February 10, 2011
My hometown newspapers front page showed a picture of a mangled car that crashed through a wall at a nearby elementary school. It was a sight that defiled explanation. Three 20 years-olds were killed the night before. Many parents and students would get an eerie look at the accident when they arrive a school. What a horrible reminder to start the day with. The agonizing question of why or how challenges many as it's a mystery why this happened.
What a tragic reminder about the preciousness of life; about how wonderful it is to mix up oatmeal for your pre-schooler and how waiting on a teen running late from basketball practice is not the end of the world.
Research shows we are hanging with a mom who is running around in the morning to get her family to their necessary destinations and there should come a point where she can be alone with her thoughts and maybe with a baby in the car seat and with you on her radio or computer. She could have just passed a car crash or have been held up in traffic due to one. She could be stressed for many reasons; the child she just dropped at school wasn't feeling good, she didn't have time for a meal or she's running late for a business meeting.
She buzz words
- Dixie cup
Right now she could be working at a
- Setting a table
- Plumping pillows
- Write a progress report
- Filing out a credit card application
Right now she could be
- Sending a condolence car
- Emptying her trash
- Folding clothes
- Training her pup
Right now she could be
- Recycling her newspapers
- Cutting pictures out of a magazine
- Stuck in a doctors waiting room
- Cleaning out her medicine cabinet
It's all in the bag and ready when she is. Mommy's Hospital Overnight bag comes filled with lotion, camera, and more personal care items to help Mom stay comfortable.
Daddy's Overnight Bag contains similar items along with NoDoz, snacks and a travel game. www.minimus.biz
For years, many moms have been concerned with the weight of their kid's backpack. If she's concerned that her child's backpack might be hurting his or her spinal development, the Balanzza digital luggage scale could help. This scale clips to the bag and weighs it easily when it's hung. A child's backpack should weigh less than 10% of the child's weight. www.balanzza.com
Her kids are getting in on her workout with Fitness Fun: Pilates for Kids. This DVD teaches them all the lengthening and strengthening moves Pilates has to offer.
Not much attention is paid to cleaning babies' teeth.
It's still important to care for them, as tooth decay is on the rise with babies. Two dentists designed Tooth Tissues for their own children and are available now at www.toothtissues.com.
Babies-to-work programs are the latest happening in her office. With the economy, layoffs, and scale- downs, some employers have seen the need to institute the option to bring baby to work. Some say productivity is challenged. Others say those who bring their baby stay longer and get all their work finished. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners reports good results. Now if baby could just take dictation.
"Where does all my money go?"
She sweet Factory-direct eyeglasses can offer dramatic savings. The websites vary in quality but they are worth the surf if she needs to save.
At www.google.org/flutrends, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are posted. This offers an opportunity to detect an outbreak days before it shows up in doctors' reports. This doesn't stop the outbreak but could alert medical professionals as to what's coming their way.
Here are some websites so she or he can get prepared for Valentine's Day without paying for those last-minute shipping charges:
- www.cardnotes.com: she can design a personal Valentine that will be printed professionally and mailed to her within two days.
- www.necco.com: makers of the popular conversation hearts; see this year's latest sentiments and more wafer candy to give.
- www.pajamagram.com: all different types of sleepwear offered, from loungewear to nightgowns, slippers to robes. All sizes available and cool packaging too!
- www.CalyxFlowers.com: beautiful blooms and gifts packaged in gorgeous hatboxes.
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