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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Preparing Your Child For Summer Camp

Hot days and warm nights.  Fireflies, campfires, smores and wiener roasts.  Tents, sleeping bags, flashlights and bug spray.  Don't you just love summer?


Did you go to summer camp as a kid?  I did.  I remember the excitement building up to leaving for camp.  Packing summer clothes, swimsuits and sun block. Stocking up on favorite snacks for after lights out.  I always had to have my diary and a couple of pens so I could capture the highlights of every day on the pages.  How did I know that in my adult years I'd need those diaries to remember much of my childhood?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Before You Ask Someone To Be Your Executor

About 30 years ago, our best friends asked my husband and me to be executors of their estate and take custody of their children if something happened to them. We gladly accepted. Afterall, we loved them and wanted to help.  But we had no idea what was being asked of us.


We're so very thankful that nothing did happen.  Their kids are fully grown adults now and our friends are still alive a well.  Thank God for that!

Friday, May 8, 2015

An Entrepreneurial-Minded Mom's Advice

Most everyone I know has had that "aha" moment when they think of a better way to do something or has a great new idea.  For those who've taken something from a thought and made it a reality, congratulations!  Give yourself a pat on the back...you're an entrepreneur.

Nick Marino
My youngest son has entrepreneur written all over him. He keeps a pad and pen next to his bed for those moments when he wakes up to write down an idea.  He uses his smart phone "notepad" to jot down ideas he has during the day.  While he has some really wonderful ideas, until recently he's either been unable to act upon them fast enough and someone else beats him to it or he's been unsure how to go from idea to realization.  That can be very discouraging and make one want to give up on their dreams.