Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tips For Cleaning Your Children's Rooms

Keeping your child's room clean is essential to avoid allergies and other ailments.  In addition to your basic cleaning routines, pay special attention to the chemicals in the products you use.

Tips for cleaning your child's room are:

Ventilate the premises daily - it is very important that a child's room is aired out daily.  Leave the windows open so that fresh air can circulate the room;
Select green products - Avoid cleaning products with strong smells.  Instead use products with a neutral or odorless aroma.

Vacuum Vacuum Vacuum - Don't just vacuum the floor, use on upholstered armchairs, cushions, curtains, even in baby's crib. Once a week vacuum the crib or bed mattress.

Change the bedding twice a week - Along with changing sheets and pillowcases also wash pillow cushions and mattress pad.
Wash stuffed toys - although beautiful and give a special charm in the decor, stuffed animals tend to accumulate dust. Therefore they should be washed regularly.

Keep children out of their rooms when you are cleaning.  Often times they are very sensitive to allergies.

Happy cleaning.


Friday, July 20, 2012

A 9 Year Old Becomes A Millionaire Through His Paintings

They are those who say our destiny is determined before we are born, while others believe we create our own after we are born.  I believe childhood is often a time when a glimmer of our destiny is first seen.

Kieron Williamson, a British boy 9 years old, sold his paintings for several tens of thousands of dollars.  Through his work he will soon become a millionaire.

As reported in the, reporter David Keller writes:

Working in the media I have the privilege of meeting people with remarkable talent.
But as I patiently listen to cats snoozing in the living room of a rustic country home, it hits me that the person I'm waiting to interview has been so successful that he bought the surrounding bricks and mortar last year when he was aged just eight.  And as he bounces through the door after a good day at school, it strikes me that the artist I last met two years ago is still pint-sized... but now he's almost a millionaire.

 Kieron Williamson
 Kieron Williamson first picked up a paintbrush at the age of five

Last week 24 of Kieron Williamson's latest pieces sold for a combined £250,000.
This week the public is getting the chance to see them up close, along with his first ever paintings, at a career-spanning exhibition in Holt, Norfolk, a fortnight before he turns 10.  But does he even think about the money? "No," says Kieron, rather abruptly for such a shy boy, "but I like it a little bit".

Kieron's talent was first discovered by his parents on a family holiday to Cornwall at the age of five and since then his artistic ability has shown no signs of slowing down.

'My style's changed'
He hit the headlines in 2010 when his first major art sale fetched £150,000 in half an hour. Since then he has had hundreds of requests from people around the world to paint for them, including high-profile celebrities and royal family members. "I'm not painting as many, but I think they're better quality than they were," says Kieron, sitting in his art studio in his new home in Ludham on the Norfolk Broads.

"My style's changed and I've now got every medium."

Kieron Williamson and one of his paintings
Kieron believes his latest painting of Wells-next-the-Sea is his best yet

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Cley Mill from the Marshes by Kieron Williamson
The latest art sale by Kieron Williamson sold for £250,000

Kieron is a work in progress and will continue to produce work consistently and create, in some ways, his own artistic movement

Children continue to amaze the world.


Friday, July 13, 2012

How Big A Role Does Society Play In Children's Intelligence

I came across an interesting article shared on Twitter.  Flummoxed by Failure - or Focused?  Can our own attitudes towards learning play a large role in our children's lives from a young age?

An interesting article written by The Wall Street Journal's Ken Bain explores this subject matter.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Can We Make The Perfect Baby

I want to share an interesting article I discovered at

How to Make The Perfect Baby: The Developments in Science - Life - Stylist Magazine

 How to make the perfect baby
Words: Helen Foster. Picture credits: Rex Features and Getty Images.

How to make the perfect baby

Stylist investigates the scientific developments

From hair color to athletic ability, we’ll soon be able to cherry-pick the looks and characteristics of our offspring. But would you?

 Share your comments
You can read the complete article here

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Mercedes-Benz Stroller Concept

A young Hungarian student designer Árpád Takács, studying industrial design at the Hungarian Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, has now designed a functional piece of art dubbed as the Abeo baby pram concept for Mercedes-Benz Style, a unique styling division comprising not only transport-related products, but also furniture and lifestyle products and industrial design.

