There are 2 things I suck at: parallel parking and craft projects. I am artistically challenged. There is no denying it. I think being artsy is part of my brain that didn’t develop. I like to make holidays special and create fun traditions. Usually something that revolves around food. So….when a friend, and loyal www.ahotmama.com reader(…)
What’s not to love about summer?! Seriously, unless you’re a polar bear or a pair of UGGs, summer is the best time of the year. School is out, days are long, and the weather is perfect. There’s something about the summer air that is great for women. We really let our hair down. Here are 18(…)
My Facebook and Instagram have been inundated with endless cap and gown graduation pics. No, not high school graduation, but PRESCHOOL commencement. Caps, gowns, cakes, certificates, graduation favors, professionally planned celebrations…the whole shebang. I hate to be Debbie Downer, but am I the only who doesn’t feel the weight of the world hinging on a(…)
Memorial Day is here. While it is the kickoff of Summer for many, there is a deeper meaner to the day. Please pause from the BBQs, marathon runs, and discount shopping to remember the true message of Memorial Day…to honor those valiant men and women who gave their lives fighting for our country. On Memorial(…)
*Happy Anniversary to my mom and dad. I wrote this last year for their 45th anniversary*: On March 16, 1968 my parents were married in Bangkok, Thailand. Two kids and 45 years later they are still happily married. Both have retired from great careers, but that doesn’t mean they have slowed down much. They spend(…)
Happy 75th Birthday to my awesome dad. I have to commend him in every area of life for being such a stand up father and role model. “Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating…too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to(…)
Happy Birthday America!!! Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, a great reason to fly the American flag and sing the Star Spangled Banner. Here(…)
To call Bronson my angel is an understatement. I’ve had so much fun watching him grow up. He’s always been kind hearted, funny, and independent. These qualities just continue to magnify. Happy 6th birthday B!!!
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and respect for those that have died serving our nation.
To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”
As a mom, my heart goes out the many moms that have children in the armed forces as well as the many moms serving our country.
Recently, Army Specialist Zachary Boyd, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas, was photographed in his pink “I Love NY” boxers and flip flops. He rushed from his sleeping quarters on to join fellow platoon members at a base in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province after the unit came under fire from Taliban positions.
These men and women have so much pride, honor, courage, and integrity.
No matter what your stance is on the war, or your political affiliation, please take a moment to remember and honor those that have died fighting for our many freedoms.
A special Memorial Day honor to my dad, Retired Reserve Army Lt. Colonel Gus Strassburger and one of my BFF’s (and Hot Mama) Air Force Major L.B Slade.
Apparently April 10 is a holiday other than Babyface’s birthday. According to every outlet of social media, it’s National Siblings Day. Facebook timelines and Instagram feeds were flooded with sibling photos. #NationalSiblingsDay has been trending on Twitter for 2 days. Did I miss the memo? We all know we have never heard of this til(…)