Items tagged “Parenting”

How lovely 2010 is turning out to be for No Slippy Hair Clippy! We got wonderful new review from Nina Say of, a lovely young mom who recently tried out our hair bows. Here’s an excerpt of her review:

I’m welcoming myself onto this blog actually. I’ve been so busy…honestly…I think the end of 2009 was my busiest of the entire year. And with Christmas thrown into the mix, made it even crazier. I didn’t even have time this year to bake for neighbors and friends for the holiday and who knows what they thought about that. I’ve made treats for people every year and this season it didn’t happen.

  1. Sleep? What is this “sleep” that you speak of?

  2. Shower? What is “shower”? It is alien to me.

  3. It’s 3:00 in the afternoon and you realize that you have not had lunch AND breakfast. And you’re wondering why you’re so cranky.

Motherhood is beautiful. But sometimes, the momma isn’t! With so much to do and so little time, a lot of mothers have no more time or motivation to bring out their inner goddess. Oh, come on, you know you have it! It would be quite a shame to keep hiding your best side from the world. What a bleak world we’ll all be living in if mothers aren’t there to brighten it up. Sometimes, all it takes is one uniquely pretty hair accessory (a lot cuter if it matches your daughter’s!) and you instantly brighten up both your mood and your look.

here’s something about Christmas.

You see it, you feel it, you even smell it. It wafts about you playfully in the air. You can’t quite explain what it is but somehow you just know. The atmosphere seems a little cheerier, people seem a little warmer, and sometimes, even food tastes a little better! There’s simply no other experience like it on any other day throughout the year.

What’s a holiday without holiday food? One of my favorites has got to be meatballs! They’re yummy, easy to make and just about everybody loves it. It’s kind of nostalgic, too, as I remember helping my mom to make these for Christmas when I was a kid. Of course, my mom’s recipe is a huge family secret (We have all sworn to secrecy, sorry!) But I recently found a recipe in that approximates hers. Plus, it’s even easier. Since this season is all about sharing and giving, try this out yourself and tell me how it turns out!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves 8

Fa La La La La… You know the rest.

Well, ‘tis the season for giving, too! And since I’m feeling a little bit like Santa today, I’ve decided to give away our cutest holiday hair clips for free. Still a wee bit early for Christmas, don’t you think? But since you’re all in my Nice Mommas list, go ahead and enjoy the early gift!

We hear it all the time: eat well, live healthy, lose weight, “be a better you.” Yeah right. Not only is it hard, it’s expensive, too!

A recent article in Yahoo! reports: “Over the past two years, the cost of vegetables, meat, fruit and other high-nutrition, low-calorie foods has increased by an average of 19.5 percent… Our economic outlook isn’t only making it harder to make ends meet—it’s making it harder to make the two ends of our belts meet.”

We’ve been getting noticed quite a lot lately… And we are totally loving it! Recently, Natalie Klein of wrote a lovely review for No Slippy Hair Clippy. She says:

These are hard times we’re living in today, don’t you think? It’s so easy to get distracted by all the day-to-day challenges. Sometimes, getting through one day can be hard enough! (Not to mention those times when TANTRUM seems to be part of your kids’ SOP.) is a site that is updated daily by ordinary people, like you and me, with real experiences that inspired them. It’s similar to Twitter, except that every single post is inspirational and positive.

Okay, Christmas is SERIOUSLY just around the corner. There’s no denying it anymore at this point. If you haven’t done any gift shopping yet, you may want to start thinking about it now. But if you don’t fancy getting into the mad, mad Christmas rush, why not make the gifts yourself? And to make it fun (or, inevitably, very challenging), let your kids join in! When they see you tinkering with all the arts and crafts, they’d want to join in anyway…

Let’s face it, ladies. Sometimes it’s hard to ignore that perfectly roasted turkey beckoning us to get just a little more. It lies golden on the dining table, the sheen coming from the buttery fats glazed over it. Even from afar, you can almost hear its crisp skin breaking, to reveal the moist tender meat underneath. Ahhh… the holidays.