July 2009 Blog Posts (218)

I Feel Pretty (Not)

Why is it that men aren’t nearly effected by the way they look, the way women are?



I’m having a really rough few days and I took a good look in the mirror at myself today. My skin is a mess from allergies. My hair is in dire need of a cut (it’s been almost 3 months and the layers can’t even be called layers anymore). I can’t seem to find my favorite bra (Le Mystere, Tisha. Awesome bra if you are over a C cup) and so now my boobs aren’t looking exactly the way I like them. And now I’m… Continue

Added by Nancy ~ IfEvolutionWorks on July 31, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

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Added by cyndi on July 31, 2009 at 11:49am — No Comments

I was missed

I'm doing a few 'keep in touch days' at work this week to try and get me ready for when I go back for good in September. For those who don't know what these are, they are 10days which you can go back to work for (fully paid) and still stay on your maternity leave. I found them very useful last year as i managed to get all my hours and days sorted out before I was due back, so i just came in on my first day back and knew exactly what I was doing.





Anyhoo, I worked Wednesday night… Continue

Added by Amy Sheridan on July 31, 2009 at 9:02am — No Comments

How the online white elephant gift exchange is changing the game

Today, every life experience possible seems to be moving online; and the traditional white elephant gift exchange is no exception. The online mimic of this classic party game is changing how family and friends connect during their various life events. No longer are groups constrained by distance from hosting a Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa gift exchange, because online replacements have no boundaries. In fact,… Continue

Added by Bruce Christensen on July 31, 2009 at 6:57am — No Comments

Northern Food?

The other day a friend of mine was explaining all the foods that she had prepared for their BBQ. They included things I had never heard of and can’t even remember so I could type it here. It all sounded delicious, or maybe it was the way she described them that sounded so good. So she had this great idea of getting our families together and having a big spread. She would prepare Southern cuisine and I would supply the Northern Yankee food. I smiled as I gritted my teeth and thought, “What the… Continue

Added by Kathy on July 30, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Today my husband and I will celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. Most people make huge deals out of milestones like 10, 25, or 50 but anyone who's married will tell you that every year is a milestone and should be celebrated. Every day is a celebration truly because marriage is hard work and most don't make it. I don't know if we will be one of the exceptions but I do know we've made it this far and it should be celebrated.



My husband's first marriage did not last three years and… Continue

Added by Katrina on July 30, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

How a Little Boy Named Stellan Made Me a Better Mother

I learned about Jennifer and Stellan a few days ago, and that sweet little boy has been on my mind since then. Jennifer’s beautiful blog, My Charming Kids, is actually one of the first mom blogs I ever came across seven months ago when I started my blog, but I hadn’t checked in until a tweet by another mom caught my attention. Stellan, one of four, is her nine-month-old adorable little boy who has heart failure, and Jennifer blogs about their difficult and heart-breaking journey every day. More… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 30, 2009 at 11:21am — No Comments

My life.

I am a mom of 3:) and i love being a mom. I am a stay at home mom and that is work too! but it's fun. I love where i live, it's a small town where you can walk down main street and recognize the faces. We moved here because we wanted to have our kids grow up in a place that wasn't busy. My husband is great. We have been married 5 and a half years already! I remember when we first got married i couldn't imagine where we would be after 5 years of marriage and here we are 3 kids later and our life… Continue

Added by Erin Sackett on July 29, 2009 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Ecostore USA Review & Giveaway

Head on over to my blog and enter to win a $25 gift card to ecostore USA!

http://3little1.blogspot.com/2009/07/ecostore-usa-review-giveaway.html

Added by Jackie Buccigross on July 29, 2009 at 9:05pm — No Comments

My What???

In case you are not aware of what the above picture is, it is a picture of your Chakra. Apparently it's an Indian thing, or as I like to call it, "An Earthy Crunchy Thing". Each color represents another part of your being. Let me give you the back story.....I went into work yesterday to grab some work I could do…

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Added by Elle Burton on July 29, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Motherhood

I am mom. It's been almost 8 months since my son was born and I'm still getting used to the fact that I am a mom. I'm responsible for this person's health and well-being for as long as I'm alive. Huge job. This morning he rolled right off the bed. Rolled right over the pillow that a month ago would keep him blocked off from the edge. It's happened before and that time he landed on top of a pillow, this morning it was the floor. I scooped him up and held him close as he cried and I cried.… Continue

Added by Katrina on July 29, 2009 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Shopping with Coupons

10% Off Custom T-shirts



Create your own t-shirt and get 10% off with this exclusive coupon: SEMPROMO1001. Expires: 9/30/2009.



