October 2008 Blog Posts (152)

I could become suicidal

Today I posted this post on my personal blog.



There is new research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy.



According to the research, the rate of suicide in the United States has risen for the first time in a decade. Middle-age white men and women ages 40-64, are driving the increase.



According to the study, the overall suicide rate rose 0.7 percent (over the… Continue

Added by Harriet B on October 21, 2008 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Do you wear mismatched socks?

Do your socks get lost? Do you hope one day you will find its match?

http://mysouthernhippiemarriedmomoffourlife.blogspot.com/2008/10/do-you-wear-mismatched-socks.html

Added by Tiffiney (hippieprincess4) on October 21, 2008 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Silly Monkey -- Win One Today

We are giving away organic cotton Monkeys on October 31st. All you need to do is visit our blog -- www.babitty.com.

Added by KarenS on October 20, 2008 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

1: Print out your favorite pumpkin carving patterns at Kids Craft Zone

2: Remove the shaded areas of your pumpkin carving pattern

3: Remove the stem of the pumpkin with adults help

4: Take out all the seeds (before you throw out those seeds try toasting pumpkin seeds)

5: Put the pumpkin pattern onto the pumpkin with tape

6:… Continue

Added by KidsCraftZone on October 20, 2008 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

Tiny Prints Holiday Card Contest 2008 #2

Greeting everyone! I was just given the green light to release a new Tiny Prints holiday photo card contest.



This time however, rather than awarding a gift certificate to the winner, the prize will be richer and will be for a free suite of matching holiday cards, address labels and stamps.



The rules are different as well; I will send a sign up form to anyone who is interested. Unfortunately, this contest… Continue

Added by Rick Bucich on October 20, 2008 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Excess Baggage Giveaway!!

I'm holding another giveaway on my blog...this one is for a child's Apron from Excess Baggage!! Head on over and check it out! The contest ends the 27th!

http://lifeasweknowit-marylynn.blogspot.com/2008/10/excess-baggage.html

Added by Erin on October 20, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Moms who shop--- Meet Moms who sell!

Hey everyone! If you are a Mom-owned business or have a favorite one, please check out this blog post . I am hoping I can get as many moms as possibly to take the "Mom-Made Pledge!" Will you help me spread the word? Really, I think we can all help each other this holiday season... us moms are good at pulling together and getting that fire roaring!



Please, grab the button and use it too!…



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Added by Tori on October 20, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

Putting the 'fun' back in fundraising?

It's only October and already my school-aged son is selling three different products for public school and Beavers.



As a school fundraiser, he (read: me) is selling magazine subscriptions at discounted prices; a portion of each sale goes to the school for extracurricular activities, BBQs, special speakers, field trips, etc. As a magazine junkie and someone who's very computer-savvy, this fundraiser's not too much of a stretch. I purchased magazine subscriptions online for myself, my… Continue

Added by Lisa T on October 20, 2008 at 10:32am — 2 Comments

Please visit my Etsy shop!

I just started my very own Etsy shop called ...of a marigold! I'm super excited...it's something I've been thinking about doing for quite a while now. All my friends and family have encouraged me to open one...they really like my products! Up until now I've just been making things for personal use!



To start I'll be carrying handmade gift tags (can also be used for scrapbooking, collages etc.), punches and handmade confetti!… Continue

Added by Erin on October 20, 2008 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Breast Cancer Hope

Although this is written mostly from my perspective, I write this entry with the permission of my beautiful sister Amy who is a true warrior and survivor.



I remember the day last February that my sister called me.



I was sitting in my car in the parking lot at the community college where I was taking classes. My phone range, and on the other end of the line was my sister, barely able to speak. She was in tears after leaving her general practitioner's office and on her way… Continue

Added by Angie Mozilo on October 19, 2008 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Fair Trade Month - How YOU Can Help

Basic Principles of Fair Trade

• Fair price: Democratically organized farmer groups receive a guaranteed minimum floor price and an additional premium for certified organic products. Farmer organizations are also eligible for pre-harvest credit.

continue reading at - http://www.gatheringhome.com/2008/10/fair-trade-mont.html

Added by Patty Howe on October 18, 2008 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

Photographer in New Mexico!

