Playtex & Babies ‘R’ Us Bright Futures Start Early Contest

As I look back on when I was pregnant with my son I was super focused on the little baby that was growing inside me. I was online daily reading about each stage of the pregnancy and also found an online forum for moms due in 2006. This was a wonderful place to chat with other first time moms or moms that were expecting number 5. I would pop on here and there throughout the day and chat, ask questions and form some great friendships.

Playtex Mommyville is an online community that offers Canadian moms and moms to be great tools, newsletters, expert advice, support and tips for women through all the stages in the first few crucial years of motherhood. Great articles from birth to 24 months on development, feeding, health, parenting, preparation, safety and sleeping. Signing up for Playtex Mommyville is free and easy. When you sign up you will also receive a personalized profile. 

Playtex Mommyville also offers fabulous tools you will find on Playtex Mommyville are baby proofing checklist, immunization chart, daily activities to keep you and baby active when you may need it most.

Playtex Mommyville on Facebook is a great place to go and chat with other moms, you will also enjoy monthly sweepstakes, and special offers/coupons. Head over to Playtex Mommyville on Facebook as right you can enter to win 1 of 2 contributions towards an $25,000 RESP or 1 of 12 $100 Babies 'R' Us gift cards and a Playtex gift basket. What a fabulous contest! Good Luck to all that enters.
Babies, Contests, Canadians

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Playtex (Playtex is a licensed trademark. © 2012 Playtex Products, LLC). All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Three Lost Kids Death of the Sugar Fairy #BookTour Guest Post

Today as part of the Three Lost Kids The Death of the Sugar Fairy I am handing over my blog to Kimberly Kinrade, the author of this great kids series, as she would like to answer the question -

Why is YA fantasy such a popular genre?

First, let’s look at the YA part. Young Adult novels are popular, in part, because the themes of YA are themes we all resonate with throughout our lives. They are stories that blend archetypal symbolism with coming of age themes that we can all relate to, regardless of age.

In our society, we rarely acknowledge the rites of passage that are present throughout our lives, but as teens we get a small taste of this in sweet 16 parties, graduations, first loves and more. When we–as
teens or adults–slip into the world of these characters, we get that camaraderie of shared experience that lives inside us forever.

Teens build a connection to these worlds and characters, finding their current struggles and triumphs brought to life on the page. Adults are brought back to those first moments where everything was new and the world was ready to open up before us.

But more than just taking us to our past, these stories re-cast our current life challenges in a new light. We are allowed, within those thrilling pages, to celebrate ourselves and our choices, to mourn our
bitter defeats, to feel the world in all it’s highs and lows beyond the mundanity of paying bills and doing dishes. It’s the best blend of wish-fulfillment and validation.

YA novels are typically not muddled down in themselves, but rather the writing is crisp and exciting, more about the story than trying to impress the massive with heady, weighty prose. (Not that all adult
novels do this!)

Adding Magic Makes Everything Better

If YA does all this, YA Fantasy does all this even better! Talk about wish-fulfillment! We all daydream at some point in our lives about being magical, psychic or some kind of paranormal being. There is an
allure to the world beyond rationality and science that is impossible to deny.

As a YA fantasy author and avid reader of this genre, I can tell you that we are a group who never stopped believing in magic, fairytales and monsters. We write the worlds we secretly (or not so secretly) know exist somewhere.

Fantasy, as a genre, gives us a chance to escape the moral ambiguity of shades of grey and live in a more black and white reality of good and evil. The bad guys and good guys are clear, and we get to fight and even kill the bad! In modern society, there are few outlets beyond sports and war that allow us to ‘fight’ in this way. Fewer still that give women and girls full power to flex their fury.

As a teen I loved fantasy because it was painted with broad brushstrokes that gave us grand opportunities to engage in an epic way. I could escape into my novels and kick some evil butt with
killer super powers or magical abilities. I was no longer under the restraining forces of adults when I read these novels. I was powerful, mighty and alive.

