Tuesday, January 26, 2010

>My Life...

>So today is a pretty crap day. This morning my husband and I dropped Samantha off at her Grandma's like any other day. Once she got out of the car and we drove away she got very angry because there was a pocketbook that she wanted in the car. Remind you, she is 2 years old. Once I get to work I always call my mom to see how she is doing. Today she got on the phone and angrily told me "Mommy, you take my bag!, Give me my bag back now!" So all days been an off day for her. Which not even 2 minutes before she got out of the car I asked her if she wants her bag and she told me no.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Tomorrow my husband is going to take the CDL driving test. It is actually very hard. The pre inspection you have to memorize a lot. So I have my fingers crossed that he passes.

The pregnancy is going good. As I mentioned it's a girl.. She is very very active. Much more active than I remember Samantha being. I love it. This is the best part of pregnancy. I am 21 weeks. I can feel her moving but I am not huge yet and my ankles aren't swollen yet. It's uncomfortable but very bearable compared to what is to come.

*** update!!! Hubby passed the CDL test!!! woohoooooo!

>Help Defeat Hunger Part III


One awesome reward for participated in Blog it Forward to Fight Hunger, 3,000 boxes of cereal were donated to local food banks in ShopRites trading area.

Another awesome thing was all the bloggers that participated in this was part of a limited time honey nut cheerios box which is sold in shoprite stores with their picture incorporated into a photo mosaic.

I think this is totally awesome and feel so honored to be a part of something so great.

Thanks to General Mills and Shoprite!

Thanks also to all the bloggers that participated to get so many boxes donated.

>Are You Serious?

>Mood right now: Annoyed

So I was on facebook and I see this post:

"Shame on you America: the only country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment - yet we have a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations. 99% of people won't have the guts to copy and repost this.....wake up people!"

Wrong!! Hopefully 99% of people will not repost this because they disagree. Are people really serious??? Do you realize how many died over in Haiti? Do you realize the damage that has been done over there? Sure, America is not perfect, neither is any other country. But you know what? We are a lot more fortunate than you think.

Count your blessings everyday and do your best to help others. A life is a life, whether it is in Haiti or in America. So give help where help is needed.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


>635,000 cribs made by Dorel Asia SLR have been recalled due to drop-side hardware on the cribs can fail, causing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches it creates a space in which an infant or toddler can become entrapped and suffocate or strangle. In addition, the recalled cribs can pose a serious entrapment and strangulation hazard when a slat is damaged. This can occur while the crib is in use, in storage, being put together, taken apart or reassembled; or during shipping and handling.

For more information on the recall go to:
It will tell you the models recalled, along with pictures of the cribs and the solution.


Graco has recalled 1.5 million Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation and Laceration Hazards.
The hinges on the stroller’s canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy.

For more information on the recall go to:

Recalls are very serious. If you have an item that has been recalled, it is important to act upon it. Do not ignore it.
It will tell you the models that are recalled, along with pictures

>Help Defeat Hunger Part II

>So a while back, I wrote a post all the way back in August about ShopRite and General Mills coming together to donate 1 box of cereal to a foodbank in ShopRites trading area for the first 30 people who commented on the post. You can check out the post here: Help Defeat Hunger

So anyway, now I have an update for you guys along with an awesome video contest that will also help in fighting hunger.

Thanks to ShopRite, General Mills and all the bloggers that participated in Blog it Forward to Fight Hunger, 3,000 boxes of cereal were donated to local food banks in ShopRites trading area. That is awesome!!! I am very excited to have been a part of that.

Now ShopRite Partners In Caring and General Mills have a video contest to increase awareness of hunger.

The contest is called Expressions of Hunger. To enter all you have to do is Submit videos using song, poetry, dance or dramatic reading that creatively express the plight of the hungry or offer solutions to the issue of hunger.

Six grand prize winners will have their stories and photos featured on a special-edition Cheerios box available exclusively at ShopRite stores in September 2010! Also, the video will be featured on the ShopRite Partners in Caring Website ("SRPIC") (ARV:$400.00-based on a total of 15 winners pictured on Cheerios box)

Up to 10 additional winners will receive a video camera (ARV $200) and their entries will be featured on the ShopRite Partners In Caring website.

