Baby Shower Centerpieces That Double as a Gift!Written by Randy Wilson
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Go to a craft section or a craft store and purchase small pink and blue gemstones. You could place these in votive holders, or small glass vases of different sizes. Add shredded tissue to mix and you will have another lovely baby shower centerpiece.You could get different glass figurines of a stork, swan, castle, teddy bear, or whatever would fit with theme. Put them in a box filled with colored shredded paper and put figurine on top. Any of these would be a great addition to your baby shower.Hang an umbrella from ceiling filled with stuffed animals. Or you could put flowers inside and add balloons, dolls and/or ribbons.Fill a bucket, bowl, or basket with candy, small stuffed animals, or flowers. If baby shower is in fall or winter. Use small pumpkins, headstones, or leaves of different colors. Pumpkins could be made of tissue, or small figures of pumpkins. Tropical Themes could use many different items to make your baby shower center piece. Pineapples, tiki lights, small palm trees, hula dancer center piece, or a flamingo. Nautical themes could use small boats, ships, sailboats, anchors, or a treasure chest.Spring themes could include items such as hearts, leprechauns, or bunnies.Western themes could use straw, cowboy hats, cowboy boots, western badges and rope.
These are just some ideas to choose from. Think about them, mix and match, or add your own ideas to make baby shower centerpieces that perfectly match your theme. You and your guests and guest of honor will have a fun day. They will be getting away from reality for a short time to rest and enjoy themselves.
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Randy is owner of How to Plan a Baby Shower where you can get more tips and ideas for your baby shower. You can also purchase and find free baby shower games.
Divorce and Separation - A Childís perspectiveWritten by Jenny Clair
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Children of divorcing parents can feel as though they are going to miss out on family events and get togethers. During a divorce each parent makes separate commitments to a child and It is important that when arrangements have been made by parent or parents that they keep to them as child will feel let down and resent a parent for not being there for them after they had said they would. Reliability and punctuality are of utmost importance to a child. They will clock watch and expect to see you on time and have been looking forward to spending time with you wherever you decide to take them. In a childís eyes itís you they want to be with and itís your time spent with them thatís most important to them even after divorce or separation.
Divorce can bring our worst in people. Never run down other parent in front of your child. This creates resentment and bad feelings all round. Also, never think that you can buy a child if you are late or fail to follow through with your promise. Although you may think that you are doing good for buying your child a toy to impress them - think again - keep that special toy for a birthday or Christmas present. Your time to be with them is much more valuable than a toy. Even after divorce or separation they will remember where you took them and what a fantastic time you both had rather than a toy. They will talk about your outing or time together for days because it meant so much to them to see you and have you all to themselves. Quality time rather than quantity of toys is far more important to a child.
These are just some of issues children face when parents are going through throws of a divorce or separation and every attempt should be made by divorcing parents to limit or reduce these adverse affects upon children.
Jenny Clair is the editor of Marriage-Divorce-Separation.com an article based web site exploring the human side of marriage breakdowns, divorce and separation situations.