enjoying parties outdoors. Simplify the picnic setup by combining the silverware, napkin and placemat into one designer bundle. With five, six-inch straight stitches you can make these functional placemats. They are wonderful gifts for a new bride too! Materials needed: tea towel, 34-inch-long ribbon, sewing machine. Fold the end of the tea towel up to form a 6-inch pocket. Stitch along the edges. Stitch a 3-inch pocket on the {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.

Loi’s Housecleaning Routine

To control housework and not let it control me, I use a daily routine. Nightly Routine 1. Everyone picks up their stuff and puts it away. This usually only takes about fifteen extra minutes when everyone takes responsibility for their personal items. 2. Clean the kitchen. Turn on the dishwasher as you turn off the lights. 3. Vacuum the family room and straighten the pillows and magazines. 4. Throw in a load of laundry. I love to go to sleep {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.

Cozy Dining Outside

Weather permitting, consider enjoying dinner outside by throwing sleeping bags, quilts, and throws over lawn chairs to keep warm. To re-create Loi’s design, begin by covering patio tables with simple white tablecloths or sheets. For drinking glasses, use inexpensive Mason jars that can be found at Wal-Mart, Big Lots or many other stores. No fall dishes? Loi’s came from an outlet for $1.99. Check stores such as Garden Ridge and local dollar stores (Dollar Tree is a good chain store) {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.