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Your Spin Cycle Prompt {week of 2/10}

I love youRoses are red, violets are blue;
Here’s a Spin Cycle prompt especially for you.

Valentine’s Day soon will be here;
Is it your favorite time of the year?

Love, recipes, crafts and cards,
Write about it. It’s really not hard.

loving him is red

No date? No love? Maybe despair?
Valentine’s Day sometimes is not fair.

So tell us your feelings about Valentine’s Day.
Then link it up here and we’ll all shout “Hurray!”

Second Blooming

signatureThe authors of The Mother of All Meltdowns are having a HUGE Mother’s Day Giveaway! You won’t want to miss a thing! Click here to sign up for giveaway updates!

Valentine’s Day Heart Craft

Happy Valentine's Day

Yesterday I was playing around with cutting out hearts and glitter. Yes, glitter! I love glitter, but not the mess it makes! In this video I show you the cut-out heart I made, along with a little trick to try to keep the glitter in its place. I also tried to inject a little humor into my vlog. Funny? Not so funny? (My kids didn’t think I was funny AT ALL. But they want to make the paper heart this weekend.)

Watch video here.

I also have a couple of housekeeping reminders to share with you; don’t forget to write about a football term and link up with the Spin Cycle by Friday! (You really don’t have to know anything about football to write. See more details here.)

My book The Mother of All Meltdowns is on sale for Valentine’s Day! Go to our Create Space website and use the password moam123. Get an actual copy of the book for 50% off the regular price with the code 75N5ZSBR!


Go to our Create Space web address, and use the password moam123.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Easy Groundhog Day Craft and Song

Groundhog Day is one of my favorite days! (Psst…February 2nd is my birthday!)

Groundhog Day craft

Of course you know that a groundhog has no relation to a pig, but did you know that a groundhog is also called a woodchuck? So it would be entirely appropriate to say, “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” on Groundhog Day!

Emmy and I put together an easy craft for Groundhog Day instead. Watch how to make it in the video below. Lily is videotaping us, and I apologize for the shakiness! Emmy and I also sing a little Groundhog song for you. The words are below.

Watch video here.

Tune: I’m a Little Teapot

Here’s a Little Groundhog

Here’s a little groundhog furry and brown
He’s coming up to look around.
If he sees his shadow, down he’ll go,
Then six more weeks of winter, OH NO!

(lyrics: author unknown)

Happy Groundhog Day! ;)

Linked to the Pin It Party!


The Mitten Song

Although I do consider myself a stay-at-home mom, that’s not totally true any more. Most of you know I also teach preschool part time. I read a lot of cute books and sing songs with my preschool students, and today I’m sharing a book and some activities with you! The Mitten Song is a really easy song to sing with your kids. My students love going “ping!” Watch my vlog to see the “ping!”

View video here.

The Mitten Song

Thumbs in the thumb place, (ping!)
Fingers all together.
This is the song we sing in mitten weather!


I could totally be Molly’s best friend.

Call me Molly

I don’t watch that much TV, but when I do, I watch faithfully. (Faithfully means I record my shows on my DVR and then watch them a month after the show airs.) I love watching Mike and Molly, and am so happy CBS brought it back! Melissa McCarthy plays the character Molly brilliantly. I was a little disappointed that Molly quit her teaching job, however, since I love teaching and she hates it. But we are both struggling writers, so we have that in common. For this week’s vlogging prompt I’m answering the question, “If you could have a role on a TV show, which show would you choose?” I should totally be on Mike and Molly. It takes place in Chicago, right? I live here already, so bring me in!

Watch here.

Mama Kat and Mom Pulse


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