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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Story Worth Sharing

28 01 2007

Reading this broke my heart. I want to post this so the world can spread the word about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). I admire this woman for being such an amazing mother! Read the rest of this entry »





Do You Support The Spanking Ban?

21 01 2007

I don’t remember being spanked as a child, but I think that doesn’t mean I wasn’t spanked. With having an alcoholic father, I probably was but just blocked it out. Spanking comes in so many forms. Whether, it’s a smack on the hand or a swat on the tush.

Some people call it abuse. What do YOU call abuse?

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Am I pregnant?

5 12 2006

Every month you always ask yourself “what if I am pregnant?” I always did that when we were trying to conceive last year. It only took 2 months of activly TTC to get pregnant. Here is a great article and some things to look for in early pregnancy!

1. Presumptive Evidence
A woman suspects she is pregnant based upon the following perceptions:

Lack of menstruation. Other things can cause this, but pregnancy and menopause top the list of possibilities.

Breast changes. Breasts are tender early on; later the nipples become darkened and enlarged. Later still, there is colostrum discharge (a precursor to milk).

Chadwick’s sign. This old-fashioned term refers to a bluish discoloration of the vaginal tissue, caused by venous congestion in the area.

Abdominal striae, affectionately known as “stretch marks.”

Increased pigmentation. The “linea nigra,” or black line, runs up the center of the woman’s abdomen and usually fades after pregnancy.

Nausea.

Increase in urination, due to the pressure of the growing uterus on the bladder.

Fatigue.

“Quickening”, an elegant and old-fashioned term associated with the thrilling perception of movement between 16 and 20 weeks.

2. Probable Evidence of Pregnancy
An examiner determines that the patient is likely pregnant based on these symptoms:

Enlargement of the abdomen, presumably due to increase in size of the uterus. The uterus can usually be felt through the abdomen after 12 weeks. This sign is more obvious in the abdomens that have been “pre-stretched” with a previous pregnancy.

Changes in the size, shape, and consistency of the uterus. “Hegar’s Sign” is when the uterus becomes so soft, usually at 6 weeks that it is felt separately from the firmer cervix. Softening of the cervix usually occurs at about the same time. This occurrence is called “Goodell’s Sign.”

Braxton Hicks’Contractions. These are irregular and unorganized contractions of the uterus.

Ballottement. This is a mid-pregnancy sign in which the fetus can be pushed from the mother’s abdomen and felt to bounce back.

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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.

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

1 12 2006

Article worth reading. Please share with everyone because we can never have too much information on this silent killer…

“12 Ways you can join the fight against Aids”

Think you know a lot about HIV/AIDS? Think again.
Gender inequality is fueling the AIDS epidemic. Women are at the epicenter of the AIDS crisis and the story is not what you think it is.

Think we are making headway into AIDS 25 years later?

We are, but not where women are concerned. While total HIV diagnoses in the U.S. dropped from an all-time high of 150,000 cases annually in the mid-80s to 40,000 cases today, women’s numbers have gone in reverse. In 1992, American women accounted for 14% of people living with AIDS; today that number has jumped to nearly 25%.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Woman kicked off plane for breast-feeding

15 11 2006

BURLINGTON, Vt. – A woman who claims she was kicked off an airplane because she was breast-feeding her baby has filed a complaint against two airlines, her attorney said.

When is it a crime to feed your child? Bottle or breast…it doesn’t matter. A mother should be able to feed her child no matter the age or whether or not she breast or bottle feeds. Shame on Delta Airlines! If I fly in the future, I surely will not be flying Delta…I am a mother who breast-fed all her children. I am currently nursing my 7 month old daughter. If anyone ever told me that I couldn’t nurse my baby, they would be getting an earful. The will be no way that I would accept a blanket that has been tossed back and forth from passenger to passenger to cover my child. Gross….Hello….GERMS!!! Not to mention that when you put a blanket over your baby’s head to nurse, it gets pretty hot. Would you like to eat with a blanket over your head? I don’t think so.

Anyways, the link to the article is below. Feel free to comment. I would love to hear all sides. No foul language please.

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