Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Would you like to take this challenge with me? Even if it is just you, or your and your significant other I challenge you to eat dinner at the table all next week. Let me know how many days you are able to achieve this! And if you are not together for dinner how about breakfast or lunch!
For more info check out http://www.togetherfordinner.com/
Friday, September 19, 2008
September is National Baby Safety Month. Here are some great books out there to help you make sure your house is safe for your baby or maybe babies that visit your house often:
Thursday, September 18, 2008
So I called my friend Kara and her kids were getting ready to start soccer for Metro Parks. She emailed the coach and go the okay to add Little Man to the team!
He had so much fun and can't wait to go back tonight!
Also posted new video of his first practice on You Tube!
I will let everyone know when we get his game schedule.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I got the coolest package this last week! I got an offer to do a blog tour for EZ School Supplies from 24/7 MOMS and I accepted no really looking to see what EZ School Supplies is! But I got this HUGE package from Fed Ex! I opened it and much to my surprise was this GREAT box filled with ALL the school supplies my son would need to start school in this great box. It was WONDERFUL! I highly suggest you check it out if you have a child of school age. It is all your school supply shopping in one stop! If your school participates and submits to this company their supply lists you can actually look up the supply list and order it all at once. If your school enrolls in the program EZ School supplies will also donate 10% of the sales back to your school!
Check it out! www.EZSchoolSupplies.com
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
So why are we "Feeding the Enemy" by paying high prices for their oil? It's never to later to start! We need to start building refineries here in the United States! This will not only create jobs but also revenue which we need in this economic crisis!
Click here to listen to the full interview with Ichabod at KMPS.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Baby is about 3 inches long and has unique fingerprints! Not puking anymore, well at least for now. Still tired, LOVE to sleep.
This is the start of the second trimester. Having some problems with migraines but trying to get them under control. Last week I did not seem to want to eat meat at all, not I can eat all the steak I can get and some red meat. But still prefer small non-meat meals.
And yes I wake up at least once a night to pee! Sometimes MORE!
Friday, September 12, 2008
On the way to work yesterday. I got to my freeway interchange to go to work and got off. What it that THING in my back seat? "Mommy are we going to daycare?" Oops I forgot to drop my child off at daycare~
That okay a couple weeks ago I was delivering some reports to a client and also going to hang a Public Notice sign on one of our sites. So being a mom and having to get everything down to my car, I get a box put the reports in it and the hammer to hang the sign.
I go and drop off the reports and then go to hang the sign. Where's the hammer? Oops delivered it to the other client!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Here is the original news story. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24982210/>1=43001
Here is the scoop from Snopes:
So dry drowning is a real thing that could happen and is defined as "water or other foreign bodies are inhaled, laryngospasm occurs and the person's larynx spasms shut. As a result, the vacuum created by the diaphragm cannot be filled by the inrush of air into the lungs, and the vacuum persists. In an attempt to force air in through the spasmed larynx, the person may breathe deeper and with more effort, but this only increases the vacuum's force inside the chest. The obstruction to the inflow of oxygen causes hypoxia, and the obstruction to the outflow of carbon dioxide causes acidosis, both resulting in death." (wikipedia)
However a more common problem we should be keeping an eye out for which was the case with this boy is secondary drowning which is defined as "Secondary drowning is a condition where water, or other fluids, has entered the lungs but the person may be conscious and not fully aware of what has occurred. This also sometimes happens with a near drowning victim. That is, prior to being pulled out of the water they inhale fluid into their lungs.
The general warning signs for secondary drowning include: coughing; trouble breathing; pain in the lungs or chest especially when taking a deep breath; and a feeling of swallowing or inhaling water." (www.firstaidtopics.com)
According to a spokesman for American College of Emergency Physicians, "Johnny would have only had to inhale four ounces of water to drown, and even less to injure his lung enough to become a victim of secondary drowning."
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Recent research shows that 78% of moms feel that the majority of dolls, games, shows and websites targeted at little girls are too sexy or inappropriate for their daughters. The majority of moms surveyed are also turned off by apparel and accessories that imitate adult clothing and popular culture, with 79% stating that they wouldn't buy such items for their kids. According to the survey*, 93% of moms wish there were more positive role models and play options for young girls today.
