Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all of our loyal Chester County readers!


Seriously, I can't make this stuff up.....

welcome to my world. :)

Abbey: "Mom ----eeeeeee"

Me: "Yea, Abbey"

Abbey: "I gotta poo-poo"

Me: "OK, tell me when you're done "

Funny I didn't think anything of the laughing and giggling coming from the loo. I should have known....

Abbey: " Mom-meeee I'm done. Come wipe my butt".

Me: "Cooooomingggg"... peeking my head in..I started to laugh.

Abbey: "Look mom, I pooped"

Katie: "Me too"!

Me: "Together? Great...."?

Abbey: "Yeah".....

Katie: "Uh-huh" head bobbing....

Now, if they'd just learn to wipe one anothers butts! They must really love one another to take a dump with the other one sharing the throne"....

Help Graco Help Others in Need

I wanted to share this information about an AWESOME charitable campaign that Graco is doing right now. Check out this information that I received from Graco and GO SIGN UP TODAY! You receive great Graco and partner offers and information, and more importantly, you can help someone in need receive a FREE CAR SEAT! Go sign up right now! What are you waiting for?


With Halloween here at the end of this week, the holiday season will soon be in full swing (the kids certainly know it’s coming!) which means travel for many, and unfortunately tough times for a few. As part of Graco’s new “Ready for the Road Ahead” campaign, we have created the Ready. Safe. Go! Car Seat Club.

The Car Seat Club gives its members access to car seat resources, special partner offers and e-mail updates and the best part about the club, (we think) is that for every 10 people that join the club 1 car seat will be donated to organizations helping families in need. The holiday season has always been a time to help others and just by joining, you’re able to help organizations distribute donated car seats to families who aren’t able to buy one for themselves.

So help Graco help others -- all while helping yourself!

Service Project at Merrill Gardens

We had a fun hour at the Merrill Gardens Nursing Home for our service project. We have gone to visit in our Halloween costumes for the past few years. The kids had fun meeting the residence and getting candy after their parade. The residences "oohed" and "aahed" and had a few laughs watching the kids running around.

Did you say that?

We were watching the OSU and Penn State game on Saturday. Well, sweet thing was watching and I was writing a piece for my upcoming post for my blog. I know sweet thing doesn't realize he provides good stuff too.....

Sweet thing: "I hate Jim Tressel".

Me: "You, hate him"?

Sweet thing: "Yeah".

Me: "Why do you hate him"?

Sweet thing: "He wears sweater vest".

Me: "Oh yeah, I get that". Note to self: return sweater vest....


We are a stalwart and stouthearted people, and never more so than in hard times. People weep in the dark and arise in the morning and go to work. The waves crash on your nest egg and a chunk is swept away and you put your salami sandwich in the brown bag and get on the bus. In Philly, a woman earns $10.30/hour to care for a man brought down by cystic fibrosis. She bathes and dresses him in the morning, brings him meals, puts him to bed at night. It's hard work lifting him and she has suffered a painful hernia that, because she can't afford health insurance, she can't get fixed, but she still goes to work because he'd be helpless without her. There are a lot of people like her. I know because I'm related to some of them.

Low dishonesty and craven cynicism sometimes win the day but not inevitably. The attempt to link Barack Obama to an old radical in his neighborhood has desperation and deceit written all over it. Meanwhile, stunning acts of heroism stand out, such as the fidelity of military lawyers assigned to defend detainees at Guantanamo Bay -- uniformed officers faithful to their lawyerly duty to offer a vigorous defense even though it means exposing the injustice of military justice that is rigged for conviction and the mendacity of a commander in chief who commits war crimes.

If your law school is looking for a name for its new library, instead of selling the honor to a fat cat alumnus, you should consider the names of Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, Lt. Col. Mark Bridges, Col. Steven David, Lt. Col. Sharon Shaffer, Lt. Cmdr. Philip Sundel and Maj. Michael Mori.

It was dishonest, cynical men who put forward a clueless young woman for national office, hoping to juice up the ticket, hoping she could skate through two months of chaperoned campaigning, but the truth emerges: The lady is talking freely about matters she has never thought about. The American people have an ear for B.S. They can tell when someone's mouth is moving and the clutch is not engaged. When she said, "One thing that Americans do at this time, also, though, is let's commit ourselves just every day, American people, Joe Six-Pack, hockey moms across the nation, I think we need to band together and say never again. Never will we be exploited and taken advantage of again by those who are managing our money and loaning us these dollars," people smelled gas.

