Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Glow Baby (me) is offering a special holiday promotion this year. Buy 3 notepads and get 1 free. This promotion will start Nov 30th and run until Dec 31st. To select your free notepad you will be asked to select one from a list upon check out (in the same section as your billing details).
Use these pads to stay organized this holiday season with Glow Baby's To Do List and Shopping List.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I have recently received information that the Ontario Ministry of Health has stepped up to become a reliable resource for up-to-date H1N1 vaccine information in Ontario.
For updated flu information you can visit http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/ccom/flu/h1n1/public/clinics.aspx
The following link has tips for what to do if your child becomes sick. The Ministry of Health has an influenza assessment tool that can help us moms determine if our child needs medical care. The link for this information is http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/ccom/flu/h1n1/public/tools/assessment/default.aspx
Other useful information can be found at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/ccom/flu/
I hope you find this information useful and that it helps get you through this year's flu season.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
My favourite part is the menu planning. I love sifting through my many cookbooks to plan what mouth-watering meals I will be making for the week. I usually plan for three to four recipes for each week and write out all the ingredients I will need. I check the fridge and cupboards to figure out what we need to buy and what we already have. I then make sure I have the staples in the house. I always have pasta, spaghetti sauce, hamburgers, hot dogs and other kid friendly items. I then check to see what snack foods we have left and write down what we will need for the week.
This process of menu planning is very important to make sure that I have the right amount of food for my 10 month old, favourites for my 2 ½ year old, lunches for my husband and the right amount of food for our dinners. Aside from my enjoyment of menu planning, there are some very important benefits.
1. Planning saves money – If you stick to your list, you will buy only what you need. You can also plan around coupons and store specials to help with a budget.
2. Making Healthy Choices – By planning ahead and listing healthy options it is much easier to avoid the barrage of unhealthy choices you are faced with in the store
3. Efficiency – By doing a bit of prep work before your trip to the store, you can make your shopping experience much more efficient. You spend your time getting what you need, you have a focus and you won’t waste time trying to decide what to get.
4. Avoid multiple visits to the store – By menu planning, you will only need to go to the store once saving time. This also saves money as the opportunities to buy extra items are limited.
All in all, menu planning may seem like work up front but in the end it saves you time and money. It is definitely worth it!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I just realized that I haven't posted pictures of the new note pad series now available at www.glowbaby.ca. If you are looking for a Christmas gift for someone who likes to stay organized in style check them out.
I love using lists. They help me stay focused which is especially important when my attention is often divided between Ainsley, Juliet, my husband and the business. To make sure that everything gets done I rely on a to-do list and so I wanted to make a pretty list that would fit on the fridge so I would always know where it was and what needs to be done. It's also great for listing chores for Brett.
The Shopping list is great as I always do a list each week but I would often loose it so having the list on the fridge works well. We haven't been sick yet (knock on wood) so I haven't had a chance to use the medication pad but while it was in the design phase I desperately needed it. Both girls were sick and Ainsley can take medicine that Juliet cannot and it would have been nice to have had something to keep all this straight without having to explain this to my mom and husband multiple times.
Check them out and tell me what you think.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I am excited because one of the editors of Today's Parent (Canadian parenting magazine) has written about "Baby's First Journal" on their blog. Please follow the link and check it out. Feel free to leave comments and let them know what you like best about the journal.
I appreciate all of your support!!!