Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more 25 Rules for Mothers of Sons Inspired by a Pin I've recently seen about "rules for dads with daughters," I went searching for a similar list for moms with sons. This search was mostly fruitless, so I was inspired to write my own Rules for Moms with Sons. Granted, my list will not be conclusive and may not be entirely uncontroversial. So agree, or disagree, or take with a grain of salt - but I hope to inspire other moms who are loving, and struggling, and tired, and proud, and eager to support the boys in their lives. You are the most important woman in his life, his first teacher, and the one he will look to for permission for the rest of his life. From "Can I go play with them?" 25 Rules for Moms with Sons 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Many of you have asked for printable versions of my list..well, ask and you shall receive! Visit here for the short version of my list (just the main points of the 25 rules)Visit here for the full version of my list
Did You Know... One thing that just makes me giddy all over is when I am randomly bouncing around from site to site and suddenly I discover something new. Something that makes me think "Why did I not discover this sooner?" Some of these new ideas (new to me at least) have made life just a little easier. Today I came across another new idea and it got me to thinking... Either way here are a bunch of completely random links that may or may not come in handy to you. When pouring food into a plastic bag, use a glass to keep the bag upright for easy pouring. - Source You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it. - Source NOTE: Due to some concerns written in the comment section I must add that the toaster used in the following photo is a vintage toaster.
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Downton Abbey Get All The Scoop On Season Three| E! Online Mark your calendars Downton Abbey fans, your period drama obsession returns to PBS on Jan. 6, 2013. We know it's a long way away, but you're in luck. At the PBS Television Critics press tour, not only did the cast dish on the new season, but we were treated to the most spoiler-filled trailer our scoop-loving eyes have ever seen. It was glorious and we're going to tell you everything about it. What can we say? Still reeling from their 16 Emmy nominations, creator Julian Fellowes was joined by cast members—from upstairs and downstairs—to talk all about season three. MORE: Fantasy Showrunner: How Fans Would Make Smash Sing! Money Woes: Remember Cora's (Elizabeth McGovern) often talked about fortune of season one, well it turns out that after some bad investments it's almost all gone. Changes Afoot: Bringing Cora's mother, Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine) to Downton will actually be most revealing about Cora. LOOK: Where's "Watch With Kristin" on the New E!
Beyond organizing: storing and preserving those precious photos and videos | Digital Savant Austin360 blogs > Digital Savant > Archives > 2012 > July > 19 > Entry By Omar L. Gallaga | Thursday, July 19, 2012, 02:58 PM Practical Archivist Sally Jacobs. Photo by Kyla Schuttenmeier. Last week, we talked about sorting and organizing digital photos and videos . But I think I’m getting back on track with organizing. Last week, I mentioned Sally Jacobs, a professional archivist with experience at the Library of Congress and the Wisconsin Historical Society. I learned from her some valuable and simple tips that I plan to use immediately. The first is analogous to keeping a precious family album close to the front door in case you ever have to flee your home in an emergency. “At the very minimal amount of messing with your photos, you select the best ones. Before you deal with the rest of your digital files, make sure these high-priority photos and videos are backed up first: Copy them, get them printed, share them with family. “How does an image survive long-term?”
untitled Family Archivist Survival Kit Like a time capsule, but without all the digging and burying. NEW THIS YEAR! Every 2013 Family Archivist Survival Kit comes with a CD packed with over 10 hours of instructional content at no extra charge. You're here because you really, really love your photos: You want the highest quality archival photo boxes for your treasured family photographs.But you have no idea how to choose the right kind, or even where to start. First of all -- let me reassure you that you are not alone. The Practical Archivist (and Photo Rescue Kit) at work. Profile from this Madison Magazine article. Hiya! I'm here to take the hassle out of how to safely store your most beloved and treasured photographs. You can't buy my Family Archivist Survival Kit in any stores, or even in archival supply catalogs. Basically, my Family Archivist Survival Kit includes everything you need to start creating a proper family archive - using the exact same tools I use for my own family collection. Yes!
Free articles to organize photos, preserve heirlooms and share stories There are oodles of Practical Archivist articles for you to enjoy, with information and tips to help you organize, preserve and share your family treasures and the stories they hold. The only question : Where would you like to start? All my articles on all the topics I write about. Use this link to access every blog post in reverse chronological order (as is the way of blogs). Bookmark this page and you’ll never miss one of my posts. How to De-Clutter and Organize Photos My advice in a nutshell? Preserve and Protect Family Treasures: Learn about how damage occurs and (even more importantly) how you can prevent it from happening to your heirlooms and sentimental treasures.
Make a Customized Silhouette T-Shirt Of Your Kids Email Kids grow up quickly; so I’m always looking for new ways to celebrate these fleeting days while my little ones are still small. Recently, I came up with a fun project that captures a moment in a child’s life, and creates a unique fashion statement. For this project, you’ll need: 1. First, you’ll need to take an appropriate photo for the project. After you’ve taken a photo you’re pleased with, load it into your computer. Tape your printed photo onto a sunny window and tear off a similar-size sheet of freezer paper. Next, use your X-Acto Knife to cut out the silhouettes. Now that your stencil is cut, it’s time to adhere the stencil to your shirt. Next, tear off a piece of freezer paper that is slightly larger than your stencil. Paint a thin layer of your chosen paint over the stencil. Wait several hours (overnight is best) to allow the paint to dry. Set paint according to manufacturer’s suggestions, and enjoy your cool and priceless keepsake shirt!
Live a Happier Life Excerpt from Human Moments: How to Find Meaning and Love in Your Everyday Life The basic ingredients of a happy life are simple. They include friends and neighbors; relatives; some work you like; perhaps some pets; a club, or a church, or a team; maybe a garden or other passionate pastime or hobby; maybe a good book or a movie; and some hopes and memories, too. To relish the full pleasure of these connections, we have to delve deeply into them and make the most of them. But how? Anna Quindlen wrote that the biggest mistake she made as a parent: Is the one most parents make. I want to urge you-and me-to learn from Anna Quindlen’s words. What we’ve already got is with us now, aching to be noticed and delved into. We need to make time for all the people and places and projects where our hearts have set a significant mooring. Our loving connections beget meaningful moments, like a magical plant that blossoms all year round. © Reprinted by permission. See Dr.
Let Me See Your ‘Grill’: Barbecuing – For Better or For Worse? Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 It’s that time of year again! The grills are coming out and the steaks, burgers, and brats are plentiful. It’s enough to send any vegan off the deep end. Unfortunately, as it seems with all good things, grilling comes with a serious health risk – cancer. How can something as innocent as chowing on a freshly grilled, grassfed rib-eye be a health hazard? Grilling creates two types of potentially cancer causing agents; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines (HCAs). I know exactly what you’re thinking… EVERYTHING causes cancer these days, right? I joke! Marinate! Here’s a handy chart to help guide your grilling and meat cooking adventures: **USDA guidelines are valuable food safety targets. **Restaurant guidelines often result in better finished quality and less chance of meats being overdone. The coals are hot and the meat is marinating. About Amy Kubal