I have been sitting on these book recommendations for a couple of months. If you know me in real life, I've already recommended them or gifted you one of these books. Before I go on, thank you to all who contacted me about my kids and their book reviews. Each of you made them feel like a celebrity, and it will be a memory we will all cherish forever. … May is the new December for running all of us completely ragged. No one seems immune from the onslaught of activities and responsibilities that require our attention in May.
The word “pageant” can often evoke an immediate negative emotion. Some think of the stereotypical girl vying for a sparkly crown and tearing her competitors down at all costs to win. In reality, the Miss Texas America pageant is the opposite. The Miss America pageant is a scholarship organization focused on community service and scholarships. They provide over one million dollars to titleholders nationwide. Young women can win scholarships, showcase their talent, meet lifelong friends, and work in their community.
EMS week, May 21st-May 26th, is a weeklong celebration created to support and celebrate First Responders. Every day, Police, Fire, Dispatch, and EMS put themselves in harm’s way to provide care, safety, and medical services to our community. These are the unseen heroes who walk our streets daily and should be recognized more than once a year. EMS week dates to 1974 when President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate First Responders. Communities across the United States will take this week to honor their First Responders and the life-saving efforts they take part in daily.
May is BUSY! With school events, end-of-year ceremonies, and summer approaching, I use this quick recipe on days when we need a good meal. … … INGREDIENTS … 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil … 1 cup thick-cut bacon, diced … 4 tsp minced garlic cloves … 2 whole eggs … 1 cup grated Parmesan … 1 pound spaghetti … 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper … DIRECTIONS … 1. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil and add noodles. 2. While the water is coming to a boil, heat the olive oil in a Dutch Oven or large sauté pan over medium heat.
How soon is too soon to talk to your kids or grandkids about money? … If they are old enough to ask for a toy or a bike, they are old enough to start learning financial lessons that will last a lifetime. … The best financial lessons are part of everyday experience. Look for opportunities to talk about money, read books aloud and play games that center around spending money wisely.
I think when we are young, we are convinced we will grow up and become a world changer. We want to invent something, cure something, or discover something that secures a spot for our name in history books. But as we grow, most of us realize life will probably not be quite that dramatic. For me, as an introvert, that is really more of a relief. I don’t think I have the calling or capacity to lead on that level, but the longer I have been a mom, the more I understand the impact of my role. … Moms are changing the future with each moment of tenderness and with each moment of correction.
My daughters have always had lovies that went everywhere with them, but in typical firstborn fashion, my son never strayed far from his book. Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle, to be exact. It was read so often by the people who loved him that our neighbors could recite it along with us. He was mesmerized by being read to from an early age and will still pull up a chair if someone reads aloud.