Friday, August 24, 2012

What do you live for?

My friends cousin Alisa is battling cancer and she wrote a beautiful post on what we really should be living for.   The old magic that Roars.   Please take a minute to read this, it is very thought provoking!  She references this song by Celine Dion called "Live for the One I love."
I hope when we as parents make decisions that we remember who we love.  The decisions we make not only effect us but they effect our children.  Really the things that matter in life is those we love so why not spend more time giving to them and being apart of their lives.  One of my favorite lines in this song is "Give, Asking nothing in return."  Mothers and Fathers do this everyday.  I'm so grateful to be a mother of four beautiful children.   It amazes me at the things I learn just by being with them.  I can't imagine what it would feel like to know you might be dying within a few months.  I know I would hold my loved ones close.  Thank you Alisa for reminding me where my priorities should be.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Homemade School Lunch

Two different ice packs.  The turtle I got at All a Dollar.
This was my neighbors awesome lunch! 

Pudding not recommended.  It worked in one but in my sons lunch it exploded into the other compartments.  
My neighbor sent her boy over with his lunch and I just loved his compact lunch.  I took a picture and went online to find these great containers.  They are made by Ziplock and work perfect for my kids' school lunch.  One compartment is perfect for their sandwich and then two compartments for sides.  You have to be careful with liquid because they are not perfectly air tight and I had pudding get all over once so I wouldn't recommend pudding or jello.  These Ziplock containers have fit perfectly in the rectangle lunch boxes.  I got mine online at  I try to make my kid's lunch simple and healthy.  It can be a challenge to keep things fresh until lunch so I try to put an ice pack to help keep it cool.  If you have any great tips or ideas for me.  I would love that!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Flash Drive Giveaway

This is my chance to win a free flash drive and an e-book to help mom's with some back-to-school tips.  
Visit here for your chance to win.  USB memory direct is the company.  Here is there message about the giveaway.  

As a family-oriented company, and we know how hectic being a mom can be any day of the year. We wanted to provide a back-to-school giveaway for all of the fantastic moms out there, to give them something unique and useful. We also believe in children experiencing enriching and healthy childhoods.
So, we decided to give moms something that would hopefully make their lives a little bit easier, but also help their children succeed in school, participate in rich and creative activities, and enjoy nutritious snacks.