Babies cry for various reasons, because they are hungry, tired, wet or just plain bored. One way to comfort your baby is to take them back to a familiar place, where they feel the safest; the womb. Your baby was with you for 9 months, it misses you. It misses your smell, your warmth, and even your voice. Holding your baby is one way to comfort it, another way is to swaddle your baby. If your baby is a little fussy and you don’t know why, try to either swaddle or hold your baby.
With Thanksgiving coming up soon, I’m definitely glad Karen is looking at this week’s Brookshire’s ad packed with my favorite Thanksgiving foods. For my family, it’s all about traditional recipes on an important holiday like this one. So when Karen can go to Brookshire’s to get the turkey and all the trimmings on sale, it means a lot to me and my family.
For your information, the Brookshire’s Thanksgiving sale prices are good for 9 days this week and the ad runs through Thanksgiving Day. All Brookshire’s stores are closing at 2 p.m. so store employees can be with their families and friends. Karen will have finished all her shopping before our family’s big gathering on Thursday, but it’s nice to know Brookshire’s will be open until 2 p.m. just in case we need something we forgot to finish out our traditional feast.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
Over the past few months, I have really wanted a new cat. It does not matter if it is a kitten or an adult; I just want a fluffy cat. I am always looking for the perfect cat for me. I have gone to pet stores and have looked on-line but I know that getting a pet can not be an overnight decision; it has to be something that you have planned for.
Before you would bring a new baby into a house you would prepare the house for the baby’s arrival, well you would do the same for your new pet. Make sure you have the proper supplies for the new pet like a food bowl, water bowl, collar, brush and a litter box, if you are getting a cat. The second thing you should do is pet-proof your house. Do a little research, make sure you do not have a plant that could harm your pet and learn about the different foods that could cause harm to your new pet. Also, if you’re getting a puppy or a kitten make sure they can not get a hold of any electrical cords, because they could chew the cord in half. Before getting your family a new pet think about what all you will need for the pet to make the experience less stressful not only on yourself but for the pet too.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that requires a lot of cooking and with hot foods cooking it can be scary with little ones running around. Keep a close eye on your children while cooking. You may want to put a movie on for your children to watch while you are busy at work in the kitchen.
When cooking on the stove, place pot and pan handles away from children’s reach, to prevent them from accidently pulling the hot food down on them. Make sure that the floor in the kitchen does not have any spills to ensure that you will not slip on anything that would cause you to fall with hot food in your hands. Always wear non-slip shoes while cooking to prevent falling and spilling hot food on yourself or someone else.
Family time around the evening dinner table is important. When you’re squeezed for time to plan or cook dinner, just stop by Brookshire’s on the way home from work and pick up some hot fried chicken. Everybody at my house loves the tasty Brookshire’s fried chicken recipe. Fried chicken from Brookshire’s Deli is fresh. It is hand breaded and it was never previously frozen. It is also fried in transfat-free oil. Now that’s important to me and my family.
Cats tend to have a mind of their own and are typically stubborn. If your cat is doing something that you do not like, for example, jumping on the kitchen cabinets or scratching the couch, making a noise to startle them, not scare them; will make your cat stop. With repetitive action your cat will soon learn not to jump on the cabinet or scratch the couch.
What better way to start off the holiday season than spending quality time together as a family. Twice a month, pick a night to sit outside on the porch in the fresh air and play board games or card games as a family. Let the kids each pick out a game or take turns each game night.
You are guaranteed lots of laughter and joy as you try to out play each other or team up on other family members. This makes for a great time of friendly competition and family togetherness. Family game night is cheap and priceless when it comes to the difference it will make to your children.
Eating meals together as a family is important, but also taking time to play games with your kids adds lots of fun, smiles and laughter and makes for great family memories. You have to make time for what is really important – our kids and family.
Don’t forget to set aside time this week for your family and enjoy a family “game night”. Count your blessings daily and give thanks for the time you share with your family.
If you are unsure about when you should introduce solid foods to your baby, talk to your baby’s doctor before starting solid foods. When your baby is able to sit up and able to grab, this is an indication that they are ready for solid foods.
Some good foods to start your baby on are cereals, oatmeal, and vegetables. When starting a solid food, start only one food for a few days before switching to a different food. This way if your baby is having any problems with solid foods, you know exactly which food is causing the problems.
(Source: American Academy of Pediatrics)
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