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  • Let Your Kids Get Dirty

    Idaho Dad
    Idaho Dad
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Maytag. All opinions are 100% mine. Kids are filthy. There’s just no getting around that fact. From toddlers to teens, your kids are going to find all sorts of different ways to dirty themselves up. Parents should be patient and remember that a little bit of dirt, or maybe a lot of it, isn’t going to hurt. In fact, getting dirty can be quite fun. Encouraging your kids to get dirty is a great way to get them off the couch and away from the video games. How big a smile will your child have when you tell them to go make mud pies?
  • 20 Ways to Stimulate Your Baby Cognitively and Emotionally

    Family Matters
    Gal Baras
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Many people think babies are not interesting in anything since they spend most of the day doing nothing but eating, pooping and sleeping. In fact, your baby's brain is fully active every second of his/her waking time (some say, even during sleeping time). Every piece of stimulation your baby is exposed to will be absorbed and registered in their brain. The more you stimulate your baby when he/she is awake, the more synaptic connections will be formed in the brain. The more connections that exist in the brain, the easier it will become for your baby to absorb new information. It is a…
  • Two Week Notice (pt.2)

    Our Modern Family
    probrien1
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:31 pm
    It was on to the second leg of our Summer Vacation tour as we packed up the car and kids …Continue reading →
  • Hilton hotels clean up their room service

    Family Edge
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Porn will be eliminated from on-demand video.
  • How to Make a Framed Child’s Silhouette

    ParentingInformer
    admin
    5 Aug 2015 | 6:03 am
    Custom Silhouettes by Elle (Written by Elle Yi) Silhouettes are simple, affordable, and timelessly classy in kids’ playroom and living room. Also, silhouettes are a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood to the viewers of your photos and often stand out in an album because of the combination of their simplicity but also the story that they convey. A framed silhouette is a classic keepsake and makes a thoughtful Christmas, birthday or Mother’s Day gift. A digital camera/smartphone, craft knife, computer and printer make this centuries-old craft a snap. Classic…
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    Idaho Dad

  • Let Your Kids Get Dirty

    Idaho Dad
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Maytag. All opinions are 100% mine. Kids are filthy. There’s just no getting around that fact. From toddlers to teens, your kids are going to find all sorts of different ways to dirty themselves up. Parents should be patient and remember that a little bit of dirt, or maybe a lot of it, isn’t going to hurt. In fact, getting dirty can be quite fun. Encouraging your kids to get dirty is a great way to get them off the couch and away from the video games. How big a smile will your child have when you tell them to go make mud pies?
  • Family Vacation to Spokane

    Idaho Dad
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:16 pm
    When you tell people you’re visiting Washington State, they usually conjure up images of majestic mountains, rugged coastlines, or the urban beauty of Seattle. Most people forget there’s an entire eastern half of the state that has a number of cool and unique places to visit. On the far eastern edge of Washington is the city of Spokane, which is well worth exploring for a few days if you find yourself traveling on Interstate 90, and especially if you have kids, because Spokane (the “e” is silent, by the way) is a very kid-friendly town. ====> Continue reading my article at…
  • Heat and Kindness

    Idaho Dad
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Everybody told me I would die out there. A horrible, painful, melting death. We here in North Idaho are not accustomed to day after day of 100+ degree temperatures, especially in June, when a freak snow flurry wouldn’t surprise most people. There was no denying that it was unusually, blisteringly hot. But my family didn’t let the fear of spontaneous combustion stop us from going outside, because we had a promise to keep. And miles to go to keep that promise. We had agreed to walk, bike, run, or hike as many miles as we possibly could over a two-week period. For each mile that my family…
  • Family Vacation to Maui

    Idaho Dad
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:36 pm
    On our recent family vacation to Maui, I knew there was one thing I had to do for the very first time: Snorkel. I had promised my kids, and myself, that this would be the year I finally get over my irrational fear of the ocean (thanks to repeated viewings of “Jaws”) by donning a mask, fins and a snorkel, and swimming right out into that deep blue water. First thing I had to do, however, was find a good place for beginner snorkelers, where the water would be calm, clear and filled with ocean life. ====> Continue reading my article at TripAdvisor’s Family Vacation Critic blog. The…
  • Minions Giveaway!

    Idaho Dad
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Minions are here! The silly little yellow sidekicks from the two Despicable Me movies are starring in their very own hilarious adventure, and it hits theaters today. The Minions movie imagines their quest to serve the most horrible villains in history, starting back in prehistoric times and moving up to the 20th century. Eventually, the minions arrive in 1960s London, where their latest master uses them in a crazy attempt to overthrow the Queen of England. Minions is a genuinely fun time at the movies for families. Now you can bring some of that fun home with the help of General Mills, which…
 
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    Family Matters

  • 20 Ways to Stimulate Your Baby Cognitively and Emotionally

    Gal Baras
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Many people think babies are not interesting in anything since they spend most of the day doing nothing but eating, pooping and sleeping. In fact, your baby's brain is fully active every second of his/her waking time (some say, even during sleeping time). Every piece of stimulation your baby is exposed to will be absorbed and registered in their brain. The more you stimulate your baby when he/she is awake, the more synaptic connections will be formed in the brain. The more connections that exist in the brain, the easier it will become for your baby to absorb new information. It is a…
  • Common Myths about Kids’ Learning and Success

    Ronit Baras
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Sometimes, kids' worst obstacles are their own parents' misconceptions about kids' learning and success. As a teacher, I have seen many kids struggle on a daily basis to meet the extremely high and unrealistic expectations their parents set for them. These high expectations for children usually go hand in hand with expectations parents set for themselves. Such extreme standards bring pressure, tension, pain, depression and a great feeling of inadequacy, both for the parents, and the child. Unfortunately, children carry this feeling with them into adulthood, and raise their own kids using the…
  • How to Eliminate the Top 7 Parenting Struggles

    Ronit Baras
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Last month, I wrote about the top 7 things parents struggle with: emotions, social pressure, information overload, money, relationship and physical body. I think that if parents knew how to manage these things in their life, it would be easier and more enjoyable for them to parent their children to be happy, healthy and successful. Here are 7 tips to improve your skills in each area and eliminate the respective parenting struggles. How to manage your emotions Whenever you have a strong feeling and feel you are about to burst, stop! Examine the feeling, ask yourself "what is that thing I am…
  • 15 Parenting Mistakes

