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Sunday, 12 May 2013

What's your title?

What is your title?

A woman was renewing her Driver’s License at the Bureau and was asked by the woman to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

‘What I mean, explained the clerk”, do you have a “job” or are you just a …?” “Of course I have a job,” snapped the woman. ”I’m a Mom.”

The Bureau staff replied with a smirk, “We don’t list ‘Mom’ as an occupation, ‘housewife’ covers it.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient, and possessed a high-sounding title like, ‘Official Interrogator’ or ‘Town Registrar’.

“What is your occupation?” she probed.

Now what made me say what I did, I do not know; the words simply popped out… “I’m a Research Associate in Child Development and Human Relations.”

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my ‘occupation’ was written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

“Might I ask,” said the clerk with new interest, “just what do you do in your field?”

Very calmly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply…I have a continuing program of research (what mother doesn’t), in the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out). I’m working on my Masters (first the Lord, and then the family), and already have two credits (all daughters).

Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities (any mother care to disagree?), and I often work 14 hours a day (24 is more like it), but the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers, and the rewards are more of a satisfaction than just ‘money.’

There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk’s voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistant…age 4. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model (a 6 month old baby), in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.

I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy, and I had gone on the official records as someone more…Distinguished and indispensable to man-kind, than “just another Mom.”

Motherhood… what a glorious career; especially when there’s a title on the door!

Best mothers day wishes to everyone!


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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Spa Facial Treatments At Home


Spa Facial Treatments At Home

Just as with daily cleansing, a "facial" or a "mask" are a very important part of our skin care regimen.  They perform many functions, all of which improve the health and appearance of our skin.  They are the ideal way to deeply cleanse the skin, removing impurities and keep our pores free of oil and prevent many skin problems such as acne for example.  The removal of dead skin cells helps improve the skin's ability to absorb products, therefore making moisturization much more effective.

Have you recently treated your skin to a spa treatment or mask?  Do you have a blemish that you would like to help clear up quickly or are you in need of a moisture boost?  Treat your skin to one of these at home spa facial treatments.  They are easy, quick, have an approximate cost of $1.00/each, and your skin will love you for it! 

Honey Cream Exfoliating Mask

This mask will thoroughly cleanse the skin, remove and dry skin patches, clean pores and leave your skin feeling smooth and silky.

Items required:
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp heavy milk cream
Directions:  Mix baking soda with cream until it looks like a shaving cream.  Add honey and mix.  Smooth over face and neck and leave on for 15-20 minutes (avoid the eye lids and the skin next to it).  Wash off with warm water, and then follow with a cool wet face cloth to close the pores.

Mint Vanilla Purifying Mask

This mask will not only cleanse the skin and remove any dry skin patches; it will also add nourishment to the skin leaving it smooth and refreshed. 

Items required:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp oat bran
  • 1 mint tea bag 
  • Few drops of vanillaa

Directions: Brew 1/4 cup of mint tea and let steep for 5 minutes. Stir in oat bran and microwave for a minute or two. Stir and cool to room temperature.  In a blender or food processor add egg white and vanilla.  Process until fully blended.   Apply to face and jaw and leave on for 15-20 minutes (avoid the eye lids and skin next to it).  Wash off with warm water, and then follow with a cool wet face cloth to close the pores.

Yogurt Minute Mask

Don't have allot of time?  This is a quick minute mask (leave on up to 5 minutes) will cleanse and give your skin a quick moisture boost.

Items required:
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 egg whites

Directions: Separate egg whites and place them in a bowl.  Add yogurt and mix together.
Apply to face/jaw (avoid the eye lids and skin next to it) and leave on for up to 5 minutes.  Wash off with warm water, and then follow with a cool wet face cloth to close the pores.

Have fun ladies!

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Advanced anti aging skin care with peptides

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Any NHL Fans at Pure Radiance?



Do we have any hockey fans at Pure Radiance?
  
With the NHL Playoff's underway, we'd love to hear if we have any hockey fans at Pure Radiance.  We do have several male customers and we'd love to hear from you but we're also curious to see how many female fans we're got as well.
We love getting to know our customers and what your interests are.  Here's the schedule


Which team are you rooting for and do you have any predictions?

Do you have a favorite hockey moment from this season, or did you go to a good game and want to share? 


We'd love to hear it!

On another note, we'd also like to say thank you to all our loyal customers and are happy to see that many are taking advantage of our $5 OFF Mothers Day Special!  A reminder, to simply enter "MOTHERSDAY" at checkout under coupons after visiting our Shop, and your discount will automatically be applied.  Sale price ends Sunday May.12th. 

Have a great day everyone! 

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Advanced anti aging skin care with peptides
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