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Hoarding: When Too Much is Truly Too Much

We’re all quite aware of what clutter is and how it can not only adversely affect how our household functions, but also how it can also have a negative impact on our health. But this isn’t the full extent of how bad things can actually get.…

How to Support Children after a Diabetes Diagnosis

Throughout the world, several hundred thousand children and teens are diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. It is a prevalent disease, impacting an estimated 200,000…

Diagnosing Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy in Children

Creating an environment where children remain healthy and happy is not always within a parent’s control, particularly during their early years. Medical issues may cause a variety of concerns for parents and their children that are both difficult to diagnose and a challenge to treat with…

Dagmar Bleasdale's Blog – March 2009 Archive (11)

How to Save Money on a Saturday - Coupons and Church Sales

Today was a great day, and even better — a frugal day. We got up after 9 a.m. (somehow Landon seems to know that it’s the weekend, during the week he gets up around 7:30 a.m. I needed that sleep, I had been up until 2 a.m. again blogging!) and ate a healthy breakfast. I made oatmeal because Landon asked for it (ot meow). I spend a little time on my computer marketing my blog (Twitter and Facebook updates, an e-mail to my friends) and got ready to head out. I wanted to check out the rummage sale… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 30, 2009 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Finding Time for Exercising and... Taxes

Taxes, ugh… I just spend another evening compiling the necessary information for our accountant. Yes, we still haven’t sent him what he needs. I have been meaning to give him a call for weeks now, to at least let him know that we intend to use him again this year! But I have been so crazy busy with work (and blogging!), I was pretty sick for two weeks, and here we are, three weeks before the deadline. Wasn’t it just Christmas a little while ago? How does this happen every year? I am such an… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 28, 2009 at 3:13pm — No Comments

My Stimulus Plan -- Being Grateful

What makes you feel grateful for everything you have in your life? For me it is hearing the wind howl in the trees outside. I’ll explain…



Last night, I crawled into bed at 1 a.m. after finishing an editing project, and as I sighed and got all cozy and warm next to Landon, I heard the wind howl outside. There is something about that noise that instantly makes me appreciate that I have a roof over my head. Sure, most people do, but it’s not just about having a roof over my head. It… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Warning About Hand Sanitizer Poisoning in Children!

A few days ago I received an alarming e-mail from a friend about another mom’s little daughter who got very sick and was hospitalized after ingesting hand sanitizer. This is not the first time I have heard about this, and I want to urge everyone, parents and grandparents, to be very careful with these products or not to used them anymore at all!



This little girl, four years old, was very lethargic and incoherent in school, and when they got her to the hospital, she had an alcohol… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 16, 2009 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Tips on Being Frugal and Green!

I want to share some tips with you on how I save money—and who doesn’t want to these days—while being kind to our environment.



1. Save cardboard, address stickers, and toilet rolls for art and craft projects

Growing up in Germany, I remember that my mother always collected little boxes and toilet rolls and would drop them off at our kindergarten when she had saved up a whole bag. We would use those materials for art and craft projects. Do people do that here as well?… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 13, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Things are Kind of Crazy Around Here...

Things are kind of crazy around here. Don is sick with aches and a cough and a headache, so I am trying to get him better, emphasis on trying because he doesn’t want to take anything. Why do men have to be so difficult when they have a cold? Take two Advil and some cough medicine already instead of groaning so much! I think he’ll live…



And then I got a message today that the deadline for my latest proofreading project—the most tedious one I have worked on in a long time—got… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 10, 2009 at 10:49pm — No Comments

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I now have a button for my mommy blog! http://DagmarBleasdale.com





One of my fellow blogging moms made it for me, and she did such a great job!



If you have a mommy blog and want to trade links, grab my button, let me know you posted it on you blog, and I will do the same… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 9, 2009 at 11:36pm — No Comments

I Don't Get Facebook!

Am I the only one who doesn’t want 300 “friends” on Facebook? Am I the only one with a cell phone that doesn’t have a camera? Am I the only one with no interest in texting? The latest and greatest for a lot of other moms I know is being on Facebook, everyone declares to be addicted to it—I have to admit, I don’t get it.



I finally decided to sign up with Facebook and Twitter about two weeks ago, since I understand that as a blogger you “have” to be on them, it is one way how people… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 8, 2009 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment

New Organic Toy Line - "My Natural" Plush Toys

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We got a package two days ago that Landon (and I!) could not wait to open. We received two soft plush toys from the My Natural Toy line. They are made by Hosung, the makers of miYim Organic toys, a Brooklyn-based company that created these and many other cute, cuddly characters out of organic, environmentally friendly materials.



The frog,… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 5, 2009 at 8:33pm — No Comments

My Husband got Hooked on "The Bachelor"!

Guess who could not get enough of The Bachelor this morning? My husband, dear Don, who criticizes me so much for liking some reality TV shows like John and Kate Plus 8 and The Bachelor! I started watching the episode that aired last night after I noticed that my DVR had recorded it. I had not seen the show before that, the one where Jason had made his choice between Molly and Melissa, so I was getting… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 4, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Burp Armor Giveaway! Come and Enter!

I am giving away a Burp Armor burping cloth (see picture). These cute, absorbent, practical burp cloths come in all kinds of fun designs, but most of all they promise that you don’t get soaked anymore when you are burping your little one! It is made out of organic cotton and hemp, and I love the fact that a dad designed it!



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How can you win? Leave me a comment and I will post the winner on Friday, March 6! Make sure I have your… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 2, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments

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