December 31, 2011

Kawaii Baby Cloth Diapers

After seeing a craigslist post about someone looking for Kawaii cloth diapers I decided to learn more about them. I looked them up on Google and found that they were only $7.75 each. If you've looked up cloth diapers you know that's a great deal, as most are $10 (homemade) to $15 (decent) and $30 (designer). Then I found an ad for them on Craigslist from someone who was selling them. I didn't end up getting her's because she had some girl prints that I didn't want and someone else was

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Econobums Review

The first time I went to the cloth diaper store in my area, I saw that they had Econobums, this was also the first time I had heard about these diapers. Econobums- What's Included Each Econobums had a cover and came with 3 prefolds, which I thought, in the very least I could use as burp clothes. I figured these would work if I ever ran out, I'd have 3 changes before I was really OUT! Like I said at first I didn't plan on using them too much, but for the price $11.95 how could I turn down 3

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Cloth Diapers at Walmart

There are cloth diapers at Walmart. I couldn't believe it when I saw the post on Facebook through all about cloth diapers. I got really excited when I saw this because I thought "how cool is that!" not only can I go see them I can encourage others to as well. Cloth Diapers at Walmart- The Good News I think this is a great step in the direction of bringing cloth diapers back into the main stream. I don't have a lot of friends who cloth diaper, though most of the people I know are really nice

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Breastmilk for Sale, or Donation

When I was pregnant with my now 4 month old son, I thought I wouldn't be able to breastfeed because of my medication, and a friend asked if I would be interested in taking donated breastmilk for him. I'd heard of it before, but I didn't realize the movement was as widespread as it is. We don't live in a hugely populated area so I was surprised we had people around here willing to do that. Breastmilk for Sale Fast forward 4 months, and I've been able to breastfeed just fine. Last week

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BumGenius Freetime Diapers

Today I found 2 pictures of new BumGenius Freetime diapers. They are so cute. Lately, I've been reconsidering my favorite diapers and have purchased another BumGenius Pocket Diaper. I bought the moonbeam color. Anyhow, the colors I saw are right here: Benefits of bumGenius Freetime: Super fast to use Easy to wash Daddy & Daycare friendly You can't lose the inserts Great bumGenius quality Awesome price The bumgenius freetime is a real All in One diaper, although I've called

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Breastfeeding in Public

Grr... I just got done reading yet another ignorant point of view on breastfeeding. A man, actually wrote on the Buffalo NY newspaper website, an article, about how women should be more discreet while breastfeeding in public. He actually said in the article: "I know it is a natural act. But so is urinating. That does not mean it is OK for a guy with a full bladder to empty it against the nearest fence (although, unfortunately, this does not stop some people)." Are you kidding me?

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Breastfeeding in Public

Grr... I just got done reading yet another ignorant point of view on breastfeeding. A man, actually wrote on the Buffalo NY newspaper website, an article, about how women should be more discreet while breastfeeding in public. He actually said in the article: "I know it is a natural act. But so is urinating. That does not mean it is OK for a guy with a full bladder to empty it against the nearest fence (although, unfortunately, this does not stop some people)." Are you kidding me?

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December 30, 2011

Why I love cloth diapering

With my second baby I decided to try cloth diapers. I purchased a few, and tried them out. They were nice to use when we ran out of diapers and needed to use SOMETHING, but I never found much information, didn't know about the different kinds of diapers, or any of that stuff. I stuck with the 3 I had, but never did any more. With baby #3 though (after a 5 years) I knew I wanted to use cloth. When he was born we had loads of disposable diapers while I was trying to find the best cloth diaper.

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Why I love cloth diapering

With my second baby I decided to try cloth diapers. I purchased a few, and tried them out. They were nice to use when we ran out of diapers and needed to use SOMETHING, but I never found much information, didn't know about the different kinds of diapers, or any of that stuff. I stuck with the 3 I had, but never did any more. With baby #3 though (after a 5 years) I knew I wanted to use cloth. When he was born we had loads of disposable diapers while I was trying to find the best cloth diaper.

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December 29, 2011

Why Use Fitted Diapers?

When I first found cloth diapers I read about fitted and contoured diapers that are used with covers. For me, the pocket diaper seems so much easier. And if you were going to go with prefolds, why use contoured? Our baby is still small, he's 18 pounds at 5 months, and though he's big for his age, I hadn't put a lot of thought into night time diapers. He isn't sleeping through the night yet, so we don't have to worry about getting through the night with one diaper. I am beginning to notice 2

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December 21, 2011

150 Links for All Natural Moms

Yesterday I finished putting together a download for my visitors called "150+ links for the all natural mom and baby". I went through tons of my own bookmarks and made them into an easy to download document, where you can just click each link to be taken to the live site. I included some of my favorite topics, like cloth diapers, but I included lots of links to baby carriers, forums, information sites, magazines, etc. Feel free to share it with friends and people that would be interested,

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March 16, 2007

Cloth Diapering

Want to save some money on diapers? Cloth diapering has changed a lot. Now they are more than a piece of cloth, they have disposable inserts, organic cloth diapers, all in one diapers, pocket diapers and more. The best thing about these new cloth diapers is they last a long time, there are only 3 sizes, so you dont have to change sizes often and you can resell for up to 75% of the original price.

