The NHS has been facing ever-increasing pressures in recent years, with slashed budgets, staff shortages and lack of resources taking its toll on the quality of care. One of the many ways we commonly see the impact of these pressures is in waiting times for GP…
The day you’ve dreamed of for years has finally arrived! Your little girl is all grown up and has chosen a partner to start her life with, and you are officially a MoB -- Mother of the Bride! While congratulatory remarks are appropriate at this juncture, so are a few…
This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…
Over the past year, I have noticed that mom blogging has evolved. This is great because it means that it is something that we enjoy doing and may keep doing for years to come.
Here are 10 trends that I have noticed in 2008
1. We blog about things besides our family.
2. Random ideas, that you would talk about to your gal pals, are often a blogging topic.
3. We network- Mom Bloggers Club, Facebook, etc.
4. Blogger seems to be the most popular… Continue
If your kids are little, it can be a nightmare taking them shopping to the nearby mall. You try to do all your shopping as fast as you can, and get out before they get overtired and out of control. One store has gone above and beyond to help parents have a stress-free pleasant shopping experience - Ikea.
Everyone who has been to Ikea loves it's innovative European furniture design, low prices and a variety of products to suit every taste. But if you bring children there, they will… Continue
(I was tagged with the holiday story tag. So I had to write a holiday story on Kat Logic and then have to tag 4 others to do a New Years story. I'm including a portion of it here , sinse it's rather long. You can view the rest of it by visiting Kat Logic.)
A Christmas Wish
Logan pulled the covers up tight beneath Josh’s chin. At just six years old, Josh had a firm grip on Logan’s heart. His bright blue eyes sparkled… Continue
I am compiling a list of bloggers that would be willing to host some of my clients from time to time on their blog. My clients are Published authors that will be doing BLOG tours. I would also be willing to host you on Kat Logic as well.
If you are at all interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with HOST BLOG in the subject line. I will fill you in on all the details.
This is probably the wrong time to bring this topic up, but, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) has updated their guidelines for kids- as young as 2.
The Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet for adults as one that;
Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products;
Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and
Is low in saturated fats, trans fats,… Continue
Added by Harriet B on December 14, 2008 at 6:39pm —
Sorry for the bad rhyme but I'm trying to write with a toddler on my arm telling me what keys to press.
I've had a revelation, well more like a smack yourself on the forehead moment. Hey, why not give myself a writing quota of 5 pages a day. That's about 1500 words (more or less). During NANO I'm able to hit this mark pretty steadily but once December arrives I kind of squeeze the writing in where I can. On some days I've only managed a paragraph.
Choosing a mineral makeup company is difficult with all that is out there. I have a CEO who is responsive, gives great advice about marketing and Beautiful Divas is one of THE most innovative companies out there. We have mineral BOTANICAL, ORGANIC and BAKED minerals. Not to mention you can create your own creation! Also buy $30 and get a free gift!
I am really excited about this company. Won't you check it out. We have mineral makeup,… Continue
Added by carole harris on December 13, 2008 at 9:10pm —
Okay - I never usually do things like this on my blog, but I'm feeling very taken by the holiday spirit - and wildly grateful for all that YOU give me by reading this blog, commenting with your brilliant and strong thoughts, telling your friends & colleagues about Writing Roads and being part of my community.
So, I'd like to give you a gift, but only one of you (even though I appreciate you all equally). But, it wouldn't be me if I made this really easy and un-fun. So here is… Continue
Added by Julie Roads on December 13, 2008 at 3:03pm —
Have you ever realized that you could actually help others by Organizing Your Life?
Donating is my favorite motivation tool to help someone get organized. It not only helps clear your life of items that you no longer use or need, it allows someone else to benefit from them. To you; these items may just be clutter that really doesn't mean much, but to someone else, it could really brighten their day or better yet, change their life.
Become an Organized Angel:
I am hosting an online party for last minute online Christmas shopping!!!
Pamper You & Family With Suzie's Shopping Spot Party! ~ It's the Christmas season, and you've been running around like a maniac and now it's time for you to relax, unwind and pamper yourself! Or you can buy pampering products for the special people on your list! Come join us in the MomChats Party! room, at 8:30pm-10:30pm EST/ 7:30 CST/ 5:30 PST.
The holidays and Lyric's birthday are right around the corner. I have one more "child" gift to get (for my neice) and then a few "adult" gifts for hubby's family. The days are clicking by and it seems almost surreal sometimes. My 101 things are coming along nicely. I know it's going to be like 3 years before it's done, but hopefully some of the ongoing things will just become like second nature.
Our tree is up, some presents are wrapped, and I've been playing Rick Springfield's… Continue
Added by Amy K on December 12, 2008 at 11:48am —
It is hard to believe, but it's that time of the year again. The fall is over, and the long dark cold winter is here. Seems like the spring is so far away. Each day is getting shorter and darker, and you find yourself drawn to that couch in front of the TV, where you spend hours each night unable to get to all of those things on your list that you were heroically planning to accomplish in the winter time. It is easy to fall victim to the laws of nature, and blame it for your lack of motivation.… Continue
Feng shui, meaning wind and water is the ancient Chinese philosophy, which is used for designing a home for the success of its occupants. It has evolved in northern China since as early as 4000 BC. At the core of feng shui is the quest for balance between yin and yang, where all things are either one or the other. For example, being relaxed is yin, but being alert is yang. This concept is applied to home furnishings, where fabrics are the most yin, but glass is the most yang, and wood falls in… Continue
Just wanted to say that I'm excited to be here and want to thank those who stopped by my page to welcome me. I am looking forward to learning and sharing with you all.
I want to also wish you all a wonderful day and weekend and take some time to spend with your family and friends. We are so grateful for having friends and family to share and spend cherished moments.…
On the list of winter activities snow tubing is one of the most fun, easy and cheap ways to enjoy the outdoors with your entire family. Toddlers, teenagers and adults can all have a blast sliding downhill in an inflatable tube. You can do it at night after a day of skiing or devote an entire day to it. Before you go, remember that some places have a minimum age requirement. Whether you want to have a fun day trip or spend a whole weekend away with your family, check this list of snow tubing… Continue