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  • Icegram WordPress Plugin Review And Giveaway

    Aha!NOW LIFE
    Vinay Kachhara
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:29 am
    This is a post for all WordPress and non-WordPress bloggers. If you haven’t started blogging but plan to do so, then you need to bookmark this post. It is the Icegram review post that I mentioned in the previous GEMS post. Not to mention, that there is a giveaway at the end, so keep reading! […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW LIFE to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Vinay Kachhara on Icegram WordPress Plugin Review And Giveaway. Looking forward to meeting you there. Thanks for reading! :) Now you can get our email…
  • A Dad’s Real Strength

    Idaho Dad
    Idaho Dad
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Dove Men+Care has a cool new ad lined up for this year’s Super Bowl. It’s refreshing to see the message that caring for your children can make you stronger as a man. Well done, Dove! By the way, I’m a loyal user of Dove Men+Care products, especially their Fresh Awake Body Wash. Aside from the smooth, cleansing feeling of the body wash, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the design of their bottles. The product doesn’t squeeze out in huge, wasteful amounts as other body washes do, so it ends up lasting longer, saving you money in the long run. The post A…
  • Justifying our Parenting Style

    Family Matters
    Ronit Baras
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Finding your own parenting style is not easy. Most of us adopt our parents' parenting style, without regard really thinking about it. We don't choose our parenting style, but let the style choose us. We also like to think that we are better at parenting than our own parents. We often don't notice how we use the exact same parenting styles we hated in them. To our credit, we sometimes manage to make small changes and this makes us think that we are better than them. We can do something they couldn't. We think that the harder it was to make the changes, the better we are. This is not always…
  • The Weekend Adventures of Bonnie & Clyde

    Our Modern Family
    probrien1
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:57 pm
    A couple weeks ago Jenn and Nolin took a quick trip up north to visit family and for Nolin to …Continue reading →
  • Does the Pill cause an abortion?

    Family Edge
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Women want to know if they are ending a life.
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    Aha!NOW LIFE

  • Icegram WordPress Plugin Review And Giveaway

    Vinay Kachhara
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:29 am
    This is a post for all WordPress and non-WordPress bloggers. If you haven’t started blogging but plan to do so, then you need to bookmark this post. It is the Icegram review post that I mentioned in the previous GEMS post. Not to mention, that there is a giveaway at the end, so keep reading! […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW LIFE to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Vinay Kachhara on Icegram WordPress Plugin Review And Giveaway. Looking forward to meeting you there. Thanks for reading! :) Now you can get our email…
  • What Does The World Need Today

    Vinay Kachhara
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    What do you think the world needs today? Witnessing the state of the world, I don’t think that should be difficult. I can think of these things, and they are acceptance and tolerance. What the world needs now is love and peace, not only for you and me, but for everyone. Does this line remind you of […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW LIFE to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Vinay Kachhara on What Does The World Need Today. Looking forward to meeting you there. Thanks for reading! :) Now you can get our email…
  • 10 Ways Of Frugal Living For More Happiness And Peace

    Nathaniel Kidd
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    This is a guest post by Nathaniel Kidd, who is a retired soldier and frugal living blogger. He was the runner-up of December 2014 Aha Gem Leaderboard and thus the winner of this guest post opportunity. He reveals the ways of frugal living that can make you and your family live happily in peace, forever. […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW LIFE to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Nathaniel Kidd on 10 Ways Of Frugal Living For More Happiness And Peace. Looking forward to meeting you there. Thanks for reading! :) Now you can…
 
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  • A Dad’s Real Strength

    Idaho Dad
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Dove Men+Care has a cool new ad lined up for this year’s Super Bowl. It’s refreshing to see the message that caring for your children can make you stronger as a man. Well done, Dove! By the way, I’m a loyal user of Dove Men+Care products, especially their Fresh Awake Body Wash. Aside from the smooth, cleansing feeling of the body wash, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the design of their bottles. The product doesn’t squeeze out in huge, wasteful amounts as other body washes do, so it ends up lasting longer, saving you money in the long run. The post A…
  • Seeing Double at Fairmont Hot Springs

    Idaho Dad
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s just a coincidence that my family’s two favorite hot springs destinations are both named Fairmont Hot Springs. Both have comfortable, and affordable, lodges for their guests. Both have large, clean pools filled with soothing hot mineral water. Both are extremely family friendly. Your vacation needs are covered either way, so you only have to decide if you want to grab your passport or not. One of them is in Western Montana, while the other is in British Columbia, Canada. The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Montana sits by itself in a small valley three miles off I-90 near…
  • Stop Teaching Your Kids to be Mean!

    Idaho Dad
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    When my daughter was 4 years old, a slightly older girl marched up to her in the local park and loudly proclaimed, “Your parents don’t love you.” Not long after that, again at the park, a group of older elementary aged girls surrounded my daughter and called her an “ugly toad” and “jerk face.” When my son was in 2nd grade, he brought a thermos full of chicken rice soup, which he really likes, for his school lunch. A kid across the table looked at it and said, “Your lunch looks like baby food.” After that, he only wanted sandwiches. And it…
  • Flipped Off By A 4-Year-Old

    Idaho Dad
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:19 am
    When my kids were young, hardly a day went by without them saying or doing something awesome I could blog about. These days, as teens, most of their activities are off limits to me as a writer. So, I have to take a trip on the wayback machine to tell stories about them. This tale is originally from early 2006. Definitely one to include in Idaho Dad’s Greatest Hits. I arrived at my son’s school today about fifteen minutes early to pick him up, so my daughter and I sat in the car and listened to a Wiggles CD. One of her favorite tracks, Where Is Thumbkin?, started playing and I…
  • The Horrors of Disneyland

    Idaho Dad
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:54 pm
    “The tranquil water-way leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky–seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness.” Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness was on my mind as we made our way from one attraction to another at Disneyland. Your first assumption is that the Magic Kingdom is all sweetness and light. After all, it bills itself as The Happiest Place on Earth. But that can be misleading. Walking through the cheery front gates onto a bustling Main Street inevitably leads you toward a darker subtext of the Disneyland story. And…
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    Family Matters

  • Justifying our Parenting Style

    Ronit Baras
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Finding your own parenting style is not easy. Most of us adopt our parents' parenting style, without regard really thinking about it. We don't choose our parenting style, but let the style choose us. We also like to think that we are better at parenting than our own parents. We often don't notice how we use the exact same parenting styles we hated in them. To our credit, we sometimes manage to make small changes and this makes us think that we are better than them. We can do something they couldn't. We think that the harder it was to make the changes, the better we are. This is not always…
  • Shaming Kids: Good Parenting or Not?

    Ronit Baras
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    From time to time, I hear or read about parents who shame their kids in public as a way to "teach them a lesson". I think Shaming kids is a very bad idea. Shame and guilt are disabled twins Shame is one of the most debilitating feelings. It can make people, young and old do horrible things. Many grownups I work with are trying to overcome a combination of guilt and shame which is impacting their lives. These feelings are born in childhood, when parents use this combination as an incentive, thinking, "If I shame you enough, you will feel guilty and the guilt and shame will prevent you from…
  • Handy Family Tips: How to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

    Ronit Baras
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Vegetables are good for our health, but they are not very popular. I think this is because the advertising departments of junk, sugary and chocolaty food companies are much better than the advertising departments of vegetable companies. It is very simple. If we had the same publicity for vegetables that we do for junk food, it would be easy to get kids to eat vegetables and they would do it happily. Even more than advertising, the best way to get kids to eat vegetables is to love eating vegetables yourself and to buy lots of them for your home. If this is what kids have on hand, this is…
  • Raising Babies: Talk, Talk, Talk

    Ronit Baras
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    I have three kids and they all started talking very early. Many new parents ask me if it is better if their babies talk early or not? Is it something they are born with? Firstly, I personally do not think this is hard-wired. There is no timer in the brain of a baby that says, now you are 1 years old, you should start saying words. It is very much dependent on the stimulation the baby gets from their environment. Secondly, babies who can communicate early are very easygoing babies. Why? Because when babies talk, they can express themselves and are not as frustrated as babies who just uses…
  • Family Matters Wishes You Happy Holidays and a Happy 2015

