Karla’s Korner: Who Needs Labels?

Karla's Korner: Who Needs Labels?

Karla's Korner: Who Needs Labels? Who Needs Labels? When my son was little he would insist that I remove the tags from his shirts. “They itchy” he would complain until I removed them. Those tags or labels bothered him to the point where at that moment nothing else mattered. I remember when he was maybe five he asked me to remove a label at which point I asked “what if I want to give your shirts to someone else after you grow out of them and don’t know what size they are?” Looking at me as if ...

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Karla’s Korner – Don’t Hide: Lessons From A Skunk

Karla's Korner

Karla's Korner - Don’t Hide: Lessons From A Skunk Don’t Hide: Lessons From A Skunk… Sometimes in the midst of an ordinary day a blessing pops up or a reminder that makes one stop, re-focus and remember not only our own relevance and place in this big world but that of others as well. This week I found that message in a children's book as I read to my preschoolers. It's the story of a skunk, Sassafras, who avoided others because he was different. Poppy, the wise old skunk shared his ...

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Back to School Teacher’s Discounts

Back to School Teacher's Discounts

Back to School Teacher's Discounts It's that time of year and many people are getting ready for back to school. One group of people are probably out there spending more than even the most last-minute school supply shopping mom: teachers. Teachers have more shopping to do at this time of year than anyone else. So below we have listed some great Back to School Teacher's Discounts that are just for them! ...

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Effortless meals for the busy back to school season

Marketside Pepperoni Pizza is the perfect meal for back to school season

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias I know school is just around the corner for most of us and with it comes the harried and hurried dinner times. Gone are the lazy days of summer and sitting down all together for dinner is going to become harder and harder as we now have homework, basketball practice, PTA meetings etc.  Even though we are a homeschooling family this time of year is also a ...

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You’re Invited To The Pet #Furgiveness with Bounty Twitter Party! w/ Visa gift card prizes!

Bounty Invite

You're Invited To The Pet #Furgiveness with Bounty Twitter Party! w/ Visa gift card prizes! Our pets are a huge part of our families and sometimes, they make messes that are just as big. If you’ve ever had to train a new puppy or had your cat spill water everywhere, you know exactly what we mean! Bounty is hosting a #Furgiveness Twitter Party on August 17th to help you discover and appreciate new ways to forgive your pets faster. So come celebrate with America's #QuickerPickerUpper, pet ...

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Let Maytag Handle Your Dirt #MyFilthiestPlay

Maytag washer and dryer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Maytag for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Let Maytag Handle Your Dirt #MyFilthiestPlay  If you have kids then you have dirt. If you have children that play sports you have another element of dirty. You also have an additional load of laundry each week. Maytag laundry understands your dirty laundry and hopes to score a home run in your home with their new powerful and dependable washer and dryer units. They can handle all of your ...

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Karla’s Korner: Step Stool Moments


Karla's Korner: Step Stool Moments In September 2007 country music singer Kenny Chesney released his hit song “Don’t Blink”. The song revolves around a television interview of an elderly gentleman sharing his secret to life; what he believes is an important life lesson. “Don’t blink, just like that you’re six years old and you take a nap and you wake up and you’re 25…..” The song goes on to include thoughts of how quickly our children grow up and how we should pay attention to those growing ...

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Quick Bathroom Clean Up Tips

bathroom clean up tips

Quick Bathroom Clean Up Tips With a family of 5 in 900 square feet and sharing 1 bathroom, it is no surprise that the bathroom is the room that gets dirtiest the fastest. This makes it a never ending battle to keep the bathroom in "Company Worthy" appearance. I have begged, pleaded and even nagged to get everyone on the same page but no one can see the things I see (or at least that is what they tell me. ) I decided that I would just take matters into my own hands and take a few minutes ...

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Peach Picking Season

peach picking season

The Best Time for Peach Picking Summer is in full swing and one of the many benefits is the availability of fresh fruit. My favorite summer fruit is the peach. There is nothing more refreshing on a hot day than to bite into a juicy summer peach. By the time peaches make it to the grocery store they have been transported across the state (sometimes states) and been jostled around so much they aren't at the peak of flavor. That is why I love to pick my own!  ...

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Help One Child Succeed in School

giving back pack stuffed back pack

Disclosure: This opportunity to give back to my community was made possible by our sponsors Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almonds and Fiji Water.  As part of our third annual Giving Back Packs Campaign I am fortunate enough to participate along with fellow bloggers to donate a back pack full of schools supplies to help one child in need. Why school suppplies? Why do we organize this project? Read more about our project here -----> Giving Back Packs I decided that not only was this ...

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