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Mom Organization Skills 101

There is no greater reward than being a mother, but believe me, for all those expecting moms out there, you sure do have your work cut out for you in order to earn that reward. It was only when I had my second child that I realized, being prepared for any scenario was better…

How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

December 2008 Blog Posts (157)

I HATE DIETS! Why do we need resolutions anyway???

Yep, it's that time of year again. You know, after eating, not always the best food items, and drinking, not always the best stuff, it's time to repent for our intake sins.

We always start off in January in a retrospective mode. That is, we are 'actively' mapping out how we are going to change the things in our lives we feel need changing. Usually, that is our diet and finances.

So what goes wrong and makes us have to repeat this January tradition every… Continue

Added by Harriet B on December 27, 2008 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Call for Submissions - Want to be a Featured Mom?

I'm looking for Creative Moms to showcase on Maternal Spark! You are one aren't you? Or maybe you know of someone who is so fantastic that you think she should be featured here...tell her to email me. I love browsing so feel free to send me links, pictures or anything else you think will give me a sense of who you are and what you do. Please email all submissions to heddy.e @ gmail dot com. Use the subject line "Submission".

At this time, I… Continue

Added by Maternal Spark on December 27, 2008 at 8:56am — 3 Comments

Baby Stuff Giveaways

New mothers can get help from many websites that offer them baby stuff giveaways for free and it can be nice to try out some new baby products and save some expenses on your baby's basic needs. As a new mother myself to little Noah, I found it very helpful when the baby was born and it saved me more than money, it saved me a lot of time to go check baby items that would fit me and my baby.

It is very important to be comfortable with your baby as… Continue

Added by Chloe Ginsburg on December 26, 2008 at 11:06am — No Comments

You're a mean one, Mrs. Boldman

The day of our Lord and Savior's birth (or at least the day we CELEBRATE it) is upon us, and I am feeling more than a little bit Grinchy. This should be my best Christmas so far, because it is my precious baby's first one. I certainly started the season off in the Christmas spirit, even going so far as to finish my Christmas shopping early. But to be quite honest with you, the pressure of the holiday season is really getting to me. Why is there so much to DO? I feel the weight of the… Continue

Added by Rachel Boldman on December 24, 2008 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

All Is Calm, All Is Well-Remembered Traditions

Today was a day without a storm. Yes, no storms personally nor outside.

What type of personal memories do you have from Christmas Past?

Bulkie rolls, white fish, pickled herring, seeded rye babka, kielbasa... Do these foods seem unique to you? We are Polish and we can only find some of these items on Water Street in Worcester Massachusets.

In fact today, when my husband, four of my five children and myself walked into Widolff's Bakery (a bakery I have gone into since I was two or… Continue

Added by Crystal on December 24, 2008 at 12:43am — No Comments

Is it Blogging?

So I don't really know if my first 'blog', was that exactly. I don't know if I am 'blogging' right! Unsure if there's a right or wrong way. If so then I may be doing it correctly. But you never know any more.

So Is It Blogging? This is the question, although not my only question, to myself and to anyone who is bored enough to read my lame excuse of a blog.

So can you blog correctly? Am I doing it right?

I guess since I'm not exactly sure what a blog in tells,… Continue

Added by Jenna on December 23, 2008 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

Watch Watch 2008 - Update!

After waiting 3 weeks I emailed the dealer once again and this time I told him I want a refund. The watch hasn't shown up and there is still no tracking information so I am left to believe nothing has been shipped. He emails me back and says to please wait while he checks with the EMS shipping company again.

I think to myself, yeah whatever. He won't respond. I'll wait till the morning, then I'll file my paypal dispute as planned. I get up, check my email, and low and behold there is… Continue

Added by Jennifer Suarez on December 23, 2008 at 12:41pm — No Comments

My First Review

I recently just had the chance to review My First Percussion Instruments made by Little First Act Discovery (age appropriate for 6 months and up). Having a musical background, I can certainly appreciate any toy to further a child’s discovery of music. This toy also furthers the development of coordination which is also important to baby’s development.…

Added by Rebecca Sprouse on December 23, 2008 at 11:26am — No Comments

8 Things that Moms are Grateful for During the Holidays

1. We are grateful for those days during winter break when we can get little things done around the house.

2. We are grateful for the tracks of wet/muddy shoes and paw prints that emerge through our entryway.

3. We are grateful for the happiness that we feel from the aroma of an $8 candle.

4. We are grateful for the moments we enjoyed baking cookies despite the fact that we will be dieting them off soon.

5. We are grateful… Continue

Added by Harriet B on December 23, 2008 at 9:58am — No Comments


Our family visited friends over the weekend and we made cookies for her husbands friends at work. They all work in the emergency room at a local hospital and will be working on CHRISTmas day. So all our munchkins got together and made dozens of cookies to make the day more festive for them. Look at all the sugar on those bad boys! They are going to have a sugar rush off of just one bite!

