What kid doesn’t like meatballs, let alone meatballs with a cheesy surprise inside? Each meatball has a different cheese. For this recipe, we used 2 types of cheese and there may be 1 or 2 that have no cheese, just to throw them off. Want to know the secret? Ok
School is quickly approaching and it’s time to have that conversation with our kids about bullies and bullying. I read a reminder the other day. You see, every victim has a name. The one that comes to mind immediately for me is Daniel Fitzpatrick, 13 years old from Staten Island, NY. He agonized, wrote it down and while people saw what was happening, no one did a thing to help him. I wish I was not writing about this. I was bullied as a child because I was different and that stuck with me throughout my life. I am always conscious of the way my actions and words make other people feel. I never want them to feel the way I did then and even at different instances throughout my life. Bullying comes in many non-violent forms and in many instances others will see it happen and do nothing about it. That is a sad reality. Some people
As parents we look to the professionals to tell us what to do but sometimes, the professionals are not always right. I have 10 children one just born last Wednesday, out of the 10, 6 have had umbilical hernias. From my very first child, I implemented what I had been taught about babies with Umbilical hernias. Doctors will tell you that an umbilical hernia should resolve on it’s own in a child. I found that not to be the case. We all have old wives tales, traditions and remedies that have been handed down by our ancestors and for me, the quarter wrap was one of them.
You have to first understand why an umbilical hernia occurs. It happens when the stomach muscles don’t join completely and the intestine and other tissues bulge. Think about this for a moment. The child has a weak muscle and we expect that what is protruding and is extroverted will invert on it’s own over time? So, a baby is strong enough to have that muscle pulled in? I’m not too sure about that but I’m also not a doctor. I’m just a dad with experience.
I’d first like to point out our review is based on experience not the fact that we reached out to both companies with no reply from either. Our first 2 kids were subject to what we could afford at the time with my oldest almost 25 and the second 22 years old now. From that point forward the next 1 child was a Huggies babies. At the time Huggies was the better brand. They were less expensive, absorbent and had a better feel. The con was once the baby went pee the diaper would smell almost instantly. Pampers began to gain traction with our 4th child leaving us with 6 Pampers babies. Their branding and diversification of a variety of new products began to consume the market and knocked Huggies to the number 2 spot. Pampers introduced a longer lasting, fresh smelling, thinner but up to 12 hour absorbent product. Now, while I’m not sure why anyone would keep a baby in a diaper that long, Pampers designed it though.
We are getting ready to have our 10th baby in about 1½ weeks. With all the stuff to get ready, deciding which diapers to use was a major decision. We decided to go with Pampers Swaddlers for the newborn stage and the Pampers Cruisers for the next
What makes one a marketing expert or an experienced marketing professional? So, you have an idea or you get a job with a company that already has an established brand, deep pockets and the foundation laid for the brand. None of it makes you an expert. Expertise comes from trying, failing and from experience. Until you have created a brand from concept, design and execution with little to no money and bring it to market can you self-proclaim you’re an expert and really be telling the truth. I run into people like this every day. I see marketing and social
Michelle and Martin Ervin have had the privilege of raising 11 amazing children. We will share #parenting advice, recipes and anything that has to do with our fantastic journey