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Our regular Mom Generations (formerly Pinks & Blues) readers will notice something different around the site.

First of all, we will no longer be updating the Pinks & Blues Girls blog – but don’t worry, we’re still blogging, and all our old posts can still be found here!

From here on out, we’re just going to be organizing our blogging differently… and each of our blogs will be separate:

Audrey can be found here, and she will continue to blog about being a girly-girl fashionista who moved from the big city back to suburbia to raise her 4 boys under 4 years old.

Jane can be found here, and she will continue to blog about life as a no-longer-a-newlywed dog mom who loves being an auntie and is learning to be more domesticated wife (because she wants to be).

Sharon can be found here, and she will continue to blog about life as a former teacher who is now a grandmother to 8 (soon-to-be 9) grandchildren 7 years old and under… and the joys and tips and secrets she has to share.

Also, you can find Mama Loves Giveaways, Smart Mama and Celebrity Scoop in their new locations by clicking the links.

Please update your feedreaders so you can (hopefully!) all enjoy our blogs from our new locations.

You may encounter some kinks as your navigate through the new site, so please just bear with us as everything is straightened out.

We will be having a GREAT contest soon to celebrate Mom Generations launch, so stay tuned!!

– Audrey, Jane and Sharon

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Summer is officially here! While you’re taking a break from playing outside with the kids, be sure to check out these links from around the web:

  • From Dates to Diapers asks: Do you worry about your kiddos growing healthy bones and a healthy body? Enter to win a couple of the best products to keep your kids healthy – Staying Healthy
  • This Full House Reviews: Kit Kittredge – An American Girl Movie, the first feature film based on the hugely popular American Girl book series (she and her youngest daughter were invited to the New York City screening!) – Mom and Mini-me’s Most EXCELLENT Adventure!

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… can be found on Jane’s Twitter page here!

Please keep Audrey and little Henry in your thoughts and prayers today! We are so excited to meet our latest family addition!


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From Dates to Diapers’ Father’s Day Gift Guide – Check out some of the best gift ideas for Dad. You’ll even have a chance to win one of several featured items!

Leeanthro has found a new bedtime favorite to read to her children – In a Blue Room (Contest!)

It’s A Fancy Nancy Sleepover at This Full House! – Their latest giveaway featuring the new Fancy Nancy doll and they’ll even provide the popcorn and a movie!

Kim started a food dye rebellion at MOMformation – It’s time for parents in the US to make some noise and end the use of unnecessary dyes and additives in our food.

Kristina of MOMformation is getting hazed by her newborn

Mom’s Favorite Stuff reviews an Innovative New Diaper Pail

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Mom’s Favorite Stuff reviews a classic Father’s Day present with a twist

Tropical Hello Kitty is in the House! This Full House is hosting a giveaway sponsored by Build-a-Bear Workshop

Leeanthro at Soy is the New Black shows off her new raised garden beds and her daughter’s green thumb

And don’t forget about our Top 10 Gifts for Dad this Father’s Day

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I hate to admit this, but if something happened to the files on my computer, either through the hands of a hacker or through a computer virus, it would be a tragedy.

Yes, I’m that dependent on it.

But even people who use their PCs on a much more recreational level (read: are not borderline obsessive) need protection, too. Protection for their family photos, their documents… and, of course, for people who purchase things online, protection of their identities.

Luckily for all of us, there is Norton 360 Version 2.0 all-in-one security by Symantec.

This new version provides automated, comprehensive protection for your PC, your online activities and your important information in a single, easy to use solution.

Here are some of the awesome features:

* Defends your PC against a broad range of threats
* Safeguards against online identity theft
* Protects important files from loss
* Keeps your PC tuned up for peak performance
* Provides a hassle-free user experience
* Protects against the latest online threats
* One-click access to expert support right from your Norton 360 product
* 1 year protection for up to 3 PCs

In layman’s terms, Norton 360 Version 2.0 is peace of mind in a box. Peace of mind that is pretty darn simple to install (that’s an important part for me!).

And with all the things stored on our computers, peace of mind + simplicity when it comes to protection = fabulous in my book.

