Month: July 2012

Win a $100 Prize Pack from Touch Thermometers #babyshower

The TempleTouch and Mother’sTouch thermometers are different than all other conductive thermometers because it’s not measuring the temperature of the skin surface, which is subject to ambient conditions.  These touch thermometers use what they call R.A.T.E.™ (Rapid, Accurate, Temperature, Establishment) Technology, a revolutionary and patented technology, allowing non-invasive, instant and accurate temperature measurements.   R.A.T.E.™  calculates the heat flow from the blood vessels to the skin surface, resulting in a rapid and accurate reading. “Heat flow” is the transfer of heat from a place with high temperature to a place with low temperature. The heat flow is a function of...

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Enjoying summer meals #LMDConnector

Preparing meals in the summer can be tricky if you want to avoid turning on the oven or the stove, which I certainly do! We fire up the barbecue for most of our meat and I’ve learned that most vegetables are pretty good on the grill too! Zucchini, corn on the cob, asparagus, tomatoes, and peppers are all veggies that we enjoy grilled, and I’m always trying new things and looking for more creative grilling. My family enjoys a lot of salads in the summer too. We make potato salad, greek salad and cucumber tomato salad on a regular...

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Win a $100 Pampers Prize Pack #babyshower {Canada only}

Pampers Swaddlers have always been my favourite newborn diaper. With each pregnancy, the first baby item I bought was a package of swaddlers. I love how they smell (pre-baby of course, lol) and having them just makes the upcoming baby seem that much closer to reality.  I still  have one of the newborn Pampers diapers from the first package I bought my oldest son twenty years ago. The diapers have changed a lot over the years, and only for the better. The swaddlers are softer and cuter than ever, and they work really well too. Babies can make some...

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5 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy on Rainy (or Hot) Days {Guest Post}

5 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy on Rainy (or Hot) Days This summer we seem to be inside more because of extremely hot days we are experiencing here in the Midwest, rather than for rainy days. It is far to easy to let DVDs or Netflix rule, that’s why when enough TV is enough, we point the children to some of their favorite inside activities. Here are 5 ways to keep the kids busy on rainy or hot days, whatever weather you are experiencing in your area: 1. Paper and Crayons. This is a given in our house....

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1000 Places to See Before You Die {book review}

The #1 New York Times bestseller returns this fall re-researched, retraveled, and rewritten with 200 new entries, 28 additional countries, 200 more pages, and more than 600 full-color photographs. And an engaging and interactive companion app for the iPad will be released simultaneously with the book’s publication. Offering a fresh new take on the world we live in now, it enables both armchair travelers and savvy globetrotters to get an inspiring taste of the world’s current riches and plan their next trip. 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, The New Full-Color Second Edition (Workman; paperback/hardcover: $19.95/$32.95) by Patricia...

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