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One of the best holidays of the year is JUST around the corner…MOTHER’S DAY! Not a Top Chef and want to get the kids involved? Here is a fun idea to surprise mommy with breakfast in bed…or vice-versa…if you want to be a super mommy on Mother’s Day, make this fun breakfast for the family.

Idea:

  1. Using a cookie cutter in the shape of a heart or just simply use a knife, cut out a small heart shape from the center of a thick slice of bread (make it wheat for a healthy morning breakfast). Spread each side of the bread with butter.
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat. 
  3. Saute bread until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Lower heat and gently flip toast. 
  4. Break an egg into the heart-shaped hole. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook until egg white turns opaque white, which is about 5 or so minutes. 
  5. Transfer to plate along with the heart-shaped piece of cutout bread. Add some nice fruit on the side and even a flower from the garden to make her smile. Finish with a big hug for mommy. Ta-dah!

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No, I did not say that!

No, Mommy, you cannot get the same haircut as me. Daddy will get us confused.”

– Miranda, age 6

Editor’s Note:
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“I only want mommy to dress me” is a common request from many a toddler.  Whether it’s a daily routine like getting dressed, taking a bath or being put to bed, a child’s determination that “only mommy can do it!” can leave dad feeling rejected and mom feeling SO TIRED.

Children might become more interested in one particular parent for a variety of reasons. It may be that, in terms of personality, a child might wind up preferring one parent to the other. If one parent is full of energy all the time, an energetic toddler might be more drawn to them. Another cause of a toddler preferring one parent to the other can be the old saying that familiarity fosters contempt. If one parent stays home with the child all day long, the toddler might get much more excited when the other parent is around, just because he or she doesn’t get to see that parent as much as he does the other.

When you notice your toddler preferring one parent to the other, you should take some time to try to figure out why this is the case. If you are the parent that is not preferred, watch her activities and interests. Also watch how you tend to react to these. Also, this is a good time to teach your child what unconditional parental love means.

If this sounds familiar, read on for tips on how to cope if you’re not winning the popularity contest for your baby’s affection.

  1. Accept It.
    Like anything else in life, acceptance is KEY! It is most likely a phase, and not an uncommon one at that. Soon Daddy or Mommy will be jealous of the other. J
  2. Talk about It.
    If you genuinely have hurt feelings over the issue, talk to your spouse about it. Avoid blaming your hubby because he didn’t cause the situation, and in all truth, he probably feels overwhelmed and super tired.
  3. Know that you’re not alone.
    No matter how you may feel, rest assured that you are not the first parent to feel rejected by your little one.

However you decide to deal with your feelings about the current situation, know that it is not your fault. It’s a quite natural phase that your baby or toddler will eventually outgrow. And hey, don’t we all want a little down time anyways as parents?

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Miranda is wearing “Botanical Garden” from the 2010 Fall / Winter Collection.

Have you ever built a leprechaun trap? This is our first attempt at creating one. It was an optional assignment for school and Miranda was excited to build one. We sat together and brainstormed some ideas. We knew that leprechaun liked shiny things, green things, shamrocks, and gold. We collected some items around the house and found:

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No, I did not say that!

Mommy, Paulo is going poo-poo because he’s making his poo-poo face.”

– Miranda, age 5

Editor’s Note:
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No, I did not say that!

Mom, I can’t clean my room now. I’m watching the soccer game on TV!”

– Erin, age 4

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This week we had the true pleasure of sitting down with Southern Children boutique owner, Susan Broom, to ask her about the cutest boutique in Columbia, South Carolina and discover her secrets to 22 years of business. She gives us memorable moments, funny children’s comments and the low-down on her 22 year anniversary event this Sunday, February 20th – go visit the store! Read more to find out about this very special children’s store.

Southern Children
9003-7 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223
803.736.2753
http://www.southernchildren.com/
Monday-Saturday: 10:00-5:30 EST 

Join Southern Children’s Facebook page and click HERE.

