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How Much Do I Eat to Lose Weight?

This is probably one of the top questions for anyone embarking on a new diet and fitness plan. Follow these simple instructions to determine the approximate number of calories you should be eating to lose weight. To lose a pound a week, you must create a 3,500-calorie deficit, or burn 500 calories per day more than you eat. Here is an example of how a 150-pound personal would achieve that:

Add a zero to your body weight (150 + 0) =… Continue

Added by Coach Jenn on June 8, 2009 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Body After Baby Challenge

Every Monday on Mama Notes, we come together to talk honestly about are bodies after having babies. It sure does change things doesn't it? Unless you're one of those gals born with perfect body and have stayed the same size since high school. Your body is different now that it's carried a child. Maybe your hips are wider, your skin is looser, or your muscles are weak. You're carrying an extra 5 pounds, an extra 30 pounds. You might have red stretch marks that make you feel self conscious. A… Continue

Added by Samantha @ Mama Notes on June 8, 2009 at 3:34pm — No Comments

The Waddle

I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm now waddling. (In case you're wondering, I also joined the pregnant bloggers club, but no one seems to read it). Anyway, if you didn't guess, yes, I'm expecting. I'm now six and a half months along, having a boy. We all know it's going to happen, there's no avoiding it. I've been trying to get some exercise for the health of the baby, as well as for "an easier delivery". Uh huh. So, on days when I don't feel like absolute crap and the weather is nice,… Continue

Added by Valerie Owings on June 8, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Daycare Week 1- Hand Foot Mouth

ET loves his daycare. We love his daycare. What we don't love? Hand Foot Mouth Disease, which we aren't sure if he has or not. Regardless, he has something that is viral.

He is good. We are good. Life is good.

I laugh in the face of illness.

Added by Nicole Collier on June 8, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Celebrating 37

Dillon International is celebrating its 37th birthday this July! As part of the event we are holding local events and raising money for the children in South Korea, China, Ghana, Russia, Ethiopia, Haiti and other areas. Contact me at to find out about birthday events in your area!

Added by orphanCare/Dillon International on June 8, 2009 at 12:42pm — No Comments

I knew this day would come

My son was so bad yesterday! He was defiant, mouthy, kept hitting, kicking and throwing things...and I don't even want to talk about once we left church! I said to myself..." I knew this day would come....the day when I could use a Mom-Free day." He was on my crap list. I actually had to put him punishment for half a day! To be honest, I didn't feel that bad either. Got mom woo's, share them in a comment! I'm sure a lot of us can relate!

Added by Sharee on June 8, 2009 at 10:39am — No Comments


Entertaining for my daughter's 3rd birthday party was so exhausting! My back hurts.

Added by Vickie on June 7, 2009 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Working furiously and getting results

spending a lot of time on the laptop lately. getting eye strain and a headache. but worth it. more followers. yeah! just posted about composition and sports photography.

Added by Stacie Errera on June 7, 2009 at 11:04pm — 1 Comment

Breaking baby of night time bottle of milk

Today was night one of putting the baby to sleep without a bottle of milk, and letting him comfort himself! I must say irs harder then it sounds! To hear his cry broke my heart! I wanred to hold him and sqeeze him! It would have been alot easier for us to just give in but we dud it! I ended up sitting in his room and put sime classical mysic that he normally listens to on , and he finally flipped onto his belly and fell asleep! He did need to know I was there but at least that kept him from… Continue

Added by Desirae Perez on June 7, 2009 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Disney's New Princess: Will she measure up?!?

We all know what is required of a Disney princess! Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine, et al. Will Disney's newest and first black princess join this mega-popular line-up? Will she measure up? Will the Black community be happy with her? Undoubtedly!

We Black parents are excited...but a little bit worried...

Added by Gina L. Carroll on June 7, 2009 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Part 2 - Tools and Tips: Keywords - Long and Short Tail..

My last blog was on content and setting up your website. Great! Well I received a few emails from readers who said

"Why didn't you start with Keywords"

Good question! Why didn't I? Maybe I assumed that you know that you should do really good keyword research prior to posting content to your site. Or maybe I want you to write about your product/service from your heart! Make it emotional I said! Right? I truly believe that when you write something about your product the… Continue

Added by Shari Pilo on June 6, 2009 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Juicy Juice freebie

(copied from my blog at

Juicy Juice has launched a new line of products for children designed to enchance Brain development and immunity. One fortified with DHA and the other with Vitamin C & Zinc! I'm going to try some out in a few days and see what they think of them. In the meantime if you go to the Juicy Juice website, to the "Special offers" page you can get… Continue

Added by Erin on June 6, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

I'm taking the comment challenge! Are you game?

In the month of May, I was invited to take a comment challenge hosted by Harriet . Of course, being a competitive mama, I accepted.

I am so very thankful that Harriet took this initiative! I had so much fun making these comments and meeting new bloggers. So, now, I'm participating again for the month of…


Added by Angela McCoy on June 6, 2009 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

A tyring time!

I went to my lovely friend (mummy B's) house again on Friday for our weekly get together, I look forward to seeing her so much and our kids get on really well.

We have a range of ages when all our brood are together, my 3year old is only a month older than mummy B's little boy and her 8month old boy fills the age gap between my pudding and 19month old. It is like a mini nursery when they're all together as they run up and down the house following each other like a gaggle of geese.… Continue

Added by Amy Sheridan on June 6, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments

We TRIED to go meet and greet with Miss DC

yesterday we tried to go meet and greet with Miss DC. We live in Hampton Roads and to DC is about a 2 1/2, to 3 hour drive give or take. It was Friday, It was raining, it took 5 hours. We missed the event by 9 minutes...

Traffic and Musings on Beauty Queens

Added by Cailin Yates on June 6, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Information on C-Sections

Information for C-Section Moms

What to Pack for a C-Section:

♥What to Pack for Expectant Mom's Bag

♥Packing for Your Husband and New Baby…


Added by morgan on June 6, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

My First Session with Dr. Facebook

My First Session with Dr. Facebook

by Pam Victor

I’m just going to come right out and put it on the table here. I suffer from C.A.P.S. (Cyber Addictive Personality Syndrome,) and I am seeking help for my Facebook addiction. This confession is the first step of my therapy with Dr. Facebook.

Ironically, I heard about Dr. Facebook online. Typically, I try to ignore those insulting advertisements on the right side of my screen. Wondering if the sinewy grasp of Facebook’s… Continue

Added by Pamela Victor on June 5, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

I Do? Yes, I Did

I have a wedding anniversary coming up and if you asked me how long I've been married I couldn't tell you. It's not that I don't care, I just don't remember. It's a numbers thing with me. Can't add, subtract or recall them in any way, shape, or form. I admit that I am numerically challenged. I rode the "special" bus with the other mathematically dim children when I was in elementary school.

I was married in a beautiful Pacific Heights mansion overlooking the San Francisco Bay. My… Continue

Added by A on June 5, 2009 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Heavenly Halo

Thanks to the wonderful people at Silver Cross and Amy Jonston at Wolfstar my Halo buggy arrived today for me to review and try out.

The Halo's main feature is the unique elliptical frame (the ‘halo’ around the child) which delivers exceptional protection and simple flexibility. It also Converts to a complete travel system with the Ventura car seat.

I can honestly say it is the best buggy I have ever had. With 2wheels to click on and the hood to be attached (which also… Continue

Added by Amy Sheridan on June 5, 2009 at 4:07pm — No Comments

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