January 28, 2011
In this age of iPad's and Kindle's, Magazines are expect to go all digital. That would really change the waiting in line at the check out experience where browsing through People or Vogue is part of the drill. Even The Star gets many a glance; I think this specific publication gets read more in the grocery line than in home. I know you only check out "Madonna's baby bump" to see the wonders of Photoshop.
While on my way to visit a friend in the hospital, I sent a text asking what she'd like me to bring; the reply was a Starbucks skinny chia tea and magazines that did not have covers portraying food because she was on a liquid diet and starving. This was a much harder task than I expected, as Valentines Day is coming up and most covers have something chocolate and wonderful on them. Sandra Bullock, Gwenyth Paltrow and Giada de Laurentiis came to my rescue as Better Homes and Garden's, Redbook
and People Magazine opted to take the celebrity route instead of food this month.That's what it comes down to; food, celebrity and gossip with some fashion and lifestyle snuck in just to round out the bases. So look to whats attractive about the universal appeal of these clean cut celebs and gooey chocolate desserts when prepping today. Sure, a little gossip is okay, but before you crack into it, ask yourself "what value is she gonna get out of what I'm about to say?"
She could be a...
- Child's birthday party attendant
- Gymboree clothing salesperson (some moms do this just for the great discount they offer)
- Wedding planner
- Scuba diver (brrr)
She could be working at a
- Sporting Goods Store
- Home Depot
- Exterminator Business
- Remodeling Company
She's not loving...
- Dry skin on her elbows
Right now she could be..
- Kitchen Designer
- Interior Painter
- Tax Preparer
- Her day can have fewer interruptions by logging on to the National Do Not Call Registry. www.donotcall.gov
- Personalized candy just got better. M&M's can now put pictures on top of their candy coated treats. www.mymms.com
- According to a 2009 Harlequin Romance Report, 47% of women have lied when asked their weight. (What kind of source is that?)
- The average person spends 47 seconds brushing their teeth; 2 minutes is recommended.
- The United States spends more on health care than any other country, yet the results are less than satisfactory. (Source: Reader's Digest)
- Playing a musical instrument for at least three years helps kids test better and improves their visual reasoning.
There is a very good chance that she is not only a caregiver to her children but also to a sick or disabled parent or spouse. She might not think of herself as a caregiver. Studies show that most people taking care of a loved one don't identify as caregivers. Even so, she could use some help and support.
Here are some sites with tips on coping and caring:
- National Family Caregivers Association: www.thefamilycaregiver.org
- Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving: www.rosalynncarter.org
- National Alliance for Caregiving: www.caregiving.org
She's in season
This is Meyer lemon season. They are only available in the winter. That's too bad, because they are the smoothest lemon in the bunch. These lemons have a thinner skin and sweeter flesh than the usual grocery-store lemon. They are fantastic for desserts, sauces, and anything she uses lemons for.
- Traveling long distances with baby is so difficult, especially when flying, because little ones need so many accessories. She can have all the baby items she needs delivered to her destination by ordering at www.Babiestravellite.com.
- Following in the footsteps of her wedding planner, she can now hire a baby planner. These assistants offer services such as planning a baby shower, baby-proofing a house, setting up a nursery, aiding in the aftercare of mom, and more. Use a web search to find one in your area.
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