Friday, October 16, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
The Vampire Diaries on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cwtvd
As Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson returned to the vibrant, supernaturally charged city of New Orleans in season one, he was stunned to learn — along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah — that Hayley, a werewolf, was pregnant with his child, and his vampire protégé, Marcel, whom the Original siblings had thought long dead, was ruling the French Quarter. Soon, a bloody war escalated between vampires and witches — the stakes raised by powerful teenage witch Davina and by Klaus’s bond with Cami, a student with a painful past — and a ruthless pack of wolves seized the opportunity to stage a violent coup. Now, in season two, a new status quo must be adjusted to, as the newly empowered werewolves control the city. Klaus struggles with weaknesses as Elijah desperately tries to save Hayley — now a hybrid — from a vicious spiral of self-destruction. Meanwhile, with the re-emergence of several Mikaelsons, “family is power” takes on new meaning.
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Monday, July 20, 2015
I don’t know about you but one of my least favorite time during the baby/ toddler stage is teething!
My 2 year old is getting his molars right now and is pretty miserable. We are also expecting baby number 4 any day now so the teething woes are anything but far behind us. For us teething is usually managed by using amber teething necklaces but sometimes those stubborn teeth need a little more than holistic relief and for that we go with a pain reliever, like Advil, and of course every teething baby loves to chew on EVERYTHING!
Nuk and Advil have partnered together and provided this great tips to keep baby happy and you sane during those trying teething times. I was sent a kit that contained a Soothasaurus teether, a bib and samples of Infant’s and Children’s Advil.
Check out the helpful tips below and leave a message below on which ones have worked for you! Or leave a helpful tip that might have been missed.
Now on to the goodies: How cute is this little dino teether? Get yours from amazon (link on image)
Click the slide show below to read some helpful facts about infant’s and Children’s Advil:
So did you learn something new? Has this made you dread or relive those teething years? Hopefully you learned some tips to help you make it though this milestone in your baby’s life.
disclosure: I was given the facts to share and gift pack mentioned above in exchange for this post.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Pampers and Walmart. These are 2 things that are a staple for the modern mom. Pampers are the only diapers we have used for all 3 (soon to be 4) children that we have, and Walmart is a great one-stop shop for everything from diapers and wipes to groceries and everything in between. Recently, Walmart has decided to team up with Pampers to donate money to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For those who don’t know, CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS provides comfort, treatment, and hope to millions of sick kids for everything from asthma and broken bones all the way to birth defects or cancer. In honor of this, Walmart is donating a portion of the proceeds for each package of Pampers to the CMNH for a total donation of $200,000!
Some Information about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
Fortunately, my family has never had to have an experience with CMNH (knock on wood). But there are many people who have. Here are a few stories that touched my heart.
WVU Children’s Hospital
Myasthenia Gravis, Diabetes and Heart Issues
Allissondra’s parents were overjoyed at the birth of their happy and healthy little girl in 2009. Her first few months of life were full of magical moments as she began to talk, learned to stand and even sprouted her very first tooth. But then, just before her first birthday, everything changed; Allissondra started having unresponsive spells and developed a dangerously high fever.
Her family soon learned she had myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease leading to fluctuating muscle weakness and fatigue. Subsequent years brought additional concerns, such as idiopathic tachycardia and diabetes.
In spite of ongoing treatments and hospital stays, little Allissondra is a determined, dynamic and energetic young girl. The pint-sized performer loves to dance around, put on shows and entertain anyone who crosses her path, proving she’s not one to let her diagnoses keep her from happiness.
CMN Hospitals Funds in Action:
Funds from Children's Miracle Network Hospitals provide Allissondra with the life-saving equipment, tests and care she needs on a daily basis to survive.
Multiple Heart and Organ Defects
Sophia will tell you God made her “special” by putting her heart on the opposite side, upside down and backwards. Because of the expertise of a multidisciplinary team at her hospital’s Heart Center, this curious and giggly little girl was able to beat the slim chance of survival she was given at birth.
Each heart and organ defect Sophia has is unique, but it’s very rare to find all these conditions in one child. With regular visits, four open-heart surgeries and three stomach surgeries, it’s no surprise all her major milestones — sitting, eating and walking for the first time — happened in the hospital.
Sophia still receives physical and occupational therapy and will always be on medication, but she appreciates each new day. She is passionate about art, playing softball and performing. Sophia recently stole the show as a Lost Boy in her school play and loves making an annual appearance on the local CMN Hospitals Telethon.
CMN Hospitals Funds in Action:
CMN Hospitals funds are used to purchase the latest equipment and diagnostic tools that help doctors find congenital heart defects and perform surgery on the tiniest of patients, like newborn Sophia.
This is a worthwhile organization. Even if you don’t have kids or your children have grown beyond Pampers products, you could still donate to CMNH (http://walmart.com/cmnh). Visit their website for information about CMNH and to donate.
Also, if any of you readers have had an experience with CMNH, feel free to post about it. For each person who posts, whether a story or comment, you will be entered to win a $25 Walmart gift card. I will be doing the drawing on July 20th, so get your comments on to be entered to win.
“The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G. All other opinions are my own.”