One of our missions here at Where Is Your Angel?™ is to give families opportunities to share moments that make memories. We love the stories you tell us about how the angels have started new traditions in your home, how your kids love the angel, and how the messages in the books add meaning to your lives.
Recently there has been in the news the matter of keeping families together. Although this is not a political blog, it is a blog about families. I wanted to briefly chime in for those of you who are politically charged and give us all some food for thought.
Keeping families together is a noble cause. Intact families provide many benefits to countries and society on numerous levels. If the legitimate goal is to keep families together, it should start in our own backyards. It should start by removing or dismantling the systems in place that make it easy to tear apart families. This would happen by repealing "no fault divorce." If you look at what has torn apart more families and kept them from being together over the last 30 years it is the notion and law of "no fault divorce." I could go into a dissertation supporting this position but that is not blog appropriate.
If you would like to further discuss this issue, please go to the "Contact Us" page and complete the form. I welcome healthy debate and ideas that bring unity and not discord.
Keeping families together...what we pray for.
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Angels are something we can all believe in. Whether you are Christian, Jew, or no religious affiliation. Eight out of ten people believe - in angels. Whether you are an adult, a child, a teenager, a senior. Belief in angels is up there with belief in God. An overwhelming majority believe. We created this series for the majority. In fact, we have two products right now to encourage and foster your belief about angels.
Our first book, Angel Watching Over Me, has Bible stories in it. Three to be exact - two from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. You will find a list of fifteen Bible verses at the end of the book on angels. In fact the angel beckons the reader, "Open your Bible and find the stories in this book outlined in: Numbers...." It's a fun book with further study. A healthy identity and self-image are also promoted in this book. This book is also available as an eBook on Amazon. Available as an eBook on our website in August!
The second book, Where Is Your Angel?™, was produced with everyone in mind. If you have no religious affiliation, or if you are Christian or Jewish or fill in the blank, this book is for you. It is mainstream in its angel message. The illustrations are vivid. The story is humorous and thoughtful. It is told from the angel's perspective and has some lively angel antics in it. This book promotes forgiveness and treating others well. Both books tell the real reason angels exist.
More than just books. Each book comes to life with your very own included watchman angel. A handy carrying case is included as well for both the book and the angel.
Isn't it nice to have something we can all believe in? Something we can all rally around that also provides meaningful moments to share.
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Looking for an easy way to bring some order to your house and purge some items you no longer use? Years ago, before kids, my closet was not only color coordinated it was also seasonally organized. For example, all my pinks were in one spot and they were organized with all sleeveless together, then all short-sleeved together, then all long-sleeved together. There was no co-mingling of long-sleeved and sleeveless if there was a short-sleeved around. It was so organized. I was able to see all colors and styles in one spot!
Then enter babies, nursing, sleepless nights, and chaos - beautiful chaos. Now that the kids can go potty by themselves (and in theory I should have more time) I made the decision to get back to an organized closet. It is not completely done yet. Sometimes things are baby steps, sometimes things are growth spurts.
What has been organized gives me a sense of accomplishment. And I was able to purge about a dozen items - giving them to family or the Salvation Army. Hubby got in on the action too. Not the color coding part but the purging part. He took at least a dozen shirts out of his closet to give away. Ahh...it's a great feeling.
So if you are feeling a little (or a lot) overwhelmed with your closet, start organizing it by color. It will be easier to get dressed in the morning and easier to give clothes away. It will also save you some money. I found more than one duplicate shirt. Must've really liked that style!
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Friday we had the wonderful opportunity to spread the message of angels to the residents of the Russell Home for Atypical Children. These special people were enthusiastic about the angel books. They gave a roaring round of applause after our story time. We brought a few printables found on the "Kids" page of our website. You can see some of their artwork below.
We also brought them books from our book drive that we collected in conjunction with Chick-fil-A. The people at the Home were soo excited for these gifts! Thank you to all who donated and made it possible. You are special and made their day!
Now here are some pictures of our special time together:
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It is one of our favorite times of the year here at Where Is Your Angel?™ This day only comes around once a year and it could almost be considered sacred. Almost...
We stop what we are doing and we don our spots. Cow spots that is. Even our angels get in on the action. Although they don't get a free entree for doing so. It is Cow Appreciation Day today at Chick-fil-A's the world over - or maybe just in the USA. Either way, we absolutely love this day and it is a highlight of our summer. Yes, whether that sounds pathetic or not, a free chicken sandwich while dressed as a cow is a summer highlight.
So, grab your angel, give it some spots, put on your best cow costume and consider dinner done. Grab your herd...it's time to mooove on down to your nearest Chick-fil-A.
