Tips to Prevent Getting an Infectious Disease While on Vacation

Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.

Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases…


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Developing Early Childhood Communication Skills

I have taught sign language to my son since he was six months old and I have to say it is a great tool in communication. My son started signing back at 8 months of age and his first sign was "milk". He would successfully sign this back to me when he was hungry and it was great in curbing any kind of frustration with not know why he was crying, that and routine schedules I believe have helped greatly. I won't sit here and say that my son doesn't throw some pretty good tantrums, he's 18 months… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on September 13, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Perceptions of Me

I often watch other mothers with their children and automatically assume something about them.

I can't help it, I am only human.

If I see a mother frazzled and frustrated, I feel a kin to her and want to go over, hug her and tell her that I feel for her. If I see a mother with multiple kids, all pressed and clean, hair neatly fixed, manners in check and her herself with make - up, nice clothing and obviously showered, I think "Nanny".

I can't help it. I am only… Continue

Added by Lori Pace on September 13, 2010 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Tracy Anderson Method follow my progress

I received the book Tracy Anderson's 30-Day Method to review and host as a giveaway. The book review and giveaway will be up shortly.

However I have decided to offer my readers more then my review of the book. I'm following the method for one week and blogging about my thoughts and progress.

I hope you will come join me and leave your thoughts!

Added by Colleen Shibley on September 13, 2010 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Down in the Dumps.

Lately I have felt "down" or stressed not sure which but either way I've

been extra annoyed the last two days. My temper has been rather short

and I keep staring at the kitchen annoyed that I have to cook. My

pancakes this morning turned out like some sort of flat, soggy,

semi-round substance with blueberries sticking out of them. I'm fairly

certain they would have stuck to the wall if I had thrown them (which

wouldn't have been a bad idea). Anyone have a great… Continue

Added by Rachel Todd on September 13, 2010 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Finding the secret more and more

My post:

This is getting a lot easier and I wanted to share my Sunday experience (yesterday).

Like I said before in past posts, I am an over stressor and I freak out about little things. Well at least I :DID" and I am slowly BUT successfully changing that habit.

Yesterday was day #3 for a class I… Continue

Added by Tawna Richard on September 13, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

If you are from Utah and have been or are a Mormon you will appreciate this!

My post:

OK so those of you from Utah will understand but my fellow Ohioins looked at me quite funny during my class yesterday.

I stubbed my toe in the middle of the night Sunday night and my baby toe was so swollen that it hurt to wear shoes with a toe. I decided that open toe slip on shoes would be… Continue

Added by Tawna Richard on September 13, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Sunday Post: Monsters & Aliens

It's Sunday afternoon and I have been in "Party Planning Mama" mode since I woke up! While I am planning a small… Continue

Added by Jeannette Rivas on September 13, 2010 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Loooong weekend and I screwed up my healthy eating!

My blog post:

Wow this weekend really through me off but I did not let it get me down. I was at a class that last Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday and did not get much sleep, if any Friday night. I was so tired Saturday and I don't know about the rest of you, but I tend to eat about 2-3 times more then I should when my body lacks… Continue

Added by Tawna Richard on September 13, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Life in the new city

This is my first official blog, shortly after i joined, we i.e., my family and I moved to a new city and then there were various problems, which come naturally to the move so I didnot have any time to do anything my

baby girl kept getting sick and then, the new house and repairs and my husband

was so busy I had to do so much

Like the lights in the new bathroom didnt work and my favourite was the day we arrived the city got hit by a…


Added by Sarah Tarique on September 13, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

7 Overlooked Birthday Party Venues (hee, hee)

This much better viewed on my actual blog. The pictures won't show up here...