1.      What was the inspiration behind the name Southern Children?
Susan: In selecting a name for my store, I considered the type of clothing I wanted to carry, and sought a name that would represent my interest in that preferred style and niche. I wanted the name to evoke the feeling of traditional, classical, timeless and conservative styling for children. I sat down one evening with a notebook and pen, and I brainstormed twenty possible names for my store. Southern Children was my seventh name on my list. I made this name up myself, and I was so proud of it. I liked its sound and the warm feeling of traditional style it evoked. 

2.      Describe the neighborhood where your store is located. Tell us about Columbia, South Carolina. What made you pick this location?
Susan: Southern Children is located in the northeast section of Columbia, South Carolina. At one time, Columbia Northeast was ranked as one of the top 10 fastest growing communities in the United States. Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina and is centrally located within the state. I have lived in Columbia Northeast throughout my married life of nearly 32 years. I selected the site for my store because it was a new shopping center that had opened in the area, and it was a very attractive strip center with its building, grounds and landscaping.  There was very little new retail development in our area at the time, 22 years ago. The closest children’s boutique in the area at that time was 15 to 20 minutes away from our strip center. I can make the drive to my store from my home in typically seven minutes, unless there is heavy traffic, which is so convenient for me.

3.      It’s about that time to start packing up some of the old winter items and cleaning out the closet for spring clothes for your little one. What are 3 spring must-have items that are in your store?
S
usan: Three spring must-have items that are in my store are something from Le Top’s “Sunny Ducky” collection, a cute pair of sandals, and a matching hairbow from either Wee Ones or Bibbity Bobbity Bows. For boys, something from Le Top’s “Sunny Ducky” collection, a pair of blue and white seersucker (or solid white) pants or shorts from either Bailey Boys or E-Land American Classic, and a pair of white shoes or two-tone saddle oxford shoes would be spring must-have items from our store.

4.      There are plenty of blooper funny moments being around children and mom’s all day in your store – tell us something funny a child has said that made you giggle.
Susan: One episode in particular stands out in my memory that was funny to me.  I had a very young and articulate little girl in the store. She was quite expressive and interactive. I was enjoying listening to her talk and found that she was exceptionally intelligent for her young age. I said to her, after being quite amazed at her vocabulary and statements, “You are SO SMART!”  With that being said, she balled up her little fists by her side, stomped her foot, and said to me in a very furious and argumentative tone, “I am NOT SMART!” I thought I would die laughing! She did not understand that I had paid her a compliment and thought I had, instead, insulted her. I just laughed, shrugged my shoulders, and said, “Okay!”  The little girl’s mother giggled!

5.      What would people be surprised to learn about your store?
Susan:  I had wanted for years to own a retail specialty store, and I decided to open a children’s clothing boutique seeing the need for one in our community. I opened the store when Amy (my daughter) was six-years-old. From a very young age, Amy took great pleasure in attending the market shows with me. She was always a hit with the sales representatives, particularly when she would “like” their merchandise or wear their clothing to the market shows. On the rare occasions that Amy could not attend a market show, the sales representatives would all want to know why she wasn’t with me and ask half a dozen questions about her. Amy joined my staff in 2004 as an employee and has been my right hand and rock. We really enjoy working together. It was never intended that Amy would work at my store. In 2004, while Amy was still in college, I was short of employees and Amy stepped up to fill in. She’s never left! So, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, Amy manages Southern Children and is the web designer and webmaster for our store’s website. Amy is definitely the best thing that has ever happened to Southern Children!

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No, I did not say that!

While eating with the family, my friend complimented his wife on a delicious homemade dinner.

“That’s great meatloaf, Mommy!

I don’t know about great.”

–Olivia, age 3

Editor’s Note:
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No, I did not say that!

A mother woke up sick so she put a movie on for her two daughters who were snuggling on the couch. The older one got off the couch and walked to her mother and said,

Go back to bed. You need privacy so you get better.”

–Jocelyn, age 3

Editor’s Note:
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We were talking in the office about parenting tips when the conversation turned to things our parents always told us. Some are funny and most are true. I thought I’d share them with you. They may bring back some memories or give you new ammunition with your kids. Enjoy!

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