Monthly Archives: February 2011

March for Babies. Save a Life.

Every year more than 500,000 babies are born premature. Of those, 4,800 will never go home. So many of us have been personally affected or have known a family whose baby was born premature. And if you haven’t experienced it–even from afar–it … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Family, Freshly Pressed, Girlfriends, Labor, March of Dimes, Moms, Parenting, Premature Babies | 3 Comments

Please Don’t Buy Roses on Valentine’s Day

I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but Valentine’s Day gifts bore me. I really don’t care for roses as a gift, chocolates aren’t my thing and I always seem to giggle (at the wrong moment) when reading mushy, sentimental cards. I … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Bedtime, Family, Freshly Pressed, Hobbies, Marriage, Men, Moms, Tips, Valentine's Day | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Throwing Baby at Glass? Desperate Attempt at Super Bowl Ad

I like to think I have a sense of humor and it usually takes a lot to offend me.  But, I have to say that last night’s Super Bowl ad by HomeAway.com was a desperate attempt to be outrageous and get … Continue reading

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Between a Rut and a Groove

A successful  businessman once said, “The only difference between a rut and a groove is how long you’ve been in it.” That man was Clay Mathile, the founder of The Iams Company and native of my hometown, Dayton, Ohio. He was right. And, … Continue reading

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Biz e-Friday Countdown 2.4.11

Welcome to this week’s Biz e-Friday Countdown. If you missed what’s going on in the parenting blogosphere this week, here are some highlights. We’ve got tales of love, toy stories and even training tips, so pull up a chair and … Continue reading

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Three Sight Impaired Mice and Other PC Nursery Rhymes

You know times have changed when the Three Blind Mice are no longer sight impaired. Call me old fashioned, but I just don’t see them getting Lasik surgery. Yet, my children received a Mother Goose book recently that has turned generations … Continue reading

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The 19-Minute Parent

While doing some reading online, I came across a startling article about working parents. The first sentence read: “A typical working parent spends just 19 minutes a day looking after their children, official figures revealed yesterday.” The purpose of the … Continue reading

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