The Greater Good and Breast Cancer Site

ibeleiveinangels This grandmother loves the Greater Good program and the many stores that fund and keep the GG foundation running. Perhaps you have a grandmother, mother, father, child, aunt or any family member that is currently fighting this ugly desease, I diligently pray for you!

The breast cancer foundation, and especially their websites are very dear to my heart. My mom lost her battle with breast cancer back in 2006. Those dark days (still) flash through my mind. Love YOU Mom to the moon and back; and back again! <3 You were ONE in a MILLION lady, mom, and friend.

Directly From The Website…

Pink Ribbon store directs the charity royalty from each purchase to GreaterGood.org, which provides direct grants to select clinics and organizations that give free mammograms to women in need.

I so wished she could have met all her great grandchildren!

I was browsing the Pink Ribbon Store and indeed liked what I saw. I would like to have a few of those products myself. =)


Below are (8) Products Listed On The Pink Ribbon Site

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GreaterGood.org AND Pink Ribbon Organizations are Absolutely Dear To My Heart


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Make Lunch Fast – Fun & Healthy For Your Kids! – For Grandmothers Too!

backtoschoollunchablesMake lunches super easy, fast and healthy for your little ones!…

 

 

The Ideal Resource For The Very Best and Affordable For Your School Aged Children and Grandchildren…

 

I love it and I know YOU will too! 🙂

 

Healthy Choices For YOUR Kids


 

Keep up a variety – Never boring, WITHOUT spending hours or big bucks. You get it all…fast AND easy – And, did I mention Healthy Choices?? 🙂

 

 

This Little Resource Will Answer All Your Concerns and More!

* How do you make sure it is healthy for your kids?
* Hot lunch or cold lunches?
* What type of lunch box/bag is best for packed lunches?
* How do you keep up a variety without spending hours or big bucks?
* What about teens?
* And Much More.

—->> Includes templates you and your kiddos and grand kiddos will LOVE!

Find Out More Today (about making lunch fun, affordable, varied and FAST too)! 🙂
School Lunches Made Easy

Save Money With The Menu Mom On Food Bills Each Month With Simple Meal Planning

Menu Planning CentralComing from the Menu Mom From Menu Planning Central…

If you are a busy mom, you will absolutely love this program. It’s essentially a no-brainer and so family friendly. 🙂

You WILL save money each month on your food bill, no doubt about it. Christine (the menu mom, herself) will walk you through some simple menu planning along with some nifty printable templates that will definitely help you stay on track.

Tons of Family Friendly Menus

With this simple plan, you will be able to gain easy access to some fabulous, categorized food shopping lists. It will make spending time in the grocery store AND at your dinner table a pleasant experience.

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You will also get access to a FREE…Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends Cookbook — One Pot Dinners…Let me tell you, it is chock full of a plethora of yummy one-pot main dishes.

 

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I got it free myself through my Kindle, and I could not believe all the recipes that came with this gem of a cookbook. 🙂

 

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As of January 9th, 2014, the above cookbook is still free!

 

Straight from the Menu Mom Website – Christine’s specialty is in traditional home style menus for busy families – featuring easy to prepare recipes the entire family will enjoy. She also runs the popular menu planning website — Menu Planning Central

 

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Kids and Gardening

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Since I was very young I remember my mom and grandmothers having gardens. They would grow flowers and vegetables. My mom would often ask us what kind of vegetable we wanted to plant and raise all on our own. She would help us of course but we would be responsible for planting, feeding, and watering. It was so exciting to watch those vegetables grow! My favorite was especially exciting since I always picked corn and it got so tall. It was taller than I was at that age. Many times my corn would fail but it was still so much fun to raise. Another favorite of mine is tomatoes and I have had my ups and down there over the years but I keep trying still.

There is just something about working in the garden with your children that brings you closer together. Just time spent doing something mutually gratifying tends to bring families closer. I know that in my family, even if we are just working to trim hedges, mow, weed, or whatever, if we do it as a family it makes it easier and more enjoyable. We all share in the appreciation of how our lawn or garden looks and enjoy showing off our harvest. Kids have always been amazed by a sprouting seed. Probably every one of us has planted a seed in a cup in Kindergarten or First grade.

Remember?

