Sunday’s Best Linkup – #61

Saint Patrick's Day

Welcome to Week 61 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. SThis Wis the first week of our Luck of the Irish theme. This week we’re looking for crafts, recipes, party ideas, decorating inspiration, gift ideas, love stories and anything else you would like to regarding Saint Patrick’s Day.

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard parties and makeovers and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration.
Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, makeovers, cocktails, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. Be sure to tell your friends they will want to join the festivities too.

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.

Starting this week, we will be eliminating the voting option on the posts.  The Reader’s Choice post(s) will be determined by the post(s) with the most clicks. We will be adding the winner to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers.

All posts linking to Sunday’s Best will be promoted on Twitter.

In addition to the reader’s and hosts selections, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Hosts Are:

Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother Kim U. – Pinterested Parent Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone

 

Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:

Mother 2 Mother: Please subscribe to my blog on the right, like my
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, BlogLovin or before you leave.

The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.

Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave.

 

Mother 2 Mother Blog

 

Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party!

 

 

The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

I selected Mint Chocolate Martini from Delightful E Made

 

cocktails, happy hour drink ideas, date night cocktails

 

Kim M. selected St. Patrick’s Day Floats from Hoe Cooking Memories 

 

fun kid's food, kids party ideas

 

Kim U selected Thin Mint Truffles from The Gold Lining Girl

 

no bake dishes, st patricks day dessert

 

The Readers Selected:

Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes from Spoonful of Flavor

 

cupcake ideas, blueberry recipes

 

 

The Favorite Theme Posts

Luck of the Irish 

st patricks day cocktails, st patricks day party ideas, st patricks day kids ideas

 

12 St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Bait from Life Anchored

st patricks day snacks, st patricks day party ideas

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choose a featured blogger. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected next week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. Be sure to connect on social media. 

 

 

 


Preschool Activities Matching Game – Cupcakes

preschool activities

 

Does your child love cupcakes?  Who doesn’t love these delicious treats.  First, Mother 2 Mother is creating  educational matching games to help stimulate the mind of preschoolers.  Our preschool activities matching games will also entertain your child and it help them recognize differences and similarities.

I’m a big advocate of early childhood development.  I believe it is essential in a child’s education.  Matching items/objects helps to develop a child’s logic and make connections.  Furthermore, it also helps to develop the desire to learn and builds a solid foundation for success.  Early childhood development sets children on a clear path for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

Unfortunately, my granddaughter will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.  It’s unfortunate because I wanted my babies to stay babies forever.  Yes, it is hard to believe that my 2 pound 10 ounce preemie is thriving and about to enter school.  As a result, I have created a series of preschool activities to help with her educational development.

Furthermore, our Cupcake Matching game is filled with brightly colored and delicious cupcakes.  They are sure to grab the attention of any preschooler.  So, feel free to print this worksheet and whip up a  batch of cupcakes.  As a matter of fact, you can ick up a few from your favorite bakery if you’re short on time.  They will be perfect to reward your little student for doing a great job.  You  can reward yourself too. I love this game already.

It is important that preschoolers use their thinking skills.  Matching items is a great way to accomplish that goal.  Drawing lines to connect the pairs to each other will help children sharpen their fine motor skills.  Help them match pairs at home with this fun preschool activities sheet. Children love figuring things out. You may also like our Super Hero  matching preschool activities sheet.

Download the preschool/kindergarten cupcake activity sheet herePlease leave us a comment below, and let us know how you’re helping your preschooler and kindergartener to develop logic and problem solving skills

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #60

Saint Patrick's Day

Welcome to Week 60 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. This is the first week of our Luck of the Irish theme. This week we’re looking for crafts, recipes, party ideas, decorating inspiration, gift ideas, love stories and anything else you would like to regarding Saint Patrick’s Day.

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard parties and makeovers and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration.
Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, makeovers, cocktails, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. Be sure to tell your friends they will want to join the festivities too.

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.

We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from our readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Fridays.

