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Do you have “mommy showers” for your pregnant friends?

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It seems to be a baby-pocalypse upon us. I don’t know about you but seems everyone around me is expecting. I’m kind of scared to drink the water at this point! HAHA I love babies but baby showers are so not my thing. Maybe its that I didn’t have a big elegant shower. Maybe its the monotony of it. 2 Hours of watching someone open baby clothes, diapers and wipes while crying happy tears and everyone “oohhhhh-ing and awww-ing… I have only been to 2 showers I enjoyed and that s because they involved a shock factor that I actually liked! The hosts of each one planned a typical baby shower, but instead of the hosts partaking in baby gifts, they left that to the guests and they gave the moms a “mommy shower”. The first time I saw it I was slightly shocked. The mom to be opened a … read more

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How Baby Boomers Will Impact the Nursing Shortage

Wow, seeing this infographic from Maryville University’s Nursing Program really made me think. Many times, we take for granted jobs done by people in the healthcare field. Coming from a line of family who has always been big into nursing (grandma, mom, sister, cousins….) I just always felt like there are tons of people out there ready to do this job and we’d never have a shortage of nurses of any kind. I now feel a little selfish for all of the times I told my family “Ehhh, that’s not a job for me. I can’t see myself doing that.” Yep, I have said those exact words MANY times in my past. My mom is a baby boomer while I am a millenial. Maybe it is time I rethink my future goals in life after my son starts school and actually consider nursing. It would be rather rewarding to know … read more

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Cafe Rio Grand Opening in Short Pump Virginia TOMORROW!

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One thing I love about living in Richmond, VA is the amazing selection of restaurants. There is just about anything you can think of here to eat. One of my favorite cuisines, though, has always been Mexican food. Needless to say, I was excited to hear a new place opening near me to check out. I had never heard of Cafe Rio before, but I kept hearing about it coming in 2015 and how great their food is. Being a skeptic, I honestly thought to myself “could it be THAT much better than any other Mexican style restaurant here already?” Well, I had the opportunity to attend a VIP dinner there last night and lets just say fresh ingredients truly make this place stand out! As I browsed the menu, it seemed slightly small. Not a ton of choices.. but this is actually a plus because it helps them move … read more

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Saving Money By Bringing Down Computer Virus Expenses

Saving Money By Bringing Down Computer Virus Expenses Bringing down computer-related expenses can be challenging. For example, the cost of getting a new operating system installed or reinstalled can easily go up to a few 100 dollars, particularly if the reason for the OS crash was a sophisticated malware or virus. Planning ahead of time to bring down computer expenses can help you avoid wasting dollars on unnecessary repairs, new patches, and compatibility issues. If you are new to computers, educating yourself on the possible damages, their financial consequences, and mitigation strategies can save you time and money. Computer-virus damage and financial costs FBI released a report that computer viruses cost more than $24,000 per computer. To companies, the total cost of these viruses are $67.2 billion per year. In contrast, telecommunication fraud losses cost companies only about $1 billion a year. The company figure does not include the technology, staff, software and time invested to … read more

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Lugz Giveaway Thanks to #SM2SB !

Sassy Mom, 2 Spoiled Bratz and Lugz teamed up to bring you a giveaway for one pair of the Shifter (women’s boots) of your choice! How snazzy is that! With this winter weather upon us, this is the perfect winter giveaway! I know I can always use a new pair of boots! Enter now for your chance to be sporting these awesome boots through the rest of this winter! Entry-Form This giveaway is in no way endorsed, associated or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking sites. This giveaway is valid in the Continental United States and entrant must be 18+ years of age to enter. The bloggers promoting and hosting this giveaway is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Lugz will be in charge of that.

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