May 31, 2012

"Mount Franklin Easy crush bottle challenge"

I received a package of Mount Franklin Easy crush bottles as a part of a survey from the soup team. I was expecting a couple of bottles or maybe six, but was pleasantly surprised to see a pack of 24 bottles for trial. My kids were over the top to gulp down all the water and crush the bottles. We managed to collect a few just before my elder one's birthday party and had it as a competition for the kids at the party. Was a lot of fun watching the kids try to crush the bottles. I personally liked the feel that I was doing my bit for the environment as these bottles contain 35% less plastic as stated by the company. It is a bit flimsy and noisy compared to the other bottles by hey.. if its good for our planet earth then whose complaining.

May 11, 2012

Before I was a mom 

Before I was a mom -
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and teeth everyday.
Before I was a mom -
I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations
Before I was a mom -
I had never been puked on, pooped n, spit on, chewed on or peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts
I slept all night.
Before I was a mom  -
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests or give shots...
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a mom -
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a mom.
Before I was  a mom -
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body,
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.
Before I was a mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache and satisfaction of being a mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a mom.

By Author Unknown.