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Thursday, November 4, 2010

a break

I have been a terrible blogger over here at my Red Curlz blog.  I apologize, but it seems that life is getting in the way.  Or shall I say this blog is getting in the way of life?  And I just don't have time to keep up with it anymore!

I started this blog to separate all of the wonderful clothes and deals I would find out there in the baby, toddler, child world...but, now?  The economy has changed.  The way I spend has changed.  Therefore, the way I post on this blog has changed. 

I do believe this is my last post here. 

Please feel free to follow me over at my Meli Faif Life blog....I would love to still hear from you!

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Man's feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell. 

~ Jean Paul Richter

Monday, October 18, 2010

must we grow old? I think not...

Man does not cease to play because he grows old,

he grows old because he ceases to play.

~  Drew Lachey
Sometimes I wish I were a kid again;

skinned knees are a lot easier to fix than a broken heart.


I'm not interested in age.

People who tell me their age are silly.

You're as old as you feel.

~ Elizabeth Arden
{images by the incredibly talented Michelle Cordes}

Friday, October 15, 2010

a Friday funny

You don't have to brush your teeth -

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just the ones you want to keep.

~Author Unknown

Friday, October 8, 2010

I think we ALL need this playroom

Don't you agree?  I am just in total spin mode.  I don't have a room near large enough, but if I ever...hit the lottery...you can bet there will be a room in my abode just as fabulous.  Enjoy!

{Design by Milieu Design Group}

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow,

but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

a play house for grown ups...

Not only would I love to be able to create a fun and free retreat for my child to play in, but I, too, would not mind escaping to this little hide away from time to time.  Isn't it lovely?

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.

~Friedrich Nietzsche

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Monday, September 20, 2010

a reminder to ALL parents...

1. I will accept the talents, strengths and weaknesses of each of my children.

2. I will acknowledge that they need to go through challenges and complex situations on their own and to learn from failures.

3. I will not berate them and make them feel less valuable based on how they perform because I do not want to cause undue stress, anxiety, or resentment towards me or their activity.

4. I will let them know I am proud of them no matter what.

5. I will guide them and show them how to be better at their activity but in a manner that does not make them feel worthless.

6. I will be sensitive to my children's developing need for praise and sympathy and will limit my criticism to really important mistakes because I want them accept success with humility and defeat with determination to do better.

7. I will not mention, beyond a casual reference, the successes of other children and will definitely not use another child’s success as a barometer for my child.

8. I will be a good spectator at athletic contests and not hound on what I perceive as a missed call by a referee or coach because I do not want my child to see my participation as an embarrassment.

9. I will teach my children sportsmanlike behavior and to not laugh at or taunt another less skilled child or teammate.

10. I will make sure I always have my own adult hobby or activity to enjoy and love so I don’t have to live vicariously through my child.