Showing posts from November, 2010



Primrose Schools & Dr. Z Encourage Families to Give Back

We all want our children to grow up to be compassionate adults who want to help others. That's why we're always on the lookout for good ways to encourage character and development. Our good friends at Primrose Schools, the leader in educational childcare, recommend that parents make an effort to introduce volunteerism at a young age.

That's why Dr. Mary Zurn, Vice President of Education for Primrose, is offering parents the four easy steps outlined below to start their children on a path to meaningful volunteerism.

Here are 4 Steps to getting your family interested in volunteering:

Step 1: Clarify your personal goals and motives for wanting to include your child in volunteer activities. Volunteering is a wonderful way to a share your values with your child. Pick a cause that is meaningful to you and your family rather than one that is simply convenient.

Step 2: Explain the importance of volunteerism and the contribution volunteers can make. A child's favorite question is &…

Karo® Cookie Exchange

The holidays are a time for whipping up treasured recipes to share with our friends and family and indulging in all of our favorite confections. One treat is so synonymous with the happiest time of the year that it's even on Santa's wishlist! Whether you bond with your family over a batch of gingerbread men or gift all of your goodies, cookies are the sweetest way to ring in the season.

Our friends at Karo® know how much effort we put into our cookies. That's why they're giving baking enthusiasts everywhere the chance to share their best cookie and cookie bar recipes with their new Cookie Exchange Application on Facebook. The app allows you to submit your own recipe, let your friends know you've entered and vote and comment on your favorites. By participating, you create a "living cookbook" to encourage baking and cookie exchanging all year long. Plus, you could win amazing prizes from Cadco, KitchenAid®, Williams-Sonoma, Vollrath® and!


Kindercare Offers Boredom Busters for Winter Fun

Tips and Ideas to Keep Kids Busy this Winter!

As the days get shorter and weather turns colder, parents are often faced with more out-of-school time and the age-old question, "What can we do?" from children. Now, parents can look to KinderCare Learning Centers, a leading provider of early childhood education, for engaging and age-appropriate activities for their kids to enjoy over the winter months, including KinderCare Winter Science Camp, reading resources and other ideas that are great boredom-busters! KinderCare offers the following ideas for "weathering the winter season" with your children.

KinderCare Winter Science Camp:

The secret's about to get out: science is a blast! At the end of December, 1600 KinderCare Learning Centers across the U.S. transform into Winter Science Camps that give preschoolers through school-agers a chance to unlock the mysteries of the natural world. Split into eight 1-day segments to better meet the needs of busy families staying i…

Don't Wanna See a Naked Grandma!



...Featuring Norah Jones.....CD Review

*Myreview is MY personal opinion and I have been entered to win a gift card through One2One Network by participating.*


...Featuring is an AMAZING collection of MULTI-Platinum, MULTI-Grammy Award winning siner's musical collaborations from the past DECADE! There are 18 songs on this album...and maybe ONE didn't do much for me...but the other 17 were incredibly AWESOME! The songs on this album include cool ameos, collaborations and duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, OutKast and Foo Fighters to just name a few. The tracks on this album span Norah's whole career and REALLY show us what she can do! She is SO diverse. These songs are a mixture of hop...and rock. Not all at the same time...but you get my idea right? :-)

I have to say....I REALLY wasn't sure if I would like this CD...but BOY!! I was VERY PLEASANTLY surprised. I have listened to it DAILY since I re…