Remember to keep tagging us in your photos!!
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Looking for a good cookie recipe to make this weekend? We found a good peanut butter cookie recipe that calls for whole wheat flour. It's a better for you cookie with only a handful of ingredients.
Heavenly Peanut Butter Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. raw honey
1/2 c. peanut butter (only use 1 or 2 ingredient peanut butter)
2 c. whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, peanuts, or a mix)
In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, honey and peanut butter. Stir until smooth.
In a large bowl mix together flour and baking soda with a fork.
Once mixed together, add the wet ingredients to the flour. Stir together with a spatula. You can also mix together with your hands - depending on how dirty you want to get.
Form into 1/2" balls and place on a stainless steel baking sheet or parchment paper on an aluminum or Teflon baking sheet. (Stainless steel is recommended as aluminum and Teflon both outgas chemicals that get absorbed into your food.)
Flatten with a fork.
Optional: Put one whole pecan on top of each cookie or add raisins.
Bake 5 minutes.
Cool on a cooling rack. Eat, enjoy, repeat!!
Recipe from Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Liver Cleanse Diet.
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by Evangeline B. White
Oh say can you see
my angel watching over me.
By the dawn's early light
and all through the night.
What so proudly I share
so you too can be aware.
Through the perilous fight
he is full of strength and might.
They so gallantly stand
watching o'er our land.
Angels burst in the air
carrying forth our prayers
cause you know our God cares.
Oh say have you started your angel's mission?
For you and your family, it's a good addition.
Happy 4th of July from us to you!!
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Here are some tips for staying safe in the sun from Board Certified Pediatrician, Dr. Sukumar. Do you need to buy new sunscreen every year? Find out in her article.
She is also available from the convenience of your home if you have a medical issue or question you would like to discuss with her (gracemdconnect.com). I have used her in the past and found her to be knowledgeable, polite, and caring. Great "bedside manners"!
Take care of your skin while having fun in the sun!
Here are some tips- Deepa Sukumar, MD
*Sun's rays are the strongest between 10 am to 4 pm, so try to stay out of the sun during those hours and stay in the shade.
*Always apply a generous amount of sunscreen when you go out. Most sunscreen lotions last for 3 years. Make sure you check the expiration date.
*Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects you against UVA and UVB rays. Apply SPF 30 to areas of your child's skin not covered by clothing. Before applying test the sunscreen on your child's back for a possible allergic reaction! (If rash develops talk to your doctor.)
*Apply sunscreen on sunny and cloudy days! You can get sunburn on cloudy days too because 80% of UV rays can get through the clouds.
*Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours (while in the sun) or after swimming or after sweating. Make sure to use a water resistant sunscreen while swimming.
*If your child is under 6 months of age, keep the child out of direct sunlight. Move your child to a shady area and always make sure to dress them in light weight clothing covering the arms and legs!
*Encourage children to wear long sleeved cotton clothing, wide brimmed hat and stay in the shade. Remember it is never too late to teach our children about staying healthy while having fun outside!
I would also like to add that most, if not all, skin cancers in adult years started out as sunburns on kids. So take precautions while your kids are young! Maybe we could eradicate skin cancers with early prevention. One of my favorite sayings is, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!"
In the second book, Where Is Your Angel?™, the angel can be found playfully laying by the pool working on his tan. He is practicing sun safety as he is fully covered. Angels are good role models. Get your angel books today and read them in the shade.
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Potatoes, onions, and carrots are a staple to have in your fridge or pantry. My chef husband would also add celery to that list. It is so easy to make so many different quick recipes with these items. You can make a stew, soup, one and done main meal, crock pot delight, and more!
The other night I made a simple, yet delicious one and done main meal using most of these staples and adding a meat. I sliced up a package of Applegate Chicken and Apple Sausage. Diced some potatoes and let them boil to al dente. Cut and sauteed a whole onion and added a bag of Bird's Eye frozen onions and tri-color peppers to the mix. While they sauteed, I added some fennel, garlic, a tiny dash of salt and pepper. When the potatoes were al dente, they got drained then added to the potatoes and sausage pan. After stirring and sauteing til everything was mixed together I let them simmer for a few minutes.
Once it was on the table it was winner winner chicken dinner! We love this stuff!
Keep it simple in the kitchen and in life. A nice motto to go by.
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A great time was had by all last night at Chick-fil-A! The families, kids, and patrons enjoyed hearing the books read in the Where Is Your Angel?™ series. After the stories were read, the kids enjoyed making angel book marks. Make sure to order your book or the series of books online and start your angel's mission today! You can also print up your own Angel Book Marks under the Kids page on our website.
Here are some pictures from last night:
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