Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Strange License Plates
I recently got a new-to-me car. Yes, I know it’s very exciting. No more Cheerios all over the floor or fruit snack wrappers strewn about. No more gum stuck to seats or that boys’ locker room smell. It’s heavenly.
What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day
Mother’s day is a great day to be a mom. It’s the one day of the year when moms get a little appreciation for all the things they do. Of course, just one day probably isn’t enough to really show moms just how you feel about them and how awesome they are.
Finally, Proof That Montana is The Best State
All we Montanans have known this as a fact for some time now. That’s why we live here. However, it seems that the rest of the United States has finally realized it, too.
Cherry Pie Pocket Recipe
All of my boys (my husband included) love pie. I can never just bake one pie. I have to make at least two pies every time I bake them. If I don’t, there are never any left overs and then I’m really in trouble.
What Dogs Can Teach Us
Before I was married and had kids, I was a proud puppy parent. I loved my dog more than anything else in the world at that time. However, as I have become a parent to children, my relationship with my dog changed. She is no longer the center of my world, but she is still a very important part of my …
Italian Chicken Bake Recipe
I love Italian food. It’s my favorite type of food. This recipe is layered like lasagna but has a whole different taste. The Italian sausage and the peppers really gives it a nice bite.
Greek Cold Pasta Chicken Salad Recipe
When the weather gets cold, there is nothing I like better than a cold pasta salad. It just always seems to hit the spot. It’s great for moms because it can be taken to picnics and potlucks as a side dish or it can be used as dinner.
Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cake Recipe
I made this cake twice last week. I got the idea from the back of the cake box. It had a recipe in which you baked two cakes and put the cake together as you normally would, except you would put the can of pie filling in the middle of the cake layers and only frost the top. I tried this and it taste…
Do You Have a Montana Accent?
Have you ever been to the south or met someone from the south. Don’t you think they have a weird accent? I spent a summer in Louisiana and I was shocked to find out that I was the one with the accent. How could I be the one with the accent? I could barely understand what people there were sayi…
Hardest Job Interview
Job interviews can be nerve racking and stressful. You want so badly to make a good impression that you may not always tell the truth. You may fudge a little bit about exactly what you’re willing to do and how far you would go a company? What is too much? Where do you draw the line?