Have you ever come across something so amazingly, mind-blowingly awesome that you want to tell everyone about it? Have you dished with the woman who gives you a manicure about the fantastic fat-free cookies you’ve just found? Have you told all the moms in the schoolyard about the new cleaning product that’s saving you precious minutes every morning?
This column’s all about the tips and trends that we as urban moms share over coffee, when out for drinks, waiting in the pediatrician’s office or while we’re stretching in our yoga classes.
I’ll write about the hottest new consumer products I can find, and offer advice on whether this new trend is something you can’t live without…or something you can leave on the shelf. I’ll also write about societal fads or crazes I’ve observed and how they may impact our daily lives.
First off, a little glimpse into my week. My days are a little nutty as I work full-time outside my home and have three young children. I am very fortunate to have supportive family and friends, and great childcare and schools, so most of my days run fairly smoothly. Every now and then, the smallest thing can crop out from out of nowhere and life’s not so smooth anymore. Sometimes it’s the smallest thing in the form of a splinter.
I got a call on Monday around lunchtime (I was in a store change room trying on a suit for a work function that I needed to attend the following evening…I do love a shopping challenge!). My six year-old son was sitting in the principal’s office with a very large splinter in his right thumb. The poor school secretary was very sympathetic; she thought she could get it out, but School Board policy deemed the removal of splinters an "invasive procedure" that could not be carried out without parental presence (as an aside, let me just say that the School Board’s definition of invasive procedures and my own differ spectacularly).
You might think I’d be upset by this turn of events, but in fact I was quite excited to try out one of my latest acquisitions, my Tweezerman point tweezers. I’ve been a fan of Tweezerman slant tweezers for a while…you can’t beat a product that offers not only a lifetime guarantee, but also free sharpening for life! A friend had given me a pair of the point tweezers a couple of months ago, but I hadn’t had an occasion to use them yet.
Very carefully, I pulled them out of their protective cap (these babies are sharp!) and went to work. Before my son could finish his sentence (which, incidentally was, "Mommy, it’s going to hurt…can’t we wait until tomorrow?") the splinter was out.
Sometimes all it takes is the right tool to make you feel like Supermom! It doesn’t hurt when said tool comes in fun fashion colours and patterns. I’ve got my eye on the limited edition Swarovski crystal decorated tweezers that Tweezerman’s just come out with, but in the meantime, I feel very well-prepared for any brow or splinter emergency!
Buy your own Tweezerman products at most department and drugstores or online at www.tweezerman.com.