My mommy brain is filled with back-to-school thoughts, and I'm sure yours is too. Happy back-to-school Monday, Miami Moms!7 Ways to Cut a Sandwich. Today, I'll bet you sent a regular, piece-of-bread-shaped sandwich to school with your kid. In all the first day excitement, you probably got away with it, too. But as the days and weeks pass, you'll need to get creative, or you'll be getting that sandwich back , intact, at the end of the day. Hence, 7 Ways to Cut a Sandwich. My personal fave is the Crustache, Elle loves the heart-shaped Fun Bites. Viva la Sandwich!
Why is Florida so weird? so humid? so trashy? so hot? Someone used Google autocomplete to come up with the most common queries for "Why is [insert state] so...?" and created an interactive map to view the results. Yeah--lots of time on her hands, I suspect. Kinda fun to play around with, and hey--it'll make you glad you don't live in Pennsylvania...I'll take humid and weird over humid and haunted any day.
Super Magic Germ Spray Has Arrived! A new product called Halo is my latest obsession. (No, I do not work for them, I'm just obsessed with cold prevention.) You spray it in your mouth when you are in a germy environment, and it gives you six hours of protection from airborne germs. Now you see why I call it super magic germ spray, right? There is a Halo spray for adults, and a spray for kids. Off the top, I can see this coming in handy in about a zillion school-related situations, in addition to airplanes and doctor's offices.
Tricky People vs. Strangers. A facebook friend posted a link to this article that encourages parents to stop using the classic "don't talk to strangers" line, and explains why. I agree--one of my pet peeves is the idea that the jerk that is going to snatch or abuse your kid is actually going to look like the stereotypical "creep." This article explains that real creeps are much more clever, and use several tricky tactics to groom and lure kids. It's worth a read and some thought.
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