November 2012 Blog Posts (297)

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…


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…


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…

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.…


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…


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.…


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…


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

What I Wore: 6 Months Pregnant!


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.



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

Solve Your Child’s Behavioral Problems

Every parent has a different way of parenting their children.  There is no right or wrong way; however, many parents find that they have to tailor their parenting styles depending how their children respond to our guidance.  Every child learns differently, so what may work for one family or child might not work for another.  As a parent with multiple children, you may find yourself frazzled and stressed out because what is working for one child isn’t working on another.  Read more…


Added by Christy Garrett on November 14, 2012 at 12:20am — No Comments

Just Call Me the Sugar Nazi

My daughter had a friend sleep over the other night. I'm not a big fan of sleepovers, so we don't do them very often. But this girl is one of my favorites of S's friends. We'll call her Peggy. She's a nice girl, low maintenance, no drama. It's hard to find those qualities in a 10-year-old girl nowadays.

Peggy brought a large bag of leftover Halloween candy with her. We were going to the movies, so her mom let her bring the candy to take with us. She also proceeded to eat a…


Added by Momniscient on November 13, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Red Sole Shoes - A dream that quickly faded






Added by Susan Kimber-Skeete on November 13, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

How to Attach a JJ Cole BundleMe to Your Carseat. It's Harder Than it Looks.

Earlier today I posted on CupcakeMag Littles about how much I love my JJ Cole BundleMe. And while that’s definitely true, I do have to admit that I utterly failed at putting this thing on the bean’s car seat the first time that I tried. I felt like such an idiot – I mean, how hard can it be to install what’s essentially a…


Added by Cortney Galster on November 13, 2012 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Five Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Car Seat Cover for Your Little

Saturday in Minnesota, it was a balmy fall day at fifty-five degrees. That would, of course, be the day that I chose to stay home and relax with my little man all day – leaving all of my errands for the following day. Sunday rolled around and I got ready to head out the door with my little guy covered in his usual car seat blanket. Which I soon found out was going to be no match for the blustery day that had appeared out of thin air! So I realized it was…


Added by Cortney Galster on November 13, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments

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