The munchkins had a blast over at her house… Continue

Added by Aimie on December 23, 2008 at 9:35am — No Comments

hi here in New York city

Hello my name is Maria i have a 5 month old baby girl and looking to meet other moms ... if interested let me know love to make new friends

Added by maria telmont on December 23, 2008 at 12:41am — No Comments

College Crazyness

I've been wanting to go to college for... well ever! So now I've actually put my butt in motion and got on the college ball. Since I'm a mommy to a toddler, it's not the easiest thing to do. But I decided to do it. So I went to Everest, to see what's going on and what I should do and start etc. So they gave me some info on what I need to do.

Then I started thinking.... Why don't I go to Community College?? It's accredited more and is just wayy better. So I filled out an application… Continue

Added by Jenna on December 23, 2008 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

professional blogs - how do you get attention and the "right" kind of traffic?

I took it upon myself to start a blog to keep my husband's company name fresh in search engines -
but I am not sure how to get the "right" people looking at it.
who are the right people? people who know what the product is and have contacts - my networking is amongst women and mostly moms and a lot of artists and crafters - he needs computer geeks, specifically SAP geeks, paying attention...
anybody know?

Added by Cailin Yates on December 22, 2008 at 5:16pm — 4 Comments

Looking for Products to Review

As a part of this blog, I would like to start incorporating product reviews. Being frugal with money doesn't necessarily mean making everything by hand and scraping by. It means being smart with your money. If a family needs to come out some money for an excellent product that serves to be useful and doesn't need to be replaced often, that's ok. I would like to pass along those smart choices to my blog followers. Let me help you. If you have a product that you… Continue

Added by Rebecca Sprouse on December 22, 2008 at 11:47am — No Comments

mock champagne

Hi All, I have posted my recipe for mock champagne in my blog:

Not only is it easy to make (the kids will have a great time making the mock champagne!), it is a big hit with adults and children alike.

Whenever my husband and I hold gatherings at our home, it is always the first item to run out. :)

Have fun trying out the recipe!

Added by michiko on December 22, 2008 at 12:28am — No Comments


Yum, even though it is a few days before Christmas, the family is still hungry even though we Mom's may not want to cook or bake one more thing. Let me tell you about a couple of recipes I have been making that are delicious, easy and maybe (I said may be remember), you may have leftovers.


One whole chicken

Three jars Ragu or favorite spaghetti sauce

carrots, two large onions chopped, celery

One box elbow macaroni

salt, garlic, favorite spices… Continue

Added by Crystal on December 21, 2008 at 8:26pm — No Comments

ThirTEEN Ways to Hang with Your Teens!

Quick List from Free to Affordable. Check it out, and please share you favorite ways to hang with teens. I've blogged my top 13 ideas, but I'm always looking for new ideas... always looking for a way to connect without "crowding" my three teens. First one is going off to college in January (after a semester of local school and commuting from home). It's freaking me out I, I admit, it's the beginning of the "end!" The end of him living here, of this being HIS home, the end of seeing him every… Continue

Added by Meglyn on December 21, 2008 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Two great giveaways at Mami's Time Out!

Hello all!

I just wanted to share two giveaways currently on my website. They both expire on the 27th, it's a perfect after Christmas gift for yourself!

One is YES Skincare an anti-aging and moisturizer due retailing for $98!
The other is a customizeable Lucky Me Tee that says "Lucky Mom of _" in black or white! Check it out and good luck!

Added by Jai on December 21, 2008 at 10:54am — No Comments

Blogging Through the Ages

I've done my fair share of research on blogging, but I've never thought that it dates as far back or as early as the 17th or 18th century. Read more from

Added by Dee Chengco on December 20, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Young Mother

I'm currently 16 and my daughter is 2. I'm looking for some motherly advice.

Added by United Mothers on December 20, 2008 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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