October, 2013

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I love it when celebs use their profile power for good, so I was over the moon when I heard about Katy Perry’s ROAR contest on Good Morning America. As a mother, Katy and I have had our ups and downs. Some of her songs are banned from the house, since my youngest likes to find the most embarrassing places to sing some of her more risque lyrics. (It made church just a little more interesting that’s for sure, and that bank teller had a good giggle.) I will admit though, as much as I hate the song, “I Kissed a Girl” has been stuck in my head on more than one occasion.

On the positive side, some of her songs have great messages- “Roar” being one of them. High schools from all over the country submitted their videos for a chance to win a private contest. My favorite was Verrado High School. Although they didn’t win, I love this  video. It’s inspiring.




Thanks, Katy, keep up this kind of greatness and we might forget about the spike in teen pregnancy spurred on by “Teenage Dream”.


Great House Cleaning Tool

With all there is to do in a day- kids, food, work, etc. . . I often get asked how I find time to write. My answer is always the same. Give up house work! Of course, that isn’t really true, but my ADD nature doesn’t really contribute to an immaculate home. I start to dust, then get distracted by the state of the oven, half make the beds and . . . you get the idea. So, when I came across this handy cleaning tool by Tidy Mom with printable checklists I was all over it.

I hate house cleaning because it never seems to have an end. With a checklist, I feel like I have accomplished something. Click on the link http://tidymom.net/2011/annual-cleaning/ and let me know what you think. Now you’ll have time for whatever you like to do. Maybe even reading a book by an incredibly talented new author. ;0 (Oh how I love the winky face.)