Archives for November 2011

SAHM’s Rant: In Reply to a Comment

Back in April, I wrote a post called A Stay-at-Home Mom’s Rant. It was a popular post amongst other SAHMs, because it addressed the unfortunate mindset that some folks have about women who choose being a homemaker as a career. I’ve personally had multiple conversations with men and women who believe that those of us who become stay-at-home moms are mindless Stepford wife throwbacks that belong back in a 50s kitchen, no doubt barefoot and perpetually pregnant. The point of my post was that SAHMs are every bit the modern women as those who work outside the home. We just chose a different … [Read more...]

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

I love the holiday season because it's a delightful time for my family and I to rejoice in the blessings of the present year and look forward to the year ahead. There is nothing more heartwarming than spending time with family and friends to let them know just how much you truly appreciate them. My favorite part of the season is decorating for Christmas. Every year, I carefully adorn my house with festive decorations throughout. It’s an exciting and fun pastime that my entire family enjoys, and it really puts us in the Christmas spirit. When decorating for the holidays, there are many … [Read more...]

G.I. Jader

Given some of my prior posts, I'm sure all you mamas know when it comes to my children the word naughty is never too far behind. Whether they're breaking something, drawing on the walls or just hanging from the curtains, my kids always, and I emphasize always, keep me on my toes. With my son encouraging his younger sisters to do mischievous things just for the laugh of it and my girls hitting the terrible twos and threes, my life is anything but boring! I'm constantly running around the house like a chicken with my head cut off trying desperately to keep the chaos under control! I'm almost … [Read more...]

How to Catch Happy Book Review

When it comes to self-discovery, we each take a different path to find out what makes us happy--and no I don’t mean your typical give me a million bucks and I will be happy--but real, true happiness. Some of us are lucky enough to find it, but unfortunately, without the right outlook, many of us may never get there. Recently, I had the opportunity to read How to Catch Happy by Jim F. Kukral. It’s a book the author wrote about himself and three friends he met on the road to happiness. The book goes over each individual’s journey and how they came to find happiness through the common bond of … [Read more...]

Prefense 24-hour Protection Hand Sanitizer Review and Giveaway -Now Closed

When I was much, much younger I worked at a nursing home first in the kitchen as a cook and then on the floor as a unit helper. I learn many valuable lessons there and wouldn’t trade that experience for the world. One extremely important lesson they taught us was how crucial it was for the health of ourselves and the clients we worked for to wash our hands. Now I must admit that working there did turn me into somewhat of a germaphobe. I cringe when I have no choice, but to go into a public rest room. In fact, I refuse to sit down, flush all toilets using my foot, wash my hands at least two … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving: Peacock Earrings Giveaway – Now Closed

We would like to wish all our readers a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your families enjoy this season of giving thanks for all the blessings in your lives.  There is so much to be grateful for and to celebrate this time of year! We would like to give thanks to all our readers. We're thankful for all the support you have shown to us and that you've enjoyed all our many posts! Thank you to all the mamas, and even papas, out there who help to make Mama's Got Flair what it is. We would like to express our gratitude to all our readers by offering one lucky reader a set of handmade peacock … [Read more...]