Posted by TinyTotties on February 11 2012
I love these sort of quizzes. Well, it’s not exactly a quiz, it’s just the matter of the uncanny resemblance between the characteristics stated for your month, and your characteristics. And you thought no one knows you well!
You’re ambitious and serious. You love to teach and be taught. You are hardworking and productive, and also smart, neat, organised and highly attentive. You’re sensitive and has deep thoughts. Lucky for you, you know how to make others happy. On the other hand, you’re rather reserved, and quiet unless you’re excited or tensed. You’re get jealous easily. You’re resistant to illness, but prone to colds. You’re always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses, and you like to criticise. Yet, you’re a romantic, but have difficulties expressing your feelings. You love children too. You’re a homely person, and is loyal to anyone you love. What should you improve? Your social abilities.
You love reality and abstracting thoughts. You’re intelligent, quiet, shy and humble. On the other hand, your personality changes at times; you’re temperamental, rebellious when restricted, and you suffer from low self-esteem. You love aggresiveness. Also, you’re too sensitive and hurt easily; you show your anger easily, and you dislike unnecessary things. But that doesn’t mean you’re not honest and loyal. You love freedom, and is determined to reach goals. You love making friends, but you rarely show it. You’re very daring, but stubborn too. On a brighter note, you’re ambitious – you realise your dreams and hopes. You’re sharp, you love entertainment and leisure. You’re a spendthrift. You’re a romantic on the inside but not the outside. Sadly you’re superstitious and ludirous. You should learn to show your emotions.
Good news: you have an attractive personality! You’re affectionate, shy and reserved. You’re naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. You love peace and serenity; you’re sensitive to others, love to serve and is not easilt angered. People trust you, as you are appreciative and returns kindness. You are observant and assess others. There’re so many things you love: travelling, home decors, special things. You’re also musically talented. However, you’re revengeful. You love to dream and fantasize, and you especially love attention. You’re hasty in choosing your partners, and you’re moody.
Active and dynamic: that’s what you are! You’re a attractive and affectionate. You’re strong mentally, you know how to console others and solve people’s problems. You’re also friendly, brave, fearless and adventurous. You’re loving and caring to others, suave and generous. You’re known for your good memory, and you’re always motivating yourself and others. However, you’re flawed. You’re emotional and revengeful; and’re aggresive and hasty. You love attention and easily gets jealous. Try and improve yourself!
Stubborn, hard-hearted, strong-willed and highly motivated – these are your better qualities. You have sharp thoughts and deep feelings. You attract others, as you are beautiful physically and mentally. You have a firm standpoint, you’re systematic and understanding. You’re also easily consoled and love to dream. You have a good imagination and debating skills; you love literature and arts, and especially travelling. That also means you dislike being at home. You’re restless, high-spirited, and also easily angered. You have strong clairvoyance, and also a spendthrift.
You’re polite and soft-spoken, but also funny and humorous as you love to joke. You can be talkative at times, a daydreamer and a sensitive person. You’re easily influenced by kindness; you tend to delay and is choosy and always wants the best. You have good debating skills and you know how to make friends. Althought you can be hesitating and temperamental at times. You are easily bored, and you are prone to getting colds. Yes, you love to dress up too! But you’re brand-conscious. You seldom show emotions, but you’re easily hurt, which takes time to recover. You have this mentality that, “Those who love me are enemies, those who hate me are friends”.
People thinks you’re fun to be with! You honest, friendly and approachable. Witty and sarcastic, you’re proud, unpredictable and have a reputation. You’re also secretive, and difficult to be understoof. You’re very emotional and you hurt easily and take a while to recover. You’re not revengeful, you forgive, but you don’t forget. You guide others and treat others equally, but you’re a lone wolf. You’re not aggresive unless provoked, and you judge people through observations. On the other hand, you’re hardworking and excel in your studies. You put a lot of effort in your work, and yes, you love to be loved.
People are attracted to you, because you’re love to make friends. You’re firm and have leadership qualities. You have an extraordinary spirit and you’re also very observant. You care a lot about others and knows how to console others. Your jokes make people laugh, and you’re thirsty for praises. You have independant thoughts and you think quickly. You’re talented in arts and music, and you love to dream. However, you’re too generous and can sometimes be egoistic. You’re proud, easily angered and jealous. You’re very careful and cautious about things. You’re sometimes hasty in things you do, so learn to relax!
Your good qualities include calm and cool, kind and sympathetic, trustworthy, loyal and honest. You’re knowledgable and clever, and you have a good memory. You’re always compromising and motivating yourself and others. You love sports, leisre and travelling. A systematic organisation is important to you, as well as details. Regarding love and relationships, you hardly show emotions, and you tend to bottle up your feelings. You’re particularly choosy in partners. Also, you like to criticise and point out others’ mistakes. Control yourself when you feel the need to criticise!
