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  • Trying to eat healthy

    Posted on July 30, 2013 @ 12:30 am

    My entry for:

    healthy breakfast

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    Saying No to Kids without Saying it

    Posted on July 27, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    Children in general do not like to hear the word “No.” Yet a child hears it at an average of 400 times a day, according to experts. Experts suggest that children who hear the word “no” too much have poorer language skills that those whose parents use more positive scripting. And it can happen that if a child hears it too much, they become ineffective. Thus, parents have to find more ways of setting limitations and boundaries.

    An effective way of saying no without actually saying it is by saying yes, sort of. How many parents have been in a situation where the child wants to have a bar of chocolate, candy or chips while you are out shopping? Saying “no” might be setting up yourself for a “tantrum in aisle four” situation. Try rephrasing your “no” as a sort of “yes” by saying “Yes, you can have candy after dinner, but for now let’s find an apple for you.” Or, if a child insists on watching TV or playing on the computer and you feel he should be doing something more productive, you can offer him choices instead of saying “no” outright. Suggest that it might be a more fun to go out into the yard and play with your neighbor’s children instead.

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    Try explaining why his behavior is unacceptable. Screaming at him when he rips out your prized peonies or pulling at the family dog’s tail may not be as effective as explaining to him that plants and animals have lives, too. By ripping plants out from the ground, he is effectively killing the plants and pulling at the dog’s tail hurts the dog. Explaining to them why their behavior can cause pain to other living beings teaches them to respect others – regardless if they are other people, or other living things.

    Younger children may have difficulty understanding explanations so it can be better to use feelings in these instances. Instead of just yelling at him and telling him to stop banging on the table, you can say that “You’re hurting the table when you bang on it and it hurt my ears, too. Please stop.” By saying this, you have effectively taught your child that what they do can affect others and you have just given him a crash course on empathy as well. It may take them some time before they actually develop empathy for others but instances like this will help them along.

    Communicate what you need to say with a firm tone and develop a “look” which would more effectively communicate to the child that his action is unacceptable. The tone combined with the look will immediately signify to the child not to mess with you and that he had better stop. You will see that just by saying his name with that tone combined with that stern gaze will make him stop pronto.

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    The Perfect Program for your Printing Business

    Posted on @ 6:04 pm

    If you want an edge against your competitors, get the print shop website solution. It’s a customizable tool to cater to all your printing needs. What’s great about this print solution is it does not only make the job easy for you; your customers will love it because it automates their entire experience with the tool. A print solution that is difficult to use and has vague instructions is a total turn off. So don’t drive away your customers, make it easy for them to navigate your website and let them have fun creating and designing; get the EonCode now.

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    Quick Save for Pet’s Bleeding Paws

    Posted on @ 5:41 pm

    cute pups

    Your pet is bleeding because you accidentally cut his nail too short. The fix? Rub the cut spot with a waxy non-mentholated lip balm. The wax will act as a coagulant, encouraging the blood to clot and helping to seal the nick. If the nail continues to bleed after a few minutes, call your veterinarian for advice.

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    A Reliable, Durable and Quiet Amp

    Posted on @ 12:00 am

    They say the new koch amp at guitar center is impressive. Wanna know why? That’s because the amplifier comes with a pedal so you can easily shift between the different channels. Some amps’ feed produces an annoying, ear-splitting sound; this one is really quiet. Very quiet that it doesn’t even have a buzzing sound when in standby mode. So, if you are in the market for a good amp with great sound, I would recommend you get this one.

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    Orange You Glad It’s Friday #48

    Posted on July 26, 2013 @ 12:05 am

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    Welcome to week 48 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Thursday (12 noon) of the following week.

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    Singkil

    Found an old photo in my archive.  The dance is called the Singkil, a famous dance of the Maranao people of Lake Lanao, a province in the southern part of the Philippines. Snapped this photo in Tiendesitas a couple of years back. Haven’t been there for a while so I’m not sure if they still perform there.

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participants blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Myrna’s Orange flowers. Hope you’d drop by and visit her My Enchanted Home blog.

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    I must have been dreaming.I remember being on a walk and as I passed a familiar garden I heard the flowers singing . I said to myself ” This is very curious ,I must get home and things will be fine.”

