Karla’s Korner: Top Ten Parenting Tips …Sort of

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Parenting Tips Top Ten Parenting Tips…Sort of When I became a mother 20 years ago I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do. In fact, until the day my daughter was born I had not changed a diaper. I was about as inexperienced as one could be in the child rearing department. Little did I know that no matter how much I learned it would never be enough. There is always something more to learn when being a momma. Today my kids are 20 and 14 and somehow we have managed to make it through … [Read more...]

Thought for the Day from Karla’s Korner: Love is Forever

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Thought for the Day: Love is Forever Love is Forever Love according to my online dictionary is defined as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. This little four letter word has a wide variety of meanings and is commonly used in everyday language as a means of affection. But what does it mean? We use the word love quite often in our daily conversations. Quite often we profess our love of food, music, sports, books, etc. when sharing our feelings and … [Read more...]

Thought for the Day from Karla’s Korner: Never Give Up…Be the Butterfly

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Thought for the Day Never Give Up… I came home from work the other day and noticed quite a few butterflies fluttering around my newly bloomed lilac bush. The bush has been in my yard for two years and has just bloomed for the first time. The fragrance is intoxicating and I find myself stopping by for a “sniff” every chance I get. As I approached the bush most of the butterflies flew away; only one remained. He (I really don’t know if it was male or female) stayed on one large lush bloom … [Read more...]

Cherry Blossom Art Mothers Day Crafts for Kids

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Mothers Day Crafts Cherry Blossom Art for Mother’s Day Materials: ~white construction paper or card stock ~1 empty 2 liter bottle with raised bottom (I used a Diet Coke bottle) ~Pink paint ~Brown paint ~Paint Brush ~Deep bowl for the pink paint ~small plate for brown paint Instructions: Cherry Blossom Art Mothers Day Crafts for Kids … [Read more...]

Thought for the Day from Karla’s Korner: Looking Forward

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Thought for the Day I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Looking Forward…. As my husband and I sat overlooking the pool and lake in … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Reflections From our First Date to Now

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Reflections I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Reflections: From our First Date to Now…. As I sit here alone with my thoughts I am … [Read more...]

Thought for the Week from Karla’s Korner: Focus

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Thought for the Week I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Spring is in the air and my yard is bustling with a lot of activity from the … [Read more...]

Thought for the Week from Karla’s Korner: The Hunt

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Thought for the Week I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! The Hunt….. Having just celebrated Easter this weekend my mind brings me … [Read more...]

Thought for the Week from Karla’s Korner: The Art of Communication

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Thought for the Week I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! The Art of Communication When I started writing Karla’s Korner several … [Read more...]

Thought for the Week from Karla’s Korner: Time at the Dinner Table

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Thought for the Week from Karla's Korner I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Time at the Dinner Table….. As I sit down to write I am … [Read more...]