Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Putting my feet up after a long hard day! #review #herbalskindoctor

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I'm a mom who works full time during the day, a full time mom in the evenings and weekends, and then after hours do freelance work. I'm exhausted and in need of some TLC, and it's been quite a while since I've been pampered. It would be nice if I found time to go for a manicure and pedicure, but there doesn't seem to be enough hours in each day. Plus, I'd feel guilty spending the money on myself, when I could be saving it for something more important... like my daughters future education.

Recently I was contacted by a company that offers beauty products, and I was fortunate to get to test out their Exfoliating Foot Treatment from Herbal Skin Doctor. I was excited to test out the product, and waited until the little Munchkin went down for bed.

I opened the package, and fell in love with the smell of the product. I slipped the booties on... they felt cool and relaxing on the feet. I followed the rest of the instructions and sat back with my feet up wearing the booties. Okay, the instructions doesn't say that... but they did mention not to walk around while wearing them. They truly meant it when they wrote that, because if you do... you will most likely rip them. How do I know? The Munchkin woke up, and I had to run after her at one point still wearing them.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

How to get your toddler to listen #toddler

Brianna, © 2018
Toddlers are like you and I... they don't always listen. At their age they need us to teach them how to pay attention, but what happens quite often is parents say something over a dozen times, then they start counting down to punishment. That doesn't really teach a child how to listen... it teaches them that they can ignore you the first 12 times, and only pay attention once you lose your shit! Getting your child to listen shouldn't be an ongoing battle, so here are some tips to make it easier.

Get on her level

As many parents learn sooner or later, bellowing from a higher height, much less from the other room, rarely has the desired effect. Kneel down to their level or pick them up, so you can make eye contact and get their attention.

Eye contact is important and works best when you're face to face with your toddler. She'll listen more closely if you sit down next to them at the table during a meal, or perch on her bed at night to read a story before you turn out the light.