As an adult, the process is slightly different, but not by much. I still escape into these worlds where anything truly is possible and the normal rules no longer apply. There is something so stimulating
about the regular societal restraints crashing down to reveal a world of magic, a dystopian future where society has collapsed, or our regular world where there’s more in it than we ever imagined.

I hope this trend never fades, because I will always write in this genre. It started when I first read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as a child and will last my whole life!

About  the author:
Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, Bella World, and Maddie World all on Amazon.

She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans, her two cats who think they're gods, and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

~*Disclaimer: This post is a guest post by Kimberly Kinrade in part with the Three Lost Kids book tour.*~

Safety Tips for Halloween

It is just about here! I was reminded by my six year old this morning that there is only 1 more sleep until Halloween! Halloween is a very exciting time for children of all ages but it can also be very tragic if we don't remember to be safe and teach our children to be safe while they are trick or treating.

Purolator has some fantastic tips to share with my readers to stay safe this Halloween. Please feel free to share this with your friends and family and have a fabulous safe Halloween!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Purolator. I am sharing this information on my own. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Halloween Children's Books & Giveaway!

Happy Halloween! 

What are your plans this year for Halloween? As my daughter is still in a kindergarten that is alternate days she will be home all day with me tomorrow. With the weather forecast being rainy we have planned a day filled with Halloween themes - reading, crafts and maybe some spooky baking! Then hopefully after dinner the weather will be nice enough to get out Trick or Treating. My daughter is a Zombie Princess (or that is what is says she wants, it'll depend on if she lets me paint her face) and my son is a Skeleton! I will post some pictures for next weeks Wordless Wednesday.

This year we have a couple new books on our reading list! Last year we checked out a few younger titles from Thomas Allen & Sons Ltd. that may interest you if you have toddlers. These new titles are for 4+.

Trick or Treat by Leo Landry - “The last day of October had finally arrived. The empty house at the end of the street mysteriously came to life.” Oliver, the ghost who lives in that empty house, lives for Halloween! He always has a big party. To get ready, he puts dust on the furniture, welcomes the spiders, wakes up the black cats, and delivers his invitations! This time, though, one envelope goes astray and two human trick-or-treaters show up. Are treats—or tricks—in order? Simple, cartoonish watercolor and pencil illustrations complement this sweet tale of the spirit of generosity and acceptance.
ISBN-10:0547249691 or 9780547249698
32 pages,  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
15.99 and was Published in August 2012

My kids love Martha Speaks from PBS Kids, especially my daughter. This Halloween your kids can have some fun with Martha Speaks Spooky Sticker Fun book! This book is an activity book full of fun Halloween stickers including glow-in-the-dark ones! Also mazes, word games and more. This is great for your children who are learning to read.
ISBN-10:0547745907 or 9780547745909
24 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
5.99 and also was Published in August 2012 

Thomas Allen & Sons Ltd would like to offer my readers a chance to win one of these great books. I will be drawing two names from the comments below. To be entered to win one of these great titles please leave a comment telling me a favorite memory of Halloween or what your children are dressing up as this year!

Remember to leave your email or sign in with the email I can contact you with. I will pick using and the first name will win Trick or Treat and the second name drawn will win the Martha Speaks. This giveaway is open to Canada only and will end on November 4th at 11:59pm est.

Good Luck!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on Thomas Allen & Sons Ltd.. We received the above books for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

McDonald's McCafe Free Coffee

This year while I made a brief stop at ShesConnected social media conference, I had a chance to chat with McDonald's Canada. They gave us the McLounge to sit back relax, enjoy a hot bevie or a smoothie. They were also doing mani's and massages. I was able to stop in for a drink and to check out what is new with McDonald's. They showed me their new question section on their site. Head over to McDonald's Canada to ask your food questions or check out what others have asked.
Also remember that this week is Free Small hot brewed coffee at McDonald's until November 4th,2012!


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Are you ready for Frankenstorm?

