February 2009 Blog Posts (196)

Calling on everyone!

I am working on a project called Tuesday's Hands. It is a canvas filled with cut out hands that have prayers, scripture, get well wishes, anything for kids with pediatric cancer. A group of us did this for my friends daughter who recently passed, only difference is we didn't put the hands on canvas, weFILLED her house walls, a wall at her Celebration of Tuesday's Life, and had hands left over. Now I am calling on all you ladies out there...please help us get Tuesday's Hands out to as many kids… Continue

Added by Brandi Best on February 28, 2009 at 10:56pm — No Comments

I'm Excited ... Again!

My company is approaching a mile stone and taking it the next level. I have been preparing for the Business Launch Social. It will be a great event and will support a local Cancer Survival Group - Sisters Supporting Sisters (an affiliate of Sisters Network, Inc.)



Marketing and PR plays an important role in developing and growing a brand name for your endeavors.… Continue

Added by Ann Tillage on February 28, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Favorite iPhone Apps

iPhone Apps are a hot topic right now. Anyone with an iPhone just can't seem to get enough of them. Get some lists of great apps. Recently two of our bloggers posted lists of their favorite apps. I thought I would share them with my readers as well. Demystifying Digital's Biz Fast Tracker lists his five favorite apps while our amazing Digital Grandparent gives… Continue

Added by Tracy Greene on February 28, 2009 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Party like a ROCKSTAR

Last night, me and some girlies went out, had some drinks, and had a blast! Highlights of the night:



Joshua Jackson look alike waiter

Buckets of ranch

Yummy delish red cocktails

A fabulous rendition of Baby Got Back.... The. BEST. Song. EVER!!!

a couple of smooth shooters...

sore ribs from sooo much laughter...

I was reminded so I must add:



I participated in my very FIRST Chinese Fire drill

and promptly



busted a sweet move in… Continue

Added by Staci on February 28, 2009 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Fab Family Day

We rolled out this morning with our eyes set on the "big city" as Anthony likes to call it. First stop was the aquarium. The dolphin show was a Major hit! Each time the dolphins shot out above the water, Madison laughed the heartiest belly laugh EVER! Anthony LOVED the sharks and he was a great "Nemo" spotter!



Next stop was lunch at Pot Belly Sandwich Works (yummy delish). There was a live band playing and the kids dug it... My kids LOVE music. Madison danced along in her seat and… Continue

Added by Staci on February 28, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Lessons Learned From Eight Year Old Daughter

Last night I needed time to write my book so my husband decided to go to Makenna's gymnastics practice early and take Marcia to watch. Not long after he walked into the gym he saw Makenna fall from the high bar. He saw her coaches run to her and by the way she fell he had a feeling her arm was broken. Her coaches came up to Mark and told him exactly what he was thinking," you need to take her to the nearest ER because we think she broke her arm. " Mark immediately called me while the entire… Continue

Added by Kim Watt on February 28, 2009 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Don't Open the Door...It's Potty Time

Just an FYI to all you parents...



If you can't get your kids to give you the "front and center" full attention you desire, and you are permanently hoarse from screaming, "come here, NOW!", and you are about to pull your teeth out to numb the pain of constant disobedience from your children, then here is a way to get their undivided attention...just go to the bathroom!



Yes. It works! See, every time I go to the bathroom and shut… Continue

Added by Insanitykim on February 28, 2009 at 1:46pm — 2 Comments

Students & Stress

Stress.



What, exactly, is it?



According to Wikipedia, "STRESS is a biological term which refers to the consequences of the failure of a human or animal body to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism, whether actual or imagined.



"It includes a state of alarm and adrenaline production, short-term… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on February 27, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Giveaway! Cute Burp Armor Burping Cloth!

This is my first giveaway!



I am giving away a Burp Armor burping cloth (see picture). These cute, absorbent, practical burp cloths come in all kinds of fun designs, but most of all they promise that you don’t get soaked anymore when you are burping your little one! It is made out of organic cotton and hemp, and I love the fact that a dad designed it!



How can you win? Leave me a comment concerning this post on… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 27, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

I'm back

Oy! It's been awhile since I am posted on here. I have been pretty busy with my upcoming due date and etc, I have barely been on the computer in the last two weeks, but I am back, so that is good. Lots of catching up to do!

