Karla’s Korner – Reflections: Twenty-One Years

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Reflections Reflections: Twenty-One Years She came into this world on a Friday evening weighing just eight pounds. The first sound of her voice, a wailing cry, melted her momma’s heart; she waited for that melodic sound for nine long months. Their eyes met as she was gently placed on her mommas chest; a bond had been formed that in time would be tested but would overcome any and all adversity. It was Mother’s Day weekend, a first for both, one that would be the beginning of many more … [Read more...]

Spring Posts Round-up!

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Spring Posts Round-up Spring is finally here and we are ready to share some great posts with you!  Whether you like crafts, baking or gardening, you will find some great information below with our spring posts round-up! Do you children love to help you bake and decorate? Thanks to Madame Deals for sharing these fun flower pops. This cute Mothers Day Recipe: Sweet Tulip Pop Treat is the perfect activity to do with your children.  I know I would love to receive these Tulips for … [Read more...]

Parent tips for Social Media

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Parent tips for Social Media   Parent Tips for Social Media- Did you know that 22% of Teens and Preteens log on to their social media accounts more than 10 times a day? A day. Also, 75% of teens have personal cell phones. Today's youth are consumed with the idea of being able to share their lives via social media, and connecting with others. This can be a great thing, but also a dangerous one. With cyber bullying and catfishing running rampant on social  sites like  Facebook, … [Read more...]

All Natural Quick Bathroom Clean Up Tips

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All Natural Quick Bathroom Clean Up Tips   A house is often judged for its cleanliness by the appearance of the bathroom and the kitchen. It doesn't matter how dirty the rest of the house is if these two rooms are not clean. The bathroom is often the most used room in the house and often the most neglected when it comes to cleaning yet it can contain some of the most disgusting germs. To tackle these germs you do not have to resort to chemicals or expensive cleaners but you can … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: An Airplane Conversation

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An Airplane Conversation An Airplane Conversation…… As I stumbled through the crowded airplane aisle trying to stuff my carry-on in the overhead compartment I spied my seat; 17B. It was there that I realized I was going to spend the next two hours sandwiched in between two strangers; one a young unshaven man with ear buds jammed in his ears and the other an older gentleman with white hair and a somber look upon his face. Tired, hungry and ready to be reunited with my husband and children I … [Read more...]

Recall Alert: Stonyfield YoBaby Pear/PeachYogurts

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Recall Alert Stonyfield recently issued a recall alert on their YoBaby Pear/Peach 4 oz. 6-pack yogurts from a total of 122 Target and Walmart stores because of a possibility that a very small number of those yogurts might be contaminated with coliform. The possibly affected products - YoBaby Pear/Peach 6-pack cups - UPC 052159701161 all have a code date of June 5 2014. These products could have only been purchased on or after April 23, 2014. At the time of the recall, they have not … [Read more...]

Plus Size Clothing Under $10

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Plus Size Clothing Under $10   Being a Plus Size Women makes it harder to find clothes in your everyday stores, even though the selections are slowly getting better. However, the price tag for Plus Size fashion can sometimes leave a person with sticker stock. When a person is going up or down a size it becomes even more of a burden to buy clothes they know they will only need for a short period of time. Often times they resort to sweat pants and leggings because they know they will … [Read more...]

Great Job for Teens

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Great Job for Teens   Is your teen expressing interest in looking for their first job? We recently asked on Facebook what your first jobs were, wondering if much has changed since we were kids. It hasn't, most of the great jobs for teens haven't changed. I remember what it was like starting my first job. I started on my 16th birthday at a BBQ restaurant and thought it was the coolest job ever! Getting to spend that first paycheck and buy whatever I wanted without having to ask my … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: The Fence

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The Fence The Fence: Taming our Tempers, Finding Forgiveness and Changing Our World one Nail at a time The following story came across my “inbox” this week and after having read it multiple times I felt compelled to share it this week. The Fence There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few … [Read more...]