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Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Importance Of Playing Dress Up

Playing Dress Up Is Important
 For The Young & Old Alike!

From a very young age, many little girls love to play dress up.  Strutting around in their mother's high heels, pearls, dresses etc.  Pretending to be Mom!  Using their brilliant imaginations to come up with some of the silliest and most creative stories to play out.  This limitless role playing game will provide many, many hours of creative play time for your little girls. Not to mention it will strengthening their imaginations and problem solving skills, while they play! Every Single Day!

If you have ever sat back in another room, listening to their innocent conversations with one another. They can be quite amusing, to say the least. They mimic real situations that they see in real life and even mimic your scolding tones, from time to time! Moments like those are when you realize, children hear much more then we might think.  Reminding us to also mind our manners every now and again!

The Benefits Of A Dress Up Box:
Having a special box filled with anything and everything to spark their amazing imaginations. Giving them the ability to be anything they want to be, if only for a little while.  Playing dress up allows your little girl to step away from who she is daily, and exploring all of the options the world has to offer. As well as a chance to explore them, from the comfort of her own home. She can be a Doctor, A Princess, An Athlete, her favorite Cartoon Character or even a Superhero. Her options are endless.

Encouraging your little girl to play dress up and use her imagination gives her a chance to discover and develop her dreams. Allowing your child the ability to dream about their future is so very important. They dream that they can be anything they want to be, and figure out where their interests lie.  Giving you the chance to encourage them to aim high and dream big.  The memories they create will live on with them for years to come, reminding them how simple life once was.

Dress Up Box Must Haves:
Putting a special dress up box together for your little girl, can be very simple and affordable. Finding discount items at yard sales and flea markets is a really great place to start. You can find some really fun things in those second hand stores. And best of all many will be in their size.  Ask friends and family, if they have any old clothes or costume jewelery they may be getting rid of. You would be surprised how many people would be glad to pass along a few fun items.

Here Is A Small List Of Things Every Dress Up Box Needs:
BLING: Oh Yes, this is a must have. Anything that sparkles, glimmers or shines will be a great addition.  Costume jewelry like clip on earrings, bangles, bracelets, beads, "pearls". Anything at all that might make any little girl feel glamorous.
Shoes: In the world of any female, shoes are VERY important! You can never have too many. For little girls the more shinny or sparkly they are, the more they go with Anything! :) It really doesn't matter the size they come in either because they will wobble around in them no matter what. (especially if they match her outfit)
Purses: Pretty much the same importance as shoes. Purses must match the outfit and the shoes. You can never have too many colours or styles. The funkier the better.
Clothing: Frilly dresses, feather boas, slippers, house coats, capes etc. 

Don't forget to include a few things from Dad's closet too.  For more than one reason.
1) You never know when there might be a little boy dropping by for a playdate. You wouldn't want him to feel left out.
2) Little girls like to dress like dad from time to time as well.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ATTENTION PARENTS !! Need Some Time To Yourself ?? Spend More Time With Your Kids!

Ok Mummies, I am going to tell you something that will start saving you time and sanity, each and every day!!! 

I'm not going to sell you anything or refer you to another site!!

The easiest and best way for you to get a few extra minutes to yourself is to........

I will say it again, just in case. SPEND MORE WITH YOUR CHILDREN!!

In all of my years of working with children, THIS is the most important thing anybody could ever tell you!! I know you are probably thinking to yourself, that I am crazy, but hear me out!!

You are trying to get dinner ready, and you have two little munchkins calling your name from another room, for you to come see what they have built, or they're fighting over a toy in another room. Or maybe you have one under each foot in the kitchen.??? All of this confusion will add at least another half an hour to your production time for dinner!! I know, Ugh, right???

Instead try this....... When your child/ren want to know what you are doing in the kitchen, Get them involved, PUT THEM TO WORK!! I don't care if they're only two years old!!

**Put them up on a chair beside you, or at the table,(so you can keep a good eye on them, haha!!)

**Give them a plastic knife and a few pieces of whatever veggie you are preparing for dinner and let them go nuts!! You will be AMAZED at how quiet things will get for at least 10 minutes!! 

