This is a good one
Oh I love this!!!
This is a good one
Oh I love this!!!
The most effective response to bad behavior is to express disappointment. According to independent reviews by Professor Eisenberg and David R. Shaffer, parents raise caring children by expressing disappointment and explaining why the behavior was wrong, how it affected others, and how they can rectify the situation. This enables children to develop standards for judging their actions, feelings of empathy and responsibility for others, and asense of moral identity, which are conducive to becoming a helpful person. The beauty of expressing disappointment is that it communicates disapproval of the bad behavior, coupled with high expectations and the potential for improvement: “You’re a good person, even if you did a bad thing, and I know you can do better.”
A new 9-part documentary TV series about climate change, Years of Living Dangerously, produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger was launched Sunday.
The episodes feature celebrities reporting on the issue including Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, and Don Cheadle.
Find out more and watch the first episode at:http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/
Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.
Dreaming of my future kitchen as I sit in my current kitchen. Demo day can’t come soon enough.
Love all of this. File under, future home.
Paris Letters popped up on my radar recently and being a lover of all things Francophile, I was excited to check it out. The book, a true story, by Canadian/Californian/Parisian, Janice MacLeod opens with her on the verge of a burnout. As a means of coping, she vows to write daily in a journal, a practice which offers her many insights and answers, namely the idea to save as much as possible, quit her job and be free to travel. She then embarks on the ambitious goal of saving a tonne, relinquishing her things and working hard to achieve her goal. Who couldn’t relate? I’m sure we’ve all dreamt at some point of escaping our jobs, lives and travelling. To actually do it takes a lot of guts, determination and well, money!
Anyway, on to the good stuff. Janice sets off for Paris and meets a Daniel Craig look alike butcher. Without divulging too much, the book details her exploring the city, the quirks, trials and triumphs of life as an expat, all the while vanquishing in her new found freedom and discovering her true loves.
I really enjoyed this book- Janice is very down to earth, relatable and you find yourself rooting for her throughout. i especially enjoyed her vivid descriptions of Paris, the neighbourhoods, the ways of the French, which transported me back to my adventures in many of these same parts. I was thrilled to discover her blog and of course, i wanted to look up Daniel Craig and subscribe to her beautiful letters immediately. You will too, trust me!
Have your read this book? Thoughts?
I was tagged by nomadsoul to answer the following 11 questions:
1. What is one thing we would be surprised to learn about you?
2. Last great book you read?
3. What is your go to hostess gift?
4. What is your guilty pleasure?
5. Where is the best place you’ve ever been?
6. What are you currently coveting?
7. What song makes you rock out every time you hear it?
8. What is your greatest fear?
9. What is the funniest name you’ve ever had written on your Starbucks cup?
10. Signature scent?
11. Pet Peeves?
On Tuesday, Bravo announced that it was adding 15 new shows to its roster as well as bringing back 16 current hit programs for another season (or two). Among the new programs are scripted series about
And just like that, my day is made.
Awesome-what are you most interested in watching? The nannies of the UES might be more interesting ;)
This past week and a half has been pretty eventful - between the hectic pace of work and family ongoings, it culminated with a frightening car accident. My dad was involved in a very scary highway accident. Things could have been much worse, but fortunately he walked away- very shaken and very sore, but with his life. For that we are all very grateful. Fortunately, my mom, sister and nephew were following behind in another car and witnessed the accident and were there with him.
Our long weekend was full of family time, enjoying one another’s company, the kids being spoiled rotten by their grandparents (suitcases full of treats,and a special trip to the American Girl store), trips to Eataly for lattes and pastries, oysters and steak, NCAA basketball (don’t get me started about my busted bracket), swimming and of course watching Frozen (Xanax for Noah- really the only moment the child stops) and enjoying some of our favourite Canadian treats.