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Showing posts from April, 2014

Jump Rope For Heart!

My son Tyson is now part of Jump Rope for Heart which supports the heart and stroke foundation. Heart attacks and strokes as well as any other kinds of heart problems affect everyone in the world so we should all do our part to support this wonderful charity! My son and I have set a goal for ourselves of $500 and I hope we can surpass that with the help of everyone around the world. We only have until May 7th so I plan on getting the word out as fast I can and could really use your help. I thank you in advance and hope you will at least help spread the word of our efforts if you can't help in any other way. Here is the link to my sons Jump Rope for Heart page: .  Check it out and share with anyone and everyone worldwide!

Support our Teachers Strike!

So I was one of those people who was against the teachers going on strike, I figured they were after more money, but I have studied up on what is going on and I believe the teachers are in fact doing the right thing! I am 100% with the teachers on this job action and I hope they get some serious help. The reason that teachers are going on strike is because they are fighting for your child's education. My sons Kindergarten class has 23 students in it and is a K/1 split class. My son does not get nearly as much 1 on 1 time with his teacher as I feel he needs and neither are any other children. Here are some more facts about what is going on: Escalating job action planned The withdrawal of non-essential duties is part of the first stage in a multi-level strike action that was announced by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) last week. Their contracts expired last June, and the federation says it's being forced to take action because negotiations are slow. Iker

Puragave Review and Giveaway!

This sweet little candy is part of the world's first line of pure dried blue agave products! They are simply delicious and have no artificial flavors added. Now here is some information about agave nectar: Agave Nectar is a natural and delicious liquid sweetener that is made from the core of the Blue Agave plant. Agave Nectar is a delicious and natural liquid sweetener that is made from the nectar, or Aquamiel, of a succulent plant called the Agave, which is native to Mexico. Agave Nectar is made from the organically grown Agave azul or Blue Agave — a species that is known to produce the best quality Agave Nectar for sweetening. PurAgave™ Agave Delights™ are a delicious treat or sweetener for a hot beverage, are only 10 calories per piece (2.5 g) and are available in bulk or in packages of 20 pieces. PurAgave™ Agave Lozenges™ are for the temporary relief of sore throat and nasal congestion, are also only 10 calories per piece (2.5 g) and are available in

Baby Food Cake

We have all heard of diaper cakes. They are an adorable gift for baby showers. Like this one here:  There are millions of different styles of diaper cakes you can buy or create yourself. But I wanted to do something different for my best friend/sister in-law, I like to be unique and create gifts that you will remember instead of the usual so I looked up baby food cake to see what I could find. I found actual food cakes that were made with baby food but nothing using jars of baby food or boxes of baby food. So I decided I needed to get creative. Here is the first ever Baby Food Cake: The entire creation is baby food except for the basket on the bottom holding the jars of baby food. My friend loves animal print so I took the theme and ran with it.  I started with two boxes of pablum, 9 containers of baby food, baby cookies, a basket, tissue paper, decorative ribbon, and Winnie the Pooh decals.I started by wrapping the boxes in blue tissue paper, because clearly t

How does a food bank help?

Did you know that:     36.4% of those turning to food banks are children and youth     4.3% of adults helped are over age 65     11.3% of people assisted are Aboriginal     50% of households helped receive social assistance     11.5% have income from current or recent employment     16.4% receive disability-related income supports     8% of food banks ran out of food during the survey period     50% of food banks needed to cut back on the amount of food provided to each household Did you also know that there are some people out there that choose not to support food banks because they feel as though they are enabling "lazy" parents? This is a very shameful way to feel about food banks because when you take into consideration the children that suffer because of the situation  it really breaks a persons heart.  The best way to describe such a situation is to tell my story. When I was a 10 year old girl living in

What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth?

You would not believe the amount of people who have no idea what this virus is. My kids were very sick for just over a week now. It all started with a sore throat. So off to the doctor we go to make sure that my baby is OK well the doctor looks in his throat and says he has a throat infection of some kind and put him on antibiotics. A couple of days pass and nothing gets better. Suddenly I begin to see blisters forming on my babies hands. I look inside of his mouth and I see what are called ulcers on his tongue . Now because I had my kids in daycare a while back we heard about numerous sicknesses that I was unfamiliar with to so I knew exactly what we had come into contact with HFMD or Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease . It sounds really scary but it isn't. Here are some details about it: Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that usually affects babies and children. HFMD can lead to fever, a blistering rash on the hands and feet, sometimes buttocks, mouth

What to do when you feel helpless.

Do you ever feel like throwing in the towel and just giving up? Well picture this scenario: You are watching 7 kids 3 your and 4 are babysat, ages 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 5, and 12.  The smallest one has had an ear infection over the course of a week and now has a throat infection. Your oldest son gets a major bad headache and suddenly has a high fever. Your daughter breaks out in a fever as well. Son begins throwing up. Baby is crying because he is sleepy and not feeling well. Kids are running around crazy all over the house. What do you do? You stop and think of an action plan. First you need to breath, and remind yourself that this is only going to get better. Then you need to prioritise. Get your puking one clean, safe, and comfortable. Get your daughter with a fever laying down resting.Calm all kids with a nice snack and a movie. Sit with the baby and put him to sleep. No matter how bad things may seem they are totally fixable. Kids just want love and underst