**Let them help you get items from the fridge or pantry, add spices, stir, set the table etc.

**Get their input, give them two choices of vegetables, let them pick which one you will eat for dinner**

How about housework?? I know what it's like to get up early and clean your house for hours. You finish cleaning your living room, and then head to the kitchen. 20 minutes later you return to sit in your clean living room and ............OMG, it looks like a bomb went off in there, like you hadn't just spent almost an hour cleaning in there. Now you will have to do it all again!!

Try this, when you need to get house work done and you have a little one following behind you destroying the place. Get them involved, PUT THEM TO WORK!!!

**After you have already swept your floor, give your little one the little hand held, and let them sweep.(It really doesn't matter that they're not really doing anything, because they think they are, and THAT will bring you a few more minutes of peace.)

** Don't be afraid to give your little one some responsibility, things like picking up their toys, helping to put canned goods into the pantry on grocery day, WILL NOT hurt them. It will only do them and the rest of society a little good, by introducing them to it early!!

****Remember, it is our responsibility as parents, to guide and instill the proper values in our children, so that they can grow to become productive and respected members of society!! 


5 Tips To Help Fight Stress, With Healthy Eating!!

5 Tips To Help Fight Stress,

 With Healthy Eating!!

Whenever we get too busy or stressed. 

We all tend
to make poor food choices that will actually 
increase stress and cause other problems.  To get
the most of your healthy eating and avoid stress, 
follow these simple tips.

Always Eat Breakfast

Even though you may think you aren't hungry, 
you need to eat something.  Skipping breakfast 
makes it harder to maintain the proper blood and
sugar levels during the day, so you should always
eat something.

Carry A Snack

Keeping some protein rich snacks in your car, 
office, or pocket book will help you avoid blood
sugar level dips, the accompanying mood swings, and
the fatigue.  Trail mix, granola bars, and energy
bars all have the nutrients you need.

Healthy Munchies

If you like to munch when you're stressed out, 
you can replace chips or other non healthy foods
with carrot sticks, celery sticks, or even 
sunflower seeds.

Bring Your Lunch

Although a lot of people prefer to eat fast food
for lunch, you can save a lot of money and actually
eat healthier if you take a few minutes and pack
a lunch at home.  Even if you only do this a few
times a week, you'll see a much better improvement
over eating out.

Stock Your Home

As important as it is to get the bad food out of
your house, it's even more important to get the good
food in!  The best way to do this is to plan a menu
of healthy meals at snacks at the beginning of the
week, list the ingredients you need, then go shop
for it.  This way, you'll know what you want when
you need it and you won't have to stress over what
to eat.

Eating Healthy doesn't have to be boring or hard

As it is difficult at first to change any routine.
Healthy eating and a healthy life style is worth switching it up a bit!
You will thank yourself later!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

5 Tips On How To Teach Your Kids To Save Money !!

5 Tips On How To Teach Your Kids, To Save Money!!

A lot of teens nowadays do not understand the value of earning and spending money. They were not oriented that investing is necessary even if they are still students. As parents, you play a crucial role in this area. 

You should be able to teach your kids on how to save money. They should be able to understand the concept of money and investment as early as childhood. This will prepare them to learn money management, as they grow old. 

Here Are Some Great Tips On

How To Teach Your Children To Start Saving Money:

1. Your children should be educated of the meaning of money. Once your children have learned how to count, that is the perfect time for you teach them the real meaning of money. You should be consistent and explain to them in simple ways and do this frequently so that they may be able to remember what you taught them.

2.  Always explain to them the value of saving money. Make them understand its importance and how it will impact their life. It is important that you entertain questions from them about money and you should be able to answer them right away.

3. When giving them their allowances. You need to give them their allowances in denominations. Then you can encourage them that they should keep a certain bill for the future. You can motivate them to do this by telling them that the money can be saved and they can buy new pair of shoes or the toys they want once they are able to save.

4. You can also teach them to work for money. You can start this at your own home. You can pay them fifty cents to one dollar every time they clean their rooms, do the dishes or feed their pets. This concept of earning little money will make them think that money is something they have worked for and should be spent wisely.

5. You can teach them to save money by giving them piggy banks where they can put coins and wait until they get full. You can also open bank accounts for them and let them deposit money from their allowance. You should always show them how much they have earned to keep them motivated.

