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Kids & Family - Jenna - August 6, 2009

I know that like me, you may not have time to check all the latest toy & baby gear recalls , but when I got a notice from one of my most trusted sites I thought that maybe I should do a quick check & compile some of the most recent for you to be aware of as well!


After going to a ton of sites & getting way to much info to compile in a timely fashion I went to my old stand by Parenting.com recalls page They have a team of people that check all the latest recalls in all the categorys & keep us busy moms up to date!

This is by far the most organized & helpful page I have seen -and believe me I have check them all! 

So for  the latest recalls for your family  log on to the recall page at www.parenting.com & save yourself a head ache & maybe lead poisoning !recall_simplicityplayyard_200

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Kids & Family - Jenna - May 11, 2009

Recently we have all been hit by the economy in one way or another. Some in a big way, some just cutting back a little, but whatever your situation it seems that we all are a little more careful how we spend our money right now.  This has left lots of us trying to find extra ways to save.

In my quest to pinch pennies I came across this cool site from red box http://www.insideredbox.com
Redbox is one of those movie kiosks that are usually in a walmart, or outside a McDonald’s. They rent movies for $1 a day & you can return them at any other red box, which makes it really sweet for us busy moms!

This site gives you promo codes to get free movies:) which is even better for us busy moms who want to get some entertainment & keep our money in our pockets.

My boys & I rent these all the time on movie night, we get popcorn & candy & snuggle down. Total cost about $2.00 in snacks that are already in our cupboard. Compare that to a movie night out at $35 :)  Not to mention spreading a blnket & pillows on the floor with your kids for a movie is great bonding time & no one is going to scoul at you when the baby starts to cry or the toddler need to take a hotlap mid flick around the room :)

So check it out, gather your brood & stay in for cheap with out skimping on the fun!

happy movie night!

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How Do They Do It? 18 Kids and Counting!

Things I wish I'd known - Jenna - March 13, 2009

I recently came across this reality show “18 Kids and Counting” on TLC and I am not sure how I feel about it.

First, I say “kuddos” to Mrs. Duggar for making it through 12 years of being pregnant, I know I sure could not have done it. The two years I was held hostage by my body (although more than worth it, in the end) played havoc with all areas of my life: career, sex, romance, body image, “my” time and sleep.

My confusion comes in understanding why anyone would want their family exploited on a reality show – money and 15 minutes of fame is all I can think of; what is the world coming to?

The Duggar family, who hails from Arkansas is being called a pop culture phenomenon. They regularly appear on national talk shows and in the press and are said to have an enormous online following.

Jim Bob and Michelle, are the patriarch and matriarch of this clan—ten boys and eight girls: Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jeremiah, Jedidiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, and baby Jordyn-Grace. And did you notice they all start with “J”

I must say they are an attractive family and the children all seem well adjusted – but I still can’t help to wonder…where will living their lives on TV lead this family further on down the line?

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