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Learn My Secret Tip To Save Your Family Money On School Supplies

I can’t believe that summer is almost over with and my kids will be heading back to school in less than a month.  It seems like this summer has flown by.  I have enjoyed having my kids at home with me so that I could spend some extra time with them.  A few weeks ago, I noticed that the stores were already stocking the aisles with…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 31, 2013 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Black Night by S.J. Strayhorn

I haven’t been reading books as quickly as I was a few months ago.  I have several books in my pile, that I am slowly reading.  I wish I had more time to read but things have been crazy around my house over the last few weeks.  The kids will be heading back to school in less than a mouth and I hope that I can get back into my normal routine.  I love having…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 30, 2013 at 12:57am — No Comments

Top 15 Must Haves to Pack into Mom’s Hospital Bag During Pregnancy

What items do I need to pack in my hospital bag when preparing to have a baby?  Most new moms tend to over pack their own hospital bag and most of the items that they take with them are safely tucked away in their bag and are not used.  Most of the time the hospital will supply your basic supplies such as soap, lotion,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 26, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Top 10 Baby Items to Pack in My Newborns Hospital Bag

What should I pack for my baby while staying at the hospital?  Depending on the hospital that you are delivering at most of the time the hospital will provide you and your baby with basic necessities.  In fact, when I was pregnant with my first baby I had no idea what I needed to take with me so I was stuffing all of the basic items that I might need…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 25, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Should Parents Consume Alcohol Around Children?

Many parents often wonder if they should drink alcohol in front of their children.  If you do drink alcohol in your home, do you wait until your children are in bed or do you consume it in front of them?  I personally feel that if you are going to drink in front of your children that you should consume it…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 22, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Lose the Baby Weight

Pregnancy weight is a touchy subject for many new mother’s.  No matter how much you gain soon after your baby is born most mom’s are ready to get the extra weight off.  Many mother’s typically lose a small amount of weight after having their baby.  However, I often hear mom’s talk about losing the baby weight a few weeks after they have given birth.  Rapid weight…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 18, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump

The Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Breast pump is a double electric breast pump that comes in a micro-suede and pebbled faux leather tote bag.  This breast pump offers mothers a convenient way to feed their baby when they are away from home or unable to breastfeed.  The motor for the pump weighs around 1 pound, making it very light weight and easy to carry…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 18, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

Parenting Tips for Combating the Terrible Two’s and Temper Tantrums

A few weeks ago my son moved to a new room at daycare and every since it seems as if he is throwing more fits and tantrums at home.  I know that there is a stigma attached to two year old children and parents must realize that all two year old’s go through a phase often referred to as the terrible twos.  I never really cared for that name…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 17, 2013 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that affects pregnant women typically during the third trimester.  Most women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes have never experienced or are predisposed to having symptoms of diabetes.  In fact, all of a sudden pregnant women may have an excessive amount of glucose in their bloodstream.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 16, 2013 at 11:16pm — No Comments

15 Pregnancy Superfoods – Ensure Proper Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnancy isn’t the time to skimp on nutrition.  In fact, while you are pregnant you should eat a variety foods healthy foods to help support your growing baby.  While you are pregnant, your baby will take all of the important nutrients that your baby needs before you even get nutrients from the food that you eat.  Your body does a great job ensuring that your…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 15, 2013 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Medela Pump In Style Advanced Backpack Breast Pump



The Medela Pump in Style Advanced Backpack (PIS) is a double electric breast pump, that is in a stylish backpack.  It is a trendy black backpack with yellow trim.  The breast pump weighs about 7 pounds and is easy to carry.  The backpack easily fits on your shoulder for easy carrying.  It is designed to hold all your breast pump accessories for your…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 13, 2013 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Best Breast Pump Reviews: Selecting a Breast Pump That Is Right For You

Breastfeeding mothers often need a breast pump for a variety of different reasons.  Finding a quality breast pump doesn’t have to be difficult.  There are a wide variety of breast pumps available on the market to choose from to meet your needs and budget.  Before, choosing a breast pump you should decide what your going to use it for and how often you will use it.

Can't decide what type of breast pump that you need to buy?  Need help figuring out what type of breast pump to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 12, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

Medela Swing Breast Pump



The Medela Swing Breast Pump is a single electric pump that comes in a convenient carry bag.  It has a black drawstring bag that you can easily carry independently, in your purse, or briefcase.  It is compact and lightweight so that it is easy to carry around.  It weighs around 2 pounds.

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 12, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

Fun Ways To Determine Your Baby’s Gender – Am I Having A Boy or A Girl?

From the moment I found out that I was expecting with each one of my children, I couldn’t wait until I was able to have ultrasound done during the later half of the second trimester so that I could find out the gender of my baby.  In fact, I have figured out how some couples or moms can make it through their entire pregnancy not knowing the sex on the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 11, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments

18 Tips to Ease the Symptoms of Morning Sickness

Many mothers who have been pregnant before will tell you that morning sickness usually hits around the sixth week of pregnancy and it typically goes away during the twelfth week of pregnancy.  There are a few unlucky women who have to deal with the symptoms of morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy and doesn’t go away until they give birth…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 10, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Should Children Be Given An Allowance For Doing Household Chores?

After I shared yesterday’s post, 5 Ways to Get Children To Help With the Household Chores on several of my social media platforms.  I was asked to share my opinion on whether or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 9, 2013 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Blogger Opportunities: Purex Is Accepting Applications For Purex Insiders

After I had children, I was amazed at how much laundry seemed to accumulate in my house and how it seemed to multiply before I could ever get a chance to get all of my laundry completely caught up.  And just when I thought that I was caught up, once again there was clothes that needed attention or the baby spit up all over the sheets and blankets in the crib, soiled that newly changed outfit, or made me change my own clothes several times a day.  If you are a mom, you can probably…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 9, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

5 Ways To Get Your Children to Help With the Household Chores

When my daughter was born, I knew that I wanted to do things differently than my parents and I wanted to teach my own children the value of helping around the house.  Children are capable of doing simple chores and most of the time they are willing to help.  Giving your child small chores or tasks can help them learn life skills while teaching…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 8, 2013 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

9 Interesting Facts About Human Trafficking – Protect Your Children Today

Slavery was abolished December 6th, 1865, when congress passed the 13th Amendment, part of the United States Constitution which freed the last of the American slaves.  Many people felt that this would put an end to slavery and that people would no longer be forced to work for free in the United States of America, this was supposed to remain an issue for those people…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 5, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments

The Jupiter Chronicles by Leonardo Ramirez

When I was growing up, I was not a huge fan of reading.  In fact I didn’t find it fun but as an adult I enjoy reading.  I remember during summer reading programs or during the school year, I always had a habit of picking up the same books over and over again.  I loved reading the same type of books that I did find enjoyable.  I don’t know why I did this when I was younger, but I am glad that I ditched that habit because reading the same book over and over would get boring.  As a mom, I know…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 4, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments

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