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Blog the Recession

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Motherhood Uncensored has come up with a fun idea to help out the bloggers suffering from money problems. Hate to admit, I'm one of them. We've been struggling in Michigan for several years. It is hard! With gas & the rising cost of food alone, things get tough.

Here is the concept ~

The premise is simple. If you read blogs, then for the month of August, make the "pledge" to click through from your feed reader. No obligation to leave a hilarious comment or send a long stalkerish email (although both, within reason, are always lovely). Just click through to the blog (not on ads unless you are so led) and if you're feeling generous, click around to their older posts. Just those extra page views can make a big difference for bloggers who could really use the help!

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard ~ Harry Potter

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In December 2007, J.K. Rowling unveiled The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a very special book of five fairy tales illustrated by the bard herself, embellished with silver ornaments and mounted moonstones. Amazon was fortunate to come into possession of one of the original copies, and it was our privilege to share images and reviews of this incredible artifact. Now J.K. Rowling is giving millions of Harry Potter fans worldwide cause for celebration with a new edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, available December 4, 2008. Offering the trademark wit and imagination familiar to Rowling's legions of readers--as well as Aesop's wisdom and the occasional darkness of the Brothers Grimm--each of these five tales reveals a lesson befitting children and parents alike: the strength gained with a trusted friendship, the redemptive power of love, and the true magic that exists in the hearts of all of us. Rowling's new introduction also comments on the personal lessons she has take…

Review ~ Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge

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I was sent a copy of the powerful book Autism Heroes: portraits of families meeting the challenge. The book profiles 38 different families living with autism in a an intimate look into their lives. They share
their experiences openly and honestly, sharing their challenges, triumphs and hopes.

I first started learning about Autism when my youngest daughter was about 2 years old. I was on a parenting group for babies born that year, some of the moms were talking about their children's problems. At the time, Cam was barely talking & one of them mentioned that their child wasn't speaking and they were working on getting him diagnosed. That caught my attention and I started looking into Autism. Cam fit some of the symptoms at the time, so I took her to be tested. This was around April, the place that did the testing ran like a school year. By this time, she was going on 3, still barely talking, so we set up an appointment for September. By September she was adding words,…

Webkinz August Pet of the Month + September

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You know that one of my biggest searches is for Webkinz, lol. Figured I wouldn't disappoint and post the August Webkinz Pet of the Month.

I'm actually bummed about this months, Cam already has it. She got it for Christmas. I had bought 2 of them, gave Aly hers around May. She didn't put it in right away, so I talked her into giving to a friend for a birthday party gift. We didn't have the money to buy a new gift and she didn't seem super excited about the horse anyway.

Then of course a few weeks later I found out it is the August pet of the month. Oh well, they are hardly playing it in the summer anyway.

Clydesdale Webkinz

The September Pet of the Month is the ...


Webkinz Bullfrog

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Quickie Contest ~ Playing Card Credits to Arts Cow

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I have a quickie contest for credits at Arts Cow that expire soon! I have a code for free playing cards 1 design & a code for playing cards with 52 pictures. If you are interested just respond. They expire in 5 days. Code will be emailed to you.

Contest ends Thursday July 31st at 9am. Hurry & comment here.

* CONTEST CLOSED *

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WW ~ Prissy Poofs Tutu

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I recently won a Prissy Poofs tutu, so had to snap some pictures.

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Maiden America ~ No Slip Hair Clips Review

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Don't you hate it when after struggling to get your daughters hair done all pretty in clips, and then they fall out as soon as she starts playing. Well Tristan over at Maiden America has solved that problem with her gorgeous hair clips. I'm serious, these clips are stunning and they DO NOT fall out.



Not only are the clips wonderful, the company is pretty awesome as well. Maiden America is proud to be a pro-parent / pro-childhood company. Taken from the About page ~ With three young daughters and degrees in Communication and Fashion Design, Tristan Benz is a busy mom whose purpose is to produce high quality products, employ fellow moms, military wives and other Americans and encourage more age-appropriate products as the 'norm' for young girls in America. Be sure to click the link for the about page and learn how Tristan came up with the name of her company, it is a great story!

Tristan gave me a $40 gift certificate so I could try out her barrettes. I have to admit…

Bloggy Giveaways Carnival ~ $50 Target GC

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I have a great contest for the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival. Yep, you will love it. So what is it?

A $50 Target Gift Card !!!

Don't ya love it? I know that most people are huge Target fans, so I want to come through for all my loyal readers. If this is the first time you have been here, I hope you will take the time to subscribe. That way once all the crazy contesting is over, you can remember to come and check out this blog.

My name is Ginny. I've lived in Michigan all my life. I've been married 11 years on the 3rd of August. I have two gorgeous daughters, Aly & Cam. My oldest is actually going into middle school, where has the time gone? My baby is actually going into 2nd grade!

I'm a stay at home mom. I do earn some money on ebay. I also do product reviews on this blog! I love entering contests, I'm an avid reader and scrapbooker.

Ok now enough about me, how do you enter the contest? I'm making this one easy, just comment on this post. That is it…

MomDot Launching Early July 28th!

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MomDot is launching early, tomorrow! Below is taken directly from the site :)
“Hey BlogoSphere! MomDot is so excited about our launch! We had been working hard to get going for August 1st, but with all the amazing support of mom boutiques and mom bloggers, we are ready to get the Party Started! We want you to come every day starting on July 28th with the party ending on August 31st, including prizes daily and feature bloggers, just in time to bang out the end of summer and into the school year. Don’t forget to list your blog for free and connect with other mommies on our forum!”

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Snacktivate

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If you have kids, then you know all about SNACKS! If your kids are like mine, then you get sick of hearing the word Snack, especially in the summer. To encourage moms to turn snack time into an opportune time for good nutrition and family fun, the Kellogg Company has teamed up with family life expert Deb Geigis Berry and registered dietitian Rachel Brandeis to give moms a way to create healthier snacks for their kids while spending quality time with their kids. The initiative is called Snacktivate, and it helps moms incorporate kids into meal planning and preparation by providing healthy recipes and snack options that are as much fun to make as they are to eat. When Mom Central asked me to join this blog tour, I was pretty excited.

At this point in the summer, I am fresh out of ideas for new snacks for the kids. With this new program from Kelloggs, I have an arsenal of new, healthy recipes for my girls snacks. I was sent 2 boxes of Mini Wheats, an awesome new cereal take along cere…