Friday, April 23, 2010

Mom Scouts

So you're a mom and proud of it! You slave over the stove, the vacuum is a permanent extension of your arm and you can't stop yourself from swaying whenever you see a baby. Well, maybe not. The order of Mom can feel like, at times, a lowly one of service without recognition. But I say, let's wear our title with pride and celebrate our little victories (like cooking a dinner that didn't set off the fire alarm -- and yes, PB&J counts).

What are the membership requirements? Members are required to be know by someone, anyone, as "Mom". That's it, you're in. Grab yourself your Mom Badge:

Mom Scouts

You're free to pick up which ever other badges you have so rightly deserved and "wear" them with pride. Maybe post up a blog about why you earned said badge.

Here's some very simple coding for displaying your badges in a scroll box on the side bar of your blog. Cut and copy and insert as html coding:

<div style="height:250px;width:200px;overflow-y:scroll;backgound:white;"><div align=center>
<p><img src="INSERT KID PIN HERE">
<br/><font size="1">by <a href="">LivingWaterBoutique</a></font> </div></div>

To adjust the size of the box to fit your side bar, play with the "height" and "width" sections (don't delete the "px" part). For each additional kid pin or merit badge, copy and paste this next to the ">" at the end of the coding for that section:


To get the image URL, right click on the image, select "Properties", find the "Address (URL)" and copy the entire URL. Paste it into the sections indicated in the coding above. If you have any questions, please comment or shoot me over an e-mail.

Lastly, I will be posting new badges as I finish them and they will all be tagged with "badges" and "mom scouts". If you have an idea for a badge that you would like to see, please leave your suggestion in the comments below, and I'll see what I can do about it.

Kid Pins

boy Boy Pin
girl Girl Pin
angel Angel Child Pin
kid Kid Pin (cause sometimes the world just doesn't need to know)
grandchild The Silver Grandchild Pin
great grandchild The Platinum Great Grandchild Pin

Merit Badges
Big Love Big Love Badge -- no... not that kind. The kind of love that a mother has for her family. Where your heart feels like it might burst from the love you have for the little blessings placed in your life. You know what I'm talking about? Grab a Big Love Badge

Medic Mama Medic Badge -- The role of mom encompasses many facets, not the least of which is medical professional. From diagnosing and treating runny noses and kissing and bandaging boo boos to pinning down babes for shots or late night ER visits for broken limbs -- we all have our "field" stories.

Mama Bear Mama Bear Badge -- "Don't you ever speak to my child that way again!" Have you had those moments of fiercely defending your little cubs from bullies, family, or that mouse that got into your house and is after the cheese he's holding? You know that adrenaline rush. Grab a bear badge.

June I June II June III June Cleaver I, II, & III Badge -- These are for rewarding yourself for keeping up on the laundry, dishes, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, and any other horrid house hold chore that requires your attention. Did you conquer that pile of dishes that been building for the last 3 days... grab a June I. Have you kept that dishes pile down and attacked the laundry with vigor... grab a June II. Have you kept the sink empty of dishes, laundry is neatly folded and in its respective drawers, your floors are clean enough to eat off of and you pearl necklace is always in place... grab a June III

the talkThe Talk -- Have you had it? Grab yourself a badge... and maybe a good long bubble bath... good on you!

seamstress I seamstress II seamstress III Mommy Seamstress I, II, & III Badge -- Did you sew that button back on the shirt instead of throwing the whole thing out... grab a Seamstress I. Did you make your kids costume for the school play (I didn't say it had to look good)... grab a Seamstress II. Is your child's wardrobe made up of mostly handmade items fresh off your sewing machine... grab a Seamstress III!

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