Now YOU can make Santa dance

7 12 2006

I found this stumbling upon a message board I frequently visit. It is really neat.
You can ask it to do almost anything and Santa will do it….Enjoy!!
Happy Holidays!


5 12 2006

I have been a member of OneTrueMedia for a while now. I have been creating a video montage of my baby girl from birth until now. My husband and I thought it was a great idea to get copies of the montages for my parents and his parents for Christmas gifts.
I am sooo thrilled with them. They are awesome and I highly recommend them to anyone!!!
I place my order last Thursday. My order shipped Friday and I received it yesterday. I came home from work and was like WOW! Super quick!

I opened up the box and there were 2 beautiful DVDs of our little girl. I stuck the DVD in the player and watched this montage that I created. I got teary eyed and it was so beautiful. They did such a great job.

What a great gift for our parents. We live 500 miles away and they don’t get to see our new baby that much so I thought this would be a great gift.

Has anyone ever ordered from How was your experience with them? I would love to hear about it!!! Share your experiences and thoughts!!

Thanks for reading.

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

Thanksgiving….from my family to yours

22 11 2006

I just wanted to wish everyone a great holiday season!!

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day (Action de grâce in French),is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks (traditionally to God) at the close of the harvest season. In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada, it is celebrated on the second Monday in October. In the United Kingdom, Thanksgiving is another name for the Harvest festival, held in churches across the country on a relevant Sunday to mark the end of the local harvest, though it is not thought of as a major event (compared to Christmas or Easter) as it is in other parts of the world. This tradition was taken to North America by early settlers, where it became much more important.

In America, certain kinds of food are traditionally served at Thanksgiving meals. First and foremost, Domesticated turkey is usually the featured item on any Thanksgiving feast table (so much so that Thanksgiving is sometimes referred to as “Turkey Day”). Stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, Indian corn and other fall vegetables, and pumpkin pie are also commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner.

On Thanksgiving Day, families and friends usually gather for a large meal or dinner. This results in Thanksgiving holiday weekend being one of the busiest travel periods of the year.

Read more here….

Buy Nothing Day

22 11 2006

I found this article a little interesting….

THE ULTIMATE REFUND: On November 24th and 25th — the busiest days in the American retail calendar and the unofficial start of the international Christmas-shopping season — thousands of activists and concerned citizens in 65 countries will take a 24-hour consumer detox as part of the 14th annual Buy Nothing Day, a global phenomenon that originated in Vancouver, Canada.

Full story click here

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

Halloween History

31 10 2006

Happy Halloween!!
I just wanted to list some fun facts about Halloween…Have a great day, stay safe and have fun!

Halloween’s roots can be traced back to Celtic culture in Ireland. According to their “Druid” religion, November 1st was New Years’ on their calendar. The celebration would begin on October 31st ,and last into the following day. The spirits of all who died in the prior year, would rise up and roam the earth on this night.

This is an evil night when spirits roamed the streets and villages. Lord Samhain, the lord of Darkness, would arrive in search of the spirits to take them to the underworld.

Halloween as it is currently celebrated with costumes, trick or treat, and superstitions, takes from this Druid Holiday.

Halloween was commonly referred to as “All Hollows” Eve. It originated from the pagan holiday honoring the dead. The Roman Catholic Church created All Saints Day (also called Hallomas) on November 1st to honor Saints and All Souls Day on November 2and to honor and pray for the souls of the dead. These holidays were created by the church, in part to downplay the pagan holidays. Needless to say, it did not succeed. Halloween as we know it today, has grown from the ancient Druid Holiday. Along the way both fun, frights, and Satanic twists have been added to the mix.

To read more of this article, please click here

What NOT to give out on Halloween

29 10 2006

I found this great article on Slashfood .
When you think of Halloween, you think of scary costumes and tons of goodies. Kids don’t want to see apples or rasins in their bag or do they? My kids sure don’t.

Eager trick or treaters look forward to participating in the ritual every year and we wouldn’t want to disappoint them. The worst “treats” include:

Apples — They’re tasty, but they’re not candy. They’re “disappointing as hell for a little kid expecting a Snickers.”

Marshmallows — Yes, they’re candy, but they don’t usually come individually wrapped — a must for Halloween treats.

A bag of pennies — “It’s like giving away a gift certificate for a piece of gum.” Save up all those pennies and buy a bag of the real thing.

Smarties — The U.S. Smarties are chalky and kids don’t even seem to enjoy them, despite the fact that they sometimes eat them on the grounds that they still constitute candy. Try to get U.K. Smarties (similar to M&M’s) or avoid the candy mixes that include these.

Anything homemade — “This one is alright if you only give them to kids with neglectful parents.” Any responsible parent is going to dump something unwrapped as fast as possible. Save your energy.

Raisins — “People generally give them out under the pretense that they want to make kids healthier. In reality, they give them out because they hate fun.” The boxed raisins never taste all that fresh anyway.

To read this full article, please click here

What is your holiday traditions

22 10 2006

I know that everyone is different and have exciting traditions for the holiday season…
Since we moved away from our families 4 years ago, the onlt tradition we have is to make sure that cookies and milk are left out on Christmas Eve and we always wrap the presents after the kids go to be on Christmas Eve.

Happy Holiday!

I want to learn about your family tradition….Do you live in another country? What kind of holiday traditions are celebrated wher you live?

Please post your tradition. I cannot wait to see what you have to say…

Halloween is drawing near

21 10 2006

So what will your little one be this year? Want to find out the must-have costumes? The link is below. I personally, do not see the need to go and spend $40 on a costume they are going to wear only once. Go to place like the Goodwill store and your local thrift stores to find a bargain. That’s what I did this year and plan on doing every year. I love bargain shopping!!

Must-Have Costumes 2006