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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Need some support, help, a shoulder to cry on or just another mom friend to talk to! We are here! Our forums are open 24/7 , our moms are
As part of The Mommies Network, CentralFoothillsMommies.com is a free community for moms in Alexander, Catawba, Burke ,Caldwell and Iredell Counties, North Carolina. We realize that all moms need local support -- and who can't use another friend? CentralFoothillsMommies.com offers a simple way to connect with local moms for friendship, support and fun. Members meet on our private discussion forums to share information on everything from where to get the best haircut to tips on transitioning to a "big kid" bed. Each month, we also offer many face-to-face events for our members, their children and their families. Register today to access our discussion forums, events calendar and more! It's free and we'll keep your info secure and private.
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To provide a safe, secure, FREE place for mothers to find support and encouragement from other mothers and to empower them to be better women, parents and community leaders.
But CentralFoothillsMommies is more than just a community of moms. It's moms in and for the community. Our members work full time, stay home full time, work part time, represent many races, are pregnant for the first time, are adoptive moms, were adopted themselves, recently moved to the area, have lived here all our lives, have twins, are happy with one, are single moms, are searching out schools and have watched their kids graduate. In other words, we are a reflection of mothers in the real world. And we help out our neighbors as much as ourselves through organized fundraisers and other charity events - specifically those focused on providing for mothers and their children.
Do you live in the counties of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba or the Statesville/Iredell area?? We are looking for you, join today for free, just click the registration link below, safe, secure and private. Much safer than a Facebook group, we check all registrations to keep you safe and our site secure.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
CentralfoothillsMommies, a chapter of The Mommies Network, is proud to offer another "CFM has Heart Project" this quarter by collecting items to keep the less fortunate warm this winter.
We are collecting new and gently used coats, jackets, scarves, gloves, mittens, hats etc. to be donate to local shelters in the 5 counties that our local "moms support group" serves.
So get to cleaning out those closets and basements, find any gently used items that your own family is not in need of any more. If you are out Christmas shopping and find some awesome deals on coats, go ahead and pick up some for the less fortunate also. We do have tax forms if you need on effort the end of the year's taxes. We are a 501(3)b nonprofit organization so your contribution is always tax deductible .
Please email me for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or to arrange a pickup.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Make somebody's day by ordering a letter or package from the Santa, delivered in time for Christmas.
#Christmas magic in the mail from the North Pole #Santa #mommiesnetwork, imagine the excitement on little faces, order your Letters from Santa Here
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Fun, Games,Bounce Houses, Costume Contest, join us today!
The Legends and The Estates Fall Fest!
Open to the public, bring a friend.
A CentralfoothillsMommies.com family friendly community!
If there is one thing no one wants with their Halloween costume, it’s toxic chemicals. But that may very well be the case according to the results of our new HealthyStuff.org study of 106 common Halloween related products purchased from retailers including CVS, Kroger, Party City, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens. The products were tested for chemicals based on their toxicity or tendency to build up in people and the environment. These chemicals include lead, bromine (brominated flame retardants), chlorine (vinyl/PVC plastic), phthalates, cadmium, arsenic, tin (organotins), and mercury.
The results showed that 33 of the 106 products contained vinyl (polyvinyl chloride, abbreviated PVC). Two items contained high levels of phthalates that were recently banned in children’s products, including a Walmart Toddler Batman Muscle Costume. Vinyl products were also twice as likely to contain tin—indicating the presence of organotin chemicals—as non-vinyl materials. Five of the 106 products were measured to have high levels of lead and an additional seven had lower lead levels.
Ten of the products, mostly decorations and party accessories, contained levels of bromine consistent with the presence of brominated flame retardants. These items included:
Finally, almost one-third of the products contained antimony, which is used as a catalyst in synthetic fabric production and at higher levels, as a flame retardant.
The study also documented an ongoing shift away from phthalate plasticizers in many products. Fifteen of the vinyl items tested were plasticized with less-toxic DOTP, which we hope indicates that companies are becoming more chemically conscious.
So... to avoid unnecessary toxic chemicals, here are some tips for having a GreenHalloween!
Creative Costumes: Skip the store-bought plastic or vinyl costumes, especially masks. Vinyl may contain hormone-disrupting phthalates. Thirty-three of the 106 tested Halloween products contained vinyl, including two items containing phthalates that were recently banned in children’s products.
Make up and Masks: Vinyl and other plastics are even worse when they cover your or your child’s face. Halloween make-up may contain heavy metals or ingredients linked to cancer and other health concerns. Instead:
Carving Pumpkins: Don’t let all those good pumpkin guts go to waste!
Trick or Treating: Ten percent of the products we tested contained levels of bromine consistent with brominated flame retardants, including two Disney-themed Trick-or-Treat bags. Leave potentially toxic bags and one-time use plastic buckets on the shelf.
Decorations: Decorating for Halloween shouldn’t bring unnecessary toxics into your home. Vinyl wall stickers can contain regulated phthalates, such as the Disney Wall Art set we tested which contained 16% regulated phthalates.
