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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Victoria Secret's Free New Year's Eve Panties Coupons

Want to ring in the new years on a new note! Get Sexy by turning this coupon in on the 30th at your local Victoria Secret Store. Any purchase and you get a free pair of New Year’s Panties with this coupon.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

How to Raise a Child Who Listens Well

I found this on BabyCenter.com and I liked it so much and found it so useful that had to share it with everyone! Enjoy!
Being a good listener is critical to your child's success at school. If he can't follow directions, whether on the playground ("Pick a partner and pass the ball back and forth across the field") or in the classroom ("Take out a piece of paper and a crayon") — he'll have a tough time learning. Children who are good listeners also have an advantage socially — they tend to be very good friends to others.

Here are seven ways you can help your child become a better listener:

Be a good listener yourself

Don't interrupt your child when he's telling you a story. Give him your undivided attention when he's talking — don't read the paper or carry on a conversation with someone else at the same time. Turn your attention to him when he wants to tell or show you something. If you want him to listen to you, he needs to see that you will listen to him too. Children return the respect they receive — and children who are listened to tend to become good listeners themselves.
Give clear, simple directions for everyday tasks

Get in the habit of giving your child simple instructions. Make eye contact with him, and say, "Please go into your room and make your bed. Then get your backpack and meet me downstairs." As he becomes a better listener, you can add another task or two. In this way, you're not only teaching your child to listen well, but also to be independent.
Praise good listening

Saying "Thanks for being such a good listener" will reinforce your child's desire to listen. Make a special point of praising him when he follows directions the first time.
Say what you mean

If you tell your child "You can have two more cookies," then give him two cookies — not three or four. Once your child figures out that you don't stick to your word, he'll tune you out.
Be consistent about consequences

If you tell your child that you will leave the grocery store if he continues to stand up in the cart, follow through without giving him another chance. Your child will be more inclined to do what is asked of him when he understands that his actions have clear, enforceable consequences.
Read aloud together

The time you spend reading together will help prepare your child for story time at school. He'll be expected to sit still for longer and longer periods so anything you can do at home to help him increase his tolerance for listening will help. But don't force your fidgety preschooler to listen to books he's not interested in — this will make him less rather than more interested in reading.

$10.00 Worth of Bounce Coupons

Bounce is giving away $10.00 worth of coupons to all who request this freebie!

These coupons are not limited to Bounce products only. With these coupons you can save on Tide, Febreeze, Downy and more!

These coupons can offer you some serious savings!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Free Stickers

Do you love stickers? Who doesn't, right?! At PETA Kids, their'e always coming up with cool new ways for you to spread the word about animal rights and one super easy way to do that is with stickers. Get yours free.

http://www.petakids.com/free_stickers.asp

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Years Resolutions Worksheets

Wow the new year is almost here. Its time for making goals again. I found this article on the web and I thought I would share it with everyone.
It’s tough to keep resolutions, but this can help. The Resolution Worksheet is all about helping you set and keep your goals. Just download it, print one for as many resolutions as you have, and fill it out!

http://media.vocalpoint.com/email/2012_Resolution_Worksheet.pdf

Here’s a explanation of each section on the worksheet.

Goals / Time to accomplish: Write down your goal, and be as specific as possible! Don’t say “exercise more.” Say “be working out three time per week by June.” Don’t say “eat healthier.” Say “feature vegetables in every dinner by February.” Or whatever applies to your goal! Being specific helps you focus on what needs to be done and makes it more attainable. Setting a deadline helps you establish stages to reach your goal.

Monthly goals: Setting a goal each month (or each week, if your resolution will only take a few months) breaks your resolution into manageable steps you can tackle one at a time. Think about your resolution and how you can break it so that you’ll be excited to work toward it.

Strategy: What’s your strategy? Are you starting with small changes and gradually working up to bigger ones? Do you need classes or more prep before you can dive in? How are you prepared to beat any potential frustration? Write how you want to work up to each monthly goal here.

Supplies: What do you need? Better running shorts, more healthy recipes, a how-to book, a new computer program? Write it down, and give yourself a deadline.

Calls
: Do you need to call anyone or anyplace to ask about rates, fees, ideas, times, dates, or advice? Write them down here, and give yourself a deadline by which to make the calls.

Resources: Have any great blogs, books, websites, or people who can help you on your journey to attaining your goal? Scour the web if you’re not sure, and write those resources here. Refer to this list often for support and ideas.