    Ronit Baras
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:46 pm
    The end of the year is fast approaching. It has been another full year and it looks like it is going to end with some great changes for us. My family and I are going on a fantastic holiday just before Eden, my eldest, moves in with her fiancé and begins preparations for their wedding in 2015. As at the end of every year, I am writing a summary of our adventures for the year and our direction for the next year. Here is my summary for 2014 with my wishes for happy holidays and a happy 2015. 2014 has been a very full and active year for the Be Happy in LIFE family. Our children have enjoyed a…
 
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  • The Weekend Adventures of Bonnie & Clyde

    probrien1
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:57 pm
    A couple weeks ago Jenn and Nolin took a quick trip up north to visit family and for Nolin to …Continue reading →
  • The Holiday Wrap Up (Pt. 2)

    probrien1
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Ok, so now not only am I dragging this whole thing out too long, the Holidays were over 18 days …Continue reading →
  • The Holiday Wrap Up (pt. 1)

    probrien1
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:23 pm
    12 hours up, 15 and a half hours back. Two kids very tolerant of Christmas car rides. 3 cold rainy …Continue reading →
  • Sick Santa

    probrien1
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    As we get ready to enter the fun and chaos that is Christmas, Nolin has been sick. My biggest hope …Continue reading →
  • Halloween 4: The Curse of the Owl Dragon

    probrien1
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    Halloween 4: Curse of The Dragon Owl from Our Modern Family on Vimeo. Halloween seemed to creep up quickly this …Continue reading →
 
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  • Wicked Step-Mother or Privileged Position?

    Sarah Aiono
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    (Written by Sarah Aiono) I became a Mum when my son was 4 and a half years old.  I moved in with my (now) husband and took on the responsibility and role of Step-Mum to my gorgeous son.  Prior to this, my experience with children had only been as a fairly new primary school teacher.  At first, I was very cautious as to my role as we initially had shared contact arrangements with his biological mother.  I treated the relationship as if I were in his biological mother’s shoes.  I respected the fact that I was not his mother, and that I did not have the relationship that I presumed they…
  • The Magic Of Music In The Lives Of Our Children

    admin
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Watch them learn and grow as the magic of music brings joy and new sensory experiences to their little lives. (Written by Carrie Thompson) Music is an incredibly powerful force in our lives. An exquisite symphony inspires awe. An upbeat rock tune makes us want to get up and dance. A familiar lullaby brings back vivid childhood memories. A good choice of background music makes us cry during an emotional scene in a movie. We experience the power of music daily as adults, so it should be no surprise to us that music is equally powerful for our children. Although, it affects them somewhat…
  • 10 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Money

    admin
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Reference From mrsprinceandco.com (Written by Tara Blair edited by Elle Yi)  Teaching about money for kids is one of the most valuable life lessons they will ever receive. Instilling good spending and saving habits within your children, from a young age, is paving the road for a successful financial future. For some great ideas on how to teach your kids about money, check out our guide below. Embrace Technology Most children are better at using smart phones than their parents, so why not embrace technology and find some fun apps for teaching your children about money? With the app store…
  • Encouraging Social Skills For Kids At Home

    admin
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    (Written by Elle Yi and David Zielinski)  Kids need many opportunities to play with their friends and go on trips with their families. Now is the time to put away the cell phones and video games and shut off the computers and televisions. Children have to learn how to talk to one another by playing games and having conversations. This allows them to learn how to improve their reciprocal conversational skills and read non-verbal body cues.  Also, Attending extracurricular activities and organized team sports are also beneficial. Our children will learn how to cooperate and become a team…
  • How to Make a Framed Child’s Silhouette

    admin
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    (Written by Elle Yi) Silhouettes are simple, affordable, and timelessly classy in kids’ playroom and living room. Also, silhouettes are a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood to the viewers of your photos and often stand out in an album because of the combination of their simplicity but also the story that they convey. A framed silhouette is a classic keepsake and makes a thoughtful Christmas, birthday or Mother’s Day gift. A digital camera, craft knife, computer and printer make this centuries-old craft a snap. Classic and sweet, each of unique hand cut…
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  • Climbing Out of a Food Rut

    Tina
    3 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you ever feel like you’re making the same foods over and over again? This was recently a topic of conversation one evening when I was out with friends. It can be difficult to think of different things to cook, particularly this time of year when everyone is busy. Since eating the same foods or relying on convenience foods too much isn’t fun or healthy for anyone, though, it is worth the effort to change things up a bit. Here are some ways to get your creative juices flowing when it comes to experimenting more in the kitchen: Compare notes with friends. One thing I noticed in my…
  • Shopping the January Sales

    Tina
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    If I asked you when the best time is to stock up on school supplies, you’d say July, right? It’s when all of the big box stores tend to have boxes of crayons for a quarter or two, 10-packs of markers for a buck, and those spiral notebooks that get caught on everything for pennies. I know that in my house, we stock up on these back-to-school items, because I want them to last until the following summer… why spend a dollar on a folder for a project in May, when I can buy it over the summer for a dime? After the winter holidays, we all feel the pinch, financially speaking, so a lot of…
  • New Years Good Luck Traditions and Superstitions

    Tina
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Tradition vs. Superstition vs. Bringing in the New Year with Inspiration Happy New Year! Ok, on to the reason you came here which is for New Year’s traditions and superstition information! Sources of inspiration or predominant offshoots of traditional idealism; either way one believes, bringing in the New Year with a source of inspiration is a way to express ones enthusiasm of their wishes and desires for the upcoming New Year. Through acknowledging past experiences and confronting a variety of other assorted issues or problems at the close of the year’s end. Each individual can at…
  • New Years Eve Traditions

    Tina
    27 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    When I was a kid, I remember looking forward to New Year’s Eve: It was the one night of the year that my brothers and I could stay up all night long (well, until midnight), eating junk food and watching movies until finally the ball would drop in Times Square, indicating the end of the current year (as well as bedtime). I don’t think I ever fell asleep after about the age of six… which is more than I can say about the past twelve years! Usually I’m sleeping on the couch and the kids wake me up a few minutes before the countdown begins. How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? While…
  • Merry Christmas From ShopaholicMommy

    Tina
    25 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    Merry Christmas! Today many of us gather with family and friends to celebrate Christmas. Your children may have woken you up very early, or maybe everyone slept in and you had a leisurely morning. You might be enjoying a white Christmas, or the temperature where you live might be balmy enough that you can wear shorts outside. Christmas is a magical time, but it can also be stressful. For today, don’t get frustrated with your little ones when their early morning excitement causes them to crash and burn this afternoon. Lay down with them and help them settle down for their naps. Try not to…
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  • Lies I like to tell myself after a glass of chardonnay

    RK
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:47 pm
    I realized after the 10-year-old went to sleep last night that he had forgotten to finish his geography homework.  Time? Just past midnight. Shit. Too late to wake him to do it.  Think,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Robbing a bank doesn't seem so crazy

    RK
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    I was at the vet for almost two hours yesterday.  As I watched the various animals walk through the clinic, I realized that there is no amount of money we will not spend for our hairy, furry,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eff you, love handles. Eff you.

