Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Play With Me! Play Date

Come join us to craft and play! What's your favorite farm animal? Pick one and enjoy adding it's feathers or maybe some spots! Then have a great time singing songs. Dont' forget your snack!
Living Faith Christian Center (BIC Room)
August 6, 2010

Can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mom's Night Out!

Hello everyone! Mom's Night Out is tomorrow evening at 7 and I am still not sure where everyone would like to go. If  you are able to take a minute and vote by posting a comment here, that would be great!  So here are the choices:
1. Seasons 52
2. Olive Garden
3. Bahama Breeze

Post a comment and let me know. I will tally the posts tomorrow sometime between tonight and tomorrow morning and then let everyone know. Thanks!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mom' Night Out!!

It's finally here! We have waited two long months but Mom's Night Out is finally here on the 23rd of July - this Friday!! So, make sure you chime in and let me know where you want to go to eat or if  you want to do something else fun! One suggestion was to go to Seasons 52 in Cherry Hill...any others?

Friday, July 9, 2010

40 Fantastic Ways to Use Baking Soda

As a ministry that is purposed to support you as you journey through SAHM-hood, I want to begin posting ideas, tips and tricks that may help you with your journey as well as help you make the most out of being a SAHM. So, here is my first attempt. I was reading Facebook and this link popped up from Yahoo Green. Baking Soda apparently can do more than just deodarize! I hope this article is helpful!!

Most of us know that baking soda can be used for more than just making homemade cookies and other dough rise. It's not uncommon to see an open box of this leavening agent deodorizing refrigerators, for example. But did you know that there are at least 40 different ways to use baking soda?   Click here to view the list.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Free Movies!!

Yes, that's right - FREE!! Looking for something to do on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning with your toddler or pre-schooler (or even older!) This summer? Check out the Regal Movies Family Film Festival!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Our Next Play Date: Celebrating Dads!

Come join us for our next play date! We will be creating a gift for our Dads to say I Love You, Happy Father's Day!! We will also have Mr. Chuck show us how to keep our bodies fit through exercise fun! So bring your friends and don't forget your snack!

When: June 4th 10:00am
Where: Living Faith Christian Center
Cost: $3

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Our Next Play With Me! Play date

Our Next Playdate!
Celebrating Motherhood!

We are celebrating our gifts from God - Motherhood in our lives! Come and make a card with your little one to celebrate the mothers in our lives.

We will also be making a gift for our spiritual mother Pastor Connie!

Time: 10:00AM
Day: Friday May 7th, 2010
Place: Living Faith Christain Center, 2323 Route 73 South, Pennsauken, NJ 08010
Cost: $3/family

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mom's Night Out

I want to thank all of you who came or attempted to come to Mom's Night Out. We had a blast!!! It was wonderful talking with the other moms about motherhood, life, marriage, work, EVERYTHING! I can't wait to do it again in a few months. Priase God!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Playin' at the Park!

Hello Mommas!
I am thinking of putting together a park rotation. What is a park rotation, you ask? Well, a park ration is when we put a list of child friendly parks together in our area (Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Willingboro, Mt. laurel, ect.) and we have a play date every other Saturday morning at one of the parks. What do you think? Yes? No? Let me know! And if you want to do it, feel free to give us the name and location of a good park that you know of!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mom's Night Out

Hey Moms! It seems a though those that voted are interested in going out to dinner for Mom's Night Out. Now we have to decide where!!?? If you have any ideas, please post here.  I will be in contact with you in a day or two to see if you are attending and to get your vote on where! So excited!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Resurrection Sunday

Today was a wonderful day and great reminder of what Jesus Christ has done for me. It helped me remember why I do what I do and what to do when I don't want to do what I am supposed to do - push through! What does Resurrection Day mean to you? How do you celebrate?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Brand New Resource

Good early-morning ladies! It's 4:21 am Eastern Standard time and I can't sleep. So....I thought I would blog!! I was listening to a podcast yesterday from Focus on the Family and they were interviewing the director of Hearts at Home, a non-profit organization charged with supporting mothers. I checked out the website and it has a bunch of great resources for you, as a SAHM, including articles and books and blogs. I encourage you to check it out. If you do, don't forget to come back here an let me know what you like about it. Enjoy your day!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Eating Healthy: Get Rid of the Processed Foods!

Hey Mom's! So, I have been on a misson to make my 2 year old eat vegetables and get rid of processed foods, only because the cost is crazy and half of the things on the, don't know what ingredient that is!!! Know what I'm saying? So, I will try to keep you guys informed.

