June 2009 Blog Posts (280)

Bagging a good idea

Well here I am toasting the success of my recycling pledge! (clink!)







I did it!







I reused all my bags and I can say it was a great challenge to do, it really made me think about all the bags I use normally. From food shopping to buying birthday presents for the girls to buying things for myself i think i probably saved myself from accumulating about 30plastic bags this week! Imagine if i stuck to this pledge and saved myself the same amount every week… Continue

Added by Amy Sheridan on June 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Product Review: SkinFree Skin Products

My husband has dry skin. Like…really dry. And he’s constantly going through every lotion bottle I buy, want me to scratch him (*ew*) and just doesn’t seem to get any kind of relief. So when Skin Free contacted me about their products, I jumped on the opportunity. Finally, something that might cure my hubby of his (in my opinion, annoyingly) dry skin and super dry (yet disgusting) feet.



Their… Continue

Added by Jenny on June 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

BlogHer

Attn BlogHer Attendees & Wannabes! Looking to match up BlogHer Buddies - Check it out! http://bit.ly/wQDKh

Added by Anne on June 27, 2009 at 12:26am — No Comments

Remembering Michael Jackson

The News Frenzy Begins

On June 25, 2009 while having dinner during my vacation in Sanibel Island, Florida, I read on Facebook from my phone that Michael Jackson had died. Since FaceBook is not exactly a newsworthy source, I thought it was a joke and had to ask our waiter if it was true. Go figure, it was true because CNN was breaking the story on one of the TVs in the bar. I quickly turned to Twitter (from my phone) to see what people were tweeting about, and sure enough fail whale after… Continue

Added by Alexandra on June 27, 2009 at 12:11am — 1 Comment

MY 1ST GIVEAWAY......FANDANGO MOVIE BUCKS GIVEAWAY $40

Hello Everyone! I have decided to host my 1ST GIVEAWAY in appreciation of all my new followers. I know most of you visiting my site are bloggers, so you know how awesome it is to look and see you have a new follower. I tried to think of something to give that would be fun for anyone. This is what I came up with....$40 in Fandango Movie Bucks!

I know that my family usually goes to see one of the 4TH of July Blockbusters every year. (Well at least… Continue

Added by Laurie Cooper on June 26, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The world is mourning

What a week in history. We will all remember fondly those who have passed. Read more at my blog.

Added by Michelle Lee on June 26, 2009 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival, June 20

It's hard to know just what to expect from a "Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival." One of the ladies on our tour bus summed it up by saying, "...accent on Fest." I imagined the images below, only graced also with colorful tents on the beach sheltering tables and chairs, the tablecloths lifting and wafting in the soft lake breeze. I imagined baskets of wine plunked in the sand in shady nooks, waiting to join their fellows sitting opened and chilling in big silver ice buckets. And I imagined happy… Continue

Added by Nancy on June 26, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Where did June go!!!!

I just can't believe July 4th is next week! My DD! was finishing up her GED classes and getting ready to move to Texas so I was watching my grandson Monday thru Friday. My DD2 end of school going on's I haven't found the time to even think about Summer fun, like camping, picnicing, family gathering.

Added by vicki morgan on June 26, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Spare Soles: American Family Business vs Our Own Media

I wanted to talk today about a situation that I’m losing sleep over. My friend invented a slipper called Spare Soles four years ago. She has been on TV and in magazines all over the country. Expecting it to be a long tough journey the slipper did the opposite and exploded into the fashion world.



I’m posting about this because Andrea is a fellow mommy. She started this business with a baby, then became pregnant again and is continuing to run the company with two very active… Continue

Added by Lucy on June 26, 2009 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Feedback, Por Favor! Free Marketing ebook & websites!

I am really excited about some developments in my business and I wanted to share them, and especially invite any comments you might have on a couple of issues...



1 - I just released a free ebook called "Work At Home Marketing That Doesn't Suck." It has tips from other online pros on marketing from social networking to website tips. And A bonus section specifically written for parents juggling the family and business. I would love to hear feedback on that book, as well as any… Continue

Added by Tina McAllister on June 26, 2009 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Characters in the Novel - Making them Real - at Write Moms

Hi all,
I have just posted the next installment of my novel writing series on my blog. It is on "Characters in the Novel - Making them Real". Come visit me at Write Moms if you are writing a novel, or considering writing a novel. Be sure to read my other installments too.

Cheers,
DeAnna

Added by Deanna S. on June 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Auntie Anne's Pretzel Kit & Gift Card Giveaway

I just wanted to let you moms know that I am running a contest that will award the winner with a Auntie Anne's Pretzel Kit & a $5 Gift Card. Stop on over if you want to give it a try. We made a video of the item being made. It was fun, and a good way for some nice family time.

Auntie Anne's Pretzel Contest

Added by Debbie Marsden on June 26, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Three, Three and Under (From www.mommywords.com)

Yes, you heard it right! Baby #3 is expected in our house the end of January! Those adorable pics of a strange form prove that we could have an addition! I couldn’t be more excited or scared. Two under 2 is fantastic but so tiring – I can only imagine what 3 will be like. Crazy times are coming to my house. My husband would claim that I am already crazy and this will just make it crazier. While I used to act shocked, he is right. I have always been sorta wacky and now my whole life and house… Continue

Added by Brittany at Mommy Words on June 25, 2009 at 10:43pm — No Comments

The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)

The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)

Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.



What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.



“I thought… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

Dance to Lose Weight!

I've added a post to my blog: Weight Loss Mother on how to Lose weight by dancing!

Move and groove over there and check it out! Comment and let me know what you think!

Added by Megan on June 25, 2009 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Thankful Thursday



Today's post is about my family. As you can see from the picture above, we are working together to improve our health. Not only does it help us physically but brings us closer as a family. As my children grow older, their dependence on me will lessen. I can only hope, that these type of family outings and activities will continue as they grow. I am so happy and thankful to have them apart of my life and so glad that we are working out together.… Continue

Added by Laura Kelly-Pifer on June 25, 2009 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Mommy Guilt, the working mom’s nemesis! – Life Lesson 4 (from my blog drivenchick.blogspot.com)

Sometimes I think the most difficult part of having a baby is not the sleepless nights, not the crying, not the birth….it is being away from her. I won’t lie, sometimes it is a needed break when I go to work or I travel and get to sleep past 5 am but not being with her outweighs any brief moment of pleasure I have. I do feel that I am a better mommy to her because I work though. That may not be the case for everyone but for a driven chick like me, someone who thrives on competition and her… Continue

Added by Heather on June 25, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Action figure mummy

I've not been at my best today.







After being pregnant for so long i have found it hard to know what feeling 'normal' is. For example:













Is getting upset over little things still OK? and I mean not just grumpy, full on tears



Is dwelling on bad thoughts and thinking it is the end of the world normal?



How about thinking that you don't actually think you know what your doing? Is this normal thinking if you're not… Continue

Added by Amy Sheridan on June 25, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Would you Let Your Teen Get Breast Implants?!?

I have three teenage girls. If they asked me, and thankfully they have not, to allow them breast implants, I would be devastated. I would be devastated because I would know that the media machine had gotten to them. The standard of beauty so mercilessly imposed on girls and women is a mighty and relentless animal. A parent has a difficult challenge combating the messages in magazines and television and movies and music. There are lots of good reasons I could give my daughters for why a "boob… Continue

Added by Gina L. Carroll on June 25, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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