Friday, February 25, 2011

Thank goodness it's Friday, Aloha Friday at An Island Life..her
question for the day is, "Salty or Sweet?" My answer was "both".
I'm mainly a sucker for sweet stuff!! My question for you today
is "What are your plans for R & R today?" (rest and relaxation!)

My Answer
I love winding down after a busy day by catching up on my
blogging or reading one of my review books. I painted my nails
a peacock blue and my daughter wanted a glittery red. Now I'm
currently reading Sealing The Deal by Dr. Diana Kirschner. Want to
win a copy of Sealing The Deal? Enter here for your chance to win.
Have a great weekend folks:)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

School's Out Due To Snow Today....

So on Tuesday my neighbor upstairs told me that there is a snow storm
coming in on Wednesday through Saturday. We finally got our refund 
and decide to go hit the clearance sections at Target, Old Navy and TJ
Maxx for the kids and ended up coming home with a boat load of 
winter clothing for them. Most of them were 70% off! Gloves were .44c
each at Fred Meyer. Thank goodness we did all that yesterday and 
now the kids can keep warm outside today. They were in need of new
winter clothes and I'm so glad that I finally got that part taken care of. 

It doesn't really show..but the snow is still falling in this picture.

The kids woke up early this morning when they heard me watching
the news and the announcement of school closures. After that, no one
wanted to go back to bed. The kids headed straight for the Wii and 
wanted to start up on the new Wii Zumba Workout we got on Friday.

Now that's a whole other post!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dealing With Bad Manners,Temper Tantrums & Fights

Eileen Spinelli
ISBN: 978-0807563793
Hardcover: 32 pages

All week I've been frustrated about the constant fighting, screaming
and bickering going on between the children these past few weeks
and happened to see this book at the local library yesterday about
Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class by Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by
Anne Kennedy. So I grabbed it and knew this would be the first
thing I would be reading to the younger two. 

Although Loni thinks he's too grown up for these books, I think 
he would learn a thing or two after hearing me read it. 

Yesterday was a busy day, so I got the chance to read it to them
this morning along with some other books on how to teach your 
children good manners. Don't get me wrong I teach my kids and
talk to them constantly, yet somehow I think it goes in one ear 
and out the other. 

The kids did like the book and I'm noticing more peace and quiet
in the house today. Thank goodness, let's hope that this lasts for 
the remainder of the weekend and on to next week. :) Now on to
the teaching them good manners and proper etiquette book! 

Elbow Off the Table, Napkin in the Lap, No Video
Games During Dinner
(The Modern Guide to Teaching Children Good Manners)
Carol McD. Wallace

Softcover: 258 Pages
ISBN: 031214122-x
Publisher: ST. Martin's Griffin 
Language: English

The kids enjoyed this book as well and started telling me the 
other's mistakes and what they needed to improve on. I learned 
a couple of things on here myself. It's a really useful book on raising
well mannered kids. Do you have any tips on what you do at home
with your children? 

Interested in RAW FOOD DIET....

Last night I came across Food Matters on Netflix in the Documentary
Section and found the answers to my eating problems!! I watched in 
amazement at what was under my nose the entire time. My cousin was
trying to tell me about it and I guess I wasn't listening or didn't want
to listen at the time. She told me to come and spend a week with her
in California and I would see the results. After watching Food Matters
I was sold on the idea of the Raw Food Diet. This clip from the 
documentary where David's talking about drinking water just sealed 
the deal for me. I really want to see changes in my family's eating 
habits and I know everything starts with me since I am the one preparing
the meals at home. I think I didn't want to start it because I loved junk
food too much. 

Now I realize I'm like some ticking time bomb that's ready to go off,
if I don't change the way I eat and be more responsible. I've been 
searching online for some great raw food recipes to start out with 
and excited about starting..yes, today! My son started cringing  when
I started talking about making vegetable juices at home, but I think 
they'll like it sooner or later:) My friend Kate always talks about 
making stuffed peppers or something like that and I'm thinking that
would be something awesome to start the kids out with.

Are you or someone you know on a raw food diet? How is it 
working out for you and your family? I'd love to hear from you!