    RK
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    I just love how Carl gets on and off the weigh scale, shrugs his shoulders as he brushes past me and walks out of the room. He didn't even have to take off any piece of clothing in the process. I, on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • On Harvard's waiting list

    RK
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    Toddler: Mom! Put in Peppa Pig on YouTube. Me: Hmmm. Can you help me spell Peppa Pig? Toddler: Syure. A and then foot. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • I'd take credit for letting it the eff go already

    RK
    3 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    I want to get off this Frozen train.  The conductor, aka the toddler, has other plans for me, like making me go insane. How is it that she knows the words to these songs, but doesn't know here... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Girlilla Warfare

  • 50 Shades of Suburbia: Gear Up For “Naked Month” at GIRLilla Warfare

    Lisa
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By Lisa Barr Valentine’s Day … 50 Shades of Grey (or 50 Shades of Highlights as we like to call it in Suburbia — I mean, really, who here does Grey?). Yes, it’s going to be a smokin’ hot month at GIRLilla Warfare, and we are going to tap into our vulnerability, our MOM-ability, our sexuality, our desires, our beauty, and our finances. So buckle your seatbelt, and put this on your Tuesday To-Do List kicking off in February: 1. “Teen Expert” Debby Shulman writes about how hurtful our kids’ rejections (You’re wearing THAT, Mom … Just…
  • Hot-Off-The-Press: ‘FUGITIVE COLORS’ Debuts In Paperback

    Lisa
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Hey Girlfriends – It’s been a crazy ride — juggling my book, the blog, and of course, THE FAM, but wouldn’t have my so-called life any other way. My award-winning debut novel FUGITIVE COLORS, a suspenseful tale of stolen art, love, lust, deception, and revenge on the “eve” of WWII, is now available in Paperback — with a whole new look. Pre-sales begin TODAY onAmazon, B & N, and IndieBound (pick your fave) … and for those who like to listen, check out the novel in audio. Of course … there’s still hardcover and Kindle versions. So…
  • GIRLilla Warfare’s 2015 “Top 10″ IN & OUT List

    Lisa
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Arden Edelcup (aka: “The Beauty Babe”) From the explosion of Tinder Hookups to Kim Kardashian’s tabletop-sized butt, 2014 was truly a roller-coaster ride of seriously wacky pop culture and beauty trends. As the self-proclaimed yenta on all things trendy, I have consulted with my posse of experts to compile my Second Annual Beauty Babe’s IN & OUT List for 2015. 1. Competitive “Alpha” Yoga is So OUT, Authentic Mindful Yoga is IN. Full disclosure here … I have never taken a yoga class. This is due to my inability to touch my toes and the paralyzing fear of…
  • Wishing You & Your Family A Merry Christmas Filled With Joy & Laughter xoxo GIRLilla Warfare

    Lisa
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    May your Christmas sparkle with unforgettable moments of Love & Laughter, Peace & Presents, Family & Friends …  May your hearts be full and your homes be blessed and shine brightly with those faces who mean everything to you.   With Much Joy, xoxo GIRLilla Warfare
  • Happy Chanukkah — LIGHT IT UP With Latkes, Love & Laughter – xoxo GIRLilla Warfare

    Lisa
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Hey Girlfriends –  Spin the dreidel … Light the Menorah …  and Live it up on latkes for Eight Crazy Nights … May your hearts be full and your homes be blessed and shine brightly with those faces around the table who mean everything to you.   With Much Love, Joy & Laughter, xoxo GIRLilla Warfare 
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    Feathering the Empty Nest

  • Soil: The future of antibiotics?

    Kelly Gilmour Grassam
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Soil: The future of antibiotics? Scientists in Massachusetts have published promising findings after experimenting with soil to develop antibiotics capable of destroying highly resistant microbes.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top natural health Twitter streams.

    cjblythe
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Twitter is becoming an incredible resource for any number of purposes, including for the top natural health Twitter streams. More than just a tool for social connection, it can actually be used to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tips for lowering your monthly bills.

    cjblythe
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:12 pm
    If you want to make a big difference in your budget, start by lowering your monthly bills. Since these charges recur over and over again, you’ll see major positive changes by lowering them in certain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Goddess Athena: The best example of why dogs should not be judged by appearance or breed – #TheMajorityProject.

    cjblythe
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    This post is sponsored by The Animal Farm Foundation and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the The Majority Project,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Budget your time wisely.

    Annie Wallace
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    When we hear the word budget, we readily associate it with money handling. Although money may or may not make the world go round, there is another important resource that demands the same attention... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Family Focus Blog

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3- Tablet and Laptop In One

    Scarlet
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:38 pm
    I was provided with product in order to facilitate this review.  I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review I have to tell you that I saw the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 advertisements on the TV and I wanted one. What, the keyboard comes off? What, it has a touchscreen? “That looks fun”, I told my husband. But I wondered- what is a Surface Pro 3 really like? They say it is like a tablet that can replace your laptop but is it really? Does it have all the same functionality? Is it easy to use? Is it durable? I was inspired…
  • Quick and Delicious Cornbread Muffin Recipe

    Erika Wassall
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:43 am
    Erika Wassall, the Jersey Farm Scribe here, with a winter favorite of mine:   Quick and Delicious Cornbread Muffin Recipe   Winter. Snow. Warm, stick-to-the bones food. It all goes together for me.   This receipt came up this week because of the big snowstorm that was supposed to hit the other day. We got lucky here in South Jersey, but there was still plowing to be done and animals to keep warm and dry.   My husband helps out with our friend’s commercial snow removal business. So snow means crazy schedules, 3am dinners and food on-the-go. I had sandwiches stocked up in…
  • Creative Ways to Hide Electrical Cords and Devises in Your Home Décor

    Scarlet
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    As TVs change (can you believe we didn’t used to have flat screen TVs?!) and electronics advance, most homes are encountering a problem- how to hide electrical cords and electronics themselves in your home decor.   Today, I have an expert to share with us some tips to hide power cords and tech.  As an architect, Ronique Gibson gives great advice and tips on everything decor related for her site Stagetecture.com and The Home Depot. To find out more ideas and AV accessories for hiding and organizing your home electronics, such as TV stands and wall mounts, visit The Home Depot. Creative…
  • 2015 Jeep Cherokee Review

    Rob Youngblood
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    A solid new entry from Jeep – and this time (unlike the thankfully gone Liberty) they hit the mark. 2015 Jeep Cherokee   From the minute you lay eyes on the Cherokee, it is different. starting with the sleek exterior styling right down the the squinting LED lights located with the turn signals and a separate display and layout for the headlights – all on a shark nose front end that definitely turns heads. The 2015 Jeep Cherokee is a smaller crossover utility vehicle and competes with the Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, Nissan Rogue, and  Hyundai Tucson among others. The Jeep…
  • Gluten Free Snacks- 3 Gluten Free Chips

    Scarlet
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    This post is brought to you by Simply 7 Snacks, non-GMO, gluten free, and delicious! Natural, Simple, Gluten Free Snacks No one in my family has a gluten intolerance but like many families, I am hearing about the health benefits of gluten free snacks and incorporating more and more into my diet. Simply 7 Snacks is a company that makes wholesome snacks that don’t sacrifice flavor. All of the Simply 7 Snacks are gluten free and have 0 Grams Trans Fat, No Cholesterol, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, and No Preservatives. That that is they type of healthy snack I can live with.
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • Healthy Meal Ideas for Busy Moms With Wasa Crispbreads

    Erica Brooks
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    This post contains sponsored content. All opinions and meal ideas are my own. Now that it’s the new year and all of the tempting holiday treats are behind me I am looking forward to all things new including cutting back on dining out. Being a stay at home mom dining out was my treat. My mommy time. A way to get out of the house and talk some grown folks. Dining out often can not only take it’s toll on the family budget, it can also take it’s toll on a mommy’s waistline. So I have recommitted to cooking more often and getting back to my prebaby weight. Hey it can…
  • Happy New Year!

    Healthy Family Matters
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    The post Happy New Year! appeared first on Healthy Family Matters.
  • From Our Family to Yours Merry Christmas!

    Healthy Family Matters
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:43 pm
    The post From Our Family to Yours Merry Christmas! appeared first on Healthy Family Matters.
  • 5 Reasons Karate Can Boost Your Child’s Self Confidence

    Catherine West
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Although martial arts have their roots in the necessary self-defense techniques that every fighting-age man and woman had to know in pre-modern Eastern societies, they have evolved far beyond this original purpose. These days, martial arts can be put to a variety of creative and constructive uses and provide children with a fun, and heart-pumping experience. 1. Artistic Expression As the name suggests, martial arts can be a pure and even beautiful form of physical expression. Like yoga and other “controlled” exercise routines, the broad spectrum of physical disciplines known as…
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Healthy Family Matters
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:09 am
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Happy Thanksgiving from our family to you and yours. Today I am thankful for: Having a loving and supportive husband who can cook and has a great sense of humor. Having a bright and energetic daughter who loves to give me big hugs. Having a charming and clever son who loves to hold my hand wherever we go. Having good friends who are like family. Healthy food. Being able to volunteer as a family with our church regularly to help those in need in our…
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    Anna And Essie

  • Anna Reached a NEW Milestone!