My mom babysat my children when they were small and they would take walks or hikes and discuss the names of trees, flowers, and plants in the area. My kids even learned the names of the different grasses and how they grew in our neck of the woods. I was often shocked by one or both of my children when they spotted a flower and told me what it was. My mother was always teaching them every thing she knew as they walked along. She loves the out of doors and gardening; she loves a well manicured yard. She expressed this to them as they would walk the neighborhood. Sometimes it would backfire on her when they were little.

You know how kids blurt things out, “Grandma, they sure need to mow their lawn!”

Both my daughter and my son have a love for
flowers and beautiful landscaping
now that they are older. My son has taken a special interest in landscaping lately, he is twenty-one. He has been surprising me with his skills. This year he has planted a vegetable garden in the back yard, along with a cumquat tree (which he loved as a child), and brought in some mosquito repelling plants as well. He went to his aunt’s house the other day and came home with a small Golden Rain tree that he saw in her yard, she had several of them so she let him pull it up. We did not think it was going to make because it looked dead as a doornail but yesterday he took me out and showed me that it had new growth. It was alive!

His vegetables are doing really well; he has tomatoes, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, strawberries, green onion, potatoes, and even some corn. He has one cherry tomato plant and it has been producing tomatoes regularly and they have a really great flavor. He is learning more and more about fertilization methods and really taking responsibility for his garden. His chickens like it too….yep, chickens. He brought home four chicks about eight weeks ago and now there are three very large hens and a rooster! The latter of which we have to bring in the house every night because he is cocka-ing but not yet doodling, it is quite funny actually but also quite loud!

Okay, back to gardening. Over this past summer it got really hot here in Texas and a nice large tree we had out front died and I was heart broken. After awhile my son cut it down and got rid of the stump and we had nothing. He has since planted a couple of banana trees which I did not think I was going to like but so far so good and he added some pretty spring flowers around the base and it really set it off. We have had two rose bushes in the front yard for quite some time that would give us an occasional bloom, one with an exquisite smell and beauty, and the other just a beautiful rose. Somehow my son, who has little interest in anything but his truck and computers, got these things to bloom like crazy!


He also went out and purchased some black mulch which I was puzzled about when I first saw him bring it home. But when he got through lining our Crape Myrtle bushes, roses, and Gardenia plants along with the perennials he planted our yard was gorgeous! We even have had requests on who did our landscaping! He has also been laying sod and getting rid of the Dollarweed, Crab Grass, and other unwanted weeds. He does get a bit overzealous when he fertilizes, we have a few burnt places in the yard, but overall he has done a spectacular job and I am quite proud.

As you can see when you give your grandchildren a love for gardening when they are small it carries over into their adult life. My daughter is a writer and does not have as much time as my son does because he is in college but she too loves plants and knows just about every one by name. She helped my son when he was building his raised garden beds and his two story chicken coop. I know chickens are not gardening but when you give a child a love for the outdoors and growing things from seed it pretty much automatically turns into a love for growing other things.

He can not wait for them to start laying and neither can I

Here are some grand parenting tips for you: If you do not have a large yard you can start your grandkids off by growing plants and vegetables indoors. You can read books about gardening to your grandkids. When they are small you can pretty much read anything to your grandchildren because they just love to hear your voice. Teach them the names of flowers, plants, and vegetables and how to care for them. Take them on nature walks and show them the different kinds of plants. If you do not know the names yourself you can buya book and you can look them up together. Even if you do not have a bent towards growing plants, flowers, and vegetables you never know how it may help your grandchild. They may excel in this area and it is a very healthy way to spend time, especially as a young person.

Little did I know that when my mother was teaching my children all about gardening that one of my children would grow up with a heart for making all things beautiful.

Author Bio

Nancy Parker is a regular contributor to www.enannysource.com, and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, nanny background check tips etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms and Grandmothers! 🙂

I hope you spend Mother’s Day with your mom doing something that she absolutely loves. Show her how much she means to you, and above all…

Tell your mom you love her!!

