February 2009 Blog Posts (196)

Scared Out of Your Wits?



Panic Disorder affects more than 2.4 million Americans. Striking twice as many women as men, Panic Disorder is characterized by unexpected and repeated sensations of extreme fear accompanied by chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, numbness and tingling, dizziness or stomach upset.



Mimicking symptoms of heart or respiratory distress, Panic Disorder is often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. This failure leads… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on February 25, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

My New Family

Nothing is wrong with my real family. Got a mom and dad -- decent, loving, caring people. But once I came out as gay, things changed, and now that I have a child of my own, whom I am raising with my partner and the baby’s father, a gay man, I have found another family that I didn’t even know I needed.



I am one of the lucky ones whose folks at least somewhat accept me as gay; but still, it is a reality that no matter what, my family and life will never be as I envisioned it growing… Continue

Added by K. Pearson Brown on February 25, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Are you Going Waste-Free this Earth Day?

Now through Earth Day, Kids Konserve will be honoring Earth Day with a special.



Make money or save money25% of each sale will be donated back to your school OR you may pass the 25% savings on to the student buying our waste-free products. You Choose! Take on the WASTE-FREE LUNCH CHALLENGE



Each order received through April 22 will receive 10% off at Fabkins.com Look for coupon code on your Kids Konserve checkout page.



Please let me… Continue

Added by Christy on February 25, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Green your Child's Reading List

Every child deserves to have a good book read to her. Reading aloud is one of the most important activities you as a parent, grandparent, sibling, or caregiver can do together. No matter what your values are, reading can help communicate via illustrations and stories. Those “green” parents who want to share their eco-values with their offspring can do so by reading or supplying books about the environment. Here are some of my favorites:







· The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss is my… Continue

Added by Heather on February 25, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

Mom Shares Her Struggle with Postpartum Depression

My friend Heidi shares her deeply personal story about fighting postpartum depression. Can you give her some love and leave a comment?

http://mymommymanual.com/how-to-recognize-postpartum-depression/

Added by Ria on February 25, 2009 at 1:17am — 1 Comment

Free Clip Art - Get Yours Today!

I like to use free clip art to make the projects I work on stand out. Microsoft Word is perfect for this. See how easy it is to do. The program is simple to use, most people have it, and their FREE online clip art gallery is enormous. Oh, and it's all… Continue

Added by Tracy Greene on February 24, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Truth About Generic Drugs

Three incidents involving ineffective generic drugs recently occurred in my life.



Incident #1:



After taking Zoloft for years I switched, without problem, to the generic Sertraline carried by my local pharmacy. Then, in an effort to economize, I ordered my prescription through a popular mail-delivery system which sent Sertraline manufactured by yet another company. Within a month my depression returned and I knew the… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on February 24, 2009 at 7:26pm — No Comments

She Would Be Useless In An Audit

The other day we took Birdie and Bubba with us to the Y so that Howie and I could attend a circuit training class. We dropped them off at an evening program that they offer for kids five and over.



There was just one hitch: Bubba is only 4.



I knew he would be fine. He listens to directions, he doesn't hit or use bad language, he cleans up after himself and since he's nearly six feet tall, nobody would question his age. Plus, I knew that he would follow their rules to the T… Continue

Added by Licha on February 24, 2009 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Harvey Hamel the Camel

I thought I'd dedicate today's post to a very important member of our family--Harvey Hamel the Camel.



Harvey is a sweet, too-cute stuffed camel given to me by my sweet, too-awesome friend from college, Amanda, at a baby shower. I love this simple toy for many reasons. One, I love stuffed animals and have since (probably) infancy. So really, any stuffed animal is a friend of mine. Two, how often to you see a stuffed camel? It's so unique! And very manly, at that. No wimpy teddy bears… Continue

Added by Rachel Boldman on February 24, 2009 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Old Turtle And The Broken Truth

My oldest daughter, Yuna, brought a book home from her school library the other day. It was called:

Old Turtle And The Broken Truth



I read it to her before bedtime and it turned out to be one of the most touching and beautiful children stories I have ever read. The pictures were breath taking and the story itself had me choked up while reading it. It was that good.

