My Coke Rewards School Programs

This post brought to you by My Coke Rewards. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's a given fact that drinking soda is really not good for our health so make sure to drink it in moderation.  As a mother I wouldn't want my son to indulge with such drinks but that doesn't mean he's never ever going to taste or know what soda is.  I believe if we further educate them about healthy drinking and eating habits they will carry it with them as they grow.

Speaking of soda, Coca-Cola products has launched My Coke rewards for schools which aims to help provide rewards to participating schools like classroom supplies, athletic and sports equipment, books and more.  There's nothing fancy in this campaign, all that's needed is for a school to register to be able to participate through an appointed school coordinator who will be in-charge of managing the school's account.  It's as simple as going to

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and filling out the registration form.  How hard can that be? 

Everybody's encouraged to contribute points for their school of choice.  All parents, teachers and community member will be very much needed for the success of this campaign.  Feel free to sign up for the My Coke Rewards Program to be able to contribute or donate points to help schools get more rewards.  This is a simple way of helping schools with things that they need to support the children's education. 

To all my blogger friends and readers kindly give a little time to check out to see what you can possibly do to help.  The economy has been tough and still on the downside, many schools are closing and not having enough funds to provide materials for the students.  The more rewards points a school gets, the more items it can claim from My Coke Rewards catalog.  The benefits will not just be for one single student but for most or all if possible.

There's also a special sweepstakes courtesy of

MCR_School_Blogger_0706[1].pdf (page 3 of 3)
wherein 25 playgrounds will be given away to lucky school participants.  A $25,000 worth of prizes to bring more cheer and joy to the little ones.  All codes can be found in Sprite/Sprite Zero packages.  One point put all together can make a big difference so do the move and join to support our local school communities.

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Stages of Labor

Stage 1

The cervix dilates to 10 cm (4 inches) so it is wide enough for the baby's head to pass. This can take many hours.

Stage 2

As the 2nd stage approaches, you may feel the urge to push. If the skin and muscles around the vagina (perineum) are not opened wide enough, the doctor may ask you to wait. the doctor can also make a small cut in the perineum (episiotomy) to make more room and prevent your skin from tearing. When you are able to push, it may take several pushes before your baby's born.

Stage 3

After your baby's born you will still feel contractions until the placenta is delivered. If you had episiotomy the doctor will stitch up the cut. Sometimes the baby must be delivered surgically known as C-section or cesarian. A cut is made in the abdomen and then through the uterus. There are many reasons why a C-section can be done:
  • the baby is too large to pass the pelvis
  • the baby's arms or legs are down instead of the head (breech)
  • there are signs that the baby may be having problems during labor
  • the mother or baby has a condition that may make labor or a vaginal delivery unsafe
Whether you have a vaginal delivery or a C-section, you will have some pain. There are many ways to deal with this pain.
  • practice breathing and relaxation exercises
  • gentle massage can help you relax
  • pain medicines (ask your doctor)
  • epidural (medicine given to you with a shot in your spine) makes you feel numb, you may or may not feel contractions depending on the dosage of the medicine

Post Break: Parent’s Choice Infant Formula Savings Sweepstakes

This post brought to you by PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

Nutrition is very important to our babies and Parent's Choice Infant Formula understands the needs of every baby.  Getting the right nutrition doesn't mean we have to spend so much for it, you can keep your baby healthy at an affordable price.  Walmart has bridged the gap between affordability and nutrition through Parent's Choice Infant Formula.  It is a private brand formula exclusively available at Walmart locations or online at

Every parent would want the best for their child but not all has the means to provide for their children's future.  As we all know, education is one of the best thing a parent can give to their child.  Indeed it takes a hefty price to send one to school that's why Walmart's Parent's Choice Infant Formula has launched a sweepstakes to give hope and help a lucky student and a family a college scholarship in a form of a College Savings 529 Plan.

The Parent’s Choice Infant Formula Savings Sweepstakes officially launched last June 15 and will run through August 1, 2011.  Every family is welcome to enter the sweepstakes just make sure to understand the riles and  fill out the entry form.  More details can be found at

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