    Ronit Baras
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Parenting is the oldest and most important jobs in history. Without it, we would not have over 7 billion people living on this planet. Most people want to be good parents. They want to raise responsible, happy, independent and successful kids. Even if we have kids for the purely biological reason of reproducing, we must ensure the future of our offspring, right? So nobody wants to make too many parenting mistakes. I have been a parent for 26 years. As an educator, I also worked with many kids and had a lot of contact with parents on the way to becoming a parenting expert. Over the years, I…
  • Stimulating vs. Overstimulating Kids

    Ronit Baras
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:36 pm
    It is not easy being a parent. The difficulties often starts as soon as you get pregnant. Some excited parents to be find themselves already feeling anxious about the future while baby is still in the womb. Parents want to give their kids every opportunity to be the best they can be, from playing Beethoven during pregnancy to teaching babies the times tables by the time they turn one. It is a fine line between providing enough stimulation and overstimulating. I am often asked about the fine line between stimulating and overstimulating our kids. We all know that even our very good intentions…
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    Our Modern Family

  • Two Week Notice (pt.2)

    probrien1
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:31 pm
    It was on to the second leg of our Summer Vacation tour as we packed up the car and kids …Continue reading →
  • Two Week’s Notice (pt.1)

    probrien1
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:53 pm
    It is that time of year again. I get two weeks of vacation and we pack the car up Griswold style …Continue reading →
  • Dancing Queen

    probrien1
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:25 am
    Several months ago, Jenn came home and said I want to sign Grace up for a 2 year-old dance class …Continue reading →
  • Radiate

    probrien1
    6 Jun 2015 | 5:47 pm
    1,825 days of new adventures, some sleepless nights, but ultimately unforgettable life changing moments. We celebrated Nolin’s 5th birthday a …Continue reading →
  • Happy Mother’s Day

    probrien1
    13 May 2015 | 7:08 pm
    First came love, then came marriage…and then all hell broke loose. That was the Mother’s Day card I got Jenn …Continue reading →
 
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  • How to Make a Framed Child’s Silhouette

    admin
    5 Aug 2015 | 6:03 am
    Custom Silhouettes by Elle (Written by Elle Yi) Silhouettes are simple, affordable, and timelessly classy in kids’ playroom and living room. Also, silhouettes are a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood to the viewers of your photos and often stand out in an album because of the combination of their simplicity but also the story that they convey. A framed silhouette is a classic keepsake and makes a thoughtful Christmas, birthday or Mother’s Day gift. A digital camera/smartphone, craft knife, computer and printer make this centuries-old craft a snap. Classic…
  • Silly Summertime Sensory Play That Only Cost Pennies

    A Guest Blogger
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    (Written by Tracey Louis) Parents of busy toddlers and pre-school children are often kept on their toes trying to find fun, engaging and affordable activities to keep the kiddos occupied.  Kids learn so much through their play; it is how they discover the world and develop their coordination, ability to focus, body awareness and many other skills that translate to more social, intellectual and emotion success as they grow up.  Sensory play (play activities that engage the five senses: smell, sight, sound, taste and touch) are ideal for developing these skills. Summertime brings the perfect…
  • How To Play Safe In The Sun | Safety Tips For Summer

    A Guest Blogger
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:38 am
    (Written by Beth Stubbings) When the sun is shining, everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather. With most families making the most of their gardens and getting plenty of play equipment for their children to use, it is important that parents make sure that their children are safe when they’re having fun.  Make sure that your children stay safe in the garden throughout the summer by following these handy safety tips. Follow the rules of Slip! Slop! Slap! Most parents have heard of this iconic Australian sun safety campaign, and it really is important to slip on a shirt, slop on…
  • Thank Your Dad This Father’s Day

    A Guest Blogger
    29 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    (Written by Pheobe Johnson) Working long and tiring hours to provide their kids with the best food, healthcare and education is no easy task but each day 70 million fathers across the nation accomplish that mission. Their involvement in a child’s life and his upbringing can have a profound impact on how he turns out as a person, which basically means a healthy relationship with your father can make all the difference. Father’s Day is our way of thanking our dads for all they have sacrificed for our wellbeing, and while a single day to appreciate your dad may not be enough; it certainly…
  • Getting Your Child Ready To Start School: Tips For School Readiness

    A Guest Blogger
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:20 am
    (Written by Ben Blanchard) Just a minute ago, you were bringing your baby home for the very first time. In the blink of an eye, your child is getting ready to go to school for the first time. You might feel nervous about sending your kid away to school for the day, but you will be doing him or her a great favor by providing the proper preparation for school. Above all, it is important to stay positive and keep practicing with your child to boost confidence. Here are some tips for school readiness on preparing for school. How to get ready for school? Social Skills When most children enter…
 
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  • Shopping For a New Car for the Family

    Ashley B
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:02 am
    The new 2016 vehicle models will be coming out over the next couple of months, so this might be a great time for you to consider trading in your old car for a new one. Even if you’re not looking for something brand-spanking new, you might get a great deal on one of last year’s leftover models. Before heading to the car dealership, do a bit of research: Find out what your current car is likely worth, and look into which models you’re willing consider in your search for a new car. Before you go, here are some features you should consider looking for: Safety features. If you’re driving…
  • Off to College: Transitioning to Your New Role

    Ashley B
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:37 am
    All over the country, young high school graduates are embarking on the next step in their lifelong journey through the educational system: college. Whether your child will be living in a dormitory across the country or attending a community college in your town, your role as the parent of an adult child will be changing rapidly. No longer the one holding all of the authority, you now need to step back and allow your child to grow into the adult that she has been becoming over the past several years. Here are some ways that you can transition into your new role, while supporting your child’s…
  • August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

    Ashley B
    7 Aug 2015 | 6:07 am
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has dedicated August to breastfeeding awareness. The breastfeeding awareness campaign has the goal of encouraging new moms to breastfeed, as well as helping breastfeeding mothers find and develop the tools they need to keep their breastfeeding relationship going as long as they desire. In the spirit of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, here are some good reasons to breastfeed and some hints and tips to help you out. Reasons to Breastfeed Breast milk is the only food that you will ever be able to give your baby that is designed specifically for…
  • Back to School Clothes Shopping: Strategies for Success

