Month: October 2010

Nutritionist Tips for a Healthy Trick or Treat *Guest Post*

Nutritionist Tips for a Healthy Trick or Treat *Guest Post*

 Amber’s First Halloween 2008 We won’t be Trick-or-Treating this year but in case you are here are some good tips! Nutritionist and registered dietician Mary Gocke from the Center for Health and Healing in New York warns against feeding kids too much candy as overconsumption […]

Bath Luve *Review*

Bath Luve *Review*

For those of you who were around for my Baby Boy Blog Shower you probably remember my Bath Luve Giveaway. At the time my own Bath Luve had gotten lost in the mail so I wasn’t able to do a full review of  it. Happily […]

Dogwood Clothing *Review*

Dogwood Clothing *Review*

I’ve mentioned before that the only thing I was not excited about when I found out I was having a boy was the clothing options…or rather the lack of them! As it turns out, however, there actually is a ton of cute boy stuff out there–you just need to know where to look! I am so happy about the clothes that I received from Dogwood Clothing Co.! All of their clothes are cute, sassy, fun, and unique. The quality of the pieces is top notch as well! The “Men Rocking” shirt made us all laugh, I’m in love with the high quality, uber cute khakis, and everyones favorite was hands down the truck t-shirt. I can’t wait for Tyler to grow just a little more so that he can fit into them! We were also sent stickers that say “Brother for Sale $1.00 or best offer” and the “sister” version of it as well. I thought those were hilarious and immediately showed them to my brother and sister who were visiting at the time, haha! Since they were visiting I got to show the clothes off to my entire family and they were all impressed with them.
If you are looking for high quality, unique boy’s clothing I would highly recommend buying from Dogwood Clothing Co.!
Jessica’s Jewelry *Giveaway*

Jessica’s Jewelry *Giveaway*

A little while ago I mentioned Jessica’s Jewelry in my post about buying hand made. I also said you’d be hearing more about it so here’s that post! Jessica has adorable, affordable jewelry and she’s super sweet! I won the above set in a giveaway […]

One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado *Review*

One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado *Review*

Although Amber has gotten to the point where she enjoys playing with all her toys her favorites are still books! Because of this I’m always thrilled to get a new book to add to her collection. One Hand, Two Hands is adorable! I love the […]

Children’s Chestal Cough Medicine *Review & Giveaway*

Children’s Chestal Cough Medicine *Review & Giveaway*

**This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to Viva 32 who won***

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No–not the holidays, flu and cold season!!!!

Ok, so I’m being slightly sarcastic! As I’ve told you in my past several posts now I am battling one vicious cold bug at the moment. The worst part of it is that I have had a horrible, horrible cough but wasn’t able to take any “real” medicine because I’m nursing. Thankfully I had received this bottle of Children’s Chestal to review and although I’m sad that I can actually review it (who wants to be sick?!) I can tell you first hand that it does work! I noticed that my coughing was much worse the nights that I didn’t take it than the nights that I did. The all natural ingredients which include honey work great without giving you any nasty side effects like the other alcohol based cold medicines do. It doesn’t taste bad either–like watered down honey basically. I would recommend this and it’s great to have if you’re nursing like me or if you have a child! Amber hasn’t gotten to try it yet because thankfully she somehow managed to skip this bug but I will definitely be giving it to her when the next inevitable cold comes along! You can find out more information along with where you can purchase Children’s Chestal on the website here.

One Lucky Reader will win their own bottle of Children’s Chestal!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older only
As always be sure I have a way to get your email address so I can tell you that you won! If I don’t have an easy way to get it (in your comment, google profile, etc) I will automatically choose a new winner. A new winner will also automatically be chosen if any of the entries are not followed specifically (such as doing the mandatory entry). Also leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you do! One comment = one entry!
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I will choose the winner via random.org contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!!
Not So Fat Tuesday ~ Week 5

Not So Fat Tuesday ~ Week 5

So the 2 week break turned into a 3 week break when I got a nasty, nasty cold right as my parents were leaving. Thanks to that and being soooo behind I had to skip last week as well. But I’m back now, baby, and […]

Really Woolly Kids *Review & Giveaway*

Really Woolly Kids *Review & Giveaway*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to tanya904 8 who won*** Although I try to make sure Amber doesn’t get too much TV time each day there are times like this week when I’ve been super sick and far behind when it’s just the best […]

Why Are You Working?

Why Are You Working?

As you may remember, I recently partnered up with Making Work at Home Work as a blogger. I especially like this month’s article–such wise, true words!!!!

By Mary M. Byers

Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who don’t know why they are working. Most assume that they are working for money. But when I talk to people about the topic, I hear a lot of different reasons for work. Some work for the mental stimulation. Some to keep their skills up to date. Other work to support their scrapbooking habit or to be able to purchase cosmetics at a discount.
There’s a big difference between working to put food on the table vs.working for the “extras” such as summer camp or a vacation. Both are legitimate but it’s essential to be honest about your motivation. Knowing what drives you will help you keep your priorities in order. When my children were young, I worked for the extras. However, instead of stopping when I earned enough to help with vacation costs I kept right on going, becoming a workaholic in the process. It didn’t serve me or my family. When I recognized my error, I was able to cut back on work in order to create a healthier balance. Now that my children are school-age and I’m working to help cover orthodontia, tuition and retirement, I’ve increased my hours accordingly.

Understanding why you are working makes it easier to make tough work-related decisions. Will you work on the weekends? Stay up late to get it all done? If you’re working to put food on the table, the answer will more likely be yes. But if you’re working for the fun of it, you may choose not to compromise family time by late night or weekend work. When you know why you are working, it gets easier to decide what kind of boundaries you’ll adhere to.

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Mary Byers is the author of Making Work at Home Work: Successfully Growing a Business and a Family Under One Roof. You can learn more about making work at home work by subscribing to Mary’s free blog at http://www.makingworkathomework.com/. Interested in more articles like this? Join the blog ring here.
Upside *Review & Giveaway*

Upside *Review & Giveaway*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to Gianna 15 who won*** As a family we love to watch movies! In today’s day and age, though, it’s hard to ever find movies that are appropriate or family friendly. It seems like there almost always has to […]