Saturday, August 15, 2009

Picture this!

Believe it or not, it's not too early to get your Christmas card photo.

To help raise money for our MOPS group, Melissa Corkum Photography is offering complimentary sessions with a donation* to White Marsh MOPS. The money raised will be used to pay our childcare workers who graciously watch our kids so we can 2 hours of full-sentence conversation twice a month.

*suggested donation is $50. CDs and prints of photos are not included.

Please contact Melissa if you would like to schedule a session.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Encouragment for moms with kids-in-tow

I always hated the “stay at home mom (SAHM)” tag. I do not work outside of the home, but “stays at home ” would not be found on a list of phrases that describe me. If you know me at all, you know I like to do-do-do and go-go-go. Lately I’ve been calling myself a mom with kids-in-tow (always in tow). They go with me everywhere (except when they can’t). They go to coffee dates, shopping trips, volunteer activities, workouts/training, meetings and field trips (and sometimes work and doctor appointments). I take them places they enjoy too–playgrounds, beaches, zoos, playdates, museums, libraries, and more playgrounds. Besides being high energy, I also am an information hog. So we learn together–canning, crafts, cooking, baking, gardening, experimenting, sewing, photographing (is that word?).

Sounds stressful? It is. The more kids I have, the more dramatic life gets. The highs are higher and the lows are lower. I am also grouchier than I ever remember being.

This is getting rambly (another made up word, I think)…but stay with me.

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I had the privilege of receiving a gift from Gail today that was given on behalf of you guys AHEM gals. So I wanted to say a very big...


We have been so blessed by all of our MOPS friends.