Aug
20
2016

Fun Around Town This Labor Day Weekend

With gas prices skyrocketing this Labor Day weekend, it may be a good idea to skip the road trip and stay in town. That doesn’t mean you can’t have just as much fun though. Here are a few ideas you can try in lieu of that road trip. Go for a Hike Go for a day hike and pack a light picnic. Take your time; let the kids play along the way and use this opportunity to teach them about fauna and flora. Without everyday interruptions like TV and radio, you’ll get to spend some quality time with your kids. Plus all of you will get some great exercise along the way.  If you and your family feel up to it, you can even plan to spend the night either in a tent, or see if you can rent a cabin along the trail. You can turn this into a fun 2 or 3-day mini-vacation. For more information on trails in your area, including thousands of maps, visit Trails.com</ a>. You can sign up for a free 14-day trial.  Camping Trip When was the last time that you took the kids on ... [More]
Jan
9
2016

Saving For A College Education

Saving for a college education is one of the most difficult things for a student and their family. Luckily many businesses, organizations, and institutions offer helpful plans that assist in making this task a little easier and a little less frustrating. One such plan was developed for the staff and families of colleges in the State of New York. New York's College Savings Program is designed to help families of all income levels save for this important goal. It works through payroll deduction and employees can enroll for as little as $15 per pay period. These deductions are made on an after-tax basis. The program offers New Yorkers an annual New York State income tax deduction for contributions of up to $5,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for married couples filing jointly. When the money is used to pay for your beneficiary's qualified higher education expenses, you will also not have to pay federal or New York income taxes on earnings. Qualified withdrawals are completely inco... [More]
Jan
8
2016

Discount Life Insurance Will Give You The Best Protection You Need

There is always a chance that there is a better deal somewhere else, no matter what you are buying. That is why you should research and find discount life insurance. Did you know that life insurance rates can vary as much as 50% between carriers? That's why you should have a licensed professional help you make a good choice in discount life insurance.  Most life insurance professionals work with some of the nation's leading experts in discount life insurance who want to compete for your business. Just the very nature of the name tells you that you will be getting the lowest rates in life insurance. You can get online life insurance quotes at a discount as well as business life insurance for you and your partners. Most people looking for life insurance look at the bottom line for the total price. If this is lower than other online life insurance quotes, they feel they are getting discount life insurance. The fact is that you have to compare the details of the policy to see whethe... [More]
Jan
7
2016

Have You Thought Of Having A Cookie Dough Fundraiser?

If you are thinking of a cookie dough fundraiser it can work out to be the easiest fundraiser you ever had. If you have a large amount of people for support then you are half way there. First of all you have to get organized for this fundraising event. There are several ways you can have a cookie dough fundraiser  asking people to donate the cookie dough or buying it from a company.  If you ask people to donate the cookie dough for the fundraiser, make sure that everyone knows what kind of cookie dough they are expected to donate. For a cookie dough fundraiser you can pre-sell the cookie dough so you know exactly how much you need. You might also set a date where people can come to purchase the cookie dough. If this is your plan for cookie dough fundraising make sure you have people to set up tables, handle the money, sell the cookie dough and help in cleaning up after it’s all over. When each person knows what to expect at this cookie dough fundraiser then everything ... [More]
Jan
6
2016

There's So Much Fun With Candle Fundraising

Candle fundraising can prove to be one of the most fun fundraisers that you can take on, depending on how you approach it. You can make the candles yourself for your candle fundraising or order them from an Internet company, but you will find that making them can be fun as well as profitable. They are easy to make and the candles project can be fun for everyone. Just keep in mind that you will have to use disposable materials for the cleanup as the gel is very hard to get out of things. Start your candle fundraising with gel votive candles. These candles look and smell good and have a long burning time. To make these candles for your candles fundraising you will need gel wax, pretty votive holders, wicks, wax color and scent, scissors, a pot, paper plates, and pencils. Twirl the top of the wick around the pencil.  Make sure you have left enough wick to reach the bottom of your container and try to keep it as straight as possible. Put your pencil across the top of your holder so ... [More]
Jan
5
2016

