November 2012 Blog Posts (297)

Deadly Deception (my second baby) is Published

I know, I know, I said November 27th BUT I just couldn't wait. Here it is on the Kindle
 
Deadly Deception (Deadly Series)
 
And the …
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Added by Andrea Johnson Beck on November 19, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments

WAHM Guide: Getting Technical on Prioritizing

We’ve talked about this before: prioritizing - well, we’ve discussed why it’s important, but not how to do it. After getting several emails from readers about this – and a bunch of tips from several WAHMs, including my blogging friend Aleta fromAleta’s Arty Facts – I decided it was high time we broached this topic. Here are some tried and tested tips on learning…

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Added by Cortney Galster on November 19, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Moms’ Timeout Show: Simplifying Thanksgiving (includes a Giveaway)

Calling all moms! As moms we are no stranger to the act of giving.  However, at Thanksgiving we moms tend to have a different type of challenge. The challenge of finding the balance between perfection and reality, so that Thanksgiving can be enjoyed by all, including mom. Sometimes we get too caught up in the Norman Rockwell or Martha Stewart illusion of Thanksgiving.  And that is precisely what it is, an illusion.  In this segment of Moms’ Timeout will be discussing ways to simplify…

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Added by Kat Tom on November 19, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Fab Mom Sunday Supper 11/18

Growing up, my parents taught us the value of quality family time.  My mother insisted that we sit down as a family most evenings for dinner.  Seriously?  - Both my parents worked full-time jobs and my siblings and I had our own schedules. My mother had the audacity to demand that Sunday supper together was a "Because, I said so" evening. There were no cell phones, TV or any other distractions. Just the family enjoying a great home-made meal together while sharing the moments of our week or…

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Added by Susan Kimber-Skeete on November 19, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Cute Beltz Giveaway – Win a $50 Gift Certificate | Toddler & Kids Belts

To say thank you for your support over the years, we are excited to offer this fun Cute Beltz giveaway.  Just in time for the holidays, win a $50.00 gift certificate to the Cute Beltz store.…

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Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on November 19, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Review of Severed Threads, by Kaylin McFarren

The story opens during a diving salvage operation with experienced divers and treasure hunters Sam Lyons and Chase Cohen. Though they’re working on the Griffith wreckage, Sam believes the site also contains the wreckage of none other than the Wanli II—the Ming Dynasty Emperor’s lost dragon ship containing an ancient figure head, a fierce dragon in gold leaf and…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 19, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments

The March of Dimes Releases 2012 Premature Birth Report Card

The March of Dimes Report Card compares each state’s preterm birth rate to the March of Dimes goal of lowering the rate to 9.6 percent of all live births by 2020.  Today, March of Dimes released their latest report card, along with a video: http://youtu.be/SecBApEgNk4.

 

The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 to 11.7 percent, the lowest in a decade, giving…

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Added by Rebecca H on November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

When cyberbullying messages tell kids to 'go kill themselves"

In Cyberslammed, hot topics, we discuss cyberbullying tactics that come from real-life news stories and insights on how to "identify, prevent, combat and transform them."

Minnesota-Recently a group of female high school football fans from one team got into it with fans from a rival team and is…

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Added by Kay Stephens on November 19, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

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We have a fun week in our STYLE section!  I have 3 Gift Guides (Women, Men & Kids) and a Black Friday Printable Check-List for you (available for print on Thanksgiving Day) along with a fun Black Friday Game… details at the end of post!

All of the gift guides include gifts that are…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on November 19, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Magnificent Monday - Using Vision Board to Take Action Now

Magnificent Monday - it is magnificent to use vision boards to help you take action now.
Each Magnificent Monday throughout the month of November has been dedicated to the idea of getting  to TAN -Take Action Now.  Most people have things they want to accomplish, goals they would like to reach and journeys they would like to make. There is one thing stopping them, a refusal to TAN, take action now. The first Magnificent Monday article in November was about, …
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Added by Janeane Davis on November 19, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

How to Make Bathing Your Infant More Enjoyable?

Bathing an infant isn’t an easy task and can be an overwhelming experience.  Once a baby is wet and then you add soap to the equation, an infant becomes very slippery and are hard to hang on to.  Luckily, when you baby is smaller they don’t have to be bathed every day.  In fact, your baby probably won’t like bath time until they are a bit older.  Keep in mind that even though your tiny newborn can’t splash you, be prepared to get wet.  Read more: …

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 18, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Torment

Not in our house. Because in our house, we don't celebrate the little triumphs. There are no pats on the back or celebratory high fives. In our house, success is an opportunity to bully. To tease. To tempt. To harass, badger, provoke, goad, bait and bother. Achievement sign posts the opportunity to immediately focus on the next thing I can't do. Because now I can walk; I have to walk further. I have to manage one more step than last time; one more stride than before; one more pace…

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Added by My Funny Mummy on November 18, 2012 at 3:41pm — No Comments

La-Z-Boy: The Arden Chair

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I was so excited when La-Z-Boy contacted my PiggyToes to host their grand opening store in Monroeville but unfortunately, I couldn’t attend!  I did however find time to shop weeks after the opening and wrote about my experience in…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on November 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why I'm Glad the Twinkie is Toast

To all of you nostalgic saps who are mourning the potential death of the Twinkie, I offer the following quiz:

How many Twinkies have you actually consumed in the past month? (NOTE: You should not count this week when the world decided that Twinkies were edible again.)

  1. If your answer is more than 10: How old are you, and how high is your body mass index?
  2. If your answer is between one and nine: Really? You…
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Added by Momniscient on November 18, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

DIY Christmas: How To Decorate a Large Vase for the Holidays

This weekend has absolutely flown by. Although yesterday while my little guy was napping, I did get a little more Christmas decorating done! One way to add a little holiday flavor to your house is to add some Christmas cheer to the decorative vases and bowls around your house. And if you want to do this with a larger vase, you might be thinking that it’s going to take a LOT of Christmas balls to make that happen! In reality –…

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Added by Cortney Galster on November 18, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Serene Sunday - Who to Enourage

Serene Sunday - You can find serenity in being an inspiration to other people.

Each Serene Sunday throughout the month of November is about inspiration. Previous articles have talked…
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Added by Janeane Davis on November 18, 2012 at 12:28pm — 2 Comments

Managing Motherhood-Business & Blogging!

Early Good morning to all my Diva Ladies out there in the blog-a-sphere! It has been a few good weeks since I have been able to blog. Managing between two active children, fiance, and business I can say I have been overbooked. Today I finally had time to spare and decided to finish my homemade lotions of course I had to rock Niomae to sleep as I tried to design labels that would go well with the 8oz bottles that I choose.…

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Added by Gisselle Wilson on November 18, 2012 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Bite Into A Strawberry and Marshmallow Smores Cobbler

When children are on vacation from school, they always look and ask for ways on how they can spend their free time.

Here in our home, the best way they spend it is by…what else…eating!

So during their last semestral break, my husband and I got busy in the kitchen and we thought of different meals to keep the children engaged. :)

Here’s one…

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Added by Jovell Alingod on November 18, 2012 at 4:42am — No Comments

Family Bonding ~ Things That Make Us Stick Together

Every year around the last week of October, students in the Philippines have their semestral break.

Today is the last day of this week long vacation for my children.

During the past days, we had lots of bonding moments which we intend to do again when time permits. Some of the stuff we did were quite unusual but I think some other whacky families may be…

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Added by Jovell Alingod on November 18, 2012 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

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