More details: 10% of the net sale price will be deducted orders for private products when the coupon code SEMPROMO1001 is applied at checkout. The net sale price is the price of the product (excluding shipping and taxes). This offer does not apply to Zazzle Custom… Continue

Added by Juliana RW on July 29, 2009 at 1:50am — No Comments

Cut the Apron Strings

I was sad when my son woke up one morning and told me he didn’t want to wear diapers anymore. Great, you’d think……who likes changing those things anyway? But it’s a huge milestone, especially when it’s your youngest or only child.



Gone, are the diaper bags. No excuse now to be carrying that large Kate Spade bag I had back then. Gone, is some of the dependency. (That last part is especially tough when you’re a smothering, needy mother like myself.) And forever gone was the crinkling… Continue

Added by Nancy on July 28, 2009 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Is it okay to shower with your kid?

At this point in my parenting career, I'm pretty good at taking others' opinions in stride. Think cloth diapers and home schooling are the way to go? Fine. Neither are for me, but who cares?



But every so often, I kick myself for not addressing a remark more clearly (or at all). So, behind the shield of the Internet, consider exhibit A...



What? You shower with your son? Gross.


As a person with generous sebaceous glands and kids that wake before dawn, I was… Continue

Added by NoReturnMom on July 28, 2009 at 5:17pm — 2 Comments

Sweaty Bands Give-Away!

I am so excited to tell you that the first official Give-Away on Penelope's Pitstop is from Sweaty Bands. I absolutely love my Sweaty Bands and blogged about them a few weeks ago. On top of being a stylish and CUTE headband, the folks at Sweaty Bands are so nice and very much value good customer service. They are generously offering 2 Sweaty Bands to 2 Penelope's Pitstop winners! Once you fall in love with these, you will find that they are wonderful gifts. I have already given them as gifts to… Continue

Added by Penelope on July 28, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Back to normal

It has been a crazy few months here at Dillon. We started out with Vietnam Heritage Weekend and continued the craziness with India Camp, China Camp and Korea Camp. We had more than 200 kids at China Heritage Camp this year and almost as many at Korea Heritage Camp. Both China and Korea camps were preceded by Discovery Days for teenage adoptees. Teens and staff spent a couple of night at Bridlecreek (a lodge and campsite north of Tulsa) doing everything from riding horses to delving into the… Continue

Added by orphanCare/Dillon International on July 28, 2009 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Make Time for YOU!



This is the number one issue that I hear from moms in particular. You might think that you don't have time to workout and eat property, but you CAN find the time. Frankly, you MUST find the time for yourself! If you are not healthy and fit, your family can't count on you. Your work productivity will decrease, and you won't feel good about… Continue

Added by Coach Jenn on July 28, 2009 at 1:08pm — No Comments

A whole new Motivation called MAMAVATION!

Watch Lives Change I am one of the proud coaches for Mamavation. Read more and come join us to support the first mom to be selected.



Mamavation is a social experiment and weight loss campaign on twitter. Mamavation, like motivation, is an opportunity for one overweight mom to change her life and create a healthy lifestyle for her family. The Mamavation Mom will be supplied with a bonafide team of personal trainers, coaches, and… Continue

Added by Coach Jenn on July 28, 2009 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Poop, the Time Shifter and Pause Maker

So just when I think I don't have to talk about poop anymore.



I do.



I am sorry. I guess it's just that season of life; poop has anchored itself into every corner of our life, we can't wash it out, get rid of the smell, make it go away...



My kids of course learned to poop in the toilet, think the word poop is funny when made into a constipated word...wait, I mean compound word, like poophead, poopyhead, and poo-poohead...



But now they use poop as a way… Continue

Added by Insanitykim on July 28, 2009 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Fun Summer Activities for you and your kids in Houston!

Dinosaurs Alive!

Moody Gardens- 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554

Children 3 and up, running from 10am-6pm daily through August 16th.

$6.00; Children 2 and under are free.

The outdoor exhibit features more than 20 life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including a full-size Tyrannosaurus Rex. 800-582-4673



The Cinema of George Lucas

Space Center Houston- 1601 West NASA Pkwy., Houston, TX 77058

Ages 3 and up during normal hours of… Continue

Added by Bri Cracraft on July 28, 2009 at 11:29am — No Comments

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