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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I've decided to do it, wish me luck!

After months of debating, thinking about it, deciding not to, reconsidering, humming and hawing, worrying...I've finally decided to make the BIG SWITCH from Blogger to WordPress.
I'm still not feeling totally confident in my decision.( you haven't already figured that out!!)
It's all scheduled to happen tomorrow, so if I'll know why!! LOL
If I miraculously reappear in my reincarnated WordPress state, I would LOVE any advice or suggestions you seasoned switchers may have to offer!

Wish me luck and I hope to see everyone husbands right, I guess I can be fairly dramatic......Abra...Cadabra....POOF...

Healthy Living - January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Alzheimer's disease and dementia in general,  are topics that are near and dear to my heart.  I worked on an Alzheimer's/dementia unit of our regional hospital for several years and have learned first hand of the devastating effect of these conditions on both the patient and his/her family.
Knowledge is power, become informed!

Follow the Alzheimer's Society on - 
Facebook and Twitter

For more detailed information please visit the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.

I referenced the Alzheimer's Society of Canada for much of the information contained in this post.


Disclaimer -The material provided on this site is designed for information and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be a self diagnostic and/or self treatment tool. I encourage you to use this information as a tool for discussing your condition with your health practitioner.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Check out these great giveaways happening now!

All have the easy Rafflecopter entry form!



Win a beautiful "Basket of Care" in the Toast to 2012 Giveaway Hop ~ Canada & Continental US ~

Toast to 2012 GRAND PRIZE! Make sure to ENTER TO WIN 1 of 5 $100 Paypal or Visa Gift Cards!!!

Toast to 2012 is hosted by Sweep Tight and Just Married with Coupons and the Grand Prize is sponsored by is a website where users from all over the world can enter awesome giveaways where they can win items such as gift cards and makeup by simply signing up and uploading a candid  photo. is dedicated to providing a place where users can upload a picture of their likes, share them with the world and win awesome prizes.

Have you ever learned that a friend, co-worker, neighbour, or family member who had fallen ill or was no longer able to care for themselves?  In situations such as these, often our first thought is, "what can I do?" 

Very often we want to send the person something to let them know we're thinking of them. Flowers, plants or a fruit basket sometimes just don't fit the need; and what about the primary caregiver, how do you express that you care about them too?  Now, with a simple click of your mouse you can send along a very special gift.  

Each Basket of Care is designed by people who have experienced caregiving first hand. Every basket is lovingly packed with many items any patient or caregiver may need to help them during their journey. 
Whether it's a small personal flashlight to prevent a fall at night or a warm blanket to make cool nights more comfortable, each item is thoughtfully selected to say, "I care about you and what you're going through."  
The generous people at Basket of Care were kind enough to send me this beautiful basket to review. 

It is jam-packed full of goodies to help make a difficult time a little easier.  The basket I received contained, to name just some of the items:
  • personal CD player
  • shawl
  • The Saving of Gordon. Lifelines to W-I-N  Against Cancer by Joni James Aldrich
  • The Cancer Patient W-I-N Book, Our Cancer Fight Journal by Joni James Aldrich
  • beautiful mug
  • magnifying tablet cutter
  • AM/PM seven day pill box
  • lemon candies
  • thank-you cards...and much more!
If you want to send a gift that says, "I understand", visit Basket of Care.

Follow the links to purchase a Basket of CareHope Notes or a book from the Library of Understanding.
One lucky reader of older Mommy Still Yummy is going to receive their own, hand-crafted, Basket of Care.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

~ Giveaways Ending Soon ~

Last day to enter  - 

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Rafflecopter Launch Party Giveaway: You could win an iPad & a Kindle Fire

Say ‘Hi’ To Rafflecopter

Rafflecopter makes the whole process of running giveaways on a blog really, really easy. Over 80,000 giveaways have been created with Rafflecopter, and if you didn’t know yet, there’s a new version in town.  Oh yeah, and it’s free!

If you haven’t used Rafflecopter, sign up and launch a giveaway in a matter of minutes.

If you’re a Rafflecopter veteran, check out several of the recent blog posts, including 6 Tips for Rafflecopter’s New Widget‘, and ‘Rafflecopter Q&A: Facebook vs. Email Login‘.

I LOVE Rafflecopter!!  It makes it super easy to host a giveaway and even easier to enter a giveaway...yes, I like to enter great giveaways too!! 

To bring in the New Year and celebrate the launch of the new Rafflecopter widget, Rafflecopter is launching a referral giveaway: 

The winner of the giveaway will receive a 16GB Apple iPad2 and the referring blogger will receive an Amazon Kindle Fire!!

To enter, simply tell Rafflecopter who referred you to the giveaway by entering - 
Older Mommy Still Yummy

You can also receive additional entries by:
·         Tweeting about this giveaway
·         Following Rafflecopter on twitter
·         Giving Rafflecopter feedback

Rafflecopter is doing something a little special to make things even more fun, you can get an additional entry if you:
  • Suggest a Mascot Name:  
I'm sure many of you have seen the Rafflecopter smiley-face dude hanging around the web!
The poor guy needs a name, and Rafflecopter want to leave it up to you to decide what his (or her?) name should be. 
So, for an additional entry...suggest a name! 

After the giveaway is over, the great people over at Rafflecopter will go through the list of names and pick out their favourite suggestions (be creative!). 
They will bring the favourites to a vote on Facebook.

If the name you suggested is chosen, you’ll win an Amazon Kindle Fire and be immortalized in Rafflecopter history :)

Good Luck everyone and don't forget to indicate on the Rafflecopter form (below) that Older Mommy Still Yummy sent you!!

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - (a weekly feature)

Tip # 41

 Avoid idling your vehicle for more than one minute

Instead of letting your car idle, turn off the ignition. It uses less gas and emits less CO2 to stop and restart your car than to let it run. In fact, idling uses twice as much gas as driving!  If every driver in Canada avoided idling for five minutes a day, we could prevent 1.6 million metric tons of COfrom being emitted.