Saturday, July 6, 2013

What Would You Do If Your 12 Month Old's Blood Test Came Back Positive For Lead?

This is what happened to us. Hailey's finger prick came positive for lead. She could of touched our floors, walls, small carpet in front of our fridge, her stroller? Maybe she touched a toy with lead paint on it in our home? Maybe it's our end tables, her pack and play, her clothing? Maybe, it's the food, baby food, that she has been eating?

Lead in baby food? Why would there be lead in baby food? Because, there is! Yep, you heard me right, there is lead in the very baby food that Hailey, and many other babies, have been eating!!! There is also lead in Del Monte and Dole packed fruits! Nice huh!

California is really strict about how much lead and other things go into foods packaged and sold in their state, and I feel that ALL 50 states should also follow their lead (funny how the two words are the same, sound different, and mean different things, I had to look them up). But, lead in baby food? Who would have ever thought that baby food could harm a baby? I never did, but I do now.

There is a printable list of ALL of the baby food that is safe, and those that tested not safe. Here is information on the case still pending in CA.

There is also a printable list of other foods, that children and adults alike have certainly eaten at one time or another, that were found to contain lead, and those foods that were tested, that didn't contain lead.

Hailey won't be eating anything on these lists, nor will my other children or I. I am also going to go through ALL of our clothing. Because did you know, clothing can contain lead too. I feel that minimizing our family's exposure at this point should be done. Even if the blood drawn from Hailey's arm comes back fine, I am still going to minimize the lead exposure in our home and bodies.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 7/6

$50 GC to Wow Vintage - U.S. - Runaway in LA *RC

Dermagist item from the Ultimate Clarifying System - U.S. - Lynchburg Coupon Mama *GT

Original Dish Drying Mat (3 winners) - U.S. - Lynchburg Coupon Mama *GT

Pound Puppies - Mission: Adoption DVD - U.S. - Lynchburg Coupon Mama *GT

18 Tags for Bridal Showers, Wedding Showers, and more, from Word Letterpress Etsy shop - U.S. - Peonies & Champagne *RC

Seventh Generation Gift Basket - U.S. - Charlene Chronicles *PS

Coupon for Free Soft Scrub (3 winners) - U.S. - Why? Because I'm the Mommy *RC 

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Personalized Book of your choice from I See Me (3 winners) - U.S. - Bird's Party Blog *RC

YakPak Bag of your choice - U.S. -kitschy *RC

Coupon for FREE Dial Body wash (3 winners) - U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters *RC

Friday, July 5, 2013

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 7/5

Six months of EquityLock Protector ($470 value) and a $15 Home Improvement GC - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

$71 worth of Mally beauty product goodness including: Her Ultimate Performance Dream Brow and her Diamond Un-Powder - U.S. - The Staten Island Family

One month subscription to Escape Monthly - U.S. - Chestnut Grove Academy *RC

Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - Saving Cent by Cent *RC

Autographed Copy of "Gospel Centered Womanhood" - book - U.S. - Where My Soul Belongs *RC

FAB Smile prize pack of your choice - U.S. - A Bit of Everything *GT

Southern Living’s "Around the Southern Table" by Rebecca Lang - U.S. - Mom's Plans

If the Shoe Fits - book - US/CAN - In the Hammock Blog *RC

Tidy Tots Disposable Potty Chair Liners - U.S. - Giveaways For Moms by Moms *GT

Tidy Tots Disposable Potty Chair Liner
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Ayurvedic Roast Certified Organic Coffee - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

Seventh Generation Gift Basket - U.S. - Everything's Abuzz *RC

RoboBug by SmartLab Toys - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

$25 GC to Pink Blush Maternity - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweentest *RC

Ellen Barrett Live: Super Fast Body Blast DVD - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey *GT

Three cans of Wellness Signature Selects canned cat food - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Hailey's 12 month check up and Finger Prick! OUCH!

