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by karlatrotman


August 29 2014, 0 Comments

Tweet After my boys graduated from those thick board books, we purchased tons of books with paper pages.  BAD mistake.  My boys would rip AT LEAST 3 pages per day and let’s face it, books are not cheap!  So this is what I started doing that not only SAVED me money, but also increased my boys’ library at a faster rate. I buy from A
Diastasis Splint

by karlatrotman


July 21 2014, 0 Comments

Tweet We have been waiting for a while to add the new Diastasis Rehab splints in the new Beige color.  Back when we started selling Diastasis Rehab splints (7 years ago), we sold both white and black.  We found that an overwhelming majority of people wanted the color black.  So we stuck with selling only black.   The beige color splint was supp
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by karlatrotman


July 16 2014, 0 Comments

Tweet I am humbled by two features in the media over the summer and I just had to share. My college – Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business interviewed me for an Alumni Spotlight.  The story highlights how I became and entrepreneur and focuses on what it takes to get there. Click on Article for Full Story I was also featu
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Delivery Day Made Easy: A Checklist for the Home and Hospital
May 15 2012, 0 Comments


No matter how many children someone has, getting ready to bring a baby home is an exciting experience. Whether it’s getting the nursery set up or trying to ensure that everything is ready for the day of delivery, there are plenty of activities the entire family can participate in, and some prior planning can go a long ways toward making this already exciting experience more enjoyable. [caption id="attachment_1883" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Courtesy of Jonny Goldstein"][/ [...]
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Mother's Day Gifts From Small Children
May 08 2012, 0 Comments


Every year I rush around trying to purchase Mother's Day gifts for not just my mother, but my mother-in-law, and two grandmothers. I hand the gifts to my two boys to present to our "mothers", but I realized last year, there is a huge disconnect. My boys would love the opportunity to contribute to that celebration of the women who have given us so much support. So this Mother's Day is our chance to do just that. This year, I decided to have my boys "create" their gifts. About a month ago, [...]
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Stonyfield Greek Yogurt FOR KIDS!!!
May 01 2012, 0 Comments


Since I have started on my healthy kick, my newest love is greek yogurt. First introduced to my by a worldly co-worker, I opened it up and thought, "there is no way I am eating this chunky stuff". I mean it looked like cottage cheese. That was enough for me to throw it away. But when I was looking for additional sources of protein, I found the greek yogurt has TWICE the amount of protein than regular yogurt, so I made the switch. As with most moms, whenever I sit down to eat something [...]
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Busy Mom - Not Ecofriendly
April 24 2012, 0 Comments


In January of this year I was on a show called, "The Revolution". They wanted to show a typical family and how our "convenient" lifestyle impacts the earth. The show connected me with Annie Leonard from YouTube viral video sensation, "Story of Stuff". Annie gave me some great ways to reduce. Here is the followup podcast interview: What simple changes can you make to impact the environment?
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BULLY
April 13 2012, 0 Comments


When you are a mother of little ones, the moment they are out from under your cover and introduced into the world, you worry. You want them to be safe, cared for and guarded, but you know that no one is going to do it to the same high level of caution as you the parent. Then introduce school...my eldest son is in Kindergarten and has ALREADY complained of some child bullying him. So when I was given the opportunity to preview the movie "Bully", I had to go. "They punch me in the [...]
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Pregnancy Over 35 – The Most Common Issues
April 03 2012, 0 Comments


Although it is said that the pregnancy of women over 35 is risky, it looks like these risks have been exaggerated. In the majority of the cases the outcome is perfect. It is true that the chances of the appearance of certain complications is higher than in case of younger women, but still the most influential factor in this case is the health of the mother before conceiving. This is good because it is a factor that you can control. [caption id="attachment_1819" align="aligncenter" width= [...]
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Time Out for Mommy
March 30 2012, 1 Comments


Earlier this month my lovely blogging buddy Jo-Lynne invited me to an exclusive event. It was called Face 2 Face with Theraderm. It was an opportunity to get pampered and learn about products and services that you may have seen before, but never tried. Face 2 Face Event by Therapon The event took place at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern on a gorgeous Saturday morning. If you have never been to this hotel, its quite a little gem. I have been there for several events, but never in their suites. [...]
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Finally, a Fast and Easy Way to Take Your Child's Temperature
March 29 2012, 0 Comments


As a mom, a thermometer is the one tool that you must have handy at all times. And not one of those thermometers that you have to put under a squirmy kid's arm for like 12 minutes. I'm talking one that you can grab at two o'clock in the morning when your child is groaning, you have one eye open, and need a quick read on the situation. Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer I recently received a sample thermometer from Vicks to try out. As a total gadget girl, I was really excited to start taking ever [...]
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Is Your Family Prepared in the Case of an Emergency?
March 16 2012, 0 Comments


March is Red Cross Month. It is a time to educate everyone about the work of the American Red Cross and how its survival relies solely upon public donations. Take some time to make sure that you and your family are prepared in the case of an emergency. Ask Yourself The Following Questions 1. Does you family have an emergency plan/preparedness kit? Personally, I don't know what I would do in the case of a late night fire or earthquake. The Red Cross has created a checklist for famili [...]
Do Something for YOURSELF!
February 10 2012, 2 Comments


I have been wearing glasses since I was in the 7th grade. I was super excited for the change, up until my classmates made fun of me. Luckily, I only had to wear them in order to see the chalkboard, but as I got older, glasses became a daily fixture on my face. Eventually, I got to the point where I really wanted contact lenses, but feared touching my eye on a daily basis. Thankfully, science came up with 30-day lenses which allowed me to wear contacts for one full month, minimizing the finge [...]
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