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Oh I've heard stories about that happening to people

My Thank You.....



I'm one of those people. You've heard stories about people like me. Many think we exist only as urban legends unless you know one of us. During this time of thanks, I'm so grateful to be one of "them". Looking at my brood, my life wouldn't be the same without everyone of my blessings.



My husband and I tried for years to get pregnant. We gave up. The money was running out, our marriage was collapsing as I tried to fill this void in my life to become a… Continue

Added by Fiona Western on November 25, 2009 at 6:39pm — 1 Comment

It was Crazy in the Making

The most painful thing of my life is how I failed to make sure that my two oldest children felt truly loved. Sure, it’s easy to be so darn critical after the fact. And yes, I can say with absolute conviction that I did my best to love them. But in reality, it’s hard to rationalize the past when you still see and feel childhood pain seeping out of your adult children today. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not berating myself. Nor am I taking full responsibility for all of their hurts. I am simply… Continue

Added by Shelly Lynott on November 25, 2009 at 4:20pm — No Comments

RECUPEFASHION's got a brand new look Come and check it out!!!!

I've refreshed my http://recupefashion.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Recupefashion web site and added a 20% discount for the Holidays, if you want to shop.

As a promotion, I've also listed my collector's edition Beanie Teddies. So come and check out my

http://recupefashion.blogspot.com/search/label/Beanie%20Teddies" target="_blank">Recupefashion Shop and follow it to know when I'm having sales and when I'm… Continue

Added by Recupefashion on November 25, 2009 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Gratitude Challenge - Day 7 Photograph

As part of the Gratitude Challenge, I was technically supposed to post this picture to my social network on Day 7, (I'm way past that!) but the important thing is that I've gotten it out here now, right? I took this photograph during our amazing family vacation to Hawaii three years ago. It inspires gratitude in me on several levels.

For starters, all my life I've wanted to see… Continue

Added by Holly Bowne on November 25, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

My Marriage Experiment ~ 2 Counseling Sessions Down, 25 To Go!

So we’ve already determined that we stink. We’ve forgotten how to dream. We’ve lost our individual identities and we’re simply co-existing. Sounds pretty depressing, doesn’t it? Well Ladies, I must say, since our first marriage counseling session was posted last week, my life has been an absolute whirlwind.

We may, in fact, stink. But a funny thing happened. When you start communicating, no matter how “big” or “small” the conversation, things start to change. Dynamics are… Continue

Added by AverageJosey on November 25, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Confessions of a Breast Feeder

I have wonderful things to say about breastfeeding. In fact here are my top 5 reasons why I like breast feeding



•It lets you bond with your child

•It is cheaper than formula

•You give your child the antibodies they need

•It is the perfect food for your child

•It helps you lose the baby weight





You see … nothing but great things to say. Of course my sister in law holds the record … between her two children she has been nursing for 5 years… Continue

Added by Sleepless on November 25, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Rethinking Traditions to Save the Pocketbook

I'm in sticker shock...over Christmas cards.



It isn't that Christmas cards in and of themselves are necessarily expensive. I was pleased to get forty of them on-sale at my local grocery store, when I found myself stuck at the auto mechanic's shop much longer than anticipated and walked to the grocery store for something to do. I had the cards signed and… Continue

Added by Michele Pfm on November 25, 2009 at 7:08am — No Comments

Child Support

Recently I have been doing a lot of thinking about child support and the point behind it. It is there to help the custodial parent raise a child as if the father was still living in the home and working. What if, when the couple was together, the father did not work, but stayed home and raised the kids - then when they split, the mom got custody and now the dad has to get a job and pay child support? I believe there are single parents out there that really do not want their kids, they just want… Continue

Added by Sarah Lambert on November 25, 2009 at 12:40am — No Comments

Why I Am Grateful This Thanksgiving

There's a reason why they call it the Christmas Spectacular. It truly is spectacular to see the Rockettes perform at Radio City, New York City. My biz partner, Terry, and I were invited with our families to meet and mingle with the Rockettes and Santa, of course. The show promises to dazzle (my six year old particularly loved the sparkley leotards and high kicks) and entertain (our boys loved the 3-D movie, feeling as if snowballs were being thrown their way). Did you know that many of the… Continue

Added by Bradi Nathan on November 24, 2009 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving To-Do List

Original Posting at NewlyParents.com



 width= The great thing about taking a vacation from work is that you mental check out from work a few days before vacation starts. I found myself in this situation last Thursday around 3pm. Sitting at my desk, my work for the week completed, I was looking at my remaining vacation days.



