Valentine’s Day For You Too, Mom!


Love is in the air!  Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and it can be a very busy time for moms.  Maybe you will be spending Valentine’s Day helping out with the school parties, making special treats and getting those class valentine’s ready.  Don’t forget to treat yourself on Valentine’s Day.   Here are some simple ideas to pamper yourself without breaking the bank: 1.  Sleep in extra 20 minutes.  Get the lunches ready the night before, get the homework signed, program the coffee maker and have oatmeal for breakfast 2.  Take the night off, order pizza, watch a movie and go…

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Half Birthdays For Summer Babies


Birthdays are so much fun for kids. One of the things that makes them so special for kids is celebrating with their friends at school. However, kids born in the summer often miss out on this experience. Recently, one of my daughter’s teachers recognized this need and came up with a solution. She started celebrating “Half Birthdays” on the six month anniversary for students born in the summer. So if someone’s birthday was August 1, they had a class party on February 1. Isn’t that clever! How fun would it be to come into class, thinking it would be an…

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Thanks Mrs. Coretta Scott King


“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. Today is Dr. King’s birthday. One man that dared to change the world through peaceful resistance. Yet, often sometimes lost in the shadows shines the life of Mrs. Coretta Scott King. What I find admirable about Mrs. King is that she courageously chose not to become a victim of her husband’s assassination. Rather, she determined to further his legacy becoming a civil rights activist and power player…

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The Return


This holidays are over, the resolutions (or continuations have been made and now it is time for The Return. The return of the decorations to their boxes. The return of kids back to school and parents back to work. The Return of wintry days and nights. And the the Return of life back to normal. The holidays bring much fun and memories that come with putting the daily routine on hold. Many are breathing a much needed “Aaaah” and feeling as if we have just conquered Everest. Others may be feeling sad that they holidays are over. And as much…

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New Years Resolution Success According to Moms


January brings with it a new year and new resolutions. Like many things in life, some resolutions are a success and others are failures. I know I’ve had my share of lackluster resolution success. Last year, I was certain I was going to take a cooking class with some friends because it would be fun. I think the closest I got was roasting hot dogs and smores over a campfire! As one who gets an adrenaline rush from achieving goals, I really enjoy this time of year. Yet, since I’ve read most of the advice of how to achieve one’s…

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