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Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Mother List

I wanted to make you all aware of a web site I found where mothers can sell their old stuff like kids’ toys, furniture etc and/or buy things that other mothers are selling. Whitney Trujillo has created this web site and what I like about it is how easy it is to use and the fact that it beats the heck out of having a garage sale! I thought some of you may benefit from such a great web site! Below is the description that came directly from the site.

The Mother List is a place where things can be bought, sold or traded. In order to use any of these features, you must be registered. Registration is free. Once registered, browse the site. If you find something you like, you can click the “contact seller” link. If you have something to sell or trade, make sure you are signed into your account, click on the “List an Item” link and follow the steps. You can list features, upload pictures and set a price. Shipping will be decided between the seller and buyer and is generally not included in the sale price unless otherwise stated in the listing.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

"Where The Wild Things Are"

This movie is very age inappropriate and the Wild Things need deep intense therapy ( in one scene, one wild thing rips off another's arm). My youngest, Ethan, said "mom, why are they acting like this?" and when the movie was over, both Owen (10) and Ethan (7) said it was the weirdest and worst movie they had ever seen. I just want to warn anybody who is thinking about taking their little ones to see it.

I am just trying to be helpful to other mothers out there that would not want to be caught in the same predicament that I was in. My children learn from me and trust in me to be "SUPER MOM" and for me to be caught off guard by the movie I had chosen for not only them but their friends , it was just very hard to explain to them what they were watching or why I can even subjected them to see that type of behavior.

- Angela W. Campbell

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Belt A Child Can Open and Close?!

Myself Belts

One of my closest friends alerted me to this slick invention in the children’s clothing arena. We were sitting in a coffee shop and talking about our little girls. I was talking about how I had sent her to school that day in a really cute pair of jeans that had a belt that went with them. My girl is the type that wants to wear the most complete possible outfit and she wants it to match to a tee. I would not otherwise have allowed her to wear that belt to school because it had a buckle closure that made me nervous since she is only three and I would not want her to have an “accident” because she could not get her belt off in time. Anna told me about these belts and I was sold! Not to mention they have kindly offered to give those the readers of KiddingAroundInTown a discount!

Here is what they are all about…

Sized for kids ages 2-10, Myself Belts help kids and moms by promoting independence. Praised by teachers, kids and parents, Myself Belts are a must have accessory! They help make a child’s (and parent's!) day a little easier and provide children with an "I did it by myself!" moment. No more droopy drawers and a frustrating problem is solved for both parent and child! Myself Belts are also available for teens/adults with hand dexterity challenges due to cognitive or physical difficulties. With a faux buckle, it looks like a traditional belt!

My sister and I (both inspired by motherhood) invented a must-have fashionable and functional children's accessory for kids ages 2-10. FINALLY, a belt closure designed specifically for young children! Myself Belts promote independence and boost self-esteem by allowing children to easily fasten and unfasten their belt on their own. Myself Belts are functional and fashionable, and have been featured on The Today Show and in In Touch Weekly as a favorite belt of celebrities such as Courtney Cox and Brooke Shields! Shaquille O'Neal's kids also love their Myself Belts and they retail for only $9.99- $15.95! Myself Belts can also be personalized for that special gift.

Thank you so much for your interest in Myself Belts- we are excited to be part of your site!

Exercise While Running Errands?

The following post was written by my dear friend Gwen Brewer. Those of you who don't know her are missing out! This woman has a wealth of information on so many things but where she has helped me most is in making being a mom easier and more stress-free. I had the priviledge of working with her as her partner for many years and learned a lot from her in that time. One of the things she guided me toward was the purchase of a pair of MBT shoes. Since one of my main goals is to make the life of a mother easier I thought I would ask her to write a little something about these shoes. Read what she wrote and then check out the awesome deal you can get when you buy these shoes here in Winston-Salem, NC.

Time to start saving your pennies.

Working moms live by multi-tasking. Exercise is no exception. We need to get the most out of the limited time we have for exercise. That's why I saved up to buy a pair of MBT sneakers. MBT claims their shoes will burn calories, increase your muscle workout and improve your overall body aches (lower back, knees). The verdict.......... I love these shoes!

Whether I’m wearing them to exercise or just running around doing errands I can tell a difference. Several nights a week I walk/jog for an hour in my neighborhood. I had been doing this for a few months when I got my MBT's. The first time I wore the MBT's I could notice a difference. My legs felt exhausted that night. I still feel like I get a better workout when I wear them and even my shin splints feel better. So ladies save your pennies because these shoes are expensive but in my opinion worth it.

One final note- for a low cost boost to your workout buy a Weighted Belt. My belt is 4 lbs and it helps intensify your walk and works your stomach area. You can pick one up at Target starting at $15 or at any sporting goods store.

Gwen Brewer
Lewisville, NC.