    Tina
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    It’s that time of the year again! The leaves on the trees are starting to change over to their fall splendor, a hint of crispness is in the air, it’s almost apple-picking season… and oh yes, the kids are going back to school! It’s a time that we moms look toward with mixed feelings; perhaps a tinge of relief at not having the kids underfoot all day long, blended with a bit of nostalgia prompted by them getting another year older. One thing’s for sure: It’s time for breaking out our best bargain-hunting strategies as we search for back-to-school clothing at reasonable…
  • Things to Buy on Sale in August

    Tina
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    It’s August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, but your selection may be limited.) We recently picked up some Crayola crayons for 50 cents and composition books for the same price, which are both bargains! Besides kiddie school supplies, though, what else can you save money on this month? Here are a few items to buy on sale in August: Dorm furniture. Whether…
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    Dumb {Squared}

  • Blowing in the wind

    RK
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    As I walk out from the frigid grocery store, the humidity bathes my body in a gross sweat and I wonder if I should just walk back inside and buy more carbs and fat for the family.  Outside is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • I've been granted some pretty special super powers

    RK
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    It's a tax-free weekend down here and the stores are packed with patrons purchasing back-to-school shit. Not me, though. I'm laughing, enjoying the spectacle of the bumper car entertainment happening... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Suspicious Minds

    RK
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    Ugh. The waiting room is full today - full of angry, seething, sweaty people. Someone in appointments fucked up big time. They're probably snacking on a bowl full of Skittles laughing about it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are you there cheap wine? It's me, Rhana

    RK
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Groan. Okay, summer hasn't been all sunshine and lollipops this year. I don't even need goddamn light and candy. All I'm asking for are some leftovers. Really. We're still dealing with our home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Where the heck is Will Smith when you need him, huh?

    RK
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Well, 4th of July was fun. Our neighbors started drinking around noon on Saturday to celebrate our independence from British rule. I know this because someone yelled out: We're drinking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Feathering the Empty Nest

  • Must have staples for stocking a healthy kitchen.

    Tim Love
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    A healthy diet is much easier to maintain when the basic staples are routinely available in the home. The following are must have staples for stocking a healthy kitchen. Every day we read about new breakthroughs in health and nutrition, but the amount of information about what’s good for us can be confusing. Whether you’re […]
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are “Gonna Cut You Down.”

    Christine Blythe
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Well, this is it… This is the season everyone is expecting that the Toronto Blue Jays are “Gonna Cut You Down.” Admittedly, at certain times during this season, it’s been emotionally difficult and sometimes downright depressing when things have gone bad for them, which was quite often earlier on. Lately, however, they’ve been winning, and I couldn’t […]
  • As summer ends, it’s time to set a back to school plan in motion.

    Christine Blythe
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:52 pm
    For years, the month of August has been the same: enjoying our favorite summer activities while knowing in the back of our minds that it’s time to set a back to school plan in motion. Aside from buying the necessary school supplies, new clothing and backpacks, we must now consider which foods are the safest, and most […]
  • That old cliche ‘Kids say the darndest things’ needs to be updated.

    Christine Blythe
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Absolutely true! That old cliche does indeed need updating. It should now be, “Kids say and do the darndest things!” Maybe it’s because our kids have recently moved out on their own, but I can’t help but love videos featuring kids with their innocence and sense of fun. This video of a 4 year ‘infiltrating’ […]
  • Chilliwack: Our little corner of the world, both broad and minute.

    Christine Blythe
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:18 am
    It’s amazing to me how often I awake in the morning to the same view in Chilliwack, but it never looks the same twice. There’s always something new, different or surprising to take notice of. The Broad View of Our World One morning I went onto our deck to see a glorious sunrise with the […]
 
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    Family Focus Blog

  • Natural Snacks For Back To School

    Scarlet
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Back to School is approaching for many of us. In fact, my kids have their first day back to school this week! This is the time of year that I start thinking about packable snacks that I can send to school with my kids or that I can bring in the car to let them […]The post Natural Snacks For Back To School appeared first on Family Focus Blog.
  • What Is Music Therapy For Kids?

    Scarlet
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:59 am
    Have you ever wanted to learn more about music therapy for kids?  Well today I have, Carrie Friddell MT-BC, a Board Certified Music Therapist to tell us more about what music therapy is and how it is helpful for kids.  She works with children with special needs in her clinical music therapy practice, In Harmony […]The post What Is Music Therapy For Kids? appeared first on Family Focus Blog.
  • Independence of a Child Supports The Whole Family

    Scarlet
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Yes, like the Fourth of July we can break out the fireworks and celebrate independence when our child learns simple tasks and in turn takes those tasks off our “to do” list! Often times we may miss this celebration because we fail to see that small growing pains now, mean bigger mommy free time rewards […]The post Independence of a Child Supports The Whole Family appeared first on Family Focus Blog.
  • Mom Appreciation- CEO Celebrates Mom In A Big Way

    Scarlet
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    Mothers know that there is a lot of putting your children before yourself, a lot of hard work and time you devote to caring for your kids, and a lot of stinky diapers!  Seriously, becoming a mother is such a growing experience when you realize that you are responsible for shaping the present and the […]The post Mom Appreciation- CEO Celebrates Mom In A Big Way appeared first on Family Focus Blog.
  • Journal Ideas: How to Fill the Pages

    Madeline Sturgeon
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:52 am
    Do you have any blank journals waiting to be filled? Have you been meaning to start a record of your thoughts and experiences, but just haven’t found the motivation or consistency? Maybe you have received a journal as a gift, or bought one hoping to start writing daily. Personally, I just have a fascination with […]The post Journal Ideas: How to Fill the Pages appeared first on Family Focus Blog.
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  • Things to Do In Savannah – Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace

    Healthy Family Matters
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:45 am
    On our road trip this summer we had the pleasure of visiting Savannah, Georgia. It’s a charming city filled with history which provided an abundance of opportunities for me to educate our children on the history of the south. While looking for things to do in Savannah we came across Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace. Our daughter is a Junior in the Girl Scouts so this was an attraction that we didn’t want to miss. Praised as a Girl Scout national center in Savannah, Georgia, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace has authentically amazing experiences for girl…
  • 4 Reasons To Stop Tricking Your Kids Into Eating Healthy