    Laura - Momblogger
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    It's been a really long time since I did a MeCP2 post. With the lymphoma, MeCP2 has taken the back-burner, but it's still been very prevalent in our lives. Can you even imagine what dealing with cancer treatment is like for a kid who has special needs?Yet, even through all the rigorous cancer treatment, we have seen Anna make strides in her development and ability to learn and understand. Normally, I would not have posted the photo above. Her hair is disheveled, she has dark circles under her eyes, and she's a little bit pale; but, that shirt she is wearing is special. Why? Because it was the…
  • Hipknoties Convertible Wrap - Dress, Skirt, Top, Whatever!

    Laura - Momblogger
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    Have you seen the Hipknoties convertible wrap? With one garment you can have tops, dresses, and skirts! I saw a video going around on Facebook and I watched it. Then I watched it again, and again. I started to dig for more videos. After what was probably a couple of hours obsessing over this thing, I had to order one. The size I wanted runs for about $68, which I wasn't quite prepared to spend, but I found one for $27 in the SALE section. Yippee!Plus, since I "liked" the facebook page, I was given a coupon for 10% off. So I ended up spending $30 total for shipping and everything. I haven't…
  • $50 Origami Owl Giveaway to Bless Anna!

    Laura - Momblogger
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:39 pm
    You can win $50 worth of Origami Owl jewelry just in time to give it for Christmas! (Or keep it as your gift to yourself.) Whether you're a faithful lover of Origami Owl, or still haven't even heard of it...here's a chance to win $50 worth before Christmas, and help Anna as she goes through cancer treatment and prepares for a bone marrow transplant. Anna's (short version) story: Anna is a special needs child born with MeCP2 duplication syndrome. When she was 9, she was also diagnosed with Anaplastic large cell lymphoma. After a year of treatment she relapsed immediately, and the doctors…
  • Another Lymphoma Relapse

    Laura - Momblogger
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am
    I love this smiling photo of my sweet Anna. This is not how she looks today. Today she looks pale, gaunt, weak, and very very sick. Our bone marrow transplant journey has been frustrating and scary. A few days into transplant, we had to stop because Anna contracted RSV, a very dangerous virus for transplant patients. For you or me it would feel like we had a lingering common cold, for them it can be life threatening. So, we stopped the transplant in the nick of time and treated the RSV.While waiting, Anna's anti-A counts went up. This means she could not go forward with the transplant from…
  • 24 Days of Javita - Another Weight Loss Test

    Laura - Momblogger
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    The most popular post on this blog has been my Javita coffee weight loss test. I've gotten the opportunity to try it again, and see if doing things differently will give me different results.If you have been wondering about Javita Gourmet Instant Coffee and whether it really works or not, chances are you may have already visited my blog post about it. I tried it and it didn't work for me the way it works for others. ( I lost half a pound the first week and nothing the second week. That's not enough for me to keep buying it.) Many people said "well, you didn't eat right". Granted, I didn't. If…
 
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    Feathering the Empty Nest

  • Soil: The future of antibiotics?

    Kelly Gilmour Grassam
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Soil: The future of antibiotics? Scientists in Massachusetts have published promising findings after experimenting with soil to develop antibiotics capable of destroying highly resistant microbes.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top natural health Twitter streams.

    cjblythe
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Twitter is becoming an incredible resource for any number of purposes, including for the top natural health Twitter streams. More than just a tool for social connection, it can actually be used to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tips for lowering your monthly bills.

    cjblythe
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:12 pm
    If you want to make a big difference in your budget, start by lowering your monthly bills. Since these charges recur over and over again, you’ll see major positive changes by lowering them in certain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Goddess Athena: The best example of why dogs should not be judged by appearance or breed – #TheMajorityProject.

    cjblythe
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    This post is sponsored by The Animal Farm Foundation and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the The Majority Project,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Budget your time wisely.

    Annie Wallace
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    When we hear the word budget, we readily associate it with money handling. Although money may or may not make the world go round, there is another important resource that demands the same attention... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Our Blended Marriage

  • Madness, Miracles, Millions – An Inspiring True Life Story

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    It’s been a while since I read a book that left me feeling inspired and motivated to take action. It’s been a while since I had time to devote myself to reading – something that used to be my favorite pastime. So when we moved and we knew we would be without internet for a […] The post Madness, Miracles, Millions – An Inspiring True Life Story appeared first on Our Blended Marriage.
  • New Year New Beginnings

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:03 am
    We are 5 days into 2015 and we are back! Did you miss us? We missed all of you but with the move and all the stress that came before it, along with the holiday season; we decided to take a much needed break, relax, and get settled in.  We just wanted to give you […] The post New Year New Beginnings appeared first on Our Blended Marriage.
  • Moving On Up And Taking A Break

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    Well guys, I am going to keep it short and sweet. We have mentioned that we are looking into getting our own place. I am happy to say that we have found an affordable apartment for rent, which comes with a lot of small but to us oh so important perks! First of all, the […] The post Moving On Up And Taking A Break appeared first on Our Blended Marriage.
  • Flurry Of Emotions

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    How do I begin? How do I put into word what exactly am I feeling at this very moment? How do I describe how I have been feeling for the past couple of weeks? Is there even a point in me showing my deepest, darkest side, possibly bringing the rest of you down? Especially in […] The post Flurry Of Emotions appeared first on Our Blended Marriage.
  • ‘Tis the season: Season’s Cleaning Tips From Merry Maids

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    The holiday season brings with it the excitement of gifts, joy of family dinners and the usual warm, fuzzy feelings. Underlying all of that is often the fear of being judged on the cleanliness of your home, not by Santa, but by your own near and dear ones. This year, Debra Johnson, home cleaning expert […] The post ‘Tis the season: Season’s Cleaning Tips From Merry Maids appeared first on Our Blended Marriage.
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  • Investigating Groundhog Day (And Fun Family Activities)

    Amanda
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Being completely neutral about Groundhog Day our family has heard about Punxsutawney Phil and know the basics of Groundhog Day. The groundhog sees his shadow on February second, six more weeks of winter. No shadow and spring is supposedly just around the corner. This just never was a tradition that caught on in our family but a chance to do themed crafts is always fun and as I went on the hunt for some ideas it dawned on me that I knew nothing about this day and how it started. Curiosity took over and I started to look up the history of Groundhog Day which, like so many traditions, has…
  • A Little Bit Of Everything | Episode 009

    Chad and Amanda
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    This Weeks Show For once we had a solid plan and direction for the show, that all fell apart when we started recording and decided we didn’t feel like tackling the topic we had chosen for the day. Instead we started our usual ramble and rantathon and managed to record a show that is pretty much about nothing, all over the map but in the end comes together to be pretty entertaining. Topics Include: How we expect kids to grow up too fast How our oldest still likes holding mom and dad’s hand and why we’re OK with that What we have planned for class valentines Our cats and how…
  • An Introduction To Podcasts

    Chad
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    For the past 9 weeks or so, Amanda and I have been working hard at producing a weekly podcast where we talk about issues that bother us, things happening in our lives and we share other information and news that relates to families, relationships and everything in between. Our numbers are good for a new show and we have been happy with not only the results but the response we have received from those listening. I was chatting with Amanda and encouraging her to check out Serial one of the best podcasts I’ve heard in well…ever and she mentioned that she did not actually know how to…
  • 10 Reasons Why I Hate Grocery Shopping

    Chad
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is probably going to come off as the ultimate first world/whiner problem as even writing this down I’m starting to hate myself a little and yes I am grateful that I can buy groceries to feed my family and blah blah blah. It’s just that there is something so entirely aggravating about grocery shopping that by the time I’m done I am so entirely irritated by the entire event I want to head home and start drinking immediately. If you hate grocery shopping as much as I do, then maybe you can relate to this rant but if you for some unexplainable reason actually enjoy being tortured by…
  • Quick And Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning

    Amanda
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Years ago I remember coming across a recipe for cheese crackers and up until that point it had never really occurred to me that all the stuff I buy at the store I could just make myself. I had just never thought about it. If I needed/wanted something, I just ran to the store. Very convenient, but also generally more expensive and full of stuff I wasn’t to keen on my family eating. So once I started looking for recipes – wow! So many things to experiment with making! Crackers, dressings, spices, marshmallows, bread crumbs, soup stock and on and on. This is a topic I could go on…
 
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    Random Stuff by Aimster813

