Daily Archives April 4, 2015

How I Met My Angel

How I Met My Angel

by: Saleem Rana

Today I was in rather a whimsical mood, and so instead of my usual “how to” article, I thought I’d create a fairy tale for the child within you to enjoy.
When I was just a young soul, on my first incarnation to be a human being, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to go to Earth School.
I felt so happy here, in Paradise. I did what I liked and I never ran out of time. I played with my friends and we made art by mixing colors out of rainbows, and made music by waving our hands in certain ways in the wind, and made animals to love out of the flowers in the fields. Sometimes, too, we blew bubbles out of sunshine or created small fountains by collecting the dew from petals.
“I don’t really want to go to school, Mother God,” I said. Azna smiled and shook her head...

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Friends Are A Gift You Give Yourself

Friends Are A Gift You Give Yourself

by: Skye Thomas

My oldest boy is fifteen and was a real jerk about a month ago. He had gotten pretty full of himself and acted like he was too cool for the rest of the family. Pretty typical teenager behavior, but I didn’t like it. I had gotten to the end of my patience with him and laid into him about how lousy it felt to be treated that way. We ended up in a huge fight. He argued that he wasn’t acting any different than normal and that I was just choosing to see things negatively. So, I laid out numerous examples of his selfish “me me me” behaviors without stopping to take a second breath. He hates it when I go off like that, but once he was ready to really talk, I came down off of my soapbox. He was close to tears...

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The Top 10 Tips on Hiring a Babysitter

The Top 10 Tips on Hiring a Babysitter

by: Dr. Clare Albright

1. Encourage your babysitter by keeping their favorite foods/snacks on hand.
Write a thank you card to your babysitters a couple of times a year. Experienced parents always say, "When you find a good babysitter – keep them happy!"
2. Hire a "mother’s helper" to come in to your home to play with your child.
This extra help will enable you to get those unfinished chores done – while knowing that your child is happy. Since you are in the home it is possible to hire a younger, less expensive babysitter.
3. Consider letting a teenage babysitter watch your child in their home instead of in your home.
If an emergency occurs, there is a greater likelihood that the sitter will be able to get assistance from a family member or a next-door...

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Call Me Your Majesty

Call Me Your Majesty

by: Gina Schreck

Please, Just Call Me Your Majesty
I was feeling used, abused, and unappreciated. I had just finished shoveling two feet of snow off of our driveway, building two snow forts for the kids, moping the puddles of melted snow off of our floors, feeding the dogs, picking up sopping clothing and doing two loads of laundry. It was now time to make breakfast for the troops!
As I walked into the kitchen I snapped! It wasn’t humanly possible for four people to make this kind of mess! I couldn’t take the abuse any longer. I needed some appreciation. I needed to get away!
So I went to the grocery store. As I walked in, an employee greeted me with a wonderful smile and pulled a cart out for me...

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6 Simple Rules to Come Up With the Perfect Name fo

6 Simple Rules to Come Up With the Perfect Name for Your Baby

by: Mouloud Siaci

Choosing a name for your baby is the most crucial decision you have to consider. It is very exciting and quite difficult at the same time.
During the pregnancy, you will spend many hours trying to decide on the baby’s name.
You have to choose and select from a huge names list and consider suggestions from family, friends and other relatives…
In fact, you are going to face a big challenge, really.
In this article I will help you to manage all those factors and give you important ideas to come up with the perfect and ideal name!
And then I will show you an easy yet powerful software that you can use to make advanced and personalized search into a huge names database easily...

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What Should You Consider When Choosing Baby Clothe

What Should You Consider When Choosing Baby Clothes

by: Amy Fadden

Are you expecting a baby? You might be tempted to buy baby’s clothes, although you know most of the time baby will always sleeping and crying during their first months, which obviously don’t need fancy clothes to wear. But still you find dressing your baby with cute outfit will be an unforgotten moment.
You will find various kind of cute baby outfit. Dresses, jumpers, pajamas, and swimsuits are popular baby clothes most parents would like to have. Colors choices can be anything, but mostly baby girl wear pink color and baby boy wear blue color. But do not think, however, that this is the only color in which you can find for baby clothes. You can find baby outfits in almost all other colors.
The designs are also awesome ...

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Baby Cold Symptoms and How to Give Care

Baby Cold Symptoms and How to Give Care

by: Leroy Chan

Remember how miserable you felt when you last had a cold? Can you imagine what your baby must feel when he experiences a cold for the first time?
Viruses are responsible for causing colds. Infected people spread the viruses when they sneeze or cough nearby healthy people. The virus gets into the nose and throat where it multiplies.
What Are The Symptoms?
When your baby has a cold, there will be a number of symptoms. He will be sneezing and have a runny nose. He may have a sore throat and it may be difficult for him to swallow. His glands may become swollen.
He may not feel like eating much and he could become irritable. A cough may develop. He may get a slight fever or have a body temperature of 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wh...

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Teen Driver Statistics

Teen Driver Statistics

by: Melih Oztalay

As a parent, if you search for any information about Teen Driving Statistics you will find statistics similar to those below. I have reviewed various websites to summarize the information from these sources, however, please feel free to search the web for “teen driving statistics” for more websites and information on this subject.
The information allows us to ponder if teen driving needs to be revisited on a national level...

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Non-Violent Educational Toys

Non-Violent Educational Toys

by: Derrick Logan

The key to choosing the right toy for your child is in developing on their strengths and learning style. When choosing the proper educational toys for our child’s development, some of the first questions we need to ask is, Are they non-violent? and, Do they send the proper message? Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to keep our children completely away from all the weapon wielding animals and shop-aholic mall-dolls they’ll see as they are more and more influenced by media and peers. That being said, we as parents do have complete control over their environment during the first and most crucial developmental years of their young lives...

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Nurtured by Love or Matured by Nature?

Nurtured by Love or Matured by Nature?

by: Susan du Plessis

“There is nothing new under the sun,” states Ecclesiastes 1:9. This is certainly true of the nature-nurture debate, the modern name for the ageless argument about the importance of learning in the development of the child. While one side argues that the development of the child is mainly a process of maturation, with learning playing no more than a supportive role, the other side maintains that learning determines the entire course of a child’s future.
The wise king Solomon certainly supported the nurture assumption when he stated in Proverbs 22:6, “Train the child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it...

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