Encouragement buddies: There’s nothing like a friend who can encourage you to achieve your goal. Ask a friend if he or she would be willing to occasionally give you some encouragement or a verbal kick to get you in the right direction if you feel yourself entering a slump. Call them freely and ask for that push!

Rewards: If you stick to your monthly goals, you deserve a reward! Is it a new book, a night out, a new accessory? Keep an eye on this box to see what you’re working for (apart from the satisfaction of completing your resolution, that is!), and don’t reward yourself unless you’ve completed the goal.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! AND GOOD LUCK!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

How to Teach a Child to Write

It take a lot of practice before a child can learn to write their alphabet. When teaching a child to write it is important to remember that quality is more important then quantity.
In order to teach my children to write, what I do is have them write just one latter for two days and she has to write two pages full in school and for homework, then we proceed to the next letter. You can have the child trace the letter or write on their own. Tracing works easier for my children. The reason I only have children write 0ne letter for only two days is because they will get board and become tired of the same letter. This is where I go for tracing pages :
http://www.dltk-teach.com/alphabuddies/letter-a.html

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Love Parenting

Being a good parent is not easy but if you do your best and learn to love parenting
you will have great benefits and joy. When your child act out don't see it as a problem but as a opportunity to teach them and always remember that children are not perfect and will make many mistakes. A child memory is so short that you have to tell them something many times before they will remember it. You will make mistakes and that OK because parents and children have to work together to learn about being a good to each other. The most important thing for parents to do with their children is communicate with them. If you can teach your child to communicate with you and to respect themselves and others that in itself is a great achievement. Parenting can be either hard or beautiful. Its up to you how you will perceive it!

Friday, December 23, 2011

10 Tips To Stop Your Cold

We all know the common wisdom about colds,rest drink plenty of fluids,and wash your hands. Here are some clinically proven things that you can take and do to reduce the discomfort of your cold.
1.Zinc Gluconate is good because of its antiviral Properties.
2.Licorice tea is good because it sooth your throat and chest.
3.Fenugreek tea helps clear out mucus, reduce respiratory inflammation and ease your cough.
4.Garlic has potent antiviral and antibacterial properties to fight infection.
5.Gargling with warm Salt Water helps a sore throat by flushing out inflamed tissues and mucus.
6.Pomegranate is full of vitamins,antioxidants and zinc which boosts your immune system and aid your body in defending its self.
7.Ginger root made into a tea can settle an upset stomach,ease inflammation,and help you rest.
8.Cayenne Pepper,will help clear up congested sinuses as well as helping circulation to keep the chill away. Just mix a little cayenne pepper powder with lemon and make a tea out of it.

9.Wash Out Your Nasal Passages by using saline solution you can clear out mucus irritants and start breathing easier.
10.Lastly to keep from spreading germs to your self and family you should wash your hands as much as possible so that you will keep the germs out of your body. Stay Healthy moms!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011




I was so happy to receive this fun little award from Jaye at http://mommyspeaksout.blogspot.com
Make sure you check her blog out! It is one of my favorites!
The Liebster award ("Liebster" is the German word for friend or love) originated in Germany. The aim of the award is to bring attention to blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
These are the rules for accepting the award:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the Internet-other writers!
5. And best of all - have fun and spread the Karma!
6. Right click on the award image to save it to your computer and then upload to your blog!
I choose to pass this award on to:

http://www.candoitmom.com/

http://craftylittleblogger.blogspot.com/
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Name Felt Craft

This is a easy felt craft to teach your child to spell their name.
Things you will need are:
Different color felt fabric.
Scissors
Glue

First choice the color fabric you want to use. Next use white or any other color fabric to cut out the letters of your child's name. Then use different color fabric and make different shapes to decorate the name picture. Glue the letters and shapes to a piece of fabric to make your picture. Enjoy!

Oral-B Stages and MommyParties Review

I was very excited to learn that I was selected for a Mommy Party. I had some of my mommy friends and their children over for some fun. My children helped set up our movie theater. We decorated our TV room with paper chains that we made.
In our Oral B stages party supplies we received:

Movie Theater
-Disney Winnie the Pooh Movie
-Oral-B Goodie Bags
-Oral-B Balloons
-Popcorn Boxes
-Oral-B Stages Toothpaste in 3 different Disney themes: Cars, Toy Story, and Princess. (so the boys & girls could have their own kind)
-Oral-B Stages Disney Winnie the Pooh Toothbrushes
-Winnie the Pooh Disney Naturals Hair and Body Wash
- and Oral-B fact sheets
-Oral-B Flash Cards


The children enjoyed answering the question from the Flash Cards and was so happy that they got the questions right. The children enjoyed the Winnie the Pooh Movie and said that they would watch it again. They loved having their own popcorn cartons!


