Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Halloween Is Almost Here

Well it's almost that time. When many of us dress up in costumes and go door-to-door trick-or-treating with our kids. I happen to love this holiday and have very fond memories of it from my youth. I can only hope my kids will feel the same.

My daughter plans on dressing up as The Little Mermaid, Ariel; my son as Darth Vader; and my littlest girl as a cat. They are counting down the days. There is a parade scheduled at the elementary school and then trick-or-treating at my in-laws. There aren't many kids in our neighborhood, and not many houses that participate. I remember in our old neighborhood we easily had 150 kids visit us each Halloween - now we're lucky to get 5. Which is why we go to my in-laws' house were there are lots of kids.

To me Halloween is about using your imagination and creativity. Trying to scare or out-do your friends with the most original costume. All in the name of fun of course. A simple search online and you will find all kinds of unique costumes. Some of my favorites are: a can of soup and box of crackers (thanks to my mom), a clothes washer, an alien in a space craft, a cowboy on a horse. Just to name a few. Lots of costumes can be made from a sheet, box, some craft foam and paints. You don't even need to be that creative or talented. I know this for a fact.

Use your imagination! Have fun and God Bless!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Getting Ready for School

Tomorrow my son, Drew, starts PreK and I can't wait. My oldest daughter, Becky, started first grade on Aug. 30th full-day. Drew will only be in school for 2 1/2 hrs. That leaves just the little one, Jenny. We are also getting ready for a joint birthday party for Drew & Jenny (5 yr & 2 yr). They're birthdays are so close together that for now we are just going to celebrate them together.

In cleaning for the party I thought of a great product I wanted to share. It's called SnoBol and it is used to clean toilets. Just empty all the water out of the bowl and squirt some of the SnoBol around the bowl. Let it set for about 5-10 minutes. Then I just lightly swish with a toilet brush and flush. My bowl has never been whiter. We have well water and it turns almost everything yellow. Just thought I'd share what works for me.

Also, I've found a cheap substitution for Windex. I also use rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to clean windows, mirrors, and some chrome. The rubbing alcohol makes it shine and disinfects it with no streaks.

Have a truly wonderful day! God Bless!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Website Finally LIVE :)

After a rough couple days HelpingMoms@Home is finally live. I had major problems with my web host servers that caused my pages to be deleted as quickly as I added them. Finally that's all fixed. All the base pages are live and I will definitely be adding more articles and links.

Please let me know if you happen to find any dead links that I missed. I would really appreciate it!

Hope you all are having a great weekend. God Bless!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Getting HelpingMoms@Home LIVE by Mon.

Today, I worked like crazy adding more pages to the site. Making sure all the links work and graphics appear. It's a tedious task but I love it. I plan on adding a pic of myself and my kids here soon. As many of my posts will be about them I'm sure.

My Tip of the Day
Keep a to-do list. For me this is a running list of things I need to do. I check items off as they are completed and add more items on as I think of them. My lists don't always get done that very day, but they do get done or delegated.

Have a joyous day & God bless!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

My First Blog

This is my first time blogging and I must say I love it. It is alot like journaling which I love.

As I was watching TV this morning getting ready I saw a man named Steve Scott on LIFE Today. He mentioned he read 1 chapter of Proverbs each day based on the date. For example today is August 3rd, so he read Proverbs 3. I thought this was a great idea, so I started. The revelation I got out of it was in Proverbs 3:3 which states "Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder" NLT. This really spoke to me because my cross necklace had broke and I haven't worn it for a couple weeks. When I'm wearing my cross necklace it reminds me to be careful how I behave because I'm always setting an example for others.

Have a wonderful day!