The Trials And Tribulations Of Being A Kid

Kids can get up to all sorts. It’s part of the magic of childhood; the innocence of not really knowing the consequences of your actions until something goes right or wrong. It allows a freedom that you rarely get in later life, but with this freedom comes the ability to get into all sorts of trouble – especially when it comes to their bodies. Scrapes, scratches and broken bones are all par for the course in our younger years, and you’d be hard pressed to find somebody who didn’t know someone as a kid who had one of these things happen to them if they didn’t happen to themselves. But can we do anything more to prevent them happening?

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My Petunia – Stories of my Oldest

My oldest daughter is 16.  It seems like only yesterday that my she was a baby, then a toddler, and then the mother hen to my son when he came along.  It’s so hard to believe that those days for her are long gone.

But every now and then, I replay in my head some of my favorite memories of when she was a little girl.  So I thought that I would share some of my favorites, and as my memory serves me.. I may add more posts to this.
Yes, this gorgeous yellowish looking baby is my oldest at 24 hours old.  She was jaundiced at birth, as you can tell by her photo.

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Thankfully, as my Mom was a retired RN, they allowed me to bring her home.  Her first 72 hours consisted of spending her days in her infant car seat propped in our picture window at home.  She was soaking up the rays of the sun to bring her bilirubin levels back to normal.

I know, you’re scratching your heads, right?  Well, back in the “old days” babies with high bilirubin levels had to spend their days in the hospital under a bilirubin lamp.  That would have meant days extra in the hospital, and apart from her coloring.. there was nothing wrong with her.  I didn’t want to leave her in the hospital, and thankfully we didn’t have to.  We called her our “flower child”, our little petunia.  LOL  We’d put her in the window to sun her… take her out to bathe her and feed her to make her grow.

Fast forward a few months, my formerly 5 lb 12 oz princess grew into my little chunka monk.

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I have lots of stories about what this little “monster” has said and done, but I think I’ll leave those for another time.

I will be compiling a list of the family’s favorite memories, so that I can share them here.  This will be my “gift” to my girl.  LOL

I’m sure she’ll be EVER so pleased.  We ALL know how teenagers get when they’re “EXPOSED”.

Till our next story, my Petunia, I love you always.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY arrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th In RealD 3D and IMAX 3D!

 

 

Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker

Director: Gareth Edwards

Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel

Executive Producers: John Knoll, Jason McGatlin

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SYNOPSIS:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

 

BOILERPLATE:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

 

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.

SING Saturday – November 26, 2016 #amctheatres #singsaturday

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ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT, UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND AMC THEATRES® ANNOUNCE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND’S FREE “SING SATURDAY”

 

 

 

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Every day is a holiday? #holiday #kids #celebrate

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Did you know that every day is a holiday?

Yes!  That’s right, almost EVERY, single day is a holiday of some sort.

They could be national, historical, silly, made up, little known, unknown, or recognized only by certain people.. but each day has something to celebrate.

I have decided that each day I will be focusing on a holiday.  Yes, that means it could be a made up day.. but I am hoping that each day brings a bit of joy to your lives and gives you a reason to celebrate either alone, with your children or families.

Some days, I’ll show you what my family and I have done for each of these holidays, and I would LOVE to see what you all have come up with for holidays that you celebrate.

Do your children know how to sew?

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Pixie Mandy’s Projects

Join Katrina Marie in the 2nd DVD of the Pixie Projects Series. Pixie Mandy loves the color purple, and you will love learning how to sew all five of Mandy’s purple projects! First you will be making a Doll Pillow, which will be the perfect place for your favorite doll to rest her head when she cuddles up in bed at night! Next, create a cute Coin Purse to hold all of your coins, beads, or any other baubles you might have! And you can put your new Coin Purse inside your Chic Tote when you go shopping for lovely treasures in your favorite shops. While you are out with your friends, you will look so stylish wearing a Sweet Skirt and a Rosy Ribbon in your hair, which are the final two projects you will make. Katrina Marie will teach you so many new sewing skills as you create all of Pixie Mandy Projects! [Read more…]

Are you looking to add walking to your fitness regimen?

Ozeri Pedometer

Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer with Bosch Tri-Axis Technology

New 3D Tri-Axis Bosch Sensor from Germany (with X, Y, Z vector detection) provides superior accuracy in any position.

-Designed for high-performance athletes, the 4x3razor is the world’s thinnest and lightest pedometer — 0.5cm (less than 0.2″) thick and weighs just half an ounce.

-Records steps, distance, calories, fat burned and exercise time with the most advanced Tri-Axis technology. [Read more…]

Nasopure Little Squirt to Go

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Nasopure Little Squirt to Go

Nasopure Nasal Rinse for Kids – Improved Sinus Rinse for Kids

Dr. Hana’s Nasopure Little Squirt to go is the preferred alternative sinus rinse for kids. Instead of flooding your sinuses like a neti pot or treating symptoms only like allergy medications, shots, steroids and antibiotics, Nasopure for kids attacks the origin of sinus issues. This nasal rinse for kids cleans the pollens, bacteria and dust before it even roots itself in your child’s sinuses and causes problem. Unlike a sinus rinse for kids, our kid’s nasal rinse is comfortable and effective. With consistent use of a child’s nasal rinse some of the benefits you can expect to see for your child are improved sleep, comfort and general health marked by fewer expensive doctor appointments.

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Have you heard of My Friend Paris?

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My Friend Paris Theme Song

My Friend Paris songs, and especially Paris’ theme song, are wholesome songs that all children will love.

It is very hard to come across music, movies and books that will not only appeal to children, but that won’t corrupt their morals either. [Read more…]

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