Daily Archives April 20, 2015

Busy Moms, Don’t forget to take time out for you!

Busy Moms, Don’t forget to take time out for you!

by: Aurelia Williams

As mothers, we play so many different roles and most of us do not take the time off that we deserve. Just think about it, we play doctor, cook, chauffeur, teacher, lawyer, and the occasional referee as well.
I bet you can remember the last time you did a load of laundry, the last time one of your little ones gave you a hug or perhaps the last time one of your little ones created a little artwork on the wall (smile) but when was the last time you took time out for you?
It is very important to be sure to take time out for yourself. I made a vow a while ago to be sure to take time for myself away from home. I have a husband and 4 children and I schedule time for myself weekly...

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Rainy Day Fun – Crafts For Kids

Rainy Day Fun – Crafts For Kids

by: Jennifer Gove

Rainy days can be so boring for a child…and just as hard on moms. So we give some ideas to brighten your day and chase their rainy day blues away!
Shadow puppets
In a room that is fairly dark set up a flash light so it is facing a wall. Have the children make hand shadows…If they get really good at them they could even put on a little play.
My box home
As a little girl some of my best times were spent making Barbie homes out of medium card board boxes. Paints, markers, crayons, fabric scraps, glue, and so on were used to fashion wall paper curtains and the like. The ideas and possibilities are endless!
Little boys can make garages for there cars as well.
Magazine Story
Take ten pieces of paper. Staple them together...

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Most Important Decision of a Lifetime – What to Na

Most Important Decision of a Lifetime – What to Name Your Baby

by: S. Denise Hoyle

Most people don’t know the meaning of their name, but most names do have meanings. You should at least find out the meanings of your favorite choices before giving one of them to your child. The meaning of your child’s name probably won’t greatly affect his or her life, but may help you to make a decision between your favorites.
Many names are shortened to nicknames during childhood, or other stages of life, so be sure to think about what shortened forms of your child’s name may be. Also consider that names we might think are cute for a child could be embarrassing later in life, before giving your child a nickname as their legal name...

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Concerta: Benefits and Side Effects

Concerta: Benefits and Side Effects

by: Jeannine Virtue

A number of ADHD medications are hitting the market, joining the old Ritalin standby. Concerta, in its relatively short existence, has already grabbed a sizeable portion of the ADHD medication market share.
Although Concerta offers a number of advantages over the older ADHD medications, it also has several side effects that people with Attention Deficit and parents of Attention Deficit children should be aware of before administering this medication.
Concerta medication for ADHD and ADD is a once-daily treatment and, when introduced, was the first time-release formula. A modified version of Adderall, Adderall XR, followed with a time-released delivery system.
The Concerta capsule has an outer coat of medication that dissolves quickly ...

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Halloween Opens Creativity

Halloween Opens Creativity

by: Ray La Foy

Halloween is a time for both adults and kids alike to delve into their creative sides and dream up inventive Halloween costumes. It is also a time when people want to be something that they cannot be in their everyday lives. Some people choose to use their minds and try something clever, while others stick to the traditional choices of ghost or witch. They also want their costumes to be unique and very different from everyone else’s that they may see on that particular day
Some people are talented enough to create their own Halloween costumes while others stick to store-bought. Have fun with your costume this year and go over the top! Make your costume the best at the party!
If you’re dressing up for a Halloween party, you’re naturally going to wan...

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Picky Eater Coping Needs To Be a Family Affair

Picky Eater Coping Needs To Be a Family Affair

by: Jason Katzenback

Why does it seem that the pickiest of eaters always try to pass themselves off as the latest upcoming culinary critic?
It is especially annoying when you have spent a couple of hours on a special Sunday dinner, only to have your six-year-old son tromp the kitchen loudly declaring…
“Something stinks and I’m not eating it!”
Trisha, from England, said that her son is still her pickiest eater and although he does not do it so much now, he used to be famous for turning up his nose at her home-cooked meals and insisting on eating prepackaged foods that were just made with water.
On the other hand, some children have been known to prefer instant macaroni and cheese because they can fix it themselves, which gives them a sense ...

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Violence in Media

Violence in Media

by: Brigette Meier

In the news, we hear and see an increasing number of reports about violence among children. This goes from rude fights on the playground to armed incidents in schools that result in injuries or even casualties.
Now asking ourselves where this behaviour is originated, we quickly come to media as a scapegoat: TV violence, computer games and the Internet. Often we lack overview of what our children experience while dealing with these influences.
And there lies the root problem. Various scientist groups have tried to prove the influence of visual violence on children’s behaviour...

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Baby is Coming, Are You Ready?

Baby is Coming, Are You Ready?

by: David Kunstek

It has been a long pregnancy. You are probably tired and feeling worn more often then not. But, are you prepared for baby’s arrival? Do you have all the baby clothes, baby furniture and bedding that you need? Perhaps you aren’t even sure what you need to have? Not to worry, even if you didn’t have a baby shower to help you prepare, you can find all the items you need for baby right under your nose!
One of the biggest worries when a mom to be is preparing for baby is the baby’s room. Having the proper baby furniture and bedding is essential. But, what do you need and what isn’t necessary? Sure, it’s nice to have a whole room designed to a nursery theme with crib, rocker, bassinet, and changing table...

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Choosing The Perfect Area Rug For Your Child’s Pla

Choosing The Perfect Area Rug For Your Child’s Playroom

by: Mark Lambie

Are you thinking about putting an area rug in your children’s play area? These rugs can be great fun for kids. Many have fantastic colors and designs on them. Some have games or puzzles that the kids can play. Our favorite are area rugs are the ones with race tracks on them, the kids can race their play cars around the city. When choosing the perfect area rugs for your kids play area keep the following tips in mind.
Kids are more prone to getting the carpet dirty. Of course you already know that! The best way to combat this is to select a carpet with a lower pile. This will help make the carpet easier to clean should it get dirty because the vacuum can get right down there a get all the dirt out...

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When Your Baby Arrives

When Your Baby Arrives

by: Richard Wong

Welcoming a newborn baby into the family is always a joyful occasion especially for first-time parents. The nine months of waiting has finally come to an end. How heart-warming it is to hear that first cry. Your baby has arrived!
When it’s time to bring your newborn baby home, the excitement continues from the hospital to your home. Relatives and friends come over to adore your newborn. What an exciting time!
Soon the initial excitement subsides and reality strikes! It’s time to think about providing the best baby care you can for your newborn. There are so many things that need to be done. And, especially if you’re a first-time parent, there are so many things you wish you knew on how to provide the best baby care possible for your infant.
You...

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