Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ezine Article

I have been writing my articles on "Parenting" on ezinearticles.com. I thought I would put on of these articles on this blog for you to see. If you would like to read more of my writings you can click on them from the side bar on the right. I look forward to hearing your input.




Quality Time With Your Child

When you have more then one child there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. Finding time for each individual child is very important. This will help your child develop a special relationship with you as a parent. It also will create lasting memories for both you and your child. That doesn't mean it is not important to have family time. My motto is, a family that plays together stays together.

Setting up schedules or mommy or daddy time is the best way to remember these special times for your child. It can be as simple as a lunch date for the two of you or a date night out to dinner and a movie. When times were too hectic and our budget didn't allow for eating out, I would take only one child with me to the store. The time we had together was special and the child would get to pick out something for us to bake at home with the other children. If dad has to run errands, the child can go with him as a helper. Making the child feel special. The goal to your individual time is for you to listen to their heart. I found, as my children grew older, our alone time was when they would confide in me privately about things that were on their mind. I never had to ask them to share their heart I just listened.

your child is never too old to not have mom/dad time. Every child wants to feel important to its parents. If there are multiple children in the home, an older child may not be able to find the personal time to discuss with you private issues. Making that time available to them, without them asking for it, shows them you understand their needs.

If you find that you did not find time during the day to spend personal time with your child, do not panic. Tucking your child into bed and listening to their day will make a world of difference to your child. My parents had a half hour interval between each child. The youngest going to bed first and the oldest last. This would be a good situation if you wanted to spend quality time with each child. Remember, it isn't the quantity but the quality of time you spend with your children.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wedding Cake and Shower cakes


Why is it that bridal/baby shower and wedding cakes taste so much better then the white cakes we make at home. Today I picked up the baby shower cake (white cake) for the baby shower I am having for my daughter in law. When I ordered the cake I ordered two dozen extra cupcakes. I figured if I didn't order extra cupcakes, my son would steal a piece of the cake before Sunday. So tonight after dinner we all had a cupcake and I tell you it's like eating a slice of heaven. It's a good thing we don't have these cakes very often, I don't need the extra calories.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Too Much Painting


I have the ability to organize, clean, cook and teacher children, but I do not have painting skills. I can draw pictures and paint fairly well but when it comes to painting rooms in a house, I'm not your girl. Why is that? I am not that uncoordinated. This past week my family has been tackling our "to do" list. All the things we have left undone. We carpeted my office, painted 2 bathrooms, touched up the trim in the whole house and painted my bedroom. When I tried to help someone would suggest I do something else. This did not hurt my feelings as I truly hate to paint. I would rather clean up he mess or prep for the painting.

The house looks great and it feels so good to get it all accomplished. A perfect way to utilize this cold icky weather and have the house repair jobs finished, so when spring comes I can play outside in my gardens.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Twilight and Flowers

I think I might actually be one of the very few people who have not seen the movie Twilight. I have never been into vampires, so I never went to see the movie. Although, I know people really liked this movie and found it fascinating. While browsing one of my favorites web sites 1800flowers.com. I saw they have a Twilight Valentine's Day Flowers special for those fans. If you purchase a dozen roses, you receive a Twilight DVD with extras. They have several Twilight bundles from which you can choose.

If you are thinking of ordering flowers for your loved one you can be guaranteed that there are no extra hidden fees. MSNBC.com did an article on flowers prices and companies that sell flowers on the internet. 1800flowers.com was praised for their no hidden cost or fees. I have always liked this site and think you might want to stop by and look around.

Flowers Flowers Everywhere


This time of year everyone is thinking of flowers to send to their loved ones on Valentines Day. No matter where you go, you see advertisement for flowers. Being the curious person that I am, I tend to go to these web sites and look around. It is so much fun to see the different romantic and beautiful flowers.

Personally I like the roses best. Call me old fashion, but a gorgeous bouquet of red roses are my favorite. Although there was the romantic bouquet of roses in different shades of pink and lavender roses with plum colored calla lilies in it. There are so many choices on these sites, you will have to go visit them and choose for yourself. What is great about this site is the same day delivery. This comes in handy for the people who tend to procrastinate.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Photography

I wanted to post some of my photography. I would love to become a professional, but everyone is a photographer. So, I take pictures for my own pleasure and have fun doing it. Hope you enjoy.










Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Love Flowers


I don't know about other women, but I love to receive a bouquet of flowers from my husband. It lets me know that he was thinking of me. He doesn't do it often, but that is what makes it so special. He is not like other guys that buy their wives or girlfriends flowers on valentines day, birthdays, anniversaries and mother's day. He buys them on rare occasions to just let me know he loves me.

I personally like to buy flowers for my loved ones. I usually order them over the internet and have them sent. There is nothing like receiving a bouquet while you are at work. I am like my husband and prefer to buy them for no reason, just because. 1800flowers.com has a great selection of roses and has same day delivery. Right now they have a Valentines Day special with free shipping and no service charge. This is a good buy for all you guys that spent Super Bowl Sunday ignoring your wife or girlfriend. Trust me when I say, she will forgive you and love you for being so thoughtful.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Window Hazard for Birds


My husband built a four season room on to our home several years ago. With all the windows on this room we occasionally have a bird fly into the window and knock themselves silly. Most of the time, my husband is there and will pick the bird up and bring it inside. We place it in a cage until it comes out of the shock and then we release it. Most of the time they are little sparrows, but today a female cardinal hit the window. We took a couple of pictures of her, she is so beautiful. I wanted to share them with you all. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Almost Here


Time is drawing nearer as we wait for the upcoming arrival of our grandchild. We have been busy buying last minute necessities. My daughter in law is in wonderful health and the baby is very active. My son gets more excited everyday! Last week I did a photo session with the two of them. This is the popular thing to take photos of the pregnant mom and daddy to be. It was so much fun! I'm posting just one of the photos, that came out so cute.

I think to myself, they have no idea how quiet their life is now and how non-hectic their life is now. It's all about to change. I look forward to watching my son and his wife grow into parenthood. I'll keep you all posted on the upcoming events.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Toy for Hubby


My husband has a love for flying and any kind of aircraft. He received his private pilots license in the early 1990's, which gives me some confidence in his flying. I have flown with him many of times and he is a very competent pilot. His passion for flying and aircraft is enduring.

Throughout the years he has purchased ultralight planes. Buying and selling these planes determined by our income or the need for money at the time. Recently, he acquired another ultralight in a barter for a couple of horses, a horse trailer and a utility trailer. Buying these planes usually involve purchasing parts to repair or improve them. I am the go to girl when looking to find parts. Recently while searching for parts I ran across a web site that I found interesting.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Alex Crisses

For all the young men and women looking to succeed in life, you can learn a lesson about hard work from Alex Crisses Insight Venture Partners. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, he received the Dean's Award for Excellence. Then going on to Harvard Business School to receive a Masters in Business Administration with honors. Alex Crisses Insight Venture Partners applies himself 100% in every aspect of his life. The proof of this is in the honors and awards throughout his education. He even applied himself 100% on the tennis court. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, he was on the varsity tennis team.

He also finds time to donate his time to charities as well. Alex Crisses Insight Venture Partners was the former Director of Fund-raising and Executive Commitee Member of Minds Matter, a New York based charity for under privileged high school students. He also is a supporter of the Make a Wish Foundation, New York City Police Foundation, and the Sergeant Benevolent Association. Alex Crisses is a great example to youth, if you apply yourself and work hard you can achieve your goals.