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What Makes You A Great Mom? Ask Your Kids!

What Makes You A Great Mom? Ask Your Kids!

It's Mother's Day this Sunday and we all know how special moms are, but what makes a great mom? Well, to answer that we went right to the source: the kids! We asked our MomsLikeMe.com members to send in their children's reply to the question, "What makes me a great mom?" The answers, as you may imagine, are many and varied, but all of them are adorable!

This picture of 6-year-old Sarah and her 3-year-old brother Sammy was sent in by their mother. Sarah says, “Oh, I have a whole collection of reasons I love you.  I just love you to Polaris and back." Suffice it to say, that’s quite a bit!

What Makes You A Great Mom? Just Ask Your Kids!

What Makes You A Great Mom? Just Ask Your Kids!

In honor of Mother's Day we're featuring some of our cutest quotes and photos from our members on Buffalo MomsLikeMe.com! So, what makes a great mom? Well, we took that question right to the experts: the kids! J.D. (pictured) thinks his mom is great because she lets him eat spaghetti anyway he wants! We want to see your pictures and hear what makes you a great mom - click HERE

Living With Your Pet Without Unleashing Allergies

Living With Your Pet Without Unleashing Allergies

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Allergies no longer have to prevent pet ownership. By taking a few simple precautionary steps, it is possible to comfortably live with both pets and allergies. Here are a few helpful tips:

Shut the door. Keep cats or dogs from your bedroom — and not just when you are sleeping. If you keep the door closed, it will prevent cat or dog hair from drifting in during the day. This also applies to a guest room if you happen to be hosting a guest with allergies.

Keep pets off the furniture. You can do this by placing a plastic cover on the furniture or by placing pieces of aluminum foil on areas where pets settle. They find the noise disturbing.

"Science, Technology and the Next Human Species" with Juan Enriquez

"Science, Technology and the Next Human Species" with Juan Enriquez

On Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m., Nichols School will host a lecture from Juan Enriquez, a renowned genomics expert, recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. He recently co-moderated the TED2011 program with Bill Gates.

“Science, Technology and the Next Human Species”

Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-Founder, Synthetic Genomics Inc.; former Founding Director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project; and a global best-selling author.
Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Flickinger Performing Arts Center
Nichols School - 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14216

There have been at least 25 prototype humans. We are but one more model, and there is no evidence evolution has stopped.

Executive Director of Belle Center-ERHDC Receives Distinguished Honor

Executive Director of Belle Center-ERHDC Receives Distinguished Honor

The Belle Center is proud to announce that our very own Executive Director- Nestor Hernandez is receiving the: WESTERN REGION award of The Hispanic Coalition NY’s 40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars! He will be honored with 39 other Rising Latino Stars during the 2011 Somos el Futuro Legislative Conference taking place from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. April 2nd, 2011 in Albany, NY.

Lend Your Talents to Research, at the Historical Society

Lend Your Talents to Research, at the Historical Society

Genealogy research is a hot topic these days, and the Research Library at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society is one of the busiest resources in the area. We are looking for various volunteers, with various skill-sets, to help computerize our obituary card index for online access. We are undertaking this project so that we can keep up with the volume of requests we get for obituaries and death notices.

We are seeking those with an interest in genealogy, skill in research, data entry, microfilm and/or administrative work, to volunteer on this project. There are three specific "jobs" that we need volunteers to do.

1. Data Entry

Duties include entering names, death dates, newspaper citations, and other information into a computerized database.

Skills include:

Nichols Students Named Squash City Champions

Nichols Students Named Squash City Champions
Recently, an historic moment occurred in the 100-year history of squash in Buffalo. For the first time, both Buffalo Squash Racquets Championships were won by junior players, both from Nichols School.   Nichols seniors, Michael Che and Pamicka Marinello, became the City Champions on Saturday, March 5. This win implies their positions as the best male and female players in the city.   Che thrashed a veteran of five city championships and Marinello triumphed over a former collegiate squash player at St. Lawrence University. Nichols freshman, Caroline Hogan, came in fourth in the women’s tournament. They all exhibited great sportsmanship and graciousness in victory.