A while back, we received a message on Instagram from a woman who had recently opened her own spa in Orchard Park. Jeanine invited a few of our Buffalo Moms contributors to stop in for a free facial, and who are we to say no to a good hour of pampering?! We quickly made our appointments and counted down the days until we could venture to one of our favorite Southtowns to check out Ritual Skincare Spa for ourselves.
Throwing our kids birthday parties is one of my most favorite things. I spend hours planning the theme, crafting decorations, and creating the menu for the “big events,” which usually unfold in our small home with a guest list of family and a few close friends. But now that Marleigh is getting older, we’ve entered the world of “kid friend” birthday parties – and it’s a whole new ballgame!
I would like to start this post by saying it is not intended to spark any political arguments. Being a good human is a trait that should span any and every party line. Only two people know what truly happened on the evening in question in 1982, and I do not claim to be one of them.
“Be a good man.”
This simple phrase is one my husband has been repeating to our son since he could understand the words. Henry, now age (almost) 4, knows what it takes to be a good man at the very basic level. It started simply: holding doors for people, letting his sister go first, being a good sharer and a kind friend. Over time, it has grown as he has: stopping when someone asks him to the first time, apologizing when he is in the wrong, using words instead of force, accepting punishment for his actions when necessary.
“Don’t play with your food” is something we’ve all probably said 385,195,961 times as mothers. And while I’m all for supporting good table manners, some rules are meant to be broken. Enter: MojiMaker, a hands-on gadget that allows your kids to have fun with their food while also encouraging them to eat their fruits and vegetables. It’s a win-win, if you ask us!