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Competition

I am holding a competition over on my blog HERE, it will end tomorrow at 1pm gmt time so shoot on over and tell me what you are doing in the comment of THIS post and be in with a chance to win!!!!



I {try} to have a weekly feature on my blog whereby I can… Continue

Added by Debbie on March 16, 2009 at 7:05am — No Comments

The Old Hag With the Babe

I felt young when I had my first baby. I was in my late-twenties but had always imagined I wouldn't get started until I was in my thirties. You see, I just had too much to do and didn't need a baby slowing me down. Turns out, sometimes they don't slow you down but speed you up. Regardless, as time passed and the number of babies increased, so did the number of candles on my birthday cake. Last week I blew out 38 of the damn things.





Generally I'm not bothered by aging. We all… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on March 15, 2009 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Living Gluten Free

I was delighted to read Media Post's Marketing Daily article on Friday about the burgeoning gluten free market (now estimated at $1.56 Billion). After being diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2002, I immediately removed gluten from my diet, only to realize how expensive and hard-to- find gluten free products were. Over the past 7 years, as the article mentions and my experience confirms, I have gotten used to rice and quinoa pastas, but they generally don't taste nearly as good as I remember the… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Smith on March 15, 2009 at 9:20pm — No Comments

I USED TO BE...ASPEN VERSION

I moved to Aspen and got a job working at Photographer’s Aspen, a small photographer’s cooperative for leading editorial assignment shooters. I helped to market their images for stock. Snuggled in the midst of an Aspen Grove, our old ranch style building also housed the Tenth Mountain Hut Division offices. I had radically changed my life from living in the chaos of New York City to living in one of the healthiest towns in America. I rode my bike to work and religiously hiked up the Ute Trail,… Continue

Added by Jillylivi on March 15, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

5 Reasons Why I Love Living With My MIL

Since I have my MIL (mother-in-law) here I decided to dedicate this one in her honor. Here is my next dose of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series.



I love living with my mother-in-law (MIL) because:



* I will have someone else’s food wasted other than my own. Although she is a pretty good cook, my MIL has not met my 2 two selective (read super fussy) kids. Cooking for them is a pain I am willing to… Continue

Added by Mommy Niri on March 14, 2009 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Passing On My Prejudices

I have heard it said several times about ensuring that when we introduce food to babies to keep our personal biases out of the radar. This is so that we do not feed kids our prejudices, literally. Did I listen to that bit of smart advice? No, of course not. Was it because I thought I knew better? No. The truth was I did not have the courage (or stomach) to do it. Like I don’t eat (or like) tomatoes so my kids have not eaten it (does ketchup count?). Don’t start to pity their cuisine… Continue

Added by Mommy Niri on March 14, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Video: Former Georgia State Senator Nancy Schafer Children's Protective Services is a Criminal Political phenomenon

Speech by Former Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer

"What is happening in America regarding Children's Protective Services
is a Criminal Political phenomenon, and it must be brought to an end".

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2131732860292570032

Tags: abuse, child, civil, constitutional, criminal, discrimination, domestic, equality, human, injustice

Added by Teardrops*for*katelynn on March 14, 2009 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Inflammation, Wrinkles, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Heart Disease

Arthritis is called an inflammatory disease and can do great damage to your joiints but recently I read where it can be a major cause of heart disease. The drugs to control inflammation are dangerous so I began a quest for a more natural approach to control inflammation. There is a promising new product about to launch that should control inflammation and I am looking for those who do reviews on their blogs and want to do a review of the product to please email me. We will be accepting just a… Continue

Added by Terri on March 14, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

Did I really just say that?!

I can't believe the number of things I hear myself say that just sound ridiculous. Things that I would've never said before I was a parent.



Examples:



"Give me that booger" (I should just let her wipe it on her clothes if there isn't a tissue around but I am weird that way. Better to have it in my back pocket...for luck, right? lol)



"My shirt is not a kleenex/ paper towel"



"Get your butt off my face"



"No, I don't want to smell your… Continue

Added by Beth on March 14, 2009 at 1:51am — No Comments

Rub A Dub Dub, Is Cancer In Your Tub?

Probable Carcinogens Found in Baby Toiletries

By Lyndsey Layton

Washington Post Staff Writer

Friday, March 13, 2009; Page A04



More than half the baby shampoo, lotion and other infant care products analyzed by a health advocacy group were found to contain trace amounts of two chemicals that are believed to cause cancer, the organization said yesterday.



