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Quotes about Moms

9 Apr

For the life of me I can’t remember where I got these great quotes about mothers!  As soon as I recall the source I’ll let you know.  If you’re a mom, or have a mom, or have ever met a mom, you’ll love these!  My personal faves are the hilarious #10, 15, and 59, while number 20 made me choke back tears…

  1. There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one ~ Jill Churchill
  2. Mothers are all slightly insane. ~ J.D. Salinger
  3. My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. ~ George Washington
  4. Making the 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
  5. The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~ Honoré de Balzac
  6. There was never a great man who had not a great mother. ~ Olive Schreiner
  7. In the man whose childhood has known caresses, there is always a fiber of memory that can be touched to gentle issues. ~ George Eliot
  8. Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined. ~ John S C Abbott
  9. There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother. ~ Sarah Josepha Hale Continue reading
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Mothers Helping Mothers – UPDATE!

10 May

Despite the fact that I was so late in organizing this project, I’m pleased to say that we ended up with a great haul for SaveHaven!  My kids and I delivered the donations on Friday.  We filled up two huge carts with clothes, toiletries, candy, toys, books, and more!  My kids also picked out some special Mother’s Day balloons for the ladies there.

My deepest thanks go out to everyone who contributed.  We’ll definitely be doing this again next year – even bigger and better!

ORIGINAL BLOG:

Calling all Moms!!

This Mother’s Day, I want to rally all you ladies to help me with a special project.  I’m going to collect donations for SafeHaven of Tarrant County, the women’s shelter.

I’ll spare you the long version of why I want to do this – in a nutshell, I feel lucky with the life I have and I want to help other moms.  The thought of being in a shelter with my kids is devastating, and being stuck there on Mother’s Day would most likely rule out any chance for celebration.  But with the help of donations (from caring people like us!), the shelter can give some small, special treats to the moms who are staying there.

Items on their Mother’s Day wish list include flip-flops, colorful socks, chapstick or lip balm, makeup, nail files, gum or candy, and body wash or lotion.

Their immediate needs also include women’s clothes and pajamas (can be used), kids’ toys (can be used), baby bottles, sippy cups, formula, and diapers.

I’ll deliver the items to the shelter next Friday, May 6.  Please contact me at jen@morethanmothers.com and I’ll be happy to pick up any items you’d like to donate.

Thank you to everyone who can help me with this!  Together, we can spread our good fortune and brighten the Mother’s Day of other moms who are facing a personal crisis.

Project Mom Conference

15 Apr

Last Saturday, I attended the Project Mom Conference in Fort Worth with several friends.  We had a great time!  It was such a fun “Moms-Only” day. The entire event was meticulously organized, from the moment we walked in the door – where we received goodie bags crammed full of coupons and samples – until the applause following the last speaker.  (Plus, the food was great!)

The motto of the conference was “Be Even Better,” a theme which was clearly conveyed during the course of the day.  Breakout sessions included topics like Making the Most of Mom, Talking about the Birds and Bees, and a Children’s Health Panel.

The sessions I attended were called Feed Your Family (very effective – I’m on track to start meal planning now!) and Growing Confident Kids (taught me a new way to find my children’s strengths).

The speakers were all highly motivating, most with the shared trait of having overcome dire circumstances to become an inspiration to others.

I took copious notes all day, and learned more than a few tidbits that I know will help me in my quest to be a better mom.  I also perused the booths of the various vendors, and bought myself my new favorite ring.  I’m looking forward to next year!

No Boys Allowed!

1 Apr

I was at the gym with my kids the other day, about to take them into the pool, when I noticed a sign on the locker room door.  It said something like, “No children over the age of 5 allowed in locker rooms of the opposite sex.”  Fortunately, that doesn’t affect me right now, since my son is only 5.  We needed to go into the locker room to change clothes and get ready to swim.

I quickly realized, however, that he’ll be 6 pretty soon.  Not tomorrow, but in a few months.  I thought to myself, “They don’t really expect me to send my 6-year-old into the men’s locker room ALONE when the time comes…do they???!”  To me, that sounds crazy!

After mulling it over for a while, I decided that we’ll just have to change clothes in the regular women’s bathroom (no signs banning boys in there), and we’ll all have to skip the required shower before swimming.  (Just as I’m not sending my son into the men’s locker room alone, I’m not leaving him out in the gym alone while my daughter and I take a shower.)

But some day in the future, am I going to get weird looks bringing my increasingly older son into the women’s restroom with me?  Will it be inappropriate to have a 10-year-old join me in the bathroom at Target?  Or the library?  I just don’t know when I will feel comfortable sending my son into a public restroom by himself.  Maybe when he’s 6’2″ and has a black belt in karate.

Those of you with older kids – when did you get to the point where it felt OK to allow your child to go unaccompanied into a public restroom?  Ever have any anxiety about it?

Jiggle Butt Run 5K

30 Dec

Start the new year strong with a fun 5K run/walk for women and girls!  The Jiggle Butt Run is on Saturday, January 8 at 9:00 am at UTA (Mavericks Athletic Center).  There will also be the “Wiggle Butt Run” – a 1K fun run for kids under 12.

This event benefits SafeHaven of Tarrant County.

Click here for more information and to register for the Jiggle Butt Run. Online registration ends January 3.

For more information on SafeHaven, click here.

Junior League of Arlington’s 28th Annual Holiday Magic

4 Nov

It’s that time of year again!  Head out to Arlington Convention Center to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping – or get all your shopping done – at the Junior League of Arlington’s 28th Annual Holiday Magic.  It’s an entire weekend filled with parties, shopping, and food!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Holiday Gift Market
Friday, November 5th, 12 noon – 7 pm
Saturday, November 6th, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 7th, 11 am – 5 pm

Ladies Fashion Show and Luncheon: “Stiletto State of Mind”
Friday, November 5th
Private Shopping 9 am – 11 am
Fashion Show 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, November 5th
5 pm – 7 pm

Children’s Party: “Breakfast with Santa”
Saturday, November 6th
10 am – 12 noon

The Junior League of Arlington is an organization of women that is dedicated to voluntarism and improving their community.  All proceeds from Holiday Magic go to support their various community projects and programs.  For more information on Junior League of Arlington and Holiday Magic, or for admission prices of events, click here.

Birthing on Labor Day

10 Sep

Grab your mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, best friend, or any important mother in your life, and do not miss this entertaining and enlightening event!  Birth, a play by Karen Brody, is all about birth stories.  As women in today’s society, we have so many choices in the birth process, some good, some not so good. There is also a discussion following the event, which is being held in Ft. Worth on September 25, 2010.  There are two show times: 2pm & 7pm and the tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  Visit http://www.boldfortworth.org/ to view the flier and/or get more information!

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