Friday, April 27, 2012

Fun Facts Friday


If your baby's hands & feet are chilly to the touch
don't be in a rush to crank up the thermostat or
bundle them up in another blanket, feel their torso.
If their tummy is warm and pink, your baby isn't chilled. For the first few months a baby's circulatory system is still developing, blood is directed to vital organs and other systems, where it is needed most. A baby's hands and feet are the last body parts to get a good blood supply. It can take several months for a baby's circulation to fully adapt to life outside the womb. during these months it's common for tiny fingers and toes to feel chilly and even look a little pale.  As your baby becomes more mobile and active, their circulation will improve. 


Monday, April 23, 2012

♥ ~ More than Monday ~ ♥

About 7 years ago my brother & his wife gave me the incredibly generous gift of traveling to Ireland with them & my mom. When I look through the photos from the trip, it amazes me how they can take me in time. Ireland is a powerful place, the sights, sounds & smells stay have stayed close to the surface in my memory.  While the entire trip was AMAZING, this place,  the Cliffs of Moher, and the sound of the ocean some 700+ feet below took my breathe away and still do when I look at the pictures.

Inspiration comes in different ways on different days for all of us...

...What inspires you ?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fun Facts Friday

A Little Brain Power to Last a Lifetime... 
Nutrition plays a critical part in a baby's brain development. Breast milk offers the best mix of nutrients for promoting brain growth. Starting at about 6 months of age breast-fed baby's should receive some type of iron supplement. Infant cereals that are iron fortified are a perfect way of giving baby this very important mineral.  Baby's who are bottle fed should be given formula that contains iron.

Did You Know?
Research has clearly linked iron deficiency to cognitive deficits in children. Iron is critical for maintaining a healthy level of  red blood cells that carry oxygen, which is the fuel your child need for brain growth. It has been proven that children who endure iron deficiency actually have smaller brain mass.

Friday, April 13, 2012

(not such a) Fun Fact Friday

Current statistics show that nearly one in three mothers in the U.S. gives birth by Cesarean section which is a record high rate for America. One of the top reasons for the increase in C-sections is rising number of doctors who are hesitant to perform vaginal births after Cesarean. Doctor's once speculated that the danger of a uterine rupture was more likely to occur with women who had previously given birth by C-Section. However new medical studies
have found this happens in only one percent of the cases. Unfortunately regardless of these new findings many doctor's still refuse to perform vaginal births rather than C-Sections because of a fear of malpractice lawsuits. While a fear of lawsuits plays a major role in the rising in number of C-sections there are possible risks for babies born by C-sections. For instance, they are more likely to develop respiratory problems such as asthma. Mothers also have a higher risk of infection, long term pelvic pain, blood clots, and the C-Section procedure may even complicate future pregnancies. Every pregnancy is unique and decisions should be made by exploring all options with a qualified physician.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

More than Monday...a wee bit late!

It's Officially Tuesday, I know but I had to share something that I found inspiring! This video is so genuinely sweet and a perfect example of a simple truth. 
Everyone & everything want to be loved! 

Friday, April 6, 2012


Well here it is, the 3rd FabregĂ© Egg & Mini-Mocs it's up to you to be ready and quick to post! We're looking forward to seeing who the lucky winner is. REMEMBER USA NO POSTING UNTIL 12:00PM EST APRIL 7TH.  HAVE FUN!!!

*note: Fun Facts Friday will return next week 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Go to the myminimocs website and find the style name for the Mini-Mocs that appear in this photo - then be the first one on April 7th to post it on our FaceBook Fan page! 

*note: Wednesday Chuckle & Fun Facts Friday will return next week 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy Easter from Mini-Mocs!!!


We're giving all our fans a chance to WIN a pair of fabulous Mini-Mocs. Winning is as easy as 1-2-3. The Easter Bunny has picked his 3 favorite FabregĂ© Eggs and his 3 favorite styles of our wonderfully original Mini-Mocs and put them in a photo together. To WIN all you have to do is look at the photo then go to our website and find the name of the Mini-Mocs style that's in the photo and be the first to post all 3 on our facebook page on April 7th. We'll be posting a new picture for 3 days starting tomorrow Wednesday, April 4th. We are running two contests simultaneously - one for our fans in Italy and one for our fans in the USA. 

Only one winner per contest and fans can only enter the contest for their region. The winner will be able to choose from 21 different style of Mini-Mocs as their prize. Prizes will be shipped within 15 business days of the contest ending.

Monday, April 2, 2012

(¯`'•.¸ • More Than Monday • ¸.•'´¯)

I've seen this fantastic bird several times and saw it featured on program again last night!
It is still fascinates me as much as it did the first time I saw it!!!

Inspiration comes in different ways on different days for all of us...
...What inspires you ?