Quote of the Week

Human beings are the only creatures who allow their children to come back home. – Bill Cosby

Wordless Wednesday: Hat Creativity

                                                                 Do You Like My Hat?

Thomas The Engine

I’ve had the winter blues for the past few weeks. I’ve decided to get out of my funk by making a list of things that I would like to do with my grandson this spring and summer. At the top of my list is taking him to see Thomas the Engine. I love this little guy as much as my grandson.

A Day Out With Thomas has been scheduled for the past 15 years at various locations across the country. In 2010, there will be 45 stops. My little sweetie is almost 3, so I think he will be old enough to enjoy this adventure.

A Day Out With Thomas includes a 25 minute train ride, a photo with Sir Topham Hat, storytelling, and other activities at the train station. The cost is $18.00 per ticket. Not bad for day of fun with grandma and a great memory.

Check out the 2010 Day Out With Thomas schedule. Thomas may be chugging along a track near you.

Stop Stealing My Blog Posts

Stop Stealing My Blog Posts! That’s right I’m talking to you. You know who you are. You have plagiarized 58 of my blog posts, and if you think that you’re going to get away with it you’ve come to the wrong blog. I welcome all of my readers/subscribers, but you’re not welcome here. So just go away, so that I don’t have to kick your ass again.


For those who aren’t up on what’s going on, I found my blog posts on Mother Love Baby when I was Googling a post. The site is registered under:


Deyan Radnev
Vasil Levski 22, vh. V
Lyaskovec, Veliko Turnovo 5140
Bulgaria

Lets see if they steal this one. Mother Love Baby stole my posts and used my blog content on a forum relating to mothering, babies and love. They even stole a blog post with a picture of my grandson in it. How low can you go?  Are they a mother? I don’t know, but if this person or the person associated with stealing my blog posts is a mother she is not setting a good example for her forum members. Also, how do you set morals, values and standards for your children when you’re stealing from another person and turning their hard work into your own?  I would venture to say they’re stealing in their community too.

If you can’t come up with your own blog content, how can you lead a forum/community?  What a joke. To say that I’m pissed about my posts being stolen is an understatement. Blog plagiarizing is a violation. Being the bitch that I am when violated, I took action and reported the Blog Scraper to their host. Oh yes I did. They investigated Mother Love Baby and shut the site down. Rightfully so I may add.

To The Blog Scraper – If you admired my posts and wanted to use my content, you should have taken the proper steps and contacted me. You obviously aren’t familiar with blog etiquette, but that’s how we roll in the blogosphere. With permission and a link back to my site I may have allowed you to use a few posts. Since you’re just a low life, you just lifted and walked away with 58 and counting posts.

Since you had no respect for me, I have none for you. You chose to steal my blog content, and I chose to make you disappear. Be Gone! If you steal my posts again, I’m make you disappear again. I’m watching you, and I’m sure many other bloggers are watching you now as well.
What do you think about my posts being stolen? Have you been violated in this manner? What steps did you take? Leave us a comment.

A Mother Loves No Matter What

I’m sure each of you have been following Tiger Woods story. I watched his apology last night, and my reaction was dang another man apologizing for their cheating ass ways. I’ve lost count of the number of men that I’ve watched on TV apologizing for straying. Seriously people, what’s up ?

Several things crossed my mind while watching his apology. First, I was so glad his wife was not standing beside him. Secondly, I noticed his mother sitting front and center. My first reaction was she’s an attractive and classy woman. Most importantly, she’s a mother standing by her son. I applaud her for demonstrating her love no matter how bad her son behaved. That’s what we do as mothers isn’t it? No matter what our role never changes.


As far as Tiger, I’m sure he regrets his actions more than he could express through words yesterday. Watching him reminded me of one of my favorite shows, Cheaters. You’re always sorry when you get caught. In my opinion, that’s what money and power can do to you if you’re not grounded. Hopefully, he will put his life into perspective and get his priorities straight.


For the women who lowered themselves into being his mistress you think you deserve an apology. For what may I ask? You knew you were sleeping with another woman’s husband, why in the hell should anyone apologize to you. Tramps! Yes, I called you a tramp and I have few other adjectives for you. What did you really get out of this? The title slut, mistress, hole, and a few moments of fame while you discussed your affair? If you truly understood the meaning of marriage and family, you wouldn’ have allowed yourself to sleep with him. You must be proud of yourself. My advice is to set some standards and get your own man. Learn how to keep your legs closed to another woman’s husband and you won’t find yourself in an unwanted spotlight.

