In Case You Missed It:
Weekly Roundup


Welcome to the weekend, GEM readers! We hope that you’ve had a great week and that you’re all ready to close out the first quarter of 2015. Wow!

Here’s a look at our top stories from the week in case you missed anything . . .



Dave’s family passed an important anniversary this last week – the 4th anniversary of his wife passing away and what would have been their wedding anniversary as well. He shared Our Story Begins: The Hardest Day and how he copes each as this day comes around each year.



Rene talked about how we must ALWAYS Look Ahead, Never Look Back in order to keep ourselves motivated. Keep on keepin’ on no matter what you do and take a look at this last week’s Monday Morning Motivation!



Did you hear about the hurtful comments that some famous Italian designers made about children who are born due to invetro fertilization? Well Julixa, our resident twin mom did and she had somthing to say about the comments in her Tales From A Twin Mom: An IFV Mom On The Dulce and Gabbana Drama.

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If you have a high-schooler getting ready to head to college, you’ll definiteyly want to check out Good Enough Mother And The 2015 Pay It Forward Program.. Finding “Mini-Moments” for a fantastic scholarship program they’re working on together!


It’s pretty common for the bride’s parents to pay for their daughter’s wedding. But, what if you didn’t like the groom? See what advice Rene gave to a mom who wrote in with this very question in Ask Rene: I’m Not Thrilled With My Daughter’s Fiance And She Wants Me To Pay For The Wedding!

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Do you have a little bundle of joy on the way? You might want to take a look at Bringing Up Baby: 8 Things To Know About Crib Safety for some great reminders on things to pay attention to when you’re looking to purchase their crib.


Sometimes we’re so busy in the day to day things we run around doing. Have you ever wondered what other members of the family might think about this craziness? Take a look at What Matters Most: The Day My Husband Asked Me To Just Stop! for a look into Tricia’s world and what goes on in any given day with her nine kids. That’s right, I said 9.

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Karma has always been one of my favorite things to teach my kids about. I think the reputation you put out there and the way you treat others is so important. Take a look at Wendy’s Single Mom Slice Of Life: Taking A Second Look At The Karma Bank and learn about a lesson she taught her kids.

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If you’re like many of us and need some assistance in the organization department, you’ll want to take a look at our GEM GIVEAWAY! Master Lock Keyed Locking File Box and enter for your chance to win this great organizational tool!

We sure hope you enjoyed the roundup and that you all have a great weekend! We’ll see you next week with some more great content!