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Dec 28, 2009

Happy New Year!

2009 is almost over. We are actually living in this moment, future and past combined. It is never helpful to beat yourself up about what should have been or what shouldn't have. What's left is being just in the moment and appreciating it with anything and everything attached.
I know that it sounds a little vague... so here's another try to clearly say it again:
  • Please don't hang on to whatever happened in 2009.
  • Just enjoy every moment in 2010.
  • If you want to laugh, just laugh.
  • If you want to dance or sing, go ahead... (you don't need to sound like an angel to sing!!!)
  • If you feel like crying, please don't stop your tears short!
  • If you feel like taking a walk, grab the kids, the dog and the hubby/wife, the friend... and take your walk whether short or long...
  • If you think about getting a haircut, go ahead and do it. You can always grow it back.
Just like dear late Joseph Campbell have said... please "Follow Your Bliss!"
The secret is to experience life! And to be able experience, there is no room left for procrastination... So it will sound like a Nike ad, but this New Year "Just Do It!"

With my best wishes for 2010 and always...


Dec 14, 2009

10 different sources for good Christmas crafting ideas for kids...

It's almost Christmas time. Here's list of web pages that have nice and creative (actually quite practical) handcrafted gift ideas for kids... You can have a wonderful time preparing them.
The children love to be with you and they love to create things... So instead of going to the mall and picking up a gift for grandparents, you can make it at home together :)
Have fun:
  1. This page has age appropriate ideas... http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/christmasgifts_from_kids.htm
  2. This page has a lot of different ideas. I love the very first one: the cookie cutter candles :) http://familyfun.go.com/christmas/homemade-christmas-gifts/christmas-gifts-kids-can-make/
  3. Christmas Coloring Pages & Activity Sheets on Disney pages are especially good http://familyfun.go.com/christmas/
  4. Angels made by angels :)) http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/christmas/angels/index.html
  5. I like the Tissue Paper Wreath... There are tons of other ides... http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/christmas/christmas-crafts.html
  6. I loved Sarah, Jack and Sam's Make a gingerbread house and the Window angel http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas_crafts.htm
  7. Beaded Christmas Tree is quite nice http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/index.shtml
  8. For the Play Dough Ornaments there's real good recipe... http://www.robinsfyi.com/holidays/christmas/activities/christmaskidcraft.htm
  9. Christmas Origami and good x-mas printables http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas_pages.htm
  10. Reindeer Gift Bag is real nice... http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/christmas/kids-crafts/

Dec 2, 2009

Another Gem to Share...

Deepak Chopra says "The internet is the global brain in cyberspace". Well that's right!
A global brain that inspires and changes it's users.
So I'd like to share with you one of the gems I found in this global brain of ours:

mistybliss' photostream

She's a mother of 6, lives in Australia, designs, knits and takes wonderful pictures!
Taking children's pictures can be a challenge for parents sometimes... Well, if you are in need of any inspirantion dear parents please check her out!
Thanks Michelle for being who you are, sharing what you have and inspiring us :)
PS The secret is: if someone can do it, so you can! Not the same way... In your own personal way, in your own personal journey you can achieve your dreams, as well!!!