Thursday, May 15, 2014

To put her in modeling or not?

So... I am so on the fence with my born to be a super star Kimora.

She is so amazing at posing, and being in the spot light I feel like I am letting her talent go to waste....

I am also considering putting her into theatrical school.

ANYWAYS.... Just wanted to share a couple pictures from her party...














WHAT!!!! WHEN?? HOW DID I MISS THIS??

OMG... So, while talking to my neighbour my daughter Kimora tells our neighbour that she loves to use the hula hoop.... OK... Why did she never tell me this cheap way to entertain her!!

Well, the neighbour challenged her, and gave her a hula hoop.... and go figure, she isn't only good, she is amazing!!!

God I love moments like this! When you see the beautiful smile and laugh of confidence while impressing us adults.

I remember once upon a time I could do the hula hoop, however I think I have lost my talent... a tad LOL

Anyways, I made a YouTube video and really wanted to share it with you all!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siOWCgqm3Kw&feature=share&list=UUCMs0mTNbup7WTjdQZ81ZnA


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Disney HORROR... or SEX sells.... or Artist Trademarks?

Disney movies are family classics in just about every household, known for there princes and princesses, rags-to riches, happily ever afters, fantasies and dreaming of the imaginable. A number of subliminal messages have been found in the most classic movies and has at times put the Disney company in jeopardy. The word "SEX" has appeared in a number of Disney movies and I would think it is now a trademark for their movies that people should look for!

NOT IN ANY WAY AM I TELLING YOU TO AVOID DISNEY MOVIES, it is just interesting what artists do, and it is interesting how much time people have to catch these things.

Now, I am no Disney movie expert, however what I do remember is in most of the movies the evil person, being the villain was often a family member. Now I don't know about you but I don't want my children to know how corrupt family is, they will have to deal with that enough when they get older!

Little Mermaid, huh, that movie was something else on its own, Ariel was chasing a man who was already in love with another woman, and went to the evil queen to make Eric fall in love with her and in the end Eric marries the woman who he was already in love with and then Ariel's sister offers her a knife to kill Eric because he was not with her. I do not want my girls to think that they can go around breaking up relationships, and when it does not work in their favour, to kill or do whatever it takes.... What was the message this movie was trying to get across. If the message was anything positive I definitely missed it!!!

Lion King, a classic favourite in most homes, and I must admit I too love the movie, however this movie made death very real for children. The true message that came from that movie was in order for one to be successful others must pay, even by death. And not only did Mufasa die in order for Scar to take throne but then so did Scar. Teaching our children the way to be on top, or king for this matter is to get rid of anyone in the way by any means necessary, even death, is not teaching our children the right message.

As for subliminal content this movie took heat for the word "SEX" appearing in the pollen... Really... the kids may have not directly understood the word however, scientist still do not truly understand how the brain works.... so subliminal msgs are still not clear what impact they have on the brain, especially a growing brain at that.

Aladdin, another one of my person favourites, now even the Arabic culture was portrayed by Disney, which is known to be very strict, has a teenage boy climb up to Jasmines roof to try to get lucky with her, THEN, Aladdin takes Jasmine on a carpet ride and says... "Good teenagers, take off their clothes!"... Now to hear this you will need to take out those VHS copies because after the heat Disney took for this of course the problem was corrected.

Now for some of my older readers.... The movie "The Rescuers" ....how about that topless woman in the background... literally on her knees, topless... THIS MOVIE HAD TO BE PULLED FROM THEATERS.... now I don't know who had such amazing eyes to catch the millisecond view of the topless woman but somehow, someone seen it!!

Its not just Disney movies, Land Before Time, what is the message in that movie? To "stick to your own kind"..... Oh yes, that's right, racism was already said to be extinct at that time... Well, I beg to differ and the message in that movie was VERY clear. Comments such as we don't play with different looking dinos, or eat with them, etc. were said numerous times. However as well all know, racism is still very much alive, sadly.

Craziness.... I am sure there is much more, but whatever... we all still love Disney anyways... Have you found anything weird in children movies on your own? Anything in Pixar?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kids Birthday Parties!!

I don't know about you, but when it comes to birthday parties, I find it very stressful. Birthdays are stressful because...

  • You know the parents are judging you 
  • You want it to be really special 
  • It has to better than the year before because they are getting older
  • You want it to be FUN!!


Ok.... I have done all sorts of parties, from the family and friends only, to the huge parties with 40 kids and small parties, and after it is all said and done... it seems small parties were more fun, organized, and memorable, and a great way for my children to make best friends, and time for us parents to meet one another.

This year, my daughter will probably have the cheapest, yet the most fun party to date... who would have guessed.

We are having a Yoga/Fashion Party, and I don't know who is more excited... me or Kimora!



We are starting the party with a one hour yoga session with girls, and then we are going to have lunch, and then each girl will have a beauty session to make sure they feel beautiful, with clothes to dress up in, and feathers, and masks, and make up and nail polishes, hair styling, whatever it is that makes them feel beautiful, and I am having a friend who does photography do a catwalk photo shoot with the girls.... once that is complete, we are going to calm them down by watching a movie, and during the movie the pictures will be printed. The girls will get to take home with them pictures from the party they feather boas and the masks.... Forget disney princess themed parties, I am going to make 10 little girls princesses themselves!!!

I am now looking for ideas from you for my sons birthday... Keep in mind, I need it to financially responsible to keep it fair, and something that is completely BOYISH..... he is your typical play in the dirt, jump on a skateboard, and save all the bugs in the world from humans, you all know my little boy Xavier, and have read much about his gentle heart... email me with ideas.... nicolekijurina@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!



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Everything gone before your eyes, and nothing you can you do... No where to call home....

Unfortunately over the years, so many of us have become insensitive to unfortunate situations if it does not directly involve us... and then when we find ourselves in need we wonder why we cannot get the help we hoped for....

No... I do not need help, however I am paying it forward to a friend and her family in need, and know that WHEN my time comes, because lets face it we all go through hardship at some point in our life, I can live knowing that I always did my part, and I always committed to helping those around me, and that will give me the faith needed when I need it!

My friends Evelyn & Lindsy's (twins) parents moved from Canada back to Chile, because they always missed home. They had a dream that is almost impossible in the city of Toronto, because of our fast paced lifestyle. They were going to go back to their home land and live life the way they remembered, build a home from the ground up and live mortgage free. So for roughly a year, possibly more, their dad built a home fit to retire, and give them the freedom they longed for.

Shortly after completing the home, living the dream, mortgage free.... their home burnt to the ground.... only ASHES left. They lost everything. The house, the photos, the cars, their clothes, the memories... everything. They, being, Mr. & Mrs. Bailey, their two daughters and four dogs, only have the clothes and fur on their back.

All their documents and ID, gone... All the pictures of memories they shared, gone.... All their hard work to complete the home, gone.... Now this is where life gets real. Look around your home and think about how much you have, and what it would be like to lose everything.... go ahead and do it. Sometimes we like to think, "that wouldn't happen to me"... well I am sure they thought that too. Unfortunate circumstances are never planned. Anything can happen at any time.



Now if something happened to you next week, can you say you have paid it forward and know that people will be there to pick you up from the ground and help you rebuild your life, your family, your hopes, dreams, and future?

I love that I have networked and connected with thousands around the world through my blog. And I know how much you all stood by me during the hard time with my child when he was bullied, and so I am turning to you...

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