Tuesday 22 August 2017

Today's Wobbles of Wisdom on Kids

Hide half the toys and rotate them every few weeks/month
The kids will have a lot of fun playing with the "new" toys

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Today's Wobbles of Wisdom on Food

Use the flat side of your knife to crush garlic and its skin will fall right off
Yep.  That's it.  

Thursday 10 August 2017

Today's Wobbles of Wisdom on Beauty

Wear tinted sunscreen on a hot summer day
so you don't get a melty face wearing heavy makeup and still look fresh and get the much needed sun protection.

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Biotherm Blue Therapy Eye #Review

I picked up the Biotherm Blue Therapy Eye Cream ($60 CAN) during the L'oreal Warehouse Sale back in Spring.  I have been using as part of my nightly routine.  Read on...

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Today's Wobbles of Wisdom on Gardening

Use eggshells to get rid of slugs
Crush eggshells and spread it around your plants to stop slugs from crawling up the plant and eating the leaves.  Slugs don't crawl onto eggshells since they can get cut up.

Thursday 3 August 2017

Today's Wobbles of Wisdom on Kids

Make your kids do chores and look away
Kids doing chores is every parent's holy grail. However, as a parent, you might also realize that kids doing chores actually means doubling your work, since their "finished" chores probably made things worse. For example, cleaning the table after meals. They might be spreading the mess everywhere while "cleaning", and if you watch them, you will end up doing 1 of 2 things: Take over, or criticize them on doing a poor job. Neither of which will help your kids learn to do the chores properly.

So what I find works best is this:
  1.  Give them a chore
  2. Walk away until they are done
  3. Check on their work
  4. Praise them for the fact that they've completed the chore
  5. Give them helpful tips on how to do it better next time
Notice that I bolded NEXT TIME?  Well the trick is to make them repeat the chores.  That way they will learn that it's part of a routine and hopefully (fingers crossed) that they will do the chore without you asking them!

You will find that suddenly there's a little less housework to do, even though your dining table might not be the spotless, or dishes might not be stacked perfectly in the dishwasher, but hey, I will take it!

Thursday 27 July 2017

Today's Wobbles of Wisdom on Beauty

The one thing you should never neglect is your BROWS!
It frames your face and draws attention to your eyes.  I used to think lipstick is the key but now I know better, brow is the key.  If you are too busy to put on full makeup, the one thing you should always do is your brows.  Colour it in, or go the easy route, use a tinted brow gel.

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Today's Wobbles of Wisdom on Saving Money

Never pay full price at Michael's.
Michael's has a permanent 40% off coupon for a single regular price item.  So if you have the patience to buy one item at a time, you will never need to pay full price, ever!  Sometimes they even have 50%, 55%, & 60% off coupons.  That's when you should save for the bigger ticket item.

Tuesday 25 July 2017