Karla’s Korner: Dancing Through the Storm

Dancing Through the Storm

Karla's Korner: Dancing Through the Storm Dancing Through the Storm….. Growing up on a farm provided me with a lot of life lessons. I may look like a “city girl” now, but I still have country roots that keep me grounded in those lessons learned. While the main element of our small farm was poultry there were plenty of other animals to take care of. One of my favorite times of the year was when the momma hogs would deliver their piglets; lots and lots of piglets. We also had cows (one for ...

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You Are Invited To The Sweetwater Twitter Party! #MomsForMusic

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  Music is one of my favorite things in life, and I share my love of music with my kids. In middle school and highschool I played Clarinet in band and also learned to play the keyboard! It's so important to me that my daughter learns to love music as much as I did (and still do!). She already loves to dance to music, and this year she is going to learn to read it when she gets violin lessons starting this summer.If you are excited to teach your children about music you will love that ...

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Real Advice Gal Life Hacks

Real Advice Gal Real Life Hacks use a cupcake liner to catch melting popscicle messes

Real life can be messy, tricky, and sometimes down right tough. So we are sharing our Real Gal Advice for making life a little less messy, a little bit easier, and a lot more fun. Check back often for our favorite tips, tricks, and life hacks. 1. Use a cupcake pan liners to catch drips from melting popsicles. 2. Use a travel size bottle of static guard, febreeze, or wrinkle releaser as fake spider spray to convince your frightened child that the spiders won't be back in the middle of the ...

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Karla’s Korner: Scars, Scuff Marks and Imperfections

Karla's Korner: Scars, Scuff Marks and Imperfections

Karla's Korner: Scars, Scuff Marks and Imperfections Scars, Scuff Marks and Imperfections As a preschool teacher I am constantly wiping things; faces, noses, hands, bottoms. In my arsenal of wiping tools I have a magic eraser. As I stood over the bright yellow table in my room the other day scrubbing black crayon marks left behind by an enthusiastic three year old who missed the paper a time or two, I found myself thinking about how easy the eraser makes it to remove the crayon and restore ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Promise of Spring

The Promise of Spring

Karla's Korner: The Promise of Spring The Promise of Spring….. There’s something magical about the arrival of spring. The harshness of winter seems to wear on our emotions; quite often the “winter blues” set in and we buckle under the cold dismal heaviness of darker days, clouds and precipitation. And when we think we can’t bear it any longer the time changes (if you live in a state that participates in daylight saving time) and the sun begins to thaw the cold hard ground and often our ...

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How to Make Money Using your Tax Refund

How to make money using tax refund

How to Make Money Using your Tax Refund How to Make Money Using your Tax Refund It is that time of year. The time of year that we fill out endless documents that verify how much we have paid into the system and how much if any we will owe or get back. I hear it all the time I can't wait to get my tax refund. I am going to buy "insert item that isn't needed here". This is How to Make Money Using your Tax Refund.  The first thing I need you to do is figure out what debt you have. Yes, you read ...

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Hotel Peninsula Quilted Mattress Pad Review

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Mattress Pad Make an old mattress still useful by adding a mattress pad. The Hotel Peninsula Quilted Mattress Pad is 100% cotton pad, which adds a soft layer of comfort while protecting the bed. It fits mattresses up to 20” and are machine washable. Dimensions: Twin (39”x75”x20”) Full (43”x75”x20”) Queen (60”x80”x20”) King (78”x80”x20”) California king (72”x84”x20”) You can buy it here >>> Hotel Peninsula Quilted Mattress Pad See more Mattress Reviews! Also check out ...

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Karla’s Korner: Write On

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Write On…. It was my husband’s birthday this week and a large envelope arrived in the mailbox; it was from his sister Diane. Intrigued he carefully opened it to discover four children’s birthday cards, one for each of a child’s first four birthdays. A bit confused he opened the first one and read the following words: “To our darling little David. From Mummy, Daddy & Diane. 28/2/64. With tears filling his eyes he shared these treasures with me; I choked back a flood of emotions knowing ...

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Karla’s Korner – Being Vulnerable: Living with Our Hearts Wide Open

Hearts Wide Open

Being Vulnerable: Living with our hearts wide open This week it seemed as if my inbox, social media newsfeed and conversations were filled with the idea that vulnerability is a good thing. As much as I tried to shove this topic aside, I finally gave in and took a dive deep into thought, prayer, conversation and little online research. What I found was a wealth of information that not only clarified but solidified the idea that vulnerability, while complex is a necessary element of life. I ...

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The Cough Medicine Battle: Mom vs Cough

Fight the cough not the kid!

The Cough Medicine Battle: Mom vs Cough Fight the cough not the kid! My sweet little 4 year old boy recently spent a week in the hospital. He is fine now, thank God but it was quite the experience. Two weeks after we brought him home though he got sick with the nastiest cold I have seen in a very long time. While we were in the hospital and during the first couple of days at home he had to take a lot of medicine. At first he didn't mind since he was in pain and knew the medicine would make ...

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