Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

So the holiday season is now upon us. And I think as parents we want the best for our children. I was shopping yesterday and wondering - how much do we get our children? When is it too much? How does this transcribe to our children? What is the purpose, really, of giving gifts to our children?

When my oldest, who is 19 was little I did everything I could to make sure he had tons of presents to open. The older he got, the more I realized this was crazy and a greed fest! We didn't have the true meaning of Christmas anywhere in our house. Now I was only 21 when I had him, but still - that foundation was missing!

So last night as I went out Christmas shopping for my little people, the 14 year old, the 5 year old and twins that are 3 1/2, with my 19 year old at my side I was thinking - why do we do this? What is the religious meaning behind this? Luckily for my little ones they get the benefit on not having too much!

I would love to hear the feedback from moms, dads and anyone with some thoughts on this.

In the mean time - MERRY CHRISTMAS! Stay healthy - stay focused and find YOUR meaning of your Christmas.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cancer Prevention

We all know from a science point of view no one really knows where cancer comes from. By why wouldn't we want to do what we can to prevent it? Why not, if you have it, would you not remove the possibilities of what irritates it out of your life? If cancer is one of the leading diseases that kills children - why not make a change? I think we all stop our kids from running in front of cars! Let's stop them from being exposed to chemicals.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Well everyday with twins offers a new challenge. Add a another child that is only 16 months older and you get many personalities that don't match!

I can remember about 14 years ago a very dear friend of mine had twins. I couldn't understand her "protectiveness" of them - after all it was only 1 more then I had. Why would you worry about splitting them up in school? Why would you worry about the other friends that one has and the other doesn't?

Well guess what? You do! I can't believe the guilt I feel - even with the older one (ok - the twins are 3 1/2 - the older one is 5 and our oldest don't count in this anxiety as they are 19 and 14) - Why is it fair that the 5 year old goes to the neighbors to play and the twins have to stay home? Well, I justify, she has her own friends and after all they get to play with each other - right?

Parental guilt - no matter what the age is amazing! Wholy cow.

Please share your stories with me - how do you handle these things? How do you not spend your time yelling- when alls one of them do is whine to get what they want?

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