Precious Moments®, the gift company known for their inspirational figurines and products, is launching a new product line and an interactive virtual world website for girls 4-8 years old. This new concept is called the Precious Girls Club and is a virtual world that inspires, enriches and encourages that all too brief moment in a girl's life journey: being a precious little girl. The Precious Girls Club will feature wholesome age-appropriate characters. The website, http://www.preciousgirlsclub.com/, will launch on September 1st. Screenshots of the virtual world are included with this packet. Images of associated charms and charm bracelets are available upon request.
The virtual world website will offer games, quests, and virtual charms that reward good behavior in the virtual world, as well as in the external world. Parents will be able to go online and reward their girls with an online helpful charm, for example, when they have helped with household chores. These charms will unlock extra points online, thus providing a fun reward to reinforce positive offline behavior. The site will also provide tools to help girls form their own Precious Girls Clubs in the offline world. To visit the Precious Girls Club site, go to http://www.preciousgirlsclub.com/ beginning September 1.
There is also a chapter book series that goes along with the Precious Girls Club featuring the wholesome, age-appropriate characters in a variety of scenarios. A sample of the book is included in this packet. The book will be available in select gift & specialty stores beginning September 1.
Precious Moments has also created a website designed to connect mothers of like-minded beliefs and morals. The website is live now at http://www.preciousmoms.com/ and features celebration planning tools, inspirational messages and advice from real world like-minded moms. Visitors to the site will be able to download invitations and recipes, send blessings to their loved ones and interact with mothers across the globe. Many well-known "mom bloggers" have teamed up with Precious Moments® to help mothers chronicle the precious moments in their own lives. These contributors are the authorities on subjects from expanding children's dietary horizons to keeping a positive outlook while juggling work and family. *According to research conducted by BSM Media, a marketing firm in Ft. Lauderdale that specializes in marketing to moms, in May 2008.I am giving away 5 Precious Girls Club Paks. Each pak includes a book and a scratch card.
To enter go to http://www.preciousgirlsclub.com/ and post a comment about your favorite thing about the site.
Entries will be accepted through September 21, 2008 and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US readers are only eligible. Make sure you leave an email address in your comment or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! I will also list the winner on PRIZEYwinners so if you are a subscriber to PRIZEYwinners you do not need to leave your e-mail address.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Nothing quite compares to the experience of the circus: the anticipation followed by the sheer excitement of the lights coming up, the performers riding in on elephants, the colorful clowns, and the acrobats flying through the air. Many of us remember the magic of the circus from our own childhoods-one of the rare things that we can now pass down to our children as well. The circus has had such an influence on us as Moms, in fact, that in a recent Mom Central survey, 88% of Moms regard it as a "not to be missed" childhood experience.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Raising kids today comes with a unique set of challenges. As parents, we try to instill important values and messages in our children -- often, a counterbalance to what they see and hear when we're not around. This is especially challenging when we try to define qualities such as personal responsibility, but when you see it, you know it.
Liberty Mutual has stepped up to this challenge by creating The Responsibility Project - a resource that can help parents talk with their kids about personal responsibility in a meaningful way. You may remember Liberty Mutual's recent commercials based on the concept of "pay-it-forward" - someone who sees another person participating in an act of kindness and is inspired to do the same for a stranger. Liberty Mutual received an overwhelming reaction from viewers moved by this simple idea, and in response created an entire website devoted to the idea of defining and discussing this elusive but important quality. The site includes resources such as short films, discussion guides, and a blog to help families teach and talk about personal responsibility.
Some of my favorite short films:
The Lighthouse: In this animated short, a community comes together to help an elderly lighthouse keeper when he accidentally shatters the beacon as a ship approaches land. This film is appropriate for kids as young as age 4.
The New Boy: A tough move to a new country gets a little easier when boys who start out as enemies come together over a shared moment of laughter. Elementary-aged kids will especially appreciate this short film.
You can also check out the Mom Central website for more information http://www.momcentral.com/