All posts linking to Sunday’s Best will be promoted on Twitter.

In addition to the reader’s and hosts selections, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Hosts Are:

Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother Kim U. – Pinterested Parent Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone

 

Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:

Mother 2 Mother: Please subscribe to my blog on the right, like my
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, BlogLovin or before you leave.

The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.

Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave.

 

Mother 2 Mother Blog

 

Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party!

 

 

The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

I selected Travel Nursery Wooden World Map from Simply Darrling  

nursery themes, travel themes, nursery ideas

 

 

Kim M. selected Chicken Parmesan from Embellishments 

Image-Chicken-Parmesan-with-Ragu-Pasta-Sauce

 

Kim U selected Rustic and Modern Home Décor Signs from Kenarry

 chalkboard signs, rustic signs, home decorating

 

The Readers Selected:

 

Asian Chicken Salad from Love, Pasta, and A Tool Belt 

Image-Asian-Chicken-Salad

 

The Favorite Theme Posts

Cupid’s Arrow

Dinner For 2  from The Dempster Log Book

 

date night ideas, intimate dinner ideas, valentines day ideas

12 Perfectly Romantic Desserts For Two from The Frugal Foodie Mama

desserts for two, dessert ideas, date night desserts

10 Lobster Dishes for Lovers from Marilyn’s Treats

seafood dishes, lobster dishes, date night dishes

 

 

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choose a featured blogger. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected next week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. Be sure to connect on social media.

 

 

 


Black History – African American Red Sox Baseball Team

Black History Month, Black History, black baseball teams

 

We’re celebrating Black History at Mother 2 Mother this month.  I decided to celebrate my home town’s Black History this year.  I selected the African American Red Sox baseball team that played in my neighborhood when I was growing up.  My father, 6th from the left on the top row, along with many of our neighbors were a part of the Red Sox baseball team. 

Unfortunately, I didn’t see my father play.  I was a baby, but I remember his stories.  The Red Sox was a black baseball team that operated from the 1930’s until the late 1960’s.  My father played second base during the forties and fifties for the team.  This picture was taken in 1946, a year before Jackie Robinson integrated American baseball.  I remember my dad talking about members of the team who were now our neighbors or who visited him during summer visits to our small town, Shepherdstown, WV.  I didn’t encounter a lot of discrimination when I was growing up, but it was prevalent during my father’s generation.  I was oblivious to the hard times he faced. He only spoke of the good ole days. 

Hall of Famer Maury Wills, who played for the Dodgers, played against my dad and his teammates before heading to the pros.  Maury Wills was from the Washington, DC area.  He would visit my dad and other Red Sox players when he was in the area. 

I remember going to see the Red Sox play in my neighborhood on Sunday afternoons in the 1960’s, yes they were still going strong.  Members from the 1946’s team were the coaches. One of my brothers was the bat boy and our cousin kept score.  One of the coaches lived several houses up from us and drove the local garbage truck.  He was a happy man, he always whistled when he walked through the neighborhood. You didn’t have to peep out a window or door to see who was whistling that happy tune, everyone would say there’s “Charlie Butts.”

Everyone looked forward to the game on Sundays.  The neighborhood had a ritual, Sunday School and/or church, a change of clothes, something to eat, and off to the game.  This went on for years during my childhood.  After the game, you headed home to a dinner of fried chicken, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, greens of some sort, homemade rolls or biscuits, Kool-Aid for the kids and iced tea for the grown ups.  You could count on it.  If the ladies/moms finished dinner early they would join the crowd on the ball field.

During this time, I still wasn’t aware of segregation.  The neighborhood butcher, who was Caucasian was a member of the team as well as 2 other players from a neighboring town.  As children we weren’t limited on who we could play with or where we could go in the neighborhood, and my parents never discussed their struggles.  On Sundays we cheered on the team win or loose. The Red Sox were heroes in the neighborhood.  I remember when they stopped playing in the early 70’s.   I never knew why, I just knew they stopped playing ball on Sundays.  Now when I look back on it, they formed teams that were integrated.  I believe that ended the Negro Baseball League in our area. 