As I was looking at the vacation days I had planned for… Continue

Added by Newly Parents on November 24, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Come and Join me tonight on Nitrobids

Come and Join me tonight on Nitrobids.com and see what's new on there for you!

I have found myself and my family a Brand New Wii for that I had won on there for just

7.89 and didnt have to pay retail price. So I had saved myself over 200.00 and spent

that 200.00 for new games and components for my Wii system. My older boys love

to use this system and use it everyday and with the money we had saved I was able

to go out and by them a few educational games for them and a… Continue

Added by Natasha on November 24, 2009 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Give a Gift Card for Christmas


If You Don’t know what to give this Christmas
Give a Gift Card for Christmas

Added by Memorable Children Books & Gifts on November 24, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Footprints from your Team

I have thought a lot lately about how important the word TEAM is to me. And how much a Team effort really means to me. Whether it is the team of our family where we work together to make each day happen. Or the team we have in our business. Or the team effort of the latest project I have participated in. The strength of your team is what will help you succeed and specifically help you build your business. Building a good team has always been an every day part of our business.



It is… Continue

Added by SeekingSitters on November 24, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

A new Twitter Tool for Bloggers

Another handy Twitter tool for bloggers and affiliates. Twit Stamp .



twitter tool for bloggers "TwitStamp allows you to use your current Twitter status anywhere - in the form of an image. This means you can post your status on blogs, forums, websites... wherever you want!" -Twit Stamp Website



I stumbled across the Twitter tool while viewing the Attic Girl blog.The service is still in beta and it looks like they are open to feedback.

There… Continue

Added by Karrine (Kay) McFarlane on November 24, 2009 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Single Mom Economic Empowerment: 3 Ways to Make Quick Money

Too often single moms struggle with money. There seems to one problem after another and no real solutions in sight. The problem is especially pervasive during the holiday season. How can you or a single mom you know get through the holidays (or any day) feeling more economically empowered?



Here are 4 quick and easy way to make money fast:



1. Sell extra electronics, clothes, or appliances on Craigslist.org or to the pawn… Continue

Added by Rich Single Momma on November 24, 2009 at 7:07am — No Comments

Mean kids' parents suck!

Alright Moms and Dads out there, I need your support. I am amazed by what some kids are allowed to get away with.



When Julia was bald and not feeling or looking so great, though always beautiful to us of course, no one would ever let their child stare or comment. If they even looked at her too long someone would say something to intercede and redirect. The world around us had sympathy and understood how much those things could hurt. Kids don’t know that they are being mean or that… Continue

Added by Kathy on November 23, 2009 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

Preschool ~ Children Ages 22 months to 5 years ~ Monday - Friday ~ 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Kid’s Gym provides a preschool program where children have the opportunity for individual growth through developmental activities and “play”. All of our Preschool classes are building blocks to enable your child to fall in love with learning. Your child will gain knowledge of letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and how each of these play a part in creating this amazing world of academics we love to share.



A program dedicated to helping your child reach their full potential through… Continue

Added by The Kids Gym on November 23, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Parent's Night Out on Saturday December 5th & December 19th from 4pm-9pm

Need someone to watch the kid's on a Saturday Night? Bring them to The Kid's Gym!!!!

We offer a fun and safe place for your child(ren) to enjoy music, art, friends and free play under the supervision

of our caring instructors.



Dinner and juice is provided!







Ages: walking - 9 years old

$37 for one child

$59 for two children (siblings)

$88 for three children(siblings)



949-481-4759



34190 Sepulveda Ave

Capistrano… Continue

Added by The Kids Gym on November 23, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

When The Economy Is Out to Get You

Hat tip to Gizmodo.com for the image. There's a great article with this, too.…
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Added by Michele Pfm on November 23, 2009 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Moving House







So we finally bit the bullet and are moving house. The thought of it is overwhelming – so much crap to be sorted, packed or purged. With six kids, I know you can imagine just how much crap we’re talking here. Adding further stress is the prospect of making our current house look nice enough that some other family will want to buy it.



Getting our house sale-ready will be a big job. My kids have left their marks – on the… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on November 23, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

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