Thursday, July 14, 2011

Which one is:

Which one is not a strawberry? Gigi hayes watermelon so we ate playing a prank on her....


Which one is NOT a strawberry?  Giana hates watermelon, so we are playing a prank on her!

Monday, August 31, 2009

go picnic sweepstakes

Busy Mom

Healthy Lunches and Snacks - No Refrigeration, No Microwaving
Posted: 30 Aug 2009 08:25 PM PDT

Healthy, ready-to-eat lunches that involve no refrigeration or microwaving. Where can you possibly find those? They sound like a lifesaver for a Busy Mom- and they are. These meals are perfect for: emergency kits, picnic lunches, school field trip lunches, quick meals, camping, road and plane trips and more! Also, a great alternative to selling magazines or popcorn, GoPicnic has a fundraising program where your group can earn up to a 33% margin.
In addition to my “mommy duties,” I am also a full time student. I go to classes Tuesday-Friday, 12-4 and it always seems I am scurrying to get Colton ready and out the door for daycare and don’t have time for lunch. Then by late afternoon I am starving and give in to the drive-thru (Unhealthy for me and my budget)! I love that I can just stick a GoPicnic meal in my bag in the morning and know I will be able to have lunch that involves no preparation, no microwaving and no greasy drive-thru.
What is a GoPicnic meal? A GoPicnic meal is a ready to eat meal that meets school nutrition standards, includes interesting and healthy single serving sizes for all ages.
I have Diet Restrictions, is there anything for me? Yes! GoPicnic currently has Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Kosher and Halal meals.
There are so many GoPicnic meals, I can’t just pick one favorite, but I do have a few favorite products. The Mrs. May’s crunches, Enjoy Life cookies, and Wild Garden hummus are to die for! One thing I would like to see at GoPicnic is a “create your own meal,” online option. I would definitely create my own meal with my favorite products and buy in bulk. I would also like to see GoPicnic meals in stores. I think the option of ordering online and purchasing in stores would be useful for Busy Mom’s.
I actually just went to and ordered more meals. I ordered the “MightyMunch Sampler,” and the “Family Gluten-Free Variety Pack.” So as you can see- I love GoPicnic!

THREE Busy Mom reader’s will each win their choice of SIX GoPicnic meals!
How to Enter: Go to and pick out what meal you think you would like the best. Come back here and let us know in a comment.
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i won another blog sweepstakes!

this time its from

and its adorable

so i got gigi soemthing (the super why princess presto role play kit)

i got me something

bath and body works butterfly garden eua de parfum

and now i got noah a diaper dude w blanket

SHHH! dont tell him


spanking doesnt solve anything

Spank out day.
I wrote a blog post about why we don't hit our children. So today is National Spank Out day and I encourage everyone if you do use cor pal punishment to stop just for today and think about other ways you can discipline your children without violence. If it works for today then why not do this everyday? I will admit I am a "former spanker", I had Jake when I was very young and I didn't know any better. I have not used spanking or hitting to discipline for several years. I have noticed a positive change in his attitude and behavior. I will admit there have been time when I have thought to myself "if I could just give him one good spanking he would do better". I know that was just because I was frustrated and over whelmed. If you have time today spread the word about spank out day! Small defenseless children to not deserve to be hit.

Ten Reasons for NOT Hitting Children

Physical punishment increases the
risk of child abuse. It is easy to hit too hard and cause injuries like bruises,
broken bones, welts, and nerve damage.

Physical punishment erodes trust between a parent and a child.

Physical punishment, when administered regularly, is related to a
worsening of behavior rather than an improvement in behavior. It increases
antisocial behavior such as lying, stealing, cheating, bullying, assaulting
siblings or peers, and lack of remorse for wrongdoing.

Hitting children transmits a pro-violence attitude. It teaches that it
is acceptable to hit persons who are smaller and weaker.

Fear is not an effective way of teaching appropriate behavior. Fear may
lead children to obey only when the person who hits them is nearby.

Children who are frequently hit often grow up with childhood memories
of anger and resentment.

Children are often hit for behavior which is not "bad" behavior but
rather behavior which is related to needs for attention, nutrition, sleep, and

Hitting a child for misbehavior means the caretaker loses an important
opportunity to teach a more appropriate behavior.

While hitting a child may stop a misbehavior for the moment, other
methods like time out, reasoning, talking, and implementing non-violent
consequences work as well or better and do not have the potential for harm that
hitting children does.

