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New Federal Trade Rules for bloggers

As posted on the FTA site on October 5th



'The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has approved final revisions to the guidance it gives to advertisers on how to keep their endorsement and testimonial ads in line with the FTC Act.'



These changes mean Bloggers located in the USA (not sure how it will affect bloggers from other countries) will now have to disclose when they review a… Continue

Added by Karrine (Kay) McFarlane on October 6, 2009 at 3:37pm — 3 Comments

Don't Cry For Me Argentina, You Whore

Yesterday was a great day. (Not really, but for purposes of this post, it was fantastic) I finally had a meeting with the director of the organization, Friends of Seniors, where I'll be volunteering to drive senior citizens to their doctor appointments, or grocery shopping or wherever. Plus, I got my first "assignment" which was pretty exciting. (Omg...when I re-read that sentence, as noble as it may sound....dude...I'm a freaking loser) Anyway, the other thing that made it fantabulous was the… Continue

Added by Michele on October 6, 2009 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

Childhood Independence

Any words of wisdom for me!! One of my kids is invited to their first sleep over and I am a nervous wreck. Of course I need to let them go. My problem is how do I tackfully give them my instruction and safety lecture without making them nervous?

Added by Dr Lisa Ramey on October 6, 2009 at 8:51am — No Comments

Free Shipping on binder order

Free shipping on your first binder order!



"To qualify for this free shipping offer, one or more Zazzle Binders must be purchased. The coupon code…
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Added by Juliana RW on October 6, 2009 at 8:20am — No Comments

Are Bloggers "Starving Artists?"

Here are some truisms about “starving artists:”
  • Most artists will indeed continue to produce work throughout their lives whether or not they ever receive payment, sufficient compensation, or recognition for his or her work, simply because they want to.
  • However, most artists like to be paid for their work rather than continuing as a “starving artist.”
  • Some artists “go commercial,” attempting to combine their…
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Added by Michele Pfm on October 6, 2009 at 8:15am — No Comments

bouji & nouna Giveaway & Product Review

I was given the pleasure of coming across this wonderful Etsy store bouji & nouna. A great shop carrying OOAK handmade items. The style of her work is amazing with some fabulous fabrics.She has many different items from apparel to throw pillows and unique bedding and gifts for the little ones.





I am so thrilled to be reviewing a product for bouji & nouna, She sent me one of her fab crib sheets, this one design called OP ART. made from… Continue

Added by Jennette anderson on October 5, 2009 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Children are our mirrors.

Did you know that your children are sometimes your mirrors? They come into this world to teach us something about ourselves? What does your child teach you about yourself?

My daughter taught me determination, persistance and perseverence. My 4 year old daughter is a very independant child. She wants to do everything by herself and she will try and try and try until she will succeed. Sometimes she will get frustrated when she tries to button a shirt or some pants, but she will persist until… Continue

Added by Galit Lazar on October 5, 2009 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Incredible Buttermilk Biscuits

I had a big carton of buttermilk left over in my refrigerator from a recipe I tried recently- what it was, I don't even remember now... but with the little chill in the air, thought I'd whip up a hot batch of biscuits. My go-to recipe has always been Fannie Farmer's baking soda biscuits- sometimes with… Continue

Added by Janice on October 5, 2009 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Wouldn't you love to be part of kicking Childhood Cancer's Ass?! I know I can't wait!!!!

So here we are at another October page on the calender. As most of you know this is the month that changed my family’s life for the better and the worse. Julia was diagnosed 5 years ago this month and we are looking back from this place where we are now, in awe. Julia is still doing well and is almost 7 months out of treatment this time. We are beyond happy but never relieved. This past few weeks has brought many declarations of bad news in our little… Continue

Added by Kathy on October 5, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Ten skills every new parent should acquire

1. One-armed dish washing, vacuuming and cleaning in general. Bid farewell to your other arm as it will soon be permanently attached to a child. Read more

Added by Stacey M on October 5, 2009 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Free Ebook on Social Networking and Leveraging Social Media

I ran across this free ebook yesterday on social networking and was very impressed by what I learned. The sections on Facebook and Twitter were by far the best.

