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May 2010 Blog Posts (42)

Memorial Day Weekend! What did you do?

We do hope that you've taken this holiday to spend some much-needed time with the family. On our end, it's a welcome respite from the insanity of over-scheduled kids and in working at warped speed.

Tell us- how did you choose to spend your long weekend? We'd love to hear!

Added by Bradi Nathan on May 29, 2010 at 10:40pm — 2 Comments

My Boy Likes to Party All the Time

The calendar is full this time of year with get-togethers, BBQ’s, and potlucks. This has been a great opportunity for Parker to show us his “party style.” We are quickly discovering that Parker is a bit of a party animal. It is entertaining, kind of funny, but mostly scary.



I found myself telling my husband with worry in my voice, “Oh dear Lord, he is a SENSATION SEEKER. God help us.”



My husband said, “Yup.”



Then we watched in horror as Parker ran around people in… Continue

Added by Kristy Lorenzen on May 27, 2010 at 10:10am — No Comments

WIN TWO TICKETS TO TAYLOR SWIFT NOW!



Taylor Swift is a four-time Grammy Winning artist and most recently Taylor was the year’s big winner at the American Music Awards, with trophies for Artists of the Year, Favorite…

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Added by Terry Starr on May 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

My Bad

Can you imagine saying something mean to that cute face? I did and it didn’t feel good.

Mornings around our house are always hectic. The other day, my five-year-old woke up excited that the long awaited kindergarten trip to the fire station had arrived. The best part – I was going along as a classroom volunteer. She is a real mama’s girl, so that was a pretty big deal in her…

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Added by Julie Cole on May 25, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Dina Manzo Follows Taylor Swift and Auctions Herself Up

The Taylor Swift auction closed at $6,100 last night benefiting music education in America’s schools (The VH1 Save the Music Foundation). The Los Angeles winner bought the experience for his fiancé and is proud to be able to make a difference in the lives of children. We wish this soon-to-be couple as much happiness as their generous donation will bring to students in need. …



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Added by MyWorkButterfly on May 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Think Creativity Over Cash When Marketing Your Business



Marketing your homebased…

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Added by Julie Arnheim on May 24, 2010 at 10:34am — No Comments

He's not Finished with us Yet!!

Hi... I'm Netty a retired Nurse and I come from a family of 16 siblings ...a little town called Roseisle.Manitoba.. Guess what ? I was born during a HORRIFIC BLIZZARD in January in a little log house. ... Took my Nursing there & moved to Alberta where i attended a Bible College for 3 yrs met my husband who also came from a large family of 10 siblings. and have raised 4 grown children 2 girls & 2 boys of which 3 are married and one single...we now have 9 Grand children and 3 Fostered… Continue

Added by Netty Stoik on May 22, 2010 at 1:24am — No Comments

The Ression and very poor job market in South Fla has me -So DOWN--ANYONE HURTING??

Today just has me sick to my stomach...I have been in financial advising for the past 10 yrs and the job market is just not happening from West Palm Beach to Miami --IT IS OK for me to be with out --but my kids are grown up and they are all Professionals in solid jobs . But South Fla is the home of SCAM COMPANYS --I AM HEART BROKEN--I have been divorced for 13 yrs and I am on my own as far as money -etc... OK Your probally thinking-why is she so down--I am a christian…

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Added by BROOKE DAVIS on May 21, 2010 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

Munchhausen Much?

I wonder what the receptionists thought as I walked out the pediatrician’s office today.



Perhaps, “We’ll see her again in a week!”



Or, “She’s not going to have another child, is she?”



Or, “Hmmm. Munchhausen?”



Or most likely, “Hey, pull her file from the family doctor and see if that woman gets to take any anxiety medication!”



Well, whatever. Think what they must, but I simply cannot resist taking Parker in for an ear infection check about once a… Continue

Added by Kristy Lorenzen on May 20, 2010 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Really Need a New Car?