March 12, 2007

The Secret

Ok, after watching it on Oprah and hearing about it multiple times online, all over the place, I have gone and bought the book to read. Currently I am on page 37 of the book. I actually bought it at and downloaded. So far it is pretty good. I have to say a little odd though. While you are reading it you absolutely have to keep an open mind. I have tried what I have learned so far, which is mostly positive thinking. It has helped but of course that would be a given. We will see as I read more of the book how it effects my life. Here are some links if you want to read about it or watch the videos online. I will post others if I find them. Submit Links Directory

March 05, 2007

Compatibility for Marriage

Have you ever heard of Michael Webb, well until today I hadn't. But, I was online searching around per usual and came across some stuff about love compatibility and couples and divorce and all that, and then searched for e-books on that sort of thing and found his "collection" of love books. Including: 1000 Questions for Couples I thought, wow, that sounds like that book from Oprah, Lies at the Altar. So I clicked on his site, and found out he too has been on Oprah, and a bunch of talk radio shows, and all of that. His collection of e-books is great. You can choose if you want to buy the whole collection or if you just want the 1000 questions for couples book. These are downloads that you can read on the computer or print out to write on. I love these types of books, because my husband is a quiet guy and I feel sometimes like I don't know him as well as he knows me, but hey 1000 questions, what could be left out? Michael Webb's Love Collection

March 02, 2007

Pay Day!

So for many millions today is payday, so I just wanted to share with you some information I found awhile back on wikipedia (you will learn I love that site). Saving your money, or paying yourself is very important to do for unforeseen emergencies (like when the furnace goes, or your car poos the bed). But I myself always had a problem actually knowing what I was suppose to save, and more importantly (actually not important at all) how much I can spend. I love new things!

So back to the saving money thing, this link gives you a couple of different options, but I like them, and if you can not follow any of these right now it gives you an idea of what you should get to.

The article is called Personal Budget, hope you enjoy it, or at least learn something from it.

Another site you might want to check out is Free Grocery Secrets- note this is for an e-book that explains how to get groceries for free.

February 26, 2007

Getting Organized

Being organized can save time, money, and let's face it insanity. But getting organized, well, that's a different story. So as I have recently gone through my own search of how to get organized, I wanted to share what has helped me the most.

1. Have a schedule, especially if you have kids, experts say they thrive on schedules, but they are good for you too. Knowing when you have a break coming up, knowing what you need to do and when, very helpful. There are a lot of ways to schedule your time too. I tried blocks of time, like the morning, afternoon, and night. I did a weekly schedule, picking a different day of the week to do different things, such as run errands on Thursdays, date night on Friday, Bills on Mondays. The one I did was probably more work, but my husband and I take a few minutes a day to chat about the next day's schedule, so far it has worked for us.

2. Take the time to put things away when you are done with them. It can be a pain, but it's much worse if you leave big messes all over the place, and if you are the homemaker in the family you will be picking up after everyone else too, so the more you stay on top of things the better.

3. There are several books out there that have information on being organized. One particular set of books that I like are the Get Organized Now set, each one is an e-book and has tips and tricks, and ideas for the home, the office, your desk, and a few other places. The direct link to the site that sells the downloadable books is:

January 19, 2007

My Lens on Squidoo about Work From Home

Visit me on Squidoo Squidoo is a fairly new website that helps you market your hobby or ideas, make a little money without having to sign up at every affiliate program site, and find others like yourself who have common interests. I found it one day I believe when I was Stumbling. So after I found this site I wanted to promote my blog, and I went through all of my favorites that I have saved since I started working from home and added them one at a time to a lens on squidoo. So far it has done pretty well, but I would like to take the time soon to categorize everything so it is easier to follow. I love getting emails and comments from those who have found work or at least been able to start a decent work at home opportunity from my lens.

January 18, 2007

Ebook and Software Online Mall

I find a lot of products online that I put on this site, but they are all over the place. So I decided that if anyone maybe wants to find all of them in one place, here is a post with the link. You can Buy software, ebooks and other information off this site, most have a money back guarantee of atleast 30 days, a lot of them have free newsletters to sign up on, to get free information about that subject. Product Mall

My E-books

Here is the link to my first e-book. It is called 101 links, tips and ideas for work at home. This is all information I have collected over the past couple of years of being a stay at home mom. Some of the information I have used myself, as I have held a few online jobs. As I work part time outside of the house for the tax season I often change my work at home jobs to something new, I love to try new things and to learn. Hopefully you or someone you know will find it helpful. If you do please pass it on. I realize that it is not written exactly the way an expert might do it, but none the least you should find it at the very least informative. 101 links, tips and ideas for work at home.

