Wednesday, January 21, 2015


(mentioned on THE AFTERNOON SHOW with Kathy Nicholson)

SAT, JAN 31:
A Day of Encouragement will be held at the Cultural Arts Center, Winder, GA, 9 am –1 pm. This free women’s event will offer music, testimonies, haircuts, door prizes & much more.The event is sponsored by Encouraging Today’s Women. 770-868-9847 or register online at

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Helping Students Land Scholarship Money

(From the Afternoon Show with Kathy Nicholson) Right now I have two students in college and a niece who will be going this fall so of course the word scholarship catches my eyes and ears pretty fast right now. If you’re in the same boat you’ll want to read some tips I found about landing scholarship money. Aside from financial aid that most colleges offer, scholarships are a great way to help you and your daughter pay for college. Help your child learn how to land a scholarship by keeping these top tips in mind: 1. Carefully read the requirements Certain scholarships have various requirements that your daughter must adhere to, so if she's not eligible, she need not apply. She should designate her time and energy to scholarship opportunities that she's eligible for. 2. Send in a clean application The appearance of your daughter's application and essay can have a big impact on whether she gets the scholarship. It should look organized and easy to read, and it should also be clean of any grammatical or spelling errors. Even the smallest of mistakes can completely take away credibility from an application. Have your daughter proofread all of the materials before sending it through. She may also want to have a second pair of eyes look it over, like you or a family friend. 3. Keep track of deadlines If your daughter is applying to multiple scholarships, make sure that she has a good idea of when each application is due. Help her create a calendar that's filled with the deadlines of each scholarship so she knows what she has to complete and by when. If she's in a hurry to fill out an application or write an essay, she's more likely to make careless mistakes that could cost her the scholarship. Remember that many scholarships require letters of recommendation, transcripts and financial records, so she'll need time to track down all of those documents. 4. Don't shy away from essay scholarships Encourage your daughter to complete the scholarships that require essays. She may not be as excited to apply because the process takes more time and energy, but that's why essay applications typically have a lower response rate, giving your daughter a better chance of winning the scholarship. With that being said, your daughter should focus on creating a strong essay that's full of specific examples. This essay is a representation of her, so it should make a powerful statement about her character. 5. Make copies of everything Before you send off your applications, essays, letters of recommendation, etc., encourage your daughter to make copies of everything. This way, if something should go wrong or if the admissions office doesn't receive her scholarship application, she won't have to redo the entire process because she'll already have everything on file. borrowed from

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Slow Cooker PIZZA recipe. Really?

I’ve collected quite a few recipes that you throw together in the slow cooker, but none for pizza…until today. This recipe is not one you can leave cooking all day but nonetheless you can make it is a slow cooker – which should make some college dorm dwellers who own a crock pot but no stove – happy campers. Maybe even something you could plug up in the office at work. How is it possible to cook a crispy crust pizza in a slow cooker – well most of them have a ceramic base and that is what keeps the crust crispy while the pizza cooks. Click here for the recipe:

Help Children with Homework - Get a copy of their textbook.

For parents who dare to be prepared for that awkward moment little Johnny asks for help with his homework, suggests being prepared by getting a copy of the text books they are using in class and brushing up on your skills. I am dyslexic and seriously look at math class like a prison war camp I survived and never want to go back to. While I may pass the math questions to Dennis, there are still some concepts I could review. For the five best places to buy cheap textbooks CLICK HERE

Thursday, January 8, 2015

9 Ways to Live a Happier Life This Year

These resolutions will be easy to make — and keep. By Michelle Profis Read the article here.


My son Andrew just started classes at a technical college. It’s official – my kids are all grown up – just not grown out of the house yet. For those students moving away to go to school. Ran across some tips for mastering the art of low effort cooking. Click to read more

Monday, December 1, 2014

Enter To Win The WRAF Family Christmas Stocking

a Rafflecopter giveaway WRAF wants to spread some Christmas cheer to you and your family! During the month of December, you have the opportunity to win a Family Christmas Stocking stuffed with gifts for everyone. The WRAF Family Christmas stocking is loaded with: Christmas mugs, seasonal teas and sweets from “Pour Deb’s Teas” of Toccoa, hot chocolate, Family movies including “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “White Christmas,” plus CD’s from your favorite Christian artists.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

No More Excuses: You Need the Flu Vaccine

Even healthy people need a flu vaccine.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease which affects the lungs and can lead to serious illness, including pneumonia. Even healthy people can get sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time or even be hospitalized. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older.
Pregnant women, young children, older people, and people with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease are at increased risk of serious flu-related complications, so getting a yearly flu vaccine is especially important for them.

Is the flu vaccine safe?
Yes. The flu vaccine is safe. They have been given to hundreds of millions of people for more than 50 years and have a very good safety track record. Each year, CDC works closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other partners to ensure the highest safety standards for flu vaccines

Can’t I wait and get vaccinated when/if flu hits my community?
It is best to get vaccinated before flu begins to spread. It takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to provide full protection, so the sooner you get vaccinated, the more likely it is that you will be fully protected once flu begins to circulate in your community.

You need to get a flu vaccine every year.
You need to get a flu vaccine every year to protect yourself against the viruses that research suggests are most likely to circulate each season. There are two reasons for getting a flu vaccine every year:
1. The first reason is that because flu viruses are constantly changing, flu vaccines
may be updated from one season to the next to protect against the viruses
research indicates may be most common during the upcoming flu season.
2. The second reason that annual vaccination is recommended is that a person’s
immune protection from the vaccine declines over time. Annual vaccination is
needed for optimal protection.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stop Bullying!!

The bullying statistics are staggering, with more than 80% of high school students in the U.S. reporting that they witness bullying at least once a week. Statistics also show that more than 1 in 4 children a year (13 million) experience some form of bullying (as the bully, bullied or both). Parents, unfortunately, are often not properly prepared to deal with the complexities of bullying today. Bullying is a concern for parents, but not something they proactively discuss with their children until it directly impacts their child. However, research shows that when parents talk to their kids about bullying, their children are more likely to take action to stop bullying. 

Kids witness bullying every day. They want to help, but they don’t know how. There are safe, simple ways your child can help stop bullying. Teach your kids the 5 bystander tips:

1. Tell a trusted adult, like a family member, teacher or coach.
2. Help the person being bullied get away from the situation.
3. Be a friend to the person being bullied.
4. Set a good example. Do not bully others.
5. Don’t give bullying an audience.

Visit to learn more safe, simple ways your child can be more than a bystander.

Monday, September 1, 2014

CURE Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families.CURE Childhood Cancer believes that childhood cancer can be cured in our lifetime.

Cancer kills more children than any other disease.  Until there's a solution for every childhood disease, CURE will be there.

To learn more about CURE and it's work throughout the county visit their website.