    Healthy Family Matters
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:55 am
    Does your child make the most creatively absurd faces on seeing even the slightest trace of veggies on his/ her plate? Don’t be alarmed, a kid warming up to veggies and greens is a rarer phenomenon than most parents would like. Yet this does not undermine how vital it is for them to consume these in healthy portions, and integrate them into their diet. Desperate thus to win their kids over, moms across the globe come up with ingenious recipes and presentations to win their kids over. I know one mum who blends all her veggies into a pulp and silently mixes them into an array of recipes…
  • 7 Tips to Get Your Entire Family Exercising Together

    Erica Brooks
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    The thought of exercise can be off-putting for most people. Families today are so set in their ways and so busy doing tons of other activities it may be hard finding the time to fit in exercise for an individual, let alone the entire family. It has been proven that when you get an entire family exercising together they are more likely to continue with an exercise regimen. Why is this? It’s the team mentality that takes over. Families who go it together are more likely to encourage the other members when something becomes difficult to do or interest gets lost. This rallying effort makes…
  • 5 ‘Me Time’ Ideas for the Busy Bee

    Ashley Sotelo
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Let me begin by admitting that the last time I have ever allowed myself the luxury of personal time was more than just a couple of months ago. I’m not even sure when exactly because yeah, I feel like I haven’t given myself time in ages. For the record, I know that I should set aside time to think deeply about life to find inner peace and attain a sense of bliss for my benefit. The problem is that I still can’t give myself space (or Me Time, as I like to put it) because I cannot find a quiet hour for myself. I don’t want to call it laziness, and I’m sure if you have a similar problem…
  • How to Deal with Financial Stress Now!

    Erica Brooks
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Almost three-quarters of Americans say they’re under financial stress, and one-quarter say their condition is extreme, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. Whether you’re struggling to pay bills or build up your savings, those pressures can take a toll on your health as well as your bank balance. Consider these suggestions that will help you manage your money and your stress. Steps to Take With Your Money 1. Track your spending. Figure out where your money is going. There are websites and apps that will help you record your expenses for free or…
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    Anna And Essie

  • Emergency Preparedness - Not just for Doomsday

    Laura P. Taff
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:27 am
    Are you a prepper? If you are, don't be upset when I say that I used to think you were a little "nuts". That's rude, I know. I have to admit that most people who don't think in terms of zombies and inevitable doom kinda think that doomsday preppers are a little "over the edge". This was because I only ever heard "preppers" say they were preparing for the "zombie apocalypse". Who said there was going to be a zombie apocalypse anyway? I do believe in the tribulation...but who said anything about zombies? According descriptions in the Bible, many people are prepared for what the majority of…
  • User Testing Review

    Laura P. Taff
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:43 am
    Hey guys, I know I've been quiet lately. I'm still passionate about Tillikum, and I'm working on a really detailed account of our bone marrow transplant experience, but I haven't published any posts lately. I decided to take a moment this morning and focus on another topic. I'm going to tell you about User Testing.A little while back I had written a short post telling you guys that I might have finally found some ways to make extra money online that were more consistent. One of those ways that I hoped would work out was from a site called User Testing, where participants record a short…
  • Three Lies Sea World Has Told You

    Laura Taff
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Sea World wants you to visit their parks. They want to make money off of you. In an effort to get you to buy tickets, they'll tell you anything you want to hear. They lie and cover up important facts. A lot. Every single day they put people and animals in real danger. Here is a list of three lies Sea World has told you (and had to later retract) to deceive you and get your money.Lie #1 Whales live longer in captivity.Because Sea World knows that people care about the whales and what it might mean for them to live in captivity, they instruct their employees to lie to guests. Employees tell…
  • How Tilikum Was Probably Captured

    Laura Taff
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Have you ever seen Blackfish, the documentary about killer whales in captivity? You should. I had never been an animal activist or formed any opinion on whether or not animals should live in captivity. I visited zoos and even saw the Shamu show at Sea World many years ago. After seeing this documentary, that has changed. I cannot support Sea World any longer, and will never pay to visit that park again. The "hulabaloo" from Blackfish has seemed to calm lately, but I don't want people to forget about it. One - and trust me, just one- of the heartbreaking stories brought to light in…
  • Etherno Cooking Glove

    Laura Taff
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:28 pm
    I was invited to try these Etherno Cooking Gloves for free in exchange for an honest review. So, what are they? They are food grade silicone gloves with the thickness to withstand extreme hot or cold temperatures. You can use them for baking in your oven, while grilling, and/or while removing very cold items from the freezer. They are non-stick, flexible, and easy to clean. We decided to try them out on the grill first. It's summertime and everyone loves firing up the grill to have those nice outdoor meals, so what better way to see how well this works? We let the grill get hot…
 
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  • Must have staples for stocking a healthy kitchen.

    Tim Love
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    A healthy diet is much easier to maintain when the basic staples are routinely available in the home. The following are must have staples for stocking a healthy kitchen. Every day we read about new breakthroughs in health and nutrition, but the amount of information about what’s good for us can be confusing. Whether you’re […]
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are “Gonna Cut You Down.”

    Christine Blythe
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Well, this is it… This is the season everyone is expecting that the Toronto Blue Jays are “Gonna Cut You Down.” Admittedly, at certain times during this season, it’s been emotionally difficult and sometimes downright depressing when things have gone bad for them, which was quite often earlier on. Lately, however, they’ve been winning, and I couldn’t […]
  • As summer ends, it’s time to set a back to school plan in motion.

    Christine Blythe
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:52 pm
    For years, the month of August has been the same: enjoying our favorite summer activities while knowing in the back of our minds that it’s time to set a back to school plan in motion. Aside from buying the necessary school supplies, new clothing and backpacks, we must now consider which foods are the safest, and most […]
  • That old cliche ‘Kids say the darndest things’ needs to be updated.

    Christine Blythe
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Absolutely true! That old cliche does indeed need updating. It should now be, “Kids say and do the darndest things!” Maybe it’s because our kids have recently moved out on their own, but I can’t help but love videos featuring kids with their innocence and sense of fun. This video of a 4 year ‘infiltrating’ […]
  • Chilliwack: Our little corner of the world, both broad and minute.

