December 2012 Blog Posts (202)

7 Last-Minute, Super-Easy DIY Christmas Gifts!

You can still make these, promise! >> 7 Last-Minute, Super-Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

Do you have all the Christmas gifts you need?

If you still need a few, like me, and…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 23, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Holiday Drama

I can only imagine that every member of my family just read the title and clicked on it so fast thinking I was writing a post about them!  Slow your hearts down…  I’m writing to all the mamas and friends who have written me over the course of this month.  I’m at a stand-still right now with nothing to do.  That’s right… NOTHING.  It feels odd and I’m a little out of place.  I have nothing to bake or cook, nothing to wrap, nothing to clean and only 1 basket of laundry to fold.  SO I guess, as…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on December 23, 2012 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Basketball Diaries

My hands are cold this time of year. The days are dark and short but feel long—cooped up with three restless children. The wind howls.

 

And I become a basketball widow.

 

My husband’s schedule as an independent school athletic director keeps him busy enough, even when he’s not coaching. But when his girls’ varsity basketball season begins in November, Jeff is hardly ever around. Over the past few weekends, I had to text him updates about our sick children while…

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Added by Courtenay Harris Bond on December 23, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments

Journey to a Mother's Heart: Simple Acts of Kindness

http://www.mabutingtao.com/2012/12/simple-acts-of-kindness.html

Simple Acts of Kindness 

written by Amy Muga

     I am grateful to have known many unheralded people who have…
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Added by Amy Muga on December 23, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

My Gift To Myself...

My Gift To Myself

Well, Christmas is not only about giving and receiving.. It is also about remembering how our good Lord sacrifices himself to save mankind... we are all precious in His eyes, right? Praise The Lord... And besides these points, I also want to remember Christmas by "pampering" myself with a gift I need for my own use... heheheee... 



After receiving…

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Added by Reanaclaire on December 23, 2012 at 3:14am — No Comments

My baby was denied his RSV shot for all the wrong reasons

Hey my name is Amanda and I am starting a petition against my son Alexander's health insurance company for denying him his RSV shot for all the wrong reasons. I wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.



Our goal is to get as many signatures as possible and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:…



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Added by Illiduh on December 22, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Super Mom to the Rescue. Even on Saturdays.

Days like today make me feel like super mom. And it’s not even eight am yet.

I was up early with the little man – who was hungry well before six am but not ready to actually wake up. So instead of opening his eyes at all he just screamed while I prepared a bottle for him. I tried to give him some oatmeal – which is usually what he has for his first meal of the day – and he screamed some more. Apparently he really didn’t want to…

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Added by Cortney Galster on December 22, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments

Are Child Birth Classes Necessary for Expectant Mothers?

Child birth classes are designed to provide expectant mothers with information so that moms are prepared for labor and delivery.  Every woman will have a different labor and delivery experience, but the techniques used to help minimize pain and prepare a mother for labor are similar.

I remember when I was a first time mom, I didn’t feel that I really needed to attend a child birth class, I had it in my mind that I was going to have a natural birth and knew how…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 21, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments

5 Top Reasons Why a Website Is Beneficial for Business

Website Letters Under Construction

If you are a small business and have not yet established an online presence, then you are missing out on a great opportunity to generate more revenue and profit for your company. As of early 2012, reports have shown that there were 2.4 billion internet users worldwide. The internet has become a great tool for buying and selling products and services, sharing files,…

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Added by Sylvia Browder on December 21, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Fantastic Friday - When Work and Home Respect Each Other

Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to find balance so work and home each respect each other.

 

Each Fantastic Friday throughout the month of December we will be continuing our exploration of ways to balance work and home.  In previous weeks we looked at the notions that all work and no play makes you a dull girl, and that …

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Added by Janeane Davis on December 21, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Those sneaky Mayans were totally effing with us all along.  I knew it!!!!