Money and saving is not something that is learned by children in one sitting. You should be patient in teaching them and relating the value of money in all of their activities.
 Children will learn this easily if you are patient and consistent in guiding them and encouraging them in this endeavor.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Diva Danglers, Jewelry Holders!

Ladies are you tired of digging through that tangled mess you call a jewelry box, looking for that mate to your favorite pair of earrings. No matter what, it's almost a given you will spend at least a half an hour looking for it before you give up and go with the next best pair!! 

Diva Danglers are the solution to that problem, we've all been waiting for!!  Made from both New & Recycled materials! They are such a great way to display your beautiful pieces, while keeping them organised and at your finger tips!! No more searching, cursing or settling for second best!! Look as beautiful as you want to in one minute instead of  thirty !! 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Oh Sassy Sally's Sex Talk!!

I was surfing around the other night and came across an awesome blog called, Oh Sassy Sally!! She's sarcastic, funny & straight to the point!! She covers the real life issues on relationships and talks about sex in ways nobody else does!!  You may not like everything she has to say, but Sally seems to know what she is talking about!! She talks about the issues everybody is thinking and wanting to ask about, even though they are topics that most wont dare!!
THIS JUST IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  If we can see your ass cheeks, in ANY way!! 

In her post about about women and their lack of self respect. She reminds women what self respect really means, and what it means for you to have it!! Sally gives great tips on regaining & keeping your self respect!!! Reminding the young ladies of our generation that if we want respect, we must prove we are worth it! This is worth the read, for all you young Moms out there! Thanks Sally, for the great laughs!!

Great Recipe Ideas

Friday, October 1, 2010

What we mean, when we say " Be A Real Man"

I have been asked a question by a few men in the last few weeks, so I got to thinkin' !! What is Our definition of a "Real Man" Well, I've decided to put it all out there!!

A woman's says to her spouse in anger, "Why can't you be a real man"??? In his mind he is thinking, what the hell, I am a REAL MAN, I work, I drink beer, I like boobs, I drive a truck, I mow the grass, and take out the garbage, hell, I'd never wear pink, how much more of a man can I be???? Well Fellas, that might be your definition of a "Real Man" but it is most definitely NOT ours!!!

A Real Man Will: Support his family, by any means necessary!! Giving them the best in life that he can. Even if it means working with a little pain! He either busts his ass daily at work or, he's staying at home with the kids, taking care of the house, while mom works or goes to school!!
He Will Not: Work for 6 months, twist his ankle walking off a curb, blame it on work and collect disability for the next 2 years, while he sits on the couch playing play station, while his mate has to come home cook, clean, chase 3 kids around and get them ready for bed!!

A Real Man Will: Stand by his mate, 100%! Thick n thin, good and bad!! Because he loves and supports her!! When times are rough, and u go to bed angry, you will find him on the couch in the morning!!
He Will Not: Go get drunk, stay out all night and end up with his ex!!!

A Real Man Will: Get up on Saturday morning by 9am to cook his family breakfast, and start their weekend off right!!
He Will Not: Drink a case of beer Friday night and sleep till noon Saturday, only to eat, clean up and do it again Saturday night.

A Real Man Will: Love you as much as you love him. He will do anything to make you happy, because seeing you happy makes him happy!! He would never hurt you, because he couldn't bare to see you in pain!! Especially because of something he did!!!
He Will Not: Be selfish and think of nobody but himself!! He will not hurt you to make himself feel better!!

A Real Man Will: Get his hands dirty, to get the job done!! He will be proud of his accomplishment in the end!
He Will Not: Call somebody to do it, while he sits and drinks beer, watching!

A Real Man Will: Wrap his arms around you when you are happy, sad or just because he wants to!!!
He Will Not: Sit beside you, while you are sobbing, ignoring your pain, thinking to himself: If I don't make eye contact with her, I won't have to ask what's wrong!!

A Real Man Will: Own up to and take responsibility for his actions! And stand his ground when he has made his stand!!
He Will Not: Blame you or his parents for the reason he is the way he is, and go get drunk, stay out all night, and end up with his ex!!