    Christine Blythe
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:18 am
    It’s amazing to me how often I awake in the morning to the same view in Chilliwack, but it never looks the same twice. There’s always something new, different or surprising to take notice of. The Broad View of Our World One morning I went onto our deck to see a glorious sunrise with the […]
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  • What Our Kids Are Looking Forward To About Back To School

    Amanda
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    We are pretty lucky with all three kids loving school and with only two days until they go back, we’re all pretty excited around here Ah, quiet, calm, no questions every two seconds and maybe even a break from the mess! But that’s what I’m excited about, so I asked the kids what they are looking forward to. Some answers were expected, some not so much… Unanimous Vote For Math! Wait, what? Meeting New Teachers Ha! I say kinda rolling the dice on that one! What if you get the teacher from the black lagoon?? Being Not Being Bored All Day Humph. Like it was a vacation for me.
  • Dealing With A Death | Episode 38

    Chad
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    This Weeks Show After a one week hiatus the show returns and it’s with heavy hearts that we explain our absence was related to the death of Amanda’s grandfather. We then share our feelings about this event, how the kids are handling it and as adults how it’s the first major family event we’ve had to be adult about in front of the kids. Amanda then shares a story of out recent trip to see Inside Out and how our two daughters were harassed in the wash-room by 2 drunken women, I share a story about a confederate flag flying in the backyard of a local home, and we finish…
  • Free And Low Cost Software Alternatives

    Chad
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s getting to be back to school time and for parents this means a couple of things. A quiet, clean house free from fighting and whining (at least until 3 pm) The wallet or purse is getting a little lighter as you spend your hard earned money on back to school clothes and supplies. It’s one of those happy-sad situations where not hearing I’m bored, he hit me, can I watch TV, etc, for several hours a day is awesome, but it’s very sad that the wallet takes such a beating with all that needs to be purchased for day one of school. Living in this digital age, there also happens to be…
  • Back To School Celebration Songs For Parents

    Chad
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    We are now entering the home stretch for back to school and while we’re probably going to miss the kids being at home, we’re not going to miss the non-stop noise, constant fighting, complaining, emptying the cupboards of food and our bank accounts. If you’re dancing around the house because your kids are headed back to school on Monday (like ours) or because they already are back in school and maybe you just can’t wipe that smile off your face as you pass by the kids, we have just the playlist for you to take your celebrations to new heights. Is it me or does back to school, feel…
  • Getting Into That Back To School Routine

    Amanda
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Some kids have been back in school for awhile already. Our kids have a little over a week off before they had back so its a perfect time to start getting routines ironed out. Hoping things are going smoothly with your kids as they transition from total freedom back to sleeping and eating routines and having to sit in a classroom. It usually comes pretty easily around here as our kids love school (so far, anyway!) and have never been fans of sleeping in anyway If you are expecting a bit of resistance here are the back to school habits we find help us the most. Sleep! Biggest factor for us in…
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  • The First Day of School…

    Christy
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:59 am
    Today marks yet another milestone in our lives. Our kids are growing up.  Today is the first day of: grade 2, grade 4, grade 7, grade 9 and grade 11. This morning went off without a hitch…or meltdown.  At least for the youngest 2 who ride the school bus with me! Our son, who struggles […]
  • The New Teenager…

    Christy
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    For more than 4 years we have had constant tension  in our home regarding one of our children and their online gaming. There is constant rule breaking and disobedience and disrespect. 4 years ago I asked my husband to get and install some program that would only allow this child and all of our children […]
  • The Oatmeal Dilemma…

    Christy
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:38 pm
    We buy large boxes of oatmeal from Costco.   The problem is it contains a portion of “regular” flavour. My kids refuse to eat “regular.”  They don’t like it.  The rule has always been eat 1 package of regular to one package of flavoured. However, this rule is rarely if ever followed. So, I found a […]
  • Stressing Out…

    Christy
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Here it is a week until school starts and I still don’t know where I am sending our little guy for grade 2. I desperately want to keep him where he is at, but for so many many reasons I just don’t think it’s going to work for him. I am SO torn as to […]
  • The Family Kayaking Day…

    Christy
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:54 pm
    This weekend we went camping. OK, we sort of went camping.  We had numerous problems getting the van packed and the kids ready.  We were supposed to go Friday right after work.  However, the rain made us postpone our going. We finally arrived at the camp site at 4 pm Saturday.  Sunday after lunch we […]
 
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  • Review: Dobble

    Reviews
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:46 am
          Finding games that can get the whole family involved can be difficult at times. With so many children, we often have to get into teams or pair up when it comes to a multiplayer game due to the fact that many games only go up to four players. Card games such as […]     
  • Living Room Makeover Reveal and Shabby Chic Furniture Tutorial

    Larger Family Life
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:29 pm
          Stephanie has been living in her maisonette flat for a while now but juggling two jobs and working above and beyond ordinary full-time hours only until very recently meant that she hasn’t had time, opportunity or spare money to deal with decorating. She had bought the flooring but that was another thing not yet […]     
  • Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen!

    Larger Family Life
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:45 am
        Last Sunday was Caitlin’s 16th birthday. We couldn’t quite believe that it was already 16 years since I waddled into the hospital ten days overdue and completely, utterly fed-up. Induction day couldn’t come quick enough at the time – the summer that year was experiencing a terrific heatwave and keeping cool was a […]     
  • Incredible Ideas for a Family Friendly Home

    Features
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
        When you are in charge of a household, you have a lot more responsibilities than you have done before. So you need to make sure you take steps to fulfil these responsibilities. One of the major ones is going to be making your home family friendly. This means putting measures in place to […]     
  • Your Ultimate Home Makeover Guide

    Features
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:15 am
        Making a house a home is never easy when you first move in. And keeping it looking fresh and functional as your family grows is just as challenging. This time of year is a great time to tackle the decor and address those little areas that need a bit of attention. Whether you […]     
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  • More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #4 – Summer/August 2015

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars). The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with your money. Feed your family of four a week of dinners with a shopping cart maximum of $81.21. Eat more – spend less! Use frugal ingredients to make dinners, without eating beans and rice or pasta every night. These are dinners for regular families living on a budget. In this post: Shopping Cart ~ Recipes ~ Printable List ~ Pinterest Boards *Just gimme the PDF* I…
  • Customizable Old Timey Bedtime Routine

