Do you ever wonder if our children are really listening, and if the lessons we try to instill in them are actually sinking in? Do our words make an impression? This week my daughter surprised me, touched me and made me look closely at my own behavior.After a massive fight with her sister and some major disappointment in her consequences (I took their phones away for one month!) she came to me with a …
Have you ever daydreamed about having super powers? It would certainly make life a lot easier. Imagine using your super-speedto run across town to the supermarket in less than a minutes, or jumping over pesky SUVs on your way to pick the kids up from school. You could clean the house in way less time than it takes for your little tornados to mess it up. However, with great power comes great responsibility and even superhero moms have problems. It’s not surprise their lives aren’t exactly simple.. they have to balance saving the world with raising a family!
Although streamers, noisemakers and party hats are a bit passe when it comes to parties, they have not completely gone the way of the dodo. When decorating for a party, look to the party’s purpose, the guest of honor or the season for inspiration. Decorations do not need to be over the top to make an impact. Simple touches are all that you need to make the celebration successful.
My girlfriend Amber and I were in the mad clutches of a GAP Kids sale. As the mother of triplet boys, Amber had three good reasons to buy scores of discounted clothing. I, on the other hand, was merely feeding my consumer habit when I snatched a $7 sequined rainbow hoodie for my daughter. Then, a clerk informed us that the sale applied to the womens section, as well. We looked longinglymournfullyat the other side of the store decorated with life-size posters of girls 10 years and 6 sizes our junior, posing their spidery-thin legs and barely there butts. I sighed. We really should buy something for ourselves for a change, Amber said. But its so much work, I whined.