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Baby Shower: The Welcoming Committe on Board

Baby Shower: The Welcoming Committe on Board


Finding out your pregnant is the best news of all. Well, second to hearing the grand proposal of a lifetime. After a successful wedding ceremony, hearing that your love has borne fruit is the icing on the cake. For first time expecting mothers, it is a difficult and herculean task to search and look for all the right stuff and equipment the baby will need. Moms-to-be need to list down all the things the baby would need at the soonest possible time so that little by little, each item can already be purchased and readied for the baby's arrival. But there is another easy way to almost have it all, without getting too much headache over it. The solution is to hold a baby shower party! The only headache mom-to-be would have is the menu she would have to prepare on that day and that is easier for her.


Now the burden of searching and looking for baby stuff is passed on to the invitees.  But another concern is raised. How will the baby shower go about? The best answer there is, is to have a theme that would guide the flow of the baby shower. There are several ways of choosing and deciding on a theme. Do you want it to be based on color? In case you already know the gender of the baby, pink or blue is used to universally represent a baby girl or a baby boy. Or baby items such as a pacifier or a baby bottle? How about character-themed baby shower such as the Sesame Street, Power Puff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory or the Looney Tunes? It could also be a time-of-the-day baby shower whereby each invitee is tasked to bring something the baby would need or use during that time of the day. 





From www.best-baby-gift-guide.com, it suggests wonderful baby shower gift ideas such as  a baby gift basket, a layette gift set, vital baby equipment, beautiful baby linen, a baby massage set, or a baby gift certificate.  Each gift idea is unique. For the baby gift basket, some ideas they suggest is to create your own baby gift basket or go for the classical clothing baby gift basket where you can never go wrong. You can also go for monogrammed baby gift baskets, fun baby basket, mother and baby basket, gift basket for twins, or a pampering baby gift basket. They also have different suggestions for baby girl and baby boys. For the complete descriptions for each item, just visit their website and read on to find fantastic baby gift ideas.


Once the baby shower is finished, take stock of what is already there and not. For those items still missing from your list, make the necessary arrangments to have it readily available once the baby arrives.


Just some last few tips for a successful baby shower: hold it four to six weeks before the due date, establish a theme, write down the guest list, set the tone and size of the baby shower, plan the games, plan the menu, create baby shower party favors, and last but not the least, set the time and location, if it will not be held in your residence. Remember, baby showers are a fun way to welcome the baby that would be coming soon enough.

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3 Easy Tips for Successful Container Gardening


3 Easy Tips for Successful Container Gardening



Here are several tips for creating a wonderful hanging basket or container this summer.  The first is to use an artificial soil composed mostly of peat moss.  Good soils such as Fafard or Pro-Mix use perlite, peat, and other ingredients to produce a soil that will not compact over the summer.  Real garden soil compacts and turns into concrete under the pressure of regular watering.  And when it does, plant roots stop growing because they require good open spaces to move into and absorb nutrients.  Hard, compacted soils do not grow good plants so do not use real soil in your containers.  I re-use my artificial potting soil from year to year.  I dump it out of the pot. Chew it up with a shovel to cut up all last year’s roots and add approximately 10 % by volume of compost. The compost increases air spaces and gives plants a boost in healthy nutrition.


Feed your plants weekly.  Nitrogen, the engine of plant growth, is water soluble and as you water your containers from the top the dissolved nitrogen is leaving from the bottom.   I use a fish-emulsion liquid feed with seaweed to provide all the trace nutrients my plants require and recommend it highly.  You can use any liquid plant food (like Miracle Grow or Shultz) to promote growth.  Compost tea is the Cadillac of liquid plant food and if you make your own compost tea, your plants will respond with bigger and better blooms as well as increased vigour.  


And finally, no matter the size of the container, it is important to soak it all the way to the bottom at each watering.  Continue watering until water emerges from the pot bottom.  This ensures the roots can reach all parts of the container and grow properly.



5 Quick Gardening Tips to Save You Money

It’s easy to spend a fortune every year creating a beautiful yard. These five tips can help save you money in both this, and future gardening seasons.


1. Plan your vegetable garden according to what your neighbors are planting so you can share your vegetables when they’re ready for eating. Often I’ve had too many of one kind of vegetable I couldn’t give away because my friend’s were ripe at the same time. 


2. Select perennials rather than annuals for your flowerbeds. As they multiply each year, cut them back and exchange with your friends so you both have lovely gardens and save money at the same time.


3. Compost your kitchen scraps, as well as your coffee grounds.  The end result is much better than any potting soil you can ever get buy from a nursery or hardware store. The price is right, and this is definitely recycling!


4. Instead of using mulch, try pebbles or small rocks in your garden as ground cover.  This will save you lots of cash since you won’t need to buy mulch in the spring and fall of every year. 


