Amber’s First Halloween 2008 We won’t be Trick-or-Treating this year but in case you are here are some good tips! Nutritionist and registered dietician Mary Gocke from the Center for Health and Healing in New York warns against feeding kids too much candy as overconsumption […]
Month: October 2010
Although Amber has gotten to the point where she enjoys playing with all her toys her favorites are still books! Because of this I’m always thrilled to get a new book to add to her collection. One Hand, Two Hands is adorable! I love the […]
**This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to Viva 32 who won***
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No–not the holidays, flu and cold season!!!!
Ok, so I’m being slightly sarcastic! As I’ve told you in my past several posts now I am battling one vicious cold bug at the moment. The worst part of it is that I have had a horrible, horrible cough but wasn’t able to take any “real” medicine because I’m nursing. Thankfully I had received this bottle of Children’s Chestal to review and although I’m sad that I can actually review it (who wants to be sick?!) I can tell you first hand that it does work! I noticed that my coughing was much worse the nights that I didn’t take it than the nights that I did. The all natural ingredients which include honey work great without giving you any nasty side effects like the other alcohol based cold medicines do. It doesn’t taste bad either–like watered down honey basically. I would recommend this and it’s great to have if you’re nursing like me or if you have a child! Amber hasn’t gotten to try it yet because thankfully she somehow managed to skip this bug but I will definitely be giving it to her when the next inevitable cold comes along! You can find out more information along with where you can purchase Children’s Chestal on the website here.
As you may remember, I recently partnered up with Making Work at Home Work as a blogger. I especially like this month’s article–such wise, true words!!!!
By Mary M. Byers
There’s a big difference between working to put food on the table vs.working for the “extras” such as summer camp or a vacation. Both are legitimate but it’s essential to be honest about your motivation. Knowing what drives you will help you keep your priorities in order. When my children were young, I worked for the extras. However, instead of stopping when I earned enough to help with vacation costs I kept right on going, becoming a workaholic in the process. It didn’t serve me or my family. When I recognized my error, I was able to cut back on work in order to create a healthier balance. Now that my children are school-age and I’m working to help cover orthodontia, tuition and retirement, I’ve increased my hours accordingly.
Understanding why you are working makes it easier to make tough work-related decisions. Will you work on the weekends? Stay up late to get it all done? If you’re working to put food on the table, the answer will more likely be yes. But if you’re working for the fun of it, you may choose not to compromise family time by late night or weekend work. When you know why you are working, it gets easier to decide what kind of boundaries you’ll adhere to.