My son will turn 6 soon. Last year we had his birthday party in our backyard around a picnic table. We only invited a few…


Added by Kelley Nettles on September 13, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments


In one of my style mags, I saw an article about older chics pulling off bangs. So I thought, "hey, I'm old, maybe I can too!" So I called my friend Lisa Hughes (who has a pulse on everything South Florida) & she recommended her stylist, Rodrigo (is "Rodrigo" not the ultimate stylist name or what?!). And get this: Rodrigo makes housecalls! So right there in my kitchen, he snipped away while my kids ran around, Oprah was on in the background & I scrolled thru Facebook. He took a good 7… Continue

Added by LeadHership on September 13, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

Trading Cradles a Safe Way to Buy & Sell Items Your Little One Outgrows!

With children, comes stuff. Lots and lots of stuff. While this accumulation of toys, clothing, and baby items is inevitable, it can become a challenge to manage what seems like a constant shedding

process as your little one grows and matures. Glancing around my living

room right now, I can count at least four of Evan’s toys that are simply

taking up space, and need to be in the hands of a younger baby who

would find some enjoyment in them.

Luckily, I was…


Added by Crissy on September 13, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

Free the Ass and the Mind Will Follow

Something happened to me today. I actually let my mind go…free.

I went to the gym, except when I got there I didn’t want to walk and lift weights. I hate lifting…


Added by Lanita Moss on September 13, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

La Petite Magazine Out Now!

La Petite Magazine 2nd Issue is out now. It's all about creativity, imagination, and inspiration

for the little ones. To view this magazine go to (

La Petite facebook page also has Contests & Giveaways going on right now. Visit


Added by Rachelle on September 13, 2010 at 5:21am — No Comments

The Night I Nearly Cracked My Head Open

We've all been there as new time moms. Your child cries in the middle of the night and you run down the hall to see if they are ok. You comfort, rock and sooth them and hope you can lay them back in their crib and they will fall back asleep as you tip toe out of the room and quietly crawl back in bed. When you are nursing, you do this several times a night. (Read More)

Added by Heather Jones on September 12, 2010 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Take Care

Take care! Be on guard against all kinds of greed. For one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions, Luke 12:15...but

God's Provision...of your needs. There are those who store up treasures

for themselves but are not rich toward God, in faith or deeds.

The greedy don't focus on what they give to others, but what they will

receive...take or get! The kind of people, that are always… Continue

Added by Mommy Dearest on September 12, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments

What Should You Give Your Kids For Snack?

The summer is ending and the back to school frenzy is starting up. Moms nationwide are wondering, “What should I feed my kids for snack?”

If your kids are like most, they come home from school and head straight to the kitchen. This is not surprising as many school lunch periods start as early as 10:30 am; these kids are ravenous after 5 hours of “fasting”. Sometimes they even have an after school activity further delaying their next…


Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on September 12, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments

The Stand off

It's a beautiful Sunday morning. The air is crisp and the sun is shining. The washing is hanging out and blowing in the gentle breeze. You're happy because you don't have to rush to work or do a school run.

Suddenly your happy bubble is burst by the wailing of a child. Who does that child belong to? What's all the fuss about? You turn around and realise that the wailing child who is disturbing all the peace at the early hours of 9am on a Sunday morning is, in fact, yours.…


Added by Laura C on September 12, 2010 at 6:45am — No Comments

Night out in London

Night out in London

As a treat for my birthday my hubby arranged for a weekend break away in London to see Sister Act at the London Palladium, followed by a meal in 'Floridita' a Cuban restuarant and dance club that plays live latin music. We continue to push the boundaries, although on the previous three occasions when we have been to the theatre in London I have been… Continue

Added by julie marinkovic on September 12, 2010 at 4:36am — No Comments

Supporting & Appreciating In The Blogosphere - Come Join Us!

We do so much through-out the week that we should at least get one day, or night, to let loose (whatever feels comfortable ;-> ) have fun and connect. That's why I started the Virtual Girls Night Out.

No babysitter? No problem! Just visit, leave your blog link, and enjoy your evening.

Come join us at the original…


Added by Ann Harrison on September 12, 2010 at 1:42am — No Comments

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