Honor your mom with a memory

Honor your mom with a memory

Growing up, I loved baking with my mom. Particularly, when we would make caramel squares! They were fudgey, cake brownies with ooey-gooey caramel in the middle. I loved measuring, pouring, and melting the caramel with my mom. The best part – of course – was licking all the bowls and utensils after the pan was in the oven! I always asked that a little extra be left in the bowl!​

And now… Nana bakes these cookies with my kids! 

If you want to start a new tradition with your family, here’s the recipe for chocolate caramel squares straight from my mother’s kitchen:


  • 14 oz package of light caramels
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • 17 oz package German chocolate cake mix
  • ⅗ cup or 1½ sticks of butter
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup (6 oz package) semisweet chocolate pieces


    1. On top of a double boiler, combine caramels and ⅓ cup of evaporated milk. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly until the caramels are melted. Set aside.
    2. Generously grease a 13×9 inch baking pan. 
    3. In a large mixing bowl combine dry cake mix, butter, remaining evaporated milk, and nuts. Stir until dough holds together. Press ½ of the dough into the prepared pan. Reserve remaining dough for topping. 
    4. Bake at 350° for six minutes. 
    5. Sprinkle chocolate chip pieces over the baked crust. Spread caramel mixture over chocolate pieces. Crumble reserved dough over caramel mixture. Return to the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes. 
    6. Cool, then refrigerate for about one hour to set the caramel layer. Cut into 36 bars. 
    7. Enjoy!


Mothers are incredible – their impact and sacrifices can be felt for generations in a family. I know I would not be who I am today without my mother and her godly influence in my life. As children, we often take that for granted, but as adults – especially when we become mothers ourselves – we see our moms through new eyes, full of gratitude and awe.

Because of that, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’ve created a unique opportunity for you to give a shout-out to your mom, as part of our mission to raise $20,000 to continue fighting for families in Wisconsin.

We have been offered an incredible “flash match” opportunity that will DOUBLE any donation you make from now until Father’s Day. This funding will empower us to defend the values you hold dear, and continue to support marriage and families as they were designed by God.

When you invest in this cause in honor of your mother, you will have the opportunity to leave a comment with a memory or something you’re grateful to her for. We will share some of these stories on social media with just your first name! This is a wonderful way to give public praise to the woman who, we are sure, sacrificed many of her own desires and plans to raise her children.

Please consider giving “double honor” to your mother today! CLICK HERE to donate.

Give “Double Honor” to your mom this Mother’s Day

Give “Double Honor” to your mom this Mother’s Day

As we approach Mother’s Day, we are reminded of the beautiful role mothers play in the spiritual and physical upbringing of their children. A godly wife and mother is an irreplaceable gift that is one of society’s best natural resources in creating healthy citizens and healthy communities.

In WFA President Christine File’s own life, she can remember her mother making continual sacrifices for her and her sister, choosing to be a stay-at-home mom even though it meant giving up a career she enjoyed. Christine can recall the numerous times her mom drove her and her sister to volleyball practice, basketball practice, and all their extracurricular activities. She regularly cooked homemade meals, hosted a Bible study at their house once a week, which her father taught at, joined them on field trips, and continually poured into their young lives.I am incredibly grateful for my mother and would not be who I am without her and her compassionate, disciplined, and giving influence,” Christine said.

Mothers play an irreplaceable role in their children’s lives – their nurturing, comforting touch cannot be replicated. At a time when our culture may tell us otherwise, we know mothers and fathers working in harmony in a healthy, committed marriage are the foundation of a family. Mothers and fathers play very different, but equally essential roles in raising children. That’s why over the next two weeks we will be focused on honoring mothers, and leading up to Father’s Day we will be honoring fathers as well. 

This Mother’s Day, our generous friends have offered us a $20,000 flash match campaign to help honor the mothers, and mother figures, in your life.

We invite you to join us in giving “Double Honor” to your mother in the lead up to Mother’s Day. Thanks to the generosity of WFA friends who value motherhood and the unique work of WFA and WFC, we have a matching grant for up to $20,000. 

CLICK HERE to invest in the future of Wisconsin’s families today and DOUBLE your giving – up to $20,000!

Every dollar you invest will be doubled and will go to keeping WFA and WFC on the front lines in strengthening, preserving and promoting God’s plan for marriage and family – in the government and in the culture.

This year, we’re excited to offer the opportunity to leave a memory or thankful thought in the donation field as you give in honor of your mother, your wife who cares for your children, or a special mother figure in your life. These thoughts will be shared on social media with only a first name.

Please consider taking advantage of the flash match and giving “Double Honor” to your mother today!