Some of the biggest names on the market, including Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo and… Continue

Added by Jennifer Nordin on March 14, 2009 at 12:10am — No Comments

The importance of laughter

One thing about our 2 daughters is that they laugh constantly! I'm not talking about the pity laugh you get as a parent when your child is placating you, but the all-out belly laugh, usually brought on by the eating of tummies, or the chasing around the house threatening to tickle until they can't talk anymore. Granted, I've also received the "yeah mom, that was funny" by my 3-year old, but she'll laugh at almost anything. I've realized that their love of laughter has made them hilarious little… Continue

Added by Cheryl Reyes on March 13, 2009 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Teen Well Being

What's more challenging: Being a Teen or Raising a Teen?





The teenage years are a time of transition for both parent and child as each struggles with boundaries of dependence, responsibility and independence. We learn what is ours and what is not. But lets face it, parents have the advantage of years of wisdom and experience, while teens are just getting started.



Teens can be overwhelmed by waves of normal emotional and physical changes as they navigate… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on March 13, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Truth About Playgroups


The Truth About Playgroups

Added by Summa on March 13, 2009 at 7:13pm — No Comments

The One That Got Away

The one that got away....



Oh, in my story there are many. I was never a long timer in relationships. I think my longest was a year, and whew, that seemed like an eternity. I always tease Jimmy that he is my longest relationship.



I have the story that I think most girls have.



I've definitely had my heart broken. I've been hurt, lied to, misunderstood, unforgiven, broken up with for no reason, strung along...even cheated on by two different guys who I honestly… Continue

Added by Summa on March 13, 2009 at 6:33pm — No Comments

New Allergy & Sinus Relief

I just updated my website with a new Allergy & Sinus Relief Kit. I know this is a bad time of year for many people and I'm glad to be able to offer some sort of relief from those stinky allergies and sinus problems. Please check it out and tell me what you think>>

Added by Melinda on March 13, 2009 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

Blog Talk Radio – Twitter By The Sea!

Friday night, at 6:30 Eastern Time, 5:30 Central Time, and so on, (I can never convert for the rest of the nation for some reason), I will be the featured speaker on BLOG TALK RADIO for Twitter by the Sea. You can call in and listen by dialing (646) 929-2940. The show will last 30 minutes. I will discussing the One to One Consulting that we plan to offer along with many other great topics.



If you would like to ask questions, you can go to that link and set up a FREE account and then… Continue

Added by Jerri Ann on March 13, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

Fun Fact Friday - The 13th

Iiiiiiiit's FRIDAY!!!







TGI-mother f'in-F!! I have been EXHAUSTED all week long and I'm SO ready for the weekend. This is the first time daylight savings has totally kicked my butt. I haven't worked out once all week! I just can't seem to drag my butt out of bed at 4:00 am what still feels like 4:00 am but is really 5:00 am. My treadmill and I are no longer on speaking terms so I'm thinking I might have to do a little kissing and making up with it… Continue

Added by Jennifer Suarez on March 13, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tips on Being Frugal and Green!

I want to share some tips with you on how I save money—and who doesn’t want to these days—while being kind to our environment.



1. Save cardboard, address stickers, and toilet rolls for art and craft projects

Growing up in Germany, I remember that my mother always collected little boxes and toilet rolls and would drop them off at our kindergarten when she had saved up a whole bag. We would use those materials for art and craft projects. Do people do that here as well?… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 13, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Teens, TV and Depression

Increased Viewing = Increased Depression





Every Hour Per Day Your Teen Spends

-Watching television

-Playing on the computer

-Surfing the net

-Playing electronic games

-Listening to…

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Added by Kate McLaughlin on March 12, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Kindle 2 Review

If you'd ever considered the Kindle 2 for yourself and wondered what others think of it, I've written a review at http://www.onestopboyshop.com/blog.



In short, I was skeptical of liking it, and pleasantly surprised that I actually enjoyed it! I'm a gadget girl, and very into technology but when it comes to books, I'm very old fashioned. I love books and thought that the Kindle would not be something that I could enjoy.



Feel free to check out my entire review at… Continue

Added by Nancy on March 12, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

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