To his wife Elin I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes, but you’re holding the trump card girlfriend and you get the last laugh. I would suggest that you take Ivanka Trump’s advice, hell don’t get mad get even.

Note:  Photo courtesy of Daily Mail.  

Is This The Easter Bunny?

Is this the Easter Bunny?  One thing for sure, it’s the largest rabbit that I’ve ever seen, lol. This bunny’s name is Ralph and he’s 18 months old. Ralph weighs a whooping 42 pounds and he’s 4 feet long. He has earned the title as the Largest Bunny In The World. Congratulations Ralph! This little rascal or should I say large rascal can found and cuddled in the UK if you’re ever in that vicinity. The owner is Pauline Grant. Pauline stated that feeding Ralph has become quite expensive, and she relies on others to help foot his food bill.
Ralph’s mother and father were whoopers too. Ralph’s mother Amy held the record as the World’s Largest Bunny.  Ralph’s father Roberto weighed in at 35 pounds. Ralph’s mother died last May unexpectly of a heart attack after a flight. Pauline said she purchased Ralph for her grandchildren, but she had no idea he would grow this large.

                               Ralph’s Mother AmyRalph’s favorite foods are biscuits, apples, carrots, cabbage, sweet corn, toast, and large bowls of rabbit food. Looks like Ralph has been dining on some mashed potatoes, gravy and buttered biscuits to me, lol.  His breakfast usually consists of a head of lettuce, 2 apples and a large bowl of rabbit food.  He munches on carrots and apples for lunch. 

He’s adorable, but if I saw a rabbit this size I would run like hell. Can you imagine seeing this rabbit in your back yard nibbling.  Seriously what would you do?

Mother Beat By Her Children

I’m a little behind with my posting and this story is several weeks old, but I had to share it with my readers.  Last week I read a story that just made me shudder. I found it unimaginable. A son, 15, and daughter, 12, were accused of beating their mother at the request of their father.  According to the story, the parents were engaged in a bitter custody battle and the mother was seeking $20,000 in back child support. The father encouraged his children to kill their mother with a baseball bat. To add even more disbelief to the story, the father joined them.  Yep, the sick SOB entered the home and beat her with their children.

The mother testified that she woke up to her children beating her.  The son, who lived with his father, broke into her home and begin beating her with a bat while she slept.  Shortly thereafter the father entered the home and joined the two children in the beating.  She managed to escape into a bathroom and called 911, but only to have her ex-husband knock down the door while she was on the phone and drag her out into the hallway where he and the son continued to beat her.  According to the dispatcher and testimony, you could hear the ex-husband yelling in the background on the 911 tape for his son to “hit her harder”. Thank goodness she was able to escape again.  This time she ran out of the house and down the street with her son following her with the baseball bat.  This was the scene that police witnessed when they arrived.  With God’s grace, she lived to tell the story and witness her ex-husband be sentenced to 25 years in prison. As far as I’m concerned, 25 years isn’t enough. 

I thought about my daughter and if she could possibly be capable of trying to kill me.  I’m sure she thought about it during her teen years when she accused me of ruining her life, but I don’t believe she could have followed through with literally making the attempt. I certainly can’t imagine her father encouraging her to kill me in spite of the bitterness that occurred at times during our divorce.  What mother could believe that her child was capable of killing her?  What could possibly transpire between two parents that one could encourage their children to kill the other.  How do you become so filled with hatred that you participate in such a heinous act?  Child support payments and custody?  Please, there has to be much deeper issues than that. 
The son was sentenced to 3 years in a state youth center, and the daughter was given immunity for testifying against her father.  I thought about the mother and how she could ever forgive her son for trying to kill her.  I know that he was under the influence of his father, but at age 15 he was old enough to know better too.  How could she ever trust her son again.  I also thought about the son and how he would be affected for the rest of life.  He beat his mother at the encouragement of his father.  How sick is this?
I pray for this family, and hope they find the courage and strength to heal. Would love to hear you comments on this story.