Hailey had her 12 month check up yesterday. She weighs 18lbs. 12 oz. now! Finally gaining a little weight. Well, they pricked her middle finger on her left hand, and she got the first band-aid off in the Dr. office. So I asked for more and more gauze. Thinking that in 5 or 10 more minutes, that it would stop bleeding. Well, it didn't stop, for hours!!!

I put on one of the cloth band-aids that I had in the diaper bag and she couldn't get it off. She finally fell asleep on the way to lunch, and she ate lunch with it on. Thought we were in the clear and she would leave it alone? Nope. We get home, her face, knees, left hand, and shirt are covered in blood and her finger is just leaking blood everywhere. So I brought her inside the house, cleaned it off, got another New band-aid, a bigger one, and she did leave it alone and took a nap.

I called a friend who is a nurse at a peds office, and I asked her how do I make it stop bleeding, and she mentioned putting ice on it. That didn't help. We also joked about putting it in flour, like you do when you cut too close to a dog's vein when you clip their nails, and she said that I could try corn starch. My husband came home and bought some at the store, at 6pm at night. I unwrapped her finger, and it was still wanting to bleed, a lot. My mom also mentioned using a cotton ball, which I know can help. (I don't know why they don't use cotton balls after doing this in the ped. office, but I am going to suggest it next time I go.) So I cleaned her finger, dipped it in corn starch, put a cotton ball over it, and another big band-aid. Well, it worked. She kept it on all night long. When she woke up this morning, I took the band-aid off, and her finger finally sealed itself. She had her finger pricked around 12noon, and it bled until after 6pm. So frustrating and stressful. She kept saying Owe, owe, owe when she'd touch it. Poor baby. She made me hold her until it was her bedtime after her nap. I am so glad that she's the last one of our babies. I love kids, but I couldn't go through this again. 

*I posted this because it was and is a true story. I didn't get paid for posting this at all. I am sharing one link above because it posts seven natural ways to make a cut or nick stop bleeding.

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Two adorable Handmade Owl Bow Holders - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Artist Series Mobile Mouse from Microsoft - U.S. -

Papier de Maison Tablet or E-Reader Case - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Pair of Patriotic The Bra-Zing Bra Straps - U.S. - My Life On (and off) the Guest List *RC

Five (5) movie tickets to see Monsters’ University at a participating theater (ARV of each: $12). ONE $200 “Monster Cash” gift card and TWO Monsters’ University themed pillowcases (ARV of each: $20) - U.S. - The Staten Island Family

One Tier 18" French Netting Veil from Simply Bridal - U.S. - Doe Loves Buck *RC

Your choice of Handmade BEAUTIFUL Boppy Pillow Cover from Apples and 'Nanas Boutique Etsy store - U.S. - Apples and 'Nanas *FB *RC

Let's Jet (a game that teaches geography and strategy), Bee Alert (about a bear who loves honey), and Eye to Eye (a prediction game) by Simply Fun (7/5 @10am) - U.S. - Parent Map

8x10 Customized Canvas Print from Easy Canvas - U.S. - Family Centsability *RC

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Barefoot Woodworker T-Shirt - U.S. - The Barefoot Woodworker *RC

$25 GC to Pink Blush Maternity - U.S. - Songbirds and Buttons *RC

Real Kids Shades of your choice - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweentest *RC

Bink & Ollie DVD - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

Voice CD+G Karaoke Machine (@7pm EST) - U.S. - Celebrity Teen Scoop

Colortime Recycle Tote plus 3 Colortime Markers - U.S. - Devoted Mommy of 3 *RC

Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-Ray DVD combo pack - U.S. - Delco Deal Diva *RC

Sampler pack of Sprout Toddler Fruit & Veggie Crispy Chews and Fruity Yogurt Bites - US/CAN - Lilli Punkin *RC

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday My Sweet Hailey! (her birthday was yesterday July 2nd)

I love you so much. More than words can say. I knew that I wanted a 3rd child, but I never imagined just how much joy you would bring to me, your siblings, your father, and our family. Happy 1st Birthday sweet girl!

