Saturday, May 10, 2008

What I Know Now ...

Notes from my Nest is having a great Mother's Day Bash right now, head on over there. They asked us to write about What I know now that I'm a mom, so here I go.

I now know that how tired I felt in high school is nothing compared to having babies that do not sleep. I know that I can love another human being more then anything. I know that name brands, nice cars, expensive hair cuts mean nothing. I know that I'd rather be at the park with my girls then a fun party or concert. I know that I'm not as selfish as I thought, that I am willing to sacrifice so much for my daughters happiness. I now know that I could feel pain worse then I ever imagined when my daughters are sad, sick or hurt.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Fun Contests

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mother's Day Ideas & Resources

Mother's day is this Sunday, this year is really flying by. This holiday does not have to be about money, there are a lot of cheap or even free things to do and give as gifts.

Breakfast in Bed ~ What mom wouldn't enjoy breakfast in bed. Hopefully Dad's will help, but hey it is still a sweet idea.

Picnic at the Park/Beach ~ This is something else pretty cheap, since you most likely already have the food at home. Have a little picnic at the local park or beach.

My favorite gifts are the hand made things from my girls. Either from school or with the help of my husband. Here are some resources that I have found.

Holiday Planning & Celebrations
Let's Get Ready for Mother's Day
This special .pdf document has great ideas for Mother's Day crafts and recipes. It's free for your use - so be sure to take advantage of it while you can!

Make a kitchen sink pot, very cute craft!

Tons of Mothers day crafts & ideas, here.

I personally am hoping that the weather is nice enough to either go to the park OR the kids will go & play & I can RELAX :) Not sure yet, will have to see how the weekend goes

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Wordless Wednesday ~ Water Fountain

I finally got around to uploading the over 500 pictures from my 6 year olds digi camera. I found some cool shots of the water fountain at our dance studio (six total, lol).

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Thirst for Change

Cindy Crawford has started a great new campaign called Thirsty For Change. She has designed a great SIGG water bottle and the proceeds go to to help provide safe drinking water for children in impoverished countries. Green and Clean mom is running a great contest in conjunction with this campaign. Go check it out here!

Natural Breast Enhancement

Did you know that over 70% of women are unhappy with their breasts? I have to admit I am one of them. Being on the thin side, I never quite made it to that curvy body that women crave. I personally could never imagine having surgery, nor ever affording it. There are natural ways for breast enhancement though.

Breast enhancement pill is a common one that I have seen advertised quite a bit. The pills are supposed to reactivate the mammary glands. This is supposed to enhance, make larger and firm the breasts. You may be like me though, wondering “do breast enhancement pills really work?” There are several brands to choose one, how do you know which to start with. Breast Enhancement Guide can help you decide which one works the best.

Another option is breast enhancement creams. These creams work by stimulating the growth of the thin tissues in the breast. This results in larger, firmer and shapelier breasts. According to many of the manufacturers, the creams are more successful than the pills. This is because the ingredients do not lose power and effectiveness when absorbed.

A combination of both the breast enhancement creams and breast enhancement pills is recommended as the best choice for natural breast enhancement. These creams actually penetrate the skin and deliver breast-growth encouraging ingredients transdermally, stimulating further breast growth. Thus making it easier for your breast enhancement pill to do it’s work. You will get optimal results from a breast enhancement pill if you use both external and internal breast growth stimulation.

Now how do you choose? There are literally thousands of products out there, many of which are most likely scams. At breast enhancement guide, they have woman that have reviewed the products plus professionals. This is to help decide which is the best treatment option to try out.

By reading over the reviews, it seems the results vary quite a bit. Some brands like Breast Actives start showing results in one to two months, while others show results in two to three months all the way to five to six months and no change at all. Perfect women cream seems to be one of the quickest showing results in as little as two to three weeks. The top four reviewed creams, all showed results unlike the pills which did have one brand not show results.

It is important if you are considering using a herbal remedy for breast enhancement that you do some research before buying the first product that you see out there. It is also very important to stick with what the manufacturer recommends. If they recommend two pills in the morning and two pills in the evening, that is what you should take. It is not a good idea to take less then the recommended amount. Nor is a good idea to take more then the recommended amount. You are taking herbal remedies, that could possibly have side effects.

With most pills you also need to avoid caffeine. Caffeine can actually interfere with the breast growth process by throwing off your hormonal balance, which makes the breast enhancement pill ineffective or less effective. It also is recommended to lower carbs and eat a higher protein diet while taking the pills.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend Snapshot ~ Sunday in Pictures

Aly played with friends most of the day. Me & Cam walked to the gas station to get a paper again. She can't understand why dandelions are weeds because they are so pretty :) None of her friends were home, so she went for a bike ride, played with her fairies & we took pics by the pretty tree that is finally blooming. The day was nice & relaxing, except for when she would cry that she was bored. I have a feeling it will be a long summer!


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Motherhood Moments

On Friday, Cam brought home the cutest book she made in school. It is one of those projects that just makes you glad you became a mom.

The book is titled When I was Little

When I was little I sleeped in a crib
Now I can sleep in a big girl bed.

When I was little I had no hair
Now I have tons of hair.
When I was little I sat in a highchair
Now I can sit in a Big chair.
When I was little I cried for my mom
Now I can hug her goodbey.
Isn't that just the sweetest thing. I loved the tons of hair page & then of course the last page is just so sweet. In her bubble caption on the last page, she is saying hug me.

Melts my heart :)

PS. The spelling is my 1st graders

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