Here is the location where you can download it from:
http://tinyurl.com/ya2xyqo


Added by Aaliyah Evans on October 5, 2009 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

SPROUT BABY and GIVEAWAY



VISIT HERE to enter
I have had many responses lately from readers and friends wanting to know some more safe and great products for babies. It's good news that the amount of healthy, safe, and organic products out there is increasing. New mommies don't have the energy and time to search for the best baby food, colic remedies, safe… Continue

Added by Pualani on October 5, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

GodSPAMit!

Stop by and chat about how SPAM is taking over our lives!

www.pajamasandcoffee.com

Added by Mary McCarthy on October 5, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Enter to win a halloween book flip book

One of my goals this year has been to spend more quality time with the kids and reading is one of the things Abbie and I both love!



This week we have read a few great books, one of which is written and illustrated by Melanie Walsh. Trick Or Treat is a fun BOARD Book with flaps to peek under.

Simple fun sentences make this a great book for your new reader to read to you for bedtime !



So here's your chance to WIN a copy. Sent to… Continue

Added by Karrine (Kay) McFarlane on October 5, 2009 at 12:29pm — No Comments

What do you look for in a Preschool?

Your son just turned 2 and you feel it's time to enroll him in a daycare setting where he can socialize with other children. You decided to look at the 5 closest schools to your home. What exactly are you looking for? What catches your eyes and thoughts right away? What makes you decide not to enroll in a school?

Added by The Kids Gym on October 5, 2009 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Sales Guy Survives Run In With Mom

I have wrapped up my maternity leave and am now enjoying my official Mabel duties. One of these duties includes overseeing the Sales Department, which is kind of funny since I almost killed a sales guy this week.



The other evening I was nagged by the sound of a faint knock at our door. I was just starting all the bedtime routines and it was a particularly challenging evening since daddy-o was out of town.



I ignored the nagging knocking as long as possible then finally… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on October 5, 2009 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

The hinge

It's 2 am and I'm soaked.



Is this a lively, lurid missive promoting great sex in the middle of the night? NOPE



Is this a discussion of an unfortunate side effects of seratonin uptake medications used for deep and profound depression? NOPE



Is this the launch of a tirade over the indignity of perimenopausal nightsweats? NOPE



It's about a little known feature of toilet design--the hinge. Yes, there is a hinge that works in two directions, one to lift the… Continue

Added by Kathleen Hoffman on October 5, 2009 at 9:45am — No Comments

Walking the Talk...The Best You Can

Benjamin Franklin is remembered for a plethora of great things, ranging from his ability to rise in the world as a printer to his inventions to his role in the formation of our country. In The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Franklin writes of how he came to create his Thirteen Values in order to live a virtuous and productive life. His eleventh value, "chastity," carried the notation, "Rarely use venery but for health or offspring; Never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or… Continue

Added by Michele Pfm on October 5, 2009 at 9:27am — No Comments

Soldier Trades M16 for Peace

At 15, most of Jason’s friends had dropped out of school. At 17, Jason was thinking about dropping out, too. He found himself sitting in school suspension in October of his senior year of high school for skipping too many days of school. He plotted his escape by telling the teacher he wanted to check out the colleges who were recruiting students in the gymnasium that day. Jason wasn’t interested in college. This was just a way to get out of suspension. The first booth he came to was a Marine… Continue

Added by Amy Musing on October 5, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Moms, I've let myself go! What about you?

Let's face it, being "Momalicious" isn't easy. Some days I look in the mirror and say "how the heck did I get here!?" Some might think "what's the big deal?" But if you see what I see looking back at me in the mirror you'd understand. I'm not proud of it but I can go weeks without tweezing my brows or waxing my hair lip.
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Added by LizzieBtv on October 5, 2009 at 3:18am — No Comments

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