5 (ok 6) Non Violent and/or Educational Video Games for Kids

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I am not a fan of violent video games.  My husband does play some, but he does so when our children are in bed for the night and he just wants to chill for a while.  Me, I'll take a cute  game any time, or a word game.  But never violence. I'm especially not a ...

Stay up to date with Recalls Plus

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I am willing to wager a bet that most of you, like me, have bought presents- toys, specifically,  to give to children this holiday season. But what a lot of us don't stop to think about is safety- or possible recall. I know that I truly didn't even think about recalls when purchasing gifts until ...

Want to Stop Smoking? Check out BluePrint to Quit!

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For those who don't know, we lost my mom to COPD and Emphysema on July 25, 2009. She died 13 days before my youngest was born, my little one, who was named for her grama, and won't ever know.  She just wasn't ever able to quit smoking. There aren't enough words to express the grief ...

Giving the Gift of Caring #KleenexCares

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One of my most favorite songs of all time is Twila Paris' "It's the Thought That Counts" and I can tell you that I've never once heard it without feeling inspired to do for others.  So how do we actually GIVE the gift of caring to our children, our friends, our families? In my world, growing ...

What made us decide to get life insurance policies

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Having kids is a reason that many folks decide to get a life insurance policy. I know we have three very good reasons to have a policy.  (Aren't they cute?) I will forever remember the morning of September 11, 2001, just as almost any American will.  I will also forever remember returning home after work that ...

Come Party with Seventh Generation and me! #7GenBabyFest

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Come join me, Seventh Generation,The Motherhood, and several other awesome bloggers on Thursday, December 13 from 1-2 pm EST to talk about the products we use on our babies and children's hair and skin.  There will, of course, be PRIZES, plus, who doesn't love a party? #7GenBabyFest Twitter party details What: Parents are often concerned about the food ...

Gift Ideas for Baby

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What do you get for the littlest ones in our lives? Tiny infants don't open gifts, they won't know, but it's hard to not get them something for the holidays, isn't it? I have a few gift ideas for baby! Books- Think of yourfavorite books as a child. Or the books you and ...

Save Your Skin with Neosporin Eczema Essentials (Prize Pack Giveaway)

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ins.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/neosporin-eczema-essentials.jpg" width="400" height="600" />I have eczema. My son has eczema too. It's pretty much dormant in warmer weather, but it's been back in full force for at least the past 6 weeks. I'm always on the lookout for something that will help not only provide some relief for itching, but also to help ...

Maty’s Natural Cold Remedies (Prize Pack Giveaway)

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c="http://mamalovesherbargains.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/matys-all-natural-baby-chest-rub.jpg" width="448" height="600" /> Maty's company is named after their daughter, Maty, who was born with severe heart defects. Due to her weakened immune system her parents were devoted to finding natural cures for her ailments, and thus was born Maty's company. The products they offer are all natural cough syrup (both for little kids and ...