January 15, 2007


Pregnancy is so wonderful and important and that is why I have started my doula training. Hopefully this year I will attend my first birth. Listed below are some other posts I have on pregnancy, along with some great links. Pregnancy Site, Books, & Tips Mothers of Preschoolers, ages 0-5 Birthing Links Free Pregnancy Fitness Help

January 13, 2007

Tax Resources for 2007

Free File is up at the IRS go check it out. Yahoo Tax Preparation List Complete Tax- nice software, easy to follow IRS- free file, some qualification standards, but many free return options HR Block- if you follow the free link through the IRS, you can file federal free, and state for $25, and the audit assistance is included, very good deal, considering that if you go to the store it is $29 just for the extra audit assistance Tax Book- best printed out tax book QuickFinder- online tax book

January 12, 2007

Homeschooling Preschoolers for Starters

Yesterday a friend stopped by and got me all excited about homeschooling again. We were talking about different ways of homeschooling, and then I realized I haven't posted much about homeschooling on the blog. We talked about Unschooling- the new way to not teach. There is supposedly no syllabus, and no particular direction in which to teach your kids. You go with their interests, and follow where the interests leads. An example would be for kids who are interested in cats, so you take them to the humane society. From there they want to know more about kittens, where they come from maybe, so you take them to the vet to ask questions. Then at the vets the kid learns you can only keep so many animals, so you go to the city court to see the laws behind having pets. Another way is through notebooking, which I do not know much about, except you write down everything that pertains to the subject in one notebook. A nice one we discussed was unit teaching, which is done with up to a few kids of different ages, and based on what the kids are suppose to learn you teach subjects like Egypt, the history, the culture, the geography, science of the area, and more. I really like the idea of going by a specific syllabus for each child, that would involve christianity, morals, principles, math, science, social studies, cooking, and whatever else I can come up with. Not all at once but over time. I am not sure if I will ever come up with such a curriculum, but I am looking. Until then here are a few different homeschooling references to share: Magic Learning Systems for ages k-12 Hands on Homeschooling Preschool Old School House Magazine - very popular website

January 10, 2007

10 tips to get organized now.

There is so much help you can find online for getting organized. The author of the e-books on the following page has written many articles on organization. Being organized can make life so much simpler, you will have less wasted time looking for things, and more time enjoying a clean, uncluttered, happy home and family. Getting Organized E-books

Organization site, tips and e-book.

Since Christmas my favorite online store is The Container Store. This site is a bit difficult to navigate I think, but has so many products that help you organize. It shows you different offices, child's rooms, bedrooms and closets setup and you can scan over the products and see what they are and the price. One thing I found on this site is a laptop desk that allows you to store your mouse, and microphone and other laptop accessories in it, another product that is great is the museum putty. This stuff is used by museums in California to keep items on display stuck in place, it is good for houses with curious children and cats that skip all over the house. When looking at the site, here are a few things to keep in mind. 1. Buy items to use that will be easy for you to use and convenient, you don't want to make more work out of organizing than you have to. 2. Try to think about what needs to be organized in your home and how much space you have to do it in. 3. There may be cheaper places to get the products you are looking for, check the stores in your area, and other places online. Get Organized Now is a great e-book that has tips and other tools to help you get your home and office organized.

January 09, 2007

Pregnancy site, book, tips

A great site I found is I am Pregnancy is such a such an amazing part of life. Anyways this site is all about pregnancy from trying to delivery I believe the site says. However there is a naked model on the front page of the site for symptoms of pregnancy. That is the warning I wanted to give. But it can show you what is going on with the baby during each week of your pregnancy, and help you through the ups and downs of the pain and excitement. Here is the link. So to go with the pregnancy theme, the tips I would like to share today are about pregnancy. I have done a lot of research since my last pregnancy on being a doula, so in learning so much more about being pregnant, I have some tips to offer that I will follow the next time around. 1. I would definitely get a doula- somewhat like a midwife, helps you through pregnancy, labor, delivery, and bringing the baby home and adjusting within the family. 2. Massage Therapy or seeing a Chiropractor, or bonus, Both. I went to a Chiropractor at the end of my last pregnancy and just one adjustment made a huge difference. Check with your doctor or doula before going to either though. 3. Healthy Diet, from all the reading I have done, having a healthy diet, like fruits and vegetables is suppose to help morning sickness, or as though of us who have been pregnant might say, first trimester sickness. 4. Exercise. Pilates for pregnancy seems to me like such a great exercise. I love pilates, and though I don't do it enough, I know just a little of the exercise can make a difference within a couple of days, and is so relaxing. Also I have heard that walking is great for pregnancy, because you can do it all the way through. 5. Never turn down help. All trimesters of pregnancy have their down times, like aching backs, nausea, tiredness, and many more. So when someone offers help, take it, the rest would be well worth it, and the person helping would feel good that they helped you, so you both win. Pregnancy items, products, reviews: What to expect the website group What to Expect When You're Expecting, Third Edition Pregnancy Secrets- e-book with extras

January 08, 2007

A great book- Naked Fruit

I bought and read this book last year, after seeing it on the Mops (mothers of preschoolers) website. It was written by Elisa Morgan, who is the founder I believe of Mops. This is a great group that I am involved in, in my area, and it is spread out all over the world. It is so nice to get out doors and meet other moms who are going through the same phase of life as I am. It is nice to find out other moms make mistakes, and that none of us are perfect, even those who might seem like it. I can honestly not say enough about the group of women in my Mops group. Anyhow one of the many things I love about Mops is that it is Christian based. You do not have to have a religion to go to the meetings, or even have any faith yet, hopefully. Anyhow the book Naked Fruit is based on the spiritual fruits listed in the bible. These fruits are described on here. After reading this book, I felt much more spiritual. The cheapest I have found this book online is they usually have some free shipping also. You can check out the book on Buy now by clicking here. 4444