Some Republicans adore her because they are pranksters at heart and love the consternation of grown-ups. The ne'er-do-well son of the old Republican family as president, the idea that you increase government revenue by cutting taxes, the idea that you cut social services and thereby drive the needy into the middle class, the idea that you overthrow a dictator with a show of force and achieve democracy at no cost to yourself -- one stink bomb after another, and now Governor Palin.

She is a chatty sportscaster who lacks the guile to conceal her vacuity, and she was Mr. McCain's first major decision as nominee. This troubles independent voters, and now she is a major drag on his candidacy. She will get a nice book deal from Regnery and a new career making personal appearances for forty grand a pop, and she'll become a trivia question, "What politician claimed foreign-policy expertise based on being able to see Russia from her house?" And the rest of us will have to pull ourselves out of the swamp of Republican economics.

Your broker kept saying, "Stay with the portfolio, don't jump ship," and you felt a strong urge to dump the stocks and get into the money market where at least you're not going to lose your shirt, but you didn't do it and didn't do it, and now you're holding a big bag of brown bananas. Me, too. But at least I know enough not to believe desperate people who are talking trash.

Anybody who got whacked last week and still thinks McCain-Palin is going to lead us out of the swamp and not into a war with Iran is beyond persuasion in the English language. They'll need to lose their homes and be out on the street in a cold hard rain before they connect the dots.

Garrison Keillor is the author of a new Lake Wobegon novel, "Liberty" (Viking).

Martha!.. Here we come!

Woo-hoo! Martha Day is here! The Chesco Mom blog team and 6 fellow bloggers are headed to New York bright and early to see a live taping of The Martha Stewart Show.
We are leaving at 4:45am.. Whew,is that early!
We will be blogging live as we go....
You can follow us by checking back throughout the day or on Twitter: ChescoMoms

Women's Health Series - 3rd Lecture

Join women just like you at the third night in the Women's Wellness Series sponsored by Paoli Hospital and ACAC.

When: October, 29th
Where: ACAC (1130 McDermott Drive, West Chester, PA)
Time: 6:30 - 8:00PM

Sensitive Issues
Even the most sensitive of issues need to be discussed. This forum will provide the straight talk every woman needs to hear.

Elizabeth Dimorier - ACAC Exercise Physiologist

Teresa Marlno, MD - Gynecologist
Marc Toglia, MD - Urogynecologist
David Hotlz, MD - Gynecologic Oncologist

This session will run from 6:30PM-8:00PM

* Seminars are FREE but, registration is required. Call 866-CALL-MLH or visit mainlinehealth.org

I believe

Republitards try to label Obama as elitist while they fork out $150,000+ for over-priced designer frocks for the Palin Horde.

Who really represents the American people? I think this photo answers that question best.


No, not quite, but Barrack thought it was a Woodstock concert with the huge turnout! Funny how the cute hot chicks from my office thought he was refrencing Woodstock, Virginia. Yeah, they're young ...... ha ha. He made a last minute decision stop in my town before heading to Hawii last week to see his ailing grandmother. LARGEST POLITICAL RALLY the county has ever had! Being that he personally invited me, I was not going to disappoint him. I would not, could not miss the opportunity to see history in the making. Little did I know that my "girls" from work would escort me. Over 35,000 people stood in line for hours to see him. As I peered at the sea of people I felt a certain pride. It was not only a peaceful rally but also one rich with cultural diversity. Literally people from every nationality and walk of life represented. It made me proud. This was not about ones skin tone. This was about the next leader of our country. I couldn't contain the tears when our govenor announced Barack to the cheering crowd. Neither could anyone else.....

Not enough time in the day!

"I am exhausted! There just isn't enough time in the day to get all of the things done that I need to do."

Does this sound familiar? Have any advice or stories of your own..? What are you doing to get it all done?
Join the conversation... post a comment or if you are not sure how to post a comment email sarah@chestercountymoms.com and we will post (with your permission) for you.

