November 2012 Blog Posts (305)

Many Parents Dread Trimming Baby’s Finger and Toe Nails – I Did

Trimming a tiny baby’s finger nails is the hardest thing that you will have to do as a parent.  I know that I personally hated trimming my baby’s finger nails but it was something that I had to do so that my baby wouldn’t scratch their face all up.  Their nails are soft and very thin.  Also, with a squirmy baby it make it hard to trim as well.  It doesn’t get any easier as your baby gets older either, they learn to fight back by pulling their hand or toes away and can wiggle so much…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 16, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

The Perfect Side Dish: Fresh Cheesy Broccoli Pasta

love side dishes. They add extra color – and flavor – to every meal. Obviously. What I don’t love is side dishes that take a million years too long to prepare. Which is why I love this cheesy broccoli pasta! Now don’t confuse this with the processed cheesy broccoli stuff. This is all about the fresh cheese. The best part about this dish? Pretty much everything is…

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Added by Cortney Galster on November 15, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Choices. (By Sarah Senst)

Choices

With the recent Presidential elections I’m thinking a lot about the power of choice, our actions and consequences of those actions. As parents we are the ones able to vote in government elections, but how do our kids get a vote or have a say? And how do we prepare the future generation of voters to consider their responsibilities as citizens, to appropriately voice their own thoughts and opinions and to consider the costs of those decisions?

                Meal time…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on November 15, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Rylee's First Christmas

Just typing the title of this post made me sad. I wish I could tell you that Rylee's first Christmas was full of laughter and joy. That we spent the whole day watching Rylee master the art of crawling and that we ended the night cuddling and enjoying our first Christmas as a new family. Sadly that's not the case.

When Rylee was in my tummy I would pray for her every night. I prayed for happiness but most of all health. So when I delivered my 5 lb 14 oz baby girl and the doctor…

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Added by Misty Hill on November 15, 2012 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

A Smile's Worth A Thousand Woofs

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You likely know by now that Goatdog is generally a giant thorn in my side and that I often contemplate turning him into the main course for our Thanksgiving dinner.  That being said, though, he has somehow managed to worm his wicked way into our hearts with all of his quirky little…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 15, 2012 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

I Have a Blog Hater : Bully

If you’ve been with us for some time, you may remember when I had a ‘blog hater’ (aka. bully) a long while back.  She was like a stray cat to me.  If I fed her, she’d come back the next day.  Long story short, I didn’t feed her and wouldn’t post her nonsense.  She left… moved onto the next victim.  Its been a long while since I’ve had someone new come along that felt the need to call names, degrade and write inappropriate things… Bullies come and go though; we all know that.  It’s…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on November 15, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Things I Love: Etsy Finds (featured on CupcakeMag!)

In case ya’ll didn’t notice this already, I have a column on a fabulous duo of sites that are geared towards stylish mommas and their kids: CupcakeMag andCupcakeMag Littles. If you are already a fan of these two sites that feature real fashion and accessories for…

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Added by Cortney Galster on November 15, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Diaper Bags - Choosing the right one?

Diaper Bags www.HarperGraceBaby.com



Another item on the baby checklist is choosing a diaper bag which can be a little overwhelming with all the different styles and brands there are to choose from. It used to be that a diaper bag served only one purpose which was to pack essentials for baby and usually came with very few options like one solid color or a possible animal print. However, nowadays moms are not only looking for a functional… Continue

Added by Patty Gatter on November 15, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Thrilling Thursday - it is thrilling to develop a plan for business success.   Each Thrilling Thursday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to creating a plan for starting or running yo…

Thrilling Thursday - it is thrilling to develop a plan for business success.

 
Each Thrilling Thursday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to creating a plan for starting or running your business. At the end of November, if you follow the articles and complete each section, you will have a complete business plan you can use to operate your business or seek financing. The last two Thrilling Thursday articles in November have covered the…
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Added by Janeane Davis on November 15, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Thankful for my life. That's all.

Today I got to thinking about how much things can change in a year. I always say that at New Year’s, by the way – that you never know where you’ll be a year from now. Love it or hate it, over the course of a short 365 day span things in your life can do a total 180. And in my life, they certainly did. Over the last year I married the love of my life. Had an amazing baby boy. Watched my little Lucy turn into a miniature moose. Quit my job. Got a new job.…

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Added by Cortney Galster on November 14, 2012 at 9:07pm — 1 Comment

Pick Me Instead

I’m so jealous of my husband. He just walked in at 7:19 p.m. after a long day of jury duty.