Understanding that mothers belly is the best place for a baby, Árpád Takács has designed the Abeo baby pram with a flexible saddle function to truly give a mother’s belly like secured and comfortable atmosphere.

Mercedes-Benz style inspired luxury baby pram concept

Mercedes-Benz style inspired luxury baby pram concept 

What do you think?

Source and Photos Bornrich


Friday, June 29, 2012

Pitti Bimbo Summer 2012 Kids Designer Fashions

We will share with you several of the children's fashion brands appearing in this years Pitti Bimbo fashion shows.  We will take you right to the runways to preview each collection as it is unveiled. Take a look at Miss Blumarine 2012 collection. 

A soft and precious season. Dresses of taffeta and balloon-skirts made by nuanced tulle that enhance prints with fine details and embroidered with sequins calla lilies. The trench coat is created with lace, in a wardrobe that loves the overlapping and unique pieces such as small embroidered shawls. A romantic inspiration features the safari theme, reinterpreted in a dreamy way: on the light white of desert and on the reflections of the sand that color the cotton boucle, gold thread and tinsel textures weave themselves for clothing and tutu skirts, little cardigans and blouses with puffed sleeves.



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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Get Ready for Summer with Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn is having a great start of summer sale for kids.  Visit their website for savings up to 75% off kids bedding sale, beach towels and wraps, baby nursery furniture, children's furniture, toys, lighting and lots more.

Beach Towels & Wraps SaleFurniture Clearance EventDarcy Dresser & Changing Table Topper SetLarkin Glider & OttomanPalm Tree SprinklerGoggles



Saturday, June 23, 2012

Can Women Have It All?

I came across this article in The Atlantic Magazine and wanted to share it with all working moms who consider yourselves to be mompreneurs or entrepreneurs.  Can you really it all?  How do you manage to have it all? 

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.  

By Anne-Marie Slaughter
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Lavin, Luxurious Summer Collection For Girls

Its a Boy!! No, Its a Girl!! no I am not speaking about that famous surprise.  I am referring to the big no I mean little surprise designer Lavin revealed during its summer 2012 collection.  Lavin for The Little Ones.

How delightful and chic to be spotted in this label, especially if you are six or seven or eight years old. Since I am a big fan of the Victorian era I immediately spotted a splash of Victorian elegance imbued in this collection. Take a look at the little lady in the last picture holding a bunch of balloons, isn't her dress oh so Marie Antoinette?

Which look do you prefer?  

Thank you Lavin


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Brand Feedback

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Thank you for your time and I welcome the opportunity to review your comments.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Children's Story Books

Recently I was browsing through a few blogs and came across this beautiful English cottage.  Amazingly, its the home of Enid Blyton, a British children's writer.  I couldn't help but remember living in England and reading my first childhood storybook.

I remember reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.  A classic, introduced to me by my grandmother Joyce.  I am sure you have a strong allegiance to a particular childhood story book.  Have you introduced your child to the joys of reading story books, especially before bedtime? 

 Enid Blyton's former house "Old Thatch" near Bourne End, Buckinghamshire England

Here is a partial list of classic children's story books:

BlackBeautyCoverFirstEd1877.jpeg NationalVelvet.jpgCover of a 1911 publication of The Secret GardenCoverAreYouThereGod.jpgWrinkleInTimePBA1.jpgCharlie and the Chocolate Factory (book cover).jpgHuckleberry-finn-with-rabbit.jpgComplete set of the seven books of the Harry Potter series.

There are lots of other works of fiction, from picture books to pre-teen classics, that children will enjoy. Here are a few of my selections.  Are any of these your favorites.  Do you have a favorite childhood storybook?  What is your child's favorite story book.

Share your thoughts on twitter or in the comments section below.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Childhood Foundation

In our efforts to ensure that every child has a memorable childhood experience, Roselle Andrea, as your Children's Lifestyle Stylist, would like to introduce you to The World Childhood Foundation.  Founded by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden.

World Childhood Foundation’s work is aimed at the most marginalized children, the ones most often ignored and forgotten. Childhood supports over 100 projects in 16 countries, working with children victims of abuse, families at risk, children in alternative care and street children.

 H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden

Visit their website and learn more about their mission and goals to ensure a delightful childhood experience for children all over the world.