Last week, my youngest (who just turned 4) learned how to swim by herself for the very first time! She was SOOOO excited and SUPER proud of herself! Of course, I was a “proud mama” as well but (I’m gonna be real with you) I kinda had to fake my happiness…. a little bit. I couldn’t help but feel sad; it was THE LAST “first time swimming by yourself” experience I was going to have as a mother (I’m done having children).
Anyhoo… I did a pretty good job at faking it and I wanted to share the “happy” moment with you. Enjoy! 🙂
This is probably the best blogger video I have ever seen. I couldn’t stop laughing, at the same I learned a lot from this mom who does not seem to have any problems letting us know what she knows about having sex soon after birth.
Rionna O’Connor’s video blog is getting a lot of attention on the web. Sex right after giving birth is a big topic that some people find uncomfortable talking about, not O’Connor, but some people. O’Connor said in one part of the video… “If my vagina was a motorway, there would have been a sign up saying ‘NO THROUGH ROAD.’ If it was a shop, there would have been a sign up going ‘CLOSED.'” Talk about summing it up. She talks about why she stated these things in as you watch her video.
To view the video at PopSugar.com…CLICK HERE!
These days it is not uncommon to see people with hair dyed pink, green, orange, blue or even multicolors. Actually with the popularity of tattoos and all over body piercings dyed hair is pretty tame relatively speaking. You woudln’t be suprised to see green hair in an office environment these days. But – would be surprised to see a 2 year old with pink hair?
Recently on Instagram, Charity Grace LeBlanc posted a video of her dyeing her toddler daughter’s hair hot pink. Charity says.. “she has been begging me for a long time.” Charity even made a video tutorial on how to go about doing this with a 2 year old. She also says, she used semipermanent hair dye because of her age. You can see in the video that her daughter is very into it. She does not complain at all and appears to be happy as a lark.
After posting the video, Charity asked…”Would you let your daughter do this?” Needless to say there was an overwhelming response – right in the ballpark of 3,000 actually. One person said…”Now you’ve let her do it, she will keep asking,” one parent wrote. “I just think two is too young. She probably didn’t know what she was signing up for.”
Of course they were not all comments against it. A couple of responses on the total other end of the spectrum were – “I see nothing wrong happening here, just a mother bonding with her daughter.”
“Kids don’t go along so well with things they don’t want to do and she sat there patiently and did it,” she wrote. “Her hair was beautiful before and it’s beautiful now. Hair dye has nothing to do with making yourself more pretty — it’s about what you want.”
So is there an appropriate age for something like this or is it about personal choices?
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Summer is literally right around the corner and with that comes fun in the sun! Swimming pool parties, the beach, camping, and sun, sun, sun. We know all to well that here in San Diego, along with summer fun comes some pretty hot temperatures. Like it or not, they are on the way, so before you hit the beach or start planning the kids summer activities, its always a good idea to refresh yourself with summer safety tips.
The first most and most common of all Summer fun downfalls is the popular heat exhaustion. It creeps up on you before you even know what’s going on. One minute your having the time of your life, the next you feel like your going to pass out. Symptoms of heat exhaustion could+ include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and confusion. If your child is showing any of these signs, immediately lie them down in a cool place, and slowly start giving them fluids. Seek medical care if the symptoms don’t stop quickly or your child’s body temperature is 103°F or higher. It is so darn important to drink, drink, and drink some more in warmer temperatures.
The next big one, that almost all of us can relate to is that nasty old sunburn. Oh how it hurts, itches and just ruins the fun. It can also be severely dangerous. Just one good burn can drastically increase your chances of skin cancer. Now weather you believe that or not, is it really worth putting your child at risk? Be religious about sunscreen when having outdoor fun, or even walking around at an amusement park. Remember, just because the sun is behind those gloomy clouds on some days, doesn’t mean it’s not doing it’s job sending harmful rays down to your skin. Sunscreen….don’t forget!
Do NOT, Do NOT, Do NOT EVER leave your kids in the car. Even if your running in the store for a quick moment. It is extremely dangerous and risky to leave them in the hot car, especially in the summer heat. On an 85 degree day, the temp in a car can climb to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes. So why not just let the A/C run, while your in the car? Oh please…use your head. Is that really the best idea…probably not. The best solution is …just don’t do it. If you have to run into a store or run and errand, just take them with you.
For more Summer Safety…CLICK HERE