Monday, August 15, 2011

Mikayla's Grace Auction and Remembrance Day

In honor of families who have lost babies through pregnancy, stillbirth, or in early infancy please consider supporting this amazing cause!

Online Auction
From August 21-25 Mikayla's Grace is hosting an online auction to benefit the Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day and Mikayla’s Grace. Bidding begins
August 21 but check out the auction items now.
How to Bid
To bid you must "like" the Mikayla’s Grace Facebook page. You can place a bid by leaving a comment under the item you want to bid on with the amount of your bid. There will be minimum starting bids that will be listed on each page. All bids must be increased by at least $1.00.
More info 
Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day
In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness in October, Mikayla's Grace is hosting a remembrance day is to honor families who have lost babies through pregnancy, stillbirth, or in early infancy.

If you go:

Mikayla's Grace Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day
October 15 from 9:00am-12:00pm
McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg

More info
What is Mikayla’s Grace?
Mikayla’s Grace Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit founded in 2011 by Melissa and Mike Terrill after they experienced the death of their second child, Mikayla Grace. She was born prematurely at 24 weeks 6 days on June 13, 2010 and lived in the NICU for two days before passing away from complications of prematurity. The organization supports families with a baby in the NICU and those who experience the death of an infant at Madison Area hospitals by providing NICU care packages and angel memory boxes. Mikayla's Grace made their first donation to St. Mary's Hospital on June 24, 2011. The hospital received 14 angel memory boxes and 20 NICU care packages with this first donation. Read more about the organization.

Half-Pint is Coming Soon!

The Half-Pint Sale is right around the corner and I can hardly wait! September 9-10 you can get some awesome deals on kids toys, gently used size 0-7 fall and winter clothes, strollers, baby carriers, kid cars and much more!

I sold items for the first time last year and loved it! I bought $100 worth of items and got a check for $100. I love breaking even.

This is not a garage sale! All clothing is inspected and offers only top quality gently used children’s clothes, toys, gear and more!

If You Go:
Friday, September 9 at 2:00-9:00pm (no strollers from 2-5pm)
Saturday, September 10  9am-5:00pm (Half-Price Sale: 1:00-5:00pm)
 
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa Street
Madison, WI

Entry is FREE.
 
Veteran's Tips: 
  • If you plan on buying a lot of items bring a friend to help you shelp things around. There is a "Hold" table but you are taking a risk that someone could 'accidently' grab your item. I have seen women with wagons or totes with a belt strapped to it to lug things around. Definitely bring reusable bags like those big $1 bags you get at TJ Maxx.
  • Go early! If you can volunteer, do it! I am volunteering for the first time this year because you can shop before the consignors AND the public. The good stuff goes fast and I intend to be there when it opens.
  • Parking is NOT EASY. I drove around the lot a couple times to find a spot. Be prepared to walk.
  • Do not bring children or a stroller if you don't have to. The aisles are skinny and they are a pain. Trust me. Strollers are not allowed on Friday, September 9 from 2-5pm.
See you at the sale!

Lu-WOW Days at Goodman Pool

 

Family Lu-WOWs  
Enjoy the last days of summer at Goodman Pool! Have a ball dancing to fun luau music and pretending you have been transported to a tropical paradise!
 
Wednesday, August 17, 5-7p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 1-3p.m.
Monday, August 29, 1-3p.m. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Eureka! A New Way to Brush Kids' Teeth!


If your child's idea of brushing his/her teeth is sucking the delicious toothpaste off the brush then maybe you will like this idea. c's pediatrician suggested using an electronic toothbrush to get him to actually brush his teeth. I didn't even know they existed! I guess they are also have singing toothbrushes. Who knew? I hate being behind on this stuff. Anyway, for around $5 you can get a Thomas one like we did. I'll let you know how it goes.