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Spare Soles: American Family Business vs Our Own Media

I wanted to talk today about a situation that I’m losing sleep over. My friend invented a slipper called Spare Soles four years ago. She has been on TV and in magazines all over the country. Expecting it to be a long tough journey the slipper did the opposite and exploded into the fashion world.



I’m posting about this because Andrea is a fellow mommy. She started this business with a baby, then became pregnant again and is continuing to run the company with two very active… Continue

Added by Lucy on June 26, 2009 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Feedback, Por Favor! Free Marketing ebook & websites!

I am really excited about some developments in my business and I wanted to share them, and especially invite any comments you might have on a couple of issues...



1 - I just released a free ebook called "Work At Home Marketing That Doesn't Suck." It has tips from other online pros on marketing from social networking to website tips. And A bonus section specifically written for parents juggling the family and business. I would love to hear feedback on that book, as well as any… Continue

Added by Tina McAllister on June 26, 2009 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Characters in the Novel - Making them Real - at Write Moms

Hi all,
I have just posted the next installment of my novel writing series on my blog. It is on "Characters in the Novel - Making them Real". Come visit me at Write Moms if you are writing a novel, or considering writing a novel. Be sure to read my other installments too.

Cheers,
DeAnna

Added by Deanna S. on June 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Auntie Anne's Pretzel Kit & Gift Card Giveaway

I just wanted to let you moms know that I am running a contest that will award the winner with a Auntie Anne's Pretzel Kit & a $5 Gift Card. Stop on over if you want to give it a try. We made a video of the item being made. It was fun, and a good way for some nice family time.

Auntie Anne's Pretzel Contest

Added by Debbie Marsden on June 26, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Three, Three and Under (From www.mommywords.com)

Yes, you heard it right! Baby #3 is expected in our house the end of January! Those adorable pics of a strange form prove that we could have an addition! I couldn’t be more excited or scared. Two under 2 is fantastic but so tiring – I can only imagine what 3 will be like. Crazy times are coming to my house. My husband would claim that I am already crazy and this will just make it crazier. While I used to act shocked, he is right. I have always been sorta wacky and now my whole life and house… Continue

Added by Brittany at Mommy Words on June 25, 2009 at 10:43pm — No Comments

The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)

The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)

Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.



What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.



“I thought… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

Dance to Lose Weight!

I've added a post to my blog: Weight Loss Mother on how to Lose weight by dancing!

Move and groove over there and check it out! Comment and let me know what you think!

Added by Megan on June 25, 2009 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Thankful Thursday



Today's post is about my family. As you can see from the picture above, we are working together to improve our health. Not only does it help us physically but brings us closer as a family. As my children grow older, their dependence on me will lessen. I can only hope, that these type of family outings and activities will continue as they grow. I am so happy and thankful to have them apart of my life and so glad that we are working out together.… Continue

Added by Laura Kelly-Pifer on June 25, 2009 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Mommy Guilt, the working mom’s nemesis! – Life Lesson 4 (from my blog drivenchick.blogspot.com)

Sometimes I think the most difficult part of having a baby is not the sleepless nights, not the crying, not the birth….it is being away from her. I won’t lie, sometimes it is a needed break when I go to work or I travel and get to sleep past 5 am but not being with her outweighs any brief moment of pleasure I have. I do feel that I am a better mommy to her because I work though. That may not be the case for everyone but for a driven chick like me, someone who thrives on competition and her… Continue

Added by Heather on June 25, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Action figure mummy

I've not been at my best today.







After being pregnant for so long i have found it hard to know what feeling 'normal' is. For example:













Is getting upset over little things still OK? and I mean not just grumpy, full on tears



Is dwelling on bad thoughts and thinking it is the end of the world normal?



How about thinking that you don't actually think you know what your doing? Is this normal thinking if you're not… Continue

Added by Amy Sheridan on June 25, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Would you Let Your Teen Get Breast Implants?!?