Count Down

We're down to the wire with the finish line in sight. For those of you who follow me, you'll just have to pardon my ranting. THIS IS IMPORTANT. Not only to me, but to our country. John McCain's race for the White House is looking like yet another Derby win slipping away...so close ... but yet so far ...far away.... and all on account of his own agenda. Watching McCain destroy his shot at winning the election has been painful. Instead of strength and courage he has achived nothing but turning his campaign into a joke due to his continued racial slurs and innuendo's. John McCain has yet to discuss how he is going to fix the economy. Why? Because he has no plan. Interestingly enough I don't pity him. I loathe him. Yes, I said that. John McCain is responsible for spoon feeding his supporters into believing that Obams was connected with terrorist. He.Was.Eight.Years.Old. Sounds crazy when you say it out loud. It.Is.Crazy! I dated a guy 30+ years ago who's dad had ties (allegedly) with questionable people. Hmmm, maybe sweet thing should have vetted me properly?! Questioning his religious beliefs. What the flip people. Why does it matter if he's Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Kabalah or Hindu. Or whatever religion he wants to be. Whatever happened to freedom of religion? The fundamentalist Christians scare the shit out of me. One step away from Waco with their half baked ideas. Calling him a baby killer. So easily led. Like sheep. Ive never seen such an out pour of self-righteous, judgmental, angry people in my life! Proclaiming their love of their g-d on one hand, while professing their hate for gays, those of color and those who worship or believe differently from them. It really makes me sad for our children. It.Makes.Me.Sad.For.My.Children. Unfortunately that hate continues to breeds itself. Some of those angry people have been allowed to adopt children too. Internationally. I can only imagine what are they teaching their children. We need to remember, we are all g-d's creation. Please, do yourself a favor and do you own research. Fox News does not qualify as newsworthy nor does Bill O'reilly! Crack open a book. Don't be so closed minded to think you know everything. Check out Barack's web-site if you dare. http://www.barackobama.com/index.php For those of you who are not computer savvy it's user friendly. Click, click, click. You may just learn something too. No, I don't think Barack has all the answers, but I do think he is our best shot at bringing our country back together as one. I find him inspirational. He spells family to me. I respect that. I respect him. John McCain is not a maverick. He is a warmonger. If he is elected he and Sarah Palin spell national disaster. We need Hope more than ever!

Update of the recent chain of events associated with the McCain/Palin campaign. It's like a train wreck you just can't tear yourself from......bad reality.....

  • Palin's hometown newspaper endorses Barack! --- "...few who have worked closely with the governor would argue she is truly ready to assume command of the most important, powerful nation on earth. To step in and juggle the demands of an economic meltdown, two deadly wars and a deteriorating climate crisis would stretch the governor beyond her range. Like picking Sen. McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time." Ouch!

  • Campaign Volunteer Made up mugging story -- Ok, so she recanted. But, McCain/Palin ran with it at their rally's stating Obama supporter beats woman up -- inciting more racial slurs and tension-- McCain ahs yet to repudiate!

  • Sarah Palin going rogue --- With 10 days until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense, they are spilling out in public, sources say. Keep it up Sarah......:)

  • His campaign manager not only endorses Obama, but he voted for him! Ouch....

  • John McCain's brother call 911 for traffic complaint. Another angry McCain who feels he's entitled.

  • Former Minnesota Governor endorses Obama. One more for the good guy.

  • Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says Sarah Palin not qualified. She's not!

  • Maria Shriver states Arnold encouraged Sarah Palin to employ those with special needs. Hmmm, been in office 18+months and to date has yet to do so. What does this really say about what she will do for those with special needs. Put your money where your mouth is Sarah!

  • Republican Colin Powell endorses Obama. Says Sarah Palin not qualified. She's not!

  • Clothes for Sarah Palin $150,000! She has pretty hair.....

  • Racist mailer circulating in Texas. -- Is this their plan to win the election?!

  • Mitt Romney questions if Sarah Palin qualified! She's not.

  • Trying to ban gay marriage. How does this effect her?! What is she so fearful of? Does she hate gays?

  • Washington Post endorses Obama.

  • McCain to blame for the bail out. Republicans definition of socialism -- government getting involved. Hmmm, didn't they just try pinning that one on Barack?!?!

  • Unhinged Republican hatred. "Who knew that when you go around accusing Obama of being a foreigner, outsider, unpatriotic and basically a terrorist sympathizer Manchurian candidate it would unleash the frothing hatred that Republicans have been whipping up in the "base" all these years"?

  • Fareed Zakaria International Journalist endorses Obama.

  • McCain improperly solicits donations from foreign Government. We should just let this one slide, right?.

  • John McCain's involvement with the Keating scandal. The rich get richer....


