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Puppy Training & Care : How to Pick Out the Best Lab Puppy

Dr. James R. Talbott, Veterinarian at Belle Forest Animal Hospital and Kennel in Nashville, Tenn., speaks of what to look for when picking out a Lab Puppy.


Chrissy and Raven preparing for a play. Raven was the princess.

Raven, our eight year old lab, has been a wonderful addition to the family. I still remember the day we picked her out of the 13 pack litter. She had a chubby tummy and huge paws!

Pets teach kids responsibility, empathy and compassion. When deciding on a family pet, it is important to pick one out that matches your lifestyle.

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Great Mommy Blog – check it out!

Erica Em is the CEO and blogger behind The Yummy Mummy Club ~ a fantastic mommy blog with a ton of resources to help moms manage their lives. Tips on parenting, kids, health, fashion, and often a touch of humour.

If you aren’t currently subscribed to the blog, I recommend you visit the site today, or follow Erica on Twitter (@yummymummyclub)

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50 Things to Do with Your Family This Christmas Season

Christmas is only a month away. Is the stress already starting to get to you?

Here is a wonderful list of things you can do with your family this Christmas that are fun and inexpensive.

Remember ~ Christmas is all about family and friends. Don’t get caught up in the commercialization and miss out on what is truly important.

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Stop Texting and Talk to me!

My kids are great at multi-tasking. At any given time, they are listening to music on their iPod, watching an online episode of Glee, tweeting about said episode, posting status updates on Facebook, texting on their iPhone and looking up research on ancient history for an upcoming project.

It’s all a bit mind boggling to us “old folks”.

So, when I enrolled in “Building Social Media Relationships” at McMaster University, my kids had a semi-heart attack.  “Mom, you have Twitter? Why are you tweeting yourself…. OMG”. I enrolled in the course, as this is the way of the future.

But there are downfalls to all of this technology.   Read the rest of this entry »


15 On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes — from

Fabulous post from —  time saving tips for parents on provideing nutritiuos on-the-go breakfasts.

15 On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes — Quick, handheld snacks that your kids can eat on the way to school. Need help with lunch, too? Get inspired with our 20 bento box lunches!

© Ashley Rodriguez

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