Epidurals May Affect Breast Feeding

21 01 2007

I breast feed and have had 3 epi’s and I have never had a problem with breast feeding my children. I guess it happens in certain women.

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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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Consumer Reports Withdraws Infant Car Seat Report

19 01 2007

I guess Consumer Reports needs to look into how they do their reports from now on… Especially for the safety for our children.

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The Parenting Network is moving

10 12 2006

I am sad to say that the parenting Network is moving to a different address. I am in the middle of uploading all the content from here to the new site. The neww address is www.familysupportforum.com.

You can start commenting and posting at the new site, but you can still do so here, but there will be no new content as I am trying to make The Family Support Forum a success.

Thank you all so much for your comments and I look forward to hearing from you at the new site. I will see you there!!

Best Wishes,
Angie
Owner
Family Support Forum





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!

CONTINUE TO MAKE SANTA DANCE





OneTrueMedia.com – A BIG thumbs up!

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 Onetruemedia.com? How was your experience with them? I would love to hear about it!!! Share your experiences and thoughts!!

Thanks for reading.





Police: Baby Might Have Been Microwaved

29 11 2006

Such horrible, horrible people in this world. They do not deserve to have children.

An infant girl who died in August 2005 of a high body temperature might have been put in a microwave, and her mother has been charged in the death, authorities said Tuesday.

China Arnold, 26, was arrested at her home Monday on a charge of aggravated murder, more than a year after she brought her dead month-old baby to a hospital, police said.

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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.

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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.

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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.