We are a Christian Homeschooling Family!! We are starting a new chapter in our lives this year by homeschooling our 2 children. I have felt a strong leading to start a daily devotional blog for homeschooling moms and ALL moms, who daily need a encouraging word.
I saw this weeks Etsy shop and I was immediately in LOVE!! Not only is every item as adorable as they come but this shop owner also has a message and a mission!!
This week's shop is Maple Shade Kids owned by a kind woman
named Wanda Hirsch. Wanda is the mother of a 10 year old
daughter and 7 year old twin sons. She hales from the beautiful
state of New Hampshire. As already stated ALL of her items are
precious and perfect for our homes. BUT she also is doing her
part in the process. With every product purchased she donates
to Trees for the Future to plant trees. AND she is a shop owner
that strives to keep her products natural and safe for children.
OH MY where to begin with a couple favorite items?? So if you
know me, you know I think anything with owls is sweet! I have
been known to make an owl hat or two in my day. I love her
animal decorated peg racks and I think the ones with owls
are my favorites!
If your kids are like mine, then they have sweaters and jackets
a plenty. A rack like this would come in very handy. Only problem
is deciding which one you want because they are all so darn
How many of us parents have art all over our fridge and some
to boot? Problem solved!! Wanda makes these perfect little
art hangers that come with clothes pins to hang up all the
If you take a look at her site you can see that you could coordinate
a theme for your child's room. She has the peg racks, she has
shelves, she has the art hangers, and she has collage art hangings.
I really like her art collages because every detail has been given to
using recycled and/or safe products. Check out the elephant and
blue bird collage.
We have now come the the Don't Take My Word for it portion of my
blog. With a 100% positive feedback at her shop there is no problem
finding people who are nuts about her work!!
-Excellent customer service! Beautiful packaging! The birds are darling!!! I love them so much and can't wait to start displaying my girls' artwork in a cool new way!! Thanks so much for the extra bird magnet...it's great!!! Definately will be back for more items in the future!!!
-Really lovely work! Exactly as pictured - extremely smooth and FAST transaction! Will definitely purchase from again!
-They are the most beautiful things in my baby's room! LOVE IT!
-I love it! Thanks for the excellent product and communication and quick shipping. You have a new return customer.
You cannot go wrong visiting Maple Shade Kids!! With every item created
beautifully and safely, you only have to choose!!
But I can tell you now, you will not be able to pick just one item!!
There was a time in my life, before kids, when I made fun of that nerdy little boy or girl who appeared to be mothered to death by their mom because of their "food allergies". HAHAHAHA and now look at me!! I am the mother, mothering my child to death because of his "Food Allergies". You don't realize how crazy it is until you try it!! But because I am a mom of a child with Severe Food, Drug and Environmental allergies, I want to get the word out there about what it is like to live in our world.
This week is food allergy awareness week sponsored by a group called FAAN- The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network! I just received an e-mail from this group last week and until then I had never heard of them before. Their goal this week is to get as much information out to the public as they can about food allergies. They have a lot of info aimed at helping parents get information into their schools about what it is like to have allergies and what we do about it in our homes. Let's face it sometimes kids can be mean when someone else is different. But once we give them education and open up a discussion, they feel more at ease.
FAAN has on their site something that I absolutely Love!! A Myths page!! It addresses a lot of topics that people have questioned me about and questions that I have asked our allergist. That page can be found here: http://www.foodallergy.org/page/myths?
I highly recommend the FAAN site to everyone who wants to know more about Food Allergies. It is a helpful site for me as well because they are not just about education but they also take part in research to help people who live with allergies.
We have come to a time when we all will come in contact with someone who has food allergies. Why not get educated and learn more about what it means to have food allergies?