Below are a few quotes for Mother’s Day…enjoy! 😉

 

 

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~~ Abraham Lincoln

Mother’s Day is among the most appropriate to reflect on the true meaning of love. ~~ I Corinthians 13:4-7

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.” ~~ Kate Douglas Wiggin

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. ~~ Mildred B. Vermont

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one” ~~ Jill Churchill

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~~ Author Unknown

‘The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.’ ~~ Honore de Balzac

Have an awesome day and show your Momma you care! 🙂

 

 

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35 Beauty Secrets From My Beauty iPad App That Grandmothers and Others Can Benefit From

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I was browsing all the beauty tips from my iPad app over the weekend and came upon the below 35 beauty tips/secrets that I wanted to share with you. However, there may be quite a few that you have read about before. A good portion of them were excellent tips for me and also some I have not heard of before.

I hope they benefit you…enjoy!

Wash your face with cold water each morning to get rid of puffiness around your eyes.

Eat high-fiber snacks, such as nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. This will keep your skin and hair healthy.

Don’t indulge in too much fatty or deep-fried foods as they can dull and age your skin prematurely.

Your nails become brittle if they are exposed to extreme heat, cold, bleach, chlorine or other cleaning chemicals.

Sweet potatoes contain lots of vitamin A, which is a remarkable anti-aging and anti-wrinkling vitamin.

Brush and comb your hair only when it’s dry. Wet hair is weak, and brushing wet hair can easily damage it.

Baby formulated shampoos are gentle to hair and will not strip your hair color.

Massaging your scalp regularly can stimulate oil production, which will help reduce the dryness of your hair.

Make your lips look fuller by lining them with a pencil and then blend the edges with a sponge applicator. Then cover with gloss.

If you have small eyes, use only light colored eye shadows, and use no more than 2 shades at once.

Eat baked or grilled salmon twice a week. Its omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins reduce aging free radicals.

Zinc can help prevent hair loss by building hair protein. Good sources of zinc include meat and seafood.

Fresh carrot juice is high in calcium and phosphorus. It is great for strengthening your nails.

Eat more garlic. Garlic helps to combat wrinkles, restores damaged tissues, and prevents sagging skin.

Get into aerobic exercise like walking, jogging, or swimming. These types of exercises keep your blood vessels healthy and improve your skin tone.

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Deep-set eyes can be made prominent by applying a pale shade of eye shadow over your lid and darker shadow under your brow.

Eat plenty of tomatoes, which are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium; all are great ingredients for beautiful and youthful skin.

If you have age spots, wash your face with buttermilk. The acid from the butter milk cleanses your face and rids your face of age spots.

A slice of raw potato can be placed under your eyes to reduce dark circles.

The best thing you can do for your skin, stress level, and overall health is to be physically active.

Store your nail polish in the refrigerator to maintain its smooth consistency.

Sticking your fingernails in lemon halves for 5-7 minutes will help clean and brighten them immediately.

Shrink your pimple by placing an ice cube in a thin dish towel on the zit for about 3 minutes; this will reduce the swelling and redness.

If you want firmer, smoother, and younger looking skin, you need to exercise everyday. Exercise brings oxygen and nutrients to your skin.

Slightly elevate your head while sleeping to prevent extra fluid from settling around eyes and making them puffy.

Olive oil can be used quite effectively to moisturize your hair. Cover your hair in olive oil for about 30 minutes, then rinse.

Learn to breathe deeply. Breathing deep down into the diaphragm has been shown to slow down the aging process.

Daily hair shampooing is not recommended. Shampooing removes the oils from your hair. Shampoo once every 2-3 days instead.

Kidney beans and lentils are good for your hair since they provide protein to promote hair growth. They also provide essential iron, zinc, and biotin.

You can use a hair dryer to heat your eyelash curler. The warmth of the eyelash curler will help curl your lashes more efficiently.

Use olive oil to massage your facial skin often. The massage action on your skin will increase blood circulation and tone your skin.

Drink green tea daily to help protect against cancer, heart disease and memory loss, as well as to lose weight and to look years younger.

A smoky violet pencil looks best if you have green eyes. Green and violet are opposite, and so they look great together.

Acrylics and other false nails usually carry more germs and bacteria than your natural nails.

Need a dramatic look? Simply apply a coat of volumizing mascara, and then follow by a coat of lengthening mascara on the tips.

