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What Color Green Are You?

You Are Olive Green

You are the most real of all the green shades. You're always true to yourself.

For you, authenticity and honesty are very important... both in others and yourself.

You are grounded and secure. It takes a lot to shake you.

People see you as dependable, probably the most dependable person they know.

Unintended Consequences of Mom Blogging

It is my assertion that every mom blogger has the right to run her blog the way she sees fit without public condemnation and wayward judgments. Beyond honesty, there are no concrete standards by which all mom bloggers should adhere. Read more at Mom Bloggers Club.

I believe as mom bloggers we have the innate capacity to rise to greater levels of compassion and appreciation for one another

No Matter How Much

I have a huge 'to do' list for this weekend. A good chunk of today is already gone, and I've gotten majorly sidetracked. Sometimes it is plain hard to find the energy just to get up in the morning! Seems like no matter how much I get accomplished, the list just gets longer.

Thought of the Day - 5/23/09

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~~ Melodie Beattie ~~

Thought of the Day - 5/22/09

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.
~~ Herman Melville ~~

Mom to Mom Quiz

Take this fun Mom to Mom quiz and discover your parenting style.

Thought of the Day - 5/21/09

Making a decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
~~ Elizabeth Stone ~~

Works for Me Wednesday #18

Tech 911

Quick fixes to try before calling customer support or the repair shop.

Dropped Cell Phone in Water

If you act fast, your phone might not call it quits. Remove the battery and SIM card then wipe everything off. Use a vacuum to suck out the moisture, and let air-dry for a day or two (or more) before reassembling. Don't power up before then, or it could short out. It still may not work, but what do you have to lose -- other than a busted phone?

CD Stuck in Computer

For a PC, poke the end of a paper clip into the small hole on the CD/DVD drive to depress the internal button. Hold it in until the tray pops open. On a Mac, if dragging the disc icon to the trash icon doesn't do it, quit all applications and restart computer while holding down the mouse button while rebooting.

Spilled Drink on Keyboard

Turn the keyboard upside down and disconnect it. Let dry, at least, 24 to 48 hours before plugging it back in. A blow-dryer set on cool can help. Take a premoistened wipe to the surface.

DVR Didn't Tape Show

If you are certain the show was in your queue, it may have been recorded but deleted. Check the settings: The DVR may be saving only one episode, so the newest one overwrites what's stored. To catch what you missed, try the network's Website or a video site like Hulu.

To get more tips for just about everything, check out We Are THAT Family.

All Pro Dad Teams Up with Head Start

All Pro Dad has started a new partnership with Head Start. Head Start is a nationwide government agency that exists to help over one million young, at-risk children prepare for school so they do not fall behind when they begin kindergarten.

"We are pleased to be working with All Pro Dad to help the Head Start Programs build strong bonds between fathers and their children", says Head Start Executive Director Michael McGrady.

All Pro Dad will be rolling out its father and kids monthly breakfast program with Head Starts all across the country. This event features good food, fun and meaningful, relationship-building activities between dads and their kids

What Did You Do Today?

I voted today. What did you do?

Thought of the Day - 5/20/09

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~

Thought of the Day - 5/19/09

The more you have,the more you're occupied; the less you have, the more free you are.
~~ Mother Teresa ~~

Stress Busters for Busy Parents

Always have a 'Plan B.'
Make copies of important papers.
Praise other people.
Look at a work of art.
Quit trying to fix other people.
Keep a journal.
Ask for help when you need it.
Watch a good movie.
Kiss your child.
Eat a meal by candlelight.
Clean out a closet.
Learn something new.
Make duplicate keys.
Get enough sleep.
Have a support network.
Talk less.
Prepare for the morning the night before.
Feed the birds.
Have realistic goals for yourself.
Be a better listener.
Avoid negative people.
Plant a flower.
Repair something that doesn't work.
Find the "silver lining."
Avoid tight fitting clothes.
Be gentle.
Remember you are human.

Originally written for Parents Page, Fall 2003.

Thought of the Day - 5/18/09

What I do today is important because I'm exchanging a day of my life for it.
~~ Author Unknown ~~

Thought of the Day - 5/17/09

Do something for somebody every day for which you don't get paid.
~~ Albert Schweitzer ~~

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