A Real Man Will: Know exactly what to do to defuse any situation involving his mate!! He will have a tone, a nod an eye twitch, a word, something that will let his lady know he is in control.
He Will Not: Create a scene, fight with her, punch some guy and end up in the drunk tank for the night!

A Real Man Will: Be there to offer his love and support, when you need it!!!
He Will Not: Wait til, you are a stressed out mess, and tell you he doesn't know what you want from him.

A Real Man Will: Offer his lady money for groceries and other things, when he is eating and sleeping more at her house, than at his own.
He Will Not: Eat what ever he wants, sleep when ever he wants, come and go when ever he wants, never offering a dime, while he watches his lady struggle to make ends meet!!

A Real Man Will: Offer to help his lady out when money is tight, even if it means paying a months rent!
He Will Not: Make her beg every body she knows, before he agrees to loan her the money, and then hound her every other day for her to pay it back!!

A Real Man Will: Carry as many of his lady's bags as he can manage, so she can dig for her keys!!
He Will Not: Watch her struggle to the house with 80lbs of groceries, as well as fumble for her keys!

Ok Fellas I know this seems like a lot and may sound a bit harsh, but realistically when you look at what men expect from their ladies, it really isn't that much at all!!! And when you take a minute to think about EVERY man you know over 50 years old, they are hard working, very respectful, courtious, and supportive!!! Men were raised right years ago, now they are left to raise themselves!!! I will touch more on this in my next post but, woman are expected to be superheros all day, and a sultry seductress, at night!!

We cook, clean, discipline, teach, nurture, encourage, and cater to your needs and the needs of our family, before we EVER stop to take a second for ourselves. Feeling beautiful, takes more than a minute, but doesn't need to take all day!! But seriously fellas, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that a woman needs to shower to smell pretty, and in order to do that we need 15 minutes ALONE in the bathroom!!! Anyway I hope you learned something, and I didn't offend too many!!

Fantastic Meal Ideas The Whole Family Will Love!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas!!!

A great way to pass those rainy fall days, is to find some great fall crafts to do with the kids. Crafts are a great way to charge your childs imagination, and also gives them the opritunity to express thier creativity!!! Giving your child a some what structured activity to, lets you have some one on one interaction with your munchkin!! You'd be surprised how a little quality time with your little one, will change your whole day!!!
This morning I decided to get a head start on some fall crafts and activities! I went searching the internet and came up with a few great crafts, on a website I feel deserves some credit!!!

KABOOSE: Great website, for Mom's
Coffee Filter Thanksgiving Bouquet: This was such a pretty little idea! So simple and adds a great fall feeling!!
Hands and Feet Turkey Craft: I really enjoyed doing this one with my little guy. He loves tracing and having his hands traced. This one was very exciting for him!!
Acorn Picture Frame: My little guy love collecting acorns, this is a great way to display his collection, with out looking like a pack rat!!!
Sunflower Wreath: This is a pretty little addition for your fall decorations!! If you are having friends & family over for Thanksgiving Dinner, this is the perfect way to make them smile @ the door!!

Great Recipes, The Whole Family Will Love!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Proud Mummy Moment!!!

***It is Amazing how Children have no Judgement or Prejudice, Totally Open to the World***

My son Evan is three and a half, he is very smart and notices everything. He has no problem asking questions, if he does not understand something!!

This morning him and I, headed down to our local weekend market to pick up a few odds and ends! I spend a lot of time there and we are quite close to the other vendors there! Evan propped himself up on a couch in one of the used book booths with his book, and I went around the corner for some fresh produce!! After picking through the brocoli, I glanced over my shoulder at my boy. He was sitting there chatting to some grown man. I dropped the brocoli to go scoop him up, when I noticed the man sitting with him was hearing impaired. I stopped!! I was curious how Evan was going to react to this man, because he could not speak or hear!!

It only took a minute before the two of them were laughing up a storm. Even though neither one of them could fully understand the other, they seemed to have met some where in between. There were times where Evan would look right in the mans eyes, put his hand on his belly, tilt his head back, and laugh!! It really was amazing watching the two of them. They chatted for about ten minutes, before the man had to leave. As he walked away, I touched him on the arm and said thanks for chatting with my little man. He replied with, "oh no, he's a very smart boy, he's very funny too! I really enjoyed talking with him."