Everyone enjoyed going home with a goodie bag of their own. The kids were very happy to get new toothbrushes and Winnie the Pooh Disney Naturals Hair and Body Wash. My daughters like to take bubble baths with the Winnie the Pooh body wash. I like how it makes their skin smell! The two year old children loved their new toothbrush because it was just the right size for their hands. All the moms were happy to receive the . My daughters like how the toothpaste taste like bubble gum.



Mom enjoying the movie!

**I had the opportunity to host this awesome MommyParty and had products provided for by MomSelect and sponsored by Oral-B Stages. No compensation was received. My thoughts are 100% my own. Thank you Oral B Stages and MomSelect for this opportunity!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sprint's 3-Day Android Sale

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sprint is having a Cool 3 day sale going on right now. The sale is from 12/12 to 12/14. They have sales on Android™ powered EVO 4G or EVO™ Shift devices. Get a Samsung Conquer 4G Free for a limited time. Plus, get free shipping on online orders and free activation on new lines of service. How cool is that? You get a free Android plus free shipping! Now that is what I call a super good deal!

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Also did you know that Sprint will Pay you up to 250$ towards your new phone when you trade in you old Phone? Its very good that Sprint participate in recycling, which is a very good quailty for a company to have because not only are they saving themselves  money but are also helping the environment as well. 

Hurry and get your new phone because this sale only last until Dec. 14, 2011! This deal would make a great gift for the holidays! I hope someone gets me one! lol!

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Free Fries at BURGER KING

BK® has all new fries. They’re hot. They’re perfectly salted. And for one day only, they’re free. Get to a BURGER KING® December 16th to experience them. You don’t want to be the one who wasn’t there.
No purchase necessary. One free value size French Fry per person, per visit. At participating restaurants. Offer good December 16, 2011 only. While supplies last.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Are You Feeling Frustrated ?

Have you been feeling lately?
There is a point when a lot of people will just say, “I Quit” and give up. Before you do though, here’s some steps you can take to get through frustration:

Ask Yourself, “What Is Working in This Situation?”
Even if feels like nothing is working, look closely and you will probably find at least something that is going right. So, that’s great. You’ve found something that’s working. Now, how do you improve it? By asking this question, you’ve taken yourself out of the negative mindset of “it’s hopeless” and you are back to focusing on the positive.

Keep an Accomplishments Log
Write down everything you accomplish in a log. If you do it in a monthly format you will be able to see all that you have accomplished in one month. You may be surprised by how much you have done. If you realize there’s not much on the list, it may open your eyes to the fact that you may be procrastinating more than working or that you are using too much of your energy doing too many things and that you need to focus more. Hopefully, you will have lots of items on your list then you can know that even though it may not feel like it, you are moving forwards. The log will also help show where you were the most effective and where you need to work harder.

Focus On What You Want to Happen
Go back to the big picture. What is the desired outcome? Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in one problem and trying to solve it that we forget what we were originally trying to accomplish. Try not to ask yourself, “Why did this happen?” Asking questions like that will keep you rooted in the past. It doesn’t offer a solution to the problem. The important thing is knowing the answer to the following two questions:
- What do you want to happen differently this time?”
- What do you need to do in order to get there?

Remove the “Noise” and Simplify
When you’re trying to solve a problem, you can get so wrapped up in trying to find a solution that you add unnecessary clutter, noise, and tasks to a project because you thought they “might” be a solution.
Determine what is really necessary and remove everything else. Anything that takes your too much time and effort that isn’t adding value, should be removedd.
Multiple Solutions
You always have options. You just need to brainstorm and figure them out. Tell yourself you need to come up with possible options to what you’re dealing with. Just knowing that you have lots of options will help to make you feel better. You won’t feel like you are trapped in one negative situation. From your list, figure out the best solution and do it.

Take Action
When you get into serious frustration with a problem, you tend not to want to work on it anymore. It’s hard, it’s frustrating, and you’re not getting anywhere. So, anything to avoid having to be in that situation may be far more attractive. Procrastination may start to set in. If you can keep taking steps forwards, you will probably make it past this temporary hump.
The other thing that can happen is that you start to spend a lot of time worrying. Worrying is a waste of energy and does not help you move in a forwards direction. Only taking action will. Once you start moving forwards again, you will most likely find that you worried for no reason at all.

