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July 28, 2004

A Call for Help

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Jade Walker, a writer/poet/editor whose Blog of Death pays tribute to those who have passed through this life. Wander through the site...it's a fascinating read.

Currently, Jade is gathering life stories for a soon-to-be-published How To book, and is looking for parents who will share their experiences with her.

SEEKING: Advice on Having a Baby

Sure, having a baby can be the best thing that's ever happened to you. It can also be the most challenging experience of your life. I'm looking for moms and dads willing to share their experiences and parenting advice for the upcoming book, "How to Survive Your Baby by Hundreds of Happy Moms and Dads Who Did."

Interested? Just e-mail [email protected] with the subject heading "Interview Request - Baby."

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July 25, 2004

A Whole New Kind of Spread

Mint Chocolate. Caramel. Milk Chocolate Strawberry. Vanilla. Truffle. Pina Colada. Dark Chocolate Raspberry.

If you're thinking...mmmmmmmmmmm, ICE CREAM! Think again! There's a whole new trend of flavour variety spreading itself over San Diego.

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July 17, 2004

Big News!!

It's official. Yesterday was my last day at work. Penny's last day is at the end of the month.

We've started our own company, called Milk Factory Designs, and things are just starting to get exciting! The business plan is done. The labels have been ordered. The prototypes have been washed and tested. The temporary website is up.

And we've had some very productive meetings with our financial services officer at the local VanCity Savings Credit Union.

Did I mention that we both quit our jobs??

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July 11, 2004

Have You Ever Wondered?

Why it is that the friendly neighborhood ice cream truck is a piece of crap driven by a grubby looking man in his late 50's?

How is it that an ice cream truck gets so beaten up? I have yet to see suspicious looking parents with rocks behind their backs....

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July 06, 2004

Pesticide-Free Food

From the June/July edition of West Coast Families:
"Last summer at the University of Washington in Seattle, research found kids who ate pesticide-free food had levels of chemicals linked to neurological damage, leukemia, and other cancers--six times lower than those in conventional diets."

We try to feed Ella organic food: fruit, vegetables, grains, and meat. But it's expensive, and not always easy to find. If you don't have the budget to buy all organic produce, pick and choose wisely. Here's EWG's list of most contaminated fruit and vegetables:

imported grapes

bell peppers

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July 04, 2004

Fun in the Sun!


Is there a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your friends? We hit the Granville Island Water Park for a couple of hours yesterday and the kids had a blast! It's funny to see the transition from being timid around the water to not wanting to leave - regardless of the chills and goosebumps.

Notes to parents:

1. The water is COLD! Our little ones range from 15 to 18 months and were like little cubes of ice - even with the warm sun.

2. If there is even a remote chance that you will be around water during an adventure to the park, pack a towel, swim diaper and extra clothes! Between the three kids, we managed to gather all the necessities but if you don't travel in a pack, it's best to be prepared.

It was a jam-packed afternoon of activities and fun had by all! Well, almost all...you were there in spirit go-Daddy-O! Thanks again to Mason's Mom and Dad for the fabulous post-water park dinner!

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