Better alternatives exist. Children learn best through teaching,
discussing, and observing adults who model responsible, caring and
self-disciplined behavior.

Ten Guidelines for Effective Discipline of Children

The goal of discipline is to teach children acceptable behavior.

Whenever possible, teach children what you want to see rather than punishing them.

View children's misbehavior as a mistake in judgment. It will be easier to think of ways to teach more acceptable behavior.

Never hit or shake infants. They do not know right and wrong. They do not misbehave on purpose. They need love and protection, not punishment.

Create a safe environment for children. Baby-proof the house.

Distract or remove infants and toddlers when they are doing something they shouldn't be doing.

Provide order and consistency. Whenever possible have regular times for meals, studying and bedtime.

Give toddlers and preschoolers age-appropriate choices and consequences.

Establish family rules that are appropriate for children's ages.

Keep them few in number with clear and reasonable consequences for not obeying.

Develop a trusting relationship with children by protecting them from harm, by being honest and trustworthy, and by exhibiting predictable and mature behavior.

Children need to hear more good things about themselves than bad things. Offer praise for appropriate behavior. Praise will increase that behavior.

Adopt a "no-hitting" attitude. No one has a right to hit anyone else in the household...that includes hitting children for misbehavior.

u know what i feel like talking about 2day?

two things...

a) plz some1 follow my blog- i have myself following (yea thats pretty pathetic>>>>) and my good friend Nicole! :( thats it! so i went on a quest to follow all kinds of blogs and i have. hopefully they will return the favor!

b) does anyone besides me think that the "giveaways" that YOU ARE REQUIRED to check back on and confirm your own entry to win are just plain silly?

bc i know that even if some1 did enter just that giveaway - they might forget to check back in a timely manner or like me, say i can be kinda organized about some things, and the total opposite end of the spectrum disorganized on others- its a real struggle for me. so when i bookmark something (and i bookmark EVERYTHING) with then intentions on revisiting. i either forget or cant find the bookmark! LOL
but honestly we all enter a bunch, so i think its silly.

anyway thats it for now. ta ta!

UGH! annoyed!

i say, what everyone everywhere start doing is opening up your own spam email adress at aol, yahoo, gmail, or hotmail and start writing them back- syaing ok- so where do you want me t send them money- and let them actually think we are going to send it to them, but act like we dont understand like we need clarification, then ask for their phone numbers, and- prank call the hell outta them, then tell them your about to get thrown out of your house, can they please send you 200$
or maybe even just 20? anything would help!
thats what i say the solution to THIS (as noted in the fwd below) problem is. i get these emails with some real frequency as i enter sweepstakes and request samples- the ones that never show are duh SPAMMERS_ however they do go about getting their email adresses, i say lets F**K w them the way we do telemarketers! LMAO!!!!

--- On Fri, 8/28/09, Mrs.Laura Alex wrote:

> From: Mrs.Laura Alex
> Subject: Stop Contacting Them!!!
> To:
> Date: Friday, August 28, 2009, 5:11 PM
> Hello Dear,
> I am Mrs. Laura Alex, I am a US citizen, 48 years Old. I
> reside in District of Columbia 20534. My residential address
> is as follows 320 First Street, NW Washington, District of
> Columbia 20534, United States, am thinking of moving since I
> am now wealthy. I am one of those that took part in the
> Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to
> pay me, I had paid over $42,000 while in the US, trying to
> get my payment all to no avail.
> So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my
> compensation documents, And I was directed to meet Mr. Izu
> Michael, who is the member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE
> and a Human Rights Activist (Lawyer), and I contacted him
> and he explained everything to me. He said whoever is
> contacting us through emails are fake.
> He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my
> Compensation payment. Right now I am the most happiest
> woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds
> amounting to $15,000,000.00 Moreover, Mr. Izu Michael,
> showed me the full information of those that are yet to
> receive their payments and I saw your email as one of the
> scam victims, that is why I decided to email you to stop
> dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they
> are only making money out of you. I will advise you to
> contact Mr. Izu Michael
> You have to contact him directly on this information
> below.
> Name : Mr. Izu Michael (Barrister)
> Email: (
> You really have to stop dealing with those people that are
> contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them,
> it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking
> advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have
> nothing.
> The only money I paid after I met Mr. Izu Michael was just
> $580 for the paper works, take note of that.
> Thank You and Be Blessed.
> Mrs. Laura Alex
> 320 First Street, NW
> Washington, District of Columbia 20534
> USA.