Monday, March 19, 2012

biz wins.

Mother Rabbit had the privilege of doing some Grandma Bunny duty over the past month.  Lucky me.  I remembered when raising my little bunnies that Biz is what I depended on to remove baby poo stains as well as any food related 'situations'.  Now a days it seems to me that you see OxiClean in more prevalent spots in the marketplace for pre-soaking.

I am here to say that OxiClean does not work as well as Biz on breast fed diaper disasters. This is fresh research ladies.  I tried them both.  Only Biz lifted the stains on those darling little outfits. Biz wins for my baby girl... then and now.

a rested mother is a happy mother.

This is one of my mantras.  For mothers of all ages.  I feel compelled to say it again because I had the privilege of being with my daughter following the birth of her first daughter.  One of my most important tasks was to remind her of the classic advice for new mothers: Sleep when your baby sleeps.

Nothing helps one handle the stresses of life like a good night's sleep or a good nap. Period.

rub it out.

Have you ever noticed that sometimes your feet will ache in a certain spot? My suggestion: Spend some time massaging the area with your favorite lotion.  I keep a lovely smelling moisturizing lotion in the drawer of my nightstand for this very purpose.  As you know, our bodies were fearfully & wonderfully made in such a way that all the points in our feet connect to particular organs and body areas via the nervous system.  The study of this is called Reflexology and it is an amazing science.  While it would be fascinating to study this in detail, I am merely suggesting that you respect your feet and listen when they are talking to you. My feet "talk" to me most often when I am in bed, or should I clarify that is when I can "hear" them. 

I do not usually worry about what particular body part might be ailing when my feet ache in a particular area, I just concentrate on spending some time thoughtfully massaging the soreness.  Have you ever experienced how relaxing it is to rub your feet at night before tucking them under the covers? Try it. You'll like it.