Fearless, An Interview with Maimah Karmo – Part I

Fearless, An Interview with Maimah Karmo – Part I

Maimah is a mother, Liberian refugee, breast cancer survivor, and hero. On February 28, 2006, at 4:45 p.m., Maimah was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer.   She was 32 years old.   She had a 3-year-old at the time, and her fiancé walked away days after her breast surgery. Life fell apart. While undergoing her second(…)

Ingenious Mom Ideas – Hug-a-Bib and Clippy Cloth

Ingenious Mom Ideas – Hug-a-Bib and Clippy Cloth

If there is one thing I know my way around, it’s the spit cloth aisle at most major stores.  Both my children were “spitty” babies.  At one point I took to wearing only outfits that included at least one terry cloth item.  It was the dead of winter and I would be walking around the(…)

Beef Chimichangas

Beef Chimichangas

Ingregients: 2 lbs ground beef, browned and drained 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp oregano ½C taco sauce 1/2 C sour cream ¼ C apple cider vinegar 16 flour tortillas Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, other favorite Mexican toppings – for serving day Directions: Brown and drain ground beef.  Return to skillet(…)

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities

One of the people on our Open Door Tour was Brandy McFall of the local Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley provides a temporary home-away-from-home for families of critically ill, hosspitalized childern.   Did you know: Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House can have a child in any local area(…)

Adventure at the Market

After 12 years of living in Dayton, we finally made it to the 2nd Street Market.  What an adventure.  I had no idea that such a treasure was in our own backyard. This market is one of 25 outstanding public facilities operated by the Five Rivers MetroParks system (something else I didn’t know!).  The market(…)

5 Tips to Becoming a Resilient Military Family!

5 Tips to Becoming a Resilient Military Family!

Guest blog post by Raven, aka Ms. MommyHH6 “Hurry up and Wait”, “PCS orders came down”, “Countdown to Deployment” and countless other phrases are all too familiar to military families.   The need to be resilient and the ability to “bloom where you are planted” are essential to every single one of us.   How?  The exact(…)