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Pint-sized Treasures

Pint-sized Treasures focuses on encouraging moms on their journey of motherhood. There are posts on recipes, parenting tips, activities to do as a family, inspirational posts, pregnancy posts and more. Family comes first!

Alison is a winner of Top 25 Family Blogs by Moms - 2013

What's your favorite family tradition?

Every Friday night our family plans a family fun night. We started this tradition five years ago. We all stay up late, eat special snacks, play games and just enjoy each other's company. We end the night by everyone camping out in mom and dad's bedroom. As the kids get older, it gets more squishy in our room --- but it's still fun!

What's the most challenging thing about being both a blogger and a mom?

The most challenging thing is always trying to find balance. I want to keep my family top priority and at the same time work hard on my blog. In my heart I know that my kids and hubby should always come first. When I feel the blog is becoming too time-consuming, I take time away from the blog and re-focus. It's always a struggle to find the right balance!

What's the most rewarding thing about being a mom?

Wow! That's a hard question. There are so many rewarding things about being a mom.

The biggest blessing for me has definitely been watching three of my kids put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation from sin. Each of those three kids have chosen, of his or her own volition, to follow Jesus Christ and use his or her life for him. It makes all the sleepless nights, difficult pregnancies and hard work worth it all! Now those three kids truly have joy because they know the true and living God in a personal and real relationship.

What's your go-to family meal made entirely with pantry staples? Please share a link to the recipe and photo if you have one.

Alison Wood

Our go-to meal is quick and simple---perfect for busy moms! I make a hearty chicken chili and pair it with any bread or crackers in the pantry for the perfect finish. If I have fun toppings like sour cream and cheddar cheese, I throw those in too. Recipe can be found below!
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