Save Money Grocery Shopping

8 02 2007

Shopping for groceries is sometimes a hassle and can get quite expensive, especially with a family of 5. Want 50 ways to save money on your grocery bill? Find out here…..

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Love and Presents – The gift of giving

1 12 2006

It is the Christmas season and that day is drawing near. How do you share with your child the gift of giving? Giving is the best part of any holiday. To see my kids or any other kids faces light up when they receive something special is amazing and it makes my hear melt. I love seeing kids so happy. The best gift in this world is the love and closeness that you provide. Toys and such are just material thing and you can give them anytime, but love is what is always here and not that many kids get enough of it. I teach my children to love unconditionally. No matter what race, gender, or nationality. We are all the same on the inside.

Here is an article I found. Please read and share your comments.

Love and Presents
Posted by Robert Needlman, M.D.
on Wed, Nov 29, 2006, 1:14 pm PST

Here in the world’s richest country, we often confuse material things for love. “I give him everything,” a frustrated mother complains, “New shoes, videogames, his own TV. You’d think he’d at least show me respect!”

Of course, love and consumer goods are related. Most parents work hard to earn money. They want their children to have more than they did. They sacrifice so that their children can have better lives.

The problem is, most children don’t connect the things parents buy with the labor that pays for them. Children have more, but our culture — and television in particular — teaches them that more is never enough. Having more does not guarantee that a child feels loved.

For more on Love and Presents – The gift of giving, read full article here





Doctors repair heart born outside baby’s body

24 11 2006

I found this article and wanted to share….

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Using a piece of Gore-Tex fabric to make their repairs, doctors performed corrective surgery on a baby born with his heart outside his chest and said that the youngster should be able to lead a close-to-normal life.

Naseem Hasni underwent surgery to put his heart inside his chest hours after being delivered by Caesarean section Oct. 31 at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

continue to full article here





How Parents Can Choose the Proper Little League Coach for Their Child

22 11 2006

Another great article! Since I am a mom of an 8 year old boy who dreams of playing professional baseball when he’s older, I thought I would provide this link to a great article.

Before parents just sign their kids up for little league, they need to do some research on the coach. Little league could negatively or positively impact a son or daughter and most of the time the initial impact is made by the coach. Imagine your ten year old trying to stretch a single into a double and unfortunately they get thrown out. You would expect the child to receive encouragement from his coach for good hustle and aggressive behavior, but what if, they didn’t. What if, instead of congratulating the athlete for his or her efforts, the coach starts yelling and screaming at the ten year old for poor judgment. How can you as parents spot a good coach from a bad coach? Parents want their kids to have a great experience and learn that sports are meant to teach. So what are the characteristics in a coach that a parent should be looking for? Is it the team that always wins or the coach that plays everyone? Well, the real question should be: what coach will be best for my kid? Most professionals suggest that when looking for a coach you should look for one: that is going to be positive, that knows the limitations of little leaguers, that is going to educate their players about the game, that respects the athletes individuality and shows they care for them as a person, and one that will create an enjoyable experience for the kids.

Read more of this article here….





Phthalates in Teethers and Toys

21 11 2006

Received this in an email today…

Before 1998, children’s plastic toys and teethers were often made with a chemical called diisononyl phthalate, used as a softening agent. Although there has not been a comprehensive study performed to determine how much of the chemical leeches out of a baby’s toy when chewed, or how much of the chemical a baby must ingest to pose a health risk, the U.S. government asked manufacturers to voluntarily stop using phthalates in toys and teethers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) also recommends that parents not give their children toys or teethers made with this chemical. Laboratory studies indicate that in high doses, phthalates damage the liver, kidneys and other organs in mice and rats. Other studies indicate that high doses may cause liver tumors in mice and rats.

Manufacturers who stopped using phthalates in teethers in early 1999 include ArcoToys, Chicco, Disney, Evenflo, The First Years, Gerber, Hasbro (Playskool), Little Tikes, Mattel (Fisher-Price), Safety 1st, Sassy, Shelcore Toys and Tyco Preschool.

Look for labels on packaging stating that the toy or teether is phthalate-free, and discard any if you are unsure whether they contain phthalates. You may also choose teethers made from other materials, such as latex or silicone, which are durable, easy to clean, and will soothe baby’s sore gums.

Note: None of the pacifiers or nipples currently sold are made with phthalates.





Surprise hazards – 8 products NOT to buy for kids

20 11 2006
    8 products NOT to buy for kids

They may be heavily advertised. Every other kid on the block may have them. Your children might be pleading for them, too. But we recommend that you avoid buying and using the following eight children’s products, including playthings and baby gear, because of the injuries or potential injuries associated with them.

You can read full article here or go to www.consumerreports.org





‘Super Mom’ recovering after rescuing children

20 11 2006

I know it’s been a few days since I posted anything, but here is a story about a very brave woman. I would have done the soame thing. My children are my life! I live and breat for them..

NEW YORK – A woman was recovering Saturday from skin graft surgery for burns she suffered when she rescued her 4-week-old twin sons and two other children from a fire in their apartment, then went back to save a fifth child.

You can read the full story here