In the interest in full disclosure, this review item is courtesy of Mom Central. (Bloggers can sign up here to participate in product testing/writing reviews for Mom Central!)

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Beginning this week, some of the Camp Baby alums are getting together to round up our favorite posts of the week! Here are the posts to check out. Enjoy!

Mom’s Favorite Stuff reviews the new offerings from Alex Casey Baby, including the crayon caddy

Kim at MOMformation has reviewed the book Just Tell Me What to Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents

Colleen at Classy Mommy talks about her love for Bellybar Shakes

Kristina at MOMformation shares her excitement about welcoming her second baby

Leeanthro at Soy is the New Black posts about her daughter’s latest attempt to ham it up in front of a crowd

Kim at Hormone-colored Days sort of reviews KY’s new Yours + Mine

Christine at From Dates to Diapers has a giveaway for a set of announcements from Tiny Prints

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It used to be that women shared exciting information over a cup of coffee. Over the fence. On the front stoop. Or on the phone.

Today, we share our great news over a cup of blog… and here is the best and exciting news, over the blog fence and beyond the blog stoop!

Our very talented and creative friend, Beth from I Should Be Folding Laundry has announced that she and her friend Christy from Real Life Adventures have started their own Blog Design service.

And the name? What could be more perfectly appropriate than Be Design.

Be Design will beautify your blog… and then you can express yourself through your words with a blog design that reflects YOU!

TODAY (Thursday, May 15th) is the last day that they are running a 50% off special, so go over now and get started on beautifying your blog with the help of Be Design!

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A beautiful baby boy will be born today. Or perhaps tomorrow.

He will come to his family, and to our world, in joy of his meeting… and in the sadness of his leaving.

He is Sawyer, the infant son of Heather and Trent and the baby brother of Hunter and Ashlyn. And as so many of us do, we know sweet baby Sawyer in words only. The sacred and loving words of his mom, Heather, from Mom4Life.

Heather shared the unbearable heartache that Sawyer, at 36 weeks, no longer had a heartbeat. Labor will be induced today.

Heather writes that she is thankful to have known Sawyer. To have named him. And through her strength and her words, I am thankful too.

I see Sawyer as a River of Song, borrowed from a favorite book of mine, filled with the depth and breadth of music, narrative, lyrics, poetry and photography that only a boy named Sawyer could invoke in me. I see Sawyer as a boy of adventure and play… authoritatively brilliant in words and in spirit.

I see Sawyer as what his strong name means. As a riverboat pilot would know. I will always see Sawyer as a grand tree in my river of song with its branches reaching and stretching toward the surface, and the sky, moving sometimes in great speed, other times in gentle ripples… always with the current.

It is a miracle of this age that one woman with one computer is able to create a river of song with which to touch virtual strangers… thousands of strangers who will ride this river at this sad time.

And forever.

I will never again see a stream, a current, a river without thinking of Sawyer.

Our deepest and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Heather, Trent, Hunter, Ashlyn and Sawyer today. May sweet baby Sawyer fill his family, and our world, with the peace and healing and strength that he is sent to bring.

– Sharon

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We are joining in on the latest Bloggy Giveaway Carnival, thanks to My Fruit Roll-Ups and Yoplait Kids Yogurt!

Here’s what they’re generously offering our readers for the giveaway:

FIVE (5) Pinks & Blues readers will win a coupon code good for a box of thirty My Fruit Roll-Ups (retail value – $29.99)!

These are customizable Fruit Roll-Ups that you can create online with your own text and over 400 images to choose from, and are then sent to you in the mail!


TWENTY (20) Pinks & Blues readers will win a coupon for a free six pack of Yoplait Kids Yogurt cups and drinks!

Yoplait Kids Yogurt cups and drinks have a smooth texture and yummy fruit flavors your child will love, plus the calcium, vitamins and protein they need.

****To enter to win, leave us a comment here indicating whether you’d like to be entered into the My Fruit Roll-Ups drawing or the Yoplait Kids Yogurt drawing – or both!

We will randomly choose the winners on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 5 PM EST****

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