Archives for May 2013

8 Things You Should Never Say To A Grandparent

Here, eight comments that can drive you crazy, and what to do if someone says them to you as a grandparent.

1. “I hope your kids appreciate how much you do for the grandchildren.”

Why it stings: Though it may be a throwaway comment, it carries a certain subtext—that you are a doormat, and the family is using you because you’re available and willing. If there’s truth to it (you’ll know because you often feel resentful), maybe it’s time to pull back. If it’s untrue, keep on keeping on, and ignore the naysayer.

2. “Your grandson is so wild.”

Why it stings: First, it implies that neither you nor your adult children have done a good job of teaching impulse control. Second, it discounts the fact that some kids are born wired for poor impulse control, something that‘s biological rather than behavioral and which takes great time and patience for both the parents and grandparents. It also insinuates competition—that the commenter would be able to handle the situation better. Your only duty here is to your grandchild: to praise all good behavior—and deal with hyper-wildness in a loving consistent way.

Read more at http://www.grandparents.com/family-and-relationships/inspiring-stories-and-wisdoms/dealing-criticism?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=575&utm_content=oldfmt

5 Things a Daughter-in-law Should Never Do

 

Daughters-in-law can play a vital part in strained family relationships.

Though most of us identify with the DIL perspective, don’t we all know at least one or two acquaintances who are outright evil to their mothers-in-law? In many cases, jealousy and wanting to be top dog play a big part in the underlying hostility. It’s also possible that some things are not intentionally meant to cause any strife. For example, “The baby was fine as soon as you left” from our mother-in-law list is something that can be said as a means of comfort, yet it’s also something that offends certain daughters-in-law.

We polled mothers-in-law and asked them what they wish their daughters-in-law would stop doing. Here are the results:

1. Talking negatively about the husband’s childhood. You might have heard stories about childhood fights, vendettas, and family secrets but you weren’t there and you shouldn’t comment on it.

2. Restricting contact with the grandkids. It’s one thing if your mother-in-law is cruel or crazy but to keep your kids away from their grandma just because you don’t enjoy spending time with her is unfair-to both of them.

Read more at http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/5-things-a-daughter-in-law-should-never-do-2572111.html

30 Amazing Uses of Baking Soda by Jamie Vos

There are many amazing ways to use baking soda. Let’s find out all the many ways we can use baking soda in our house.

Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate, a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Also known as bicarb or sodium bicarb, it is a naturally occurring mineral that has been in use since ancient times and is found in many places all over the world.

Baking soda has an intriguingly wide variety of possible uses. As the name suggests, it can be used in baking – however it also has numerous therapeutic, DIY and cleaning uses.

Baking soda is a leavening agent which is most commonly used in baking: When you add baking soda to any acidic substance – like vinegar, yogurt, buttermilk etc, the baking soda will cause a reaction which releases carbon dioxide in the form of small bubbles. This reaction is what will cause the dough to rise, and cakes to be light and fluffy.

Baking soda is a great tool in your multi-use arsenal! You can use it for cleaning, cooking, refreshing, maintaining and more! Here are a few ideas!

 1. Make toothpaste
You can combine baking soda with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution to create a non-fluoride toothpaste.

2. Facial scrub
Instead of going to an expensive spa, make your own facial scrub! Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate the skin. Rinse clean. This is gentle enough for daily use.

Read more at http://newideasforyou.net/30-amazing-uses-for-baking-soda/

How To Get Beautiful Feet

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How To Get Beautiful Feet

We all want beautiful feet in our sandals. This is an easy way to make our feet smooth and beautiful in our sandals.

Ideal to help with those crusty feet!! Get it right ladies!! Summer is approaching..

Listerine: the BEST way to get your feet ready for summer. Sounds crazy bu…t it works! Mix 1/4c Listerine (any kind but I like the blue), 1/4c vinegar and 1/2c of warm water. Soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off!
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Cleaning Pans by Rachel Ray

Cleaning Pan

 

Do you need help cleaning pans at home? Rachel Rays shows us how to clean your messy bread pans at home with baking soda and peroxide. Check out how to clean them.

5 Things a Daughter-in-law Should Never Do by Babble.com

5 Things a Daughter-in-law Should Never Do to Her In-laws

aughters-in-law can play a vital part in strained family relationships.A prior post on what mothers-in-law should never say to their daughters-in-law caused a lot of buzz. Many readers wrote in to share their own horrid MIL stories, and wow, some of them were truly harsh. Yet there were a lot of daughters-in-law who said their MIL was great, and even some mothers-in-law who stressed that this important relationship is nothing less than a two-way street.

Though most of us identify with the Daughter-in-law perspective, don’t we all know at least one or two acquaintances who are outright evil to their mothers-in-law? In many cases, jealousy and wanting to be top dog play a big part in the underlying hostility. It’s also possible that some things are not intentionally meant to cause any strife. For example, “The baby was fine as soon as you left” from our mother-in-law list is something that can be said as a means of comfort, yet it’s also something that offends certain daughters-in-law.

We polled mothers-in-law and asked them what they wish their daughters-in-law would stop doing. Here are the results:

1. Talking negatively about the husband’s childhood. You might have heard stories about childhood fights, vendettas, and family secrets but you weren’t there and you shouldn’t comment on it.

Read more at http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/5-things-a-daughter-in-law-should-never-do-2572111.html