I was watching Oprah today and she had Jamie Oliver, Food Revolution on ABC! The best! I am learning so much from his show. He says that God created food to help our bodies, but man made food to make life easy. Well, I guess, but your body is the Temple of the Lord and you have to watch what you eat or your body will simply shut down. With that being said, I will be posting the best recipes that I have tried with my kids to help you out. Easy and simply tasty! Chicken nuggets, for example - is it really chicken in there? I'm just saying! And processed pancakes...ew! So, below is one recipe. Enjoy! Please give me your feedback by posting here and let me know if it works for you!
Oatmeal Pancakes Harlem Chef Lindsey Williams (grandson of Sylvia Woods)

 (Oh yeah, my daughter doesn't even know it's oatmeal and fiber!)

 4-6 pancakes (6 pancakes if you make them small)

  • 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt(optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups of fat free milk or whole milk
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
 I add my own cinnamon and vanilla - it's your choice.

In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Mix well. In a medium bowl combine milk, egg and oil. Blend well. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients all at once. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix. Lightly grease skillet with cooking spray or oil. Cook and refrigerate any leftovers.

Crown Financial Ministries

Through the Homemakers By Choice podcast on, learn how the financial seminars taught by Crown Ministries will give you the biblical and financial tools to sever the ball and chain of debt. Click on the link below to begin listening.

1 Chronicles 29: 11-12
Homemakers By Choice Podcast with

Monday, March 22, 2010

Help is Not a 4 Letter Word - An excerpt from Mommy Maestro

When I was a SAHM, I started a blog that expressed my experiences. Here is a post I made that I thought would be helpful to you! Enjoy!

It's 9 am. I have already helped my husband prepare for his trip by finding documents and files that were hiding from him. I have changed Summerlyn's diaper and helped Samaya on the potty. I got a banana for the crew since no one has had breakfast yet. I have ironed the girls' clothes and helped them put them on. I have created a spreadsheet of profit and loss for the business. And now I am cleaning the bathtub so my husband can take a shower with out being grossed out. (It's amazing how dirty two little girls can get!)

In my moment of solitude (since no one wants to help me clean the tub) I asked the Lord "What would you have me to write on the blog?" He said to me: Help is not a four letter word.

Wow! How well our God knows us! Many times as we do what we, Mommy Maestros, are charged to do, it could feel like a curse. But God is letting us know that it's not. It is a blessing to help and serve others. I know, I know, it may not feel that way sometimes. Especially when it seems that everyone in your home can do nothing for themselves and they recruit you to help them. But that's what Mommy Maestros do. When we were formed by God, we were formed as a help meet - a help to God and to our family.

What are the rewards of being a help meet? I don't think we will truly know until we are standing before the throne of God. But here in the earth, there are little rewards. The smile you receive from your toddler as you fix his favorite toy. The kiss and hug you get from your husband as you hand him his dinner plate. The little voice of your 4 year old that says "Thank you, mommy!" when you help her put on her shoes when she just couldn't seem to do it herself.

The smiles, hugs and thank you's may not compare to what God has in store for us in heaven as we lay down our "life" for our family and help them. But they are nice tokens to hold on to when the days of being a maestro are hard and long. Keep them close to your heart and let them encourage you.

And remember,even if your child doesn't say thank you, or if no one notices that you've cleaned the toilet, God always does!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

April's Play With Me! Play Date

Celebrating the Season God Made: Spring!!!
Let's celebrate the season that God made: Spring!! During this playdate we will be decorating our own flowerpots and 'planting' flowers! Then we will have fun moving to the music.
Time: 10:00AM
Day: Friday April 9th, 2010
Place: Living Faith Christain Center, 2323 Route 73 South, Pennsauken, NJ 08010

If you and your little one(s) want to join us, let me know by commenting here!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Training the Will Of Your Child

Home Makers By Choice is a ministry led by a woman named Donna Otto from Scottsdale, AZ. It is a wonderful resource for the stay at home mom. She teaches on everything; from how to organize your kitchen to raising up a child. Everything she speaks on is based on the sound doctrine of the bible.

This ministry publishes a podcast everyday of the week that speaks to the different issues of be a SAHM. This week she is discussing how to train the will of your child. Take a listen by clicking on the link below. Let me know what you think!

Training the Will of Your Child - Donna Otto

Play With Me Play Date - March: Hiers with Christ!

Crowns, Crowns, Crowns!! I had a great time making crowns with all the mommies and little saints to show that we are heirs with Christ! Also, Chuck Morris, our honorary male member, blessed us with teaching us how to keep our bodies fit so we can present them holy and acceptable to the Lord. I had a great time! Did you? Do you have any pictures you would like to share? Post them here!