Babies Bring Love, Joy And Opinions

The old saying babies aren’t born with instruction manuals has opened the door for unwanted advice from family and friends, alike. If you’re a mother, specifically a new mother, at first you may appreciate the guidance of those that went before you. But eventually even the most patient of women will break. You will most likely become a hermit, hiding the car in the garage, locking the doors, turning the ringer off and avoiding anyone that perceives themselves as an expert on the subject of motherhood and newborns. So before you become a recluse and start avoiding all human contact; here’s some more advice on unwanted advice. Often times, a new mothers insecurities get the best of her, and in all honesty, this happens to all mothers; not just the new ones. As mothers, were always questioning our abilities to raise our children. You want the best for them and fear you’ll make bad choices, it’s human nature. Therefore, when someone offers advice or guidance,... [More]
Jan
4
2016

Parenting Teenagers

Most people dream of having a prestigious career, nice family, and a house in the country. The reason we wish to have this life, is for social acceptance among our friends. We see famous television families with nice homes, two expensive cars, and three well-behaved children; thus, the social acceptance is this unrealistic model based on a television script. Raising, and maintaining a healthy, and happy family is contrary to motion picture ideals. Parents need to work full or part-time jobs to support themselves, and their children. Most households need to have both parents working; leaving children to babysitters, and their own devises. This is not a criticism of parents. It is just an illustration of family dynamics in modern societies. Raising children is challenging. Parents, who choose to stay at home and raise their children, are often frowned upon, and seen as lazy. What most people neglect to see, is those who can stay home to raise their children, often have their own home-ba... [More]
Jan
3
2016

Science and Discovery Toys Provide Wonderful Educational Experiences for Children

Whether your child wants to be a future geologist, archeologist, chemist or scientist there are a wide variety of excellent science and discovery toys for them to have fun and learn with. There is an endless array of kit’s, toys, play sets and devices available to experiment and explore some of which include; animal kit’s, archaeology and geology toys, astronomy tools and play sets, bugs and insects, chemistry and physics sets, electronic and robotic kit’s, geography and globes, habitats, microscopes, telescopes and binoculars. Most children are enchanted by anything to do with animals. There are plenty of fun and exciting habitats and play sets to keep your child entertained for hours. Frog habitats, horse and stable play sets, plastic dinosaur kit’s, a variety of sea monkey habitats from magic castles to mini aquariums, creature keeper (for catching beetles, butterflies and praying mantis etc.), farm animal play sets, plastic wildlife animals, hermit crab kit... [More]
Jan
2
2016

Is your child naughty, or it is something they ate?

Children with severe ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and many with lesser concentration problems can react to food triggers. They have the potential to show a distinct improvement in mood and mind when the offending foods are removed from their diet. When food is considered to be the 'trigger' it is necessary that the food or food group is eliminated for a period of time, to truly establish it's reactive potential. Foods and additives should always be considered when working with behavioral issues, before progressing to a more investigative program i.e. clinical testing. Sugar can be a huge trigger with children, as it disturbs their delicate blood sugar balance. All children have a preference for sweet foods, but sucrose or refined sugar can create extreme highs and lows, which can then further impact on mental function. Although the general perception is that the major food offenders are more likely to be the refined, unhealthy foods, this is not always the case. Frui... [More]
Jan
1
2016

Coffee Makers

If you are a gourmet coffee drinker, you may want to opt for the convenience of your own coffee maker. After all, who wants to get up early and run out to buy a cup of fresh coffee each and every morning? It is so much more enjoyable to sit and sip your coffee while reading the paper in your robe and slippers.  A Cafetiere is a French coffee maker that is also known as a French press. Since no filters are used, this coffee pot makes rich, strong coffee. If you are not going to be able to serve your coffee right away, the Cafetiere is not a good coffee maker to use. This is because if the coffee is left to sit in the Cafetiere, the coffee grounds continue to brew and the coffee grows very bitter. You can find a Cafetiere that makes a few cups of coffee or you can find a model that makes up to twelve cups of coffee. If you have a modern kitchen, you may want to opt for a Cafetiere made with solid stainless steel. For a less modern kitchen, you can find a Cafetiere made with a combi... [More]

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