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7 Common Mistakes First-Time Parents Make

I was emailed this article and with a friend of mine as a first time mom, I thought I would share it with all of you!

7 Common Mistakes First-Time Parents Make By Lisa Pecos Parenting is one of the hardest jobs you will ever have, and no stage is more difficult than the first few months with your first child. It is easy to be led astray by misguided assumptions and poorly thought-out plans, and it is practically impossible to completely avoid making any mistakes. Parenting is after all a learning process, but you can avoid some of the most common mistakes simply by being aware of them in advance. Here are seven of the most common issues that arise for first-time parents. 1. Not sleeping Everyone knows that new parents are commonly sleep deprived, but it does not have to be so bad. Especially if you and your spouse can find ways to share the load and balance your time, then you should be able to get close to your usual amount of sleep every day. Granted, the sleep may be patchy and at uncon…

Tellurian Baby Line "Pure and Natural" - Review (Extra Entries)

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I know that our bathroom is cluttered with all sorts of bath products... Bar soap, liquid soap, hair products... You name it, we have it in there. Any way to reduce the clutter would be perfect.
I was pretty happy to see the 2-in1 shampoo/body wash from Tellurian Naturals.
We were sent the Tellurian Baby Product Line for review. Now, this line has several different products. From the oils/lotions to the shampoo/body wash. I will admit, the 2- in - 1 Shampoo and Body Wash is by far MY FAVORITE!
Not only does it smell absolutely to die for... It also eliminates the need for 2 bottles…

Aloha Friday- Drink

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and link up with Kailani.
My question: What is your favorite drink? My answer: I wish I could say that I love water... But, my favorite drink would be sweet tea!!!!

The Odd Life of Timothy Green - Small Town on the Big Screen

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When we were at my parents a couple months ago, we heard that there was a possibility that a Disney movie would be coming to town for filming.Of course, as soon as that was talked about, I started looking it up. I wanted to know if they would or not. For a couple different reasons... One, the money that it would bring is much appreciated! :)
Hotel room rentals, not to mention food and gas. Two, I really wanted to see it being filmed.
Well, we were home last weekend and lucky me!
They were filming it!

The movie is " The Odd Life Of Timothy Green." It stars Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Dianne Wiest, and Ron Livingston. If you go to The Odd Life of Timothy Green IMDB page, you will see that the movie is about a childless couple that bury their wishes for a child in a backyard. Soon, a baby is born... That is about all I can get out of it!
I am not sure when the trailer will be released for this, as they just finished filming it. Actually, the day I got to watch was supposedly the las…

W/W - Bath Time Baby

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Let's Go On a Picnic - Go Picnic Review

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If you need a quick "go to" meal or snack... What do you normally do? With us, I will make Marc sandwiches for lunch.
Snacks are usually chips of some sort...
Maybe cheese and crackers. Believe me, I do not have many creative bones in me... So I don't spruce it up or think "outside" the box.
Just think how happy I was when I heard about GOPICNIC. They are actually extremely cute and taste really good. Top it all off, they are not just basic meat and cheese. To me, it is a mini gourmet picnic!

Their Story: GoPicnic's founders developed the concept of the shelf-stable picnic meal in 2004 for a major US airline whose existing buy-on-board fresh food service program was costing it millions of dollars annually due to high levels of waste from unused meals as well as incremental personnel expenses stemming from the need for in-flight food preparation. The shelf-stable snackbox solution that the GoPicnic founders created to address these issues generated profit for the air…

Feeding Buddy - Big Belly Banks - Review and Giveaway

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I am so excited, that I really do not know where to start... Let me start with how this came about...
I was online and someone mentioned "Big Belly Banks." Well, I had never heard of it, so of course, I had to stop and look them up. LET ME TELL YOU.
These are just THE CUTEST banks that EVERY child needs!
Yes, I said it!
Every child needs one! :)

