Sunday, August 16, 2015

Flaws in the current MPAA Rating System

Hi Friends!  For many years, I have been very concerned about the movie rating system.  Lots of sexual scenes taking place in many PG-13 movies.  I just don't think it's appropriate and it's hard to tell your 15 or 16 year old that the movie's not appropriate for them, when it's "clearly rated for 13 and up, Mom!"  I recently sent an email to the MPAA with my concerns.  I have added it to this blog post and I highly encourage you to send your own email if you have similar thoughts and also think the system is flawed.  Thanks for reading! Email is below......

Hi ~
I am a mother of 3 teenage daughters, all who are over 13.  I believe our current rating system (G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17) is flawed.  It is very concerning to me that a film that has sexual scenes or the implications of sex taking place can be rated PG-13.  Does the MPAA really think that watching sexual scenes (people lying in bed together, appearing to be naked; men and women acting as if they are about to have sex; men and women "feeling each other up" either through their clothes or with hands under clothes, etc) is really appropriate for a 13 year old?  I can't be the only person who feels this way.  Has there ever been any consideration in adding another rating, in between PG13 and R, say PG-16?  Normally, a 13 year old is in middle school.  I really don't feel that these types of scenes are appropriate for a child in middle school.  If sex wasn't glamorized so much to very immature minds, maybe we wouldn't have so many sexually active teenagers (producing more cases of stds and unwanted pregnancies)?

I would love to hear the MPAA's thoughts on this matter!
Thank you,

Michelle Proudfoot

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day...preschool style

We celebrated Mom's Day today at preschool. The kids made many things for their moms, &
their snacks were butterflies made of grapes and goldfish. The kids had a lot of fun spoiling their moms! On a side note, a couple preschoolers surprised me with a teacher appreciation gift. "My kids" really are the best preschoolers!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Nephew's Night

My husband's aunt started Nephew's Night last year in an attempt to bring/keep her nephews, sons and daughter closer. I love going as it is a chance to chill and catch up. The "kids" range in age from 42 to 22. Some just had babies, some are preparing to have babies and some are preparing for weddings. We are on the older (okay....the oldest) of the range, so we get to relive all those experiences with the youngers! Well, we brought dessert. I made some Strawberry Colada Cupcakes from my Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes. They were yummy!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy Anniversary to the Hubster

This anniversary came and went faster than we could find the time to celebrate! I'm still anticipating a nice dinner out, but we did exchange gifts. I received a super cool Keurig latte maker! I have been eyeing this baby for several months!  I was waiting for the email from Keurig to say it was available for purchase, but ol' smarty found it for sale on 

Scott received a Scavenger Hunt full of gifts and surprises. He had ten clues. Once he figured out the clue (only yes or no answers from me) he had to drive to the spot to answer a question and receive a gift. At the end he received a homemade gift. I made a song by choosing 1 meaningful (to us) line from each of the Top 50 Love Songs (compiled by Billboard). We had a nice time doing it together! Now....I'm going to go make myself a latte! ;-)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

the er's of Ocean City

We were able to sneak away for a few days and "go down da ocean, hon" and whenever we do go, we have to make sure we fit in the three er's.  That would be Thrasher's, Fisher's and of course Dumser's. We even had back to back days of fries and ice cream, just cause we could! The weather was a little chilly, but we still had plenty of sunshine.  We had breakfast at one of our favorite breakfast spots, Happy Jack and we tried a new-to-us restaurant, Sunset Grille, which proved to be not only tasty, but a bargain for a family of 5!  It was a very nice few days away!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Good Friday, friends!

I am immensely grateful to my Lord, Jesus, for the painful death he endured to free me from the bondage of sin. As it was on this day that he was beaten and hung to the cross...all for you and me. Thank you Jesus! As I have said before, I will spend each and every day working to repay you! I would like to share this Pinterest inspired painting that my daughter Alex made for me. Have a great Easter weekend y'all!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Banana-Coffee Caramel-Filled Cupcakes

Have I got your attention? Yummmm. One word to describe these scrumptious cupcakes I made. These little bits of Heaven got a thumbs up from everyone who tried them! If you'd like to make some of your own, head on over to:

Happy Wednesday!