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Here is another pretty and practical printable, to help you organize your day during the school year. Having a consistent bedtime routine is very important, it helps children to feel they know what is coming next. These steps become part of their self-soothing as they prepare for bed, and help them to fall asleep faster. Each family and each child is different, so I have included a customizable Word doc you can edit to match your lifestyle. For example, some kids find a bath relaxing, while others are totally energized. The energetic kidlets need to be bathed earlier, so they can wind down a…
  • Seasonal Produce for August with Frugal Tips

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    It is important to know what veggies are in season. These are often the cheapest ingredients for your meal plan. Save money on groceries by buying according to the seasons. If you cook with real food you know that all you need is the basics in your pantry and a vegetable or two to whip up all kinds of tasty things. Glorious seasonal fruits and vegetables for August: *I have noted how long things stay fresh so you can meal plan to maximize your budget and eliminate waste Apricots 4-5 days fridge Avocados 3-5 days fridge, choose it Basil 5-9 days fridge Bell Peppers 1-2 weeks fridge, green…
  • Celebrate Christmas in July

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:35 am
    Who doesn’t want Christmas every day? I don’t care what the movie says, I’m game. Everyone seems a little kinder, a little more giving, and a little more thoughtful. I am always ready to celebrate and Christmas in July seems like a good excuse to me. You don’t have to keep your tree up all year to keep that festive feeling going. It is easy to add a few sparklies around the house, make some snow dough, and whip up some no-bake treats. Top it off with an act of kindness and your day is complete! Christmas in July: Quote Printable ~ Decorations ~ Activities ~ Recipes ~…
  • More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #3 – Seasonal dinners for July/summer

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:40 am
    This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars). The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with your money. Feed your family of four a week of dinners with a shopping cart maximum of $113.97. Eat more – spend less! Use frugal ingredients to make dinners, without eating beans and rice or pasta every night. These are dinners for regular families living on a budget. In this post: Shopping Cart ~ Recipes ~ Printable List ~ Notes ~ Pinterest Boards I made the…
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    Our Peaceful Family

  • 038 Honeymooning Through all 50 States with Heath and Alyssa Padgett

    Marcus and Ashley
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Heath and Alyssa Padgett are our guests for this episode. They have been married for 1 year and 1 month. Heath and Alyssa live in an RV, and spent their first year of marriage traveling for 200 days across the lower 48 states of America. They recently finished visiting all 50 States. The amazing thing about their honeymoon is Heath working a different job in every state while they traveled together. Description of  First Year in one or two words Adventure. Some of the topics we discussed are: 1. How to be together as a couple 24/7. 2. Working together side by side. 3. Letting go of…
  • 037 Creating Laughter and Meaningful Conversations with Tanja Pajevic

    Marcus and Ashley
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Tanja Pajevic is our guest for this week. She has been married for 10 years, lives in Boulder Colorado with her husband and their two sons. Tanja is a former Fulbright Fellow to Slovenia, writer and consultant. She is also the author of the best selling marriage book, 9 Steps to Heal Your Resentment and Reboot Your Marriage. Description of  First Year in one or two words Big Change. Some of the topics we discussed are: 1. Getting married later in life. 2. How to create joint and separate bank accounts. 3. Raising kids while adjusting to each other and married life. 4. The benefits of…
  • 036 Should You Combine Your Finances?… with Jason Pockrandt

    Marcus and Ashley
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:45 pm
    In today’s episode, Jason Pockrandt share’s his first year of marriage story. Jason has been married for 2 years, is father to a beautiful girl, and lives in Bay City, Michigan. He is a Speaker, Life Coach of Live To Give, and author of The Confident Father’s Guidebook: Five Steps to Personal Transformation, Rediscover your worth, and live the life you desire today. Jason also coaches, speaks, and serves other husbands and fathers who want to reconnect to their passions and purpose. Description of  First Year in one or two words Outlandishly exciting. Some of the topics we…
  • 035 After our Move…

    Marcus and Ashley
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    It’s been a while since we released a new episode. Our move to a new city coupled with Marcus’s new job has kept us very busy for the past month. If you have moved before with kids under 3 years of age, you know its not as easy as moving to a new house without kids. But we are very excited to share updates about our move, communication in marriage book, and the podcast with you.   First, we want to thank everyone who has read, reviewed, or purchased our book: Communication in Marriage: How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting. We are very happy to see the impact…
  • How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting

    Marcus and Ashley
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Do you want to learn how to communicate with your spouse, without fighting? How can you get your husband or wife to understand what you are saying? How can you understand what your spouse is saying? As you know, communicating with your spouse can sometimes be frustrating. It could even be so difficult that it ends up in a heated argument or fight which could have been prevented in the first place. And the worrying moment is when you realize you do not know how to communicate with your spouse. It’s the reason why you can not communicate with each other effectively. You can’t…
 
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    Momvelous

  • Canola Vs Vegetable Oil: Which Is Healthier

    Jenny
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:34 pm
    The battle rages on and it would seem that everyone is right. So, which oil is best for your needs? Canola or vegetable oil? Maybe a clear look at the facts will help you decide which oil to use for your situation. Let’s look at each oil. Canola oil is made from crushed seeds of […]
  • 10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Before Having A Baby

    Keshet
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:32 pm
    The hormonal imbalances do not end in pregnancy, so you might feel completely out of whack for a couple months after giving birth. After my gorgeous baby arrived, I found myself crying for no reason, worrying my poor husband with my wild mood swings, and generally resembling my first-trimester self. Be patient and remember – […]
  • Raise A Low Media Child Who Lives In Reality, Not Virtual Reality

    Kimberly
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Have you observed modern teens with their heads down, all looking at their individual hand-held screens? Often they seem to be near one another, yet not really with one another. Each is absorbed in his or her own game, text message, or streaming video. If you are the parent of a young child, you can […]
  • 6 Fun Ways To Support Your Child’s Literacy And Reading Skills

    Vito
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Encouraging children to read and introducing them to books has become easier these days. To support your kids’ literacy it’s enough to know how to effectively use all the magnificent resources that are now available on the market, such as multi sensory books, app books or educational toys and games. You will be amazed to […]
  • Ergo 360 Baby Carrier Allows A Full Range Of Carrying Options

    Hillary
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:28 pm
    When looking at baby carriers, I researched reviews and asked for opinions like any new mom. I’m not trendy enough to care what it looks like, and I was too afraid I wouldn’t be able to figure out how to use a wrap, so I went with a structured carrier – the Ergo 360. In […]
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    Western New Yorker