** December is one giant money suck.

** Our Elf on the Shelf would be a lot more welcome here if he wrapped presents and actually did "elf" shit.

** Taking a shower lately is definitely a luxury.

** Living next to a house being torn…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 21, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

A Sticky Situation: Learning to Change a Baby Diaper and Staying Dry at the Same Time

When RJ was first born, I can honestly say that I was a pretty prepared mama. I had his clothes washed and put away long before we went to the hospital, knew exactly how to prepare his bottles and was totally stocked up on diapers and wipes for the little guy. I even had all of his teeny tiny crib shoes neatly displayed on a shelf in his closet! But there was one sticky situation that I wasn’t prepared for: changing my baby boy’s diaper. Sure, I’ve changed tons of diapers before. But…

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Added by Cortney Galster on December 21, 2012 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

Moms’ Timeout Show: Christmas Special (includes a Giveaway)!

 

 

You deserve a Mom's Timeout, grab a beverage, turn your phone off, and enjoy....click on the link below

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Added by Kat Tom on December 21, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

Who Was Your First?

Who Was Your First?

Don't get your panties in a twist, I'm not asking about *that* first!  Who was your first favorite band/singer?  What was your first favorite song?  Do you remember?  I listened to a lot of music with my mom in the late 80s/early 90s.  I liked my mom's music a lot when I was little, and a lot of it I still really love (take Madonna, for example.  Loved her music back then, but not her new stuff).  It…

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Added by Nicole Hughes on December 21, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments

Learn How to Assemble and Use Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump

The Ameda Purely Yours breast pump offer breastfeedings mothers the opportunity to continue feeding their baby breast milk.  Ameda has several different options to choose from so mom’s are able to find a breast pump that meets your needs and budget.  They are a closed motor system and the AirLock Protection system keeps breast milk from harmful contaminants that can grow in some breast pumps and tubing.  Learn how to properly assemble and use the Ameda Purely Yours breast…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 20, 2012 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Use the Bathroom at Your Own Risk - Elf on the Shelf Post :)

Rascal had a good time playing Wii games after the kids went to school yesterday.  He got rid of his excess energy and crashed just about the time my oldest son got home from school.  Then last night as I was getting ready for bed, Rascal told me good night as he was leaving to head back to the North Pole.

This morning I heard him coming in the back door shortly after I got up.  It was really windy outside this morning and I wanted to make sure that Rascal made it inside safely.  The…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 20, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Christmas Breakfast Tradition: Monkey Bread

I love that our little family now has a few traditions throughout the year and this is one of them!  Monkey Bread.  I only make it one time a year; on Christmas morning and this year I am especially excited for it (probably bc I’m pregnant and have been craaaaving it since December 1st!)

Monkey Bread is prepared on Christmas Eve and left sitting out on the counter until morning.  Then, all you have to do when you wake is pop it in the oven, set a timer, and voila!  20 minutes…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on December 20, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Keeping Life Organized as a New Mom

Here’s the thing: when you have a baby, there are a lot of things that change in your lifestyle no matter who you are. You’re crazy busy as you adjust to having a new little person in your life who requires constant care and attention. You’re sleep deprived and learning how to cope with doing normal things – like laundry – when all you want to do is spend time with your new little addition. But slowly, you adapt. You learn to…

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Added by Cortney Galster on December 20, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

The Most Real Things

The Most Real Things...

So, Matt is in 1st grade and already he's getting teased by a few girls for believing in Santa Clause.  Already?  What happens in theses houses that the magic has been extinguished so soon?  These aren't kids whose households just don't celebrate in that way.  These are kids that say their moms…

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Added by Nicole Hughes on December 20, 2012 at 6:18am — No Comments

Need a Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea? How About a Deadly but Curable Disease?

Please select the answer that best completes the following phrase:

The conversation below took place in the:

a) Bathroom

B) Bedroom

C) Vatican

D) Car

The correct answer is D, of course. I actually have a tag that links to …

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on December 20, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

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