Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Attorneys to try 11th-hour bid to save seals at La Jolla beach L.A. Now Los Angeles Times
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
- Aleve which seems to be the only thing helping my poor back after a mommy-picking-up-squirmy-toddler incident yesterday.
- The fact that I can almost stand up straight today. (Soooo close.)
- Despite the back injury, I got to go enjoy a Mom's Night Out last night and met some new people.
- Matchbox cars - which distracted my son enough this morning to allow me to enjoy some coffee unperturbed.
- My health - go read this blog and be inspired and thankful.
P.S. - If anyone can tell my why Blogger changes paragraph spacing, no matter what I do, I would greatly appreciate some help.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
We're just beginning our potty training journey, and are only in the "introductory" phase with our 19 month old son, but I can already tell this book is going to be yet another invaluable resource for us.
Here's a sneak peek excerpted from the book:
Potty Training - Get Ready, Get Set, GO!
If your child is near or has passed his first birthday, you can begin incorporating pre-potty training ideas into his life. They are simple things that will lay the groundwork for potty training and will make the process much easier when you're ready to begin.
During diaper changes, narrate the process to teach your toddler the words and meanings for bathroom-related functions, such as pee-pee and poo-poo. Include descriptive words that you'll use during the process, such as wet, dry, wipe, and wash. If you're comfortable with it, bring your child with you when you use the toilet. Explain what you're doing. Tell him that when he gets bigger, he'll put his pee-pee and poo-poo in the toilet instead of in his diaper. Let him flush the toilet if he wants to.
Help your toddler identify what's happening when she wets or fills her diaper. Tell her, "You're going poo-poo in your diaper." Have her watch you dump and flush.
Start giving your child simple directions and help him to follow them. For example,
ask him to get a toy from another room or to put the spoon in the dishwasher.
Encourage your child to do things on her own: put on her socks, pull up her pants, carry a cup to the sink, or fetch a book.
Have a daily sit-and-read time together.
Take the readiness quiz again every month or two to see if you're ready to move on to active potty learning.
Excerpted with permission.
I've always felt a little bit "different" from the local natives but this summer that feeling has hit me hard. You see, I seem to be the only one here enjoying our weather in the 70's. It's been sunny and below 80 and I think that's awesome. Not much humidity to trigger my asthma, no over-heating chasing my one year old around the back yard. I mean, could it get any better? Apparently. No one I know here likes this weather. Everyone seems to like the temps over 80. So here I am, alone in my love of the weather. Sniff sniff, boo hoo. Somebody tell me I'm not crazy.
On another note, I'll come up with some more interesting blog posts this week. Guess I've been too busy enjoying the weather to come up with any engaging blog material lately.
Happy Blogging! :)
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Here's how it works: You sign up for a free account and start shopping. It's that simple. I chose to sort my product searches by sale price and wow did I save some money. Shipping is ALWAYS FREE so you get your items delivered to your doorstep within 2-3 business days and it doesn't cost anymore than going to the store (maybe even less if you factor in gas). How great is that??? Click the picture below to visit Alice and introduce yourself.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
- I remembered that it's "Thankful Thursday" (just in the nick of time)
- The weekend is almost here.
- The house to the rear of our property that went from horrible tenants to horribly neglected in a year has officially been demolished!
- I had almost a full night's sleep the past two nights.
- Our DVD player which saved a rainy day