We understand. As frugal as you may be trying to be, it IS possible that you absolutely need a new car. Some people (you know who you are and you might even be contributors to our website), drive their old…

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Added by Julie Arnheim on May 19, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

First Do No Harm

By Lisa Cook Bayer









Lisa Bayer, J.D., CCM, Certified Geriatric Care Manager, is President of Life Management Resources, LLC, a private elder care advocacy firm located in northern New Jersey.








So, you are not feeling so well and you call the doctor for an appointment. What’s one of the first things you are asked when you make the appointment with a new doctor (often before the scheduler will even begin looking at… Continue

Added by MyWorkButterfly on May 18, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Taylor Swift and Butterfly Helping Nonprofits - Weekly Wings



Over the course of this past year we’ve talked much about the recession and about how we have all been personally affected. Terry and I have been committed to finding you opportunities, whether through…

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Added by MyWorkButterfly on May 18, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Laser Hair Removal-What You Need to Know...

As summer is upon us, one of the most common non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed today is laser hair removal. There are several factors you need to consider when choosing a provider who will perform these services. As more medi spas are popping up, it is especially important to understand the technology, cost, procedure, as well as the qualifications of the person performing the procedure.


Laser hair removal used a highly focused beam of light, either in the form of…
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Added by Monika Soni on May 17, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments

I am new here -- just wanted to tell some things about me

hey my name is Amanda and i am a 26 year old single mother of 2 beautiful girls.. ages 5 and 2.. i work full time as a night manager at a exstended stay hotle.. its not to bad because i can bring them with me to work.. i live in Byram,MS... My 5 year old is very indapendent and already thinks she is grown. My 2 year old is the spitting image of me witch in someways i wished she wasnt .. right now i am in a relationship and he adores my kids. Spenc and i met not to long after i left my girls… Continue

Added by Amanda Strong on May 17, 2010 at 4:31am — No Comments

Opening my heart and moving on...

It's been 7 1/2 years since I walked out of our door that night... 7.5 years since I thought I made the decision, once and for all to leave. Little did I know that I would question that decision a million times, have an attempt by him to end my life and then I attempted to reconcile once. When I left that night I couldn't have imagined all that would go through my mind... to this day.

I have always loved to write, my life has always been an open book. I recently started a blog aimed…

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Added by Shana Smith on May 15, 2010 at 2:51am — No Comments

If Attitudes Were Contagious, Mine Could Kill You

Ok, people. Watch out. I am feeling surly. I apologize ahead of time. There is a lot on my mind, and I cannot pull a positive, witty anecdote out of my ass. Instead, I’d like to try something called, “I’d rather put a cigarette out in my eye than. . .” Get the idea? Ok, here goes.



I’D RATHER PUT A CIGARETTE OUT IN MY EYE THAN:



-Listen to whining – from my child, any child, all adults, and basically any living thing in the vicinity



-Beat a dead horse. And then listen… Continue

Added by Kristy Lorenzen on May 13, 2010 at 11:50am — 2 Comments

NUTRITION INSPIRATIONS: Welcome to your 18th edition

Welcome to your next edition of NUTRITION INSPIRATIONS.…

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Added by Shari Bilt Boockvar on May 13, 2010 at 8:04am — No Comments

I'm so Blessed

OK....being a Mom does not have to, nor should it, make a difference in

being successful with this business. In fact, this business is the best

way to be a Mom. The vehicle is right here.



So, how does one do it? Well, I will be honest...when I got started, I

had no idea what I was doing, thank God I had an awesome support team

and training to guide me every step of the way. So...I got started

full-force and never looked back.



Marissa was 4, Anthony… Continue

Added by Angela Manzi on May 13, 2010 at 8:03am — 1 Comment

Children Can Give Us Purpose and Direction

Before getting pregnant and having my daughter Sarah, I often told my husband how I looked forward to what parenting could provide for me, including a sense of self and new purpose. At the time this made perfect sense, wanting to feel value in something more than me and that I could put much of my attention towards.



Now, many years later, and the mother of a toddler, I have realized that my daughter has given me a gift much greater than the love I…

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Added by Caren Begun on May 12, 2010 at 9:41pm — No Comments

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