You have an inner beauty that attracts people, as well as physical beauty. You dislike lies and pretending, and your friends are very important to you. You love anyone who loves you back, and you’re very opinionated. You’re quite a chatterbox too! You love the outdoors and romance. Selfishness, bad temper and emotional are few of your flaws. You hurt easily, but you pick yourself up very fast. Sometimes, you lose confidence in yourself, and you can get easily influenced. However, people remember you as the one who is always making friends.
Unique and brilliant. Generous and patient. Determined. People love you for those qualities you possess. You’re always thinking forward, and stands by the motto, “When there’s a will, there’s a way”. You’re a homely person, and very tough-spirited. But yet, you’re difficult to fathom. You especially know how to dig secrets out, even though you can keep them. Stuborn and hard-hearted, you are a loner, and you don’t appreciate praises. You’re unpredictable and very inquisitive. You hardly get angry, unless you’re provoked. In relationships, you’re uncertain at times, Also, keep your emotions in check!
You’re a person who’s fun to be with. You love to socialise and joke, as you have a good sense of humour. You’re very patriotic. Also, you’re loyal and generous, ambitious and thinks logically. You also love praises and attention. You just love to be loved by others. You’re not egoistic, despite loving popularity, and that’s good. You’re very active in games and interactions with others. However, you can get impatient and hasty. You’re short-tempered and your personality changes at times. You also hate restrictions. You want to a free bird, but try to keep yourself grounded! People still love you because you’re honest and pretending just isn’t your thing.
Posted by TinyTotties on June 02 2011
If your kids are like most, they probably hate housework and chores. Many parents find that it is often easier to do the chores themselves than to fight with their children and hassle with getting them to help. While this is the easiest method, it isn’t going to teach your children to work and care for themselves. Teaching about chores doesn’t have to be a hassle.
Let Them Help Decide
If your children are involved in helping you determine their chores they will be less likely to rebel and more excited to help out. This doesn’t mean that you should give your child complete control over what they do. Instead you should work with them to establish reasonable chores that you can both be happy with.
Give them choices by saying things like, “Would you rather help clean the bathrooms or unload the dishwasher?” You can also help your children to be involved in the planning process by letting them decide when they would like to complete their chores. Some children may prefer working early in the morning before school while others would rather do their chores after school or on the weekends.
Incentives can be a great way to motivate your children. These incentives don’t have to be anything expensive or extravagant. Often a simple chore chart with stickers is enough to motivate a small child to complete their chores. Find simple incentives that work with your children.
Praise a Job Well Done
No one like to work and have no one notice their efforts, so make a concerted effort to praise your children when they do their chores well. Simply saying something like, “Thank you for making your bed this morning,” can make all the difference to your children. Other great things to say include, “The kitchen looks great today,” or, “I really appreciate you remembering your chores without being asked.”
Learn to Be Positive
When your children first start helping with chores odds are that they won’t do as good a job as you could. Don’t insult your child’s efforts. Instead positively show them how to improve on their performance of a task. If you are always criticizing the job they do, they won’t be very anxious to do it again.
Chores don’t have to be a chore if you learn to work with your children and to teach them about helping out around the house in a positive manner.
Posted by TinyTotties on May 26 2011
Many parents struggle with determining how much money they should give to their children. It is important to help your children learn about good financial principles while they are still in your care, but whether or not you give them an allowance and how much you give is an individual decision. Only you can determine the best way to help your children learn about money. While deciding whether or not an allowance is needed is a personal decision, there are some important principles that every child needs to learn about money. Use these principles and your individual teaching style to determine if your kids need an allowance and how much is appropriate.
Principle 1: Money Brings Responsibility
Children need to learn that having money is a responsibility. Many children believe that when they grow up and are adults they will be able to buy anything they want. This of course isn’t true and helping your children to learn the connection between money and responsibility is important from an early age. One way to teach this principle is to give your child an allowance and then to expect them to purchase a few necessary items for themselves. For example a portion of your child’s allowance could be used towards purchasing new school clothes or shoes. As your child practices budgeting money for practical purchases they will realize that money isn’t just fun to spend.
Principle 2: Money Is Earned
You work hard for your money and your children should too. Help them to learn that money doesn’t just come freely but that it must be earned. You can teach this by discussing the family budget and what you do to earn a paycheck or by helping your child to earn money by completing simple, age appropriate tasks.
Principle 3: Know What You Have
Learning to budget and account for money is a skill that few children are ever taught, but it is still important. Help your child to create a budget and to account for money once it has been spent. If they have a savings account you can help them fill out a log of their deposits and withdrawls so they can always know what they have left. You can also teach this principle by establishing a family budget as large shopping trips and completed and showing your children where the money was spent.
