Monday, April 25, 2011

Only 2 Weeks Until Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.”
Mother’s Day is only 2 weeks away, with Easter being so late this year I thought I better warn you. There is not much time to get ready.Here are your mom-stuff links to help you with ideas. Mother’s Day will be celebrated on 08 of May (in the U.S.). In the UK  is celebrated on the 03 of April, 2011. 
Mother’s Day Recipes
Recipes Handed down from Wonderful Mothers In the spirit of our Mother’s Day Tribute all of our recipes this month have a story of love and tradition. Each one reminds us of a person who made this special food for us. . . . keep reading
Kids Crafts for Mother’s Day Gift
Our society’s current financial circumstance is the perfect opportunity to shift our focus to what is really important in our lives. Focus on the people in our life this year on Mother’s Day.keep reading
Mother’s Day Tributes
A Mother’s love is something that no on can explain, It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may For nothing can destroy it or take that love away . . . . . . keep reading
From His Hands to Ours
This scrapbook page is the day my daughter became a mom and I became a grandma. The collection of pictures were the first time we each held her. I wanted to capture the joy of the family welcoming her in to our lives. . . . keep reading
Flower Ball For Mother’s Day
Beautiful, easy and INEXPENSIVE gift for Mother’s Day. . . . keep reading
I am still working on Teacher Appreciation Week. So if you have any great gift ideas you want to share, email them to me.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Have a Wonderful Easter

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and
explaining stress management to an audience;with a raised glass of
water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question,
‘half empty or half full?’….. she fooled them all…”How heavy is
this glass of water?”, she inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how
long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold
it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance.  In each case it’s the
same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She
continued, “and that’s the way it is with stress. If we carry our
burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes
increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”
“As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and
rest before holding it again.  When we’re refreshed, we can carry on
with the burden – holding stress longer and better each time
practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your
burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the
night…. pick them up tomorrow.
Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment.
Relax, pick them up later after you’ve rested. Life is short. Enjoy it
and the now ‘supposed’ stress that you’ve conquered!”
1 * Accept the fact that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days
you’re the statue!
2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to
eat them.
3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the
middle of it.
4 * Drive carefully… It’s not only cars that can be recalled by
their Maker.
5 * If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was
probably worth it..
7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a
warning to others.
8 * Never buy a car you can’t push.
9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then
you won’t have a leg to stand on.
10 * Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.
11 * Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.
13 * When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the
world to one person.
16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are
pretty and some are dull.  Some have weird names and all are different colors,
but they all have to live in the same box.
18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you
20 * It was I, your friend!
*Save the earth…… It’s the only planet with chocolate and chocolate bunnies wants to wish you wonderful Easter.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Radiation Heath Issues

I received an email today from one of our participating experts for health and nutrition at I wanted to pass it alone in case any of you were also worried about your families health after the disaster in Japan. I do not believe in scare tactics but I do believe in education. Here is some advise of radiation issues from Kim Welborn.
Like every other health practitioner, I have been getting lots of calls about radiation issues and what to have on hand. What I have always had stashed in my closet are 4 things: kelp, dulse, algin, and Yarrow Special Formula flower essence blend. The first two are good sources of organic, elemental iodine to support the thyroid gland. Radioactive iodine is used to kill the thyroid (in theory to “reduce” an overactive or ‘hyper’ thyroid, but dosage is so different from person to person that one dose of the usual three will sometimes stop it altogether) because iodine is stored there. The seaweeds keep the thyroid working and help to chelate out the radioactive elements. It is really important to know and trust your sources on sea vegetables because many are grown in contaminated water; since Japan has generally been the primary source this will be especially important in months to come in view of the amount of radioactive water that has been released into the ocean. To my knowledge, Nature’s Sunshine is the only company to test every product for radiation. they were the only company to stop selling Golden Seal after Chernobyl, when the cloud blew west over the main production areas in Northern Europe. Super Algae is another good item to add to the mix.
Algin will remove radiation from the body, but should only be taken for a maximum of two weeks at a time, with at least a two week rest in between, as it will begin to bind nutrients in the intestinal tract as well. I would use it only if I were sure of unsafe exposure. Hydrated Bentonite and other clays are somewhat less effective for radiation specifically, but do help in general detoxifying, especially in baths.
The Yarrow Special Formula helps with balancing the energetic impact of radiation and other (environmentally) traumatic events. It was originally formulated specifically to help protect against radiation and can be used in water as a room spray in addition to being taken internally.
Remember that the more raw fruits and vegetables you eat, the higher your overall level of trace minerals, including iodine and iodide. The higher your mineral levels, the less likely the body is to “grab” and store radioactive iodine, which it will jump on if you are as deficient as most Americans are. Miso and other fermented foods also seem to improve the body’s resistance to exposure, and are a great idea anyway.
Stay well,
Kim Welborn
For more information from Kim visit her website Kim Welborn, Body Systems Counselor.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Featured Articles

I found the funniest blog today that really got my creative juices flowing.
Stay-at-home Moms Turning into Work-at-Home Moms
Life as a stay-at-home-mom comes with rewards and challenges. . . .
Why do Children Whine, Scream and Fight?
Once the need has been made clear, not only can you relate to your child better but together with your child you can also find a solution which both of you can live with. . .
Crafty Toddler Meals
“Go ahead and play with your food” says Mama Brain. Visit her web site for great recipes and food inspiration. . . .
Easter is coming. Only two weeks left. Visit for great recipes, kids crafts and decoration ideas. I took my grandkids to see the new movie Hop last night. It was a fun Easter activity.
Have a happy Easter with your friends and family.