Archive for November, 2012

Practical Holiday Gifts for New Mothers

Posted on November 24, 2012 10:54 pm under General
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Wondering what to get a new mother for the holidays? Check out this list of practical gifts. There’s something to fit every budget.

For the new mother or mother-to-be, a baby sling makes a wonderful gift that will free Mom’s hands and reduce strain on her back. Check out the Girasol wrap at the right. One size fits all, from preemies through toddlers. It can be configured as a front, back or hip wrap. The diagonal give provides an extra measure of comfort. At $105, it’s a perfect gift for the special mother on your list.

A warm comfortable bathrobe will be greatly appreciated by any mother who is still answering baby’s nighttime calls. Terry or cotton is a great choice and polartec robes are extra warm and durable. Zippered robes allow easy access for nursing mothers, while avoiding the gaps inherent in tie belt versions. Whatever you choose, be sure that it is easily washable. Prices vary, but there are many nice robes in the $50 – $75 range. Read more »

Succinctly Yours Week 88

Posted on November 24, 2012 4:41 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.Click For Details

Photo for Monday, November 26th

Word of the Week:backbone

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Generation Gaps

Posted on November 21, 2012 9:44 am under General
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Miss Muffin is a pretty easy kid to live with. She’s a good student, generally well-behaved, helpful and in possession of a fine sense of humor. She has reached the lofty age of ten, however, and although she is still unashamed to hang out with us, even in public, she has started to notice that her mother and grandmother have a few imperfections.
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Sibling Rivalry

Posted on November 19, 2012 11:02 am under Microfiction
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Once again, Kong had gotten the biggest banana. (47)

It was tough being the oldest. When Mama found squashed banana on the patio, King knew he’d get the blame. (108)

Kong was a cute kid, but that was just another generic gorilla butt and not his most attractive side. (102)

That lump of banana had stuck in his throat. Would King ever stop daydreaming and perform the Heimlich Maneuver? (113)

Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your microfiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option.

This week’s word was generic.


Posted on November 18, 2012 4:06 pm under General
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Inclement weather from Hurricane Sandy’s passing kept my brother and sister-in-law off the golf course for a few days, but when we chatted yesterday, he assured me they were back in full swing. At times, I’m a bit envious of golfers. Realistically, my lack of coordination would not make me the best golfer, but at least it’s a sport where I could get a high score! Why would someone, who thought that hybrid golf clubs were partially powered by batteries, be hankering to get out on the green?
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