This picture of dad and his team members and friends was given to us after my father’s death in 1998.  My heart broke into a hundred pieces that day.  The Bishop who did his eulogy told my family not to be discouraged. My dad was a great man and a leader in the community. He told me that one day my heart would heal.  He also told me that my dad had helped groom him as a man and a baseball player. He gave the family a copy of this photo.  My father was a humble man, we had no idea this picture existed.  Many years later the same Bishop and my cousin named after my father gave an interview about the Red Sox baseball team to a history class at our local University.  They donated their uniforms and gloves to a museum that is now telling the story of this African American team. 

 

black history, black baseball teams, negro league

 

For years I couldn’t think about my father without my heart aching.  It was just too much for me to bear. I am so thankful that my heart has mended and I can share a bit of my father with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Winter Sow Seed List

vegetable garden, vegetable seeds, gardening, canning

 

Are you wondering what seeds you can winter sow?  You’ve come to the right place. So, stay awhile and check out my winter sow seed list.  I started my winter sowing last week, and I thought I would share my list of flower and vegetable seeds.  They are currently sitting on my decking waiting for the perfect opportunity to germinate.  My list is not all inclusive, I’m sure there are many others.  However, I live in zone 6B.  So I select plants that will grow in my zoneSome plants do well in some zones, but not in others.  Check out my other backyard vegetable gardening tips too.

Because I have a short growing season, it’s important that I give my plants a head start in the garden.  As a result, I start my seeds early so I plant out by Mother’s Day at the earliest and Memorial Day at the latest.  By mid-June my garden is fully planted.  I water and nurture the plants so they can establish a good root system.

I’ve been successful with some seeds and not so much with others.  I love the thrill of seeing what emerges each year and watching the plants produce.  Here’s my winter sow list:

  • Spicy Globe Basil
  • Genovese Basil
  • Greek Oregano
  • Italian Oregano
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Cilantro
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Collard Greens
  • Lettuce – Salad Bowl, Romaine,  Butter Crunch, Black Seeded Simpson
  • Spinach – Noble
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower

Also, the following tomatoes found a place on my list to germinate inside this year:  Roma, Amish Paste, San Marzano, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Hillbilly, Yellow and Pink Brandywine, Tiffin Mennonite, Mortgage Lifter, German Johnson, Paul Robeson, Early Girl, and White Wonder tomatoes inside.

Unfortunately, not all of them will germinate successfully.  As a result, germinate enough seeds to ensure you produce enough plants for the garden. There have been times when I have attempted to sow a variety a second time if it doesn’t germinate.  So, allow enough time for this step if you want a certain variety.  Additionally, I sowed belle, cayenne, and jalapeno peppers.  Stay tuned, I’ll be posting updates on the germination journey.

Finally, I hope my winter sow seed list has helped you decide what seeds you will be winter sowing or sowing inside.  Again, it is not all inclusive and you will need to check your zone to ensure your seeds are compatible.  In conclusion, I suggest that you order a few catalogues to browse through the winter and make a decision based on your research.  I love looking at the catalogues and checking out the new varieties of tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and more.  Stay tuned for future gardening posts.

 

 

 

 

 

Why You Should Winter Sow Seeds

 

winter sow seeds

 

I started my winter sowing this week-end, and I started about 25 tomato plants indoors.  I’m hoping to get my garden in early this year and possibly get some plants in the garden twice.  I’ve found that I’ve just about depleted my stash of canned tomatoes, sauce, corn, green beans, peppers and herbs.

Also, I may expand my garden this year.  My grandchildren love my tomato sauce and my sister and daughter enjoy the fresh vegetables as well.  After taking inventory, I realized that I needed to replenish my stock.  So, I’m going to winter sow some vegetable seeds and plant others under the grow lights for my garden.  Check out my other backyard vegetable gardening tips too.

