Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Things have been hectic - both at work and in my personal life! I've barely had time to keep up with my emails, let alone this blog. I will post ASAP - I promise!

For now, I leave you with some great stores where you can get some of that Christmas shopping done.

120x60 Black Logo

SALE NOW at the BabyCenter Store

CoutureCandy Sweet Styles

And for all those great pictures you took over Thanksgiving or for your Christmas cards -

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Wanna launder some money?

I came across an article on careerbuilder.com about some job scams that are out there and some tips to recognize these scams. The article lists 6 common scams that are currently popular, from check cashing and stuffing envelopes to phishing scams.

Titled, "Too Good to Be True? Six Common Job Scams", the article begins:

Lured by convenience and seemingly easy money, more and more people are falling prey to job scams. Particularly vulnerable are people who want or need to work from home and those who are looking supplement their income. Those who fall victim can suffer serious consequences including debt collection and criminal charges.

Read full article

I have seen all these scams out there - even some listed on careerbuilder or monster as job opportunities. I think I even answered one for the check cashing deal, but once I got the full info emailed to me, I noticed it just didn't seem right. It's incredible that people can take advantage of others so easily. But, unfortunately, it's true. So just be careful folks - you definitely don't want to get caught up in some illegal money laundering scam when you're just trying to make a few extra bucks to feed your children! :smh:

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Friday, November 17, 2006

What would you do?

What do you all think? Motherhood Uncensored posted about the recent incident involving Delta airlines where a breast feeding woman was asked to leave the flight.

I found myself thinking - What would I have done? I know I wouldn't use the blanket, especially because it would be even more uncomfortable and very hot for the baby. But, would I have taken the blanket just to shut the flight attendant up, even if I didn't use it? Would I have told her off for even suggesting I needed to use it? What about my husband? What would he have done?

According to the article, the woman was being discreet and her husband was sitting next to her. I gotta admit, it doesn't seem very likely that anyone could even have seen anything to even have the chance to be "offended". And even if they saw something, why would that be so offensive? She is merely feeding her kid. I see plenty of people wearing jeans so low that when they bend, I can see their ass crack hanging out. Isn't that much worse?

If you wish, you can sign a petition against Delta. Let me know - What would you have done?

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Hey mooooooooom

In response to Plain Jane Mom's post, The Zero Boss suggested she watch the following video. Baby girl doesn't talk just yet - well she says a few words here and there - so I guess this is what I have to look forward to in another year or so. You're gonna love it!

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Babies shouldn't watch TV!!!!

I've posted some cartoons in the past relating to pregnancy and motherhood which I think are cute and make me smile. They are done by Everyday People Cartoons. There are cartoons on plenty of other subjects too. Here's another one I like - well this one is also on mommyhood, but if you check out the website, I promise there are other subjects as well! ;)

Now, I especially like this one because I do this all the time. :gasp: Oh no! How horrible of me - babies shouldn't watch TV until at least age 2, right?! Whatever. Baby girl loves her Baby Einstein and other Disney shows. I've watched them all and since they all teach something in the process, I doubt I'm rotting her brain too much. Besides, she doesn't get that much time in front of the TV, only for times like these where you just need a moment to get dinner going, or need to run to the bathroom, or need to make a call, or - hmmmm, they seem to be adding up. Anyway, you get my drift. I'm really not that bad. I do read to her, play with her, and such, all non-TV activities. I'm not such a horrible mother, then, right? ;)

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

It's True!

I was bored and decided to browse Blogthings. I took the Who's Your Inner European quiz and guess what????!!! I am indeed of Spanish heritage! Now if you don't know, I am Puerto Rican, which of course means I have Spanish blood, but if you don't believe me, see for yourself! lol :D

Your Inner European is Spanish!

Energetic and lively.
You bring the party with you!

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Really? I never noticed...

I came across an article on MSNBC.com today titled "U.S. report: Racial disparities continue". My first thought was - no kidding. The report details how there is a gap amongst whites, blacks, and hispanics concerning education, income, and home ownership.

Here's a little excerpt:

Decades after the civil rights movement, racial disparities in income, education and home ownership persist and, by some measurements, are growing.

White households had incomes that were two-thirds higher than blacks and 40 percent higher than Hispanics last year, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

White adults were also more likely than black and Hispanic adults to have college degrees and to own their own homes. They were less likely to live in poverty.

Read full article at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15704759

Now I ask you - Did we really need to do the research? It's not like we didn't already know that. And if you didn't already know this, then I guess this article was made for you. Go, read, learn.

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Monday, November 13, 2006

A MySpace for moms!

I heard about this new site - connectingmoms.com - and it's basically a myspace for moms. It's got some of the same features, but with a more mom-friendly environment. Just thought I'd let you all know!

Let me know if you sign up, so I can send you the link to my profile!

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Hawaiian Luau Recipes - HELP!

So we're having a luau here at work. I've never been to a luau. I don't know what hawaiian dishes entail. Anyone have any tips? I need to come up with a hawaiian(ish) dish to bring to this luau. HELP!

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

All is Lost

Lost is taking a break from season 3! I have to wait until FEBRUARY before a new episode will be shown. How can they make me wait that long?

In other news - we picked out all our options for the house. You can sure spend a lot of money in upgrades at that design studio! But, I did get my stainless steel kitchen! Here's what my fridge will look like - well, minus the nice array of fruits/vegetables and wine bottles.

Now that the house situation is pretty much set up, I have to start planning the lil monkey's 1st birthday party. I only have a month left and I haven't even bought invitations or written up a guest list! I guess that gives me a to-do list for the weekend...

Have a great 3-day weekend everyone!

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

New site for moms

I found a new site for moms. It has newsletters with tips on health, money, pregnancy, children, free offers, etc.
They also have a forum where you can "talk" to other moms!

Click here to check it out

Let me know what you think of it.

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I'm a chick!

Check it out! I'm a blogging chick!

If you want to join their blogroll, visit
http://bloggingchicks.blogspot.com/2006/04/blogging-chicks-blogroll.html for more information.

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10 Tips for Balancing Work and Motherhood

Great article I found on MSNBC.com - I think I need to do some of these things myself.

By Lisa Druxman

Although there’s no secret recipe to balancing work and motherhood, there are thousands of women out there who have learned to do it successfully, women who’ve taken on this challenge before us and have come out on top.

I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to interview many, many entrepreneurial moms. And without fail, at some point during our conversation, they all say the same thing: “When I’m working, I feel like I should be with my kids. But when I’m with my kids, I feel like I should be working.” But that guilt doesn’t stop us from striving for success in both work and as a mother--we want to be able to do them both and do them both well. And if you ask any mom entrepreneur, they’ll probably tell you what they’re doing now is the most rewarding thing they’ve ever done. It’s certainly not easy, but it’s worth it.

I know for a fact that any one solution won’t work for everyone. But I’ve found some common themes among the successful working moms that I know, and here are their 10 tips for being both a terrific mom and business owner.

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