Growing up my dad was always older then all my friends dads, but I never viewed him as old. In fact he’s more young at heart than my mum who is a lot younger than him. He says “you are as old as you feel”.
But as a society how do we view old age?
People nowadays are so much into their looks it’s unreal. You hear about plastic surgery stories from people trying to stay young and botox injections to make wrinkles disappear.
Everyone wants to live in a Peter Pan world of never growing up.
I’m sure if you asked an 18 year old what age would you associate with being old, I bet they would say something like 60. What about the middle aged? What would they say? 70? Now how about asking the older generation. I believe they would say something like 75+. So as you can see people’s perception of age can vary a lot.
This leads onto the question – Why are so many people scared of old age?
Hello all, here is another of my Christmas Wish posts. I wonder if I will get any of these kitchen appliances from my amazing husband. He knows from reading the previous ones that I’m after a coffee machine or a years subscription box, just because I love getting things through my letterbox or even a few items for the home.
But what I would love is a gorgeous toaster. One of those retro kinds, you know the funky pastel colour ones. With of course the matching kettle. Cannot forget the kettle! These type of kitchen appliances are fairly expensive, and you know me, I love to save money.
I’m a little late with baby girl’s 9 month review, but this past month has been crazy. I have returned to work as you know, baby girl can now stand up by herself and she has 2 bottom front teeth now.
In her 6 month review last time I told you all about our weaning journey and how I hd been trying to get her on formula during the day time. Well that has kind of worked. When my mum has her while I’m at work, baby girl has her formula, also when she’s with her dad on Saturday’s when I’m at work. But when I’m at home it has to be her ‘booby’ I cannot for the life of me get her to take a bottle. She will throw it out of my hands and grab at my bra straps!
So when she’s with me it’s ‘booby’. She’s such a smart girl and will take her formula when she knows I’m not around. My body seems to have reacted with producing less milk while I’m at work so no sore boobs, yes! and while I’ve been at home Wed-Fri I produce enough for her during the day. Our bodies are just amazing aren’t they?
I love American inspired food. Burgers, wedges, pasta, waffles all of it! When we got to try out Iceland’s new range of American foods called The Shack, my husband and I were excited. I have never been to America so have never tasted real authentic American food. We did go to Canada over 6 years ago and that’s the closest we have been.
The Shack meal range is perfect for Autumn. A warming comfort food range that is ideal for sharing with friends and family. I cooked up a few things for a cosy night in with my husband and a film. It was lovely to chat about how the food tasted while watching TV.
Now baby girl is finding books very interesting, I’m always keeping my eyes and ears open for new books for us to look at together. When I was asked if I wanted to join the blog tour for There’s Not One we were so excited.
Being active and playing sports is a crucial part of your child’s progress. It’s good to install exercise as part of a daily routine from a very young age. Children should be physically active every single day. This may seem obvious, but it’s easier as they get older to leave them to their own devices. Unfortunately, in the digital world that we live in this, could mean the spend a lot of their time in the front of a screen. A cell phone is never far from a teenagers hand, so it’s only fair that you set the right example. Team sports and fitness will encourage good habits and help keep them healthy. It’s an integral part of their growing up and can be an excellent way to get them socializing and making friends. There are so many different aspects to playing sports. Even when they’re feeling dubious about joining in, you need to encourage them.
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Test and try
You and your child might end up trying ten different extracurricular activities before they fall on something that they like to do. It’s important that you don’t enforce your views on what they should be doing too forcefully. Just because you dreamed of being a ballerina doesn’t mean that they should be one! Try to let everything happen as naturally and don’t discard something because it’s not your choice. Let them be creative and encourage them. Learning to play a new sport is a good way for a child to find out a little more about themselves. It’s also an excellent way for you to get to know them too!