January 04, 2007

Great Place to Learn Spanish Online

Learning Spanish online can be very beneficial. First of all it is nice to know another language because that almost always opens you up for more job opportunities. With all the bilingual jobs out there, it can be a great extra benefit. Spanish is becoming such a widely used language. Another benefit of learning another language is being able to teach it to your children. Children who learn another language under the age of 5 have a higher than normal I.Q. There are many programs to use to learn Spanish, however I have found one that has a 6 day free e-mail course to get you introduced to the program, and see if it will work for you. The program involves being able to listen to real audio of Spanish speaking, that way you learn to recognize the words you are learning to use, it also involves games to play to add to your vocabulary. And what is more is that if you do decide to buy the program and use it, if you are not satisfied with it, you can get a money back refund, usually with just an e-mail. The program is called Rocket Spanish, and helps you learn spanish online in 3 months or less. You have 60 days of a money back guarantee and there are other languages you can learn if you are not interested in Spanish. Other languages available are French and German. 0011

January 02, 2007

Got Cancer Killers?

Today in my email I received a great article called "Got Cancer Killers?" We all have heard how important it is to breastfeed your baby, the doctors say it is best for them. Now breastfeeding has an even bigger incentive. According to the scientist in this article when breast milk was combined with human cancer cells in another experiment, the cancer cells started committing suicide. The only problem with this finding is that it was not found in an NIC professional lab, so the scientists are having a bit of trouble proving this to other scientists. The article is 3 pages long, and the best thing I think is that if this goes through, they might have found a cure to cancer, and oddly enough we have had it all along.

December 31, 2006

Money Saving Tips for Next Christmas.. start now!

If you are like me you may have spent a tad too much on christmas this year. Well I have a few ideas on how to maybe save some money on the 2007 holiday season. Maybe stretching it out from now till then won't make it seem so stressful and tiring. Tip 1: Start now, make a list of everyone you know you have to buy for next year, and write what they like next to their names. 2: While shopping this year at all the sales you will visit, always have your list with you, and when you do buy something make sure to add it to your list so you always know what is and what is not still needed. 3:Make your own gifts. This year for christmas I received gifts in a jar, they were awesome! I love getting things like scrapbooks, quilts, blankets, and homemade organizing things. 4: Do things for people instead of giving them something. An example would be say I do not like to clean house, for a present you could come over and clean for an hour once a week for a month or something like that. You could do cooking, sewing, cleaning, car work, taxes, almost anything. 5: Photograph gifts are very nice. You can take a nice picture of someone or something and frame it up really nice for a gift. If you have ever seen the Family Stone (movie) someone gives everyone in the family a picture of the mother pregnant in black and white all framed up for christmas. Zazzle is one of many online photo places, do any editing on your photo program then upload and order. As the year goes on I might have more ideas for you. Happy shopping and remember the goal for next year is stress free!!!!

December 29, 2006

Websites I use when searching for Cha Cha

Wikipedia GoodSearch Google forums Cha Cha Travelocity Amazon Barnes & Noble Borders

Prescription Help

After seeing the commercials on tv, I thought it might be a good idea to go to the website and check out the What I found there is a list of companies that help take care of prescription drug costs. Here is the link, at the top is a bunch of companies I am guessing that help all over the country, and then the companies are listed by state. With so much of the country not having health insurance I am sure this site can help someone. Good Luck!

Mops Mothers of Preschoolers

This post is specifically for mothers of kids ages 0-5 years old. There is an organization called MOPS (moms of preschoolers) and it is international. They have periodic meetings, where often there is childcare so that moms can spend some time together going over topics relative to moms. Unfortunately the meetings are held during the week, but contact your local mops group to see if you can get a meeting together for moms who may have full time jobs. I have been a part of mops for almost 2 years and love it, it gives you the opportunity to find other kids your kids ages and set up play dates, plus you can meet moms just like you, and make new friends with common interests, such as your children. Check this site for local chapters MOPS

Free Faxing from Home

I found a great site that lets you fax for free. It is called faxzero. All you have to do is scan your paper that needs to be faxed into your computer and then save it as a .doc or a .pdf file to fax it. Of course you could use your own computer if you want to set it up with the phone line and all of that, but this is just another option. For the pdf file, you would print to a pdf file by downloading a pdf converter for free. Here is a link. But I think it would just be easier to scan to microsoft word and save as a .doc Hope this is helpful. I know it is a lot easier for me to just scan and use this site than to go through the whole shebang with the fax facilities on my computer that come preinstalled.

Have someone search for you

There is a new search engine called Cha Cha. It is a really great site that you go to and have a guide help you find what you are looking for, this is actually a person somewhere out there who is going through different search engines, links, sites, maybe their favorites, or other online searching techniques and finding exactly what you are looking for. No more having to sift through the results yourself, just tell your guide just what it is you need to find and they will do it for you.
Here are a couple of articles on it:
Go ahead and try it out, but remember it is new, so there are still a few clitches, and guides are still training, so you might get transferred to another more suitable guide for your search. Either way come back and visit it a while later to see if it is better and can give you what you need, more time to enjoy online cause you have less time searching.

