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I've Been Nomitated to win $10,000



Holy cow, I can't believe it. I've been nominated for the $10,000 quarterly prize at Team Beachbody. I could not have done it without the support of this wonderful community. Please take a moment to stop in and vote for me at the Team Beachbody Million Dollar Body Contest.



If you are not a member, You can sign up for free to vote too. Thanks for your support!…



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Added by Coach Jenn on August 13, 2009 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment

Back to School

Hope everyone is having a great first few days back at school. Those of us in Tulsa started yesterday or today, but I hear that some schools aren't starting until September.

We are finishing up our 37th birthday celebration this week and have had several people decide to celebrate with Dillon by supporting our humanitarian aid program, orphanCare. We're very excited about the orphanCare program right now, because we are now in 15 countries and on almost every continent and have a great… Continue

Added by orphanCare/Dillon International on August 13, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Top 10 Ways to Create an Independent Son

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs you'll ever have. While raising competent, responsible individuals capable of making sound decisions is every parents goal, creating a balance of nurture with freedom can be a difficult balance for a parent to achieve. In my opinion, being a good parent means providing a consistent framework of guidance and nurture while letting go of a little control so your child can confidently learn how to make good choices independently. Someone once told me, a… Continue

Added by Renee Martinez on August 13, 2009 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

I Shut My Mouth (With a Glue Gun)

I’m heavily involved in my town’s football program. My son is in the PeeWee division, going into 4th grade. Tonight was the first night of sizing kids for equipment. My son came with me.



Tonight:



■When he wanted to goof around playing football (no equipment on) with kids 3 and 4 years older than him, I shut my mouth.

■When I saw him “guarding” a kid forty pounds larger that him, I shut my mouth.

■When I saw him get tossed by another kid who was 6 inches… Continue

Added by Nancy on August 12, 2009 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Using a Small List to Simplify

Simplifying your life can be very overwhelming. Kind of ironic that while making an effort to simplify you may be overwhelmed. You can’t simplify your life overnight. You can’t do it all at once. You must take small steps and work toward a goal. What is that goal? How do I know if I live a “simple” life you ask? I would venture to say that all of us (myself included) could simplify our lives. My idea of living a more simple life may be different from yours which is what makes us individuals.… Continue

Added by Catherine Bernard on August 12, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Most "Mother Centered" photography studio

I would like to inform everyone about the new Kiddie Kandids location in Babies "R" Us / Toys "R" Us in Moreno Valley. We are an elite children and family photography studio, who customize in capturing your child's personality and creating enduring memories that last a life time. We have all trained photographer who love working with children of all ages and ensure that your experience will be a memorable one. Contact us today to book an appointment and take advantage of our new Faces… Continue

Added by Kiddie Kandids on August 12, 2009 at 6:22pm — No Comments

sea bass with homemade tomato puree


I make this recipe with sea bass, but it can also be made with salmon or halibut. It is delicious, INCREDIBLY easy and a crowd pleaser. I serve it with an heirloom salad. Both recipes here.

Added by Stefanie Mullen on August 12, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Let It Go

Do you even know what it’s like to let everything go, not care and worry about responsibilities anymore? Sometimes, when you take a good look at your life, do you sit there and wonder how amazing it would be if you could be a kid all over again? Kids have the best lives ever! They need to know that and I tell my kids all the time - that they need to be carefree and not stress out about minor things.



One of my kids refused to go barefoot and sit down on the grass while licking his… Continue

Added by Marsha Maung on August 12, 2009 at 12:27am — No Comments

WARNING: Blush Alert.. The following may make you blush. I will admit that this probably is not something I would have written without having been provoked. However, when author or the book, "Church…

WARNING: Blush Alert..



The following may make you blush. I will admit that this probably is not something I would have written without having been provoked. However, when author or the book, "Churched", Matthew Paul Turner, requested articles from Christians about teaching your children about sex, to promote his new book, "What You Didn't Learn From Your Parents About Sex". I couldn't resist an attempt to ride his coat tails into the land of post modern literature. Now that it's… Continue

Added by Dana Ellis on August 11, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

All They Want to Eat is Junk

Read this blog to the tune of All She Wants to Do is Dance by Don Henley.



