Tuesday Thoughts ~ Family Vacation Time!

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With Spring Break quickly approaching and the summer months as well, what are you and your family planning for a family fun getaway this year?

Perhaps you are choosing not to take a vacation, but rather indulge in a stay-vacation. Visiting your local zoo, theme park, a day out to the movies or a picnic at the park. What’s on your vacation list this year, Mom? Share with us!

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Colored Pencil Can

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What You’ll Need:

Large empty soup can

White paint

Colorful fabric

Scissors

White craft glue

1-2 strips mounting putty

Large box of colored pencils

White ribbon (optional)

How to make it:

Paint can with white paint and let dry.

Cut two strips of material long enough to wrap around the top and bottom of the can to create a decorative border. Attach with white craft glue.

Roll the mounting putty in your palms and wrap around the center of the can.

Press colored pencils into the putty, working your way all the way around the can.

Tie a piece of ribbon around the can for a decorative touch.

**If your pencils keep falling out of the putty, either increase the amount of putty you are using, or add more putty around the can toward the bottom or top.

To use a pencil, simply pull it off the putty, and then gently press it back into the putty to put it back.

Adding the fabric border is just a decorative step and can be skipped if you prefer.

Monday Moments ~ Quiet Time With Your Little Love

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Sometimes it’s those small moments in time that will flicker in your memory for a lifetime. This picture says it all…a daunting task that all of us tackle daily, yet the sweet innocence it captures between mother and child. Don’t forget to stop and relish these times for they are fleeting. Turn something you dislike into something you love…with someone you love.

Monday Motherhood Moments ~ Those Little Moments

 

You know what I’m talking about. The magic you sometimes stop and feel when you find teeny tiny pairs of shoes on the floor out of place, and not put on the shoe rack like you asked your child to do 54 times.

But you can’t help but smile anyway, because you look at those tiny little, dingy, well-played in shoes and realize that in the blink of an eye those shoes are going to be YOUR size. This in turn brings a tear to your eye, and a song in your heart about those first moments as motherhood drew you in so delicately, and you held that tiny angel with your eyes and their father’s nose and you suddenly realize that so much time has already passed.

Those little moments…there are SO many, but they are so fleeting. It’s these special blips in your life that you must take a mental snap shot of and bound them to your heart so you can reflect on them again in the future.

Those little moments…Savor their sweetness…every last drop.

Monday Motherhood Moments ~ The Beauty of Capturing Photographs

 

You know those amazing pictures that you capture of your kids? Remember…it’s the ones that make you smile from ear to ear as you reminisce at their beauty, simplicity and amazing features that grasp hold of your heart so full of love?

Do you choose to scrapbook these photos, create Facebook albums to share with the world, print and frame them perhaps?

When children are young, they change day after day so quickly. The baby face melts away and reveals a beautiful young girl or a handsome little man in what seems like…a blink of an eye.

Don’t forget to capture these amazing clips in time with a photograph, Mom. Time passes quickly, and you’ll want to hold on to these extra special “tiny” moments in time. I know I sure do.

Tuesday Thoughts ~ Photography…Capture Those Moments!

 

Isn’t this picture PRICELESS?!

I have always been a big believer in capturing precious moments in time (just like this) whenever possible. I think that’s why I’ve become so attached to my iPhone and the Instagram app. It’s amazing!

As a busy mother of 3, I don’t have a lot of time to spend editing photographs, so being able to do so with my phone is perfect. And honestly, sometimes I think they turn out better then if I were to have used my expensive Canon camera.

Do you take lots of pictures of your precious little ones? And if so, do you find yourself using your phone or your camera more often to capture those sweet little moments?