Normally I don't get worked up or worried about storms but maybe since I am older and have two precious kids I get a bit more cautious. I am sure by now you have heard about this Frankenstorm, Megastorm or whatever they are calling it now. If not there is a Hurricane called Sandy that is expected to impact the eastern coast of the United States and parts of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes over the next few days. The storm covers a wide area and the impacts of heavy rainfall, high winds and possibly snow may be experienced well away from the center of the storm.

What does that mean for the Ottawa area? We will likely have high winds which will have us sitting by candle light I am sure (we had two power outages over the summer due to wind and rain), fallen trees (hope our HUGE old Maple stays standing), and maybe even flooding (not sure I am ready for that, maybe we will float away somewhere nice and warm though).

The Red Cross is urging Canadians to be prepared and have an emergency kit ready just in case.

What should be included in the emergency kit?
  • Water: Store two litres of drinking water and two litres of water for washing per person, per day, keeping a 72-hour supply on hand for your family and any pets.
  • Food: Store at least a 72-hour supply of non-perishable food for each person. Ensure that there is enough for each member of your family.
  • Manual can opener
  • Crank or battery-operated flashlight, with extra batteries
  • Crank or battery-operated radio, with extra batteries
  • Extra keys, for house and car
  • First aid kit
  • Cash in small bills
  • Special needs items - medications, baby formula and diapers, and equipment for people with disabilities.
For a full list visit the Red Cross.

Be safe!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Comfort Food - Recipes for Fall #LMDConnector

I always say to myself (co-workers, friends, family and readers) slow cookers are not just for fall/winter but can be used all year round to help busy families get a healthy tasty meal on the table with a little prep. I still for the life of me can't get out of my head how slow cookers are so wonderful during the fall/winter to make the comfort foods I love during the cold weather.

What do I use my slow cooker for? I love chili, stews, roasts and anything else I can pretty much dump into the pot and let cook all day! In the new year I plan to use my slow cooker more often even during the warm months to help with the crazy busy days. There are so many easy, tasty slow cooker recipes online you could try one daily for years to come.

Yesterday was a PA day at kids school. I had a ton of things I wanted to do with the kids so I decided why not make a yummy stew in the slow cooker. I have tons of veggies to use up and some stewing beef in the freezer. 

This recipe is my throw everything in slow cooker pot and let it cook. Nothing is measured and you can change it to tailor what you have on hand.
sorry for the bad photo, we need better lightening
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Stewing beef (cubed in bite size pieces)
Carrots (slices thin - they cook faster) or baby carrots
Cubed potatoes
Sliced celery
Sliced Mushrooms
Onions sliced (or diced if you have picky eaters)
Peppers (red, green whatever you have on hand, diced)
Beef broth (enough to cover food in slow cooker)

Easiest directions in the world - Chop everything and toss in slow cooker, cover with beef broth until beef and veggies are covered. Slow cook on low for 6-8 hours. If you find it a little runny you can always add a little bit of cornstarch to a bit of the water to thicken it in the last 20 minutes.

Another similar recipe that is oh so tasty is Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup. Now get out that slow cooker that is collecting dust and get slow cooking!

What is your favorite slow cooker recipe??

~*Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own*~

Easy Rice Krispie Halloween Treats

With Halloween only a few days away my kids have been bugging to make some Halloween treats. Today was a PA day at school and we decided it was the prefect day to pull out this fun little pack that we received from Kellogg's this month.
These easy fun Halloween treats can keep the kids busy decorating for at least an hour! What you need are Rice Krispies, Marshmallows, Vanilla, margarine, decorating icing and sprinkles/candy.

Use the original recipe for Rice Krispie squares and then instead of using a baking dish, use a cookie sheet or wax paper. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters that have been coated with margarine or cooking spray. 

