Can someone please tell me when kids’ birthday parties became mandatory reason for parents to have a carnival in their backyard?
Archives for November 2012
Wondrous Wednesday: Picture taken in Chicago With love & gratitude, Wendy Irene
Yikes! Is a classic bit of birthday fun ending in too many bumps, bruises and broken bones? The number of kids hurt while using inflatable bounce houses and moonwalks has risen dramatically since 1995, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. Researchers found that the injury rate has risen a staggering 1,500% in the past 15 years. Between 1995 and 2010, nearly 65,000 children were treated for bounce house related injuries,with the years between 2008 and 2010 seeing a doubling of the injury rate.
Taking care of the house, doing the laundry, cooking meals, working on homework and going to work max out the hours of your day. You really do not have enough time in a day to take care of yourself. If you need to lose weight and get some energy back, look for a fast workout routine you can fit into your few free moments.
Her hips don’t lie… and neither does her belly! Shakira showed off her growing baby bump (and her sexy soccer star boyfriend) in a sweet Instagram post on Tuesday where she gushed about her pregnancy. (Is this baby going to be gorgeous or what?) “Podra estar 9 meses ms as! I could have another 9 months like this!” wrote the 35-year-old in the caption.
Are all mobile apps safe for kids to download and use? The answer is no. The good news is that there are plenty of child-friendly apps today for elementary school kids to teens. Unfortunately, the challenge is finding apps that are truly child-friendly.
The holiday season has officially begun, and with it, the assault of rapid-fire “I Wants” from my children. I want a Wii U! I want an iPod! I want a 3DS! I want an iTouch! I want an iPad mini! I want a laptop! I want a cell phone!
In college I had a friend who adored cooking for me. She said she put love in the food while she chopped, cooked, and served. I swear, the simple meals she made for me in her familys kitchen tasted better than anything Id ever eaten.
“I’m not sure if I’m going to do football next year,” my son told me when he was a high school freshman. “I like it, but I don’t love it.” I responded with something generic like, “That’s fine, honey, whatever you want to do.” He gave me a knowing smile. “You want me to play,” he said.
A week before my husband and I went to Chicago I was surfing the web looking for weeknight dinner inspiration. I wanted something that didnt have a long ingredient list, and that would be relatively fast to make. On the website RealSimple.com I came across an empanada recipe that looked really good. I tweaked it ever-so-slightly to make it vegan friendly.