Monday, February 14, 2011

Help Me Win

Help me win a BUCKSHOT ESPRESSO gift card, please, pretty please? Go to their page on facebook and go to the "review" section and "LIKE" my review. I am currently in first place, but the contest goes until Wednesday at 9pm PST. Please help me win! If you would, post this as your status for goal is 100+ likes!

Here is the link: RANDI'S REVIEW

Please spread the word!

Thank you!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Inspiring Parents

Watching other parents has always inspired me. I tend to learn a lot from hearing how others interact, what they say, how they deal with a situation, etc. In the past few days, I've really run into a few parents that I realize REALLY inspire me and if I could just hang out with them more, I think I'd be a better parent because of it! :o)

I'm not one to read books about parenting (although sometimes do dig a book out - like last night was reading Naomi Aldort Raising our Children, Raising Ourselves) but that is a rare occasion.

I'm not worried about the way we are parenting Rudy in any aspect, just hope that the words I use, the terms I use, the way I state things - doesn't put him down in any way, but helps him.

I really struggle with not "praising". We try not to say "Good Job" and instead might say "That was FAST running!" I tend to tell him he is CUTE ... A LOT! What else can I say? He IS freakin' adorable and charming....

This really is just rambling.....and I hear Rudy so gotta run.