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Surprise Mom With A Mother’s Day Ring – Learn Why She Wants One

Do you want to give the mother in your life a mother’s ring?  A mother’s ring is a great piece of jewelry that displays each of her child’s birthstone and make a great surprise gift.  A birthstone can represent a child that is living or one that has passed on.  I know that mom’s around the world long to have…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 23, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Book Review: Green Lake by S.K. Epperson

Are you looking for a great book to read?  Do you like being drawn into a good book that you can’t put down?  Then I highly recommend that you read “Green Lake” by S.K. Epperson.  This book touches on almost every subject that many people have a difficult time understanding or relating to.  These topics include: divorce, alcohol abuse, murders, homicides, racism, suicide, pedophiles, attraction to dead corpses and sexual urges with the corpses, arson, abusive relationships, sexual…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 22, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Why is it Important to Take Prenatal Vitamins While Pregnant or When Trying to Conceive?

Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body; therefore, it is important that you take care of your unborn baby and your own body.  Prenatal vitamins are very important and help ensure that you are getting enough nutrients.  Make that you pick up the vitamins that your doctor has prescribed or has asked you to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 19, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments

13 Signs that Your Toddler Is Ready to Start Potty Training

A few weeks ago, I decided that it was time to let my son pick out a potty seat.  We choose to get a potty seat that easily fits on the regular toilet, so that I wouldn’t have to retrain him to use the big potty once he had potty training down.  Besides that the daycare he attends also uses a potty seat…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 18, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments

How to Make a Diaper Cake Motorcycle

I wanted to make my Sister-in-Law a diaper cake for her baby shower.  I didn’t want to make a traditional diaper cake.  I got an idea that I saw on Pinterest and decided to try and make her a diaper cake motorcycle.  Since she is having a little boy, I thought it would be perfect.  I took my daughter with me to the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 17, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Basic Essential Baby Items: 16 Baby Items that You Need to Care for a Newborn

Babies will never judge their parents for the amount of stuff that they had when they were little or didn’t have when they were babies.  In fact, most babies only need a few basic necessities in order to be adequately cared for and they don’t need a bunch of fancy things.  A baby will use most of their baby gear for a short period of time and they quickly grow out of it.  If you are expecting and have a limited budget, I would recommend that parents buy or register for the following…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 16, 2013 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

Baby Shower Game: Create a New Diaper Style Using Toilet Paper

This past weekend I attended my Sister-in-Laws baby shower.  She is expecting a baby boy in May and I can’t wait to meet her newest addition.  The shower was a success. Mom and dad to be got showered with gifts to make their new baby feel loved and welcomed.

The room was decorated with a jungle theme and her cake was so cute.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 16, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Why Is It Important For Married Couples to Plan Dates Nights Together?

I am looking forward to my date on Friday and Saturday with my husband.  We are planning on going away overnight so that we can spend some quality time with each other without any distractions.  We feel that is it very important to invest time into our marriage and take the time to remember why we fell in…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 15, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

15 Tips for Dad To Bond With Their Newborn Baby

Dad, do you feel as if you are having trouble bonding with your baby?  Many dad’s feel as if it is harder to bond with their newborn baby, especially, if mom chooses to breast feed their baby.  If you are feeling left out and can’t participate in your baby’s feedings, use these 15 tips to help bond with your…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Give Your Car Some TLC with These Great Cleaning Tips

Does your car need some tender loving care?  Have your kids helped trashed your car?  If you have kids, you probably are already aware of how much stuff tends to accumulate in the car and if you are a new parent, here is what you can look forward to in the future.  I know that if I went out to the car right…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 11, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Give Your Bathroom A Cleaning Makeover Using These Great Tips

Is your bathroom a disaster?  Does your bathroom need deep cleaning?  I know mine is usually cluttered with beauty products and personal items on the bathroom counter.  The bathrooms in our house are lacking in storage so our personal care items usually end up sitting on top of the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 10, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments

A SteamVac is a Great Investment if you Have Young Children or Pets

Kids are a parents pride and joy; however, they tend to be good at making messes around the house.  I remember when my oldest son was a baby, he was constantly getting into things that he wasn’t supposed to get into the moment you turned your back for a few seconds or he was off making messes in the house…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 9, 2013 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Banana Crumb Muffins or Bread Recipe

Do you have bananas that are about to go bad?  If so, don’t toss them out.  They are perfect for making banana muffins or bread.  In fact, they can even be be turning brown.  These muffins are not only easy to make but they are very moist and tasty.  The crumb topping was fantastic on top of the muffins even some of mine my muffins didn’t come out looking pretty.  I wanted to make something that was a bit different than the traditional banana bread recipe.

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 8, 2013 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Deep Cleaning Your Child’s Bedroom

Does your child’s room need a deep cleaning?  Does their room look similar to the one in the photo?  If your child’s room looks similar to the photo then it is time to help them get their room organized and give their room a makeover.  From time to time it is important for you and your child to purge and get…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 8, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Deep Clean Your Kitchen and Living Room Quickly and Easily Using These Tips

Do you spend your weekend trying to get some cleaning accomplished?  Most women usually end up cleaning on Saturday mornings, especially, if the younger kids are still asleep.  This is a perfect time to clean up the kitchen and the living room.  Cleaning up these two rooms doesn’t have to take more than…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 6, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Miscarriage – Understanding the Causes and Symptoms

Did you know that around 30-50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage?  Wow, the number of pregnancies that end in miscarriage is so high.  However, most of the miscarriages end before a woman even finds out she is expecting and often go undetected.  Most miscarriages happen before a woman even knows she is…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 5, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Surviving a Miscarriage

Finding out that you are expecting is the most exciting news that a mother to be will ever get, aside from getting married.  After getting a positive pregnancy test, most women call the doctors office immediately to get prenatal care so that they can determine how far along that they are.  Once you have a…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 4, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments

4 Alternative Ways to Discipline Your Toddler or Young Child

If you don’t like using time out to discipline your toddler or young child, there are other forms of discipline that may work better for you and your family or you can use a combination of…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 3, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

How to Make Time Out an Effective Way to Modify Your Child’s Unwanted Behaviors

My son stayed home with me again today so that he could continue to heal and so that I could make sure that he was fever free before sending him back to daycare.  He acts like he is feeling much better today and his fever finally broke last night.  Thank goodness, I don’t like it when my baby doesn’t feel…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 2, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments

A Persistent Fever and Cough Made My Baby Miserable Easter Weekend

My son was coughing so much at breakfast on Saturday morning that I called his doctor to ask them what I could give him for his cough.  The nurse told me that they wanted him to cough during the day but I knew my son was miserable and wasn’t going to stop coughing unless I gave him some medicine.  We wanted…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 2, 2013 at 5:54pm — No Comments

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