As a family with working parents and school going children, we so often spend our days without even touching base with each other, we go on with the day’s routine as a mindless act, and more often than not we skip over some very critical opportunities to really connect or even re-connect with our children. For the longest time I didn’t realize how important children feel, when parents take the time to ask them mindful questions. Not just random or routine things that they come to learn as very standard questions with very standard answers like “How was your day?” the response to this usually being “Fine” but deeper meaningful ones that make them actually think about an answer and make you often really sit up and listen. Read More
Hasbro has you covered this holiday season
With the impending December holidays just around corner, and the festivities of Christmas for those that celebrate, finding great gifts and holiday activities are the order of the day. With three children and a very long holiday that lies ahead, I can’t tell you how delighted I was when Hasbro Toys with the help of Atmosphere Communications sent us a fantastic toy hamper, and some exciting information about some really fantastic toys and games, that you can get to add to your holiday fun and also to give you some really great gift ideas. My kids are going to be over the moon, when the first week of holidays are done and the novelty has worn off, they will start proclaiming “I’m bored, what can I do?” I can present them with these really great items and I know they are going to be more than ecstatic. Read More
One thing us mothers really do well is to often completely neglect ourselves and rather focus on the ones around us and their needs. It’s effectively what the basis of mothering is built on isn’t it? We are nurtures to others and sadly forget ourselves in the process far too often. Also as working mother’s we are for the most part expected to make an effort everyday and keep ourselves looking good externally for the benefit of the first impression to your clients. Read More
I don’t know about you, but when I was a child I had some horrid experiences with dentists. So much so, that is scarred me for life, and ensured that I did my level best to avoid one at all costs. It really became a problem later as a young adult, when I ended up being every medical aid savings plan’s nightmare. My mouth could easily deplete a savings account in one dental visit as I grew older. That being said, it wasn’t my parents fault, we were limited to military dental services and they couldn’t help that the dentists there were not focussed on pediatric dentistry and making sure the child was happy and felt safe. Read More
Today’s post is going to be all about ideas I have for easy work or school packed lunch boxes, that you can prepare in minutes. Not only that, they also don’t cost and arm and a leg, but will be an exciting adventure for you and your children who are going to eat them. I also have a great Giveaway at the end of the post, so don’t lose me now!
I don’t know about you but if I set my mind to preparing healthy and easy lunchbox meals at home for myself and my children, I not only save a whole lot of money, but I know that the foods I choose will be the healthier option and will eliminate the purchase of unhealthy take-out or tuck-shop buys and I am definitely going to save money. With the vast amount of readily available, and for the most part healthy snacking options, and the great variety of gorgeous, practical and clever lunchbox containers available these days, packing an interesting lunch that is so much more than just a cheese sandwich is a lot more possible now, than it was when we just got single compartment containers and less in the line or well thought out products. Read More