Every single day, my boy says or does something that makes me take a step back and say "WOW"! He picks up on so many little things that should be flying right over a three year olds head!! Don't ever under estimate the thought prosess of a child,lol. They are ALWAYS watching, observing, mirroring! They miss NOTHING!! Always keep ur gaurd up, always while adults are talking, even if your kids are in another room. They will use things in conversations, you didn't even know they knew!! And most likely embarrass you to tears!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

EARTH TO MOM'S!!! HELLO??? Is there Anybody home??

Ok Ladies I am going to get serious for a few minutes!!!
This may hurt some feelings but I feel it needs to be said!!!
When you were a child, where was your mother??
My mother was a stay @ home mother for 20 years,
and when her youngest child graduated high school, only then did she go back to work!!
My mother was FAR from perfect BUT...... She was ALWAYS a Mother, First and fore most!!
No matter what, my mother was there, even when I didn't think I liked her that much,lol.
My father was in the Military, he worked from 8-4 and some times was away for extended periods of time!! My mother was left with the 3 of us, as well as babysitting,
no less that 4 other children on a daily basis!!!
My Mother ALWAYS had time to make our business HER business!!
We were a very traditional house hold,
there was no other excuse not to go to school,
unless you were deathly ill.
We were at the table every night,
to eat dinner with the whole family, we all had chores!!
Our parents were strict, but for some strange reason,
they were the coolest parents in the neighbourhood!
They knew every body by name and they were always
interested in what the kids were doing!!
When my Dad wasn't away on the Ship,
he was building small skateboarding parks for our friends,
rebuilding community centers in our neighbourhood, or just hangin out on the grass!!
He was even in charge of dishing out and enforcing the community services, some of my friends ended up having to do!! But EVERYBODY loved my parents!! They didn't take any crap, and wouldn't think twice about disciplining somebody else's kids right along side me, if we were caught doing some thing wrong,lol!!
I truly believe that woman need to WAKE the HELL up and realize that, once you have children, you are a Mother first and fore most!! No matter what!!
The reason why kids these days are so
disrespectful and ignorant to the world around them,
is because they are growing up in daycare,
their parents pick them up, feed them and put them to bed,
or they are coming home to empty houses at the end of their school day!!!
If there's nobody there to listen to their daily events @ school,
where do you think they are going to turn??? That's right, the computer!!
Chat rooms, facebook, predators and major weirdos, who are always there to listen!!!
Parents complain about the amount of time children spend on electronics these days,
but they seem to forget one thing..........
Parents are the ones who are buying these things for their kids,
spending thousands of dollars every year on them,
just so they don't have to spend time talking and interacting with their children!!!
Isn't that why you became a parent in the first place???
If you do not place a computer in your child's room,
you can 100% monitor the amount of time they spend online,
as well as what they are doing and who they are interacting with!!!
Too many parents these days, are expecting other people to raise their children,
but expect to take the credit for it!!!
It disgusts me how many women out there are more concerned
with their own social lives, closets, and the corporate ladders they are climbing,
then they are to be home with their children!! Supervising their actions,
and poking their noses where they don't belong!!
There was a time, when I was 16 that I couldn't talk on the phone,
unless I was sitting in the same room as one of my parents!!
Oh ya, you bet your ass it sucked but,
they always knew what I was doing, and where I was going!!
If I wasn't home on time, they knew who to call,
if I didn't come home they knew there was something wrong and went looking.
There was not one minute in my life that I didn't know that both of my parents loved me!!!
They didn't always get along, but no matter what,
they were ALWAYS Parents first & Parents TOGETHER!!
A united front to the bitter end!!! When it came to punishments,there were no rash decisions,
they always discussed it together in another room and then came together to dish it out!!!
Parents, seem to forget that
That is our RIGHT as Parents, don't EVER forget that!!
Put your foot down more when they are young and cute,
it will be much easier to to do when they are big and ugly!! lol
It's time Mother's focus more on the lives of their children,
and the members of society they will become!!
What kind of people do you want your children to become??
If you want them to be selfish, then all you have to do is...
Just keep being selfish and the rest will just fall into place!!!

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