Every Monday morning, I pile the kids into our minivan and head over to my sister’s house for a time my friends and I call our “reward.” The homeschooled kids get some socializing in, while the moms get to load up on coffee, encouragement and very often, some yummy goodness. Last week, Jill had something special cooking in the oven when we all arrived. She was so excited to pull it out of the oven, she could hardly contain the urge to peek inside every 30 seconds!
Come to find out, she had found the recipe on Pinterest for Amish Cinnamon Bread, by no other than Julia’s cousin, Melissa over at Redfly Creations! Melissa has guest posted on our site and we love the quality inspiration she publishes on a regular basis. What a small world. The bread was delicious and complimented our coffee and discussion just beautifully.
Find the recipe here: Amazing Amish Cinnamon Bread Alternative
Mmm this looks delish!! Pinning the recipe ;)
Great post! Makes me long for one of those “mondays”. :) Quick question – how do you keep the kids entertained so that the mom’s can chat/study/pray? My children seem to magnitize themselves to me the very moment we go to someone else’s home. Or, they fight or whine or get naughty. Any suggestions? :)
Thanks, Mandi! Good question… We started meeting together a year ago now (because we are all 4 involved in the Wed. night kids program and therefore cannot be a part of a small group that meets that night). When we first started, we were meeting at the church and paying a homeschooled student to watch them (we all put money in, as well as getting some from a church budget created for childcare needs). That worked great! However, transportation became an issue for my sister, so we thought to give her house a try without the sitter. So far the kids have just done really well! Not sure there has been a trick to it, other than the fact that they now look forward to it as a weekly thing. We have 8 kids total that are there each week, ranging from ages 1 to 10. So it’s actually quite odd that they do so well. I guess the key for us is that my sister has a kid friendly/baby proof house and she is laid back about the mess!! During the warm months, we keep them outside in the backyard as long as possible. They will every once in a while, run through the room and make noise, or there will be an incident and someone will come crying, but for the most part, i think they just know to leave us alone, haha! :)