I won’t say the name of this organization because then I can speak more freely, but there was a meeting last night that my son and husband attended. It was a meeting for kids. Boys only, to be specific. While I say this with complete and utter respect, compassion and understanding, women and girls have no place at these meetings. Trust me. [more HERE]
Added by Amy Musing on October 27, 2009 at 11:15am —
Our fellow blogging mom, jgoode, is having a fun Halloween coloring contest that runs through Oct. 31, 2009. You and your kids can get in the festive spirit for October fun by downloading a not-so-spooky Halloween coloring page… FREE, at our blog, Moms Who Make Stuff.…
As you know I’m not real big on the give away thing. I just don’t have it in me to ask someone tweet, retweet, post, follow, add a button, blah, blah, blah and then tally up points.
HOWEVER, I was sent a package to pass along to my readers. Here’s what the promotion is about (And yes, there is a “for you” part to this.):
General Mills wants to send you and your family to the movies for free and here’s how! You can receive a free… Continue
As I am sure it is apparent by now, I like to get good deals – and I enjoy it even more if I can get things for free. But, believe it or not, even I have my limits. There are just some lines I will not cross, and I know the perfect story to tell you to demonstrate this fact.
When my husband, Rob, and I had been married for about 3 or 4 months, we were living in Manhattan, Kansas. Rob was in the Army, stationed at Ft. Riley, a post located about 30 minutes away from our… Continue
Added by Kelly Seiler on October 26, 2009 at 10:47pm —
Homemade Reed Diffusers: How-To & Tips
Reed diffusers are decorative air fresheners for the home that work with scented oils and reeds. The oil travels up the reeds to release their fragrance into the air around them. No need to use aerosol sprays, light candles or plugin air fresheners, the process handles itself naturally.
They’re very popular since you can choose from an endless amount of fragrances, have no open flames…Continue
Added by Peg on October 26, 2009 at 7:03pm —
One of the cardinal rules of blogging is to be consistent with how often you post. Whether you post several times a day, a once a week, or even once a month, its important to be consistent. So what do you do if you know you are going to be away from your computer for a few days or weeks and don't want your readers to miss an update? Schedule them in advance!
Most blogging platforms allow you to create drafts of posts and schedule them for later publication. You can usually find this… Continue
Even though it’s a rainy day, I want to take a drive out to Ohio farm country, specifically to drive by our old house. I expect it to look the same — a little, two-bedroom farmhouse surrounded by mature trees. I had to have that house when I saw the 200-year old shagbark hickories and enormous oaks, the woods, the barn, the long cement driveway lined with peony bushes, the bird houses atop posts planted along the creek that divided our property from a soy field, farmed by a man who goes by the… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on October 26, 2009 at 1:35pm —
I am having the “baby jones’.” Much like an addict, it’s this uncontrollable urge to want to have a baby. In college, the ‘baby jones’’ crept in like clockwork twice a year. It was easy to push aside. “I'm too young/selfish/adventurous/immature/single”', I'd tell myself.
Now, I’m jonesing for a baby fix constantly; it shows no signs of slowing. Many of my previous issues are resolved. I have no more valid excuses. It’s time.
At least, I think it is. I am 30-years-old and… Continue
I’m always so chuffed when people take the time to forward something that might be of interest to me. Have a look – this clip is a beauty. A lovely teenager with autism gets his chance on the basketball court and absolutely shines – elevated to hero status by his supportive peers cheering him on. It is truly moving.
It also annoys the crap out of me.
When I see this clip, it makes me want to… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on October 26, 2009 at 11:19am —
I am sponsoring a random drawing for custom postcards from Uprinting.com. Great for promoting your art or shop! Just leave a comment before noon Thursday 10/29 to enter. Comment must state what you will do with them if you are the winner.
For the past nine years my daughter, Selah and I have lived a peaceful life abiding by our Halloween treaty until now. This year we both find ourselves at an impasse, and neither party wants to concede or compromise. But I’m the Queen Bee of Kingdom Stewart, so by default what I say goes. Yet, as a parent I find myself mulling over the situation. I want Selah to understand why Halloween—rather the unHalloweening-- matter to the Kingdom and to her.… Continue
Added by Dee on October 26, 2009 at 10:15am —
At Bella and Gracie's we are so excited about our new family member Elise and would like to share the joy by hosting a giveaway. We are so blessed to have a new baby girl and thought a great way to celebrate would be to give other lucky mothers a chance to win one of our special burp cloths. It only requires to steps:
When I started on my green journey, one of the first things I changed was all of our personal care products. Everything from shampoo to body wash to lotion. I learned that all of the items we were using were loaded with chemicals that were not doing us any good. Some of the dangerous ingredients you will find on traditional products are formaldehyde, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate and sadly, so much more. I want to quickly take a look at one of these to… Continue
It goes without saying that everyone wants their children to have the best education...the question many parents face is where will my child receive the best education, public, private or home school?
When I grew up, this choice belonged to only the very wealthy families. At no point was where I would go to school a topic of discussion. Public school wasn't even referred to as "public" school. It was just school. Everyone I knew just went to… Continue
I have gotten from some that it is better to be a stay at home mom because it is better for the family, but what if the mother is the primary breadwinner of the family and it is the man who stays at home with the family? Is that just as good as having a stay at home mom on location with the children?
With the first baby, most mothers are very particular. I know I was. This is your first baby and you want everything to be perfect. I spent hours organizing the diaper bag before the baby even came. I spent obscene amounts of time thinking about which type of baby wipes I wanted to use. I bought more bottles of hand sanitizer than I'd care to mention and stationed them around the house in various pre-determined locations. I set up multiple changing stations and outfitted them with pampers,… Continue
The reason it's difficult for most small businesses and online marketers is that the majority of popular site promotion strategies either take up A LOT of time, cost a lot of money, or are too risky. Right?Mommy Tyme,…