Monday, February 11, 2013

Send Saturday Mail


I heart mail!
As a child, I had pen pals
and a stamp collection with my dad.
The recent announcement
about no more
Saturday Mail has touched
my heart beyond measures!
 
So Saturday I posted this to Facebook....
 
 And then on Sunday the rain
helped me take action. I started preparing
my "Saturday Mail".
 
I used some old card stock I've kept
from Church bulletins.



 
I tossed alittle paint here and there!



 
I glued pieces of scrapes I had!





 
Making ten special
"Send Saturday Mail"
postcards.

 
 
 

“Send Saturday Mail” to be delivered or picked up!
Make it personal, it can be a recipe, magazine clipping, 
a quote, a verse, a note, a postcard, a card w/ envelope,
recycle, it doesn’t have to be crafty!!!
Let’s make history. You have until August.
I can’t wait to see what I get! What about you!?

 
Few facts about no mail on Saturdays...
 
This will start August 1st 2013
 
Congress was not asked about the stop of delivery
and they are fighting it!
 
Only 70% American support no Saturday mail
because they think it will lower
postage. But that's not the case.
 
Those who vote by mail will be hurt.

The post office will still be open just no
delivery of letters! Packages will be delivered.
 
This will save the postal service 2 billion dollars!
They lost 16 billion last year!
 
We will be able to tell our grandchild
mail was delivered on Saturdays at one time.

 
Will you miss Saturday Mail?
Will you "Send Saturday Mail" until August?
Would you like me to send you a piece, let me know!?
Who will be the lucky 10 this week!?
 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Stay Home Mom



I want
to take the time to show you
some books I read last year
about stay home moms.
 
My first response
to several of these
books was,
where have you been!?
I really wish I would have thought
to seek out to find
such books back
several years ago.

 
 

I read My Heart's at Home first.
And let me just say, I absolutely loved.
Jill is very down to earth
and tells it like it is on how
to maintain the wife and mom role.
 
 
 
the balanced mom
was really good. The author, Bria Simpson,
graduated from Duke University, obtaining a Masters in Psychology.
She worked as a child and family therapist,
followed by staying home full-time with her children
Now works part-time as a life coach and author.
She's married with three children.
This was a very fast read,
several of the points given I already
knew but was a great reassure
book for me.
Love the cover!
Love the feel of it!  
This was really the first one I thought
to myself where were you
five years ago.
 
 
 
The Essential stay at home mom manual
 is another one I wish
I had when I first came home.
It's kinda geared more towards having
smaller children. Which the author,
Shannon Hyland-Tassava, children are
older now, school age.
Really, really liked this book!
Great cover too!
She's on my facebook page
and enjoy following what she's
up to. Making friends through books,
making friends through facebook is the bomb.
She even talks about that in her book.
Very down to earth!
 
 
 
 
I really have enjoyed the survival guide,
although I haven't finished it. It's kinda a thick
book and I am bad about reading
more than one book at a time.
It's loaded with lots
of different moms
thoughts and opinions of the stay home mommie
mode!
 
 
I have to say, I've only read a few pages
of the praise one. I just haven't had
time to finish it up.
This book has GREAT reviews
on Amazon.com though.
 
 Here's a few old blog post
of me voicing
on my struggle at home,
but knowing I am right where
I supposed to be:
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
Have you read any of these books?
How long have you been home?
What's your take on the stay home mom roll?
Was it hard for you to give up
your career? Identity?
 
P.S. my side job is artist, photographer, author, blogger!!!