Tag Archive | Deb Gillespie

Daymaker Challenge Day 26 – Fire Station Fixation by Dahna Weber and Deb Gillespie

Many of you have kids who are at home full time or at least for the two weeks over the holiday period.  We are often looking at ways to entertain and stimulate our kids.  Here’s a suggestion that also does double duty for the Daymaker Challenge.  Take your kids to the supermarket and have them pick out a pie from teh bakery department.  Jump back into the car and go for a visit to the local fire station.  Drop the pie off with a great big smile of appreciation!  (fire stations most likely cannot accept homebaked products for saftey reasons).  : (

Get the kids if you can to thank the firefighters for their hard work and dedication to helping people.  They will likely offer to show you around.  What a great opportunity for the kids.  If you want to really splash out have your kids make a thank you note prior to heading out!  Perfect for all us mothers with kids fixated on fire stations and fire trucks!  by Dahna Weber and Deb Gillespie

Daymaker Challenge Day 25 Be a Secret Santa by Dahna Weber and Deb Gillespie

Haven’t you always wanted to be a secret santa? Here’s your chance and today’s daymaker challenge. This is something the kids might want to get in on, too. Pick up a little gift. Something small and inexpensive (under $5). Wrap it up. Take a little walk or drive in the car. And when no one is around and watching you, drop the gift in someone’s mailbox. It is better if you don’t know who lives at the house where you drop the gift. This way it is the ultimate in secret santa giving!

By Dahna Weber and Deb Gillespie

Daymaker Challenge Day 24 Take a Step Back By Dahna Weber and Deb Gillespie

We are all in a hurry trying to get that last minute holiday shopping done. We are down to the wire! Now take a step back. That’s right. Take a step back in line, and give your space to the person behind you. You won’t believe how good you will feel. And boy will you make some one’s day! I know it is tough to do when you have a list a mile long of things to do and stuff to by at holiday time. The check out line is long and, the kids are tugging at your sleeve. But believe me. It will be worth it. So go ahead and take a step back!

By Dahna Weber and Deb Gillespie

Daymaker Challenge Day 23 Make a Snowman By Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber

Here’s a really fun challenge. Get outside and build a snowman or a snowlady for your neighborhood. You can build it in your yard, someone else’s or in the schoolyard or park. I don’t know about you, but whenever I drive by a snowman, it makes me smile! It brings me back to my childhood. The kids will have fun building with you. Get the neighborhood kids to join in. Rummage through the closets for an old hat to put on top and bring this baby to life!

By Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber

Daymaker Challenge Day 22 Go Ahead, Make That Call! by Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber

You know that call you have been putting off to your mother or your mother in-law or even that aunt? Well now’s the time to go ahead and make that call. Doing so, will make her day that much brighter. The holiday times can be very hectic times. I for one can not always find the time nor the energy to call my mother even though I know that I really should do it.  So here’s your challenge. Make a call today to say hello to that person in your life that you have been putting off.

By Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber

Daymaker Challenge Day 21 Red Hot Kisses by Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber

Simple, sexy, loving and fun.  Take out a REALLY red lipstick. Find some paper.  Kiss it a few times making sure the red lips form luscious kisses.  Slip it into your spouses wallet so that the next time to go to pay for something out it comes.  Be sure to sign your name!  by Deb Gillespie and Dahn Weber

Daymaker Challenge Day 20 Soup Kitchen Family by Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber

Sure we all donate food this time of year to those less fortunate.  And we teach our kids all about that.  Do they really understand?  Why not consider a trip down to a homeless shelter one night and you and the kids help serve the food.  The shelters are always looking for volunteers and the homeless people would find it such a treat to be amongst some children.  Your kids will get a real flash of poverty and be blessed with both appreciation for all that they have and be humbled.  by Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber