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Maternity Leave



If you commented on the Name Game blog entry, keep watch on Caitlin’s “Mabel Files” (www.blog.mabel.ca) where she will soon be posting the winner of the Camp Pack. Caitlin takes care of all the official stuff and I get to have the blogging fun. Heck, I’m on maternity leave so it seems fair that I run the contest and someone else worries about monitoring entries, wouldn’t you say?



Although I’m on mat leave, I have not fallen off the… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on June 1, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Should I Join Facebook?

I am feeling so much pressure to join Facebook. But I am reluctant for so many reasons. Some having to do with the CIA (I am, after all, the President of the Paranoid Club!) and some having to do with the fact that I still view it primarily as a forum for young adults and high schoolers.



I feel it belongs to my children. Facebook was new when my two oldest went off to college. I still feel that it is theirs and that I would be infringing. I think it's great for other adults. I am… Continue

Added by Gina L. Carroll on June 1, 2009 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

Teachers Gifts

Today's new design is in honor of all the teachers. I have a couple teachers to thank for the fabulous work they do with my kids. Show your gratitude with personalized stationery from BR Designs.

Note Cards, Bookmarks or Bookplates are great gifts for any teacher. Do not forget your music teacher, ballet instructor, coaches or any other teacher in your…

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Added by Blanca Ramirez on June 1, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

Purse Swap

Do you have handbags in your closet that you love but just haven't worn in a few seasons? Don't throw them out! Bring your fabulous and gently used handbags to the My Mommy Purse Swap. You'll be able to browse other purses and go home with a fabulous "new" find. Meet other mommies, enjoy some snacks, and bring the kiddos too. All purses that are not adopted will be donated to Dress for Success. This event is open to all women in the Houston area, not just moms.

Sunday June 14th…
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Added by LaVerne Mendoza on May 31, 2009 at 11:36pm — No Comments

here's a great Dvd for you all to watch its called TheDevils tomb!

Hi all this weekend I watched a good movie that my mom bought it's called the Devils tomb.it's got alot of scary parts and lots of action in it.Plus two hot looking military men in it lol.to bad they get killed though.And days later it still makes you think about the movie.And so sorry I haven't been on in a few days its because my son has been going threw a teething spell,seperation anxioty.And for the past couple of nights he had to sleep in the bed with mommy. which I know when he gets… Continue

Added by Jennifer Carter on May 31, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Canadian Moms finally get their say

Mom Central is coming to Canada and they're looking for Canadian Moms like you to join their Canadian Mom Testing Panel. Plus if you join during the month of June you will be entered into a draw for 1 of 5 Canon PowerShot Cameras.



Interested? Click here to find out more information and have your voice heard.…



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Added by Carrie Anne Badov on May 31, 2009 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

Sunny Daze

I forgot how much I love the sun. I've not been on holiday abroad for 5years and I have spent about 4 of those summers being pregnant. After managing through 30 degrees of heat whilst 38weeks pregnant (twice), 6months pregnant and 3months pregnant I was not a big fan of any heat whatsoever, in fact winter became my favourite time of year.







But this year it is different





1) I am NOT pregnant





2) I can fit into lovely summer dresses… Continue

Added by Amy Sheridan on May 31, 2009 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Be My Bra- Breast Cancer Petition

Friends, We have the opportunity to help get a bill passed which will allow women to receive the proper treatment and recovery time necessary after a mastectomy. Here



There’s a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It’s about eliminating the ‘drive-through’ Mastectomy where women are forced to go home just a… Continue

Added by Amee Cantagallo on May 30, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Graduation

Vanessa will be graduating from Kindergarten.

I designed an invitation for that special moment.

I am so proud of her. She is a big girl now...going to elementary school next August.

Time flies.....but she'll always be my little princess.…

invitation

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Added by Blanca Ramirez on May 29, 2009 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Recommended Children's Books

Great titles from renowned author Debbie Ladd at Deb on Air Books!

Available at DebonairBooks.com





WHAT IF?

What If? is a whimsical book that encourages young readers to think about aspects of life that are often taken for granted. Children are provided with new ways to look at simple pleasures. What If? allows them to experience a delightful journey into a fantasy world that can only be imagined.

For children ages 3-8.

28 pages - hard… Continue

Added by Debbie Ladd on May 29, 2009 at 7:53pm — No Comments

What's all the Hugging About?

Sociologists are interested in how touchy-feely our teens have become these days? Any high schooler knows that if she'd rather wave than hug to say 'hello', she may be perceived as a social misfit! How did that come to be? And is it a good thing? My teenagers and their friends are not exception. I recently went to the Prom gathering spot to take pictures of my daughter, her date and their dinner group. There was so much hugging and chest… Continue

Added by Gina L. Carroll on May 29, 2009 at 6:24pm — No Comments

you can make this review and giveaway

You can Make This Review/Giveaway

Posted by aaensons at 10:55 AM







You Can Make This is an award-winning website that offers a vast selection of sewing and crafting ebooks. There are also books for cooking, woodworking, digital scrapbooking, and much more and they are wonderful.





I do enjoy doing simple sewing projects and crafts during my spare time which is far and few between, before we had our son I had more time for these types of things. I was… Continue

Added by JoEll Aaenson on May 29, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

One week down, one to go

Well the 1st week of half term is over and

a) I'm still in one piece


b) the girls are still in one piece and


c) so is the house.



Its been a busy week so I thought i would share a little on what we've been up to. (In words and photos!)

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Added by Amy Sheridan on May 29, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Teez-Her Skinny Tank Review and Giveaway! (2 Winners)

I've been talking a lot about working out, getting in shape, and even started a running blog. Through all this hard work I AM seeing results. I've lost pretty much all my baby weight, but now my issue is toning up. Like most women with babies, my tummy is my problem area.When I got the opportunity to review The Skinny Tank by Teez-her I was super stoked! I got this tank in white. The packaging was adorable. It came in a hot pink gift bag with… Continue

Added by Mommy-momo on May 29, 2009 at 1:54pm — No Comments

&*@# Ikea . . .

I've always had a love/hate relationship with Ikea, the build-it-yourself furniture superstore. One the one hand, even before the recession I appreciated a bargain, and I like to think that even if I had $5,000 to spend on an end table, I wouldn't be so wasteful. Walking through Ikea's beautiful but maze-like showroom and seeing the ridiculously low prices gives me the same high I got the first time I went to Loehmann's (back in the day when it was a real outlet with real discounts; heck, I… Continue

Added by Lauren on May 29, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Easy Behavior Modification (yeah, right!)

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009



Easy Behavioral Modification (yeah, right!)

Usually, I delete those unsolicited emails offering tips on anti-aging superfoods (acai berries! no, tofu!, actually, now it's quinoa!), positive thinking ("send this to 5 supportive friends, and something amazing will happen in the next 9 minutes!"), and income ("Yes, you can turn your journalling into a 6 figure book contract!"). But one popped up the other day which I couldn't resist, promising 'Brand New Ways… Continue

Added by Lauren on May 29, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

JumpStart your child's education with this exciting giveaway

If you have kids under ten, you are probably familiar with the JumpStart name. They've produced many interactive and engaging education software titles for early learning fun. They've recenly launched a whole new learning experience by way of their JumpStart 3D online adventure.



]JumpStart 3D Virtual World



My family had a chance to play around in this amazing world and I just posted our review on my blog. And those awesome folks at… Continue

Added by Carrie Anne Badov on May 29, 2009 at 11:12am — No Comments

My First True Love: A Letter to my Teenage Son

Dedicated to my oldest son, Brandon



We met face-to-face for the first time what seems like yesterday, but years have passed, and I have known you for a lifetime. You have led me on a remarkable journey through this forest of existence, and have taught me to cherish every detail. You have guided my feet toward a less traveled pathway, and on it, you have opened my eyes to a world full of treasures all others have taken for granted, cast aside or completely ignored.



I knew… Continue

Added by Angela McCoy on May 29, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Silence







He lies motionless in an unfamiliar place

He tries to view his world

Only to be met with nothingness

Faded mutterings of peculiar articulations

Surround his being

Taunting his curiosity





Focus . . .

His recognition fails, once more

He knows someone is there

Somewhere in the darkness

Who?





The shuffling of footsteps

On a rigid…
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Added by Angela McCoy on May 29, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

3D Ultrasound and Our First Glimpse of Baby Daniel

Perhaps all pregnant women will agree with me when I say that one of the most awaited pregnancy moments is when you get to listen to your baby’s heartbeat for the first time; or better yet, when you get your first glimpse of him while he is still in your tummy.



Our experience was no different. We rushed to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City as soon as our obstetrician advised us that we could have pictures of our baby taken through 3D ultrasound. Unfortunately, Daniel was not… Continue

Added by Thea on May 29, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

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