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Do you shop at Trader Joes? What do you think about this blogger's list of four things you SHOLDN'T buy at the store?

My husband and I discovered Trader Joe's a few months ago, so a blog listing the four things customers should avoid at the store caught my attention.Here is the list: …Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in General Chat on Thursday.

What's your take on this ad that compared circumcision to child molestation??

An ad recently released by an anti-circumcision group has moms very upset. The ad basically says that even though children won't remember having a circumcision - just like they might not remember…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in In the News: General Chat on Thursday.

Do you buy your child's teacher(s) Christmas gifts? 1 Reply

There are only two more school days before Christmas break! Do you have your child bring in a Christmas gift to his or her teacher? If so, what are you sending in ? For the past and present teachers…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in Children: School Age. Last reply by Ramona Miller-Ridlon on Thursday.

New to Gainesville with a very serious [beauty] question 4 Replies

Ok, it isn't THAT serious :) But for other women like me, you'll understand.  I've been here a little over a month, and I've been holding out on getting my hair done due to pregnancy, but it can go…Continue

Tags: #pleasehelp, #suggestionsneeded, #hairsnob, #911, #newtotown

Started by Robin Lynn in Beauty & Style. Last reply by Keira Provan on Thursday.

FDA Warning: Stay Away From 'Keepsake' Ultrasounds

I just read an article published a few days ago about the possible dangers of getting too many ultrasounds/using heartbeat monitors too much when pregnant. Apparently the FDA is trying to spread the…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in Pregnancy: Health & Wellness on Wednesday.

Parents of infant hand out gifts bags to fellow passengers on their flight

We've all heard of, experienced, or even been the parent of a crying child on a flight. Considerate parents of an almost 1-year-old girl are making headlines for preemptively apologizing for the…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in In the News: General Chat on Monday.

E-Z Go Paks

Did you know that millions of plastic bags go to the landfills each year?Well, I have a solution to that problem.  It is the E-Z-Go Paks.  They will come in sandwich size (with a front pocket for…Continue

Tags: Eco-Friendly

Started by Virginia Lynn in Bartering Dec 14.

Are you insured through the Affordable Care Act/Obamaare?

I just read an article in The Sun that said Monday is a key date for people hoping to be insured through the Affordable Care Act. The article said that if people want coverage beginning Jan. 1, they…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in In the News: General Chat Dec 12.

Toy-related injuries are up 40 percent! Has your child ever gotten hurt by a toy?

According to a new study, toy-related injuries are up 40 percent based on emergency room stats from 1990 to 2011. One of the biggest culprits: ride-on toys.Here is more on the study: …Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in In the News: General Chat Dec 12.

Pregnant Oregon Woman Fired for Taking Too Many Bathroom Breaks!?

A pregnant mom in Oregon is filing a lawsuit against her former employer, claiming she was fired for taking too many bathroom breaks. Apparently her employer told her that she was "stealing from the…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in In the News: General Chat Dec 10.

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Stacy Fournier posted discussions
Ramona Miller-Ridlon replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion Do you buy your child's teacher(s) Christmas gifts?
"We have always given Publix gift certificates (Usually around $10). My thought is that everyone has to buy groceries!"
Keira Provan replied to Robin Lynn's discussion New to Gainesville with a very serious [beauty] question
"Salon Savoy is one I always recommend. These people have professionals but price is little bit more than other salon but no doubt in terms of services. You can view more information on their site and store as well. "
Stacy Fournier left a comment for Keira Provan
"Hello! Welcome to! We are so glad you have joined our amazing online community, where fellow moms are able to ask questions, share stories, and both give and get advice, support and encouragement. As a new member, I thought you…"


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Posted by Kelli Scarratt on September 14, 2014 at 11:02pm

Does anyone have used thi Child Airplane Travel Harness - Cares Safety Restraint System - in a air trip?

Hi My name is Laura Nino. I will travel oversees in December and thinking in trying this CARES safety restrain system instead of bringing my car seat to the flight. Does anyone has used it? What opinion do you have of it? I think is a little bit pricy and would like to know others opinions about it. Thanks! 

Posted by Laura Nino on September 4, 2014 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment


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