Rice Krispie Squares
50 mL1/4 cupmargarine or butter
250 g1 pkg(about 40) regular marshmallows or 5 cups miniature
2 mL1/2 tspvanilla extract (optional)
1.5 L6 cupsRICE KRISPIES* cereal
  1. Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in vanilla. Stir in KELLOGG'S* RICE KRISPIES* cereal until well coated. Using lightly buttered spatula, press into buttered 3.5 L (13 x 9") pan.
  3. Allow mixture to cool. Cut into bars. Best if served same day.
There are many different Rice Krispie Halloween ideas to choose from. We decided to go the easy route and use a pumpkin and bat cookie cutter. I let the kids go wild with the decorating and they had a blast. They enjoyed them even more when they were able to eat one at the end of making them.
Happy Halloween!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of the Kellogger's network. I received the above products to make some tasty treats and spread the word. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

How to Make Homemade Crayons - Halloween Style DIY

Last week A wanted to make something for her class for Halloween. We have been talking about make homemade crayons for awhile now and decided this was a great time to try them out. I remembered seeing a great Wilton cookie tin at Walmart, so we headed out to see if we could get one for our craft.

To make your own Halloween rainbow crayons you will need the following:
  • Broken crayons, pieces or even whole crayons
  • A cookie tray or silicon molds
  • Knife/Cutting board (one that you don't mind getting wax on)
First you will need to remove any crayon wrappers and break or cut crayons into smaller pieces.

Decide if you want to do all one color or rainbow color crayons and sort your crayons into piles.

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Fill muffin/cookie tin/molds (this will depend on how think you will want the crayon but the thicker the better to hold together when the kids are coloring).

Bake for 10 minutes or until the crayons are melted. The ovens can vary and everyone seems to heat their ovens to different temperatures. I would just suggest watching the first patch to determine your time.

Remove from oven and let the crayons harden, again you can pop them in the freezer if you would like. I just let them sit on counter for about 15 minutes. When hardened remove from mold, tray etc. I found I needed to tap lightly the back of tray. Again do this on a cutting board to keep wax from getting on everything.
Enjoy! My daughter took a big bag to school and gave them out to all the kids.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Join Julep & The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation This October

There are many reasons why I love Julep Nail Polish from their awesome Julep Maven program, 3 free polish which is safe to use with my daughter to how they pay it forward by being powered by girlfriends

Julep has reached out to help another women's organization during the month of October. They have teamed up with The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Amazing Canadian Country Singer Codie Prevost Review

I have been a huge country music fan for as long as I can remember. I grew up country I guess you could say, both my parents loved country and we listened to it all the time. Recently I had the opportunity to review a new album from a Canadian Country singer, Codie Prevost.
Codie Prevost grew up on a farm near Archerwill, Saskatchewan Canada. Codie started preforming in small town bars less than ten years ago for $100 a night. In 2004 Codie took out a small business load to fund his first album The Road Ahead. His debut album won "Album of the Year at the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. In 2008, he recorded his second album Spin 6-PAK Vol.1. A few short years later he recorded his third album Get Loud and is now working on his fourth album which is due to release in 2013. 
Four time Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards “Entertainer of the Year”. Codie success has seen him opening shows for the Oakridge Boys, Joe Nichols and Emerson Drive. In 2011 Codie had nearly 7,000 votes and won the 2011 CCMA Fanfest Contest which gave him the opportunity to perform at the 2011 CCMA FanFest in Hamilton with Terri Clark and Michelle Wright. Codie has performed the main stage at major country music festivals including Dauphin Countryfest, Craven Country Jamboree, VIEX and the Havelock Country Jamboree. At these events, he performed alongside such names as Reba, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson and Kevin Costner. 
After spending tons of time listening to Codie's album, Get Loud, I absolutely love it! If you are a country fan you will also love his music I am sure of that. It is a very easy album to put on anytime during the day or evening. It has been a great fixture to my hour commute to work. I can't really say I have a favorite as I love them all. I do really enjoy Codie's take on Cotton Eye Joe as his bonus track.

Follow Codie Prevost on Facebook, Twitter and check out his blog for tour dates, info and to listen to some great tracks from Codie's new album! 

