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Friday, 22 January 2010 10:18

Busy Moms Feeding Kids

Girl eating saladAs busy moms we have all fed our kids something on this list, but we are working on it... a little trick is to make sure that everyone's plate has 1/4 lean protien, 1/4 whole grain and 1/2 fruits and/or vegatables.

Also most juice is just sugar and water... Milk does a young kids body good ;)

Friday, 22 January 2010 10:15

Body Shapers That Slim You Instantly

This is not your mother's girdle!

Here's a cool article from Real Simple (written by Yolanda Wikiel) about lightweight garments that offer the control of old-fashioned girdles but more comfort. Just spare your husband the "do I look fat on these?" question.

Well, I am not suggesting that we all need these slimming shapers, but hey, they surely can't hurt my mid-section :) If you have tried any of them, let us know if they are all they claim to be!

Friday, 22 January 2010 10:13

Preparing for School

Back to schoolAs we prepare to send our oldest to school in a few days, I think to myself that we are prepared. School supplies and uniform have been purchased, classroom has been visited, play dates with future classmates have taken place, and even books on first day jitters have been purchased and read to our daughter.

Yes, we are ready....Then, I stop and laugh...Seriously? Did we really have to do all this? Don’t even get me started on the application process! Did mis papas stress about getting me or my siblings into kindergarten? No, they did not! And what happened because they did not worry?

Nothing, I think that we all turned out OK. My friends and I have often talked about how we are raising our children differently, some things done intentionally and others not, from our padres. Perhaps remembering that sometimes what our parents did not do for us was fine, perhaps even to our benefit?

Friday, 22 January 2010 10:11

How Moms Socialize Online

Online momAh, the joys and tribulations of being an Internet-age mom...

Here's an article by Mom Central's Stacy DeBroff, that I found interesting and useful. Enjoy

Friday, 22 January 2010 10:08

Approaches to kids' allowances

Kids' allowanceHere's a very interesting article from Good Housekeeping, written by Elaine Pofeidt.

It starts like this...

More and more parents are asking kids to earn their allowances. Here, three families share their systems -- and the lessons they teach.

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