We all know that fresh fruits and veggies are the very best choice when it comes to snacks for our little ones. As much as you really want to spent hours cutting kiwis into prefect little flowers and carving wild animal figures out of bananas, you live in the real world. Quick, convenient and healthy are the magic trifecta of kid snacks. As you zip through the house packing lunches for summer camp or preparing for a long Saturday at the soccer field, you need something simple to get everyone out the door.
When you ask your wife/mother/partner/Bombshell what she wants for Mother’s Day, there’s a 9 to 1 chance that she says, “Oh, I’m happy just knowing you and the kids are safe, happy, and healthy.”
Whether the object of your affection is your mother, an aunt, your sister or a close friend, choosing the perfect gift for Mother’s Day can be a challenging task. Flowers fade, and buying a blouse or scarf can be tricky when it comes to figuring out the right size and color. As for candy, well, the ingredients in most candies read like a list of items to buy for a chemistry laboratory experiment!
Spring Break, not for naught, is typically seen as the time when college kids disconnect their brains while us grown-ups get stuck doing terribly unglamorous things like cleaning closets and washing the walls. And Bombshells with younger kids are faced with the daunting task of entertaining them while they complain about how their best friend is headed to Borneo for five days while they’re stuck at home in Lame-ville.
More often than not, we view situations as “impossible,” despite having not experienced them personally. I am not sure how I would handle being unemployed, disabled, or the parent of a chronically ill child- just to name a few. But there are scenarios and situations in your life that other people consider impossible; and when you realize this, you realize that impossible isn’t impossible at all – it’s normal!
Do you ever feel like all you do is complain about how hard it is to be a mom? I know sometimes I will catch myself for a third or fourth day in a row thinking to myself at dinner time “Is he going to cry like this every time I put him in his high chair?”
As mature women, I think we need to admit our truths and mistakes and confide in one another. Being a parent is hard work to say the least. But in the wake of recent tragic events, it’s more important than ever to take a step back and re-evaluate our perspective.
As a busy, working mom of three, I gave up on “perfection” ages ago. After dropping party favor bags on beautifully frosted birthday cakes and showing up at work with teething cookie handprints on my butt, I just realized, at some point, that seeming like my life was “together” and in control just wasn’t in the cards for me.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t aspire for better things in 2013. Here are my realistic, if not terribly ambitious, resolutions for the new year: Read more →
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