I'm going to share…

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Added by Jennifer Suarez on February 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Get A Good Night's Sleep Using Essential Oils

The following is an excerpt from a great article found in Young Living's Essential Lifestyle magazine.





We have all felt the effects of sleep deprivation: that zombie-like feeling that consumes us the moment we roll out of bed. Our eyes are heavy, we can't think straight, everything is a blur. Like mechanical robots, we go about our day not fully comprehending what is going on around us.



The negative effects… Continue

Added by Jennifer Nordin on February 24, 2009 at 9:54am — No Comments

1st post from vacation

Totally Talented Tuesday... the boy's first time snow skating here!!!

Added by Mommy-momo on February 23, 2009 at 11:41pm — No Comments

I know I'm a dork but.......

I started my own mombloggersclub group. I had too. There was no choice. So come, join in on the chaos and mayhem that is living with kids with food allergies.

Added by Funky Food Trisha on February 23, 2009 at 9:33pm — No Comments

mardi gras craft

Here's a fun, easy craft for you to do with your kiddos this week to put them in the Mardi Gras mood. Even better - it doesn't require any supplies that you don't already have in your craft cubby/pantry/box. Read the full blog post with instructions here!

Added by Barb on February 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is it just me?

So, I'm weird. I know this. I have accepted it and EMBRACED it. I tend to obsess over things, I like to overthink, and if it can be analyzed gurl I am AN. A. LY. ZING....



I stay at home. I am with my children 99,9% of the time. My husband works four days in a row and we hardly see him those days, but then he is home for 4 days straight. Yet, right now I feel like I haven't seen my family but we are together CONSTANTLY! I know it makes no sense, but it seems like I am always so… Continue

Added by Staci on February 23, 2009 at 2:21pm — No Comments

My Moronic Monday Moments!

1. I left a message on someone's machine and instead of leaving MY number I left my friends... Thankfully, I realized it AFTER I hung up and was able to recall and leave a NEW message giving my REAL number... how embarrassing!



2. Load the kids in the car and leave for preschool. Only to have my gas light chime as I am entering the neighborhood 18 miles to empty... I look over and yup... NO wallet. So I turn around, dash inside, and grab my wallet! (I still made it to preschool ON… Continue

Added by Staci on February 23, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Crutches again!

Brought our daughter to the ER for her foot. Terrible pain and she has a VERY high tolerance forpain. They said she has an impaction fracture on Saturday and now they say she doesn't. So? How does anyone explain why she can't walk on it? It's not swollen or black and blue like a sprain. I just don't know which way to turn!

Added by falkenbury on February 23, 2009 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Forced to Take a Break From Breastfeeding...

I haven’t breastfed Landon in days. I finally had to take antibiotics for the mystery virus I have been having for two weeks, and it seems that because of the virus or the antibiotics my skin is more sensitive. I got three deep cuts on the base of my nipples from letting Landon still nurse, and at some point last week I started crying when he nursed, it was so incredibly painful. That was it for me; I had reached the breaking point and decided that I have to stop nursing him until those wounds… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 23, 2009 at 11:01am — No Comments

Revive the Victory Garden

The other day I was helping my nine year old study for her Social Studies test. The topic: World War II focusing on food rationing and Victory Gardens. How appropriate in today’s atmosphere of uncertainty.



Originally, Victory Gardens were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted in private residences during World War I and II to primarily ease the demands on the public food supply brought on by the war. But these gardens were also morale boosters. What a perfect… Continue

Added by Heather on February 23, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

Let's Go Tubing!

This week, on Thursday to be exact, Kayla will be getting tubes in her ears. During our appointment with the ENT specialist last week they hooked her ears up to a machine that tests pressure and fluid levels.



She failed miserably.



Both ears are still filled with fluid, her left ear being the worse than the right. I feel so AWFUL for her. Her poor little ears have not been fluid free since OCTOBER! That's 5 solid months of fluid and on and off again infections. I can't even… Continue

Added by Jennifer Suarez on February 23, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

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