Happy New Year 2009!

I am sure you’ve got plans for the New Years Eve. You are going to a party, celebrating with your friends or family, raising a toast to a successful New Year, all the fun stuff. Same here, I am going away and will be welcoming the New Year in a cottage with lake views and everything. But thanks to the wonders of technology I can kind of be in two places at once – celebrating with my family and wishing you a Happy New Year in this post, so that just in case you had some time to check your favorite blogs – here I am!

All right, I admit it – I have made a simple task of choosing a haircut for my baby a PROJECT. Can you blame me? There are obviously many hair styles I have no idea about and what’s wrong with wanting the best for your baby? Having no experience or expertise in that area, I asked my hairdresser friend to explain all she knows about hair cuts for babies and toddlers. Here is what I learned:

When should a baby get his first haircut?

Like all the other parents I was wondering when it is time to give my baby his first haircut. As usual, I was getting conflicting advice from different people, but you know me – I never do as I’m told unless I know the reasons and I started to “investigate” all the reasons why people delay the first haircut.

Did I mention how busy I was? I am a working mom, and that means that I work 2 jobs, actually 3 – my paying job, caring for my baby and managing the house. Ever since my boy was born, saving time became my religion. Every 15 minutes are utilized to perfection and for a good reason – with my levels of busyness I can’t afford to lose time, at all.

Some posts this week that got me thinking in all kinds of directions. SimpleMom asked a question I haven’t considered yet: what should I tell my kid about Santa? How should I introduce him, have Rob dress up like Santa and bring Eric his presents? Should I say that Santa exists but people can’t see him? The basic dilemma here is obviously that it is good for kids to believe in Santa and his presents, it’s exciting and fun, but then when they learn that Santa isn’t real, it’s a disappointment.

Until now, in every book I read the nuts were a big no-no for kids because they were said to cause allergies. Recently I have stumbled upon an article that says something completely different. Not only the nuts are not likely to cause allergies (well, no more than other foods), but by not offering them to the kids we can cause them become nuts-sensitive.

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