March 28, 2008

Are you a croaker or a leaper?

Along with the new items I am frequently adding from my store,every so often I run across quotes and readings like this one that help me keep tune with reality. Like my mother used to say "count your blessings", and that is what I am trying to do!

We don't often think about the effect that our words have upon others. Our words do have power and everything that we say has a positive or negative impact on others around us.
There is an old story that is told about an army* of frogs that went leaping through the forest one day when two of the frogs suddenly fell into a deep pit. All of the other frogs gathered around the hole to look down on their two fallen comrades. They all began to sadly shake their heads and to croak out dismal warnings. "It's too deep!" croaked one frog. Another croaked that there was no way that they would ever be able to get out of that pit alive.
The two fallen frogs began to continuously jump as they tried to get out of the pit, but the frogs that were watching kept croaking louder at them that they might as well stop because they were as good as dead and just wasting their time. One of the two frogs finally gave up and heeded the pessimistic advice of the frogs at the top. He quit jumping and literally "croaked" and died.
The other frog just kept right on jumping and leaping harder than ever in spite of all the loud croaks of disapproval from the frogs that were watching around the top of the hole. They kept croaking shouts at him to quit jumping and save himself from all the pain and suffering he was incurring as he leaped and fell back down to the bottom of the pit over and over again.
Finally, he leaped even harder than ever and to the surprise of all the other frogs he jumped right out of the deep pit. The other frogs asked him, "Why did you keep leaping even though we yelled and croaked at you to stop?" It was then that the frog explained to them that he was deaf and he had thought they were cheering for him and yelling words of encouragement to him the entire time!
A little encouragement can go a long way and as Babe Ruth once said, "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."
Our words do have the power to hurt or to heal. What kind of frog are you? Are you a croaker or a leaper?

March 27, 2008

A few tips for all of us Moms..Good luck!

Seven Kid-Friendly Snacks!

Want to help your kids break the junk-food habit? Try offering them these seven healthy snack options recommended by the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases:
Fresh fruit
Canned fruit in juice or light syrup
Small amounts of dried fruits like raisins, apple rings, or apricots
Fresh vegetables such as baby carrots, zucchini slices, tomato wedges, or cucumber spears
Reduced fat cheese or small amounts of peanut butter on whole-wheat crackers
Low-fat yogurt with fruit
Graham crackers, animal crackers, or low-fat vanilla wafers

Feel free to add some more of your own on the comment section.


March 24, 2008

Nurse your baby in more embarazing moments

You can now breastfeed in style with these trendy nursing covers

Find privacy wherever you go. Keep a nursing cover in your diaper bag & one in the car and even one at home!

Nursing covers proves to be of great help at times when you need to breastfeed at public places. It gives you the choice to nurse your baby without the fear of unnecessary exposing. Also no need to go to a private room,when friends and family are visiting.

  • Great size aprox 34x24in

  • Matching burp cloth included

  • Several prints to choose from

  • Custom orders welcome

  • Makes a great baby showers gift for the Mommy to be