Well, if I were a republican, I'M NOT I too would be jumping ship! You have to ask yourself, why intelligent, honorable, and respected REPUBLICANS are quickly crossing party lines to associate themselves with Obama?! We just discovered one of our bf's (teacher)who is/was a republican, has joined the Obama/Bidden team. When we asked why, he responded "the ticket is a joke. I can no longer watch the antics of McCain and Palin, it hurts my eyes". Me too.....

I invite intelligent comments, but non trackable comments will not be posted.

A day at the farm

I know. I know. I've been terrible about posting clips of the girls lately! Bad.Mommy. But, we do have an importantt (in case you haven't heard) election coming up. So,today I pause (briefly) to bestow with you pictures of what makes my heart skip a beat. Every. Stinkin. Day. We took part in the annual Au Pair Family outing which was held at a gorgeous working farm. We were able to walk the grounds and see all the different animals. There was an arena where they were holding a horse show and we got to watch from a distance. Plus, a really cool playground for the kids. My friend Annie joined us too with her twins. Double, double the fun! Can you imagine?
"Look at me, mommy"!

"Mommy, I'd like to have one of these, can I"? Oh, sure...."Mommy, is that a big kitty"? Girls looking at the bunny.
Turkey burgers anyone?? I don't look to see these guys in a couple of weeks!
Mai and the boy.....young love.....Mai was so sick that day but amazingly still looked so beautiful.
Daddy with his girls.

Talkin' Turkey

When thinking about Thanksgiving turkey, the words “perfect” and “effortless” don’t immediately come to mind. Instead I usually picture either the continual job of monitoring the turkey or the disappointment of pulling out a slightly darker and more dry version than the one I dreamed about the night before. The first year that Thanksgiving was at my house I thought that I could "handle the bird" on my own. Well... the disposable pan leaked and caught fire in the oven. We got the mini fire out but we were smoked out of the house and forced us to open all of the windows to get the smoke smell out. So picture my entire family (12 people) sitting around the perfectly set table ALL wearing coats to keep warm from the bitter November air.
Ahh.. memories..

So now that that you have read my story .. Even if you achieved the perfect turkey, every Mom has a turkey tale to tell. Whether horrifying, funny, or successful, holiday cooking creates many memorable moments to share. Electrolux and Kelly Ripa invite you to share these stories at their website by uploading a photo or video relaying your most memorable turkey tale. The contest will run now through November 14th, and the winning story will receive a new wall oven or range complete with the Perfect Turkey button from Electrolux. Just in time to ensure you have the perfect holiday dinner.

Electrolux makes roasting the perfect turkey practically effortless, with their “Perfect Turkey” button. The luxury home appliances brand innovated their oven to make it easy to use and ensure your holiday meal turns out flawlessly. The Perfect Turkey button uses a temperature probe to precisely control cooking, along with a convection system that gently browns the turkey while sealing in the juices. Perfect turkey, every time.

We would love to hear all of your adventures in holiday cooking, so after you submit your picture, video, or story to www.electroluxappliances.com. Post your story on our blog. We look forward to connecting with you on this great holiday contest and wish you the best of luck in winning your own Electrolux Perfect Turkey oven.

No, no, no -- don't let this be you!

To say I've been obsessed consumed with the upcoming election would be .... ummm .... an understatement! Especially when you consider how important this election is. We can not afford another Commander in Chief asleep at the wheel. Can you imagine? And we paid the idiot! Ok, maybe he is the smarter one. He did after all con us(not me-- I always knew he was a liar!) into believing his jibberish. Ingenius. This I know without a doubt. My empoyer would have fired my ass had I fucked up that badly. Shzz America, what's it going to take? I have spent an ornate amount of time researching both candidates. (I've yet to hear or read anything that makes sense from the GOP) Needless to say it has caused me months weeks of sleepless nights and hours of the phone with my sister "the other political nut" fretting and worrying about the outcome. She reassures me and tells me all will be ok. America is smart. But, I keep having this re-occurring dream... see for yourself!

Ha ha. Had you didn't I! That would actually be a
living nightmare! And would never happen, He still has my loyalty. G-d wouldn't
allow me to let him down. Especially now that our eyes locked. I know you saw
me. I saw you waving to me... I've got your back big guy. Here's one for the
good guys. Sweet thing secured his vote today as will be traveling on election
day. Here's to hope! Get out and vote! Go Blue....

Help for Homeowners...

U.S.A Today featured a story regarding a program aimed to get mortgages under control for homeowners caught in the current financial crunch. If you feel you are facing foreclosure, it’s worth looking into.