Purchase your own copy on iTunes Canada  

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Codie Prevost. I received the above album for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Top 5 Things I loved about Blissdom Canada

This past weekend I was in Toronto at two social media conferences. I stopped briefly at ShesConnected conference and then headed over to the main event............BlissDom Canada! I have so much information swirling around my head at the moment and have been thinking about how I want to write them down. I have decided I will likely do a couple posts and this one will be the Top 5 things I loved about BlissDom Canada '12. I know there are likely tons more things. I may add to it as I think of them.
  1. Connecting with old and new friends! 
  2. Connecting with great brands
  3. Eating a kick a@@ breakfast at Caplansky's Delicatessen 
  4. A short walk through historic Kensington market
  5. Meeting Lucy Waverman & Emma Waverman 
This years BlissDom Canada was a little different than what it was last year. Instead of the panels that we would attend we were asked to pick three microsession that we would be interested in attending. These microsessions went for the morning and in the afternoon on Saturday we sat in on a great line up of BlissDom Canada speakers. And this year there were many great sponsors to network with and I know I missed some that I was really looking forward to stopping by to say hi. Just not enough time to see everyone and I apologizes if I missed you.

I met many amazing people this weekend and look forward to growing these friendships. Two people I spent a lot of time getting to know over the weekend was Nolie from Nolie's Place and Cheryl from The Beautiful Side of Hectic, if you have a moment check out their blogs and facebook pages. They really are amazing women!

Saturday night was the famous Blissdom Canada Costume Party. With fabulous costumes by everyone, yummy eats and even a surprise visit by Andy Kim who sings the famous song Sugar Sugar.
Sunday I spent the day on a FABULOUS excursion, a foodie excursion. I will be writing a whole separate post for this but we had the chance to check out Caplansky's Delicatessen, historic Kensington market, meet with Emma and Lucy Waverman and cook a soup on a whim at the Cuisinart Canada Soup cook off challenge.
I also want to say another HUGE Thank You to Field Agent Canada for a partial sponsorship to attend the conferences this year.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Spank: The Improbable Adventures of George Aloysius Brown - #Book #Review

Spank The Improbable Adventures of George Sloysius Brown

When George Aloysius Brown, a retired civil servant, accepts a challenge from his creative writing teacher to ‘step outside his comfort zone’ and write erotica, his research leads him into a bizarre world of strange and fascinating characters.

He visits a S&M club where he befriends a trainee dominatrix who wants to be a ballet dancer. He auditions for an adult movie directed by a titled lady. He visits a librarian who entertains “assertive older gentlemen.” George enjoys his new life as a researcher until he buys telephone sex from a B grade movie actress and it all goes horribly wrong.

The plot thickens when he forms a literary alliance with Catherine Mallory Jones, a beautiful Cambridge University graduate and aspiring romance writer, who has a dark sexual past. When her past catches up with her and she fears for her life, she turns to George for help. Their friendship deepens and there is one final improbable adventure.

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About the Author: Award-winning journalist Alan Daniels was a daily newspaper reporter and editor in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Vancouver. Married with children, he is currently working on his second novel.

My thoughts: If you are not comfortable with reading erotica with BDSM you will not want to pick up this book. If you are open to it, I am sure you will enjoy SPANK. The author takes us back in time to get to know George and Catherine before they meet. We learn about George and his wife Pem and how she enjoyed being spanked. Catherine had her first experience when she was 18 and set it up with the head mister of the school she was graduating from.

George takes a writing class and his teacher tells him he should get out of his box and write erotica. George sets out on learning more about spanking for his novel. The author does a great job with describing each character and it is really hard not to like George, who is a middle aged retired civil servant. 

This is a different side of BDSM and talks about spanking not in the abusive way but in a loving manner. With two individuals that spank before making love.  This has been a different book for myself to read but I have enjoyed stepping out of my regular books to give this one a try and enjoyed it.

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Promotional Book Tours. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

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Once Upon a Midnight Dreary Giveaway #Book

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary is a collection of seven short stories with a spooky edge. Carnival of Darkness by Stephanie Nelson (Author of the Gwen Sparks & Anna Avery series) Andee Baker met the man of her dreams and then made a complete fool out of herself. She thought she would never see him again until her best friend, Claire, got an invitation for both of them to attend the Carnival of Darkness from the guy Andee couldn’t stop thinking about. They jump at the opportunity to go, but even before Andee crosses the entrance, she realizes there's something peculiar about the carnival. The ticket master's red eyes and the waltzing ghost are anything but cheesy special effects. Andee discovers at the Carnival of Darkness not everything is as it seems.