Hailey (newborn)

Hailey 3 weeks old

Hailey 3 months old

Hailey 7 months old

And finally, my One Year Old, Hailey Annalynn Dorothy K.

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MakIt Art Plate Kit - US/CAN - Makobi Scribe *GT

Polar Bear Cooler - U.S. - Coupon With Cents *RC

Chicago Museum of Science Family Four Pack of Tickets - Kid Things *RC
one pair of Michael Kors for Kids summer style shoes - See more at:
Tiffany & Co Key with your choice of chain length (16-24″) (7/3) - U.S. - Just the Write Escape *PS

$10 iTunes GC and Three Wallace Storybooks - U.S. - My Joy-Filled Life *RC

Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) - US/CAN - Kristie's Notes

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Bona Mop Hardwood Floor Mop, and your choice of the Hardwood Floor or the Stone, Tile and Laminate cartridge - US/CAN - Makobi Scribe *GT

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What's Your Ista T-Shirt - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

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Box of Milky from Tia and Tamera - U.S. - Mommy Bag *RC

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Oliver’s Labels camp package - US/CAN - Kids On A Plane *RC

SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180 - U.S. - Piece of Me *RC

One pair of Michael Kors shoes for kids - U.S. - Simple Sojourns *RC

The Garfield Show: Pizza Dreams DVD - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

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Coupon for one Seattle’s Best Frozen Coffee Blends (50 winners) - U.S. - my crazy good life *RC

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"Delivery Man," starring Vince Vaughn, Movie Trailer!

DELIVERY MAN stars Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders and Chris Pratt. In the film, Vince Vaughn plays an affable underachiever looking for his purpose in life, when he finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them want to meet their biological father.

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DELIVERY MAN releases in theaters on November 22nd!

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Super Squeezies Insulated Lunch Box (perfect for keeping the Super Squeezies cold until it’s time for lunch at school or summer camp) and a box of Super Squeezies (3 winners) - U.S. - The Staten Island Family

Dreft Baby Laundry Soap - U.S. - OMG There's 3 *GT

The Healthy Pure Vanilla Collection (The Healthy Fragrance, The Healthy Fragrance Roller-Ball, and
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Find JOY in the Journey eBook - My Joy-Filled Life *RC

PUR Advanced Faucet Water Filter (valued at SRP $34.99) (@11pm CST) - All 50 U.S. States - life love beauty  

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

Sensory Weighted Blanket - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Lillarose flexi-clip (winner's choice up to $16) - U.S. - Luv Saving Money *GT

You Were Always in My Heart - book (helps explain adoption to young children) - U.S. - Satisfaction Through Christ *RC

Chicken Soup for the Soul Raising Kids on the Spectrum - book (3 winners) - US/CAN - Emily Reviews *GT

Backyard Safari Outfitters Walkie Talkies and the Land & Water Habitat - U.S. - The noise of boys *RC

Jack the Giant Slayer DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack - US/CAN - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Cody the Robosapien on DVD - US/CAN - Heck of a Bunch *RC

1st Winner: Reusable Mesh Bag filled with Goodies (Full size unscented soap, a vanilla lip balm with SPF 15, 2 oz bottles of shampoo and conditioner, a brightening facial cleanser, a tinted lip shimmer, a packet of natural and unscented laundry soap, a sample of facial scrub, and a couple of bug repellent wipes) 2nd Winner: Small sample bag with an Acure Organics Dark Chocolate + Mint Lip Balm and several foil packet samples - U.S. - beautiful basics *RC

Monday, July 1, 2013

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 7/1

Bejeweled Freenzy card game - U.S. - Sensibly Sara *RC

Golden Glow Cuff from Jewel Kade - U.S. - Lee la la *RC

Crayola Toys - U.S. - The Staten Island Family

Flat panel SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180 - U.S. - Southern Kissed *RC

Mike the Knight: Knight in Training DVD - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Robyn Tunic from Everly Grey Maternity - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweenest *RC