Added by Krisy Trnavsky on February 27, 2009 at 5:27pm — No Comments

DaBib Review and Giveaway!!!



I had a pleasure reviewing this awesome product. DaBib is a must have if you have a baby or a toddler for those messy meal times :) Created by a Mom it has all features that are important!



Go over to my site and enter the giveaway for a chance to win an awesome DaBib of your choice :)…



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Added by Suzana on February 27, 2009 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Young Adults Rarely Seek Psych Treatment

Nearly half of American young adults experience addiction, substance abuse or mental health issues, but few seek treatment, according to a recent report published in the December 2008 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.



U.S. researchers recently analyzed data from more than 5,000… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on February 26, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Why Diffuse Essential Oils?

Q: What makes an essential oil therapeutic?



It is the chemistry of an essential oil that gives it the therapeutic properties.

Essential oils contain hundreds of different chemical compounds, which in combination, lend important therapeutic properties to the oil.



Although chemists have successfully recreated the main constituents and fragrances of some essential oils in the laboratory, these… Continue

Added by Jennifer Nordin on February 26, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Find Your Passion - And Pursue it!

I just came back from “Mom’s’ Night Out – Women Who Make a Difference,” an event organized by Beth Feldman from rolemommy.com. It was wonderfully inspiring to hear Lee Woodruff talk about her journey after her husband Bob suffered a brain injury in Iraq, Alison Tepper Singer’s advocacy for autism that grew out of her daughter being diagnoses as autistic, and Lauren Candela-Katz’s involvement in fundraising. All of them, including Beth, stressed that they are doing what they are passionate… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 26, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

no ifs, ands, or buts...

ha ha ha! Another case of where my words have come back to bite me in the bum! Our family day is currently being spent by:

Jason grocery shopping
Me doing MOUNDS of laundry
Anthony and Madison swapping between 5 minutes of play and 20 minutes of couch time....
That's a whole lot of togetherness....

Added by Staci on February 26, 2009 at 10:11am — No Comments

Toolum: I Really Shouldn't Have

In case you get the urge to make this Trinidadian candy, I'm here for you, Man. Just---have a really, uber-strong and enormous spoon handy for stirring and make sure your sweet tooth is in gear. You might want to lift weights, upper body only. And don't use an electric stove. In fact, you might think about never making Toolum and run screaming from the challenge. Unless you have a spinning machine, then you're fine.



Ingredients:

A frikkin' s***load of brown sugar, 1/2 c… Continue

Added by PB Rippey on February 25, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

it has to get worse before it can get better.... right?

So, Anthony relapsed. I was quite concerned because he was worse today then he was all week so I tried to get him into the peds. No go, so off to Urgent Care we go. They get us right in and are super concerned because of how hot and lethargic he is... The swab him for Strep, RSV, and Flu.



Guess what Anthony has strep AND flu b (I never knew there was a flu a. I wonder if there is a flu c) I told the doc that Madison woke up in a pile of vomit and has been running a fever today, so he… Continue

Added by Staci on February 25, 2009 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Yeah, Okay.....

"Come DA-DEEE!"

"What do you say"

Pweeese"

"Okay, but stop being bossy."

"I not bossy no more. I bossy yesterday"

(said with the bossiest attitude EVER)

-Daddy and three year old Anthony

Added by Staci on February 25, 2009 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Create Free ICE Emergency Plans

Do you have a home or family emergency kit? How about an emergency plan? This is a must read! Everyone needs to be prepared and the FREE editable pdfs they offer are quick and easy to fill out. You, your family, kids, babies, and pets will all be prepared in minutes. Don't miss this FREE… Continue

Added by Tracy Greene on February 25, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Home Alone

It's quiet in the house today. No one is screaming, crying, fighting, running. I haven't changed countless poop diapers. No one has left handprints on the TV, mushed cookies into the carpet, or spilled mac and cheese all over the kitchen floor. No one has demanded "SNACKY," "Water" or "Potty Time, HURRY!!" I have not watched one episode of Mickey's Clubhouse or Einsteins. The curtains have not been ripped down, the blinds have not been bent, and toys have not been "dumped." And not one person… Continue

Added by carrie on February 25, 2009 at 8:13pm — No Comments

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