Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom's Blog – August 2011 Archive (10)

My Shanti Uganda Baby Shower

This past Saturday was my baby shower. Since this is my second child, I didn't need a lot of things so I decided to utilize the opportunity to fund raise for a special charity... The Shanti Uganda Society. 100% of the proceeds from the party goes towards Shanti Uganda's programs aimed to improve the lives of mothers and grandmothers living with HIV/AIDS, improving infant and maternal health and supporting teen girls. I felt this fundraiser was perfect for a baby shower, as some of their…


Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on August 30, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

My Best Life: A Vision For The Future

 "Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing time. Action with vision is making a positive difference." ~ Joel Barker

Do you have a vision of what your "perfect" future would be....

Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on August 29, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments

My Push Present

Today I received my push present from my husband. A push present (also known as a "push gift" or "baby bauble") is a present a new parent gives a new mother when she gives birth to their child.

Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on August 27, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

A Quiet Mommy Moment

Sometimes we need reminders to slow down....

Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on August 25, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Allowing Our Children To Eat Dirt And Walk Barefoot

I recently visited a fellow blogger's site and enjoyed the pictures she had posted of children playing barefoot in her child care program.

As a Early Childhood Professional who's worked in this field for eighteen years, I contemplated the most popular rule in schools and childcare centres... shoes must be worn at all times. Why? Fire regulations? The possibility of hurting one's foot? At what…


Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on August 24, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

My Best Life: It's Okay To Make Mistakes

Now that things have settled for our new family of four, I thought I would return to the My Best Life postings.

Mondays are usually the most dreaded day of the week. I like to take the opportunity to make the best of my Mondays by thinking of a strategy that I can implement for the week to make my life a little bit better. After all, seven days of a positive change could make a life-long impact!

I'm not perfect... no one is. So why is it that I beat myself up every time I…


Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on August 15, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Vote For Pedro('s Favourite Blog)

Today, I spare no shame. I fall on my knees and ask you to hear my plea. Desperate times really do call for desperate measures.

Okay... enough of the dramatics, here's the deal....…

Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on August 11, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments

When Colic Took Over My Life

We were told countless times but we didn't listen... "Your first baby was easy... wait until you have your second. It's never easy twice in a row." Thank you nay-sayers! I can now say you were unfortunately right.

Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on August 7, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on August 5, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Sisters Forever... Friends For Life.

A new era has dawned in our household. Our family of three has become a family of four. We can't wait to experience the adventures that come with having two daughters....

Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on August 3, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments



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