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For Parents Only: Review & Giveaway

November 30, 2007 By · No Comments

Ever wonder about your teen? Confused by what they say or how to approach certain subjects? For Parents Only: Getting Inside the Head of Your Kid by Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa A. Rice may be the answer to some of those questions. I may not have a teen, but my 10 year old is approaching the age fast…a bit to fast for me. This book is for both young and old parents, so it doesn’t matter if you have a 5 year old or a 15 year old. It’s full of helpful suggestions.

Ever hear, “You aren’t listening to me!” even after you spent 5 minutes listening to your child rant or cry about something? If you are like me or like my parents were then sure you’ve heard the phrase. This book covers that, it explains what your child is really saying, kind of like a teen translation guide for parents…something we really need to learn.

Your teen isn’t listening to a thing you say anymore, find out why. Maybe that sweet little girl you remember has turned into a rebel, or is jumping back and forth with moods. This book will not only help you understand them better, but hopefully help with the relationship between the two of you.

This book will walk you through the following challenges we all deal with in those teenage years. Freedom, Identity, Taking charge, Security, Listening, Attitude. Why should you read what two women say? For starters Lisa Rice, one of the authors, is a mother of three girls and on boy that are all teens. Yeah, they are ready to approach all those answers and questions and I think she’s got enough resources of a been-there-done-that type of approach. Lisa and Shaunti interviewed over 1000 teen/tweens to get the answers for this book, so ya’ll will learn what a teen thinks, by a teen.

Read the book for your answers, and if you’d like I’m giving away two copies. Leave a comment and tell me the hard things you remember talking to your teen about, or that you remember talking to your parents about.

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Fun Friday

November 30, 2007 By · No Comments

Today, I turned 30, which makes for a great way to end the week I think. Since it is Friday, don’t forget to stop by Char’s site for her Comment Friday.

A few Giveaways from Around the Web:

Gilden Tree Bath Essentials basket from Casual Keystrokes.

Pinks and Blues Blog has a few giveaways over at MamaLovesGiveaways is giving away Bosom Button or Bambina Ballerina Hair Bow Holder.

Spoiled Pretty is giving away a Guilt Free Treats kit

I’ll also be having a giveaway with my review of “For Parents Only” very shortly.

Movie Talk: Umm, believe it or not I didn’t watch any, I’ve been hooked on ABC Family watching all their Christmas specials. I’m a sucker for them. Are you?

Update on hubby: He’s getting a bus ticket since it is cheaper than a plane. Ikkk, what a drive.

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I’m 30!

November 30, 2007 By · No Comments

That’s right, according to my kids I’m old now. I struggle with this hurdle a lot until today, but now I see it as it is, one year older. How is that good? Well I’m alive. To top it off my kids pointed out some white hair I have. Akkk, I had no clue. Ain’t I too young for that? lol

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Thursday Thirteen #24

November 29, 2007 By · No Comments

13 Christmas Songs

1 Twelve Days of Christmas
2 All I Want for Christmas
3 White Christmas
4 I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Clause
5 Deck the Halls
6 Here Comes Santa Clause
7 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
8 Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (hey I have kids)
9 I’ll Be Home for Christmas
10 O Christmas Tree
11 Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer
12 Winter Wonderland
13 Up on the House Top

Do you have any favorites?

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Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd

November 29, 2007 By · No Comments

Johnny Depp is hot and I swear the older he gets the hotter he looks. You agree? Johnny is playing in Sweeney Todd the latest in a Tim Burton film. Oh I can’t wait to watch this, even if I’m in a hotel I WILL be going out to see this one…WITHOUT the kids.

This is a story about a man that had everything, until one day someone stole it all from him. Of course what would any man do that had a wife, kid and a life that was just taken from him? He’d fight back, he’d be out for blood…revenge. Once he comes back he finds out his wife has passed but the man that took it all from him now has his daughter.

When he sees him though he breaks out in song, so be prepared. In this film he is the “Demon Barber” and when he shaves someone he gets right down to the skin. Why not, they all got under his? I think we all deal with our own demons and want revenge one time or two, I know I’ve wished it. I must say while it looks very humorous I think he portrays the “need” for revenge in the part where he states, “How ’bout a shave” he looks almost crazy with desire here. Perfect for this scene as he can almost taste the victory.

Now at the beginning of the story it reminds me very much of Edward Scissor hands, talking about something terrible happening at the house. I’m guessing no one knows that he still loves up there.

If you are interested in the movie visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site. Warning this is not a movie for kids, it has lots of blood and guts. It’s the perfect movie to watch this holiday season if you are a horror nut like me.

While you are at it don’t forget to visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace.

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