  • Over the Horizon

    aimster813
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    In the distance she sits, Stooping on a stump. Hidden behind a fog of cold. Running, running, running. Squinting you can see her, Head held by gloved hands. Shoulders slumped and sad, Brown hair drooping in cascades down her back. She is broken. The drifting cold beckons, The wind crying its loud cry. Shrieking as it were. She sits there, Night breaking over the horizon. Bitterness in her soul. And you can see her, Softly caving to her grief. Your vision blurs with the tears, That you envision sliding down, Those cheeks. Frozen drops of eternity, Lost in the growing darkness. In her solitude,…
  • Shop of Horrors

    aimster813
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    There is a little shop of horrors, Living deep inside my head. I’ve tried to just escape it, But it simply grows bigger instead. A small compartment of darkness, Filled with desperation. Takes on it’s own life, At the fear of separation. This rendering of two, Living in just one place. Makes me want to drive my nails, Down inside my face. Instead I just keep breathing, One moment at a time. Hoping for my freedom, Praying for a sign.
  • I Watched You Save a Child

    aimster813
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    I watched you save a child today, With that soft spoken demeanor, That free-spirited radiance. It was beautiful and impressive. I watched as they lay dying, Begging for help so quietly, Not knowing how bad it was. How permanent their choices were. Watched as you reached out to them, As you filled them with your spirit, As life leaped in their direction. I saw the light in their eyes going out, Slowly dimming out in a grey puddle of mist, And restarting. I watched as you wrapped them up in your arms, And carried them to safety. And as I watched I was overcome, With such compassion and love.
  • Need Some Holiday Spirit? Check This Out!

    aimster813
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    I just love, love, love this doggy palooza, makes me wish mine were trained better! Lol!
  • My Redeemer Lives

    aimster813
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. Job 19:25
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    Winter Springs Pediatrician | Dr. Clifford Selsky | Family First

  • Childproofing 101: A Guide for New Parents

    familyfirst
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
      Photo courtesy of Alec Couros / Flickr Creative Commons The birth of a first child is an exciting time for new parents. Once he or she starts to become mobile, you’ll want to make sure your home is as safe as possible. Childproofing your home is essential to protect your child from unforeseen dangers lurking around the house. For a helping hand, take a look at our childproofing guide which gives tips for creating a safe environment for your child. Kitchen The kitchen is full of everyday dangers for small children. Sharp utensils, hot surfaces and cleaning chemicals are some of the…
  • Monitoring Your Child’s Eating Patterns

    familyfirst
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
      According the American Heart Association, one in three children and teenagers in the United States are overweight or obese. With childhood obesity becoming a top health concern, emphasizing the consumption of green vegetables and other colorful foods in your household is more important than ever.  Be sure to monitor your child’s eating patterns and help them develop healthy habits that carry over into adulthood.   Here’s how you can ensure your child develops healthy eating patterns.   Say no to junk food Fast food meals should be few and far between. Try not to…
  • How to Foster Good Behavior in Children

    familyfirst
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
        A child’s manners and behavior can affect his or her social development. Therefore, parents should start teaching their child proper behavior from an early age. Teaching your child how to behave appropriately is just as essential as teaching them how to read and write. Thankfully, you don’t have to wait until your child is in school to start instilling good behavioral patterns. Using these guidelines, your child will be well on their way to functioning successfully as an adult.   Lead by exampleChildren tend to learn by example. Consequently, parents play an integral…
  • How to Manage Your Child’s Diabetes

    Danielle Walker
    1 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    Childhood diabetes can be overwhelming for a family. Since it is a chronic disease that requires constant care and attention, it might be unsettling sending your child away to school for hours or dropping them off at soccer practice. Managing your child’s diabetes is achievable as long as you keep these tips in mind. Consult Your Child’s Doctor and School It’s important to choose a doctor that is knowledgeable about pediatric diabetes and can help you make the best decisions for your child. Visit your child’s pediatrician regularly and keep up with your child’s appointments.
  • 5 Sleeping Tips for Infants

    Danielle Walker
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Remember what it’s like to get a full night of uninterrupted sleep? If you have a newborn chances are a full night’s rest is a thing of the past. Many infants have difficulties sleeping and force parents to stay awake with them. The most important thing to remember as a new parent is you are not alone. But if you’re struggling to get your baby to sleep at night, here are some tips to help you set a routine: Tip #1: Set an Early Bedtime Consistency is important when establishing sleeping patterns. Set an early bedtime – think 6:30-7:30 pm. If you have older children, making sure you…
 
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    Larger Family Life - Living life the large family way

  • UK Holidays with a Difference

    Features
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
        There’s no need to go abroad to experience something truly unusual when you go on holiday this year. Britain has some wild and wonderful destinations which are easily accessible without forking out the price of a plane ticket. From quirky glamping to renovated water towers here are some the more whimsical holidays these […]Related Posts:Family home hotspots around the UKUnusual Things to Enrich Your Next Family HolidayTop Holiday Villa Rental Destinations in 2014UK Breaks for a Last Minute Holiday3 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Pollenca     
  • 6 Easy Fundraising Ideas For Your Kid’s School

    Features
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:51 am
        In these days of budget cuts and layoffs, many schools rely on added income in order to be able to provide teaching and equipment for its pupils. The odd bake sale here and there is no longer the most effective way to secure cash for schools. Are you searching for simple yet effective […]Related Posts:Increasing School Income Gives Educational Resource a BoostCar Boots, Auctions and More: Declutter Before Moving HomeDe-clutter & Make Extra Money: Top Tips for Car Boot…5 Quick Ways to Save Money as a FamilyMake the most of your children’s unused possessions…
  • Five Incredible Performances by Actors with Disabilities

    Features
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
        There are a number of unsung heroes and heroines in the acting world that really don’t get the credit they deserve, in particular some actors with disabilities. This is why we’ve put together a list of five of the most incredible acting performances from film and television, by disabled actors and actresses:   […]Related Posts:Why Audiobooks Are Great for Kids6 Easy Ways To Love Your Household5 Accessible and Exciting Trips for Families with…Review: CrazyTalk7 PROCourts refuse to allow 18-year-old severely disabled son to…     
  • Common Misconceptions of Care

    Features
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:59 am
        As most people only have to think about care when it comes to a certain point in their lives – either they have to consider care for an elderly relative or they may have to think about their own needs – it often holds some mystique with people who carry lots of wrong […]Related Posts:Advice for looking after your elderly parentsCaring For an Elderly Relative: A Practical GuideNursing Home Fees – What Can You Expect for Your…The Best Alternatives to Care HomesCare Homes: How to help a loved one move     
  • This is the reason my house is untidy

    Larger Family Life
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
        Because of this lot. It doesn’t matter what I do, it never seems to make any difference whatsover. Housework, that is. And it’s so embarrassing. I hate it. I hate the fact that there isn’t a place for everything and everything in its place. It frustrates me that all I seem to do […]Related Posts:6 Easy Ways To Love Your HouseholdQuestioning My Sanity: The Verdict Is InFor any parent who has ever had one of those daysHow Houseproud Are You? (Plus a Chance to Win)Parenting ‘experts’ not required. We just want…     
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    More With Less Mom »

  • 2014 Recap from The More With Less Mom

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    With a new year here, let’s take a look at the wondrous wonders from the past year. Some lovely posts happened in 2014. I might have had a little too much fun digging into stats on the different social media sites. Here is a snapshot of the year on this little blog o’ mine: Top Blog Posts From 2014 DIY Glow Party Teen Birthday – Free Printable Neon Invitations April Real Food Monthly Meal Plan May Real Food Monthly Meal Plan DIY Glow Party Teen Birthday (on a tight budget) – Decorations Dinosaur Felt Play Mat – DIY Tips and Printable Templates Not-Margarine Spread Recipe –…
  • Simplify Your Christmas Gifts: Want, Need, Wear, Read, Eat, Create Printable Gift Tags

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    If you are a fan of simple living most likely you have heard of the Want, Need, Wear, Read gift giving method. Want, Need, Wear, Read, + Eat, Create Something you WANT Something you NEED Something to WEAR Something to READ Something to EAT Something to CREATE If you haven’t heard of it, it is a way to be more mindful about your gift giving. Most people give four gifts that are carefully thought out. This is a guideline to help you focus your planning. It is not meant to restrict or punish. Many people have adapted these rules to fit their family and lifestyle. Something to EAT I believe…
  • December 2014 Real Food Meal Plan

