Monthly Archives: August 2010
My husband wanted to watch it because it included a lot of action fallen heroes like Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Stratham, Steve Austin, and Mickey Rourke. I almost said Ben Kinglsey because I watched Prince of Persia right before that. I have nothing much to say about Prince of Persia because when you watch The Expendables after any movie, that’s like seeing a pair of an ugly and uglier girl walking down the street. Suddenly, you don’t really have much to comment on the ugly girl.
Almost every conversation I’ve had with parents about parenting are usually backed with our desire to be seen as decent parents who know what we are doing. It is not because we want to impress anyone, but rather not be seen as bad parents. If we ask our friends for advice, it is because we care and want to give what’s best for our kids.
School is back and it’s time to stress over making meals for the kids. I don’t have any kids that are returning to school but I have neices and nephews that come over and eat a lot. They are growing so they are always hungry. They chow down everything without enjoying the food unless Ed, the gourmet chef and super foodie explains the ingredients to them (which one of them is starting to become interested in how food is prepared and should taste). I love to cook but I don’t want to cook a fine meal if it is not appreciated.
If you are feeding kids who think food magically appears on the table, no appreciation of how food is made or come from (can’t blame them at their age), then here are some tips on making lots of food that will keep them full and your wallet happy.
I watched my first episode of Toddlers and Tiaras couple weeks ago and thought this would be a good money-grabbing business in Vancouver. The start-up is not hard, you rent a hotel ballroom, hire some judges (I would qualify since I’m a freelance MUA and self-proclaimed expert on everything haha) and get some nice trophies and “bookmarks” (ribbons) done.
Well, if you are one of those moms (no offence but then no love either after watching what the kids are put through), then look no further.
I went window shopping on South Granville yesterday and saw this book from Pottery Barns Kids called White Noise by David Carter. It was pretty trippy as it wasn’t really a story for kids. It wasn’t a story at all.
Strollers do not belong in stores. They belong on the sidewalk, in a park, or even a mall. But not in a store. Blocking traffic. While the mom is distracted with shopping, doing nothing when people say ‘excuse me’.
Not all moms-with-strollers suck. Only the inconsiderate ones. Here are the contenders for Inconsiderate Moms of the Year Award…
Over the course of my pregnancy, I had received advice from many friends. Some advice was well received and some I brushed it off. Now with some colleagues expecting, many had turned to me for advice. But I’m not one to sound off my thoughts, oh, who am I kidding, I love to rant.
Looking back, there was one piece of advice I wish I followed but did not and is slightly regretting it.
Buying baby clothes – everyone will tell you this – Don’t invest too much in baby clothing. You will receive them as gifts. You will receive a lot! Especially if you are having a baby shower, you can count on guests that are parents to give you useful items that they know it’s useful. You can also count on non-parents to give you the ‘safe gifts’ such as clothing, bath towels , blankies, plushies and gift sets.
I didn’t take this advice seriously. I still bought clothing because a) it was on sale and b) it was too cute and I couldn’t resist. In the end, I realized that the first few months, Little Patch wore mostly onesies and sleepers. His ‘cool street clothes’ were worn about 3 times at most.
Also, if you are inexperienced in buying baby clothing, you will tend to overspend on your first shopping trips. And I don’t mean overspending as in buying Burberry Kids (unless you named your child Hollingsworth IV). I thought I got a sweet deal at the Gap when I bought a pack of 3 long sleeved onesies for $16 (originally $25) thinking that $5 each is not so bad. Then the next day, I went to Old Navy and saw that the same onesies were for $12. Now, I can tell you that you can find it for even cheaper!
Babies do not need shoes. Yes, they are cute but baby’s shoes are over priced and unless your baby is a child-athlete prodigy that can already walk on his own by 6 months, just leave the shoes out. I know, some shoes are just too cute but even if you put it on the baby, he will eventually kick it off wherever he is. I find that shoes and socks are too restricted so I buy little booties (they look like a little sack for the feet, much looser than socks) instead.
I have to admit that even giving out such advice, I will still buy Little Patch’s clothing knowing that I will regret it… especially if I’m at the Carters or Osh Gosh outlets.
I wish someone would clarify this to me. I’ve been using non-antibacterial products for awhile now. I buy products that doesn’t say Anti-bacterial and trust that it doesn’t have harmful ingredients such as Triclosan.
But I was comparing the ingredients of SoftSoap’s “Refreshing” Pink Grapefruit to Softsoap’s “Antibacterial” protection in Pink Grapefruit and it has the same ingredients. So does that mean that it is the same except it’s under a different label? Well, at least it doesn’t have Triclosan.