I have three teenage girls. If they asked me, and thankfully they have not, to allow them breast implants, I would be devastated. I would be devastated because I would know that the media machine had gotten to them. The standard of beauty so mercilessly imposed on girls and women is a mighty and relentless animal. A parent has a difficult challenge combating the messages in magazines and television and movies and music. There are lots of good reasons I could give my daughters for why a "boob… Continue

Added by Gina L. Carroll on June 25, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Good For You Muffins



These muffins are loaded with healthy but yummy goodness! Lots of grains, fruit, and even a veggie! Check out my new muffin recipe at… Continue

Added by Mama Mel on June 25, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Huge Veggies!

Just wanted to share this with others, these are coming from my Dad's garden.

A 2.5lb tomato and a 19" zucchini, anyone top that?



I hate to say it, but I'm sick of eating squash and tomatoes. LOL

Happy Summer.…







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Added by RD Jentsch on June 25, 2009 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Wateroos GIVEAWAY!!! 2- 6 packs, lunch cooler, and 2 hard cases!

Like many parents I'm always trying to avoid the amount of sugar my toddler gets. This includes juice filled with sugar. With how busy we are and constantly on the go, I'm finding it easy to throw juice boxes in the diaper bag. "Easy" loves them and they're so much easier. So when I found Wateroos I was stoked! It makes both baby and mommy happy! He gets his juice box and I get less sugar. Yeah! "Wateroos are fruit-flavored waters to be as delicious as possible without sugar or artificial… Continue

Added by Mommy-momo on June 25, 2009 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

Wow

Lindsey and Michaela are going with their grandparents up to their cottage for almost three weeks. I am only going to have Adela! It will be like a vacation!

Maybe I can catch up on some blogging:)

Added by Vickie on June 25, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Passing the dreaded bathing suit test

"Do you want to come swimming with us?" my kids asked a few days ago on a beautiful, sunny, warm Seattle day (we do get those once in awhile).



It's astonishing how many thoughts can flit through someone's mind in the space of a couple of seconds.



I recently wrote an article titled, 'Bikini season almost here - are your daughters… Continue

Added by Maria Christensen on June 25, 2009 at 1:54am — No Comments

Autralia: The Movie

I love romantic comedies or just comedies. It makes me happy. When I blog more about the movies I watch, you'll see why! :-) So, it's kind of strange by my standards to find me watching something like AUSTRALIA. I mean, AUSTRALIA?



Fine. I'll choke it up. It's Hugh Jackman, awright? Sheesh.....



But I love Nicole Kidman too - so, give me some credit here. It wasn't ENTIRELY a hormone-based decision.



So, I start watching and get enthralled with Jackman on a horse… Continue

Added by Marsha Maung on June 25, 2009 at 1:43am — No Comments

Something to share...

Well, for a while now I have been having this uncomfortable "pain" in the evenings (yup, JUST the evening, and night, until I lay down). As if my boy is pushing a foot or knee or elbow at the same place constantly! upper right quadrant of my belly... And it feels like a bruise every time i touch it or cough or laugh etc...

I was wondering if any one is having this to? It's annoying more than anything. But it's been going on for over 2 months. Some days I don't have it but I do most of the… Continue

Added by Melina Latremouille on June 25, 2009 at 12:18am — No Comments

For the First Time

I got to see my sweet baby boy for the first time yesterday, had a 3D sonogram. I love that we now have this awesome technology. I understand what it's like to wait until they are born to see them, my other two are old enough that this was not a possibility when I was pregnant with them.



There are some special things about boys that don't happen with girls. They are taught to feel macho and tough and to not cry. More so by their dads than by their moms. In fact, we have a pink crib… Continue

Added by Valerie Owings on June 24, 2009 at 5:31pm — No Comments

My Watkins Kitty


Read about my Waktins Kitty Here!

Added by Michelle Lee on June 24, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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