Just thought, I’d do a round up of various miscellaneous posts that do not necessarily fit in any other categories, but first thought I’d share this:bellyitchblog.com+1 more Over 9 million people have enjoyed Bellyitch's Award-winning Celeb "bumpwatch" pregnancy and parenting blog. Trying to Conceive? Download our FREE Fertility 100 ebook. Hunting for Top Maternity or Kids Brands? Our Bellyitch 100 is the free resource for you. Baby Shower Shopping? Check out out Top Picks on Amazon or our Gift Guides.
1. I get random people leaving comments that also link to products and websites and I assume they do so as a quick way to capitalizeon readers of my more popular posts. I hate Spam. There are 4 offenders that piss me off more so than the Nigerian scams: 1. The Internal Revenue Service unreported income spam; 2. The Get a Degree from some online university in New York; 3. The Get a Fancy Watch for 1/2 the price; and the 4. Viagra and Canadian pharmaceutical spam.
So I was a little taken aback when I went over on The Bump TTC boards and left a post inviting the members to enter my give-away for the “Making Babies” contest. Who told me to do that!? I left 5 posts on 5 bulletin boards and 3 out of 5 board members rolled their eyes at the post, called it spam and went off on me for daring to suggest (via my offer to enter the contest) that the 3 month program the author’s suggest is/would be their solution to their conception challenges. Whoa mama! Well, I knew going in, that it might NOT be a good idea and boy did I learn my lesson. Most people I know deal with their conception difficulties privately and usually do not lash out when their friends say something insensitive or get pregnant. These boards are a place where they can commensurate, share their stories, suggestions, ideas, treatment options, and other tips. There is a community that grows and develops and like most communities aren’t too keen to interlopers coming in and interjecting their posts (especially not spam) in their space.
Still, the response were quite snarky, though understandably so. It’s so hard in this world of PC to not do or say something that may offend someone going through difficult thing such as TTC for over a year so for that I sooo regret that. Lesson learned. I’ll just stick to posting it on The Big List of Giveaways.
If you are from the DC Area, Washington DC, Northern Virginia or Maryland, check out the Great things the National Children’s Museum are hosting for kids this month:
October 16, 23, 30
Witches, Wizards, and Wands FRIDAY, 3 P.M. – 5 P.M. Enter an imaginary world of witches, wizards, and most importantly, magic wands at the NCM Launch Zone!
October 13, 20
Wee Wonders’ Sense-ational! TUESDAY, 10 A.M. – 11:15 A.M. Explore smells, textures, sounds, sights, and tastes with your child in this fun, fast-paced program.
October 10, 11
The 2009 DC Green Festival SATURDAY, 11 A.M. – 6 P.M. and SUNDAY, NOON – 5 P.M. Take part in this annual celebration of sustainability, where there is something for everyone: activities, a green film festival, live music, 150 speakers and workshops, a green marketplace with more than 350 green businesses, dozens of community programs, and an NCM Kids’ Zone. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001
2009 Kids Euro Festival: France and Hungary SATURDAY, 11 A.M. – 4 P.M. The NCM Launch Zone is pleased to host 2009 Kids Euro Festival programs, presented by the 27 European Union Member States and independent cultural partners.
-FRANCE: Get a Taste of France Reading Workshop; Story readings at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.
-HUNGARY: Hungarian Storyteller; Stories are 45 minutes at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run SATURDAY, 9 A.M. – 2 P.M. NCM will provide hands-on activities for children in Camp Miles at the Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run. Pentagon North Parking Lot, Arlington, VA
2009 Kids Euro Festival: Greece and Estonia SATURDAY, 11 A.M. – 4 P.M. See October 17 description for more 2009 Kids Euro Festival details.
-GREECE: A Musical Journey Back in Time; Performance is at 11 a.m.
-ESTONIA: Raggie is Coming to America Reading Workshop; Readings are at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Crystal Run at the Marine Corps Marathon SUNDAY, 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. NCM will provide hands-on activities throughout the day at Crystal Run, the convenient festival location for families to cheer on their runners as they reach miles 22 and 23 of the Marine Corps Marathon. Festivities will be located right outside the Crystal City Metrorail Station.
2009 Kids Euro Festival: Poland SATURDAY, 11 A.M. – 4 P.M. See October 17 description for more 2009 Kids Euro Festival details.
-POLAND: Beware of the Wawel Dragon Reading Workshop; Story will be read at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
For a complete list of National Children’s Museum programs, events, and activities, please see the attached calendar or visit our website, www.ncm.museum.