Be safe and have fun!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Warning: Homework Crossing
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Middle School Moms~~ Get Ready For A Book Club Just For You! #middleschoolmakeover #moms #teens #tweens
Middle School Moms, this one is just for you, a book club with topics that discuss your tweens and teens. Are you frustrated with the attitudes, questions about sex, social media problems, cell phones and secrecy? How about dating, friends , bullies and even more?
Michelle Icard offers creative and constructive advice for navigating through these tough times in her book Middle School Makeover:
Between funny yet informative stories and scientific facts about the changes a teen brain is undergoing, she imparts priceless wisdom on how to make the middle school experience the best it can be for both you and your child!
Here’s how this will work: every Thursday on The Mommies Network blog the book club hostess will be posting discussion questions, supplemental information, and other fun things relating to the reading for that week.
Here’s how you can participate: check back with the blog weekly and share all of your thoughts, comments, experiences and reactions. This is your club and we want to hear what you think!
Here’s the reading schedule:
Thursday, September 11: Introduction and Chapter 1 (pages 1-20)
Thursday, September 18: Chapter 2 (pages 21-36)
Thursday, September 25: Chapter 3 (pages 37-49)
Thursday, October 2: Chapter 4 (pages 50-62)
Thursday, October 9: Chapter 5 (pages 63-81)
Thursday, October 16: Social Media and Sex talks (pages 82-95)
Thursday, October 23: Friends, Fights, and Bullies (pages 97-114)
Thursday, October 30: Fashion, Trouble, and Cell Phones (pages 115-130)
Thursday, November 6: Dating and Independence (pages 131-150)
Thursday, November 13: Finishing Touches (pages 151-174)
We also hope to include some live chat sessions, stay tuned for those dates as we get further into the book. On behalf of The Mommies Network, Welcome to the book club!
Visit the Book Club here:
Link to get your copy of the book or ebook for kindle app here--- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I2ZW4DQ#
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
- Foam Shaving Cream (not the gel)
- Paints in an assortment of colors
- Heavy card stock or construction paper
- Spatula or ruler
- Skewer or little fingers!
- Large cookie sheet or use smaller individual trays, one for each child
1. Spray a few lines of shaving cream onto the sheet and use the spatula or ruler to spread out the shaving cream flat and in a square or rectangle about the size of the paper.
2. Add a few random dots of paint or food coloring around the shaving cream palette.
3. Use the skewer to make swirls with the paint in free-flowing circles or waves and if you have little kids, just let them go nuts with their fingers.
4. Place the paper into the shaving cream with the right-side facing down so that when you pull the paper off, the paint is on the correct side.
5. Gently push the paper into the shaving cream so that all surfaces touch and allow it to sit for about 10 seconds before carefully peeling the paper off of the shaving cream.
6. Place the paper on a flat surface (in my case, I had another foil-lined sheet pan at the ready) and carefully scrape all of the shaving cream off of the paper to reveal the magical marbling below!
From here, take some time to admire your work and see what imaginative images your kids can find! Can you spot the hidden smiley face that appeared in my swirls? In addition to your classic refrigerator pin-up, here are some other creative uses for your pint-sized Picasso's masterpiece:
- Make DIY bookmarks to give as Christmas gifts to the readers you love
- Use the brown paper bags from the grocery store in your shaving cream paint project and have unique book covers for school next year
- Frame it so you always have a custom piece of art in your office or work space
- A DIY puzzle: Cut it into a bunch of different pieces that your kids can put back together and learn about how shapes and patterns relate to each other
Rheney Williams is a prolific crafter with a background in theatre arts. Besides writing about projects for Home Depot, Rheney is currently putting her DIY expertise to work by remodeling her first home and experimenting with colors and textures in her home decor.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Check our calendar on CentralfoothillsMommies for exact details and time to meet, not a member? Well
its time for you to join us Here CentralfoothillsMommies.com register for free!
Friday, August 15, 2014
Guest Writer/Blogger: Umm Lyla
Jewelry- Sentimental mothers are taking baby keepsakes go the next level and forever immortalizing their nursing days into fashionable jewelry. Several Online shops offer this off-beat service, taking a few precious drops of your breast milk and returning it back to you in petrified, bead form. The milk beads are highly customizable and are offered in a variety of designs. Several shops will even inscribe your child's name on the adornments, or include a personalized message. Whether you're wearing your petrified body fluid on your neck or next to some gems as a bracelet, it will never go bad. Birth control- Women that are exclusively breastfeeding may not need to worry about birth control. Countless medical studies have shown that a lactating woman's menstruation is delayed for the first six months after childbirth, making pregnancy highly unlikely. Sound too good to be true? It's not. When a woman is breastfeeding, she does not release the hormones that signal her body to ovulate. Of course, nothing is fool proof and safe sex should always be practiced. Using a secondary form of birth control such as condoms is recommended.
Visit www.themommiesnetwork.org for Breastfeeding Support and more information about breastfeeding, milk donation and other topics of interest.
Our local chapter here in the North Carolina foothills has an active Breastfeeding support forum with many experienced moms who have breastfed their children and can offer answers to many questions or just a shoulder to cry on at 4am if you need it (there are posts to prove it) lol. Register for free today
Thank you to our guest blogger Umm Lyla for an informative article about alternative uses for breast milk.