I have a busy few months behind me, but I feel better than ever! Now that Noah is older I have decided to do something useful with that extra time and energy. I am volunteering at Sheila’s school… well not as much volunteering as being part of the PTA group and taking on some extra responsibility.

It has first started with the annual bake sale and fundraiser. While it is nice to do things the old – fashioned way, there was a lack of engagement last year and we were looking for new ideas to raise more money this year. I have come up with the idea of a website for the bake sale and other fundraiser events at the school that are powered by the PTA group.

Long story short, I had to create a website and that is when I bumped into the first obstacle. I did not remember how hard it was to find a Domain Name! Maybe there are more websites now and that is why it’s harder to find one that is free, maybe I have just come up with a really generic name, I don’t know. The important thing is that I have come across a great website which helped me with my Domain Name Search and I would like to share it with you in case you are ever faced with the same problem. 

The name of the website is domaintyper.com and it can not only help in finding a Domain Name, but it also compares prices for you. You can choose the lowest price and buy it through the provider that is offering it. It really just has everything in one place and that is why I find it very convenient.

Imagine that you are looking for a name for your website and have your heart set on something and then you find that it has been TAKEN! The feeling is devastating, but it shouldn’t be the end of your Domain Name Search! DomainTyper gives you options for your name with other extensions. So even though .com might be taken, .net or .org can still be available and just as good. You can even make up a funny domain name with an unusual extension, such as .ly and it might even be cheaper in the end. Two birds with one stone…

DomainTyper also comes up with suggestions for an alternative Domain Name, in case you can’t think of anything appropriate for your website. It can be really hard when you already had something in your mind to think of an alternative.

So that is what I wanted to tell you about today and I hope that you will find this website as useful as I did if you are in the process of creating a website.

P.S.: The bake sale went great and we are doing monthly fundraiser events now. It feels great to do something meaningful!

Father’s Day is coming up and what better way to let a great Dad know  he’s appreciated than with a great gift. The kids have the handmade greeting cards ready to go, so all you need to do is to find the perfect gift for him. But obviously he’s not going to get that new truck he wants, or flat screen TV, as the family has a seriously tight budget. Most men would benefit from a brand new electric shaver for Father’s Day. Especially when it won the best electric shaver title this year. Many men just suffer with their old electric shavers, because they’re hesitant to replace it due to cost. They may feel uncomfortable tossing the old one in the garbage. But nowadays you don’t have to toss the old one in the trash, and in fact, many cities discourage this practice. Check with your local city’s recycling depot, as many take old electric shavers and other small appliances. They recycle these parts, so they don’t take up space in the landfills. A new electric shaver for Father’s Day will provide a clean smooth shave, so Dad will look great for work or special occasions. If his shave is currently looking a bit uneven, or he seems to have stubble by noon, it may be time for find the best electric shaver on the market. An electric shaver isn’t something that people buy for themselves regularly. It’s like a toaster, microwave, or coffee maker–you run it into the ground, then buy a new one. Yet people seem to have no issues with buying twenty pairs of shoes or a new smart phone case every week. Most men are waiting for a new electric shaver for Father’s Day, because they probably aren’t going to be replacing their worn out old one any time soon. Another great reason for replacing Dad’s old shaver is because of the length of time he’s spending in the bathroom. If it’s taking him an increasingly long time to shave around all the nooks and crannies on his face, and he’s constantly having to shave over and over in the same spot, it’s time for a new electric shaver. Does your husband’s face look red and irritated after he shaves? Even the foil or rotary on an electric shaver can start denting, and causing the cutting blades to grab and pull hairs on the face, rather than shaving them off cleanly off. This means that it’s time to replace the old electric shaver with a new one. Having a bad shaver that rips hair out painfully, or leaves skin red and raw is defeating the purpose of making a man look good for work or a special occasion, such as a Father’s Day brunch. It’s time for a new one. I finally decided on an electric shaver for my husband, for Father’s Day. We’ll recycle the old one during our last chance for spring cleaning before summer begins. I can’t wait to touch his smooth clean face after he tries the new one out.

You would have thought, buying a baby monitor would be fairly straight forward… It isn’t. There are so many baby monitors sold online and in store, which makes it even more difficult to know which one to choose.

Now, how do you choose from such a large array of baby monitors? Well, the best thing to do is to check out baby monitor reviews and get a second opinion on the product you wish to buy. A product description may sound marvelous but in reality, the product might not live up to much and reading a few reviews, may help you avoid making a bad purchase.

There are many baby monitor reviews online but I recommend you check out “Baby Monitor Ninja”. All over their reviews are 100% tried & tested and the reviews are carried out by real people, unlike some review sites. The next thing you will want to do, Is work out what your preferences are. To help you on your way to choosing the best baby monitor, I’ve put together a few tips on what you should look for when buying a baby monitor.

Size

Baby monitors come in all shapes & sizes. If you plan on carrying the monitor around the house,you may want to opt for a smaller size.

Analogue , Digital Or DECT Audio Monitor ?