Hi Ladies! I love this whole community blogging thing! I was wondering if there is anyone interested in Free Advertising??? I have "friends of jody cooper photography" listed on my blog, and they have my site listed on their business as well! It is a great opportunity to get your name out there and yeah hello it's free! :)

My blog site is http://jodycooperphotography.blogspot.com/ If you would like to post my link, and me post you, please email… Continue

Added by Jody Cooper on October 17, 2008 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Come check out my Endless Possibilities in Vinyl Lettering Design Store on Etsy.com!!









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Hello all, I just wanted to post a annoucement about my Home Business called, Endless Possibilities in Vinyl Lettering Design. I create all types of Vinyl Lettering Designs for your home, vehicles,… Continue

Added by Cori Pearson on October 17, 2008 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Who is Watching Over Our Autistic Children?

I like to end my weeks on a positive note for my readers, but that's not going to happen today. I just read an article about Isabel Loeffler, an eight-year-old autistic girl who spent three hours isolated in a glorified closet, a "time out" room, at school. Read the full story here.



There's also this story about Jose Gabriel, a three-year-old autistic boy who was left alone on a school bus for more than six hours. He evidently rode the bus to school and was still sitting in the back… Continue

Added by MommyQ on October 17, 2008 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

Autumn Hodgepodge

With autumn all around us, this is the perfect time for a hodgepodge of great and fun things all about leaves, colors and the essence of autumn. Enjoy!







Crafts



Hand print and finger print crafts always make wonderful keepsakes. Here’s a fun way to celebrate the coming of Autumn while preserving your child’s size and age at the same time.



What you’ll need:

• White construction paper or card stock

• Orange construction paper

•… Continue

Added by THE BIG AGOO on October 17, 2008 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Movie Review: The Secret Life of Bees

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The bees came the summer of 1964, the summer I turned fourteen and my life went spinning off into a whole new orbit, and I mean whole new orbit. Looking back on it now, I want to say the bees were sent to me. I want to say they showed up like the…
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Added by Dee on October 17, 2008 at 10:41am — No Comments

Philadelphia: Family Weekend Agenda for This Weekend

Friday, Oct. 17



Whispers along the Wissahickon

Not your average fall festival, Whispers along the Wissahickon fits in all the fun stuff but also manages to sneak in some environmental tips for the next generation. This jam-packed evening takes place at the Wissahickon Environmental Center and is perfect for a family-friendly Friday night!

• Time: 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

• Location: The Wissahickon Environmental Center – 300 Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA… Continue

Added by Janelle Tsai on October 16, 2008 at 4:36pm — No Comments

New York: Family Weekend Agenda for This Weekend

Friday, Oct. 17



A Trip to Dimples Kids Spa

Dimples Kids Spa is downtown Brooklyn’s latest kid venture. Take your daughter in for some necessary treatments to kiss those difficult childhood stresses goodbye.

• Time: TBD

• Location: Dimples Kids Spa – 91 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

• Children's Ages: 3 to 12 years

• Cost: Varies, depending on the treatment



Saturday, Oct. 18



The Seventh Annual My Dog Loves Central Park Country… Continue

Added by Janelle Tsai on October 16, 2008 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Chicago: Family Weekend Agenda for This Weekend

Friday, Oct. 17



Chicago for Kids Audio Tour

Sometimes touring the city with your tykes in tow simply isn’t in the cards; naptime, lunchtime of meltdowns anytime can make seeing the sights a challenge you just don’t feel like undertaking right before the weekend. Luckily for you, the Chicago for Kids Audio Tour allows your babes to explore the Windy City without straying beyond your home office.

• Time: Various times

• Location: Your home and various locations

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Added by Janelle Tsai on October 16, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

the circus is in town

...and a friend visited with her 2yr-old little man. He was delighted and she remarked that the visit was worth it just to see his face. I understand that. Sometimes, in thinking of our little saplings solely, we forget the rest of the forest. If you're a parent, how often have you forgotten yourself?!



But then, Ms Maple Leaf went home, recalled the sights, and gave the whole thing some serious thought.



She considered the large elephants in shackles, about llamas, camels,… Continue

Added by Mon on October 16, 2008 at 4:50am — No Comments

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