  • Family Dollar Kidgets Diapers

    Liz Chapman
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:17 pm
     **This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Family Dollar.  I am going to go out on a limb here and say I have the cutest niece there is. Yes she sure melted my heart after a whole family of boys. Since I had never bought for a girl, it has been a real treat to scan the never ending pink isles. After outfits and decor I decided to try out some value diapers I found at Family Dollar. First impression they cost $6.50 for 31 diapers (size 4)!!! WHAT?!! I about fell over with that price. I remember purchasing diapers for $12-15 a package without designs on them. They…
  • Slow Cooker Recipe- Garlic Corn on the Cob

    Liz Chapman
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Garlic Chive Corn on the CobWhat you will need:Corn on the cobBacon chive spice Sesame King Tahini Garlic spreadPlace a corn in a tin foil. Latter a generous amount of garlic spread then sprinkle with spices.Wrap them and place into a slow cooker. Turn on high for around 1-2 hours until corn is tender.Carefully take the corn on the cobs out of the foil and serve. This is an easy to make recipe and perfect if you have several guest coming over. Just throw in the slow cooker and let it do it's magic!
  • Shut-eye strategies

    Liz Chapman
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
      “I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”We all know that getting a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep has many benefits to our body's that filter in our day to day. I will be adopting some shut-eye strategies to help me achieve a great night’s sleep, YEAH! Because, let's face it as a busy work from home Mom, I could use a good night's sleep! Some examples: "I will be signing off from social media at least one hour before bedtime". This one will be extremely…
  • Reebok Kids Twistform

    Liz Chapman
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    “I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Reebok. I received a gift card to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”My son cannot wait to start school this year! Before we can even think about school, we need to start school shopping. We ventured out to our local Finish line store to find his size and scan the shoe options. As a parent you have to think practicality, durability and affordability.We were intrigued by the new stylish Reebok Twistform!My son gravitated toward the Reebok Twistform sneakers…
  • Macy’s Back to School Event

    Liz Chapman
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
     “This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“  Last year We were lucky to attend the Macy's Kids Event and it was so much fun! If you have kids this is a great FREE event you can attend with them!It is an afternoon of crafts and activities including Disney Princess and Star Wars coloring books, the chance to make your own Princess crown and pose for a picture in our Disney Princess and Star Wars-themed photo booths".  They have a bunch of Back to School events coming upFind an events near you: Macy's Walden Galleria…
 
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  • Des Moines Renaissance Faire 2015 & Giveaway!

    Erin Huiatt
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Renaissance Faire is in it’s 13th year of providing fun, education, performances, and so much more! The annual Des Moines Renaissance Faire is taking place the first three weekends of September. Knights & Royals Theme September 5th, 6th & 7th Featured act stunt artist Crazy Boy Coy from Kansas City Recording artists Orckes & Trolles pub trio Have Court Will Travel royal entourage Highlanders & Lucky Lasses Theme September 12th & 13th Featured act Sons of the Mist Music recording group 3 Pints Gone from Milwaukee “Comedy Hamlet”, touring immersion into…
  • Uplift Fitness Studio: Empowering Women

    Erin Huiatt
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    At Uplift Fitness Studio we are passionate about empowering women to be strong and making a difference in their lives. We strive to create an environment that allows our members to obtain their fitness goals, get the most out of their membership, and enjoy their experience in comfort and safety. Uplift Fitness Studio has a mission to help motivate, educate, and support all women with a positive attitude. We strive to create an environment that allows our members to obtain their fitness goals, get the most out of their membership, and enjoy their experience in comfort and safety. We knowThe…
  • Des Moines Mini Maker Faire 2015

    Erin Huiatt
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you heard about the Mini Maker Faire coming to Des Moines? Over the Summer, the Science Center of Iowa has been offering an awesome exhibit called the Makers Studio. The Makers Studio has been a host for children and adults to explore, design, build, test and improve projects. Each week the Science Center hosted different themes such as different ways to build forts, using old clothes to create a new fashion, using someone else’s trash to create something amazing, and more! To tie into the Makers Studio exhibit, the Mini Maker Faire brings innovators from all over to showcaseThe…
  • Sidewalk Chalk Flood 2015

    Erin Huiatt
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
      The Community Youth Concepts is hosting the annual Sidewalk Chalk Flood! This event was created to celebrate the hopes and dreams of Des Moines youth. During this event, children and families gather to create art on the sidewalks in Western Gateway Park, near the Pappajohn Education Center. There will be lots of chalk, music, activities, games, and more! This annual event brings together youth and their families. It allows them to have the chance to create art in the heart of downtown Des Moines. During this event, the public can learn more about Community Youth Concepts (CYC) service…
  • Dance & Tumbling For Your Tots

    Erin Huiatt
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Signing your toddlers up for tumbling is such a great thing to do! It allows your littles to burn off some energy, meet new friends, and get a feel for what a structured class may be like. There are a LOT of options in Central Iowa for toddler tumbling. Some classes include parents and some do not. Prices and times vary all over! There is certainly something for you. Please feel free to make comments below if you have had personal experiences at any of these locations. Also, if there is a place missing, let me know! We will getThe post Dance & Tumbling For Your Tots appeared first on Des…
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    eShortStories.com

  • Moral Stories In Hindi – Shikshak Kahaniyan

    SevaKaroJI
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:54 am
    Moral Stories in Hindi मुझे टीवी बना दो – Eye Opener Mansi September 1, 2015 0 एक प्राथमिक स्कूल की अध्यापिका ने अपने सभी विद्यार्थियों को इस विषय पर निबंध लिखने को कहा-“वे भगवान से उनके लिए क्या करने की माँग करेंगे?” दिन के अंत में,सभी निबंधों को पढ़ते हुए,वह एक... Read more…
  • Spiritual Stories In Hindi – Adhyatmik Kahaniyan

    SevaKaroJI
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:54 am
    Spiritual Stories in hindi Mansi September 1, 2015 0 एक प्रोफेसर ने अपनी कक्षा की शुरूआत गिलास में  कुछ पानी लेकर की। उन्होंनें वह गिलास हाथ में पकड़ कर सबको दिखाया और छात्रों से पूछा-“क्या आप सभी इस बात का अंदाज़ा लगा सकते... Read more फूटी किस्मत – झोपड़ी भी जल गई Mansi September 1,…
  • फूटी किस्मत – झोपड़ी भी जल गई

