June 2009 Blog Posts (280)

Call CODE I've got a baby in Meltdown!!!

Awww the sound of silence...oh wait NO that's my son screaming in the background!



Let me just tell you how my night has gone...lol! Austin has started preschool twice a week to have more interactions with other children and not to mention give mommy a little time to herself while daddy is away. So today started like any other Tues/Thurs. we got up, got ready, and headed out the door to preschool. The day was great...mommy got to catch up on some much neglected laundry, cleaned the… Continue

Added by Stephanie on June 30, 2009 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Trying Hard to Get Fit After Heart Surgery!

I also posted this in the forum section....



Thanks to some fantastic indiana heart physicians I am on the road to complete recovery after a mild heart attack and heart surgery. The doctors also performed an angioplasty and started me on a diet and exercise program. I have… Continue

Added by Laura Builds on June 30, 2009 at 11:35pm — No Comments

What would happen to your kids if you were gone?

I know! I know! None of us want to even imagine that one day we might not be there for our children, however, that day will surely come. It is the cycle of life: we're born, we live, we die. But life is unpredictable and sometimes, not all people live to old age. The death of Michael Jackson and the custody battle that will surely follow have forced me to wonder, what would happen to my baby if thing happened to me?



I am so preoccupied with making sure that we have health insurance,… Continue

Added by Nicole A. on June 30, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Life Lesson 7 – Being a Road Warrior!

I should have my own parking space at JFK and LaGuardia. Many industries are like mine, you need to get on a plane to see a customer, work a trade show, evaluate a factory, research a new opportunity, train a sales force or just be present at an industry networking event. There is little you can do about the distance from your family but there is something you can do about making your trip comfortable and productive! I will break it down from booking the trip to arriving home…..

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Added by Heather on June 30, 2009 at 10:12pm — No Comments

That Amish Barbie is waaay too sexy for her prayer cap

I'll admit it. Imaginative play with my children usually ends up in disaster. My kids are bossy and their bossiness combined with my lack of imagination, short attention span and dislike for being told what to make MY toy say makes certain types of play un-fun.



At a young age we nicknamed Peyton the "toy dictator" because of his bossiness when playing GI Joe, transformers, spiderman or whatever little man action figure he was obsessed with at the time. At age nine he has grown out of… Continue

Added by Mommy Grits on June 30, 2009 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Healthy School Birthday Ideas

Healthy Birthday Snack Ideas:



A child’s school birthday celebration should be centered around the child; instead, it has become centered around cupcakes. Parents bring in these unhealthy treats and kids rejoice. Yet with the current child obesity crisis, many are rethinking this caloric tradition. In response, I have created this list of healthy birthday school celebrations. Enjoy them! And please, let me know if you have any additional suggestions.



Non-Food… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 30, 2009 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Finding Childcare For The Summer

One of the biggest questions you face is the best childcare option for your kids during the summer. There are so many options: camps, daycares, in-home care to name a few but first you should ask yourself some key questions:



Determine your child’s interests



Camps: There are many to choose from– pick one or two activities your child really wants to experience. Communicate with your child. What does he or she want to do? Making your kids do activities they’re… Continue

Added by SeekingSitters on June 30, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Finding and Preparing for a Babysitter

Summer time is the perfect opportunity to find a great babysitter to help with your family to help coordinate between summer camps and family time. When looking for a sitter, you should consider the following topics to help you prepare for your next babysitting event!



Background Check!

Checking out your babysitter’s background history is the most important part of evaluating for the perfect Professional Sitter for your family. A licensed private investigator can provide… Continue

Added by SeekingSitters on June 30, 2009 at 12:55pm — No Comments

BACHELORETTE: My Radio Recap on This Monday's Show

Okay, yeah, I know: morning voice. Ain't it sexy? That's what happens when you NEED A NEW ALARM CLOCK.



Click here to listen to me recapping THE BACHELORETTE, Jillian's, choices (6/30/09) with Seattle KKNW's very own Chat with Women Radio morning show hosts, Pam and Rochelle. Every Tuesday… Continue

Added by josiebrown on June 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Pushing the limits push up challenge!!!