These are not just some run of the mill bank, they are all handcrafted and AMERICAN MADE!
(You know how I am about the AMERICAN MADE items!)
Anywho... I looked at each and every single one of them... Just thinking how much fun we would have with it...
So, I emailed and John (the inventor) and we discussed sharing Big Belly Banks with you!
Let me just say, how cool is it that he created these banks for his 5 children... Whoo, he must be tired, 5 kids... Wow... Moving along...
These banks...
They are wooden... ( I love that idea, wooden just seems more of a classic keepsake)
They have the patented coin track. See, they are not just basic banks.. They…

Family Game Night with Hasbro and TOMBSTONE

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We all love the games that Hasbro brings us... Well, at least my house does!
Did you know that right now, Hasbro has a promotion going on? In keeping the FAMILY GAME NIGHT thriving...
If you purchase ANY Hasbro game... Head on over to the Hasbro site.. Click on SPECIAL OFFERS and fill out the form!
You will be mailed a coupon for a FREE TOMBSTONE Pizza!!!!
(Value of $7.01)
This special offer ends on 4/30/11. Check them out on Facebook for all their deals and offers!

Stylish Blogger? Me? YAY!

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Okay, I am not even going to hide the fact that I love when I get blogger awards... I do... I really do!
It's not like I am going to be awarded for an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy or any of that... Sooooooooooooo I am taking it where I can get it!

Moving along........ I was so excited to find out that I was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award!!!!
Jean, at Typical Suburban Family was the one to put a huge smile on my face!
Now, let me start and tell you about Jean.
She has 2 adorable boys and I was following her blog... Well, I was lucky enough to sit behind her at THE CIRCUS when it came to Atlanta. We spoke a bit during the show... and then..... I saw her again at THE DOLPHIN EXHIBIT at the Georgia Aquarium the other day!
Now, Atlanta is not small, so it was pretty cool running into each other again!

So, THANKS Jean! Love the Award!!!!

Now, on to the rules:
Thank and link back to the person who awarded you. Okay, that was super easy!Share 7 things about myself.
1 - I absolutely love THE ELLEN SHO…

Georgia Aquarium - Dolphin Tales - Review

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If you have ever been to my blog before, you know that Broxton and I recently spent the day at the Georgia Aquarium.We had a great time, although my pictures did not really turn out the way I planned, we still have the memories. You can read about / check out my photography by visiting Aquarium Part One and of course, stop on over and visit Aquarium Part Two.
This past Friday, we were part of a selected group that was able to go and watch the Dolphin Tales Exhibit before it opened to the general public. I thought it was really neat, we got to go through a special entrance.
(That was cool, as that area had its own viewing area of fish that people do not see, unless they are in the Ballroom.)
Then, we were escorted to the Dolphin Tales Exhibit. You go up the escalator and then you go down a hall.. You then see the viewing window of the dolphins. Of course, everyone was crowded around there...
I think the dolphins are so relaxing, that people could stay there all day!

They were staffed well beyon…

Football Season Doesn't HAVE to be over - Kaskey Kids Review and Giveaway

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Are you a football fan?
What about the rest of your family?Maybe baseball is more your thing... Either way, Kaskey Kids has you covered!
We just received a set of their Mini Football Player Guys for review.
I was really excited to get these, as they reminded me of my dad's Army Guys from when he was a kid. (Know what I am talking about?) Anyways, I wanted to get them for Marc and Broxton to play with. I'm a huge fan of UGA Football, Marc is a fan for LSU. So, when these came, I was glad that they were more of a blueish purple... That way, he couldn't try and say they were LSU. :) I know how Marc likes watching things and explaining everything to Broxton, so I knew it was going to be so fun to watch this interaction. I also wanted to get them so that Marc could try and explain it to me. I love college football, but I have NO CLUE anything about it. I know... I know... I love it, really... but all the positions and stuff?
Just SCORE and I am happy!

Well, we got them and got ready to pla…