April Embick

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  • in reply to: What are your gardening secrets to keep bugs away? #230207

    I plant lavender and marigolds around the perimeter of my garden. Not only does it keep some of the vegetable eating bugs away but it also looks & smells wonderful!

  • in reply to: Blogger Forum #113377

    I don’t have much going yet but I have been recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia so I am trying to find out what helps and what doesn’t. I know more natural products seem to be less triggering for the migraines I get. So I am checking out some of your blogs. I don’t have much of a blog but I do have a Facebook Page I post on… https://www.facebook.com/april.k.embick

  • in reply to: Easy Christmas cookies recipes #113375

    Wicked Easy Kids Cookies

    1 cup butter
    2 cups sugar
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 1⁄2 cups flour
    1⁄2 cup of any mix in you want (we love chopped peanut butter cups)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Cream butter and sugar in bowl until fluffy.
    Add egg and mix until well blended.
    Mix in baking powder and extract.
    Add Mix Ins
    Add flour by 1/4 cup at a time. This makes mixing a lot easier, and is better if working with children. If batter is slightly too thin, add flour by teaspoonfuls until desired texture is attained.
    Drop cookies onto baking sheet by tablespoonfuls. Spray with baking spray if needed. These tend to spread out a lot, so it may be best to only put 6-8 on each baking sheet.
    Bake for 14-17 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.

  • in reply to: Party planning #113373

    We have a Mom’s Group that meets up at a park on days we do sampling so we use the little pavilion there for the Mom’s to try/sample/learn the product (As long as it doesn’t need heated) and we have a few older children like my oldest who is 18 who helps keep an eye on the kids while the play their socks off and give the mom’s a break. So sometimes having a not inside location can be a great idea!

  • Check with your school district or local YMCA sometimes they do a babysitter class at a discount that includes cpr/first aid certification as well as other important necessary tools and information they should know in order to be a proper babysitter. A lot of times too they will do mock incidents, testing and let you know if they think your child is ready or what age levels they are ready to babysit.

  • in reply to: DIY Christmas gifts for grandparents #113365

    Our kids made coupon books with their names and pictures on it…. it said Redeem this coupon for:
    1) Dinner Date
    2) Movie Night
    3) Sleep Over
    4) Cookie Party
    5) Mommy & Daddy can’t say no day

    They laughed so hard because there were 20 coupons in each book and said to the kids sooo should we just circle 5 and do all of the above because they can’t tell us no and smiled. I think our parents turned into monsters when the grandkids were born LOL!

  • in reply to: Student volunteering/community service #113362

    In our area in order to graduate all students must do 30 hours of community service and create a presentation based on what they did to 3 randomly chosen teachers. I think it is a great thing! It exposes them to all of the volunteer opportunities that are available in the community and how without people that provide their help without expecting to be paid for it other than the satisfaction of giving back they wouldn’t exist. I know there are a few that have actually gone on to continue volunteering after their project because of the impact it made on them. One of them just got promoted as a Captain of a volunteer fire department in a near by town. So, what does it hurt to have them do it? There were some parents against it saying it wouldn’t be fair if their child failed because they didn’t do the project. I replied with my thought of what kind of example would it be on a college application for them to say I would have been Valedictorian but I couldn’t be bothered to volunteer for 30 hours in my community.

  • in reply to: diaper rash #113356

    We have a little guy who every time he teethes he gets severe diarrhea and rash. We avoid wipes whenever possible and put him directly in the tub with running water for a bit to clean him off then of course once most of the poo is gone fill it and add a bit of baking soda in it and let him sit and play a bit. If possible we try to let him air dry then diaper up that way it’s allowed to breathe a bit. Then we use Dr. Smith’s on the go spray so we don’t have to touch the area and then diaper up with pampers pure (or any of the non bleach fragrance free diapers out there) until he’s good to go back to our regular diaper routine. Even with regular on the spot changing and being super mom babies get diaper rash. Some more than others and then some get extreme rash no matter what you do. Don’t stress or feel like a bad mom or a failure. If you feel like you are make a chart to record every time you change, what you used, what you did, what the baby did… then look at it after a day or two….. you will realize that you are amazing even when you don’t feel like it. 🙂

  • in reply to: What are some products used for eczema #113351

    I just stumbled upon this thread and can’t say thank you enough. My 6 y/o daughter just suddenly started getting eczema on her backside and legs out of nowhere. They suggested a steroid cream and I didn’t feel comfortable using it with her being so little. I plan on starting at the top and working down. Thank you so much guys!

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