Archive for September, 2009

Stocking Stuffers – Stuff These Stockings!

September 29, 2009

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October is almost here and that means that soon we will all be running around trying to get our holiday shopping done.  Where it be Christmas stocking stuffers of the 8 days of Channukah we are always in search of an inexpensive, useful and original gift.

I found these fabulous, personalized water bottle holders ( also called water cozies), each one is personalized with Swarovski crystals.  Gorgeous!

You can hang them on the fireplace and fill them with stocking stuffers or stuff a stocking with them!  For the fashionista gym goer, office worker or Mom…personalize for Bubbie, Grandma, Mommy, Teacher or any name. 

A great gift for under $20.

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September 25, 2009

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Worry

September 23, 2009

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I came across this from…I don’t know where.  I was cleaning out my files and thought, how simple and profound. 

Is there a magic cut off period when Offspring become accountable for their own Actions? Is there a wonderful moment when Parents can become detached spectators in the lives of their children and shrug, ‘It’s their life,’ and feel nothing?
When I was in my twenties , I stood in a hospital Corridor waiting for doctors to put a few Stitches in my daughter’s head. I asked, ‘When do you stop worrying?’ The nurse said, ‘When they get out of the accident stage.’ My Dad just smiled faintly and said nothing.

When I was in my thirties, I sat on a little Chair in a classroom and heard how one of my Children talked incessantly, disrupted the class, and was headed for a career making License plates. As if to read my mind, a teacher Said, ‘Don’t worry, they all go through this stage and then you can sit back, relax and Enjoy them.’ My dad just smiled Faintly and said nothing.

When I was in my forties, I spent a lifetime waiting for the phone to ring, the cars to come home, the front door to open. A friend said, ‘They’re trying to find themselves. Don’t worry, in a few years, you can stop worrying. They’ll be Adults.’ My dad just smiled faintly and said nothing.

By the time I was 50, I was sick & tired of being Vulnerable. I was still worrying over my Children, but there was a new wrinkle. There was nothing I could do about it. My Dad just smiled faintly and said nothing. I Continued to anguish over their failures, be tormented by their frustrations and absorbed in Their disappointments.

My friends said that when my kids got married I Could stop worrying and lead my own Life. I wanted to believe that, but I was Haunted by my dad’s warm smile and his Occasional, ‘You look pale. Are you all right? Call me the minute you get home. Are You depressed about something?’
Can it be that parents are sentenced to a Lifetime of worry? Is concern for one another Handed down like a torch to blaze the trail of Human frailties and the fears of the Unknown? Is concern a curse or is it a virtue That elevates us to the highest form of life?

 
One of my children became quite irritable Recently, saying to me, ‘Where were you? I’ve been Calling for 3 days, and no one answered & I was worried.’

I smiled a warm smile. The torch has been passed.

The funny thing is that just last week that happened to me and my husband.  We were out all day and my son did not know where we were.  When he finally got in touch with us he said, ” why didn’t you leave me a note?”.

Crazy Baby!

September 10, 2009

 

 

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My granddaughter is now in daycare. Mommy is now back at work. My oh my how time flies! Each day holds something new when it comes to Maia. Lately she has been giggling, it is like…all of a sudden she found her “giggle voice”.

She is walking but sometimes forgets to bend her knees. Then she falls, starts to crawl but when you say to her, “you can walk, no need to crawl” she stops, looks at you, gets up and walks. What a funny little person! Her disposition is pretty easy going although I am hesitant to admit this but I think she is going to have my temper! Quite, quiet, quiet …..explode!!!!

 Yesterday in daycare did not want anymore of her bottle, took it out of her mouth and flung ( yes, flung it) across the room. The bottle hit the wall and shattered!!!! I think I will suggest to my daughter that she buy a few of the bottles Green to Grow BPA free which were recommended by the panel of PTPA mom evaluators.

Baby’s First Journal

September 9, 2009

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My cousins daughter just had a baby!  A boy!  The first boy in a long line of girls….they are so excited, overcome with joy and excitement.  I got on my “preachy box” and regailed how wonderful it is to be a grandmother.  I truly did not understand until I had my first ( and only for the time being ) grandchild how wonderful it really is.   There really is nothing like enjoying the baby and giving the baby back

One of the things they tell you in the hospital is to record everything!  Times of feeding, sleep, diaper changes etc.  I decided to do a bit of research and found these fabulous journals….Baby’s first journal. 

Personalized Toddler T-Shirts

September 8, 2009

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I was looking around to add some personalized toddler products to petiteposh and through one of the online women’s groups that I belong to found the most fashionable, fun, personalized t-shirts around!

The pictures don’t do these toddler t-shirts justice.  Made of 100% cotton, toddler t-shirts from American Apparel and adorned with Swarovski crystals you can personalize these t-shirts for any name.

So….because the pics weren’t great I decided that my granddaughter would be the perfect model..(she is teething…notice the drool on her chin :).take a look!

New Designs from Grobag the Baby Sleeping Bag Specialists

September 2, 2009

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Baby sleeping bags….we love them!  Grobag is the baby sleeping bag specialists ..why you may ask?  Because all of their baby sleeping bags have been tested and evaluated by a panel of peers and Moms!  All of their baby sleeping bags meet with safety standards and governmental regulations.

Check out the new Grobag designs that are now available from Petiteposh.com!

Nursery Design and Feng Shui

September 2, 2009

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My granddaughter has not been sleeping too well lately.  She is waking up around 3 times a night.  I thank every moment that I am now Bubby and not Mommy!

I remember those days when you finally get them back to sleep, you crawl into bed ( for the 3rd time) and as soon as you start (finally!) drifting off to sleep….. need I say more?

Anyone believe in the ancient Chinese art and science of Feng Shui?  I don’t really believe but at this point my daughter is ready to try anything!  Here is what I passed on to her:

Tips for feng shui – ing your way to positive flowing energy. Don’t put the bed against a window rather line it up so that the breeze from the open window creates a flow of soft wind which will stimulate a mobile or gentle caress baby creating soft energy and positive movement. The crib should not be put directly in line with the door as positive energy will flow out rather than in. Have a solid wall behind the crib and the bottom of the crib should be at least 20 cm above the ground with a clear space underneath. No mirror or highly reflective surfaces should be facing the crib.

When painting the nursery keep in mind these colors:

Blue – water, ease, freshness and abundance

Pink – Fire and passion, the universal color of love it is the perfect color to soothe the energy, pink soothes the heart and fills it with love.

Strong Yellow – Fire, associated with the rising sun always uplifting and cheery, as well as creating a coze space, an excellent choice for a nursery

Well, her room is pink….let’s see if anything else helps!!!

Try Baby Spaces the nursery templates to help you position your nursery furniture without breaking your back!