5. Spend more money now by purchasing better quality gardening tools and you will save in the long run.  They will last for years, saving you dollars because you don’t need to replace them every planting season.  Same goes for gardening gloves- make sure you buy the best you can afford so they last all season.


Happy Gardening!



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Yoga for mothers

I am not a Yoga teacher. I’ve only attended about 3 Yoga classes although my gym offers Yoga classes. So, why am I writing about Yoga when I know nothing about it? I am curious – that’s my nature. And through the years, this curiosity has helped me develop a career as a freelance graphic designer and writer. And it is through a very weird type of Yoga (my own type, or whatever I thought was Yoga at that point in time) that helped me swim ashore when I was teetering between drowning in the sea of depression after giving birth to my sons. 


Both times, I was hit badly and constantly turned to the bottle for a solution. The bottle never will be a solution and yet, I hoped it would be.


Yoga and the soon-to-be-mother

There’s all this hype about Yoga that I didn’t fully understand before – what’s all this clamor about Yoga for pregnancy?? What’s the big deal? You have a big belly, retch half the time, have a sudden liking for pickle and have to wear your husband’s clothing….you need Yoga to help you deal with all that?


But of course, I only began the understand the benefits of Yoga as a mother when I started going for the classes, read about them in books, magazines and websites. This amazing method can help mothers regain their physical strength and sends them into a journey of self-discovery and improvement. Instead of helping you deal with others, in Yoga, everything starts from within. Therefore, to solve a problem, you have to go inside. 


And inside a mother, it’s always a battle zone…and it’s tumultuous half the time. Pizza or no pizza? Sex or no sex tonight? What kind of mother will I be? Will I sprain my own child’s fingers when I try to put his/her clothes on? With the kind of bizarre thinking (and hormones) going on inside our mind and our body, mothers often have a  difficulty finding peace. Your doctor will tell you time and time again that although nutrition is important, finding peace, quiet and calm in yourself and in your life is just important for an expectant mother. 



I don’t know about you…but I am going for more classes because I have seen the benefits. Yoga can do a whole lot for the ordinary non-married kidless people….imagine what it can do for a mother.


Yoga for the regular mother


Considering the fact that Yoga can help bring calm into calamity, it’s obviously a good choice for you to try out Yoga if you’re thinking of starting an exercise program. Better yet, join a gym…which is what I did. I used to scoff at people who join gyms and judging from the loud dance music, I remember thinking to myself… “Yikes…gym is just a sorry excuse for a disco. Instead of serving peanuts, they serve fruit mixes. Instead of alcohol, they serve bottled water. But everyone’s trying to get into a social thing in the gym. It’s a social club!”


And as a mother, I don’t have the time to join a social club. 


But I was wrong. As soon as I gave the 10-day free classes trial, I was hooked. No makeup, no dressup (oh, the younger gym-goers still dress up to the nines and apply mascara for gym) and no pretense. I go to the gym and attend the Yoga class to sweat – to end up looking ugly but feeling damn good!


Mothers can open up their minds and free up their hearts after Yoga

Yoga has this tranquilizing effect on people that can hardly be explained with words. It has to be felt. It’s like you’re striking those poses, stretching those muscles and bending over backwards…and all this while, your mind is opening up and all impure thoughts are just flying out of it. 


Yoga can be like ‘taking out the trash’. 


And this can be good for the whole family, especially the kids, as well. After a session of uninterrupted Yoga, you’ll feel renewed. Even a grumpy, sleeping, tired and beaten-out mother will have more energy to spend time with the kids. Instead of feeling disgruntled and trapped, a mother can use Yoga to actually find an opening, a release that helps relax, not only the body, but the mind as well. 




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Christmas Day

Christmas Day


The Christmas season and all its activities are geared to the big day, 

Dec. 25, which is Christmas Day. The word Christmas is derived from Middle 

English 'Christemasse' and Old English 'Cristes maesse,' both of which means 

'Christ's Mass.' The day is celebrated by Christians as the day that Jesus 

Christ was born, although the true date of Jesus' birth isn't really known.

Given the religious significance of Christmas Day, it therefore follows 

that attending church is a big tradition on that day. It is seen as mandatory 

for devout Christians and for others who are concerned about retaining the 

sacred meaning of the day. Many people fear that the sacred aspects of Christmas 

are being lost and overshadowed amid the bustle of commercial activity now 

associated with the entire season.


Church services therefore take place early on Christmas morning. Attending 

those services is the first official activity that many people do on Christmas 

Day. Unlike the Midnight Mass and other earlier church services on Christmas 

Eve, Christmas Day services do not usually include the dramatization of the 

birth of Jesus. They may be more subdued with a sermon that recounts the birth 

of Jesus and his purpose to save mankind. The congregation is then exalted to be 

as giving as Jesus and to help out those who are in need. 

Consequently, many people will take some time on Christmas Day to 

volunteer in a charitable activity such as serving dinner to the poor and hungry 

at a church, charitable organization or other social services center. Others 

will also work with charitable organizations to distribute toys to needy 

children at shelters, hospitals and other places.


