About ShariHi, my name is Shari Lynne!  I am a stay at midlife wife,  Mom,  Step Mom,  Grandma!  Whew,  that’s a mouthful. 

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the state of Washington! I have been married for 26 years and have 7 children (3 still at home).  I also have 6 beautiful grandchildren.  Two of which I get to babysit everyday:) Yeah,  for me! (that’s my only claim to fame)

I’m a crazy recipe creator and LOVE to cook up snacks and delicious meals for my family on a very limited budget!  I also LOVE to build up Moms/Women in there faith walk…because it’s a hard one sometimes!

More about me?  For starters I can tell you that we are a blended family.  When my husband and I got married,  26 years ago,  he had two children and I had two children. Ages 9,  10,  11,  12.

When our older children were almost all grown and out of the house  (all except one)  my husband began to suggest that we have children together. WHAT!  I thought he was kidding. tanning beds  But after he mentioned it several times I began to realize that he was serious.

So I began to pray about it. I really felt that God did not want me to keep this area from my husband. I thought God was kidding too!  But I knew in my heart what God was asking of me.

I was pretty young,  36,  So with much more prayer I gave in to God and my Husband.  And as Martha Stewart would say  “It’s a Good Thing”

Oh there was just One little problem,  my tubes were tied.  They had been tied for SIXTEEN years.  Miraculously God provided the finances for a tubal reversal.   After I had my tubal reversal guess what,  2 months later I was pregnant with Noah….then Anna…then Sarah.

So now at 55 I am a blessed Midlife Mom to Many.  Joey is 35,   Michelle is 34,   Marcy is 33,   Chrystal is 32.  Noah is now 16,  Anna 14 and Sarah 11.

Another part of my journey that I feel compelled to share and encourage others about is that I have been in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction for 30 years.  I feel very called to share that there can be joy and real life in sobriety.  That God does indeed restore the years the locusts have eaten away! tanning beds  You can read more of my personal testimony:  “Hope for the Hopeless”

Whether you have come to this blog seeking positive encouragement,   laughter or spiritual insights you have come to the right place!

Maybe you’ve come for some parenting and  homemaking  tidbits to add to your toolbox…you’ve come to the right place!

Possibly you have come out of frustration and desperation,   even despair…you’ve come to the right place!

May  Faith Filled Food For Moms  be a daily resting place where you find the “Food” you need to be the best you can be.   Let’s encourage one another and build each other up!

You may contact me directly @ faithfilledfoodformoms@gmail.com 

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  1. says

    I really think your blog is amazing and inspirational. As a Christian, blogs like this are so humbling and encouraging and inspirational!! I followed you and liked you on the respective sites you offer and I really look forward to reading your future posts. There are not enough Christian based blogs online. I’m so glad to have found yours! God bless you in all you do!
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      Wow Jean I am very humbled by your comment! Who would have ever thought that God would use a nutty life like mine to minister to others. You Rock and I look forward to seeing you around! If you didn’t already..you can subscribe to my RSS feed and get each article sent directly to your email inbox so you won’t miss anything. I know it’s hard sometimes to get to all the fantastic stuff on the internet. Absolutely no pressure just wanted you to know it’s available :)
      Blessings to you!

  2. says

    WOW! Really all I could think after I read your “About Me” was WOW!! I soooo look forward to reading more of your blog. I had my last(third) little blessing 3 years ago. She came 7 years after her older sister. I thought I was DONE when I had my second child. God had other plans. I can’t even imagine him saying have 3 more. You are one strong woman. Looking forward to reading your words filled with experience, wisdom, and faith. God Bless you.

    BTW, I’m visiting from over at inCourage!
    Tracey recently posted..The FightMy Profile

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      You are so sweet! I am humbled that you enjoyed the “About me” story…It’s for sure God’s great story :) He just uses me and I try to let Him! Thanks for stopping by Tracy..I look forward to getting to know you also and will stop on by your blog also to meet you and your blessings!
      Blessings to you!

  3. says

    Hi Sharie.I am interested about the Brad Deals but when asked about your email add, I do not know what to enter. Forgive me, I have been leaving comments in your community but I do not know your email add.

    Btw, my mom just turned 77 this Friday and a wrote a post about her. I hope you can drop by to read it and leave some comments.

    Have a blessed day.
    sarah recently posted..Through the YearsMy Profile

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      Hi Sarah! Sorry so long in getting back to you :( I don’t usually blog much on weekends..just too busy with family stuff :) My email. is faithfilledfoodformoms@gmail.com :) Glad you are joining, I think it’s a great deal..Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to hopping over to your blog and reading your post about you Mom on Monday.
      Blessings to you!

  4. Johanna says

    First off I would like to say great blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing. I have had a hard time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out. I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Thank you!
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      Hi Johanna,
      Thanks so much for stopping by! And thank you for your nice compliment. As far as setting my mind to write, I do 2 things..Pray and Just Do it! I can really get caught up on the exact words and get stuck with not starting..but I’ve realized that once I start writing and not think about how perfect I think it should be, the words just seem to come out. I figure I can always go back and tweek things later:) Hope this is helpful.

  5. says

    Hi Shari ! I just would like to thank you for having the time always to comment on my posts when you can. You are one of those people in this blogging world whoknow how to make one’s day just by dropping by . I will always look forward in visiting your posts because I know you will always have a kind word to share back.

    Advance Happy Mother’s Day and blessings to you and your family.
    sarah recently posted..The End of A Homeless JourneyMy Profile

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      Hello my sweet friend Sarah! You are such a blessing! Thank you for your kind words and you friendship also! You always encourage me and make me smile. I hopped over to your blog and read your “The End of A Homeless Journey” Beautiful and heartbreaking..you are a beautiful person Sarah. Thank you for letting me be your bloggy friend :) Blessings to you!

  6. Cherie says

    This is so ironic. My name is Cherie Lynne as well except of course for the spelling. I am in the process of beginning my own blog and am doing some research on how to do one and have been checking out other bloggers. I feel that God is calling me to start this blog to witness to broken women, the younger generation, and just anyone who needs to hear that God is the one who truly loves them unconditionally. I too have a past that has grown me to depend on God and I am hoping that I am able to help young women avoid my mistakes by grasping God’s great gift now and not when they are almost 40. So glad to have found your blog and look forward to reading more.

    • says

      Hi Cherie! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment…I sooo appreciate it! That is awesome that you are building your blog! Let me know when you are all set up and I will come by and say HI :) There is definitely a need for reaching out to a hurting world…I pray the Lord will bless you and your blog! Take care and don’t forget to let me know!

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      Hi Kathy! Thank you so much and I look forward to staying in touch with you also!! Journaling4Faith is an awesome name! I’m a total journaler…I have been forever! Thanks for stopping by..Blessings to you!


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