UPrinting.com Giveaway!

We all have those special photos and pictures we’d like to showcase in a special way. What a better way then with a canvas print. I’m taking part in a giveaway with UPrinting.com and you can too. UPrinting.com has lots of options when it comes to Canvas Prints including a very cool rolled out canvas that takes only one day to print! They’re great for your home or to give as a gift. Scroll down to find out how to enter to win a free one.

Prize Information

16″ x 20″ Rolled Canvas Print for one winner
With 2″ border or No border
1 Business day print turnaround time
Free US shipping only

1. This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old and above.
2. No prize substitutions allowed.
3. Winners are allowed to win once over a six-month period.
4. Only email addresses used for the giveaway will be eligible to claim the prize.
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Deadline : May 3, 2012

What if Babies Were Born With Teeth?

   Okay, so if you’ve ever gone through labor, the thought of a baby being born with teeth is enough to make you want to curl up in a fetal position. But, as a mother dealing with a teething baby, I have to tell you, it may not be as bad as what I am dealing with now. It may sound twisted, but when you are woken up four times a night, within six hours a few nights a week, your mind darts into some dark places. This is one of them.

  So, what if babies were born with teeth? First and foremost, breastfeeding may be a challenge to say the least. My cut off for breastfeeding is when a tooth pops up. You can’t rip a nip. Enough said. If babies had teeth, maybe they could eat real food sooner. It’s not like you would serve a t-bone for his first meal, but it would be nice to offer something substantial.

  If babies were born with teeth, there would be no use for those dumb teething rings.  They never really worked for my kids. My first child would keep it in her mouth for a few seconds then throw it on the ground. My six month old wears it as a bracelet now after she puts it in her mouth for awhile. At least the girl can accessorize. Another thing…without teething rings, you would have to find another cheap basket stuffer for all those baby showers.

   If babies were born with teeth, there would also be no use for baby Orajel. Another useless product in my book. I always end up getting the gel on their tongues or lips and they scream even more because now they can’t feel anything except for something ripping their gums apart.

   No one said teething was fun. The poor babies are just downright miserable and so are the parents. So since babies are not born with teeth I raise my third cup of coffee to more sleepless nights, crying, drooling, and fussiness. And that’s just me! One thing is for sure. Teething really bites.

The Good, The Bad, and The Potty

   A few months back I wrote about the trials of potty training my oldest daughter. A few accidents and several loads of laundry later, I am happy to say ciao ciao to the diapers and hello to our new BFF Mrs. Potty. That’s the good part, along with saving a few bucks each month. But, before I toilet paper the bathroom in celebration, I have to admit sometimes it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. I know, I know, I’m never happy.

   Here’s the bad part. I can now say I’ve been to just about every bathroom just about everywhere you can think of. Stores, restaurants, even hospitals. If I’m having a really good day, I get to see them a few times during each visit. I know, don’t be jealous. One time while we were eating out, I heard “mommy, pee pee”, a total of four times. I spent more time in the bathroom than at the table! Two of those times were false alarms though. Nevertheless, you can never be so sure. Another time we were at a place where the bathrooms were up a narrow hallway. After our third trip, I told her to just go in her pull-up. I know, I know, bad mommy. But, she wouldn’t. Good girl, I guess. Needless to say that was my workout for the day.

   Our new thing though is to go into a public bathroom, check out the toilet, and then shake our head in disgust and walk out. I can’t really tell if she had to go in the first place or is writing a book about the best and worst toilets. I hope she’s not on a path of becoming one of those people who can only go to the bathroom at home. Boy will we be in trouble!

   It really is a love-hate relationship with the good old potty. She loves it and sometimes I hate to take her. But, there’s no turning back now.