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.
While vacations are great, they can also be stressful for both kids and adults a like. Even if your little ones aren’t stressed out but, you are, they can tell. It doesn’t matter the reason causing the stress, if they can sense that you are stressed out, they too will become stressed out. Which typically doesn’t help the “relaxed” feeling vacation is supposed to bring.
One of the biggest ways to minimize vacation stress, is to do your best to keep to your routine. You and your kids will appreciate this. For example: if you typically do art after nap time, than continue doing that while on vacation.
Just keep up with your normal routine as far as art time goes. Try to keep the timing about the same as well.
There is no reason to take all of your crafting supplies with you on vacation. That would be crazy.
All I suggest that you bring are: a handful of construction paper, a glue stick, markers or crayons, and a few pieces of white paper (or a sketch pad). If you are feeling adventurous, take along some of the small finger paints (this is one of our favorite sets). I suggest putting in a ziplock for transportation (better safe than sorry). You can bring a whole set of paints or, just a few. Either way, it is another option for your child to be able to create something.
I also suggest that if possible these items have their own backpack or small bag so they are easy to transport and find. Nothing is worse than knowing you brought something with you but not being able to find it because you don’t know which suitcase it ended up in.
There is no need to go over the top with art projects while on vacation. This is just simply to keep your child’s routine.
This depends on your child’s age.
Our favorite things to do on vacation are to use a sketch pad and have our kids draw something from the day and color it (or paint it). The beauty of this is each child can interpret it they way they want to. They don’t need to be able to draw full pictures for this to be done.
Another project we do is use what is around us and paint with it. Check out the directions here.
You can take them home and punch them with a 3 hole punch. Tie them with a ribbon and you created a memory book that was illustrated by your child.
You can also have your kids create a photo book with pictures from the trip. Check it out here.
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!!