Archive | September, 2013

Sunday’s Food for the Soul: Gossiping

This week’s topic is one that I know many of us struggle with, myself included. Gossip! Have you ever found yourself with a group of girlfriends and suddenly the gossip gets underway? Someone chimes in expressing, “I wouldn’t have done that if I were her. What was she thinking?” Then without skipping a beat everyone […]

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Minnie Mouse Party & Get up in my Business

I know I have been MIA for the past week. I have been busy with the usual, driving kiddos around, homework, mediating sibling quarrels, repeatedly cleaning up the same messes (if I had a quarter for every piece of dog food that doesn’t make it into our dog’s mouth I would be halfway to a […]

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Sunday’s Food for the Soul: Be Present

You can only begin to fully live once you leave your worries behind. This is not to say that you should not be concerned and plan accordingly for the future, simply don’t dwell. If you dwell and worry your life will pass you by. This week’s assignment: Live in the present! Oh how simple it […]

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Healthy Families, Healthy Kids Campaign FLASH GIVEAWAY!

  It is that time of year again, time to say goodbye to the pool days and hello to school days! Which means it is time to get back into a routine. No more dinners at 9pm. Gone are the mornings for sleeping in (and wouldn’t ya know I just got my kiddos accustomed to […]

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Being a Mean Mom isn’t Easy

  If any of you happened to see my Facebook status on Monday you know that I faced a motherhood dilemma. Scenario; I had asked our kindergartener ½ a dozen times if he placed his lunch in his backpack and to which he replied, yes, each time. So, I drop the kiddos off at school. I […]

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Sunday’s Food for the Soul: Are you a friend or a flatterer?

The chief difference between a friend and a flatterer is this; the flatterer speaks to please, the friend will not leave out even what is disagreeable….At all events any one would rather see his friend angry with him than anyone else flattering him.” -Saint Basil the Great- Flattery will get you everywhere, except true friendship!? Have […]

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Pet vs. Pest (Insect Education Kit Giveaway)

If I were to say our 7 year old daughter likes insects that would be an understatement. Obsessed might be a better description of her interest. Why, just the other day I was searching for a Pyrex dish to place leftovers in and came up empty-handed. Why? Well, apparently they make the perfect bug bungalow, who […]

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Sunday’s Food for the Soul: Stop Criticizing and begin Healing

“Thank you so much for pointing out my flaws, I so appreciate it “said no one, EVER! Have you ever come across that person who gives you a backhanded compliment or openly criticizes your clothes, actions, food, parenting style etc.?  Or perhaps they sent you an email, an instant message, or you caught wind of […]

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You can rent LEGOS!? (Includes FREE month subscription!)

My relationship with Legos is a rocky one; I am not going to lie. Don’t get me wrong, I simply adore the fact that my children can spend hours creating cities, castles, cars, putting together kits, etc. with Legos. I appreciate the cognitive benefits that Legos provide the children. I admire watching those wheels turn in their little […]

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First Day of Kindergarten!

Last night our home was bursting with energy. Every soul in the house knew that the next day was going to be unlike any other day we had experienced. The kiddos were acting so rambunctious to the point of being agitating! Or maybe it was me.  Maybe it was because my mind was preoccupied with […]

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