I have a love/hate relationship with push ups! I love them because I know they tone the core, arms, chest, and back. I know push-ups are very effective and make you super strong. I hate them because they have always been so hard for me. They're very uncomfortable. Even more of a reason I need to do them. When it comes to working out...



Hard=good. Hard=results



I'm always up for a good challenge. Anything that motivates me. So when RunningBetty challenged me to to 100… Continue

Added by Mommy-momo on June 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Month of Book Giveaway

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My very first big event is right around the corner. If you aren't a reader this may bore you. But oh if you are!!! The entire month of July will be dedicated to encouraging people to read. I will have books for kids, adults, and on every topic just about it. There is sure to be at least one book in this series that you will enjoy reading. There will be a total of 16 giveaways…

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Added by Brandi Best on June 30, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Real Party: Flamenco Bridal Shower

This week's Real Party is a Flamenco Bridal Shower hosted by mom and daughter Marisela San-Per. This party was held in celebration of the wedding of Pamela, but it also serves as great inspiration for all sorts of special occasions that you would like to host someday.

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The guest were welcomed with two perfectly decorated mannequins as flamenco dancers. One personalized…

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Added by Blanca Ramirez on June 30, 2009 at 10:11am — No Comments

The 12-Week Wait

There are so many waiting periods when you are pregnant, but once you have had a miscarriage and have started to chart to become pregnant and become crazy with all things fertility and the first trimester, in particular, is a waiting game like no other. You see, according to the baby doctors, the chance of miscarriage after the first trimester, or 12 weeks, is less than 1%. Those are pretty good odds in pregoland. The first 12 weeks are like a crap shoot in my opinion. Not… Continue

Added by Brittany at Mommy Words on June 29, 2009 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

Facebook Rehab is now on video!

The "Facebook Rehab" series is coming to video! Episode #1, "Goodbye My 'Friend'" has just been released: Facebook Rehab #1.

Added by Pamela Victor on June 29, 2009 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Switched Blog to Domain Name That Makes More Sense

While it seems to have worked and the old blog is still there, followers don't show up on the old. And I cannot get google stats to work so far. I think it's still recoding traffic to old name, and not sure how to switch analytics to new domain. Guess I will figure it out. Latest post all about what aperture/F-stops are and the effect it has on your photos. www.ChasingPicturePerfection.com…

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Added by Stacie Errera on June 29, 2009 at 9:19pm — No Comments

The Best Laid Plans

When you have kids, making plans is hard work. Even if you only have two kids, it seems that as soon as you are walking out the door, someone comes down with fever. Plans are never made with complete confidence.



When you have a bunch of kids, there are way too many variables involved. At any given time someone either has a cold, pink eye, fever, rash, the vomits, head lice, a broken leg, or all of the above. On the rare occasion that every single child is in perfect health, plans are… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on June 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My two cents on unsolicited advice

An old friend's Facebook status states--with a period, not a question mark--that his baby is suffering from her first cold. How do you respond?



Although I usually use punctuation as my guide, sometimes I can't resist trying so save a fellow parent some of the trial and error I've already exhausted. So, picturing the week ahead for my friend with the sick four-month-old, I had to recommend Little Noses saline drops before… Continue

Added by NoReturnMom on June 29, 2009 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Apple Cherry Amaranth Muffins

Another healthy muffin recipe! Check it out at: http://mamamelloves1.blogspot.com/2009/06/apple-cherry-amaranth-muffins.html

Added by Mama Mel on June 29, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

The Terrible 2's - AGAIN!!

So I feel like we just escaped the "terrible 2's" with my 3 year old son, only to be invaded again with them from my 21 month old daughter!



Here is a recap of just one of her many tantrums this weekend...



Yesterday we were all at home and my 3 year old son and 21 month old daughter were playing together. When my son wouldn't give my daughter a toy she wanted, she decided to hit him on the arm. My husband squatted down and explained to her that we don't hit and that she… Continue

Added by Jackie Buccigross on June 29, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Tome of the Mommy: Romance (writing) in the Bedroom

Writing is in the blood, as well as the heart and the mind. J.K. Rowling may be the most famous (and most successful of us, but many of the writers I know are are women who, like me, have families and all the complexities that implies, but still find the time to slip out a book or two (or more!) of erotic romance a year. This… Continue

Added by josiebrown on June 29, 2009 at 1:26pm — No Comments

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