When someone does something for you so amazing, how do you say thank you? How can you possibly use two words that have become so over used in today's society, when it means so much more than just a simple thank you.
I am very grateful for the friendships that I have in life. Only because I don't honestly have that many. I have people who I talk to and would go have supper with now and then, but true friendships, I can literally count on the… Continue
Added by Bethany Jones on October 7, 2009 at 9:02am —
OUT OF THE CLOSET!
No, not the broom closet LOL But the guys at work officially know that I am a surrogate, and they are cool with it. THANK FREAKING GOD! I feel like a weight has been lifted some. I was worried about the reaction as many of the people I work with on the dock are really close minded. And I literally had to explain the process because they had no idea it was possible to do that. SO yea, tells you how close minded they are.
But now that its out I feel like I… Continue
Added by Bethany Jones on October 7, 2009 at 9:01am —
Mommy, What is Heaven?
For the last two years, I have been dreading this moment in time. My five-year old asked me with a curious look in his eye. My mind raced, my heartbeat sped up. What do I say? How do I answer that question?
On Monday, September 21st, 2009, my husband lost his last grandfather to heart failure. We told the children that he died. They know what death is and are somewhat okay with the idea. They understand it when bugs and animals die, but they have… Continue
Added by Bethany Jones on October 7, 2009 at 9:01am —
This post could very well get me unfollowed on Twitter. Mommy bloggers all over are going to read this (this assumes, of course, that I have that many readers) and say "See? It's women like that who don't deserve a child." Look, I'm just one of those women who knows her limitations. I have one very awesome daughter and absolutely no wish to roll that particular set of dice again. Nope. I know when to fold and walk away from the table. And don't ask me about these gambling metaphors either.… Continue
Added by Michele on October 7, 2009 at 8:41am —
When I heard about the World Breastfeeding Challenge, scheduled for October 3, I immediately knew I wanted to go. I’m up for a challenge! All over the world mothers would unite and latch on their children at the same time — what a great idea to promote breastfeeding! So Landon and I drove to the White Plains, New York, location, which was Full Circle Family Care. I told him there would be a lot of babies, and since he loves babies, he was all exited.
I was proudly sporting my “Yes,… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 7, 2009 at 1:50am —
I am sitting in my living room listening to the wind whip everything that isn't nailed down around. I really hope nothing goes through our living room windows!lol.
Dare I say winter is upon us and the warm weather is just a memory that will have to keep us warm for the next five months.
All summer you hear people complaining about how hot it is, how unbearable the heat is, blah blah blah. Now the cold has arrived and a new wimper will be heard around Alberta. "It's too cold, is it… Continue
Added by Katrina on October 6, 2009 at 11:48pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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…
Added by Juliana RW on October 6, 2009 at 8:20am —
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…
Added by Michele Pfm on October 6, 2009 at 8:15am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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:
Added by Aaliyah Evans on October 5, 2009 at 4:14pm —
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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 —
Stop by and chat about how SPAM is taking over our lives!
Added by Mary McCarthy on October 5, 2009 at 2:06pm —
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 —