Baby Friendly Jewelry

Being a mom and having the ability to look and feel put together doesn’t always happen.  Much of my jewelry went out the door once I entered motherhood.  It’s not that I could never wear it again, because there’s always date night and when our children are grown, it is more that my jewelry wasn’t always friendly or safe for them.  If it was a pricier piece of jewelry, I didn’t want to risk loosing such precious gems in case it broke or worse yet, (never mind the possible toxic materials) our babies chewing on a piece of jewelry; it breaks and they choke!

Being a mom in MOPS, we are part of a bigger picture, we are part of MOPS International; and like MOPS International that reaches out to the ends of the earth to help women, Wind Over Water Jewelry reaches out to impoverished women, partnering with them and providing them opportunities they would not have otherwise had.

Some features of their jewelry that are perfect for us moms are:

  • Beads made from non-toxic, lead free wood that are saliva friendly.
  • Strung on Japanese ribbon, made out of a high density, double faced satin that is both strong and non-toxic.
  • Clasps are made to break-away if pulled on too hard preventing the necklace from breaking.
  • If a nursing mom, there are styles that are asymmetrical, which are perfect for us busy moms to remind us of the side we last nursed on.

Wind Over Water Jewelry is an amazing organization and one that is worth supporting.  If interested in supporting them, you can do so through prayer, a monetary donation and best yet: get the word out!  You can even enter in to win the asymmetrical O-Ring Necklace. You can enter HERE.  Be sure to check out what their beta site and their mission and goal by clicking HERE and ‘LIKE’ them on Facebook.

Would love to hear your feedback on this opportunity for women around the world.

O-Ring

 

 

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

We all love chocolate and better yet, we all love having chocolate with out additional ingredients that are unnecessary or that costs more than necessary.  Making homemade chocolate sauce is not only inexpensive (costs less than even buying pre-made store brand), but it the ingredients are controlled by YOU.  This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to pull together and is well worth it.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 C Sugar

3/4 C Unsweetened Cocoa

1 C Water

dash salt

1 tsp Vanilla

Method:

In a sauce pan, mix together all of the dry ingredients, add water and bring to a boil.  Turn heat off, add the vanilla and pout into a storage container. Glass is best, or you can pick up a squeeze bottle at a kitchen store or dollar store.

You won’t regret making homemade chocolate sauce b/c not only are you saving money, but your are able to control the amount of sugar you add to the sauce, with out the added unnecessary ingredients.

MOPS Int’l Family Tragedy

As you may or may not have heard, on Wednesday night, as part of our GCBC MOPS Steering team traveled to Kansas City for the MomCon Conference, they passed a terrible accident. Tragically, to find out that a MOPS steering team from Scottsbluff, NE was part of this accident, which killed one, Jennifer Jones of Torrington, WY and left another, Larrah ‘Katie’ Gurnsey in critical condition. Please pray for these families and individuals involved.

We as a MOPS Group will be reaching out to this MOPS group and their families. We will be taking donations for both families and the amount we raise, GCBC MOPS will match.  Please contact us if you have any questions regarding donating to these families.  In the mean time, be praying! Life is so fleeting, but to loose a loved one in this manner is difficult to bear.

This will also be a long road of recovery for Katie, and many prayers and support is needed.  You can follow Katie’s progress and know how to pray for her HERE.