Friday, June 15, 2012

Reward Those Good Grades with Freebies!!

Congratulations parents for getting your kiddies through the school year! You and your children have done a wonderful job and deserve a reward so pull out those report cards and enjoy!!

1. Krispy Kreme Donuts. Krispy Kreme will give your child a free donut for an “A” up to 6 donuts.
2. Baskin Robbins Get a Free scoop of ice cream for a good report card
3. Blockbuster will give one free movie rental for A’s and B's. The movie must be from the “kids” or “families” category.
4. Chuck E. Cheese  Chuck E. Cheese locations give away free tokens for good grades. Note: You must make a food purchase for this offer.
5. Family Video Through June 30th they give out a free rental in the summer for A’s on a report card. The child must bring their final report into his/her local Family Video store.
6. Pizza Hut THREE A’S PROGRAM Each grading period, any child who has 3 A’s or the equivalent thereof, will receive one Personal Pan Pizza and a small soft drink or carton of milk by presenting his or her report card to the manager. This offer is good for Elementary and Middle School students. Dine-in only. Student must be present and the original report card must be presented. Available at participating locations.
7. Chick-Fil-A Report cards with all A’s and B’s will receive a Free 8 piece chicken nugget (please note that this offer is not available at every location).
8. Noah’s Bagels  Kids in grades 1-8 will receive one free bagel for every A on their report cards.
9. Check with your local credit union. Several people report that their credit union will deposit $ into a child’s account for each A & B!
10. For those of you with kids that are old enough to drive, be sure to check with your insurance company, most offer a discount for good grades.
11. McDonald’s: Students with a straight “A” report card receive: Kindergarten-5th grades – free Happy Meal. 6th-12th grades – free Value Meal. Call your local McDonald’s to see if they will participate.
12. Wendy’s” Students who received A’s and B’s on their report card and bring it into Wendy’s will receive a delicious reward. Not all locations participate.
13. Cold Stone Creamery: Get good grades then bring in your report card each quarter and get free ice cream! Only at participating locations.
Participation may vary in different areas, so it always good to check your local stores.

Friday, June 8, 2012

There's a New Doula in Town!!

As you all should know by reading my profile is that I have been in search of my purpose, my way of doing something that matters and makes a difference in someone's life. And all of you that personally know me  know that I am what you may call a hustler....not a con artist but one that will work her butt off doing two or more jobs at a time. If you've ever heard the saying, "jack of all trades, master of none".....that would probably be me. I can do a little of everything but not yet an expert of any one thing. For example, I can sew but I am far from a seamstress, I can cook but could never call myself a chef, I can take great pictures but I'm no photographer. I can go on and on but I'm sure you get the point. So along with children's event planning I am now one of Richmond's newest birth doulas! For those of you who do not know what a doula is I will give you a brief description. A birth doula is someone who provides labor and birth support and ensures a safe and satisfying birth experience either in a birth center, at home or at a hospital for the family. A doula also provides emotional support, physical comfort as well as assist in communicating with the medical staff to make sure that you have the information needed to make informed decisions. Studies show that the use of a doula reduces the cesarean rate by 45%, reduces length of labor by 25%, reduces use of pitocin by 50%, reduces use of pain medication by 31%, reduces the need for forceps by 34% and reduces the request for epidurals by 10-60%.  Also, several studies show that doula care has multiple long term benefits. Again, this is just a brief, straight to the point description of what a doula is and does and I am so proud and excited to be a part of it all. My doula website, will be up and running shortly so make sure you check it out.

Eryn's 1st Diva Hello Kitty Birthday Party

Even at one Eryn is such a little diva. I just loved planning this diva Hello Kitty party for her because I am such a Hello Kitty lover myself. I really needed to get creative since I had to plan such a fru fru party that still included boys....I know, ewww boys ;0).  But I found out a way to make it a gender neutral party...well as close as I could. For the favor bags I made Hello Kitty and Mr. Kitty chalkboard pales(tutorial to follow), Hello Kitty headbands and bow ties and neutral games like Pin the bow on Hello Kitty, had a bubble dance(can't go wrong with bubbles) and had face painting. Of course, as Murphy's Law should be my middle name, this was supposed to be an outdoor party but do to being rained out we had to take it indoors. Enjoy the pictures.