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    December brings a flurry of activity, and some snow flurries, too. There will be crafting, cookies, Christmas music pretty much all day every day… and lots of chocolate. I find it really hard to predict when I will have time to cook when I’m this busy. I like to have a lot of meals planned with ingredients in the house, so I can adjust what I make based on the time I have that day. There are some really tasty-looking pantry recipes I can make any old time. The offbeat holidays we are using as an excuse to celebrate something are: Giving Tuesday (2nd), Cookie Day (4th),…
  • Christmas Gift Tips from a Mama Pro

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    Here are some tips for Christmas and gift giving. With four kids you have to be organized. Over the years I have developed some methods for making things easier, keeping track of everything, and not spending too much. Gift Herding Have a place for gifts, like a hall closet or the attic. You should have somewhere for random birthday and hostess gifts (gift closet?), and a place for Christmas gifts. This can be the same place, but there should be an official place. This should be accessible year-round so if you get something from a yard sale or clearance you can stash it. We are very clear from…
  • 7ish of the Bestest Holiday Posts from The More With Less Mom

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    Come join me on a tour of my best posts for the holiday season. Apparently I get excited about posting for the holidays, because that’s when I post the most. And yes, I am totally a Christmas freak. The first song my two year old sang was Jingle Bells. I’ve got it all – recipes, Thanksgiving meal planning, activities for kids, acts of kindness and gratitude, gift ideas, printables, how to be frugal and save during the holidays… and of course, some chocolate. 1. Hot Cocoalate Mix Recipe 2. Happy Holidays from My Family – A Gratitude Tradition for Your Holiday…
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    Marcus & Ashley

  • 020 Benefits Of Premarital Counseling With Paul And Courtney Burton

    Marcus and Ashley
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Our guests for this week are Paul and Courtney Burton. Paul and Courtney have been married a year and a half, and live in Lynchburg, Virginia. Paul is Applications Developer, and Courtney is stay at home wife. Description of  First Year in one or two words Paul: Rolla coaster Courtney: Learning curve. Some of the topics we discussed are: 1. Dating with a purpose. 2. Benefits of pre-marital counseling. 3. Learning about your spouse, and how to mesh your lifestyles together. 4. Making decisions before marriage. 5. Respecting your spouse, and learning to listen to him/her. How to Listen to…
  • 019 How To Communicate Your Feelings With Mark And Marie Oates

    Marcus and Ashley
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Our guests for this week are Mark and Marie Oates. Mark and Marie have been married for over 6 years, have a son, and live in Nashville, Tennessee. They love helping couples untangle the messy parts of their relationship at Nashville Marriage Studios! Description of  First Year in one or two words Easy, and smooth. Some of the topics we discussed are: 1. How to deal with your political differences, selfishness, and adjusting to life under ONE roof. 2. Setting rules for your house, marriage, and family. 3. How to deal with your in-laws. 4. The role of values in your marriage. 5. How to…
  • 018 Learning To Compromise With Kimberly Erskine

    Marcus and Ashley
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Our guest for this week is Kimberly Esrkine. Kimberly has been married for more than 3 years, and lives in Montana. She is a Nukes Air Force Officer, and one of the Divas at Dating Divas. Description of  First Year in one or two words  Amazing and difficult.  Some of the topics we discussed are: 1. Being happy with yourself before marriage. 2. Learning to communicate often, and effectively. 3. Being conscious about your spouse’s needs and wants. 4. How to compromise with your spouse on your marriage expectations. 5. Marriage will break you down first, and then build you up. How to…
  • 017 Dealing With Little Annoyances Before They Build Up With Roger Whitney

    Marcus and Ashley
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Our guest for this week is Roger Whitney. Roger has been married for over 24 years to his wonderful wife Shauna, have 2 children, and live in Forth Worth, Texas. Roger helps individuals and couples plan well, and invest wisely for retirement. He is also the host of the Retirement Answerman podcast. Description of  First Year in one or two words  A whirlwind. Some of the topics we discussed are: 1. Bringing your own energy to your marriage, and having your own identity in marriage. 2. Surrounding yourself with people who inspire you to bring the best out of you. 3. Dealing with little…
  • 016 Investing In Your Marriage With Jim and Teresa Adams

    Marcus and Ashley
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:43 pm
    In this weeks episode, our guests are Jim and Teresa Adams. Jim and Teresa have been married for more than 29 years, have 4 children, and live in Jackson, Mississipi. Jim is certified marriage coach, and Teresa is a licensed professional counselor. Together, they co-host The Family Matters First podcast. Description of  First Year in one or two words Learning experience. Some of the topics we discussed are: 1. How to enjoy your hobbies after marriage. 2. How to decrease, and allow your marriage to increase. 3. Investing in your marriage How to Listen to this episode Click on the Player…
 
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    Momvelous

  • 10 Tips Parents Can Do To Help Their Teen Be Safe Drivers

    Amy
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:26 pm
    It happens to the best of us. One day we’re young. The next day we are somehow old enough to have a child with a driver’s license. It’s one of the mysteries of the universe, don’t waste your time worrying about how this happened. Instead, focus on what you can do to give the world […]
  • Badger Basket Changing Table Saved Me Time And Energy

    Lisa
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:44 pm
    As a busy mom to five kids, I know a thing or two about saving time. Scheduling is a must in our household and failing to plan means disaster is on the horizon. While not every minute of every day can fit into neat planner blocks (especially with kids), making a plan and having the […]
  • 7 Tips For Good Self Esteem In Your Children

    Jenny
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Children are not born with a healthy self esteem. It is our job as parents to make sure that they grow up confident about themselves and around others. This sounds rather difficult however, there are many ways to increase our children’s self esteem and many of them are quite simple. They just need to be […]
  • Yoga For Moms

    Amy
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:02 pm
    No doubt you’ve heard of the many benefits of yoga. Somehow, though, those you see most often touting the benefits of yoga are impossibly fit women with no children and seemingly no stress. Clearly, the benefits they are talking about cannot apply to you, or can they? If you are a busy mom with young […]
  • Gifts For Preschoolers: Traditional Toys Are A Wise Choice

    Kimberly
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Toddlers Don’t Need Tablets Many parents have been led to believe their child will be left behind if they don’t have access to a computer almost from infancy. Their worries are unfounded. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time at all for children age two and under, and no more than two hours […]
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    Western New Yorker

  • How to make a Diaper Cake 1/28/2015

    Liz Chapman
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
     Have you seen a diaper cake? On Pinterest, at baby showers they are just these fun creative bundles of AWESOMENESS!! When I first saw one I just about fell over. Who has the time, patience and know-how to make these? Well, my friends it is not as hard to make one as you would think! What you will need:❊ Diapers!!! You can use any size, color, brand etc. (for this cake I used two packages) ❊ Small rubber hair bands- I found these Goody brand at Dollar Tree!❊ Large rubber bands❊ Ribbon - again you can use any color, size etc. ❊ travel size wipes, powder, baby…
  • Honey Mustard Roast Recipe 1/27/2015

    Liz Chapman
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
     Honey Mustard Roast RecipeWhat you will need:1 Roast1/2 cup Dijon mustard1/4 cup maple syrup1 can beef brothSalt & pepperFresh rosemaryIn a small bowl, whisk together mustard, syrup, and vinegar. Season with salt & lots of pepper. Pour mustard mixture over roast. Put slow cooker on medium-high for 3-4 hours.Season with fresh rosemary. And prepare for people to ask you to make it again!
  • Weekly grocery haul and meal plan

    Liz Chapman
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    Here is my weekly grocery haul and meal plan.Check out some of these recipes:Monday: Lasagna, check out the recipe here. Tuesday: Butter turkey thighsWednesday: BBQ Chicken, check out the recipe here.Thursday: PizzaFriday: Dawn's Meatloaf, awesome recipe here.Saturday: Ordering OUT !!Sunday: Breakfast bites, check out the recipe here.
  • Faith Corner: Love thy Neighbor 1/25/2015

