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A New Pink Chair

This is a wonderful day for me, I got a new power chair. I find it more exciting than a new car, since I use it more. The neatest thing is I got it in pink, which is a favorite color for me. The picture does not show the color well.

I am thankful for a power chair and feel for those who cannot get one. They do cost, so everyone cannot afford them around the world. Some do not have a manual wheelchair, which I would love to help them someday.

Added by Kimberly Standard on October 18, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

To Ethan (12 Months)

Dear Ethan,

Happy Birthday, my handsome boy! In 2 days, you will be officially ONE YEAR OLD! Just another 18 years to go, you can buy vodka all by yourself!

I've been thinking what to tell you (cont.)…


Added by Fanny on October 18, 2009 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

Birthday Monkey Cake

So, it was is the day yesterday! The day I had an once-in-a-life-time celebration cake to make that I even rehearsed a month ago - my boy's very first birthday party! (cont.)

Added by Fanny on October 18, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

"Psycho Killer"

Check out my blog for my top ten scariest movies ever, just in time to honor Halloween!

Added by ajm on October 18, 2009 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Don't Dance in Front of Your Kid!

I've been asked to re-post this; while it's true that it's easy to scroll down and find it, my friend pointed out that new visitors to the blog might not do so, and another friend said they hadn't seen this one at all. So, since it's a favorite I'm going to repost it.

I also want to add one thought about why kids don't like their parents to dance in front of them. I touched on this in the comments section, but I want to elaborate. Dancing sexualizes a person (I mean, unless you're… Continue

Added by Sarah Reinhardt on October 18, 2009 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Do What You Have to Do to Hold it Together For the Kid

Remember the days when crazy was interesting? There was a time I did my best to embellish my childhood, making it seem as nuts and dysfunctional as possible. Here's a recurring question in this blog: What was I thinking? And it's accompanying answer: Clearly I wasn't.

I rushed off to therapy when I was 20-years-old. Not that I didn't need it, but to be honest, I think my main motivation was because I thought it was "cool". It was cool to be traumatized, and if there was a label, I… Continue

Added by Sarah Reinhardt on October 18, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Healthy Halloween Treats

Kids on candy overload? Here are six fun – yet healthy – recipes for parties or after-school snacks from Disney FamilyFun magazine.

Black Bean Cat Crudite´s

No bones about it, this kitty skeleton makes a healthy centerpiece for Halloween parties or school gatherings. Just arrange assorted fresh vegetables and a bowl of your favorite black bean dip in the shape of a spooky cat.

Edible Eyeballs…


Added by Single Rose on October 18, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Family Update

I wanted to do a blog post today about the family. I haven't done one since, well, I can't even remember the last time I really updated everyone on the family.

I will start with Liliann, as she is the youngest. She started preschool this year in Mrs. Harriman's class. Mrs. Harriman is our angel teacher. Damon had her and now Lili does. She is THE best. The kids thrive when they are in her class and she always goes above and beyond. I couldn't ask for a better teacher. Lili has been… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

A Challenge to you Bloggers!

This is a challenge to all you bloggers out there. I want to see your list! WHAT DO YOU WANT????



I want every single person in the entire world to feel like they are part of something amazing. Life. I want them to have the chance to succeed just like the next person. I want them to know they can fall in love with any one they choose. I want every child to have the same chance as the next. I want every single person to be just that, HUMAN. Not… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments


I know this is a corny post.....but I had to do it.

GARTH BROOKS IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(insert me, jumping up and down, screaming my lungs out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)




He is going to be doing some shows in Vegas coming up soon… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Part two of my heart hurts............

I had to finish this tonight because well, at 230 in the morning, I more ramble than anything. So I wanted to make sure I got the information out here that I started out typing last night, but finishing tonight.

I talked a lot last blog post regarding Intended Parents not being their for their surrogate or the exact opposite, how the IP's are more into the journey than the surrogate.

What I did not get to was how it can be the same way on the other side of the… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

My heart hurts...............................

For most of my life, parts that I can actually remember, I have always put on an outer shell that has made me appear to be tough, and not caring. Showing those that I can handle anything and everything. There are things that bring me down, but I always bounce back quicklky, never spending the time to care or let others into that part of me.

I don't honestly know how to continue it, or if I even can for much longer. I have always been told that to be emotional shows weakness. That is… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

The first six years.....

When Ryan and I first announced we were getting married, we had mixed emotions coming at us from all sides. Some thought we were much too young, others thought we were only doing it because we were pregnant. We had one person tell us that the first five years are the most difficult of your marriage because during those five years, you start really getting to know how a person is. And throwing kids in there really shakes that up even more. So when he… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Who knew life could change so much?

Two years ago if you would have asked me how life was, I would have probably said, its fine. And it was. I was happy with my job, the kids were both young and we were a pretty normal, happy family. I was pregnant two years ago. Not carrying my third child. But carrying the life for someone who physically was unable. The journey was going smoothly. There were times I was sad that they were unable, due to distance and time, to come to any dr appts. I had not grown close to the pregnancy like so… Continue

Added by Bethany Jones on October 18, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Bella and Gracie's Fall line of Girls Dresses

With the weather slowly changing here in Arizona I am starting to get in the "Fall" frame of mind. Although it is still getting up to a 100 degrees on some days the desire to put together some fall inspired outfits is eating at me. You can only wear tank tops and shorts for so long!!

Along with the vintage look I wanted to add some colors that pop and work well with layers. That was the inspiration for the red polka-dot dress with black flowered trim.

Although it is still… Continue

Added by Karen Stinchfield on October 18, 2009 at 10:10am — 1 Comment


I don't think that this post will be long because there's really not much I want to say about it, but that could change if I start getting fired up talking about it.

The Justice of the Peace in LA has every right to feel how he feels even though he's ignorant for doing what he did. It was a violation of those peoples civil rights and he should of known better. But that's the issue right. Racist people don't seem to know better. They spew ignorance from every orifice of their bodies… Continue

Added by Katrina on October 17, 2009 at 11:09pm — 1 Comment


I took a walk in the woods on Saturday. All by myself. This may not sound like a big deal to some, but I’m—er, over 40 and have never taken a walk in the woods by myself before. As a family, we’ve done plenty of hiking all around the beautiful state of Michigan, as well as in several other states and countries. But on this particular day, my husband was out of town for work, and my kids were busy with their activities.

As I drove my son to… Continue

Added by Holly Bowne on October 17, 2009 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Weight and Fitness Update with Photos

4-month Dietoversary picture:

It appears that I'm going to need new work-out clothes. I had purchased Danskin capris and shorts from Walmart, but now they are sliding off my rear and hips as I work-out. Kind-of poses an issue when your pants are falling, and you have to stop working-out to pull them up, or they're being held up by the leg-strap on the EAS Active. Heh.…


Added by Lisa @CrazyAdventuresinParenting on October 17, 2009 at 3:00pm — 13 Comments

New Giveaway, Artist Feature & Studio Tour!

Leave a comment on my blog ( to enter random drawing for this Original Painting,Inspiration, by DJ arts. (ends 10/22)

I have posted a 2 part Interview with DJ. You can see her enchanting artwork & read about her thoughts on art… Continue

Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on October 17, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

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