Free weight loss help

Today I found an awesome site about weight loss and fitness. It is just like ediets and other diet sites, but FREE! It helps you figure out your goals for weight loss, and dates for your goals. You also go step by step instead of just jumping in. There is a meal tracker and calorie tracker, and you can join teams, groups, chat on the forums, there are tons of resources and articles. I know I just started, but this is just so much fun so far, I think I might actually go with it all the way. If anyone has any trouble let me know. Just email me.

Free Credit Report and Monitoring

Paypal is now offering free equifax monitoring for 12 months, so if something (atleast from my understanding)happens with your credit you will get an email about it. With identity theft and how important our credit is, this is a nice tool to use to make sure all is well with your credit. So go search on paypal to find the offer for your account. As long as you dont enter payment information you will not be charged after 12 months. Free Annual Credit Reports- the government said we have to be able to get a free report every year, so each of the three credit bureaus are on this site. I check one of them every 4 months and buy the score to go with it, the scores is about $6. This is just another way to monitor your credit and stay on top of your score. Very helpful if you plan on making large purchases in the near future.

Saving Money

The one thing about being a homemaker is there is only one income, which means you have to make the most of it. Over the past few years I have learned a few things about shopping, groceries, bills, saving money, and being as frugal as possible. When it comes to shopping I do a lot of it online, because there are great sites, like bizrate that will find and compare prices for the merchandise you are wanting to buy. I also search the internet for coupon codes (keycode is great for this- however not the only one). Another tip for shopping online is if you know you can deal with it being used, ebay, yahoo auction, live deal and ioffer are great places to check for the item. I try to find the cheapest price possible. I like to make my dollars stretch as far as I can, because that is more I have to spend elsewhere, imagine that a homemaker with a shopping problem, lol! Anyways for the groceries, I shop at BJ's for toilet paper and things like that, things that will last a long time, and I only have to do it a couple of times a year. But a great site I ran across once is called the grocery game. The author of the site tells you exactly how to use your coupons from the Sunday paper, when to save them for later, and how to make the most of rebates also. It is very informative and helpful if available in your area. For frugality, I have found an awesome site for information on keeping and saving your money. It is called allthingsfrugal. There are many other sites about saving money, but this one is one of my favorites so far. Another though is thefrugallife. If you have any other sites that help you track and save your money, please contact me to let me know.

Marriage and Relationships

I have only been married for 1.5 years. But it is to a great man. However no matter how great a person is, marriage can be hard, have bad times, and not always be great. There are a couple of books I have read on marriage that teach you how to best get through your "down times". The one I like the most is The Five Love Languages. Basically it just teaches you how to show your spouse love the way they would like to be loved. The other book that I like is Lies at the Altar. This one is by a friend of Oprah's and is actually for people before they get married, it lists many questions couples should ask each other, before getting married. I probably like this one so much because my husband doesn't talk much and this helps us have more conversations. Other than books I have come across some pretty good sites, like Your Romance Guide which has information about many loving relationships. And Loving You is another. If anything at all we can forward these to our husbands, those of us who have those husbands with no ideas about romance. Lol! I just thought I would add that the author of the five love languages, also has a site called Marriage Vine, you can sign up for emails to get to learn how to make the most of your marriage. I got them for months, and saved all of them, so many are just very practical helpful advice.

Freecycle in your Community

Freecycle is a great idea that when you want to get rid of something you just post it online and someone in your area may want it and will come pick it up. And you can also ask for things online from others in your area and ask for the other free things posted. Everything on this site is free, you can not ask for money for the things you post. Just go to Freecycle and search for your area. Other things you can do to save money, or get things free is to join Yahoo or Msn groups for your area. There are either classified groups, or community groups, where you can find out about other things in your area. WIC is great for mothers and children, Co-ops help you get groceries for cheap, or free, and heck if you can get Hud help or foodstamps when you need to go ahead, the help is out there if you need it. One co-op that is in many areas is the angel food network. You go to a church to sign up for it and pay $25 a month for the food, there are specials that go with the package each month for additional money.

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive. If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves. If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy. If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy. If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty. If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence. If children live with tolerance, they learn patience. If children live with praise, they learn appreciation. If children live with acceptance, they learn to love. If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves. If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal. If children live with sharing, they learn generosity. If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness. If children live with fairness, they learn justice. If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect. If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them. If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

By Dorothy Law Nolte

Free Pregnancy Fitness Help

Being pregnant is so great, lol, putting on those extra pounds. But when I was pregnant I worried about all the weight I was gaining, and could not find much help for it online, because the sites were only geared to people who were not pregnant, and it would say to talk to your doctor and all of that. Well now I am not pregnant, and I need to lose weight so I went to Spark People, a free site for people trying to lose weight, and saw that there is also a site like it called Babyfit, it is also free and helpful and informative about your pregnancy, what your babe is up to in there and keeping you both healthy. It is free so it is atleast worth a try if you are pregnant and worry about eating right and taking care of yourself while you are carrying your wonderful bundle of joy.

The Importance of Family Time

I was visiting some family tonight and we got on the discussion of family time, and how important it is. And I guess you can say I have forgotten about that some, but I am going to make it better this week, while my husband is on vacation. I want to get back to playing with my kids, and spending some good quality time with my family. There are some great sites I have come across in my online searching about family fun, one of which is called Family Fun and is from disney. Ivillage has a calendar that shows you activities for the day, and what is special about the day, and what family things you can do. With so much always going on in the life of a parent it is sometimes hard to come up with these things on our own.

