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April Meeting Highlights -- Sequencing was the topic of the night thanks to member Kathy V. Kathy quoted several different publications and gave us some thought provoking questions. During our discussion we had enlightenments, some of us had revelations and there were some words of 'food for thought'. Delightedly, our group is diversified as to type of career past. And besides being full time moms, some of us are also part time hobby/sanity workers, part time cash workers or re-entering previous careers or entering something new. It's really nice to know that we have so many different options and of course the support we receive from each other.

Next Meeting Our special Mothers Day Tea on May 22, 2002 at the Highland Senior Center. This is always a special event so set this date with your mom, mother-in-law, aunt, friend, or yourself right now!

Birthday Club Birthday Girl Jill, date 6/17, Birthday Pal Becky. Do something special for your Birthday Club and/or Secret Sister whenever possible.

Future Meetings June: Family Meetings (Michelle B.); July: Open

Refreshment Hostess May: Call Nu to assist with the Mothers Day Tea. June: need volunteer

Clean-up Crews: At the last meeting the ladies decided that everyone needs to pitch in and help with clean up.

Mom's Night Out May 14, Tuesday, for dinner and conversation at Bakers in Milford. Please RSVP Becky.

Couples Company Golf Anyone? RSVP Michele B. for May 18 in the afternoon (exact tee time tbd). Michele will reserve tee times for everyone once she has the roster and you have rsvp'd. It is important to call her before May 11th. This can be couples or bring a friend as your partner instead of your hubby… We're playing best ball, two person scramble @ Hartland Glens on M-59. 2nd Quarter: Linda H. will hostess the June Couples night. She is thinking of going to the Northville Downs with a date tbd. Please contact Linda for info.

Scrap booking & Project Night RSVP JJ for Wed. May 29th.

Mom/Tot Outing Bumper Bowling!!!! May 17, Friday @ (time tbd). Please RSVP Melanie.

SMART Club Coffee Chat Seasoned moms interested in getting together without kids? Please contact Michelle P. or Adrienne.

Mothers of the Month (MOM) To nominate those moms who make our chapter special, fill out a nomination slip at the next meeting. April = Kathy V. and Linda H. for all their hard work with the pizza kit fundraiser. Chocolate rewards to each!

Chapter web site http://nwomothersandmore.tripod.com and for the email loop, please contact Chris.

Special/seasonal Fundraising/Advocacy/Community Outreach Please save your Colasanti receipts and bring them to the meeting; use Kroger bucks whenever you shop at Kroger, and Mothers & More T-shirts are available for purchase, sizes XL(1). They cost $10.

Welcome to the World Genevieve Paige S. & Sean Michael M.

Newsletter Donations This provides extra funds for our newsletter. Only three donations can be accepted per month since donations cannot outweigh the cost of producing and distributing the newsletter. Contact Adrianne at 889-6390 to make a donation.

The Toddler Diet "Over the years you may have noticed that most 2 yr olds are trim. After consultation with pediatricians, x-ray technicians, and distraught mothers, I was able to formulate this new diet. It is inexpensive and offers great variety and sufficient quantity. Enjoy?" (try it yourself) Day 1: Bkfst - 1 scrambled egg, 1 toast with grape jelly. Eat 2 bites of egg using your fingers; dump the rest on the floor. Take 1 bite of toast, then smear the jelly over your face and clothes. Lunch - 4 crayons (any color) a handful of potato chips, and a glass of milk (3 sips), then spill the rest. Dinner - A dry stick, 2 pennies, 4 sips of flat diet pop. Bedtime snack - Toast, butter it and then toss it face down on the floor. Day 2: Brkfst - Pick up stale toast from the floor and eat it. Drink ½ bottle of vanilla extract or one vial of vegetable dye. Lunch - Half tube of "Pulsating Pink" lipstick and one ice cube, if desired. Afternoon snack - lick an all day sucker until sticky, take it outside and drip in dirt. Retrieve and continue slurping until clean again, then bring inside and drop on living room carpet. Dinner - A rock or an uncooked bean, which should be thrust up your left nostril. Pour iced tea over mashed potatoes, eat with spoon. Okay, you get the picture

Thanks to Adrienne for the laughter; who received this from someone on email. Happy Mothers Day to Everyone, may you have a wonderful day - you deserve it. Being a good mom is the most important job in life, not to mention, the most challenging job of all!