I'm roasting tomatillos, turning on the grill

and they want to eat is junk, junk, junk

Mommies been mommies, will be mommies still

and all kids want to eat is junk



Tired parents walking 'round with sleep in their eyes

and all the kids are eating junk, junk, junk

Coffee by the potful is speed in disguise

and all the kids will eat is

all the kids will eat is… Continue

Added by Samantha Gianulis on August 11, 2009 at 5:41pm — No Comments

There is always next Monday

After having 2 kids in the space of 3 years, my body isn't the temple it used to be. I have always been one of those lucky people with a metabolism like a bullet train however I've noticed since having my little angels that it is less on time and more delays expected.

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Added by Laura C on August 11, 2009 at 5:31pm — No Comments

beanpoles are people too

Gals do your sons play football? If they do, I am sure can relate. As a mom it is beyond scary! Yesterday was the first day my son put on pads and began hitting and I needed a drink BIG TIME! Full… Continue

Added by Stefanie Mullen on August 11, 2009 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Help me along with ShopRite and General Mills to fight against hunger in the USA.

Please read my blog post on Lucky June.

For 30 comments, ShopRite and General Mills will donate a box of cereal to a food bank.
We all post comments to win giveaways for ourselves, this time post so that the giveaway will be for a person or child in need of food.

Thank you so much.
Blessings to all,
~Jacqueline

LUCKY JUNE

Added by Jacqueline on August 11, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

My Little Artist

Inspired by a past episode of J&K Plus 8, where Kate takes the little kids to do some painting, I picked up a few canvases at the beginning of summer. Munch planned the main colors and I added another complementary one or two as she painted. Here are the results-…

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Added by Janice on August 10, 2009 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Freakin' Myself Out

My husband went out of town for a few days. Yesterday evening we had a bad storm that passed through and it scared me enough to take the kids in the basement! It took me a while to calm down so I could sleep. I hate when I freak myself out!

Added by Vickie on August 10, 2009 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Going With the Flow

1963 through 2008, me to my mom:



Very funny mom



2009 through ?, my son to me:



Very LOLish mom



In case you are not familiar with the term “LOL” (besides asking “where have you been?”), here is the definition from the Urban Dictionary:



lol

It’s original definition was “Laughing out loud” (also written occasionally as “Lots of Laughs”), used as a brief acronym to denote great amusement in chat conversations.



Now, it… Continue

Added by Nancy on August 10, 2009 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Mommy's Time Out

I thought I could do it. I thought I could take all the children of the neighborhood, and their friends too, and give them a fun, safe place to be this summer. It turns out that takes more inner strength than I possess. At least day-after-day.



I was able to get away for 2 whole nights last weekend. I had play-dates/sleep-overs arranged for both our girls, and our dog too. While away I received calls about behavior, along with "what should I do?" queries. Hmmm... I wasn't feeling so… Continue

Added by Ann Harrison on August 10, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Out of the Mouths of Babes

My cousin just had her first baby, an adorable girl named Claire Maeve.



It was discovered at an early ultra-sound that the baby was going to have a cleft lip. Although minor on the scale of things that can go wrong, it is still news that parents need to digest. The mama and papa (to-be) were amazing - they digested the news quickly, did their research, met with professionals and spent the rest of the pregnancy excitedly anticipating the… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on August 10, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Have you heard? The Huge Lips, Skinny Hips sweepstakes!!

Would you like to travel to New York City on some else’s dime? Or win a whole collection of “diet” lip glosses?

Who’s gonna say no to that! Well, Purple Lab NYC has a super cool sweepstakes running that everyone can enter!…




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Added by Bionic Beauty on August 10, 2009 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Good Fun with Family and Friends

As always, summer weekends are busy, busy, busy! But I love that we've had the opportunity to get together so often with family and friends. Last weekend, we celebrated my sister's birthday-

would you believe my parents had NO birthday candles in the house? I guess it's time to buy them a box!

AudioDad's been busy with a project I've been wanting done for so long- we… Continue

Added by Janice on August 10, 2009 at 12:07pm — No Comments

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