These three principles will help you establish a family program for teaching your child about money. In many cases this will also include instituting an allowance for your child, but not always. Allowances can be powerful teaching tools, but aren’t the only way to teach your child about money.
Posted by TinyTotties on May 18 2011
College is expensive and each year it gets more expensive. If you want a college education to be an achievable possibility for your child’s future, you may want to start a college fund now. The sooner you start the less money that you will need to put aside each month and the more opportunity you will have to reach your savings goals.
If you want your child to go to college, a college fund is a very good idea. However, the amount you will need to save is a little more difficult to determine. Here are some principles that you can use as you set your monthly college savings goals.
How Long Do You Have?
Time is a critical factor for determining how much you need to save. If you have just started saving for your 16 year old child’s college you will need to save more than if you are saving for an infant. When you have longer to save you can also put money into riskier, more profitable investments since you will have time to compensate for any losses. For example if you know that you will need college money in a couple years you should put the money into relatively safe investments like savings accounts or CDs. On the other hand if you have 15 plus years before you will need the money you can invest in stocks, real estate and other more profitable markets.
What Kind of Education Are Planning?
The school that your child will attend will determine the amount of money that you need to save. For example a community college education will cost substantially less than a private 4 year school. Trade schools and other educational programs can also vary in cost greatly. To be sure that you save enough consider the type of education that you want to provide. Remember it is better to reach too high and save more than you will need than to come up short when it is time for your child to head off to school.
How Much Help Do You Want to Provide?
College expenses aren’t just limited to school enrollment fees and tuition. They can also include housing, books, food, transportation, entertainment and more. Some parents want to pay for the complete college experience while others prefer to simply cover tuition or housing. Another option that you can pursue is paying a percentage of college costs and having your child take out loans to cover the rest. If you know what you want to pay for, you can determine how much you will need.
How Many Children Do You Need to Help?
Saving for one child’s education is different than saving for several. If you have multiple children that you want to help through school you need to start saving for each child now. Figure out what you will need to save for each child so that you don’t run out of money after your first child heads off to school.
Posted by TinyTotties on April 21 2011
Many of you ask whether we ship Sweet Jojo Designs bedding to Canada? Well the answer is yes! All Sweet Jojo Designs items can be shipped to Canada. We ship all orders via USPS and typically they leave our warehouse within a few days depending on stock levels. It may take a few weeks to clear Canadian customs and unfortunately there is nothing that we can do to speed this along.
We charge a flat fee of $34.99 per box. Typically most items will fit into one box with the exception of hampers and floor rugs.
Please note that you will be responsible for any duties or customs that the Canadian authorities charge.
Please visit our Sweet Jojo Designs bedding page to browse our complete collection.
Posted by TinyTotties on January 09 2011
While you will always think that your baby is adorable, the truth is that everyone else gets sick of looking at your blurry and unfocused pictures of baby. If you want to capture your little one and preserve their previous smiles and first steps you need to learn how to properly photograph them. Here are some photography tips to help you catch better pictures of baby.
Take Lots of Pictures
The secret to taking a great picture is learning to take more than one. This was much more difficult back in the days of film. Now that digital cameras are commonly used you can easily snap several pictures and then choose the best shot later. This is why professional photographers take so many pictures. They want to be sure to have a selection of great photos at the end. Make sure that while you take a lot of pictures, you also eliminate a lot. Your perfect shots won’t be as special if they are in between hundreds of pictures where your baby is blurry, looking the other way or screaming. Keep the best and delete the rest.
Consider Black and White
Your baby’s perfect skin will look beautiful in black and white. Newborns and young babies look especially beautiful when photographed in this complementary color scheme. When taking black and white pictures make sure that you avoid dressing baby in black or white. Other colors will have less of a contrast and will make the picture softer and more pleasing to the eye.
Think About Your Baby and Their Development
Many parents get frustrated when taking baby pictures because they want their baby to do things that just aren’t possible. Your newborn isn’t going to smile, your 3 month old can’t sit up and your 6 month old isn’t going to sit still. Think about your child and their developmental stage. Don’t force them into poses or positions that aren’t possible or comfortable. Instead capture them in their element. Learn to make the most of their unique age and personality. This will result in pictures that show who your baby really is.
Different types of clothing work best in different situations. If you are trying to achieve a professional looking photograph of a newborn you might want to consider photographing them in the nude. Clothing looks bulky on young babies. Consider draping them in a blanket or placing them on a sheet or blanket for a backdrop. If you plan on taking photos for a long period of time remember that babies make messes and you should have a change of clothes nearby for anyone that will be in the pictures.
Learning to take great pictures of your baby isn’t as difficult as it might seem. Take lots of pictures, eliminate those that don’t work and be patient. It worth spending a little time to preserve your precious memories of your new baby.