Continuing, if you don’t winter sow you should.  Here’s a few good reasons why you try it:

1. Cost Effective –  Winter sowing can be done cheaply.  For example, plastic containers, duct tape, a utility knife, seed starting mix and outdoor space is basically all you need.  A single plant at a garden center will cost $2.00  –  $4.00Things can get expensive if you’re trying to plant a garden to feed a family over the winter at that price.  

2.  Saves Indoor Space Indoor germination requires space.  Once the seedlings germinate they require a warm space with proper lighting.  Many gardeners don’t have space inside their homes for this endeavor.  As a result, they resort to direct sowing in the garden or purchasing expensive plants at the garden center.  Furthermore, you can use your deck, shrubbery beds, backyard tables, backyard benches, your garden, the options are limitless.  I don’t recommend concrete areas unless you have a bedding of straw.  Your plants won’t appreciate a cold bottom from the concrete.

3.  Nature Does The Work Once you place your containers outdoors, you let nature take its course.  The rain, snow, light and moderation of the temperature will help germinate the seed and cause the plant to grow at the right time.  Once spring arrives, you will have to take the top off the plants and give them water, separate or thin them and prepare them for spring/summer planting. How easy is that!

4.  Doesn’t Require A Light System Nature will provide all the light that your plants will need when you use the winter sowing method.  Indoor sowing requires grow lights or some type of fluorescent lighting system.  I have an indoor system and it works great; however, if you have to spend money to set up a system why not go the free route.

5. Doesn’t Require Hardening Off The rigid, mild, and warm temperatures prepare seedlings for movement to the garden.  When you sow seeds indoors you will have to get your plants adjusted to being outside. This requires you to harden off your plants.  Gradually expose your plants to shade, sun and nights before transplanting them in the garden will be necessary.

Once I complete my outdoor sowing, I will be posting a list of seeds you can outdoor sow successfully too.  Start gathering your jugs and containers, you will have plenty of time to start your winter sowing too.  You may also like My Winter Sow Seed List.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #59

valentine's day, cupid, love

 

Welcome to Week 59 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. This is the last week for our Cupid’s Arrow theme.  Next week we will be starting our Luck of the Irish theme.  This week we’re looking for crafts, recipes, party ideas, decorating inspiration, gift ideas, love stories and anything else you would like to share surrounding love.

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard parties and makeovers and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration.
Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, makeovers, cocktails, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. Be sure to tell your friends they will want to join the festivities too.

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.

We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from our readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Fridays.

All posts linking to Sunday’s Best will be promoted on Twitter.

In addition to the reader’s and hosts selections, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Hosts Are:

Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother Kim U. – Pinterested Parent Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone

 

Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:

Mother 2 Mother: Please subscribe to my blog on the right, like my
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, BlogLovin or  before you leave.

The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.

Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave.

 

Mother 2 Mother Blog

 

Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 

 

 

The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

I selected Carrot Cake Donuts  from Healthy Helper Blog

 

healthy snacks, doughnut recipes, lifestyle

 

Kim M. selected Dollar Store Valentines Day Party Ideas from Lou Lou Girls 
valentines day party ideas, valentines day ideas, valentines day crafts

Kim U selected Coconut Macaroons from All She Cooks

desserts, macaroons

The Readers Selected:

 

 Absolute Best Brownie Recipes from Dreaming of Leaving 

desserts, brownie recipes, easy recicpes

 

 

The Favorite Theme Posts

Cupid’s Arrow

Strawberry Shake Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich from Little Miss Celebration

valentines day dessert ideas, kids valentines day desserts, valentines day

 

Valentines Toffee from Bakewell Junction

valentines day desserts, toffee recipes, valentines day

 

Valentines Plate from Grandma Ideas

valentines day decorating, valentines day party ideas, valentines day

 

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choose a featured blogger. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected next week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. Be sure to connect on social media.


