Monthly Archives: June 2012
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Okay there is a coupon for everything and everything has a coupon. I am a coupon shopper but some things you should just pay full price for or not pay anything at all. In the rush to find true love leads you to this conclusion I would suggest another path. That is unless your name is Julie. If you need a good laugh. Then go ahead and click on this link it will make you thankful for the love you have. You can buy your very own husband for 25% less today.
I am so excited. I am watching movies of my kids that were stuck on vhs tapes and our VCR broke a long time ago. This is converter is easy to use and guess what it is so much cheaper than paying someone else to do it for you. I saved hundreds. I now have my wedding on dvd and my kids first years. I can’t tell you how much it means to me it is really priceless. I thought this could be a side business for someone since the equipment is so cheap!
I have tons of videos and old movies. I had no idea how to make them into to DVDs. I searched on the internet and I found the Sony VRDMC6 DVDirect Compact Size DVD Burner with AVCHD Recording. The reason why this device is so important to me is having my memories on tape where I can’t access them is the same to me as not having them. We made a collection of all the videos we had of the children and our lives and we sent them to family members that do not live near us so they can enjoy the memories we are making with our children. The kids love watching themselves on video when they were babies.
Pamela is an RN, MSN/Ed.
Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest daughters. To see all Ask a Nurse articles click here.
I recently volunteered at a camp for developmentally disabled adults. My children and I have done this since 1998. I had some major surgery on my foot a few years ago that didn’t heal well, so we haven’t spent the entire week for a while. Some of our campers have been coming since my first year, and have enjoyed watching my six children grow up. My youngest, Katja, and I had such a great time seeing all of our old friends and meeting some new ones! They are family…coming to Camp Hebron is like coming home for us! I wanted to share with you some truths I have learned from my special friends, so here we go!
Make eye contact and smile at people! You can be having the worst day ever, when you pass someone who gives you a genuine smile. Suddenly, things just don’t feel so bad!
Don’t be afraid to share whatever talent you have! Oh, how I wish we all could be more like my special friends in this way! We had a talent show one night and almost every camper got up on the stage and shared a song, a poem, or a dance. Most of them were not shy about getting up front. Those that were went up front with support from their counselor or another camper. The talent show is a favorite night for all! Any staff that can get to it (kitchen staff, support staff, etc.) try to be there. Although he didn’t know any chords or notes, the guy in the leather jacket above just strummed away, singing a song he made up as he went along about how wonderful his parents were (“my mom…is so young…and beautiful!) and how great his counselor was! I think I saw a few tears besides my own.
I hope you learned something along with me today. I am always happy to receive your mail at [email protected]! Let me know if you have a topic you would like me to cover in a future article.
Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Today, June 20th is Summer Solstice, which is the longest day of the year and a perfect time to make goals or “bucket lists” for your summer!
Summer Bucket List
1. Create a list with your child of activities they would like to do during their summer vacation.
2. Cut a T-shirt shape out of construction paper and label each “shirt” with one of your bucket list items.
3. Hang a string on the wall and attach each shirt to the line.
I know this isn’t the typical fashion friday. I am however in the process of ordering some great stuff for less than $20. I thought I would share. I get so many compliments on my Madame Deals stuff. I try to wear my brand when I can to increase interest in my business. I think it is a huge help to your business to brand yourself. If you are not talking about your brand than who is. I just ordered my 6 gifts for under $12.00 including shipping.
Meet Stephanie! She’s a 24 year old stay at home Mom, who couldn’t ask for a better blessing than to be home with her daughter!! Their favorite things to do together is working on art projects and they enjoy sharing them with people at Crafting with Bug!! In her free time she enjoys reading and scrapbooking!!
Summer vacation can be a stressful time not only for you but for your little ones too! Yes, everyone has a great time but if you are stressed your little one can tell!
A great way to keep up a ‘normal’ routine while away on vacation is to keep your art time! I know I hear you! You are thinking ‘I don’t want to have to pack any more then I already am!’ I understand this completely! But just hear me out.
You don’t need to pack everything you own for art time just a few things! All you need is a small backpack with construction paper, some crayons/markers, glue, and some paints. At your destination you will be able to find other things your little one can use to enhance his/her art projects!
If you are heading out to the beach your little one can make sand art, if you are heading out to a cabin in the woods let your little one use what he/she finds in nature as a paint brush! The picture above is of my little one using a stick to paint with on our last family vacation!
Keep your art project packing to the minimum but in the end it will be a life saver!!!
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