Visualize a Positive Outcome to the Situation
A lot of times you can get stuck on focusing on what you don’t want to happen or fearing the absolute worst thing that could happen. There should be no roam for failure in your mind. This is what you need to focus on as well. See yourself achieving your desired goal. What will it feel like? How will you feel? Take the time to visualize it and really feel it. It will help you to keep moving forwards.

Stay Positive
Things are usually not as bad as they appear. Sometimes, things seem much worse simply because we’re tired or mentally drained. Taking a break and remembering to keep your sense of humor can also help. This type of frustration will pass. A positive mind is far more open to solutions and answers than a negative one that thinks that everything is “hopeless” and “useless”. A closed mind will not be able to see the possible solutions when they come along. Stay positive.

As with any problem, the solution is to figure out what your options are, decide on a plan, focus, and then take action. By using the above steps, you should find that you’re running into fewer problems and feeling less frustration.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

FREE Dove® Damage Therapy Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

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This freebie is available at Costco website but requires no Costco membership. Just skip this part when filling out your info. Get a sample of the Dove Damage Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner! Cool sample!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sasa's Blog Boost Hop

The purpose of this blog hop is to help each other get a higher Page Rank in Google. Just add your URL: from http://www.blognation.com/ so that we can all help each get a higher page rank in Google.
Never heard of BlogNation?
BlogNation is a FREE blog directory that will list your blog under a website you designate.Why would you want to list your website with Blog Nation?


The more places you are listed, the more traffic you get.
The more places you are listed, the more back links you get; and the more back links you have, the higher your Page Rank goes with Google.
They have a complete listing of many blogs, so you will be sure to find your niche.
Join Blog Nation.It is simple to sign up. Go to BlogNation adn click Submit a blog in the lower right hand corner.
Then fill out your blog information, Facebook pages, accounts etc. When you go to select a site to enter yours under, make sure you pick one that closely resembles your niche. Then you can select your category. Here are a few examples:

Site: www.bookreviewblogs.org Category: Fantasy
Site: www.topmommyblogs.org Category: Product Reviews
Site: www.topfashionblogs.org Category: Beauty
Site: www.educationblogs.net Category: Homeschooling
Site: www.cultureblogs.org Category: Entertainment

Make sure when you write the description you use good keywords that explain your blog.

After you submit your blog, you will get a welcome email with a link that you need to go to and pick up your badge. You can put it in your sidebar or a post anywhere on your site.Have Fun People!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Importants of Communication

It is very important to communicate with your children. I believe that the reason so many parents have so many problems with their child is because they don't understand the value of talking with their children. Many parents believe that they should do things to their children with out explaining why they are doing what they are doing. They think that because they are the adult they don't have to explain themselves to their children. "Don't ask my why my parents used to say to me. "Just do as you are told"
So many parents tell their children to do thing without telling them why they should or shouldn't do things,so as a result children grow up not understanding their religion and themselves. If a parent tells a child not to tease people but don't explain why, the child will do it again because they don't see any harm in it.
So parents if you want to have a more happy life with your children,communicate with them so that they will understand the how and why of life.You will understand them and they will understand you, themselves, and other people. They will know that they don't have to cry, yell or hit in order to get what they want in life.

3 Free Meals at IHOP

IHOP has started a Pancake Revolution. Their mission is to bring pancakes to the people, and they want their fans to be the first to receive FREE meals from IHOP restaurants.

By joining the IHOP Pancake Revolution, you will receive a free meal, just for signing up!

In addition to the free delicious sign up meal, you will also receive a free meal on your birthday, and on your 1-year anniversary of joining the IHOP Pancake Revolution.

https://www.facebook.com/IHOP?v=app_10442206389&ref=ts

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sasa's Blog Hop

The rules of this blog hop is simple just follow my blog and hop to the next blog and have fun making new friends and discovery's!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Victoria's Secret Giftcard Giveaway

Victoria's Secret wants to show their fans how much they appreciate them by giving away 100,000 Secret Reward Gift Cards everyday, now through December 15th!

Each day, 100,000 Secret Rewards cards will be given away. The reward cards are worth $10, $50, $100 and $500 dollars! WOW! With 100,000 of these cards being given away EVERY DAY, your chances are looking pretty good!

These gift cards are given out each day at 9AM EST. If you don't get one on your first days try, come back the next day at 9am EST and try again!
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Thursday, December 1, 2011