What to share? What to share? I’ll begin by saying that I was born and raised in NY. I moved to sunny FL in 2000 and have never looked back. Although I miss my family dearly, it was the best decision I could have made. That one decision has led me to where I am today and I wouldn’t change my life for anything.
Today is actually Thanksgiving so there’s lots on my counters right now. 1. Carrot Cake Cupcakes 2. Brownies 3. Cookies & Reeses Cups – to make pilgrim hats 4. Roast Pork 5. Unfinished Dream Catchers (on another counter in the kitchen)
With the holidays fast approaching – we get so much of the “I wants”. This is the hardest time of year to battle those thoughts as children are filled with thoughts of christmas lists and wishes. It is important to me that I take some time to remind my girls of how very fortunate they are. We always donate non-perishable items to their schools food drive for Thanksgiving and talk about how there are people (including children) who do not have all this food to eat. I also spend time in early December with the Lil Divas filling a shoe box full of gift items for a boy or girl in need who will otherwise not be receiving Christmas presents. This is an important lesson in giving and charity that can be performed by children for other children. It is wonderful to see them picking items they would enjoy for another child and then putting it all together.