Five Martin Luther King, JR Quotes to Instill in Your Children

Today we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy that he left America.  He left behind hundreds of quotes that we can still draw inspiration from today but not all of his quotes are just for adults.  Many of his quotes hold values that we can instill in our children.  Here are five that we should teach our children and make sure that they understand how they can incorporate them into their lives.  

And Then Everything Was Different

I have been blogging here at The Modern Day Mom for ten years now, and that time sure has flown.  However, you may have noticed that I haven't posted any new content since 2017.  2018 was a rough year for me.  It was the year that my 19 year marriage ended, I became a single mom, and learned how to live on my own for the very first time in my entire life.  It was also a year of healing and growth. 

When we separated my ex-husband and I agreed we would not let our divorce keep us from successfully co-parenting.  One of the first hurdles we faced when it came to co-parenting was what to do about our annual Spring Break trip to Walt Disney World.  The trip was planned, it was my daughter's senior year, and everything was paid for.  We sucked it up and decided to take the trip together with the kids.

It wasn't always easy, and it took some trial and error to figure out how to make things work but we did it.  I think it helped to heal some wounds with the kids, and let them se…

Menu Plan Monday, June 5 to 11, 2017

With the summer weather heating up no one around here seems to be in the mood for heavy meals and it has me looking for light cooking ideas.  This week is a mix of old and new recipes that hopefully will be the right balance of filling and light. 
Here's what I have planned:
Monday - Baked Salmon & Asparagus Aluminum Foil Packets

Tuesday - Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni THM Style

Wednesday - Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken, Crispy Seasoned Oven Fries, Brussel Sprouts

Thursday  - Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Friday - Easy Oven Chicken Fajitas

Saturday - Classic Marinated London Broil, mashed red potatoes, green beans

Sunday - Sheet Baked Parmesan Pork Chops, Asparagus, and Potatoes

Menu Plan Monday, May 29 - June 4, 2017

We are just back off of a spontaneous and surprise birthday trip to Disney for my 14 year old son where we ate horribly!  Well, let me rephrase that, we ate wonderfully, but it wasn't very healthy and now my body hates me.  I can't wait to get back to healthy eating and have tried to find some delicious, healthy, and easy meals for this week.  
Here's what I have planned for this week:
Monday Breakfast - Easy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups Dinner - Eating Out
Tuesday Breakfast - Canadian Bacon, Egg White Scramble, Sauteed Baby Spinach Dinner - Baked Ranch Parmesan Pork Chops, roasted red potatoes, green beans
Wednesday Breakfast - Crustless Breakfast Quiche Dinner - Red Beans and Rice with Turkey Smoked Sausage
Thursday Breakfast - Oatmeal, Toast, Strawberries Dinner - Mayo Clinic Beef Stroganoff
Friday Breakfast - Canadian Bacon, Egg White Scramble, Sauteed Baby Spinach Dinner - Baked Salmon, wild rice, asparagus
Saturday and Sunday To be determined

Menu Plan Monday - February 20-26, 2017

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It's been several months since I have posted a Menu Plan Monday.  I have been flying by the seat of my pants here lately and the chaos is driving me nuts.  So we are back to meal planning. Here's what I have planned for this week: links to recipes are in blue
Monday 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp, brown rice, broccoli
 Tuesday Slow Cooker Cube Steak With Gravy
Wednesday Bacon and Egg Crescent Squares
Thursday Skinny Teriyaki Pork Chops with Pineapple, brown rice, asparagus
Friday Easiest Lasagna Ever
Saturday Eating Out Sunday Healthy Stuffed Green Peppers

What I Wore Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It's been a busy week and I haven't had too much time in the mornings to take pictures so only a couple of pictures this week.

I love, love, love this Lily Bop dress!  I have received so many compliments on it.  One of the reasons that I chose this one was because I could wear it the rest of the summer and could put a sweater on with it for the winter.

This shirt is one of those shirts I put back in my closet because I didn't think it looked all that great on me.  When I wore it however I had several people say they liked my shirt.  I guess I am going to have to rethink the idea that it doesn't look good on me.  And of course I had to go with the cheetah print ballet flats, they are my favorites!!!

My jewelry this week was from Rocksbox.  I love this subscription service and plan to do a full review soon.  One of the things I like the best about it is as soon as they get information from the post office you have dropped off your package for return they send out your n…

Holding On Through the Hard Times

It was the phone call that as a wife you never want to receive.  That phone call came in the afternoon on March 5, 2008.  My husband had been in a car wreck, and was headed to the hospital.  They didn't tell me how bad it was, they didn't prepare me for what I was about to go through, they just said come to the hospital.  So with my four kids aged 5 to 15 in tow I headed to the hospital.  I told the young man at the desk who I was and who I was there to see.  He was so young, he couldn't have been more than 20.  He came around from behind the wall, I was sure he was going to let me go back to see my husband but instead he wanted me to go into a little room off from the emergency room,  That's when my heart dropped.  That's when I realized this was bad.  So I did what any rational wife who sees her world crumpling around her would do.  I refused to go in.  I would not go in that little room.  I could not go in that little room.  It was not going to happen.  They ha…