The program is called “Hope for Homeowners”, and it’s sponsored by the FHA. If you qualify, you get an instant 10% equity in your home, and they restructure your payment. To qualify, you have to have a mortgage payment that is 31% or more of your monthly income.

Click here to be directed to the USA Today article

Marshallton Ghost Walk

Mark your calendar for the evening of Saturday, October 25, 2008 and the Fall Family Fun Night and Marshallton Ghost Walk.

This years’ event, a collaborative effort of the Township Historical and Recreation Commissions, will have a variety of activities that will interest residents of all ages.

In addition to the cider, donuts, pumpkin painting, scare crow making, hayrides, bonfire and story tellers, a ghost walk and tour of historical Marshallton are planned. Bring the entire family and enjoy a fall evening that is sure to please those of all generations.

Schedule of Events

Parking - Primary parking is available at the Marshallton United Methodist Church and overflow parking is available at the Goddard School .

Food – Marshallton U.M.C.: Family-style roast beef dinner, 4 PM to 6:30 PM, tickets are $5.50 for children and $11 for adults (available at the door). Friends of Martin’s Tavern: light refreshments, e.g. popcorn balls, warm apple cider, hot dogs. Township Recreation Commission: cider & donuts. The Marshallton Inn and Four Dogs Tavern will also have food specials.

Fall Family Fun – 6 PM to 9 PM in the field behind the Four Dogs Tavern and Marshallton Inn. Children’s and Family activities include pumpkin painting, scare crow making, hayrides, a corn maze, bonfire, puppet show and story telling.

Parents may drop their children off at the Goddard School for supervised activities while they visit the Ghost Walk events.

Marshallton Ghost Walk – 6 PM to 9 PM through out the Village.

- Fall Holiday Decoration Contest - $100 first prize & $50 second prize (entry form)

- Guided Village Tours

- Marshallton United Methodist Church & Cemetery Tour

- West Bradford Historical Commission, Township History Scrapbooks & Sales of Township History Book and Paintings

- Marshallton Friends Meeting & Cemetery Tour & History telling

- Martin’s Tavern, live music & historical re-enactors

- West Bradford Fire Company, Antique Fire Equipment Display

- Jeff Stafford’s Cannon Demonstration

Pressed-Leaf Butterflies

From: Martha Stewart Living

Make lovely winged creatures from vivid autumn leaves. Collect just-fallen leaves, and press between the pages of a heavy book for two weeks. Use a small strip of plain paper for base. With a skewer, apply glue to tip of a leaf; secure to base for a bottom wing. Working from bottom to top, glue remaining leaves, which should overlap slightly, to base. Glue two leaf stems to the top of a thin leaf for antennae. Glue thin leaf vertically to white base for the butterfly's body. A mat border and frame give a finished look while protecting the leaves.

Happy Crafting!

Build & Grow Workshop at Lowe's

Halloween is only a week away! Get it started by building this fun Pumpkin Pal at Lowe's
FREE Build & Grow Clinic.

Saturday October 25, 2008
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Please Note: Registration is required! Click here to register online.

Halloween Candy Recalled!

There is a warning put out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.... Sherwood brand "Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate Coins" are being recalled due to the fact that they contain Melamine, the chemical that has caused several infant deaths in China, and sickened thousands more. These candies are sold at Costco, as well as many bulk and dollar stores! PLEASE make sure to check your childrens' Halloween candy and DO NOT LET THEM EAT THE PIRATE COINS (the ones wrapped in the shiny gold/silver foil) and please let other parents know about this!

You can verify the validity of this information at Snopes.com.

Get your shop on!

Woo-hoo! I am so excited ! HomeGoods in Exton is now open! I drove by today and the parking lot was packed. So, did you go to the Grand Opening Sale? Score any good deals? They are open today (Thursday) until 10PM so, there is still time to get in on the grand opening savings.

Festival at Exton
(Applebee's Shopping Center)
436 W. Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 484-875-2980
Hours: Sunday 11am-8PM

More on the crib recall...

I received this email this morning from Melissa Winston of Litzky Public Relations

Saw the information about the Delta Recall on your Blog. As you are aware, Delta Enterprise, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced two voluntary recall actions that can affect nearly 1.6 million older versions of its drop-side cribs, after two tragic infant deaths. I know that delivering accurate, timely information is essential to you and those who follow your blog so I wanted to be sure that you had everything you might need to share with your readers.

