Let Your Child’s Latest Passion Prompt Time Together 

By: Martianne Stanger  Helmet on. Excitement stoked. New obstacles ready to be conquered.  Love, caution, yet encouragement pouring out.  This has been my husband. “You did it!”  This has been me shouting out about my son’s victory while snapping photos of his bike and skateboard exploits.  Honestly, I never thought I’d be one to hang at skate … More Let Your Child’s Latest Passion Prompt Time Together 

Why Would You Go to a Funeral of Someone You Never Knew in Life

By: Martianne Stanger This past year, my children and I did an odd thing: We went to the funeral of someone we never knew when she was living. Being 2020, it was just a quick, socially-distant, outside, graveside service. In fact, it took us longer to get to than it did to honor and pray … More Why Would You Go to a Funeral of Someone You Never Knew in Life

Salsa Soup

By: Martianne Stanger We’ve been eating from our pantry and whatever is left in the fridge more and more, and this what-do-we-have-let’s-throw-it-together recipe was a hit with four of five of us here, so I thought I’d share it to inspire others: Salsa Soup INGREDIENTS: 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 6 mushrooms, chopped … More Salsa Soup

10 Suggestions for Staying Safe and Sane Outdoors During COVID-19

By: Martianne Stanger “Stay home!” I keep hearing and seeing these words everywhere during this time of the crazy COVID-19 virus and its fallout. As anyone who has been reading my posts here at Signature Moms for any length of time might have gleaned, the great outdoors nourishes me. Being cooped up in my house … More 10 Suggestions for Staying Safe and Sane Outdoors During COVID-19