Have A Heart – Give The Goods To Charity

The economy is brutal. Jobs are scarce and many families are enduring hard times. Mothers are struggling to cloth and feed their children. Some retail giants are still making millions or billions annually in spite of the economy, but do you think they’re sharing the wealth? I’m not talking about these giants writing checks to us common folks or paying our bills, but simply assisting in other ways. For example, helping a school or church by donating coats, gloves or shoes and hats during the winter. Rather than donate unsold items to charity or families that

are struggling, retail giants like Wal Mart and H & M trash their unsold merchandise. Yes, you read the sentence correctly they literally trash their merchandise. They put holes in the items, cut off the sleeves etc., place them in large trash bags and into the dumpster they go. They don’t want the items to be used. When I read this shocking story, I was in disbelief. I thought retail giants placed their items on Clearance and just marked them down until they sold.

That shows how little I know. A graduate student by the name of Cynthia Magnus found trashed merchandise outside the back entrance of H&M in New York City. She also found Wal-Mart items a few doors down that had been dumped. She exposed both companies for being so heartless when so many people are suffering. They have both agreed to stop trashing their goods and donate it to charity. Bravo, but it’s so sad that it took someone with a heart to slap these corporate giant’s hands and take their scissors before they agreed to allow those in need to benefit from what they perceived to be trash.

I often wonder how people in decision making positions in large corporations get their jobs. I take clothing to the local Goodwill several times of a year. Someone can use it, and the majority of the time they getting quality items that have been well taken care of. Why wouldn’t people who work for million and billion dollar companies think to do the same?

I guess when you make million dollar salaries, you don’t think much about the struggling families across town or around the corner. I guess when you see CNN or your local TV station discussing the economy, it just goes in one ear and out the other. Especially when you’re safe and warm in your mansion with a hefty bank account others aren’t important.

I’m glad to hear that Wal Mart and H & M will now donate their unsold goods to charity. I believe they need to change their hiring process as well. They should require all of their employees to have a heart and to possess compassion for their fellow human beings.

Cover Your Hair Give Away

I love hats. I have an assortment of hats ranging from demin to mink. When I was contacted by Cover Your Hair to review their products and host a give away I was thrilled. The weather has been freezing in my area for several weeks, so I requested a hat to review. I’m so glad I did, the hat they sent is adorable. It’s beige and white and so soft. It’s made out of angora, wool and nylon. This hat is available in a variety of colors, black, hot pink, soft blue and soft pink. I love earth tones with chocolate, so I was ready to sport this hat. It looks great with jeans and a sweater. It’s also great if you’re having a bad hair day and you need to run a few errands.

Cover Your Hair carries a variety of hair accessories. They have several styles of hats, headbands, bandanas, berets, turbans and more. I love the diversity of their products. They have something for everyone. I love the berets. The price is great and you can choose from a variety of colors. If you’re into bandanas, you won’t be disappointed. They have square, pre-tied and triangle styles. They have the most adorable fur pony tail holders too. Now these were a first for me. I had never seen fur pony tail holders. Very unique product.
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LayAway Is Back

Are you familiar with the layaway plan? It’s where you place items on hold in a store and you make payments until you get the merchandise paid for. It used to be popular in the 70’s and 80’s, but faded out when credit cards became the thing. With the economy the way it is, it looks like layaway is back and the way to go. I remember using the lay away plan at Kmart and this local department store called Nichols back in the day. I used the layaway plan for summer and winter cloths and Christmas items for my daughter. I paid a fee to the store, and than made weekly payments of $10 – $15. I look back now and my response is wow. Of course back than, my entire layaway was the cost of a pair of sneakers now. I don’t think $10 – $15 would put a dent in what things cost today, but I think it’s a great plan when you’re short on cash and you don’t want or have a credit card to use.
Toy R Us, Kmart, Sears, TJ Max, Burlington, and Marshall’s are big promoters of layaway. It’s a great way to ensure that you get what you want and you don’t have to go in debt to pay for it.  E-layaway is becoming popular with Kmart and Sears too.  Although Wal-Mart eliminated their layway plan, I love shopping at Wal-Mart on-line. They take Paypal, which works out perfectly for me. I’m able to use funds from my on-line business when I shop there. Wal-Mart also has free site to store shipping and low shipping cost to your home. I love shopping in my PJs, so I take advantage of shopping on-line. If I could figure out a way to have my groceries delivered, I would take advantage of that too.
If you are like many people whose funds are limited, but you can make weekly payments, you should check out these layaway programs. It’s a great way to release the stress of trying to figure out how you’re going to pay for a birthday gift, school cloths and Christmas gifts. If you would love to redo your bathroom or bedroom, but can’t afford to take the money out of the household budget. Put that comforter set or shower curtain and towels on layaway too. You’ll be glad you did.