Monday, November 23, 2009

********CRIB RECALLS*********

Stork Craft recalls more than 2.1 million drop side cribs due to baby entrapment. Please go to the Consumer Product Safety Commision's site here to learn more.

How to Tell When Your Toddler Watches Too Much TV

Sadly, I fell into the "TV as a baby sitter" trap with Logan when Sophie was born. It was easy to turn on Noggin' to keep him occupied while I took care of the baby. Well, Sophie just turned one, and the TV watching has gotten bad. Here are some examples of how bad.

~First thing in the morning, he runs into the bedroom demanding that Noggin'  (now Nick Jr.) be put on.
~When sitting on the toilet ready for his butt to be wiped he yells, "Ayuda me, Ayuda me, squak, squak!" (I apologize for the possible misspelling on the Spanish).
~He eats celery because the Wonder Pets do.
~He randomly says, "Mom, I think I'm falling for fall".
~He was traumatized when the Jump Arounds turned into the Freshbeat Band over night.
~He keeps saying he doesn't want to be on the Naughty List like Swiper.
~He tells people that Mommy turned Noggin into Nick Jr.
On the plus side, he is learning ;)
~Thanks to Dora and Deigo he knows various Spanish words
~Thanks to Kai Lan he know various Chinese words
~He tells any one that listens "A Cornucopia is a horn shaped basket. Cornucopia means horn of plenty"

Since he has been in school, over a month now, he watches 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the evening.  I don't even want to acknowledge how much he watched before he was inrolled in school! Bad Mommy. And bad Daddy too, because the Hubby falls into the trap worse than I do!

Well, thanks to Santa, the TV watching is getting under control!  A few days ago, Logan asked me, for the millionth time, if he could get a grill for Christmas. I said to him, "If all you want to do all day is watch Nick Jr, why should Santa bring you toys? You don't play with the toys you have, so why would Santa bring you new ones when all you want to do is watch TV?" He looked at me with his mouth open and said, "Turn Nick Jr off Mommy", and went in his room to play. He did not ask me for the rest of the day to watch it. Now, I have been trying to cut back on the Nick Jr. for a while, but have to hear him every 10 minutes beg and whine for it. I admit, I would give in just for quiet and to keep him out of my way while I got stuff done around the house. It's been 3 days now, and he has only asked once! I have let him watch for an hour or so while I get dinner ready. Thanks Santa :) Alas, Logan has no school all week, so it's gonna be a challenge for me not to count on the TV to keep him occupied  (and to keep my sanity)!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Stroller Recalls

Meclaren USA recalls strollers following finger amputations. They are giving a repair kit to remedy the danger. Strollers where made 1999 and after. Here is a link to the page on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Halloween

Finally got the Halloween pictures off the camera!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kids Konserve Give Away Re-Draw WINNER!!!!!

I never heard  from Aymee, so the new winner of the Kids Konserve Stainless Steel Snack Containers is......

Comment #2- FOKXXY!!!!

Congrats!!! FOKXXY has been notified and has 24 hours to get in contact with me or we pick again :)

Get out and VOTE!!!!

Time to get up on my soapbox!!! Today is voting day in many states. It is a voting day that many people don't pay attention to, or maybe don't even know about.  It's not a Presidential election that's been advertised for months (ok, YEARS), and  people are not running to the polls. It is a day to vote for local and state officials and referendums.  Boring stuff. Stuff no one pays attention to unless it effects them AFTER the fact.  If you are worried about the quality of your child's education, VOTE! Many towns are having elections for members of the Board of Education. There might be a referendum on your ballot that will affect your child's school system, VOTE! Think you are paying too much in taxes? Get out and VOTE for the person you think will lower them and stop complaining!

This is the first voting day that I have not worked in years. Why?? Because today I am on the ballot. I feel that the only way I can make a difference (besides by VOTING),  is to get involved with my town government. I am on the ballot not only once, but twice. I am running to be a member of the Assessment Appeals Board, and to be an alternate to the Planning and Zoning Board. I am nervous, I am scared, and honestly, I have no clue what I have gotten myself into, but I do know that I have to start somewhere. What better way to start getting involved, than to jump right in!

You may know it's voting day in your neck of the woods if your roadsides has been taken over by lawn signs, but if you don't, you can check here .  This link even brings you to your towns web page where you can get more information by calling your town clerks office. So go to the polls and vote today and keep those poll workers awake!  They are going to have a long day today because, sadly, voter turn out during local elections is very low.

FYI- working the elections is a great way to make extra money! Contact the Registrar in you town hall for more information!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Kids Konserve Give Away Winner!!!!

With the VALID entry total at 77, the winner of the Kids Konserve Stainless Steel Snack Containers is comment # 10 Aymee!!!! Aymee did not leave an email address so she has until midnight on Monday Nov 2 to contact me ( or I will pick a new winner :)