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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

Iphone Application: Offender Locator

I’m a huge fan of the IPhone. I’ve unofficially, officially declared it the phone of the blog. The phone has about 15,000 downloadable applications to date.

There’s a new one though, that I thought would be worth downloading just because it’s so relevant to the safety of children.

The Offender Locator.

According to the Washington Post:

The app allows you to see a list of offenders based on your current location (using the iPhone’s… Continue

Added by Nancy ~ IfEvolutionWorks on July 28, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Finding The Right Camp for Your Kids is Sometimes Decided After they Return

I dropped both boys off at camp Sunday afternoon and an hour hasn’t gone by without me wondering how they’re doing. The last time my 13-year old went to camp, it was a disaster. We sent him to [...]

Added by Amy Musing on July 28, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

THANK YOU to everyone who has stopped by to check out the giveaway!

I am hosting a giveaway at
a $100.00 basket of Arbonne goodies -
please stop by - check it out! thanks!

Added by Cailin Yates on July 28, 2009 at 4:47am — No Comments

Muffin Tin Monday

I've been on the lookout for muffin tins that are an appropriate size for Munch. I was glad to find this one because it's so happy looking. Lunch was orzo with shrimp and feta, some carrot sticks, a few slices of turkey, the blackberries we picked … Continue

Added by Janice on July 27, 2009 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Is Jessica Giving Her Mom a Fair Shake?

Jessica is critical of her mom for buying her way into a greener lifestyle. But I think any attempt to ditch conspicuous consumerism is better for our kids' future, whether a person arrives there from wealth or not. And who bankrolled Jessica's education to allow her to choose her profession? And why did she feel unloved?

Added by Marita Prandoni on July 27, 2009 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Summer Clearance sale at One Stop Boy Shop

on baby to preschooler boy items almost over! Savings up to 35%. Items include sleepwear, playwear, organic short sets, sun glasses and more! Visit One Stop Boy Shop , where it's all about the boys to find your great deals now!…


Added by Nancy on July 27, 2009 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Best Potato Salad Ever

To me at least!

If you love stuffed baked potatos with bacon and cheese on it, you’ll love this one.This salad is great chilled for a barbeque or while still warm as a side dish.

Not the healthiest thing in the world, especially since I use more of the artery clogging ingredients, but it really is awesome!

Here's the… Continue

Added by Nancy on July 27, 2009 at 4:10pm — No Comments

When it rains it pours!

It is the first full week of the school holidays and i had the girls to myself today. Hubby sleeps most of the day because he works overnight Sunday night so it is up to me to entertain the brood!

Pudding and 21month old are teething at the mo, pudding is getting her top two teeth and 21month old is getting her last set of molars which is making them both very grizzly and grumpy.

I decided that i needed a few things from the shops so i packed them all in the car and set… Continue

Added by Amy Sheridan on July 27, 2009 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Have Something to Say?

Each week at we are running a different guest blog contest. You are invited to submit a post on our site.

This week's topic is: cereal

Let's see what you can do with it!

Added by Nancy on July 27, 2009 at 1:18pm — No Comments

The Great Train Journey And Other Adventures Part 1

Wow its been a whole week since I had written a post, I do apologise but as you know I've been poorly and so had BG.

I have so much to tell you including mine and BG's first train journey together, so if you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin! (a Little warning this may be long)

Let me take you back, way back to last Friday (I know, if this day wasn't burned into my memory I don't think I'd remember that far back!) Anyway I had decided that I would meet my best… Continue

Added by Carol Smith on July 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Please support my giveaway

In an attempt to furthe support my "other" blog for my husband and to drive home the point to his sales and marketing guys the power of blogging, bloggers and creating excitment and traffic - I'm hosting a giveaway!
Please stop by!
Please enter!

Added by Cailin Yates on July 27, 2009 at 2:33am — No Comments

Going Swimming

We're fortunate to have my aunt's pool fairly close by. Munch loves it, of course, and is pretty comfortable in the water. She's got the basics of swimming, without formal lessons (maybe next summer), but tends to bob up before she reaches her destination. For the heck of it, I decided to toss in some sinking submarines. She had a great time diving for them, and was so much more… Continue

Added by Janice on July 27, 2009 at 1:07am — No Comments

Does Your Company Help Protect Your Children?

MINE DOES!!!!!!! I am so proud to work from home for a company that provides us with a benefit that is endorsed by the FBI and that is designed to protect our children. Did you know a child is reported missing every 40 seconds in the United States? Did you know that only 10% of families have samples of their kid's fingerprints & DNA?

Our company has a new program available to its Independent Business Owners that will help… Continue

Added by Liz Bondar on July 27, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Alphabet Activities: Letter P

It's P day, and we had a jam-packed day! We started off with our usual routine of wood pieces and writing practice then we moved on to her alphabet sticker book, a gift from Grandma. I like it because she can match up stickers that begin with that letter- it gives her ideas for things to put on her letter collage. Today, we glued puzzle pieces onto the collage after… Continue

Added by Janice on July 26, 2009 at 11:59pm — No Comments

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