Go to for the complete contest rules. The contest is open for submissions from January 1 through March 1, 2010.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

>Resources to Help Haiti

Google Crisis Response has an awesome page. First, they are donating $1 million to disaster relief. Also, on the website you can donate to UNICEF or CARE, or find an organization to donate to. Also, for those of you who have family over in haiti, or friends, google voice is offering free calls to Haiti. Also, if you are looking for someone of have information about someone, you can help reunite families that are worried about their loved ones. Click Here


RT @oxfamamerica Haitian music: for every listener, Songza will donate 25¢ to Oxfam for #Haiti. RT.

Follow at @Seven47Norman and we will donate $.50 for every new follower to help the people of Haiti!

RT @lividrecords: We will donate 5 cents to Haiti for every follower we get in the next 24 hours. Get to work & ReTweet! No Donation Lim .

Texts to donate:

Text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate. 100% of your $10 donation passes thru to @RedCross for Haiti relief. Your cell carrier keeps nothing.

Help the children of #Haiti. Text “UNICEF” to 20222 to make a $10 donation to @unicefusa.

SMS text “YELE” to 501501 to Donate $5 to Yele Haiti’s Earthquake Relief efforts

SMS text "GIVE10" to 20222 to donate $10 to Direct Relief

>Another Earthquake in Haiti

>I am sure most of you read already that there was another earthquake in Haiti this morning.
It was a 6.1-magnitude earthquake.

Please take a moment out of your day to pray for the people over there in Haiti and their families.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

>It's a Girl!

>The other day hubby and I went for my 20 week ultrasound. The doctor asked if we wanted to know the gender. With Samantha I did not want to find out at all. But being our apartment is small and saved over 2 years worth of girl clothes my husband convinced me to find out. We are having a little girl.
The doctor checked the baby out and looked at her head, heart, spine and checked the stomach. I have been taking all the tests for down syndrome. Which normally the stats are 1 in 800 chance. After the last ultrasound and bloodwork it turned up 1 in 746 chance that the baby will have down syndrome. However, when I went for this ultrasound they noticed a calcium deposit on her heart. The doctor said normal babies also have it and it does not affect anything. However, it is a marker for down syndrome. So now being that they saw that marker the chance of having a girl with down syndrome doubled.

They gave me the the option of going for the amniocentesis. If I were to get that done, they can tell 100%. However, I have a 1 in 190 chance of losing the baby if I were to get it done. So I would have a better chance of losing the baby than the baby having down syndrome. My husband and I decided a long time ago before Samantha that no matter what happens we will deal with it. So termination is definitely not an option regardless.

So they told me to come back for another ultrasound between 34 and 36 weeks. They say that babies that do have down syndrome, that their intestines do not fully develop. So just incase anything is wrong we have a plan for birth. My doctor is pretty optimistic that there is nothing wrong, so that makes me feel better. But of course the worry is still there.

Friday, January 8, 2010

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>Earn Some Extra Cash

>I just joined I received an email from the mom bloggers club which informed their members of making a little extra cash through

Basically all you have to do is look at different promotions and click if you like it. Then if you do, you write a little something that you like about it.

I don't know about you, but for me ~ every little bit helps!

Also, you get $20 for every Advertiser you invite and $3 for every influencer you invite.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

>Happy New Year

>I know I am a little late in saying this but between work, pregnancy and taking care of a two year old, my mind has just been somewhere else. I hope that everyone had a happy new year. For us we watched Jersey Shore (we love bad TV) and went to bed. Did not even make it until the ball dropped but its okay.

My philosophy on the New Year is much different than others. I don't think you need the year to change from 2009-2010 to set goals for yourself. You can do that any time of the year. A lot of people set very high expectations for themselves for the new year and end up failing because it becomes overwhelming. Throughout the year and every year, I try to make improvements on myself and my life. So if your new years resolutions don't work out, don't worry. You do not have to wait another year to try again. You can do it at any time.

So have fun and just live life the best you can. You only get one chance for that!