It’s Mother’s Day and I want to send some special love to all the mamas out there working hard for their families and raising healthy, bright children! Just wanted to say that I think you’re doing a great job 🙂
I’d like to share a special little tribute to my mom, too. She has battled breast cancer twice and is very lucky to now celebrate 5 years cancer-free.
One of my clients, AutoNation, invited her to participate in their breast cancer awareness campaign with me and this is one of the commercials we’ve made. It’s in Spanish so I’ll have to look into putting up a translation! I think there will be more to come as Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches later in the year. Through their #DrivePink initiative they have raised millions to help fund research. I’m so grateful to all of the people and corporations who are determined to donate resources and time and energy towards this cause, as I know I am one of the lucky ones to still have my mom here.
If you’re interested in donating you can visit DrivePink.com or any other cancer research organization you prefer.
Have a wonderful day, you deserve it!
We are in the thick of summer over here and I’m already scrambling for things to do with the girls! We were lucky enough to go on a big trip for 3 weeks, but that was over by mid-June. Summer hadn’t even officially begun! I’m kinda feeling like we peaked early 😉
Last summer my little one was still pretty little, taking 2 naps a day, so my days were structured mostly around her schedule. This is the first summer where I have 2 (very) active kiddos on my hands and I’m trying my best to find enough activities for us to do! I’d love to go to the pool everyday, but it’s just so hot in the middle of the day right that we are limited to early mornings or just before dinnertime. Both of my girls really love to do art projects, so most of my ideas revolve around our craft table.
I thought I would share some of things we’ve done so far and I would love (actually, I need) to hear from you what your favorite summer activities are!! For starters, I did have the girls in a summer camp for 1 week in June and 1 week in July. These were great opportunities for them to see old friends and make some new ones. But, I want to take advantage of this time with my little girls, summer camps are expensive, and I’m not working as much as I was earlier this year so I’ve got the time.
- I discovered a FREE weekly art class at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden! The girls love this Wednesday morning class from 10a-1p where they make art with traditional and recycled materials. Today I found them in different areas of the garden using nature as inspiration. And, best of all, at the end of the summer their art will be displayed in a student art show!
- Home made slime! We first made this a few years ago for their Frozen themed birthday party so I still had the Borax tucked away in the laundry room. You dissolve 1/2 tsp of Borax w 1/2 cup of hot water, dilute 1c clear glue with 1c hot water , then mix these two together. At this point you can add food coloring or glitter. We opted for glitter, obviously! This slimy substance keeps well in a zip-lock-type baggie in the fridge. This page is very helpful: http://www.twosisterscrafting.com/frozen-annas-diy-glitter-slime/
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As promised, here is a list of the lovely ladies I met in Dallas and links to their websites! Thanks again for coming out to meet the Sprout crew 🙂
Jamie, Roubinek Reality
Holly, Kids Activities Blog
Autumn Rose, Mama Challenge
Lee Ann, Mommy’s Wish List
Emily, Sweet Bella Roos
Dawn, The Frugal Mom
Trista, Mommy Upgrade
Molly, Digital Mom Blog
Debra, A Frugal Friend
Jennifer A Real Posh Mom
Channa, Life as a Coaches Wife
Arena, The Nerd’s Wife
Courtney Solstad, My Crazy Savings