Actual Work At Home Opportunities

Customer Service Work At Home Agent. Live Ops 1800 Flowers- search in jobs Uhaul Willow Acd Direct A great article was recently done by Good Morning America. It is about online opportunities to make money from home, legitimate ways to do it, and watching for scams. Here is the link.

Work at Home Info and Advice

When thinking about working at home there are many things to consider. Where you are going to do, what you are going to do, the benefits, such as being at home, and working hours you want, and the consequences of doing it, having to have all quiet for phone calls, less social interaction than the work place, how it affects your taxes, and if you will get any benefits. Most work at home jobs, are through companies as independant contractors instead of employees, so you are considered self employed which can affect your taxes, also because you are not an employee there may not be health benefits, vacation, or any other kinds of benefits that you may get with an on site job. Be careful when searching online for work from home, there are many scams out there, but the most important rule to go by is you do not have to work someone to work for them. What I usually do is try things out, send my resume, email information etc, and if I get asked for money I just delete the information and/or tell them I am not interested. There are a few websites that help to find scams. Ripoffreport is one, and the better business bureau is another. It might also be good to join a few forums on the subject of work from home, great forums I have used are WAHM and work place like home.

Get Paid To- sites that pay you to do various things

Get paid to drive your car? Sure. Click here and find links to multiple companies that pay you to drive. Make money playing Battlefield 2 Judge and review software and get paid for it. Earn money while answering others questions. Student of Fortune Triond- get paid to create content, and get published Get paid to give advice, with an 800 number, your own rate.

If You Couldn't Fail

All of us have had ideas, dreams, thoughts, goals. But as homemakers they sometimes seem to get put on the back burner. Although keeping our families fed and bills paid are very important it is also important to put your mind to your ideas, dreams, and goals and make them happen. If you think you have a great business idea, start making contacts and researching it to see where you can start. What would you set out to do if you knew you couldn't fail? This is a great question I came across on the internet a few months ago, and it has really made me think. I have had so many ideas, that I have just never done anything with. But that is old news now, I am not sure what exactly I am going to do but it will be something, after reading that article. You should too. If you have something you have waiting to do start now. Come up with something if you dont already have something to start with. I really believe where there is a will there is a way. And us homemakers we are busy people, we have stress, but we have learned to deal with it, and we can most certainly handle the stress of doing something we want to do.

Check for Domain Names

PCNames Domain Search is a great site to use to check and see if a website name you want to use is available, whats more is that it also searches other names like it to see what is available out there, it is somewhat a computerized imagination for you to use, and makes it much easier to get your site started.

December 28, 2006

102 Personal Financial Tips

Just found this site while I was searching online, thought I would share it with whoever reads my blog. It gives you over 100 finance tips to teach you to keep your money, how to save it, etc. It covers everything from college, to taxes, and credit, and retirement, homeowning, furniture and investing. So check it out, with tax season right around the corner it couldnt hurt to get some ideas to lower your tax liability. And actually here is a link to H&R block for new people to print out a coupon.

Water or Coke


1. We all know that water is important but I’ve never seen it written down like this before.

2. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world population)

3. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.&

4. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.

5. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U- Washington study.

6. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

7. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

8. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

9. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?


1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, Remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info:

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its Ph is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of WATER or COKE ?

What can Peroxide do for you?

This is an email forward I received.
Over and above these items, you can take peroxide, put it on a clean
white cloth, rub it on any stain on any carpet and it will take the
stain out of the carpet but not the color.
"I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little old
bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My
husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most
doctors don't tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of
1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and
hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it
when I bathe )
No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive
pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (small print says mouth wash and
gargle right on the bottle)
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of "Peroxide" to keep them free
of germs.
3. Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave
a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or
spray it on the counters.
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to
kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. I had fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture
of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes
several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal
with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide an d water and
keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic
system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture
whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to
kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right
away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten
minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the
50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You
will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages,
but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or
dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it's not a drastic change.
11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils,
fungus, or other skin infections.
12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of
whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing,
Pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it
and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing
which is why I love it so much for this.

Stain Removal

Stains... we all get them, luckily there is a guide on that has helpful information for different stains. Remember to check when looking for guides to do different things, this is a great resource site.

Dog Owner Tips

Get rid of everything from fleas, earmites and fur, to burs in the coat and more.

Cleaning Tips

I really love to use organic products for cleaning my home. I like to make things on my own and not to have to use all those chemicals, because it is healthier for my family. I am big on the vinegar, lemon juice, salt and water mix as an all purpose cleaner. And I especially love learning about other ways to clean house organically. So today's site of the day is Clean Tip. It has each room categorized and tells you how to clean the different parts of that room without spending a bunch of money on chemicals that aren't good for your family, it will explain exactly what ingredients and tools you will need. Enjoy!

5 Super Foods

These are specifically for atletes, but why wouldn't they be just as good for the rest of us, right?There are many other topics on this site also, it is a health site. There are healthy eating guidelines, pre work out snacks, 5 healthiest foods, heart, cancer, gout and acid reflux diets and much more. Nutrition is a very important part of our lives considering the more attention we pay to it the longer our bodies will be made to live. An awesome addition, I just found 10 tips for easy weight loss on this site health castle, it looks great!

