Home Economics 101

Home Economics 101
Raise your hand if you think cold season is the pits! You can’t see me but both
of my hands are raised! Some of you know that my family has had a funky FebRita’s C
ruary. We have had back to back colds for the whole family and have been
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sure your families have been struck by a nasty bug or two and I feel your
pain! One thing that always helps to lift my spirits is to have something positive and productive to look forward to. Something that makes me feel like
life is going to be a little easier. One thing that does it for sure is to get
something organized! Don’t you feel better after you organize a cluttered
counter or maybe clean all the trash, sippy cups and random shoes and socks from
your car? This month we are going to organize something we use almost everyday, our recipes!
We are going to take those random print outs, photo copies and cards and put them in one neat
and tidy recipe binder. We are leaving funky February behind and heading into marvelous March.
Who’s with me?!
Birthdays—Page 2
Recipe—Page 2
This month we will be making recipe binders!
MOPPETS Corner—Page 2
Tips—Page 2
Calendar—Page 3
If you already have one that needs organization,
bring it along. If you don’t have one yet, we will have
binders and dividers available for everyone.
Also, bring a favorite recipe to share with all the ladies
at your table to help get our binders started!
Story—Page 3
Bring your favorite old, ugly spatula (rubber scraper) to MOPS
this month, there will be a prize for the worst one!
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Ava S (Moppet)
March 1st
Sarah C (Mom)
Cassie I (Moppet)
March 9th
Lila R (Moppet)
March 16th
Ellie B (Moppet)
Emma N (Moppet)
March 26th
With spring just around the corner, there have been some beautiful
days to get out and enjoy your neighborhood or a local park.
Next time you go out, give each of your children a lunch-size paper
bag and tell them you’re going treasure hunting. As you walk, the
children can put little “treasures” they find along they way into the
“Treasures” can be leaves, rocks, a flower picked along the way…
Enjoy seeing your child’s imagination as they find special objects
along the way.
Note: Please let me know if I have missed
your or your child’s birthday during the start
of our year—and I will get it in next month’s
newsletter as belated. Thank you!
recipe submitted by Vicki M.
Order a pizza and have it delivered
to her house. Make sure to call
her and let her know it’s
Send her
an e-card
to celebrate
an accomplishment—
or just to
wish her a
Send a prayer
via email
Keep a stack of postcards
or small notecards on hand, stamped and
ready as a quick mote of encouragement
as those five minutes present themselves
Pray with
her over the
Send a
gift card
for coffee or
ice cream through the mail
thanking God
for the things
you appreciate
about her but
don’t always
tell her
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe (to
make 2 dozen) or 1 roll of store-bought peanut
butter cookie dough
24 mini chocolate covered peanut butter cups,
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (or appropriate temp
for your recipe). Shape dough into approx 1 inch balls
and place into ungreased mini muffin pan. Bake
for 12-15 minutes or until tops are beginning to lightly
brown. Remove from oven and immediately press a
mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.
*Excerpt from MomSense Magazine, March/April 2011
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MOPS Events:
Friday, March 25th—7 pm Moms Night Out (MNO)
Prepping and Organizing Freezer Meals @ Lucy B’s
Home —2201 Donovan Dr, Lincoln (corner of Nicolaus
and Joiner)
Saturday, March 5th—10 am Granite Springs
Women’s Pancake Breakfast. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 2 to Lia Harper at (916) 645-9620 x11 or
[email protected]
Community Events:
Wednesdays, 11-11:30 am—Children’s Story Time at Carnegie Library. Tiny Top and Preschool Story time. Ideal
for children ages 0-5, Interactive story time. Located at
5th and F Street, Lincoln. Call 645.3607 for more info.
Last Wednesday of the month from 6:00-6:30 pm @
Twelve Bridges Library is Family Story time! Come in your
pajamas and bring your teddy bear and blanket too!
Snuggle up and enjoy stories as a family.
Thursdays 5-8 pm @ Chik-Fil-A in Roseville (Pleasant Grove
& Hwy 65) is FAMILY NIGHT! Enjoy FREE face painting,
balloon animals and magic—along with a visit from Mr.
Cow while you enjoy dinner together and the kids play in
the indoor play area.
Thursdays, 10:30-11 am & 11:30-12am—Mother Goose on
the Loose at Twelve Bridges Library. Space is limited to
the first 100 participants. Doors open 15 minutes before
each session. Rhythm, Rhyming, and Repetition are
taught. The program is aimed for children 3 months to 4
years. Call 434.2410 for more info.
Funderland Park—FREE amusement park for smaller aged
children (2-12). Pay per ride or for unlimited rides
(wristband). Located at 1350 17th Ave, Sacramento.
Check out your local library for children’s storytime sessions which usually occur at the same time weekly.
Until a child tells you what they are thinking, we can't
even begin to imagine how their mind is working.....
Little Zachary was doing very badly in math.
His parents had tried everything...tutors, mentors, In
short, everything they could think of to help his math
flash cards, special learning centers. Finally, in a last
ditch effort, they took Zachary down and enrolled him In
the local Catholic school. After the first day, little Zachary came home with a very serious look on his face. He
didn't even kiss his mother hello.
Instead, he went straight to his room and started studying. Books and papers were spread out all over the
room and little Zachary was hard at work. His mother
was amazed. She called him down to dinner.
To her shock, the minute he was done, he marched back
to his room without a word, and in no time, he was back
hitting the books as hard as before.
This went on for some time, day after day, while the
mother tried to understand what made all the difference. Finally, little Zachary brought home his report
Card.. He quietly laid it on the table, went up to his room
and hit the books. With great trepidation, His Mom
looked at it and to her great surprise, Little Zachary got
an 'A' in math. She could no longer hold her curiosity..
She went to his room and said, 'Son, what was it? Was it
the nuns?' Little Zachary looked at her and shook his
head, no.. 'Well, then,' she replied, Was it the books, the
discipline, the structure, the uniforms? WHAT WAS IT?'
Little Zachary looked at her and said, 'Well, on the first
day of school when I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign,
I knew they weren't fooling around.'
Also, please keep an eye out for family friendly events or
“Kids Eat Free” restaurants and share them with you
MOPS friends by emailing me at the address below.
Newsletter submissions can be emailed to Audra Byers—[email protected]
Visit www.mops.com to check out what’s new with MOPS International