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Rainy Days and Mondays

Rainy Days and Mondays Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had that “preschool tummy ache” on Sunday nights. You know the feeling. It doesn’t hurt badly, but it’s a gentle rumbling that tells you something is happening. As an adult, my Sunday feeling has transferred to the pitfall called …

A Mom, A Moment, A Movement

The seeds for this blog, my first for Joy of Mom, were actually planted several years ago—six to be exact—on a flight to the west coast. Remarkable things were manifesting. I was about to be face-to-face with celebrated authors and luminaries whom I’d admired through their books, beliefs and numerous Oprah …

Tips for Planning a Birthday Party on a Budget! #joyofmom

Tips for Planning a Birthday Party on a Budget

Tips for Planning a Birthday Party on a Budget My daughter’s best friend’s (since kindergarten) daughter paid me the ultimate compliment the other day. “Vicki,” she said in her ever so sweet (and tiny) voice with an ear-to-ear smile, “You’re so nice. I’m inviting you to my birthday party!” I …

Our Quick Tips For Relaxing This Weekend! #joyofmom

Weekend Rx: Quick Tips For Relaxation

Our Quick Tips For Relaxing This Weekend It’s Friday, which means the weekend is almost here! Through the countless loads of laundry, packed lunches, baseball games, homework help, and, for many of us, a full work week on top of it all, we’ve made it through the week. While of …

The Joy of Cleaning! #joyofmom

The Joy of Cleaning?

The Joy of Cleaning If you are like me, once you get into the rhythm of a deep home cleaning, you begin to enjoy it. And, most times, actually love it! There is something quite relaxing about washing dishes with some favorite tunes playing in the background, or vacuuming the …

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