Whole Foods Deal 7/16-7/22

Big thanks as always to Susan at Organic Deals for these!

 

Kevita Organic Beverages $2.50

-$1.50/1 Kevita Beverage Coupon

-$.50/1 Kevita Ibotta Rebate

=$.50

Stonyfield Farm Organic Greek Yogurt $1.25

-$1/2 Stonyfield Greek Coupon

=$.75

Svelte Protein Beverages $5.99

-$1/1 Svelte Organic Coupon

=$4.99

Three Twins Organic Ice Cream $3.50

-$1/1 Three Twins Ice Cream Coupon

=$2.50

Pacific Foods Organic Almond Milk $1.99

-$1/1 Pacific Foods Whole Foods Coupon

=$.99

Toddler Dies in Hot Car-Moms How Can We End This?

UPDATE: I think this solution makes the most sense.

 

 

Yesterday in Atlanta, another child died because they were left in hot car. I was actually surprised because earlier that day on Facebook I saw some posts reminding people of the dangers of it, so I thought the news story was about reminding us to check. No, it wasn’t. It was another fatality. A parent forgot to drop the child off at daycare and went to work. IMG_4866 Now before we go too far. This is not about us reprimanding or scolding the parent. This post is about coming up with solutions. Let’s review first how these things happen. Typically a parent (man or woman) drives the child to work and forgets they are there. Perhaps the child falls asleep in the car and never makes a peep. Perhaps the other parent does the buckling. Perhaps the child was crying all night and no one slept well. Maybe it’s dark when they are driving and don’t see the child in the rear view. Maybe both parents are overworked or on a deadline. There are million reasons and in this age of endless DISTRACTIONS, things happen. So let’s agree not to judge here. I suggest we as Moms come up with a solution. We are a creative bunch. Mom’s are resourceful. Mommy is making sandwiches with right hand, holding phone with her shoulder, wiping up apple juice with her foot and loading the dishwasher all at the same time.

NOTE IF YOU ARE NOT A MOM, I STILL INVITE YOUR PARTICIPATION!

Call this a “group think” among Moms. Now I realize that maybe by luck one of our answers may turn into a REAL solution if it was to fall in the right hands. I am sorry if someone steals it, but who cares, you saved lives right?

Did you know if you think about a problem, there are usually at least 5 ways to solve it?

Yes! You may think there is only one way to handle something but I have learned if you think hard enough you usually can come up with 5 choices, even when you think you only have 1.

MOM GROUP THINK

Problem: Baby/Child Left in Car During Work/Not Dropped off at Day Care

Challenge: Come Up  With 5 (or 1) Ways To Solve This

Limitations: No limitations, do not be mentally blocked by ‘this would be too expensive’, ‘unrealistic’, ‘unfeasible’ (we are brainstorming not manufacturing anything yet). Don’t limit your mommy creativity!

PS No making fun or criticizing ideas here, again, that will limit us.

Here are my top 5 I came up with over my morning coffee. 1) Create a weight sensor that triggers alarm (external) if car is not motion for 20 minutes and weight is in seat. 2) Every time car ignition is turned off  an alarm sounds until button is pushed physically on the car seat. 3) Create system where if child doesn’t show up at daycare by say 9am, emails and texts are sent to parents. 4) Weight sensor and GPS, alarm sounds if weight is in car seat and car arrives at parent’s work destination. 5) Make a habit of placing your cell phone and purse or wallet on floorboard in front of child every morning. You won’t walk into work without that cell phone!

What can you come up with?

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Update: Customer Service: Tracfone

UPDATE:  My friend finally got help with her missing minutes problem by going to the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TracFoneDeals So after leaving a post on their Facebook page about her missing minutes that were lost when they did a phone transfer, TracFone responded on Facebook with an online chat link. And her minutes were replaced in well…..minutes. […]

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Top 4 Fiverr Gigs This Week

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I have been spending a little time on Fiverr lately. You can find some interesting gigs on there. Basically you can buy a lot of things for $5.00. Here are my top 5 favs. 1) Vintage Logos http://www.fiverr.com/nikky_design/create-3-beautiful-retro-style-vintage-logos     2) Get your profile pic cartoonized http://www.fiverr.com/agung_prasetya/draw-you-as-a-realistic-toons-in-24-hours-wpap   3)I haven’t used this guy, but he has great […]

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Whole Foods Deals Till 06 03 14

Here are this week’s new Whole Foods Deals! Thanks to Susan at Organic Deals! Back To Nature Organic Cookies or Crackers $3.00 -$.75/1 Back To Nature Coupon (Facebook, after e-mail submit) -$.75/1 Ibotta Back To Nature Rebate =$1.50   So Delicious Coconut Milk $3.00 -$1/3 So Delicious Whole Foods Coupon -$1/1 Ibotta So Delicious Rebate =$1.67 […]

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Aldi New Items

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Aldi Prices as of 05/24/14 They are adding more and more gluten free and organic options. If you haven’t been in 6 months try them again! Aldi is getting deeper into Trader Joe’s territory! Organic Coconut Oil! 14oz for $4.99 Sour Cream 16 oz for $1.29 Butter Quarters 1lb for $2.49 Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix $.47 […]

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I got 220/221 Whatever It Takes

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Take the Facebook Quiz, “Which Electrical Voltage Are You?”     I got 220/221 Whatever It Takes! My friend from Denmark got 110. How about you?

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Rene Touzet and the Rabbit Hole

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I got a Rene Touzet CD of his greatest hits years ago. And adore it. More so in the past few years. My favorite song for a long time was Mi Son Maracaraibo (the solo at 2:37 is amazing and if you could tell me who his trumpet players were I would be grateful). For […]

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Jacques Pellarin- Accordion Player

I like the 2nd song starting at 2:30

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Whole Foods Deal Week Ending 05.13.14

Big thanks to Organic Deals for sharing these!   Cascadian Farm Organic Cereal $3.00 -$1/2 Cascadian Farm Whole Foods Coupon -$.75/1 Cascadian Farm Product (Facebook) =$1.75 Earth’s Best Organic Mini Waffles $3.00 -$1/1 Earth’s Best Whole Foods Coupon =$2.00 Green Valley Organics Sour Cream $2.50 -$.50/1 Green Valley Organics Coupon =$2.00 Green & Black’s Organic […]

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