50 habits of thin people

Today site is actually just a page on the reader's digest site. It is the 50 habits of thin people, and it tells you how to lose weight forever. There are obvioulsy 50 tips to follow, and some of them seem easy. It is hard as it is to lose weight so hopefully this site can help someone.

Mother Nature, home remedy books online

Today while searching online I found a really great site for health. More specifically alternative medicine and home remedies. The Doctor's Book of Home Remedies has always been a reference book of mine, because I think it has really great information in it. On the Mother Nature website they have an online bookshelf that includes in full text the Doctor's Books of Remedies 1 and 2, for Seniors, Women and Children. There are also other books about taking care of yourself, supplements and women's health. All of the reading is free, and it is a great site to reference when you have a problem that is in one of the books. Here is the link:

How to mend it, fixing things around your house

How to mend it, gives you free information on how to fix anything from boats, to glass, to air conditioners, and more. This is a great site to bookmark because of all the free help and information you can get here, we all break things, or have things broken on us, so being able to "mend it" is a great way to save money.

1 is 2 fat

Keep a healthy weight can be difficult to do as a parent, especially with all this world is always doing, there is always one or more places to be, things to do and fast food to eat. However there is also a lot of help, information, recipes and tips to keep us all healthy. This is a great page for diet tricks.
This is a craft link, it is great because it teaches you how to make your own custom fabric. All you need is the picture on your computer and a printer, of course it will have to be smaller than a regular size piece of paper. Very simple directions.

Birthing Links

Here is a site that has a whole list of birthing links, baby links, mommy links, all of those things. The main site is about choosing how to birth your baby. Everyone gets to decide if they want a home birth, hospital birth, birthing center birth, etc. You have to make the best decision for you and your baby.

Pilers and Filers

Learn how to organize according to whether you are normally an organized person, or you are not. It isnt impossible. I am a Piler, and that works for me.

Buying School Books

While surfing online today I came across a few tips to throw out there. First tip was on saving money. I go to school at a local college and it is time to buy books. The easy way for me to do this is to just use the schools bookstore. But I wanted to spend as little as possible, so here is what I did. I went to with the list of books I needed and the authors, editions, etc. I searched for them on textbookx and took the ISBN number from their site to the site There I entered the numbers and when I was done it totaled up all the stores I would have to use to get my books the cheapest. My total was 150 for 3 books. Down from 280+ at the school book store. But I still needed another book only sold by the school and that was 70+ through the school so to make it even a little cheaper I searched the schools boards for the books, and found one for $20. So with all of that sounding pretty good for books so far, I am waiting to purchase two to see if I can use older copies which is sometimes allowed, and therefore I will not have to purchase them at all because I have them free. I am also going to check with my local groups and freecycles to see if anyone has any of the books I need.
So my savings are looking to be pretty great, from close to $400 down to less than $200. Hope this helps someone who is getting ready for school.


I am in a Yahoo group for preschool homeschooling. I have a two year old son, and a 3 month old. My husband and I are going to try homeschooling out, because we think that it might be best for our kids. There is so much more you can do with their education to help them enjoy it more if you homeschool, is our opinion. So... back to the Yahoo Group. Ok, so today another of the parents posted a link to Barnes and Nobles, they apparently do free online classes on a variety of topics, and homeschooling is one of them. It is more for newbies to the idea, for first years, and others who just want more information. So I wanted to send the link out to any and every one who reads this so they can have a chance to sign up. It starts Sept 5th I believe.

Dog Training Tips

There is a lot of help online for training your dog. One such site that you can get free tips from is for the e-book Sit Stay Fetch. This e-book teaches you how to train your dog. The e-book itself is not free, however you can sign up for a newsletter from the author of the book, the newsletter includes a free 6 day mini course on training, and is free. The site for Sit Stay Fetch includes many tips in itself, such as what words to use when talking to your dog, and what not to use. Also how dogs understand what we say to them.
There is a lot of free information online on training your dog, the information page for Sit Stay Fetch is definately full of a lot of it, but other online resources that are free include: Dr. P's Dog Training, and 101 Dog Training Tips. Both of these sites have free tips about dog training.
Other great resources for training your dogs are books sold on this is a very popular book site, and if you spend $25 or more you get free shipping.

December 05, 2005

About/ Contact

I am Mary, from NY state, no not the city, lol. Everyone always assumes that if they are not from NY. Anyways I have 2 little boys, who are so beautiful, and an awesome husband. I love being a stay at home mom, but I like learning to, so I am usually going to school or training for something new. I love spending time online, instant messaging, writing, designing websites, sharing pictures of my babies, and e-mail. E-mail is my preferred way of communication, it gives me time to think. You can e-mail me at or instant message me on yahoo or aim under ticklebug82. If there is anything I can do for you I would be glad to help, finding work online, tips or tricks for the home, whatever I can do. By the way this picture is of me and my oldest son.

September 02, 2005

More to help Katrina Victims

Register at this site and $1 will be donated to the youngest victims of hurricane katrina.
Also if you didnt get the info to donate at a coinstar check out this site.
Please pass this on to everyone you can in your address book.

