It has never crossed our mind but last month, when I saw on the news how a young lady was assaulted by a group of men, I suggested to my husband that we enroll our daughter to a self-defense class this summer. My brother, who holds a black belt in judo, told us some years back to engage her to the sport. Well I might do that soon. I am also wondering where to buy pepper spray for her and our added safety. It is sad that the world we live in gets more dangerous every day, thus, it is wise to take precautionary measures like learning how to defend ourselves when attacked and bringing products that we can use to protect and defend ourselves with.
One of the perks of being a mother to a girl is that I get to dress her like my very own doll. It has been fun for me, being an only daughter while growing up. A few years from now, I will be shopping for a prom dress for her but as early as now, I have asked some moms I know about tips when buying prom dresses. Here are some thing you need to know as a mom when buying a prom dress for your daughter.
- Set a reasonable budget. Aside from prom dress, you also need to pay for shoes, accessories, makeup, etc. A prom as an event can be very expensive so setting a good budget can prevent frustrations on your part and your daughter’s too.
- Plan and purchase accordingly. Know if there are special underwear requirements like a special bra for the strapless gown. Make sure that these needs are also factored in when budgeting.
- Consider and discuss her shoes. Know her date’s height and how high a heel she is considering. Know how high comfortable a heel is for her. You might also consider buying a pair of foldable ballet flats that she can carry in her bag as the evening wears on.
- Discuss how your daughter will wear her hair during the prom. Make sure that the planned hairstyle will match her chosen dress style. The hairstyle should compliment her dress’ details.
- Know the store’s return policy. Since prom dresses are highly seasonable items, some stores have stricter return policies. Thus, making a good and wise decision right then and there will save you money and time.
- Lastly, remember to have fun. This is a memorable event for your daughter and being a part of it is a privilege. Make sure that it is fun experience for you and your daughter.
My daughter will soon celebrate her birthday. She know that every year, I surprise her with creative ways to celebrate it. Last year, when she turned 9, she received 9 gifts every day leading up to her birth day. This year, she wanted me to do the same thing but nah, that won’t be a surprise anymore, right? I
I already know what she wants – books and a board game (again). I will be visiting the mall tomorrow to pay some bills and buy a box of tatuaje cigars as a gift to an uncle who will be celebrating his birthday next week. I might pay the bookstore a visit too to check if they carry the items that my daughter listed. Aside from the gifts, we’ll also be dining out at her preferred restaurant.
The event is two months away but as early as now, I am already excited!
Some schools had their exams prior to the holiday break. On the other hand, there are schools too, like where my kid is enrolled, that hold their exams after the break. So here we are, trying to encourage her to review her notes. Exams will be held this coming week and even though our daughter has been a diligent pupil, she can sometimes forget and have to be reminded over and over and over again. She gets sidetracked with her storybooks and toys so we have to keep an eye on her.
I know she can’t wait for school to be over and that’s 2.5 months from now. Just like her, I am excited for the summer break too. But as a thoughtful parent, I have already ordered our token of thanks for her teachers – cosmetic bags for the female teachers and personalized koozies for the male ones. I’ve already design them and they just need to be ordered so that they will arrive on time.
We are still thinking of a summer activity for our daughter. We are torn between swimming and ballet. And a travel too.
What about your kids? What activity/ activities you’ve lined up for them this summer?
To my part in caring for the planet, I have been refusing plastic whenever I can. When I shop for fresh produce at the wet market, I do bring my plastic containers (which are ice cream tubs) for fish, meat and others. I also have my reusable plastic bags with me, where I directly stash my fresh vegetables and fruits. Those bags aren’t fancy. Just some corporate giveaways from my husband. I am searching for nicer ones though, those that I can use when shopping for stuff that I don’t store inside my refrigerator. Like shoes. Hahaha! And I found this here:
Very savvy and apt, don’t you think? War on Plastic. And it can be encased in its small bag, shaped and designed like a grenade. Genius!
“Your hair looks like a Christmas tree.”
That’s what my brother told me when he saw me last weekend. It only means that I need a hair makeover and soon. It’s been a year since I had my last hair treatment and my hair feels really dry. The hairstyle does not flatter me too and my natural waves are all so obvious. Aside from that, I’ve spotted about seven white hair. Truly, my brother is right – my hair looks like a messed up Christmas tree!
However, I have a solution for this mane problem of mine. You see, every December, I make it a point to spend a day in a salon for my hair treatments and other pampering in order to look fabulous on my birthday. As we all know complete pampering can be very expensive. However this year, I am lucky to have discovered Shiloh’s List. It is a fresh and innovative group buying website that gives only the best prices for deals on restaurants, gadgets, travels, services and many others.
They have a number of good deals right now but two that top my list are:
1. Complete Hair Pampering for just P999 by Rheal’s Beauty Salon. The original amount is P1,600 so I get to save P601 for a complete hair care and pampering package. Goodbye, Christmas tree hair!
2. Six Diamond Peel Facials for Less Than One from Dermaesthetique Skin and Hair Restoration Center. It is priced at P1,000 instead of P9,450. Due to my work load, I have the tendency to neglect my skin. My face badly needs a diamond peel facial for a fresher and youthful me during my birthday pictorials.
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