    Mansi
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:47 am
    Moral Of The Hindi Story: The post फूटी किस्मत – झोपड़ी भी जल गई appeared first on eShortStories.com.
  • मुझे टीवी बना दो – Eye Opener

    Mansi
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:47 am
    The post मुझे टीवी बना दो – Eye Opener appeared first on eShortStories.com.
  • गाँधी जी का दूसरा बन्दर – बुरा मत सुनो

    Mansi
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:47 am
    “नहीं”, उस आदमी ने उत्तर दिया-“यह मैंने सिर्फ सुना है…” “उम्म,नहीं। इसके विपरीत ……” “नहीं,वास्तव में नहीं…” The post गाँधी जी का दूसरा बन्दर – बुरा मत सुनो appeared first on eShortStories.com.
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  • Author Interview: Amy Yelin

    Brain, Child
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:28 am
    Amy Yelin is the author of this month’s feature story about raising our children while also caring for our parents. Here is what she had to say about writing this feature story. What was the most surprising piece of research you found while writing the article? I was blown away by the predicted number of aging baby boomers expected by the year 2029: 61.3 million people!  I must also thought the phrase “silver tsunami” was kind of brilliant. What interested you most about this topic? I had a personal interest in this topic because I am one of the sandwiched…although I…
  • Sibling Resemblances

    Brain, Child
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:23 pm
    By Heather Cole “All I want is for my children to resemble each other.” I was having a conversation with a dear friend who, after years of secondary infertility, was embarking on the journey of egg donation to complete her family. Lisa and her husband had already selected the donor from an online database, matching the donor’s ethnicity, physical features and interests to their own. They were in the midst of the paperwork and psychological exams that were required before they could proceed. My husband and I had also suffered years of infertility but eventually adopted two boys out of…
  • Editor’s Letter: New Beginnings

    Brain, Child
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:27 am
    September is a time of new beginnings—backpacks stuffed with wide-lined notebooks, sharpened pencils and thick books—And here at Brain, Child we also begin anew with our first ever monthly issue. We’ve had a busy summer updating Brain, Child to a monthly format, and we are excited to be able to share additional essays, stories, feature articles, poetry, debates and book reviews over the course of the coming year. Since 2000, it has been our tradition and our mission to celebrate the joys and challenges of motherhood through the best writing available. Brain, Child essays and stories…
  • A Little Moving

    Brain, Child
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:37 am
    By Peyton Price We’re moving my 17-year-old son downstairs. He wants to stay online after midnight when I zombie-walk past his door, calling “Off. Offff.” My downstairs office is chilly all year and he likes to sleep cold, so it makes sense to trade rooms. But truly, he’ll be leaving for college soon and I don’t want to face that dark empty doorway at the end of each night and the beginning of each morning. I decide he should settle in downstairs this summer so he feels at home on school breaks. When I left for college, my parents sold our house and moved my siblings to new…
  • Clam Chowder Memories

    Brain, Child
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:44 pm
    By Vanessa Wamsley I perched on a porous boulder at the edge of California’s Monterey Bay with my three-year-old son, Brad. The September sun warmed our backs – local’s weather, as it is fondly called, when the summer rain and mist lift after the tourist season quiets down. A huge Styrofoam cup balanced on the rock between Brad and me. We took turns spooning out thick, creamy clam chowder, blowing to cool each bite. Clam chowder was my son’s favorite food back then, and we visited the Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf every Monday morning for a year to share a cup of chowder, our weekly…
 
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  • Texas: The Land of Plenty

    Allison
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
     I don’t actually know if that is Texas’ motto, but the Lone Star State certainly as plenty to offer families. We recently took our three kids, ages seven and three to visit Austin and Galveston. Each city offered its own unique appeal. Austin At the Kenwood Guesthouse Austin has a reputation for being quirky and it did not disappoint. Rather than stay at another moderately priced, boring hotel we decided to stay at Kenwood Guesthouses. One look at the website and you’ll see why. It is whimsical and eccentric. We stayed in the smaller Casita Roja because it featured a separate bedroom…
  • Dallas, TX

    Terri Burgan
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Dallas Galleria Dallas is huge and there is so much to do there that we can’t possible tell you about it all. Dallas is definitely a multi-visit kind of place and has so much to do that you won’t be bored, whether there for a few days or a whole week. I hate to shop. Nothing makes me cringe more than when someone says, “Want to go to the mall?” That’s what the internet is for.  But, the famous Galleria in Dallas is a different story and certainly offers more than just shopping. The four story mall is built around a huge indoor ice skating rink. During the holidays the center of…
  • 10 Must-See Attractions in California

    Maria Perez
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Think California and what springs to mind – iconic Disneyland, the amazing San Diego Zoo, wet and wild Sea World or its fabulous cities – LA, San Francisco, San Diego.  All wonderful, all amazing, and all over done.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love Disney, San Francisco, even LA.  I love everything California has to offer and California has so much more to offer the vacationing family than just those attractions. Here is my list of the top 10 must-see, not-to-be-missed attractions in California.  (How can I ever limit it to just 10!)  There are 9 National Parks in California and…
  • Fall Break Ideas

    Allison
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:50 pm
    School is back in session and with school comes routine. I love a routine but man the homework has already started taking a toll and I can’t help but daydream about fall break. Here in Kentucky we get a break that isn’t quite a week long but it is plenty of time to get away for a few days! Let’s pretend for a moment that distance isn’t an issue. With that in mind here are 5 places that I would love to spend fall break with my family!  Roanoke, Virginia: The biggest reason that comes to mind for visiting this town would be the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This…
  • Naval Aviation Museum

    Allison
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    On our way out of Florida we visited the Naval Aviation Museum. It was the one and only thing that my husband really, really wanted to do on our vacation. I have to be honest with you, I wasn’t sure what to expect and I was expecting to be pretty bored. I was wrong. The museum is also home to the Blue Angels and if you time your visit correctly you can be there for one of the practices. Believe me you want to make sure you catch a practice. The Blues practice most Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The practice starts at 11:30 am central time and lasts for about 75 minutes. We got to the museum…
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