August 31, 2005

Help out victims of Katrina

Here is a link to look for family in the area affected:
Also the american red cross is accepting donations of your spare change at coinstar locations. To me this is great because spare change is not usually something you would consider out of pocket, and yet you can still help out, which we all want to do. I am so excited about this that us stay at homers with little money can still find a way to help. Here is the link to find out more, please encourage anyone you know to just drop a buck or two at the nearest coinstar.

August 25, 2005

For writers again.

Found this on wahm it for writing so enjoy.

August 24, 2005

Are you serious?

Ok, I have come across many people who are looking for work online, are in destitute situations and yet are still very picky and or lazy about looking for and finding work. The information is out there, to help you, but no one is going to do it for you. Listed below is a great blog I found about getting serious about working from home.
An apology to those who are serious and doing everything in their power to increase the chances of finding work.

For Writers

I found this info on
Constant Content

Associated Content

There is also a wealth of info here:

Writer Crossing

and a great forum here with leads:

Writing Forums

and you can find info on paying markets here:


NTI work at home position

 NTI hiring for IRS- Im not bilingual but are you?
Call Center Rep (Order Entry Clerk)

We are currently seeking for Bilingual individuals (English/Spanish), to work for the IRS from their home.*Must be US citizen, or permanent resident *Computer (PC)available, internet ready (DSL ideal) *Have to work at least 15 hours/week IMPORTANT: DISABLED/ NON DISABLED QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION


RMR is hiring telemarketers to make calls from home to find out if people are interested in working from home. here is the email address, also here is a link to wahm forum about it

Site with new template

Please send me your comments. I hope it is easier to read especially those with mozilla firefox. The blog info will soon be added to the site and taken off, but back to normal as far as posting links I find everyday. Anyways I will post more tonight hopefully, if not tomorrow morning, sorry it has taken so long.

August 09, 2005

Jobs Links, lots of em!

Hey, I have a few ideas for the day to find some work. First apply to all the big name jobs, clc, west (waha), acd, and even the collection job off my site. Then apply to jobs you find on craigslist everyday along with chekcing out the forums on my mommy biz, wahm, and work place like home, amoung others on my site. This is how I have found the opportunities I have. I am sure if you keep putting in your time you will get them too. lots of new leads This place is hiring for tarot card readers, texters from home. someone found a pine cone research banner to click on craft assembly Virtual Assistant Jobs Auto Surf Transcription Employment Networking floral online reimbursement shops Wahm Site Read Emails Job Search Site Being Paid to be online Delaney Books (selling books to schools, libraries, etc.) Buy books in your area and booksweep will buy them from you Get paid to fish wahsington and idaho only I think[1].html get paid tos Savings worth calculator sell your jewelry New online learning apply by email Application for US Mail Monitor For transcribers is hiring for computer work is for contract and short term work Purple Heart Is Hiring! Pearson Flexible Scoring Service 800 Keene Team Sales and Telemarketing Medical Transcription Top 3 online schools Andrews School, M-Tec, CareerStep

August 07, 2005

Job Links

Just do the free training for this one, if you are interested, you can still get work. Like many others that offer paid work and free training. Starts at $10 an hour. Team Double Click Heard they might be hiring Another job search site

August 05, 2005

Work At Home Advice

Ok, links for today: click n work do some writing, among other things more of your mail work Wow, what a day, I have been searching for awhile, and I have to say, what a bunch of crap I am finding. All of these people are coming up with sites, or have sites, that promote, wah. Hm... Some of these sites are incredibly junk, I dont mean to be mean but really. Most of the pages are covered with ads, that often do not promote work but opportunities. There are several opportunities out there, but almost all of them are asking for up front fees and quite frankly if we are parents looking for jobs from home, extra cash is not easy to come up with. What it takes to get a work from home job is TIME that is about it, time in experience, time as in waiting for a call back or email back saying they are interested. Time spent applying to companies that take months to get back to you, if they get back to you at all. Now I am not going to say that I dont want to make any money off my site. Hopefully someday I will finally add my shopping cheap page, that will be filled with affiliate links to online stores and offers. But I am going to promise right now, not to be like these other sites. I will not push these so called opportunities any more than I will the real work you can find online. I will have ads on my pages, but not so overwhelming that it is hard to concentrate on the content. I plan to put a lot of time into this and already have, but I want to help people. I want them to get work so they can be home with their little ones, so they will come back to my page for advice and to shop, so they can make money from home when they have no other options. Last but not least I just have to say a few tips about finding work as hard and time consuming it may be: If they ask for money run, other than liveops and like 2 other things I have found run, run, run....if in question check the, if no info run. If they ask for information about your personal numbers, bank, accounts, etc, dont give it out. Check to see if they are with the If it seems too easy, it probably is, money doesnt grow on trees no matter how much we want it to. If it was that easy to make money we would all be rich. Last but not least for now, Be CAREFUL, check around before devulging critical info, or spending money, take your time, because that is what it really takes to get work from home.

August 04, 2005

Work at home resources

This is a company that pays to know what you get in the mail from what I understand you can make about $25 a month, maybe not a lot but every penny counts Conceirge Mortgaging Microsoft Word Job Mommy Essentials My Mommy Biz Variety Work At Home Mommys Place with a nice forum