 

What I wouldn’t give for a long day of jury duty. To me, it sounds like a slice of heaven – or in the very least, a vacation.

 

If I had to report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown each morning, someone else would have to take care of my kids for eight to 10 hours while I executed my civic duty. The feeding, dressing, entertaining, transporting and…

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Added by Courtenay Harris Bond on November 14, 2012 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Countdown the Days Until Christmas Day With “Elf on the Shelf”

I was introduced to the "Elf on the Shelf" Christmas tradition last year when one of my friends was posting photos of her elf.  I hadn't ever heard of this tradition and it peaked my curiosity.  The Elf is Santa's helper and has fun while you are counting down the days until Christmas.  Learn more about the full story of the "Elf on the Shelf" Story.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 14, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments

The Magic of the First Snowfall

As much as I loathe winter weather, there truly is something magical about the first snow of the season.  Those white flakes falling gracefully from the sky always bring an unexpected peacefulness in my otherwise chaotic world.  And being able to share that special moment with my kids makes it all that more memorable for me.

We got our first snowy dusting just this…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

What I Wore: 6 Months Pregnant!

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It feels so good to say hello to the 6 month mark!  I’m still sporting my scarves these days and nixing a coat!  It works for me (for now) but I’m sure with cold days to come, I’ll be forced to pull out my puffy jackets and hats!  I popped into Anthropologie for the first time in forever and must admit, I…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on November 14, 2012 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Wonderful Wednesday - Take a Chance - Start a Blog

Wonderful Wednesday - it is wonderful to take a chance and start a blog.

Each Wonderful Wednesday throughout the month of  November is devoted to taking a chance and starting something new. Last Wednesday was about taking a chance and starting a business.  In upcoming weeks the articles will be about tkaing a chance and writing an e-book and just taking a chance on something new and undetermined. This Wonderful Wednesday is all about taking…

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Added by Janeane Davis on November 14, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Shopping Has Never Been More Fun! - Mommy Perks 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

It is always a joy to be included in a holiday gift guide.  Mommy Perks is an awesome community and Shara, the owner of Mommy Perks is a true cheerleader for small business.  She is the owner of Mommy Perksand Personal Child Stories, two great sites you should checkout.

I am thrilled to have a place in the 2012 Holiday Gift…

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Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on November 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

ASTC Passport Program

A great way to gain access to hundreds of museums nationwide is thru the ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers)passport program. Purchase a pass at one of the participating centers for free or reduced admission to other centers throughout the country. This is an excellent resource for traveling families.

We purchase our passes thru the Charlotte Harbor Historical

Society out of Florida, which are very reasonably priced for an annual family pass. The current amount for…

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Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:36am — No Comments

Kids Love Travel Series

One of my favorite travel book collections is the Kids Love Travel series, which was written by a family traveling and discovering different travel destinations for kid-friendliness. They give very helpful recommendations on navigating more popular tourist destinations as well as providing some information on often overlooked travel gems for families. I have the Ohio book and have used it extensively- I did not even know a few of the places existed. There are more than a dozen books…

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Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:34am — No Comments

Disney World Planning Websites

Oh, the Disney vacation! So many things to do, places to eat, new attractions, characters to meet and shows to see. Everyone has an opinion on their favorite park, ride, or restaurant. It can seem a bit overwhelming when trying to plan and decide what the best options are for the ages of your children and what everyone is interested in doing. Not to mention the exact science of figuring out when the best time to visit each park would be as well as the least crowded times to visit attractions…

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Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:32am — No Comments

Why Travel with Kids

Why travel with kids? It can be inconvenient- dragging toys, extra clothes, portable electronics, and a huge supply of Capri-Suns halfway across the country. Not to mention if you have a baby or toddler and you might as well rent a trailer to haul everything you're going to need. Plus, the kids are out of their normal routine, might be missing sleep and are eating on the run. Nerves can get frayed and tantrums blow up, particularly if it's hot and standing in line is involved.



So,…

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Added by Erin on November 14, 2012 at 12:28am — No Comments

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