If you’re on a budget, you might want to consider an analog monitor but bear in mind, the sound quality might not be as good as the digital models. Analogue monitors are also more prone to accidental broadcast, whereas the DECT ( digitally-enhanced cordless telecommunications) baby monitors, are specifically designed to ensure that the only sounds you can hear, are those from your baby’s room and not anyone else’s, which provides you with extra security.

Video Baby Monitors

Would you feel more comfortable seeing your baby, than just hearing them? If so, then a video monitor might be more ideal. Video monitors are becoming more and more popular. They give you that extra reassurance that every parent needs. Video monitors offer a variety of features, including screen size, camera pan/zoom, night vision and you even have the option of linking your monitor up to your TV, computer or tablet.

Video monitors are more expensive than audio-only monitors, so you might want to bear that in mind.

Price

Simply put, the more features the monitor has, the more expensive it is. Video baby monitors are generally more expensive than the audio-only baby monitors. Bear in mind, just because something is more expensive, doesn’t mean it’s overall quality will be better than that of a cheaper model.

I had a really hard month, since this was the first month of school for Sheila. This is a totally new thing for me, to have a kid, who goes to school, and I have to admit it is not easy. Especially if you are a full time mother and do not have any excuses to submit for helping in the school-play or baking cookies and so on.

There are the other mothers, who can say, that ‘Oh, I have a full-time job, I have to wake up at 7, go into the office, work 8 hours, then pick up the kid and make all the “mum stuff”, so I really don’t have time for this’. I would admire them, if it would be like that, but it is not. The truth is, that yes, they go to work, but no, they do not pick up the children, that’s what the nanny does, also the breakfast, lunch and dinner are made by the nanny and she is the one who puts the children to bed. Of course, there are exceptions, and those mothers surely have superpower, I look up on them, but they do not have a 1 year old son, as I do. I would love to go to work and care about my children at the same time, but it is impossible!

I still cannot say that I do not have time for baking cookies and make costumes for the play, because that’s what the ‘stay at home’ mothers do. No, it is not! Although, I do not have to wake up at 7 to go to work, but I have to wake up at 1am, 3am and 5am, when Noah starts crying, then I have to get out of the bed at 7, when Sheila starts to prepare for school; clothes, hair and breakfast. However, my hubby helps a lot, in spite of the fact that he has to go to work, he often makes breakfast for the family. I have tons of other things to do during the day, such as the laundry, lunch, dinner, tidy the house, play with my baby boy, then help Sheila in her homework… Besides, I need to stay a sexy wife as well, so my hubby does not see me as a messy mum all the time.

All in all, I am exhausted, I cannot even write my blog with such a positive attitude as I would like to. But do not worry, I’m going to get used to this as well and then I can enjoy the perks of being a mother to the fullest again and gain back my positivity.

My name is Terry… or Mrs. Wahls, as the kids call me in the neighborhood. I’m not even sure if anybody is going to read my blog, so it’s kind of silly that I’m talking to myself, but I hope it’s temporary and I’ll gain some audience in the future.  Anyways, I’m from Florida, and I have 2 wonderful kids, of whom I’m going to write this blog, as they mean the World to me. I hope my blog can help to other mothers who are struggling, so they can realize the beautiful side of having kids, I know, it’s not always easy, but I’m here for you, this way you can see that you are not the only one, who has hardships with being a good mum. We, Mothers, have to be there for each other!

I have a 7 years old daughter, Sheila and a 1 year old little guy, Noah. Although I’m a mother for 7 years now, I still love every minute of it, and my children can surprise me every day.  On the other hand, there are days, which are extremely hard, it’s not all just joy and happiness, but in my first post, I would only like to write about the good things. Later on, of course, you can get some of the ‘ugly stories’ as well.

Sheila has started school this September; she was really excited about it, she was preparing for it for months. She wanted to have her nails done, get every glittery pink textbooks and pencils, Barbie school bag and so on… I loved to see her being that excited for school and I hope it will last longer than a year, but at the same time, I don’t want to spoil her. I know that some of the mother’s take their daughter to the nail saloon regularly with themselves, but I’m not sure about it. I mean, she is just 7 years old! I was twice her age, when I started to paint my nails, on my own, not in the saloon! I would rather want her to be familiar with the expressions homework, commitment and determinism, not with mani-pedi. So, we made a compromise and I painted her nails at home, light pink, you can’t really see it, but she feels good about herself now, so that’s good. I didn’t really want to buy her the Barbie schools bag either, because, come on! She will grow out of it in a year. But I know it’s important in this society to get approved by the others, and a Barbie bag would surely do it amongst the other girls. Fortunately, we have the possibility to buy her the best of everything, so I’ve decided next to it, and she was so happy about that (in my opinion extremely ugly) bag.  That night, when I gave her a Good Night kiss, she said that I’m the best mum in the World, and even if I wouldn’t buy her that bag, and some other mum would buy it, she would still love me, and would never replace me with anyone else, ever. She is such a sweet, smart little girl, who understands everything. I have a feeling that she is a genius.

Unfortunately I can’t write any more today, as I have a full time job as a mother, if you know what I mean.