As part of the religious aspect of Christmas Day, groups that sing Christmas 

carols will also be out very early on Christmas morning. 

Although Christmas Dinner is the most significant meal of the day, a large 

breakfast will also be served in most households that will be shared by all 

family members. The occasion of all family members having a meal together is a 

disappearing tradition in many American households and so Christmas is seen as a 

perfect time to return to the tradition. Christmas Day after all, is all about 

family, sharing and togetherness.




Throughout the day, greetings of 'Merry Christmas' will be exchanged by 

telephone calls with family, friends, acquaintances, and loved ones who are 

located elsewhere in the country and overseas. It is a common occurrence for so 

many people to be trying to make international calls to loved ones and friends 

on Christmas Day that telephone communication systems to some countries often 

are overwhelmed. The availability of technology and the Internet eases that 

somewhat nowadays however, as emails and instant messaging can also be used as 

other communication channels to exchange greetings on Christmas Day.

Christmas Day Dinner is undoubtedly the central activity of the day. Family and 

friends gathered for dinner take pleasure in enjoying and sharing a delicious 

meal and also are mindful and thankful for the opportunity to be able to share 

the meal, to have each other and for the material things that make their lives 

comfortable and give them happiness. 


Some of those material things are then shared in absolute delight as everyone 

will gather around or near to the Christmas tree after dinner to exchange and 

open Christmas presents. It's an activity that is relished and which is filled 

with much laughter, happy chatter and merriment, especially by children who are 

usually much delighted to get a toy that they had wished for.

After dinner and the exchange of presents, adults may have light conversations, 

play games or even watch a movie. Children are often taken up with experimenting 

or playing with their new toys. It has also become a tradition on Christmas Day 

for members of some families, such as teenagers and young adults, to end 

Christmas Day by attending the movie theater on Christmas evening or Christmas 

night to see a recently released film.

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Drugs and Alcohol: Talking To Your Kids

Drugs and Alcohol: Talking To Your Kids

Drugs and alcohol statistics for children are frightening.  For example, did you know that nationwide, 32.2 percent of children have drunk their first alcoholic drink before they were 13 years old.  11.3 percent of students have had their first experience with marijuana prior to the age of 13.   Eighty-one percent of students have had more than one drink of alcohol in their lifetime.  The numbers continue to show that middle school children on up are highly exposed to drugs and alcohol.  Yet, the fact is, these are difficult subjects to talk with a child.  How will you find the right words to say to show your child that drugs and alcohol are catastrophic to their life?

Start At A Young Age

Most of the statistic show that children are first exposed to smoking, drugs and alcohol at a young age, usually during middle school. It can happen sooner than this, too.  The key is to start talking to your child as soon as you can. This often requires talking to your child by the time they are ten about what alcohol and drugs are and why they are bad. When you do bring up the subject, there are a few tips that can help you through it.

1. Talk to them, don't threaten or berate them.  Children are willing to listen to you and learn from you, especially if they are young. If you explain to them what is bad they will be more receptive.

2. Realize that school may have already brought the subject up, but you may not know what they have said.  Talk to your child about what they have heard or learned in school.

3. Let them ask questions.  Be open and responsive about the questions they have. Answering them will help your child to realize that drugs and alcohol really are a bad thing.

4. Teach your children about peer pressure.  Tell them they will get asked.  Teach them what to do in a realistic form. If you tell them to just say no, they may not know how to keep up the act. 

5. Do some role playing. You be the one offering the drugs while children are playing themselves.  Try to be insistent so that they know how to get out of the worst situations.

Keep It Up

Although you have planted the seed at a young age, you will need to continue talking with your child about alcohol and drugs throughout their life.  This process does not slow over time either.  As teens, they will need reminding of how to back out of situations.  You will need to explain to them, at this point, why drugs hurt and what they can do to you.  You may want to sit down with them and watch a documentary on television. On the other hand, you may want to tell them personal stories about your experiences.

Relating to older children is important.  Most just want to do the right thing but may be unsure of why the wrong thing is that bad. As a parent you will need to also learn to spot the signs of drug and alcohol abuse. If you smell cigarettes, don't let it pass believing it was the other child. If you don't know why their eyes are bloodshot or they are always tired ask.  Children that stop doing things that they once enjoyed doing may be experiencing some signs of drug use.

Whenever you find yourself facing the question of "is my child doing drugs or drinking alcohol" step back and hold back. Think about the right away to approach them. Physicians warn that if parents plan a steady role, a reassuring role and one of concern, they will get the answers they need. If they play the role of a dictator, children are more likely to go into the problem further.

Drugs and alcohol are some of the most difficult of subjects to talk with a child about.  By bringing them up early and really staying on top of them, you and your child can find yourself in a much safer place.  Keeping your child safe is worth a few talks and it can help improve your relationship with them, too.

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