So long Halloween, Hello more Holidays……


     I love Halloween-it’s short and “sweet” and doesn’t involve a ton of shopping. If I have learned anything in motherhood, though, it’s to go with the flow – that despite my best plans, I can’t control things. Despite finally finding my 9 year old daughter’s favorite costume this year (1950′s car hop:) and hoping to be so organized as to make 20+ of the little “pumpkin” fruit cups for her class that I saw on Pinterest…we spent Halloween a different way. My sweet daughter was feeling really bad so no school for her and no class party -instead…

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When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan


….this is one of my favorites, enjoy & share:) When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking When you thought I wasn’t looking You hung my first painting on the refrigerator And I wanted to paint another. When you thought I wasn’t looking You fed a stray cat And I thought it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn’t looking You baked a birthday cake just for me And I knew that little things were special things. When you thought I wasn’t looking You said a prayer And I believed there was a God that I could…

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No Time Like the Present


The following is a contribution from one of my local mommy friends …..  Recently, I was sitting in a local Starbucks. A young college student came in and my heart went out to her.  As I sat with my latte and computer,  I heard her begin to describe her stress to the clerk specifically the huge academic load that she carries.   Her backpack is filled to the brim, weighing her down – leaving her physically and seemingly emotionally drained.  As she leaves with her drink to bring a sense of comfort (and/or a jolt of caffeine for studying) ,…

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Happy President’s Day! vs. Aliens…..


Is everyone enjoying this holiday?  The kids are out of school and some businesses are closed so the juggling act is in full swing-trying to spend some time with your little ones while also doing whatever obligations you may still have going on today.  Wouldn’t it be awesome to be granted a “day off” each time your kids are out of school, sick, or there’s a snow day?  I wrote an article a few years ago about the stress of finding childcare on an unexpected snow day.  In the South, if we see a snow flake, we cancel school –…

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Great idea from another Mommy:)


I learned about a mom today, Lisa-Jo Baker, who has a cool blog called Gypsy Mama. Sounds like she “gets” the No Mommy’s Perfect concept and takes it directly to lots of Mommies through her writing and speaking. Awesome!  You can also download her FREE e-book entitled “The Cheerleader for Tired Moms” by visiting her site. Take a five minute coffee break and check out her blog.  You deserve it Moms!