For years my mother-in-law regularly gave me magazine subscriptions as gifts. Not only was it a great gift in itself to have some good reads, but it was also a monthly reminder of her care for me. Excuse the cliche, but a well-chosen magazine subscription really is a gift that keeps on giving. And you […]
Looking for a fun, yet economical Mother’s Day (or Any Day) gift? This tea party basket is sure to please. And it’s so easy! Such a great do-it-yourself kind of gift. Line a box or basket with a cloth napkin and fill with a pair of matching mugs, a box of tea, and some delicious cookies, like […]
You’ve probably heard the illustration multiple times. The college professor, lecturer, motivational speaker, or philosopher is standing in front of a large group with a big jar, a pitcher of water, and rocks of varying sizes. The rocks and water certainly appear to be too numerous or bulky to fit inside the jar. He then proceeds to demonstrate how all these items can fit inside the big jar if the larger rocks are placed inside first.
Our very modern world is full of all sorts of gadgets and distractions. Children of the television age, we can become programmed for needing something new and flashy every 60 seconds or so. And every mom has heard the whining refrain, “I’m bored.” And yet, as a mom, a few months ago, I found myself thinking the same thing.
Yet, how could I be bored when there’s so much to do? Upon further discussion with my sweet husband, we determined that it wasn’t boredom that plagued me.
Reading is a necessary skill in this world. Reading is powerful. Reading is freedom.
And it’s one that I take for granted all too often. And one that I don’t use often enough.
Mommy Cards are a great way to exchange contact information with other mothers you meet at school, church, playgroup, and other places where moms and kids congregate. Right now you can get 100 cards from Vistaprint for only $10. I’ve always purchased my business cards from Vistaprint and have always been pleased with their products. […]
Wondering what to do for your child’s next birthday party? Can’t figure out how to pay the bills, put food on the table, and stay in the black? Looking for some motivation to finally get your house clean and organized? Stumped on how to fold a fitted sheet? Well, you came to the right place! […]
Back in January, a group of us decided to be more intentional in our reading this year and developed some reading plans for 2010. My list was a little sparse back on Jan 1, but thanks to my readers’ book reviews, I have a huge list of books that sound interesting to me that I […]