    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left side bar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry but that’s just the way it is.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Also linked up with Bi Ti’s Ready to Waltz and Gemma Wiseman’s Monday Mellow Yellows.

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    Safe Swings for Kids

    Posted on July 25, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    You have a swing set on your property so your children can have fun while at home, but how do you ensure they are not injured on that play equipment? Emergency rooms are full of kids who were hurt while playing outdoors at home, but your child doesn’t have to be one of the injured. Follow these simple tips to keep them safe on the swings.

    Make sure your swings are appropriate for your child’s balancing ability. Size and age may not always determine balancing ability, so go on the individual skill level of each child. Pay special attention to children who are small for their age. You can find swing set swings at SwingforSwingSet.com. Look for bucket seats if your child is not ready for a standard sling. For older children, consider a tire swing so they can safely play together.

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    Monitor children closely when they are pushing one another on a swing. It may seem like fun to attempt running underneath the swing while pushing, but that is how many children are injured on swing sets.
    Set rules for the swing set, and make sure your children obey those rules. For instance, your children should know not to run in front of or behind the swing set or fight over a swing while it is in motion.

    Before sending your children outdoors to play, carefully inspect the condition of each swing. If your swings are starting to pull apart, it is time to order replacements.

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    Seafood Instant Cup Noodle

    Posted on July 24, 2013 @ 1:30 am

    My entry for:

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    lightsaber chopsticks

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    Camping with Kids Tips and Advice

    Posted on @ 1:20 am

    Camping is a fun, and affordable way for the whole family to enjoy themselves and have a brilliant family holiday. There are numerous places you can go camping, and regardless of the size of your budget, you can have a fantastic time. Camping equipment has become far more affordable, ensuring that everyone can grab a tent and explore the magnificent outdoors.

    It may seem incredibly daunting to plan a camping trip with the children; however, it does not need to be as worrying as you may think. There are essential pieces of camping equipment that you will need, including a tent, sleeping bags, cooking equipment and torches. You can then add to these items every time you go, until you have a full kit prepared for every trip.

    Children love to sleep in tents, and if possible you should try to get their own tent, sleeping bags and torches. This will make them feel grown up, and the adventure even more exciting, ensuring that they want to return time and time again. You need to ensure that the tent you choose is large enough for a comfortable night’s sleep, as tired children are never fun.

    Clothing can be an issue, as camping brings different challenges; however, the best idea is to pack more than you need, and something for every weather group. Children often get wet and dirty whilst camping, and at night they like to be warm and comfortable. You can never be too sure what the weather will do, so being prepared is essential.

    Food and drink is essential for every camping trip, and you need to ensure that you choose foods which can be prepared and cooked with ease. Items to BBQ and cook on the basic equipment are vital, and can ensure that everyone joins in with the cooking duties. Children love to roast marshmallows and sausages, which is a brilliant way to get them involved.

    Organisation is the key to a successful camping trip, and the more that you involve the children, the more they will want to go camping. There is so much to see and do whilst camping you will never tire of the different sights and sounds. Children often forget about how much fun the simple things in life are, which is why camping is so much fun.

    Make the camping trip fun, comfortable and educational without the kids knowing they are learning and it will be a success. Once your children begin to see how exciting being outdoors is, they will never want to holiday in a hotel again. Camping still remains a firm favourite with families from all over the world. Regardless of your budget or location, you can have an excellent time, with the most basic of camping equipment.

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    Orange You Glad It’s Friday #47

    Posted on July 19, 2013 @ 12:30 am

    orange you glad 2

    Welcome to week 47 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Thursday (12 noon) of the following week.

    painted bottles

    Painted bottles

    Found the photo from a friend’s facebook page. This is such a great idea I wanted to share it to all of you.

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participants blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Cheryl Ann’s Cosmos. Hope you’d drop by and visit her Desert Garden blog.

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    I have several orange cosmos in my front garden and they are thriving.  Aren’t they delightful?

    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left side bar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry but that’s just the way it is.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Also linked up with Bi Ti’s Ready to Waltz and Gemma Wiseman’s Monday Mellow Yellows.

    2,185 total views, no views today

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