It is important to note that the recall does not affect any cribs in retail inventory right now. Approximately 985,000 drop-side cribs made from 1995 through 2005, and a single design from 2007, require safety pegs that consumers may have lost during reassembly. Another 600,000 drop-side cribs made during the same time have spring pegs that can, in very rare instances, jam if forced.

It is also important to note that no cribs are being sent to Delta for replacement. Instead, the company is offering replacement safety pegs or spring peg retrofit kits to all consumers who may own one of the cribs in question.

CPSC and Delta urge parents and caregivers to immediately contact Delta to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. Call Delta's Recall Hotline toll-free at (800) 816-5304 anytime after 5 pm today or log on www.cribrecallcenter.com to order the free repair kit. For additional information you can also call the CPSC Recall Hotline at (800)638-2772 and view thee CPSC's press releases that were issued today at:



Delta Children's Products Crib Recall

This just in... one of our readers ( Thanx Anna!) just emailed this information.

Delta Children's Products has announced two voluntary actions that they are taking related to several of their cribs produced between 1995 and 2007 that use the drop side trigger lock designs. These actions, which do not require consumers to return any of the products, are meant to ensure the safe use, assembly and function of several of the crib models. Please click here to visit the recall information site and read the instructions and descriptions carefully to determine if your crib is part of this effort.

For complete recall information please visit: http://www.cribrecallcenter.com/

Diabetes: Not So Sweet

Diabetes is an increasing topic of interest in the news. This is mainly because it has become an epidemic that is costing our nation billions of dollars a year. However, many people are unaware of exactly what diabetes is. There are actually two different types of diabetes. While they share the same name they are quite different. 
Type II Diabetes is the more common and well known form. While genetics play a role in contributing to Type II, typically the disease develops due to weight gain, inactivity and stress. Changing lifestyle habits can help prevent and in some cases reverse the disease. Our body uses glucose, a type of sugar, from the food we eat to produce energy. Insulin acts like a key which allows the sugar to move from the bloodstream into the body cells. Insulin doesn't work the way in should in Type II Diabetics. After a while they may also become unable to produce enough insulin. The disease is treated with either oral medications or insulin. 
Type I Diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The body destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Type I is a genetic disease, but there is also at least one environmental factor required to trigger the disease. Scientists are still researching exactly what those triggers may be. A major difference between the two types of diabetes is that Type I Diabetics require insulin either given with injections or an insulin pump; oral medications will not suffice. Also, Type I is not reversible. While it is sometimes referred to as Juvenile Diabetes it can not be outgrown. It is crucial to diagnose Type I Diabetes as early as possible. Symptoms to look for include the following:
Excessive thirst
Excessive urination
Weight loss
Flu like symptoms
Fruity breath
All diabetics can have numerous potential health problems including kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage and heart disease. These complications can be avoided by maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, eating right, exercising and working closely with a diabetes team. 
If you suspect that either yourself or your child has diabetes seek the advice of your doctor immediately. 
Jennifer is the mother of a Type I Diabetic 4 year old boy who was diagnosed at 19 months of age. She works hard to keep her son's blood sugar under control while making sure he has a "normal" childhood. Look for more Diabetes posts from her in the future.  You can feel free to comment or send her an email at Jennifer@chestercountymoms.com

Have you changed or are you the same?

Women's Wellnes Series - Lecture 2

Join women just like you for the second night in the Women's Wellness Series sponsored by Paoli Hospital and ACAC.

When: Wednesday, October, 22nd
Where: ACAC - 1130 McDermott Drive, West Chester, PA 19380
Time: 6:30 - 8:00PM

How to be a Heart Healthy Woman
From how to prevent heart disease to how your heart beats and keeping it strong through healthy living.

Debbie Moran, RN - Paoli Hospital Cardiac Rehab

Elizabeth Dimorier - ACAC Exercise Physiologist
Kevin Shinal, MN - Cardiologist
Todd Rudo, MD - Cardiac Electrophysiologist

This session will run from 6:30PM-8:00PM

* Seminars are FREE but, registration is required. Call 866-CALL-MLH or visit mainlinehealth.org

The Pumpkin Patch

Saturday we headed up to the nearest pumpkin patch as a family to meet the Biesingers. Lillie and I both brought our cameras, so we could take some family pictures for eachother. The pumpkin patch was so fun!!! Animals, tractors, hay, little carnival rides, caramel apples and of course pumpkins. The kids loved it and it is definitely the start of a tradition for our family.