Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Family Game Night

Well tonight is one of my favorite nights of our Summer Fun- Family Game Night.  Sadly it is always the least attended night.  I LOVE this night.  A night where we bring out the board games and card games.  A night where families can come together with other families and play simple but fun games.  We ask families to bring a snack and we provide the drinks.  An all around fun night.  We will see what tonight brings. 
Here is one game I can't wait to play.
Hungry Hippo?  Ever play that as a kid?  I did.  It was my sister's game - I think she got it for Christmas one year.  I loved playing that game.  I had not played it in years until this past Spring.  At the lunch for homeschool students a family brought this game and I was able to play.  Brought back a lot of memories and I will be honest I had to remember I wasn't a kid anymore and I didn't have to get ALL the marbles. 

A newer game I love is.......................

I love to see the kids play this game.  It is a lot of fun for adults too!

One game that I love so much I UNO! I have all kinds of UNO games............. here are a few.........

(Fits in a cup holder and designed to play on the go)
Uno Cars Version

UNO Disney Version
(two of my great loves combined)



(One of my new favs- this is fun if you are a preschooler or 40- lol)

(plastic so they can get wet)

UNO Classic
(Still my all time fav)

What is your favorite game?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mom's Nurturing Moms adds an Evening Edition

Mom's Nurturing Moms is a group for moms at all stages on the journey of motherhood.  I started a group while serving at my last church- 11 1/2 years ago.  My heart was for the group to be a fellowship time for moms to be together while their children were being well taken care of by our childcare staff.  I wanted it to be a time of encouragement for them but not a Bible Study.  Let me explain that statement- the moms I felt led to reach out to all were doing an awesome job in that department- they were doing Bible Study through a small group with their husbands at church and / or a small group study throughout the week with other ladies.  What I realized from listening to them is they needed time with other ladies.  That group flourished as did the group at my current church.  The Lord has given me a passion for this group. 

Earlier this year I had a mom approach me asking me if I would expand this group to have a meeting in the evenings for moms who worked outside the home.  After thinking and praying about this venture- in August we will begin Moms Nurturing Moms- Evening Edition.  I am excited but also a little nervous.  This is where you come in................

Some of the topics we discuss or invite speakers in will be able to be duplicated - some will not.  So my question is ......... if you are a mom working outside the home- what are some topics you would love to learn more about? 

Some of our speakers in the past have discussed.....
marriage relationship
creative correction
meal time
homeschool, private or public school

Well you get the drift................. Looking for new ideas for the morning edition and evening edition!

Thanks in advance.!! Please leave me a comment or email me at twaldrop(at)