BIG day today!! 1st day of school for my 4th & 2nd graders!! They each have awesome teachers and kind kiddos in their classes, thinking this is going to be a fabulous year! Of course we did the classic…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on August 26, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments
One of the quickest healthiest breakfasts you can throw together. A dish of lovely creamy porridge. You can either do it the proper way in a pan and simmer and stir, you can make it in minutes in the microwave or you can go instant with a dish of Ready brek. Whichever way you choose it’s…Continue
Added by Wendy Mallins on August 24, 2015 at 4:19am — No Comments
"You wanna wear that?!?!?"
This was the response I silently whispered to myself when my tween, Flower, walked into the room one day wearing an outfit she had picked out.
Oh lawd, I knew this day would come sooner than later. After all, at the time, she was around 7 years old.…Continue
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 8, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments
My crockpot has become a dear friend over the past 6 years... Pretty much when I started having kids. Its so easy to throw all your ingredients in, cover, and the let magic happen. Whether you work outside the home or from inside the home, there's nothing better than to smell the wonderful aroma of your dinner cooking and to know that all you have to do is grab a plate and fork. Sigh. There are a plethora…Continue
At a playdate with friends the other day one of the moms turned to me and asked what my secret was? For a moment I stood perplexed. Why whatever did she mean!? Did she want to know if I had found the fountain of youth? Did I really look that good? I just started using a new shampoo; maybe I was rocking a sweet do? I couldn’t help but smile as I inquired,” what secret?”.
“Your mood, what’s your secret? You always seem so happy, peppy, in such a great mood and…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on July 27, 2015 at 7:39pm — No Comments
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Last night, the kids and I had the opportunity to pack some lunches for the West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) organization. This non-profit agency gives emergency food and shelter to individuals and families in the West Suburban Cook County area. They operate a shelter every Tuesday night and provide lunches for the next day. There are many PADS programs available all over with some even supplying permanent housing and supportive services for their…Continue
Sure anyone can bang a nail into a wall and hang their art but to get the perfect look in your space, these are the tips and numbers you want to remember next time you are hanging your art
What’s the best height to hang artwork?
Added by Kristi Blok on July 9, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Back when I was growing up, our home was always clean. I don't mean tidy. I mean practically white-glove-test-clean. Some used to call my mother "The White Tornado." She'd just shrug and laugh it off. The thing is, though, I don't recall ever seeing her spend endless days cleaning. In fact, most days in the summertime…Continue
Added by Holly Connors on July 7, 2015 at 4:02pm — No Comments
I watched her seamlessly round up her four children as they splashed, swam, and dove in the pool.
She called out their last name to summon the two oldest boys, who were 50 yards away and in line for the slides. She motioned with her pointer finger to the middle daughter, who was paddling away and whispered something to her youngest daughter, who was romping in…Continue
There are some things a woman just cannot live without. Surprisingly, the items that make way into her wardrobe often make it to the top this list. There are some wardrobe staples that are an absolute must have. These pieces of clothing are timeless and will never essentially run out of fashion. Besides, the best thing about these wardrobe essentials is the simple fact that they go with just about anything. Accessorising with these pieces gets easier. You could wear something as elaborate as…Continue
Hubby is a crazy fast reader. He can blow through one of my 250-page manuscripts in an hour...less than the amount of time it takes me to drive to the nail salon, get a mani and drive home.
He recently read Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli...in about two hours. 435 pages, by the way. What the WHAT?????…
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You may be reading this on your phone in the bathroom, taking your 3 minutes of “alone” time to catch up on the world around you. You may be sneaking a peek at the park or at a red light, taking a chance to feel connected to another adult in some small…Continue
Added by Jen Adair on March 30, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments
Does all hell break loose when you try to talk on the phone? We talk with Dija Henry of the Inspired Cafe. And an all new giveaway!
Live Twitter party during the show. Use #MRRMCTV. Tweet us:
Any effective techniques for teaching kids not to go crazy when you have a phone call?
What's your worst kid/phone call disaster story?
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 1, 2015 at 9:49pm — No Comments
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I have really been in a funk lately. My mind has been a whirlwind of emotions & thoughts. Ever since my youngest, my baby, turned 4years old I have been giving myself a hard time. I feel this pressure, entirely from myself, but pressure no less, to work. Not that I don’t work now, in fact I feel like this is the hardest I have ever worked in my life! My husband and I are a bit old school. He works outside the home. I do all the household chores, all things clothes and food…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on February 4, 2015 at 2:32pm — No Comments
"If nothing is going well, call your grandmother."
I am swept away by whimsical charm of the children's book, In …Continue
Added by Rudey's Room on February 2, 2015 at 7:27pm — No Comments
Click on the link below to see how I spent my b-day!
What I absolutely adore most about this experience is how many people said they were going to pay it forward. And the fact that when I logged onto Facebook that night a friend had said that someone paid for her coffee and she…Continue
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