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Warning About Hand Sanitizer Poisoning in Children!

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, grandparents, and caretakers — to be very careful with these products or not to used them anymore! Read more about safe, effective…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 25, 2011 at 10:19pm — 1 Comment

Bake Your Own Bread in an Hour!

I was given the recipe of all recipes to make super fast, easy bread, and I can’t wait to share it. This bread costs almost nothing, it’s fun to bake, and so much healthier than the store-bought bread spiked with high-fructose syrup.

Forget expensive bread machines: all you need is flour, rapid rise yeast, water, salt, olive oil, and voila — bread!

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 20, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

Raising a Bilingual Child: Go Ahead, You Try It!

Cool, He’s Going to be Bilingual! Well, Maybe Not.

“Oh, wie schön!” was the only thing my mom could say before she choked up and started to cry.

Those were happy tears. I had called my parents in Germany to tell them that I was pregnant. My father’s first words were: “You better teach him German.” Well, maybe it was the second thing he uttered. But he hasn’t let up reminding me about the importance of raising my son bilingually since he was born four years ago. {…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 13, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Gratitude: Yes, Folding Laundry Makes Me Happy

It happened again today: I caught myself feeling really happy while folding laundry.

It’s such an odd thing because I don’t particularly like folding laundry. Well, it’s not folding the laundry that makes me happy — somehow, looking at our clothes always makes me feel really grateful for all the things I have in my life.

 

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 7, 2011 at 7:25am — No Comments

Mommy Bloggers Review Similac App That Sabotages Breastfeeding

As a breastfeeding advocate, I’m disappointed that a few mommy bloggers decided to review the Similac iPhone application for money. (read more)

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 26, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments

Why I don't moderate blog comments anymore

I no longer moderate my blog's comments. Famous "Unmarketing" made some great points why that kills your blog. Read more here.

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 16, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Only two more days to enter: My $1,100 Giveaway!

I wanted to say thank you to all my 11,000+ Twitter followers and Dagmar's momsense readers and was able to get 24 companies to donate…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 13, 2011 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Easy, last-minute, and kid-friendly Valentine's Crafts and Decorations!

I posted a bunch of adorable Valentine's Day ideas. You can make every one of these Valentine's Day crafts and decorations -- they are so easy!

Some of these projects only take a few minutes and others take a little longer. Pick one and surprise your loved ones with your creativity!

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 13, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

My $1,100 Thank-You Giveaway For My 11,000 Twitter Followers!

I wanted to have a big giveaway to show my appreciation for my 10,000 Twitter followers and reached out via…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 2, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Healthy Changes in Our Home: Raw Honey, Gluten-Free Foods, and Natural Skin Care

I wanted to mention a few things I have changed in our home: I started to use raw honey, gluten-free products, and non-toxic, natural sunblock and deodorant.

Raw honey:

After learning about the amazing properties of raw, local honey, that’s all I use now for my tea and when one of us has a soar throat. Honey has been proven to work just as well as cough medicine, so I always have it in the house.

 

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on January 28, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Win my BlogHer Swag!

You didn’t get to go to BlogHer 2010 in New York? Then you are in luck —

you can win the BlogHer swag I collected for you while I was there!



click here: Giveaway: Win Dagmar’s BlogHer 2010 Swag!…



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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 15, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

BlogHer 2010, Breastfeeding, and the Nestle Boycott

I’m itching to write my BlogHer post after reading many interesting post from other bloggers who are going. I’ve been wanting to write it for weeks but can’t find the time — trip to Germany, three editing and social media clients that want to be kept happy, the normal momsense (motherhood and wifyhood and a bit of nonsense thrown in), and then there’s that thing called sleep I need to fit in once in a while. Just once in a while.



So here is the compressed version of my… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 6, 2010 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Traveling to Germany with a Little Boy (and Breastfeeding in Public)

The second day of our visit to my girlfriend’s farm we spent at the local pool. For such a small town in the country, they have a very sophisticated pool with tons of water features, and the boys were in and out of the water for four hours. Since I didn’t have a bathing suite and had just burned my skin to a crisp on Nantucket, I was in no mood to swim, so Karen “swam” with the boys and I took… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 29, 2010 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Food for Thought on Earth Day 2010

Today is the 40th Earth Day! To celebrate this, I want share some green tips with you. Being green is so easy!



Changes in your house and your life don’t have to be huge to add up to impressive results! I am a big advocate for recycling, and I recycle as much as possible. I keep the plastic bags The New York…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 22, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

New Heights of Blogging Fame: I’m Part of a Salad :)

A local pizza place, Bellizzi, asked me and other local bloggers to collaborate on a Blogger Salad, and he included my suggestion! He had asked me, via Twitter, “If you could be any ingredient, what would you be?” My response: “Red bell pepper — fiery and crunchy, and good for your heart — like me.”



Isi wrote an article about the Blogger Salad and all the other…
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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 18, 2010 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Working at 3 in the Morning

I did not get addicted to Pihttp://picnik.comcnik at 2 in the morning and just had to
design a new header for my blog... (read more)

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 30, 2010 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Our Kinder, Vegetarian Diet: Week 11

After my first post about this, and many inquiries about how things are going, I wanted to finally give you an update on our kinder, more vegetarian diet. We started changing things in our kitchen mostly because Don got sick with some kind of inflammatory illness five months ago, and since he got no diagnosis or pain relief from conventional medicine, he needed to try something…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 27, 2010 at 2:32am — No Comments

Mommy Bloggers and Their Depiction in the New York Times

At first I wasn’t going to chime in after reading Sunday’s the New York Times article “Honey, Don’t Bother Mommy. I’m Too Busy Building My Brand.” by Jennifer Mendelsohn. Then I read articles responding to it by other bloggers I respect and the many thought-provoking comments that were left. The mommy blogging word in is a tizzy, there’s even a Facebook page set up to protest the New York Times.… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 17, 2010 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Make a snowman with your own snowman kit! Fun activity for kids.

It snowed here big-time two days ago and we had so much fun playing outside! I had just bought L a small shovel at the mall as a treat after his dentist appointment (we made it through another difficult one) because I know how much he loves helping Daddy shovel the driveway.

And I got to make a snowman for the first time in about 25 years! Two years ago I bought this cute snowman kit at a sale at a local school. The kids had made many of these…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 28, 2010 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Extended Breastfeeding Past the Toddler Age

Today is quite a special day — I have been breastfeeding my son for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days. Yay for extended breastfeeding!



When I started breastfeeding, I didn’t have a goal in mind of how long I wanted to do it. I had such breastfeeding problems during the first two weeks with sore nipples, all I was concerned with was learning how to breastfeed correctly so it would stop hurting so much. Thinking about how long I was going to do it was furthest from my mind, all I… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 23, 2010 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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