It’s time to play in May! This month’s Ways to Play Every Day Activity Calendar for preschoolers focuses on several fun topics! This month’s recommended books will explore familiar themes of a farm, the toughness of a construction site, the love of a mother, and the imaginative realm of dragons. The corresponding activities will encourage young learners to explore new topics and skills as well as … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day: May Activity Calendar for Preschoolers
The Sorrow in Mother's Day - International Bereaved Mother's Day 2017 Mother's Day isn't always a day to celebrate for many. For a mother with a child in Heaven, Mother's Day can be a day filled with tears, questions, regrets, and yearning to return to a life that once included a precious child. Tomorrow, International Bereaved Mother's Day, is a day set aside to recognize the many mothers who … [Read more...] about The Sorrow in Mother’s Day – International Bereaved Mother’s Day
The painting of the black and gold in the photo hangs in my office at home. My daughter, Christina, painted that canvas years ago. I've always thought it was unique, but I didn't really understand why she painted it or what she meant when she did, until recently. If you've read my book, Forever Namaste, you are aware that strange "coincidences" happen in my life after Christina died. I'm nudged or … [Read more...] about Kintsukuroi Art and Child Loss: Fusing a Broken Heart with Gold
The Circle of Love keychain crafts are easy gifts for kids to make and give for Mother's Day. Mothers and grandmothers will delight in the poem while carrying the bead symbols of love on the keychains. My Circle of Love Poem and Keychain Craft for Mother's Day Disclosure: Please note that this post and others within the blog contain affiliate and/or distributor or sponsored links and … [Read more...] about My “Circle of Love” – Poem and Craft for Mother’s Day!
Triple Chocolate Chip Jar Cookies for Mother's Day! Materials/Ingredients needed: large bowl, mixing spoons, 1 1/2 qt. large-mouth jars, ribbons and recipe/gift card - Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe and Gift Tag For the jar: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup dark chocolate chips 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup white … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Food and Flower Crafts!
Wow – no one said that being a MOTHER is an easy job. I’ve often wondered why God didn’t hand us a blueprint to our child’s life at birth; if we DID have the blueprint, we’d probably want to bargain for another version. I have five young adult children and a 5 yr. old that will enter Kindergarten in the Fall. Letting go of some desires to protect and hover over my children has not come easily, … [Read more...] about Wisdom, Grace, Hope, and Love this Mother’s Day!