 

 
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Deep Clean Your Home Like a Professional

Deep Cleaning

 

This article of course is for all grandmothers and moms 🙂

 

Have you ever hired professional cleaning services for your home? If you have, then you know how different the home looks and feels after their job is done. They simply have the right training, the expertise, the knowledge, the equipment, the products and the techniques to deep clean an entire house, the garden, the roof and the backyard and make the house look like it is completely new. Everything from the bedrooms to the bathroom, from each drawer and cabinet to the wardrobes, from the backyard to the garage and from the basement to the attic is sparkling clean – polished, clean, tidy, deodorized and dust free. However, not many of us can afford regular cleaning services done by a professional and therefore we need to invest some of our time and effort into maintaining a clean home.

Let’s not forget that a clean home is also a healthy home, where the air quality is good and everyone feels much better. In order to have that you need the right techniques and products so you can deep clean the home like a true professional. It’s easier than you think, but it does require a considerable time. Spending a whole weekend deep cleaning the entire home might look like too much work, but you will be more than happy with the results – a clean home is welcoming, cozy and nice and it feels great just relaxing there.

Planning a deep cleaning of your home does feel overwhelming, but it’s worth the time and the effort. Try to involve your family in the cleaning process and you will manage quicker than you think. Start with the least desirable area – whether that is the man’s cave, the basement or the garage, don’t leave it before you clean it all. Pay attention to any issues and places that require repairs – chipped paint, leaking, mold areas, rust, etc. No deep cleaning is successful without taking care of these problems. If you want a great home, you need to take good care of it so it functions well. Moreover, regular deep cleaning will prolong the life of many areas in the house, thus increasing its market value. Remember that you aren’t pressured to do everything in just one day – do as much as you can, but don’t rush it or you risk missing important areas.

It’s best if you have a plan and follow it – write a checklist and list all the things that need to be done. This way it’s easier to shop for the right products too and only buy what you actually need for the cleanup. Focus on one area at a time and clean from dry to wet and from top to bottom. Mopping is the last task to do in each room.

Clean light fixtures, remove cobwebs, empty cabinets and closets and do some clearance. If you get rid of the clutter, the cleaning will be more than successful. Have clean paper towels, white cloths, bags, spray bottles and brushes at hand – it’s best to keep all cleaning materials in one bucket that you can carry with you from room to room. Simplifying the process can be done by tidying up the rooms before you clean.

Follow these simple tips and don’t be afraid of deep cleaning your home as often as possible. Your home and your family deserve it.

About The Author

Nicole is a housewife and a writer. Currently, she writes for Pimlico cleaning company.

Review For All Moms and Grandmothers – Baby Breeza One Step Baby Food Maker

 

 

I was thrilled to get a chance to do a review for this amazing and simple one-step baby food maker. And it was just that…very easy with a convenient ONE STEP process of making your own baby food!

 

No need to ever go out again to the super market for all those pricey jars of premade baby food. You will definitely save a bundle with this little machine that does exactly what it says it can do. Small so it stores easy.

 

 

 

 

You need to go to their website and order yours TODAY! Quit spending tons of money and SAVE! It’s also a lot healthier for your baby. 🙂

 

Awesome Christmas Gift!

I tried it out myself and below are the photos I’ve taken of my experience

 

 

Comes with instruction books and a baby food recipes and feeding guide — 20 Recipes

 

 

PEARS

CARROTS

BLENDING

MACHINE AFTER BLENDING

BLENDED BABY FOOD RECIPE COMPLETE

CLEANED AND READY TO USE AGAIN

The Recipe I Used

Carrot and Pear Puree (6 months and up)

Ingredients

3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch
1 small pear, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch dice

Method

Place carrots and pears in machine and steam for 15 minutes
Puree to smooth (45 seconds)

(Optional Flavorings)

Stir in: A few drops of fresh ginger juice.
Stir in: Water, breast milk or formula.

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Another Plus: You can steam before you blend with this machine so you don’t have to use two different containers. The whole process is done with just a few presses of some buttons and then the food is transferred over to your choice of container.

You can also control the consistency so your machine can grow with your babies/toddlers.

Simple :: One Step :: Convenient :: Healthy
 
 
Oh wait…still another plus with this one-of-a-kind baby food maker. You can make smoothies for any age; even adults with it as well! This machine is the ONLY one on the market that blends and steams in one easy step. Truly amazing!

Get Yours Today!
 