    Liz Chapman
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Are you ready for me to ruffle the feathers of Faith, religious and spiritual followers across the board? Why do you ask? Because, this concept of "love thy neighbor" sends me into complete and utter self- turmoil. To the point, I want to throw apologetics out my second story window and scream! Yep, some of you just read that sentence and immediately became offended or defensive. I'm sorry but I struggle with "love thy neighbor", I mean have you met my neighbors? Why should I love them? Clearly hygiene is not a priority in their life? I am talking both body cleanliness and the inside/outside…
  • My weekly Book Reviews

    Liz Chapman
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
     **I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. Why Juan can't sleep, A Mystery by Karl Beckstrand. I was not sure if this was a children's read or comic mini series for an older young teen. This comic has a fun flare while teaching kids that sometimes it is hard to get to sleep.What parent does not understand that? I LOVE the illustrations in this book and was pleasantly surprised! Since it is…
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    ParentsWare

  • Delaying Kindergarten: The Facts About Academic Redshirting

    Dr. Sarah Coyne PhD.
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
      Academic Redshirting, the practice of starting young children in school later than their peers, is becoming a common trend. Here, I weigh in on (my and others) research on academic redshirting and share how I came to my decision on when to enroll my own son…   When my third child, Aidan, was born July 8th, one of the first thoughts that went through my mind was “Should I send him to kindergarten on time?”.For a child not even a day old, I was already thinking about academic redshirting. However, Aidan will be 5-years-old this July and is due to enter kindergarten…
  • 4 Emerging Tech Trends All Parents Need to Know

    Richard Bashara
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
      As we mark the passing of the old year, many of us feel like we’ve been given the chance to approach life with a fresh start… For most of our community, surely a part of the changes you would like to make are related to how you can become a better parent. A good place to start? Awareness. Staying up to date with all things tech is essential to parenting your children effectively. Here, we speculate on a few emerging tech trends to keep you on top of your parenting game this year! 1) Messaging as Social Media It’s already beginning, but messaging will be an extension of…
  • Little Albert and the Myth of Freedom

    Dr. Douglas Gentile
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:04 am
    Are we really in control? If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to spend a little time considering why people do what they do. If you ask someone why they did any given action, they will likely have one of two answers. They’ll either give you a description of their justifications, goals, thoughts, or plans, or they’ll say something like “I don’t know.” The funny thing is that the latter answer is usually the more correct and honest answer. Humans like to believe that we are rational creatures. We like to believe that we are in control of our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. We like…
  • 12 Parenting Goals to Strive for in 2015

    Nick Warner
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    [Original article found: Essential Baby written by Ariane Beeston] Parenting in 2015 At the start of a shiny new year, many of us take the opportunity to fine-tune aspects of our lives, pledging to lose weight, drink more water, or join a gym. But one area seldom mentioned when discussing New Year’s resolutions is parenting. When it comes to parenting we’re all works-in-progress, the dynamics constantly changing as our children grow and we move through different stages of life. As such, the start of a new year provides the perfect opportunity to stop and reflect on what…
  • Isabella Sorley: Confessions of a Cyber Bully

    Richard Bashara
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    Isabella Sorley doesn’t look like the kind of person you might associate with being an Internet troll. Her high cheekbones and cherubic face look more at home on a holiday card than a mug shot, but she was one of two people arrested in the UK for cyber bullying. Sorley and John Nimmo were found to have sent threats of rape and murder to Caroline Criado-Perez in 2013. Sentencing for Sorley was handed down with a verdict of 12 weeks with an indefinite restraining order against her. Now that the incident has begun to blow over, Sorley has gone public with some comments about the her side of…
 
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  • Advice for My Daughter

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Well, yesterday my husband, my son (although he doesn't really understand what it means) and I found out that we will have a baby girl in the house. According to my son, we should name her ambulance and train. At least she will have a unique name. :)I'm not going to lie. I'm kind of freaking out. Girls are complicated, and with all the pressures that women face in this world... well, I will have to do my best to prepare her for society.I've decided to compile a list of the things that I want my daughter to know. And for parents that have daughters, feel free to comment with your advice too, I…
  • The Social Implications of Giada De Laurentiss' Divorce

    16 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    I am not one to usually partake in celebrity gossip, but when I learned that Giada De Laurentiis was getting a divorce from her husband, I was.... well, disappointed. Anyone who knows me, knows that when I have down time, if I am not reading or writing, I am watching the Food Network. I especially LOVE watching Giada.But when I found out she was getting a divorce, I suddenly lost the urge to continue to follow her. I know that is ridiculous! I'll admit. But that was my first reaction. I asked myself why, because I felt the same way when I got news of Bethenny Frankel's divorce:…
  • PLUG - HAPPY BIRTHDAY KASEN!

    7 Jan 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Today my son turns 2 years old. (*Happy Birthday Kasen!!*) And what he doesn't know is that in about 5 months he is getting a very special present we CAN'T take back: a baby brother or sister. (I can't believe I am almost 30 years old, and I will have two kids before the year is over. God, I am getting so old.)With that being said, Happy New Year!! It is 2015. Yipee! (Can you sense my forced enthusiasm?)Sigh...New Year's Eve. I feel like NYE is cool when you are single and you are out on the prowl. Your days are spontaneous.  You have NO IDEA what your future holds. In a nutshell, you…
  • Never Good Enough

    31 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    I've had some pretty challenging jobs, and worked with some pretty challenging people, but being a mother maybe one of the hardest and most challenging things I have ever had to be and do. Nothing challenges you more than raising a child. That is if you really give a damn.There are some days when I am bursting at the seams with love for this little being that was miraculously created by God, my husband and me.  Then there are some days where I am on the verge of a break down, because this little being has repeatedly pushed me to my limits.I find myself to be so anxious about every little…
  • Journal Entry - The Reason for The Season

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    I'll admit, I live in a bubble. A pretty, perfect, rosy little bubble. Which is why when I found about out about Baby Boy Bakery , and read about this family losing their beautiful little boy at the tender age of 3... I lost it.Someone once said that when you have kids, you just can't even deal with the thought of someone hurting or losing their child. Even if it is a fictional story in a movie--you can not bear it.This is so true. When you are a parent, you can not imagine EVER having to deal with something happening to your child. The thought alone is too painful.Jacqui Cruz…
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  • 6 Easy Yoga Poses For Kids

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Its no secret yoga has become extremely popular among adults.  But did you know there’s been an increased interest in yoga for kids?  Even parent + baby yoga classes are gaining in popularity.  Yoga is a great mind, body, and soul exercise for all ages and skill levels.  We’ve picked our 6 favorite poses that are both adult and kid-friendly.   Child’s Pose Kneel on the floor, touching your big toes together. Sit back on your heels and separate your knees hip-width apart. Bring your head down, and rest it on the floor in front of you. Place your hands…
  • 5 DIY Flavored Waters

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Tired of plain old water?  Infuse your H20 with fruits, herbs, and spices for a nutritious and delicious flavored beverage.   Start with a 1 quart of water.  Find your favorite recipe below, and add the ingredients to your water jug.  For the best results, let your mixture chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes & drink within 3 days of making a batch.     Watermelon Mint 1 cup cubed watermelon 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves   Lime Pineapple 1 cup cubed pineapple 1-2 freshly squeezed limes   Lemon Cucumber Mint 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced 2 freshly…
  • Single Parents: How and When to Introduce Your Child to a New Significant Other

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    As a single parent, dating can be tricky. You want love and companionship, but you don’t want to have it at the expense of your child’s happiness and wellbeing. When you finally do meet that special someone, knowing how and when to introduce your child can set the tone for how he reacts to the new beau in your life.    When is the Right Time? Children are vulnerable, so having your little one get attached to someone who is going to walk out of his life next week can be devastating. Keep in mind, not all relationships will last long enough to warrant dragging your kid…
  • Should I Pay My Kids to Do Chores?

