As I get older, I realize that each year it is getting so much harder to get the perfect gift for my dad and father-in-law. I sit and think to myself, what would they want this year, what would they enjoy? What can I get them that others are not getting. I try to be unique and personal as in if they show interest in maybe collectables or a favorite food. My father in law loves wine so I joined a wine of the month club for him which he thoroughly enjoys. My dad has showed his love for cigars so I was thinking don tomas cigars
would be a great gift in this case. We all know the dads in our lives the best, so whatever you decide to buy them this fathers day, I am sure they will love it.
posted by razz @ 9:47 AM,
This happens every year with my little one, trying to decide whether or not they are suffering from a cold or allergies. This took me a while to figure out because as with any new mom, we panic and think the worst. As years go by and with the pediatricians help, we have almost figured out what the symptoms, although very similar, for each are. Allergies usually includes the watery eyes, itchy ears and the stuffed nose, it also helps to know if there is a history of allergies that runs in the family and the time of year as well. The cold and allergy-like symptoms usually lasts a few days and if you notice things such as a high fever, sore throat and fatigue, it is time to call your pediatrician and make an appointment.
posted by razz @ 12:03 PM,
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love music and playing different types of instrument. My kids are really into different kinds of instruments as well. we try to incorporate music on our household and even have mini concerts that is also known as family night for us. The kids love it and we have a blast. The only thing we have not tried is ez drummer
and that is next on our list of what we want to get. We feel that if we broaden our taste and instrument usage, it makes us not only learn about different sounds, but have fun learning to play.
posted by razz @ 9:22 PM,
I know that many moms may not have an idea of what to feed their babies and toddlers, simply because many of them are picky eaters. Here is a sample menu of what they should be eating at that age in order to get the most nutrition. breakfast can be small portion of oatmeal mixed with some brown sugar and cinnamon. I like to add bananas for a nice tasty kick. Lunch is grilled cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread or peanut butter and jelly if they are not allergic. Dinner is easy, Chicken and veggies, cut small of course, sweet potato fries are a hit in my household, fish and rice. I like to keep snacks simple, yogurt, fruits such as apples and bananas.
posted by razz @ 9:16 PM,
I love how there are so many websites that are dedicated to teaching others how to play instruments that they enjoy. I have a dean guitars
that I would love to play but no idea how to play it, I can play a few melodies here and there but not really play in front of my friends like I would love to. Luckily, the sites can teach you enough to get by, or take lessons to really improve and read tabs and music notes.
posted by razz @ 9:15 PM,
When we think of eating healthy, we think oh boy, time to cut down portions and chew on celery through out the day. Not true. In fact, I haven't been really watching what I eat for the last few months but find that I still make healthy choices because of my kids and because of that I have lost about 20 pounds with little effort. Here is a glance of what I eat on an average day:
Breakfast- some type of fruit or make a fruit smoothie
snack- handful of almonds
lunch- open face sandwich on whole wheat toast (turkey, light mayo, Swiss cheese)
Dinner- meat, salad, veggies (serve on small plate)
That is what my day usually consists of with meals and with all of that I always drink water, you will always see me with a water bottle in my hand wherever I go. I don't drink as much pop or sweet drinks, only occasionally. You do not have to make drastic changes or even starve yourself to drop some pounds, just make healthy choices and you will see the weight coming off as you go.
posted by razz @ 6:40 AM,
I love my DH I really do but it seems that sometimes I get stuck with the majority of things to do around the house. He has his work place in the back behind our home where he build things and fix things that needs to be fixed. Don't get me wrong, those things come in handy and its nice to have a handy man around whenever you need one. The other day we needed something called hayward salt cell
and I had no idea what it was but as soon as I mentioned it to him, he was right on it...guess I shouldn't complain huh? I go in his work space and there is a fridge full of beer and junk, and now a big screen television has been put there. Hmm so much for it being an area just for "work" and not play.
posted by razz @ 6:33 AM,
One of the most relaxing ways to help me get fit is doing yoga! I love it and have become so much more flexible since doing so not to mention lean. One of the things I have had a hard time shopping for, well until recently, is the clothing. I could never find something just right that fit my body frame when I do decide to enjoy some yoga time whether in my home or at a center with my friends. Well a friend told me where she gets her yoga clothes
and I must say that I was impressed. I put in an order as soon as she gave me the link and can't wait to sport my new gear. There are all sorts of gear for women, men and children.
posted by razz @ 7:29 PM,
I seriously hate that times flies so fast, not just in a day..but when you realized that a certain moment happened months or even years ago, you kind of think to yourself, what the heck? Seems like yesterday. I find myself sounding like my mom and grandparents when it comes to realizing how old we are really getting. sigh...
posted by razz @ 5:02 PM,
The last few months have been....hectic! It is amazing how one week from not doing something can turn into months! Wow! First of all, I want to say happy new year (a little late I know) simply because it would suck for me not to do so, I have had this blog since foreverrrrr. Between my kids, my hubby and family its has become almost impossible to have time to myself..well I am making me time from now on, I think I deserve it. I will try to keep up and update as much as I can and boy do I have stories for days!
posted by razz @ 4:55 PM,
I may not know much but having children I know what it takes in order to keep them safe especially when costumes are involved. Always buy costumes and accessories that are flame resistant. try to have reflective materials on their costumes, this help to be seen once it gets dark. You can purchase reflective tape at many online shops. Make sure that their costumes are not too long for them to walk comfortably in. Dont stay out too long and try to be back home a little after dark, this will be easy to know how long we stay out if im constantly checking my St. Moritz watches
for the time. Also last but not least, avoid masks that make it hard for your kids to see while they are out gathering treats.
posted by razz @ 9:05 PM,
Every Halloween I make sure that in order to keep my family safe, there are some rules that we always follow no matter what. The first thing you want to do is make sure to trick or treat in friendly neighborhoods that you are familiar with which is usually your own. Carry flashlights and try to stay on sidewalks and of course stick together. Be sure that your kiddies do not eat the candies until everyone gets home so that adults can inspect them. Look both ways before crossing streets and following these should keep everyone safe and have a fun Halloween.
posted by razz @ 9:00 PM,
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posted by razz @ 6:44 AM,
I love making chili for my family during the nice fall days, and since fall is so around the corner, it is time to find those recipes and get started on them. I had an idea and instead of regular ground beef, I am going to try turkey because it is lighter and much more healthier. will look for a great recipe and see if it works then post it here.
posted by razz @ 6:40 AM,
I love my computer and I have to admit that this is where I listen to a majority of my music, the only problem is that the sound from the speakers that are built in are not really on the level that I would like it to be. Now that I found out about audio interface
and how it works with the computers, I think that this is just what I need to have the sounds that I want and just enjoy my music even more.
posted by razz @ 6:36 AM,