 
The Baby Breeza One Step Baby Food Maker


 

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Review – Faith Filled Food For Moms and Grandmothers

I was happy to oblige when Shari emailed me about a review, as she is an inspiration to all women, Mothers and Grandmothers. Shari has overcome many years of painful addiction May her website and testimony be a blessing to all. Thank you Shari for giving me this opportunity! 🙂

Encouragement to Moms AND Grandparents alike!

I’ve enjoyed reading through the pages of Faith Filled Food For Moms and Grandmothers, as it truly inspired me. I’m not sure if any of my readers know this, but I deal with depression every single day of my life. Yes, it’s true! Currently, it may be menopause making it worse. However, I originally inherited some of my Father’s characteristics. He’s faced anxiety and depression for about the last 40 years of his life.

Do I want pity…NO, not at all! I’m trying to tell you how Shari’s website was a blessing and an inspiration to me, as well as it was for many others. It was created with Moms, Grandmothers…and ALL women in mind that currently have broken spirits, loss of loved ones, depression, addictions, or anything else negative in their lives.

I especially enjoyed reading through the Blended Families series, starting with Part 1 🙂

A scripture and an excerpt from that page below:

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Hang in there!

“For I know the plans I have for you.”declares the Lord,“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 19:11

None of us would ever choose the heartaches and ups and downs of a blended family and yet I would not change the growth that it has forced me to have. God knows every inch of our hearts. He chose me to be the stepmom to my stepkids just as surely as he chose me to be the mom to my biological kids.

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Shari offers some awesome content, inspiration, and life experiences through her website Faith Filled Food For Moms.com. Everything from “health and fitness,” “parenting,” “laughter,” “food,” “women and recovery” and much more.

Shari also shares a page about Earning Extra Cash. Check that out a little later. 🙂

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About Shari and a little from her experiences.

Shari Lynne is a happy stay at home mom to 7 children (3 of which are home still). She’s also blessed with 3 wonderful grandchildren, and thrilled to be caring for one of them every day. Life is filled with rewards! 🙂

However, life wasn’t always this joy-filled and happy for Shari. The pain and abuse started early on. Shari let the demons of drugs and alcohol into her life.

Shari began using alchohol and drugs at the tender age of 11. Wow, I can’t even imagine! Fast forward to 25 years old. I admire the courage she had to begin taking the steps to turning her life around. Shari began the healing process. What inspiration!

Through her recovery, she learned that not all pain is bad. Some of that pain she endured was good; it impacted her life in such a way that it impelled her to make a change. It has also molded her into the strong person she is today. 🙂

“But be encouraged because as many tears that were shed, there was greater laughter and joy that came from the freedom of healing! “

Some Excerpts From The Testimony Page

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“I began to rebel. I started smoking, drinking and taking drugs when I was 11 years old. I started running away from home.”

“On so many occasions I just wanted to die. I was so dead inside. I had no hope. I continued drinking and taking drugs through out these years. I moved out the day I graduated.”

“Well I have been sober now for 27 years. By the Grace of God.”

“My prayer is that my recovery would give hope to the hopeless”

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You can read the full story and testimony Here!

And Remember…

Be All That God Created You to Be No Matter the Season

May Faith Filled Food For Moms be a daily resting place where you find the ”Food”you need to be the best you can be. Let’s encourage one another and build each other up!

Awesome website Shari! 🙂

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An Invitation And Review – Knowledge Nests.com

I was delighted to open my emails last week to receive an invitation to be an expert in the (Grandmother) category on The Knowledge Nests – NESTING.com! 🙂

I will be submitting articles there as well as taking part in conversations and also networking with other members. They have a wide variety of categories, from…working at home, baby, beauty, fashion, nutrition, to travel.

Experience Your Life Connected!

Just For Moms

Absolutely free of charge to join and experience all the awesome benefits of this brand new social networking site.

Wendy Bellissmo originally established a line of unique fabrics, creative accessories, and wall murals in the 1990s. Baby ‘N’ Kids was launched in 1998.

And now…The Knowledge Nests… Share your conversations, your journals, photos, opinions, articles, family calendars, and much more. Enjoy all these benefits, including excellent organization skills and more! Stay connected with other moms just like you!

Come And Join Us!

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