Heaven is for Real for Little Ones - board book - U.S. - My Four Monkeys *RC

Brave Knight Bible (2 winners) - U.S. - My Four Monkeys *RC

Tree Top Crib Bedding from Skip Hop ($129 value) - U.S. - The Staten Island family

Produce Box with over 10 pounds of fresh produce from Winder Farms. The giveaway is open to new AND existing customers in Utah, Mesquite or Las Vegas, NV area (@2pm CST) - Your Golden Ticket Blog *GT

$10 Walmart GC - U.S. - House Of A Thousand Dreams *RC 

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Rollie EggMaster - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

$10 Children's Place GC - U.S. - Saving Cent by Cent *RC

Purina Pro Plan Puppy or Kitten Formula - U.S. - Baby and the Chi's *RC

$50 GC to Vonbon (clothing) - Sex and the Suburb *RC

Ice tea kit from Mighty Leaf (4 iced tea flavors, a Takeya pitcher, and a Takeya take-away pitcher) - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

SANUS T.T. Mount - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews *RC

Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub and Blemish Treating Astringent (5 winners) - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Classroom friendly supplies Pencil Sharpener - U.S. - Coupon With Cents *RC

Babyletto Hudson Crib in Grey - US/CAN -  Baby Cafe *RC

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 6/30

Mike the Knight DVD and more (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Coupon for Dial Body Wash (3 winners) - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

Patsy Catsos book - IBS-Free At Last - book - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews *RC

"My Favorite Place to Be" and "Wait a Minute" - children's books by Stevie Tenderheart - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

BeKool Itch Relief Patches (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Sippy Cup Strap (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Sea Sparkle Doll (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

CHANNELLOCK Pliers (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Excedrin Extra Strength Ourdoor Activity Pack - U.S. - gaynycdad

Family 4 Pack of Tickets to “SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure” in NYC (2 winners) - U.S. - gaynycdad

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

JackTheGiantSlayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) - U.S. - gaynycdad

Mattel’s Superman Man of Steel: Wrecking Ball Figure - U.S. - gaynycdad

Fisher-Price’s MonstersU Scare Floor Playset by Imaginext - U.S. - gaynycdad

Spin Master’s MonstersU Toxic Race Playset - U.S. - gaynycdad

Mike the Knight DVD “Knight in Training” and The Mike the Knight Sword and Shield Dress Up Set - U.S. - Babies Gotta Have It *RC

$15 iTunes GC - U.S. - blare Up

Summer Infant FUZE Stroller - U.S. - Married my sugar daddy

No-Ad Beach Bag Filled with Sunscreen (2 winners) - U.S. - Posh on a Budget

SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180 - U.S. - My Saving Game *RC

Babar Adventure Pack Triple DVD Set (7/1 @6am CST) - U.S. - Play That Now *GT

Bottle of Fizzion Pet Stain Remover (3 winners) - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweenest *RC

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Rodan + Fields Redefine Multi-Function Eye Cream ($59 value) - U.S. - Freebie Mommie *RC

Set of Fuzzy Ink Mustache Cookie Cutters - U.S. - Long Wait For Isabella *RC

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Dollar General/P&G Prize Pack (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Novica $50 Gift Card (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

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$25 iTunes Gift Card - U.S. - gaynycdad

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Two sets of Robofish - U.S. - Mama Dweeb *RC

Minnie's Wizard of Dizz DVD (@4pm CST) - U.S. - Savin' Green Mom *GT

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$25 Visa GC to see the film, the Fox Searchlight DVD pack including 500 Days of Summer and Little Miss Sunshine - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Angelorian Tradition Prize Pack (pink resin rose pin, a hand-made pink wool felt barrette/pin flower, a re-sizable peach resin rose ring, an Irish penny from the 1960's Lucky Magnet, a roll (5.5 yards x 1/2 inch) of floral fabric tape, a pink velvet ribbon and a Swarovski crystal book mark for a total value of $26.90) - U.S. - Cummins Life *RC

E-Cloth Dual Action Sponge - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Pendulum Necklace from Baroni Jewelry - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC