January 25, 2013
I'd love to have my teenage daughter's metabolism. She can, and does, consume all sorts of food without any ramifications weight wise. For this reason alone I am happy, as I never want her having an issue with her weight. However, one can't help but be a little jealous as she scarfs down French fries, thick pieces of Sicilian pizza, and slices of chocolate cake.
When Jamie Leigh Curtis played Lindsay Lohan's mom in Freaky Friday one of the first things she did was eat a box of McDonald's French fries. Many moms trying to age gracefully travel with fruit, nuts and cheese sticks in their purse. We move from carrying diapers, dry Cheerios, a toddlers change of clothes, toys and items to occupy our children along with a compact, lipstick and cash, to healthy food for ourselves, coupons, and a debit card. Indulging without it seeming like a "cheat" is what she needs to allow for. Maybe you can be the catalyst in this: when was the last time your provided her with a way to have a girls night out ?
She Buzz Words
She Could Be
A ice rink attendee
Right now she could be
Seeking a babysitter for tomorrow night
Working on a school fundraiser
Training her dog
These are the top tips she should know when it comes to saving money this year:
• Stop overspending.
• Stick to a budget.
• Pay off debt.
• Manage credit (www.Quizzle.com will give a free credit report).
• Improve credit score.
• Have a savings plan for daily needs and retirement.
• Make sure she has the right amount of insurance.
- Protect her identity.
- If she needs to turn her Netflix flaps into a piece of art, this site can guide her: www.Netflixorigami.com.
She's in the know
It's stressful to take a sick child to the pediatrician. Here's a list to make her appointment easier, thanks to NJ Family:
Pediatrician Pet Peeves
Don't ask for a two-fer; Make appointment for all children that need to be seen. Do not ask the doctor to check out your child's sibling while you're there. That requires pulling the child's chart, creating a bill, and slows down the appointment schedule for that day.
Be nice to the receptionist. Kindness to all is necessary. They want your child well just like you do.
No cell phones. All electronics should be put away when dealing with the doctor.
Treat the fever. Don't wait until after your visit to treat a child's fever, just to prove to the doctor that they have one. Treat at home and bring as much information possible regarding the child's illness.
Use appropriate discipline. Parent your child; do not allow misbehavior.
Do not threaten a child by saying they will have to get shots if they don't behave. Act calm if they do need a shot. Parental anxiety stresses out the child who needs an injection.
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