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    To pay or not to pay? That’s the question parents have been pondering for decades about their kids’ chores. Some parents are all for doling out cash to their children when they clean their rooms or take out the trash. Others pay their kids only when they do specialty chores they are not typically responsible for every day such as washing the car. Then you have those moms and dads who refuse to give their kids two nickels to rub together for doing anything resembling chores.   Here’s the thing. There is no right or wrong answer to this dilemma. Whether or not you pay…
  • 7 Flavored Popcorn Recipes

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    These delicious popcorn recipes will take your family movie night to the next level!   Rosemary Parmesan Top a big bowl of popped popcorn with 1 TBS. Rosemary, ½ cup grated parmesan, and a sprinkle of sea salt.   Nutritional Yeast Want the flavor of cheesy popcorn, but need to keep it dairy-free? Add ¼ cup nutritional yeast to your hot popcorn along with a dash of salt.  Your kids won’t believe the popcorn they’re eating is actually good for them!   Chipotle Add 2 TBS melted butter to 1TBS chipotle sauce.  Drizzle over your popcorn and add a…
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  • Biannual Blogathon Bash

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:29 am
    Today we kick off the 7th Biannual Blogathon Bash am I'm am so happy to participate still in my first year of blogging. This is a great event for new bloggers and those continuing to amp up their blog. This year along with our host Kathleen Garber of KathleenGarber.com we are joined by our co-hosts Meagan Paullin of Sunshine and Sippy CupsKecia Hambrick of Southern Girl RamblingsLeila Brenner of LeilaBrenner.comand Ashley Mullen of Forgetful MommaThese blogs are great and If you haven't yet you definitely need to check them out.Throughout the weekend we will be completing tasks to…
  • A Mother's Curse

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    For years I never knew the pain I put my mother through and years before I would even think of having a child she cursed me over and over. "I hope you have a child just like you" she chuckled after every near death experience I ever caused her. When I became a mother I learned what this really meant. When I was pregnant with my daughter, lets say 5 years ago my mother turned to me and repeated once more "Your daughter will be just like you". At the time I found this humorous but as the years have gone by I couldn't have been more wrong about it being funny."What? I wasn't that bad" I said to…
  • The Power of You Being You

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    If you know me well you know that my posts come out as I write them. If your my friend you know I have dreams far beyond those of many people around me. If your my family you know my love for singing. All these things are about me but how well do others know you? Do they know how beautiful you are or how hard you work? Do they know your flaws and your goals or do you hide them in fear people will reject you? Are you putting on a happy face and hiding behind the requirements of life and the influencers in your life? It's not too late to show everyone else and yourself the power of you being…
  • My Pre-Eclampsia Story

    7 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
       At only 18 I went through an experience that was life-changing, horrific, and beautiful all at the same time. It is one of the biggest things that morphed me into the woman I am today with my angelic daughter being my prize I carry this experience with me every day. I apologize in advance for the length of this post but I assure you it is well worth the readWithout delving into to much detail let me start by answering your questions about becoming pregnant at such an early age.    Yes, I was careless with my decisions and my body and upon learning I was pregnant was…
  • Inspired by Aaron

    6 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
      This little boy has captured the hearts of so many around me and I am compelled to share his story with you. Aaron Gray passed away after a 5 year battle with brain cancer at the age of 6. The efforts made for Aaron and in his memory have been nothing short of inspiring and today we celebrate his life 3 years later.       In October of 2006, just 2 weeks after Aaron gray turned a year old his family was given the news that he had a brain tumor called Ependymoma and would require surgery and radiation treatment. Aaron battled relentlessly the returning tumors until…
 
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  • Spring Break Rescue Camp with the ARL

    Thomas Brogan
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Do you have a little animal lover at home?  Here is a great educational opportunity over Spring Break at the Animal Rescue League. Spring Break Rescue Camp is an animal-themed day camp at the Animal Rescue League. Campers in 3rd through 5th grade spend three days engaging in animal fun! They will learn about pet care and responsibility, respect for animals and careers with animals while enjoying animal related activities, special guest presentations, animal interactions, crafts, games and more! Mornings will be spent in the Second Chance Ranch with some very lovable barn animals and…
  • Imagination Playschool

    Erin Huiatt
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    Since outdoor parks are out for awhile due to the colder weather, we are checking out some great indoor places to run and burn off some energy. We checked out another great place … Imagination Playschool. Imagination Playschool is located at the Pioneer Columbus Community Center in Des Moines.  It’s a large gym that is full with fun activities to do including foam blocks, play houses, tumbling items, and even a walk climbing wall! My son’s favorite were the cars and cars that went down a hill, kind of like a roller coaster! I highly recommend putting this on your list of places…
  • Float Away the Parenting Stress?!

    Thomas Brogan
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Sometimes as a parent I dream about what a little bit of peace and quiet would be like.  No questions, no whining, and no kids hanging on me sounds like it would be quite nice.  So when I saw on the news the other day that Central now has a business that offers Flotation Therapy I was a bit intrigued.  To be honest, the first thing I thought of when I saw the news is an episode of Portlandia I saw that featured a trip to a Float Tank business in Portland, Oregon.  It’s pretty funny.  Take a watch: So The post Float Away the Parenting Stress?! appeared first on Des Moines Parent.
  • Fun at Apex Athletics

    Erin Huiatt
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    The kids and I checked out a new, fun place last week … Apex Athletics. Apex Athletics is located in Johnston and known for their all-star cheerleading and tumbling. They have been open since May of 2009 and since their opening, they have won several grand championship rewards, spirit rewards, community recognition, and more! Not only do they offer cheerleading, tumbling,  and dance for ages pre-k and older, but they also offer awesome open play times, morning out programs, kids night out, and more! We dropped in for a Des Moines Moms Blog play date event and had a blast! The post Fun at…
  • Weekend and After Hours Clinics for Your Family

    Thomas Brogan
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:05 pm
    When dealing with your sick child it’s always best to visit your primary pediatrician or family doctor, but sometimes that’s not always possible.  From my experience kids always seem to get sick after your normal doctor is closed or when it’s too late to get an appointment for the day.  So what do you do then?  Sometimes you don’t have the luxury of waiting until the next day.  Luckily Central Iowa has lots of options for walk-in and urgent care clinics.  Whether it’s late in the evening or on the weekend, here are some places where you can take your sick…
 
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  • Creating A Grieving Corner At Home

    Irina Jordan
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Tweet When you are grieving, having a comforting and quiet place in your home might be really helpful in processing your grief. Find a nook, corner, secluded spot in your house that makes you feel at peace and helps you relax. There you can create your grieving corner. You can add family pictures, candles, chimes, flowers, scents, comfortable pillows and any other meaningful and relaxing things that can help guide you on your grief journey. After you create your grieving corner, dedicate 10 to 15 minutes each day to retreat to it and do whatever you find emotionally and physically helpful and…
  • Grieving For Your Pet: Don't Feel Ashamed

    Irina Jordan
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    Tweet Given the intense bond most of us share with our animals, it’s natural to feel devastated and overwhelmed by feelings of grief and sadness when a pet dies. While some people may not understand the depth of feeling you had for your pet, you should never feel guilty or ashamed about grieving for an animal friend. Pets are beloved and cherished members of the family and when they die you feel a devastating loss. Grieving for the loss of a pet may be difficult as the pet loss is not understood by everyone. Friends and family may ask “What’s the big deal? It’s just a pet!” Some…
  • Grieve Your Way

    Irina Jordan
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Tweet If you on a grief journey, this post is for you. First and foremost recognize that you are a unique human being and your grief and coping mechanisms are different. Expected stages of grief, self-diagnoses and societal expectations don’t matter. Everyone has rational, emotional and creative sides that create a variety of personalities and call for different grief tools. There is no cookie cutter approach. Grief can suppress your creativity or make you irrational. Recognize it. It helps to be sympathetic when others try to comfort you and themselves - everyone copes with grief…
  • How To Plan A Memorable Memorial Service

    Irina Jordan
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Tweet A memorial service is intended to give meaning to a person’s life. It is a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to gather and remember their loved one while offering support and comfort to one another. Here are a few suggestions on planning a memorable memorial service. Pick a place to have it. Think of places that you and your friends and family would be comfortable. It doesn't have to be a funeral home. Think of who you’re going to invite. Don't feel obligated to invite everyone. Put together a budget. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Know what you can spend and work…
  • Meeting New Year With Hope

    Irina Jordan
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
    Tweet With the New Year quickly approaching, people are planning out their resolutions. They want to exercise more, lose weight, eat healthy, get regular checkups and get organized. The New Year brings on a different range of emotions for those who are grieving. The thought of getting through all the yearly milestones and special events that you used to share with your loved one gets overwhelming and outright scary. Even if you are scared and long for the past, you can still open the door a crack to the New Year. As the ball gets close to dropping in Times Square this year, here are 7 quick…
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