My friend, Amy of Toddler in Tow, has decided to open her own shop this spring. She makes beautiful diapers and other baby necessities, and I encourage everyone to check out her work. You can find her at Silly Bear Handmade, where she has unofficially launched – expect great things!
I remember awhile ago, my dad – a typical stern, emotionless (ahem – rather angry) military man, had a change of heart. He was suddenly a lot happier, not yelling, not making a big deal of things. And I noticed. I asked him what happened. He said that he decided life was too short, that he didn’t want to spend what time he left mad. I really admired that. (And I wish he would get back in that good place.) Kelly of KellyNaturally.com blogged about this video recently, and I was moved to share it here. The speaker was in a plane that crashed, and from that experience he has a new outlook on life. He says: “I no longer try to be right, I choose to be happy.” That is how I wish to be.
I love, love, love this article from A Gift Universe entitled, Should Toddlers Say Please? Sheila hits the nail on the head with her real life examples of a toddler using “please” and “thank you,” but he was using them in the wrong way. The simple fact is, toddlers don’t think the way adults do, so it makes sense that we should adjust our expectations around matters of manners (and other things). A great read!
My Current Giveaways
I love this nursing pillow from Blessed Nest, it was so helpful to me throughout pregnancy and now as I breastfeed. Blessed Nest is giving away a $100 gift certificate, which should cover a Nesting Pillow and shipping for my US readers!