Have you ever wished your little one hadn’t blurted out that naughty word to his oh-so proper grandparents -- an expletive he evidently learned when you accidentally slammed your finger in the door last week? Have you ever watched your child eat and, in horror, had to ask yourself, “Did he just watch Animal Planet before this meal?” Has your child ever done something so … [Read more...] about How to Raise a Polite Child
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This project comes from, Jessica Begum, the crafty momma behind the blog Hipster's Tea Party.Check out her tutorial for how to make your own paper snowflakes: "It's official! Winter is here! I'm celebrating winter by making paper snowflakes. Want to join me? These snowflakes are made from old book pages and finished with a vintage pin to give them a … [Read more...] about Let’s Craft: Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes
“As you breathe, pray for the edge that is you to be as thin as possible and only as thick as necessary.” - Mark Nepo The Book of Awakening Too many to-dos, too many items in your home that require maintenance and upkeep, too many clothes in your closet and dresser you never wear. Excess is like clouds blocking us from the sun. In our garage, we still have lots of … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Excess
I took my 4-year-old to the grocery store yesterday for our regular semi-weekly trip. He rode in a plastic race-car cart and mostly talked to himself or made various vocal observations about how long the trip was taking (ahem). But when we got to the cereal aisle, he was suddenly completely engaged. (You know where this is going, don’t you?) “Mom! Stop! I want that! Go back! … [Read more...] about The Nag Factor: How Marketers Use Kids To Sell Junk Food
The invitations are in the mail for the Royal Wedding. No, I am not checking my mailbox everyday in hopes that I get one. After all, I need to be realistic- I did just move and some people still don’t have my new address. But it has got me thinking about what it is going to be like trying to put on weddings for my four daughters. The average cost of a wedding in 2011 is $24,066 … [Read more...] about Got Daughters? Start Saving for a Wedding Now!