Preschool Valentines Day Activities

 

Preschool Valentines Activities

 

Valentines Day is next week.  There will be more candy, roses, teddy bears, lingerie, and cards received than you can count. Valentines Day has become big business.  Don’t get me wrong, I love receiving roses, teddy bears and all the other gifts received on February 14.  However, a quiet day/evening at home with a glass of wine is the perfect gift for me.

Whatever your plans, lets not forget the kids.  Because Valentines Day isn’t just for adults.  So, spread your love around.  We suggest that you plan a party, play games, watch movies and just have fun with them too.  These activities are perfect for homeschooling moms or moms who want to give kids additional homework or just occupy their kids.

I developed these Preschool Valentines Activities sheets for your little one.  They’re bright, fun and educational.  My little Muffin is in Kindergarten, so these activities are perfect for her.  We’ve come a long way from her 2 lb. 10 oz. entrance into the world.  She’s become a sassy, computer savvy diva, who has mastered the Kindle, her Samsung tablet, the iPad and any other game on the market.

Amazingly, she understands loading, buffering, loss of internet connection, Bing, Youtube and the list goes on.  She is truly amazing.

Finally, I’m sure your preschooler or Kindergartener would love these activities.  We have a coloring page, match, spot the difference and a draw a line activities.  Download the activities here

 

 

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #58

valentine's day, cupid, love

Happy couple holding hands in knitted mittens. Close up

Welcome to Week 58 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. We’re continuing our Cupid’s Arrow theme this week. We’re looking for crafts, recipes, party ideas, decorating inspiration, gift ideas, love stories and anything else you would like to share surrounding love.

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard parties and makeovers and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration.
Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, makeovers, cocktails, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. Be sure to tell your friends they will want to join the festivities too.

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.

We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from our readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Fridays.

All posts linking to Sunday’s Best will be promoted on Twitter.

In addition to the reader’s and hosts selections, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Hosts Are:

Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother Kim U. – Pinterested Parent Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone

 

Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, BlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.

The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.

Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave.

 

Mother 2 Mother Blog

 

Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party!

My beautiful co-hosts Kim U. and Kim M. have returned from a much needed break. We’re ready to get the New Year start.

 

The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

I selected Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites from Healthy Helper Blog

desserts, baked goods

 

Kim M. selected Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Clusters from Little Miss Celebrate

desserts, granola bar recipes, healthy recipes


The Readers Selected:

 

15 Ways to Ways To Connect from Janine Huldine

Date night ideas, date night, valentines ideas, romance

 

The Favorite Theme Posts

Cupid’s Arrow

 

Valentines Day for Kids from Grammie Time

Valentines Day ideas for kids, Valentines Day ideas

 

Felt Filled Metal Hearts from Little Miss Celebration
 Valentines gift ideas, Valentines decorating ideas

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choose a featured blogger. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected next week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. Be sure to connect on social media.


African American Inventors

Black History Month activities,

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February is Black History Month.   There’s some controversy as to whether or not there should be a Black History Month.  Some people believe that there shouldn’t be a month that focuses on one race’s accomplishments.  Some people believe that many accomplishments by African American’s in America have been diminished.  As a result, we should continue Black History Month.   

l will participate in the celebration as long as it’s being celebrated.  I just like to have a good time regardless.  In my opinion, children should learn about everyone’s contribution to our country.  It’s great because of the diverse people who have made a contribution.  

Many African Americans have contributed to America’s history.  They invented the street mailboxes, adhesives, spark plugs, and more. I believe as parents and grandparents, it is our responsibility to teach our children about American’s history. 

I developed this fun and educational match games for older children.  The goal is to match the Inventor to the Invention.  They may know some of the Inventors/Inventions, but they may have to Google others.  This is a great way to have a family discussion.  You can discuss how the invention is used in your home.  If not in your home, than their grandparents home.  Turn it into a fun, educational game.  It’s perfect for a road trip too. 

I’ve included an Answer Key.  Print both the challenge and answer key here.  Have fun with the kids, and be sure to check back for additional Black History posts.