The relationship between a family and a babysitter is unique. Parents entrust their most prized possession, their children, with a babysitter. They are rusting their sitter to be an extension of them; to uphold the house rules, keep their kids safe, and care for them the same way they would their own kids. In a way, babysitters often become part of the family so sometimes the lines of professionalism get a little blurry. The familial feelings are definitely not one-sided. I’ve only gotten to experience the babysitter perspective, but I can attest to the fact that after spending a lot of time with any family, they do begin to feel like my family. I’m ferociously protective over the kids and feel genuine pride when they accomplish great things. After working with many families, I’ve been in situations where I’ve been really happy with my job and others where I dreaded going. Upon reflection, I realized there are several things parents have done (subconsciously or not) to keep me happy and I think other parents could benefit from a few insider’s tips. (more…)
Since The Boy and I got engaged, there have been three questions on the forefront of everyone’s mind: 1) When is the big day?, 2) How did he ask?, and 3) Have you picked your bridesmaids? I’m not ashamed to admit that I had a list of potential bridesmaids on a note in my phone for AGES…while I may not have always known who my husband would be I had a pretty solid idea of the ladies who would be standing beside me when I said I do. One of the first things I did after The Boy proposed was to start googling “how to propose to my bridesmaids”. I wanted to do something special, but I also didn’t want to spend a crazy amount of money. Almost everything I found online was kind of lame or over done, so I had to get a little creative and put a special spin on my bridesmaid proposals. (more…)
In this day and age of social media and the internet, you’ll see numerous photos uploaded every single day. Surely, most of them are selfies. People all over the world have different practices when taking their perfect selfie. Some people consider light and angle to be the key elements, while others really value the makeup they’re going to put on. (more…)
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I don’t know anyone that doesn’t yearn to have a brighter and whiter smile. There was a point in time where teeth whitening was reserved for the wealthy, but fortunately it is now something very affordable that you can do it right at home! Smile Brilliant, a professional at home teeth whitening kit, was created by a dental professional with more than 30 years of experience. The company came to be after realizing that majority of the cost & time associated with professional teeth whitening revolves mostly around trips to the dentist. To reduce cost and time, the Smile Brilliant founder developed a system that allows customers to make their own dental impressions right at home! (more…)
It’s hardly a secret that I live for the weekends. I look forward to sleeping in, spending time with The Boy, and just not being at work. Unfortunately, there are five days known as the work week that stand between me and my little slice of heaven. Thankfully I have The Boy to help me get through, but when he’s away for a few days I find myself riding shot gun on the struggle bus. His latest work trip forced me to come up with a new daily routine to ensure everything and everyone (i.e. our fur babies) were taken care of. As a result, I’ve come up with 3 work week survival tips that are sure to make anyone’s work week pass by a little more swiftly. (more…)