Machado by Lola James (Author of the Spellbound & Fate series) A weekend of fun, romance, and ghost stories at abeautiful beachside hotel was the plan. But Mackenzie had a bad feeling about the trip since the moment her husband and friends brought it up. The Machado Inn was a place where legends came to life and the past roamed the hallways. Guests came to stay the night, but few made it out alive. The Visitor by Liz Schulte (Author of the Guardian Trilogy and Dark Corners) Reverend Black hated storms. Rumbles from the Heavens promised violence and retribution this night, but he could only watch as the blackness descended. The tempest did not come alone. A visitor walked before it—patient and silent. The torrential downpour would wash away the mask, the gales would tear away carefully constructed lies, and the flashes of light would expose the truth—a truth that wouldn’t set him free.

 Miss Stake by C.G. Powell (Author of the No Uncertain Logic series) Alligators, snakes, and old boyfriends...Oh my. The swamp is a dangerous place, but it’s nothing Veronica can’t handle. That is until a weekend in the marshes brings to light a whole new set of dangers. Now that the supernatural cat is out of the bag, Veronica’s life will never be the same. Dark Road Winding by Olivia Hardin (Author of the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy) Johana Hall has her hands full juggling personal life and her public relations career in Washington DC. The last thing she needs is to get called back to Texas because her Grandpa H.M. believes he’s being haunted. Adult Protective Services wants to put the elderly ex-con in a nursing home, but mysterious happenings at the homestead convince Johana he isn’t as crazy as everyone thinks. Getting to the bottom of the local legend is the least of her worries when she realizes someone is willing to go to any means to get her grandpa off Sara Jane Road. Can she figure things out before it’s too late?  

Redeemed by Mandie Stevens Eva never claimed to be a good guardian angel, but she tries. After losing two charges, the Powers That Be have begun to doubt her abilities. To redeem herself, Eva sets out to rescue Elsie, granddaughter of the former king of the Fae. A Demon has kidnapped Elsie to complete an ancient ritual that will allow them to slip through the veil between Earth and Hell on Halloween. With unlikely friends in tow—a human liaison, a fallen angel, and a powerful yet distractingly charming vampire—Eva is in a race against time. Save Elsie, save the world—and her job.  
Vicis by Cait Lavender (Author of the Lupine Moon Series) Raised captive by a powerful corporation named Vicis, life inside the facility was all 56 knew until she met Adam. When she's slated to be euthanized, no longer considered a valuable asset for the company, she takes her life into her own hands. With her considerable abilities and Adam’s help, 56 will fight to free them both from Vicis’ clutches and learn to feel something she's always been denied: Love.

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Guest Post - October is Brain Tumour Awareness month #BTAM2012

Today I have a special guest post from Shannon at Shannon's View from Here. Please take a moment and leave Shannon some love in the comments. Thanks!

We all know what the pink ribbon is for.  I want to tell you about another ribbon.  One that is near and dear to my.... brain.  It is the grey ribbon.
October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month #BTAM2012 in Canada. You can find all sorts of information at the Brain Tumour Foundation Of Canadas website.  Did you know that 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour every day?  I was one of them on September 13, 2009.  You can read more about that day HERE.  

Did you know that there is no know cause of a brain tumour?   

Did you know that there are over 120 different types of brain tumours?   

Did you know that Brain tumours in children are different from those in adults and are often treated differently. Although as many as 60% of children with brain tumours will survive, they are often left with long-term side effects.

Find out more brain tumour facts HERE.

Signs and symptoms of a brain tumour (please contact your family doctor if you have any of these symptoms).  Here is a list from the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada website:
Every day this month you can read a story of strength on Brain Tumour Foundation of Canadas website.  Spread the word this month.  Here is a list of social media messages you can share. Thank you to all my blogger friends that shared the meassage with me!

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