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Friday, March 30, 2012

Our Hidden Talents need to shine...


God gives us all talents as gifts and wants us to use them, can you imagine if this young man and his friend hid their talents? This video blessed me immensely, as someone that has always rooted for the underdog. I shed tears of joy and happiness for Jonathan and Charlotte as I watched, secretly shouting Go Boy Go!!!
I myself have struggled for years with a weight problem and can not imagine the guts it took Jonathan to walk out on that stage, knowing what people were thinking about him. I applaud his courage and determination, as the friendship of Charlotte who stands by his side and sings like a nightingale and brings the operatic duo together so well.
A lesson for all us us underdogs to let all of our hidden talents shine, no matter how many Simon's there are out there in the world.


Friday, March 16, 2012

How do you catch one? - Leprechaun Chow


                                                                 Source: sweetology101.blogspot.com via Katie on Pinterest
       

Chasing a rainbow? looking for a little leprechaun that is hiding a pot of gold? I wish I could find that sneaky little booger and get that pot of gold. 
You might just tempt him with this snack made with "Lucky Charms" cereal

Lucky Leprechaun Chow (they can't resist it, me either)
What you need:
Lucky Charms
Green M&M's
Peanuts
Pretzels
White Melting Chocolate
Green Sugar Sprinkles (optional)

How to:

Take your Lucky Charms (about 6 cups)
and separate out the Marshies!

Take the cereal WITHOUT marshmallows(marshies) add pretzels, peanuts and well..whatever you want, then spread it out on a rimmed baking sheet or pour into bowl to get ready to mix with the chocolate.
Melt some white chocolate and pour over and mix well.
I ended up using about 2 bags of the Wilton white
chocolate melts in the Color-burst pastel.

Next add the magically delicious MARSHIES
and some GREEN M&M's. 
Thank you to Sweetology for this fantastic recipe, check out her blog for more sweets and treats, I really enjoyed reading all her posts, such fun!

Now your Lucky Leprechaun Chow Trap is ready to catch the little sneaky green men 
and then find your pot o' gold! 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ok Time Out for You!!



Is Time Out a Waste of Time? Why is it so difficult sometimes to get kids to listen? You know she heard you, but she ignores you. You ask again and still . . . no response. Now what? If Time Out and other "tried and true" discipline strategies aren't doing the job in your house - this session is for you! The Mommies Network is excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show, contributor to offer a FREE LIVE training webinar on Thursday, March 8th from 9-10 PM Eastern Time. Join us to learn easy to implement strategies to get kids to cooperate without the slightest hint of fussing, whining or complaining. All you need is your computer (no webcam required). You'll see and hear Amy on your screen and you can even ask questions and she'll make them part of the presentation. Parents RAVE about this session. RSVP today and then kick back and learn from the comfort of your home. Webinar seating will be limited so RSVP now! We look forward to welcoming you. In the meantime, we'd love it if you could let your Facebook friends and fans know about this exciting webinar - just click here to share on Facebook. Parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and a "recovering yeller." She is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Amy reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online course and is a frequent guest on the TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere. In her most important role, she is mom to two teenage boys.



  Parenting expert Amy McCready 

You've seen her on The TODAY Show.  Now here's your chance to ask Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, a question LIVE in a FREE webinar for The Mommies Network!  Join us to learn why Time Out is a waste of time and how to implement strategies for cooperation that work.

Reservations are limited, so RSVP now.  Then join us on Thursday, March 8 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time from the comfort of your computer; no webcam required.  Save your spot, then Share on facebook.

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