5 Tips For Balancing Work And Home

Word Count: 369 Summary: Most people understand how difficult it can be to balance their work and home lives once they get married and have children. Somehow it seems that work life or home life is always encroaching on the other and causing problems at work, at home, and many times both. However the following five tips are great options to help with balancing work and home. Make a Schedule The best thing to do when trying to balance work and home is to make a schedule. Know how much time you … Keywords: work from home, telecommute, telecommuting, family Article Body: Most people understand how difficult it can be to balance their work and home lives once they get …

On Trust’ & ‘Paid For’: One of the Oldest Dog Tricks that Never Fail to Entertain

Word Count: 506 Summary: “On Trust” & “Paid For” for are one of the oldest dog tricks that afford as much entertainment as anything a dog can do since the early 1900s. It is not the easiest trick to be taught but can be elaborated on and presented in several different forms to impress most people… Keywords: dog trick, dog tricks training, teach dog tricks, train dog trick, puppy tricks, teach puppy trick Article Body: “On Trust” & “Paid For” for are one of the oldest dog tricks that afford as much entertainment as anything a dog can do since the early 1900s. It is not the easiest trick to be taught but can be elaborated on and presented in …

5 Steps to a Balanced Monday Morning

Word Count: 428 Summary: Tips to help the working mom balance those stressful Monday mornings. Keywords: working mom, working mother, career mom, career moms, work and family balance Article Body: It’s Monday morning (again). You glance at the kitchen clock and gulp down a cup of coffee while attempting to put on your clothes at the same time and realize that you only have 5 minutes to get your 5 year old dressed and ready for school, not to mention you still need to pack her lunch. Not soon enough do you remember that you were warned the previous Thursday by your easy-going boss (not!) for being late the third day in a row. Sound all-too familiar? Hey, no one …

Non-Chaluxe Defines Glamour Without Glitz

Word Count: 315 Summary: When it comes to glamour–whether you’re talking about a room interior or a fashion statement–it’s not about the flash. Keywords: “Non-Chaluxe” Defines Glamour Without Glitz Article Body: When it comes to glamour-whether you’re talking about a room interior or a fashion statement-it’s not about the flash. The juxtaposition of simple and elaborate, mingled with an unexpected touch of extravagance, is finding its way into Manhattan lofts and Malibu Bauhaus beach houses. The note of glamour is added with one statement piece, and whether it’s a gilded Venetian mirror or a spectacular leather turquoise chaise in the center of an all-white living room, that one piece adds a little luxury to an otherwise casual room setting. The …

5 Simple Ways Connect With Your Husband

Word Count: 502 Summary: Have you ever rolled over in the morning and not known the man lying next to you? I’m not referring to that time back in college – I’m talking about the present. After years of marriage, you may start to feel like your husband is a stranger. Or is it that you feel he’s getting stranger? Either way, here are 5 simple ways to stay connected to your husband. 1. Cook a meal together. Whether it’s breakfast or dinner it doesn’t matter, as long as you’re spending time together…. Keywords: Article Body: Have you ever rolled over in the morning and not known the man lying next to you? I’m not referring to that time back …

5 Simple Tips on Preparing your Family Pets for a Disaster

Word Count: 507 Summary: Here are 5 simple steps that you can take to prepare the furry four-legged members of your family and reduce the level of stress and worry for your entire family to a minimum. Disasters can happen anywhere at any time. The public doesn’t usually get a lot of notice before a disaster strikes, so you must be prepared in advance and know what to do quickly if there is an emergency. Keywords: family emergency preparedness, family disaster preparedness, prepare my family for disaster, pet emergency tips, emergency tips for pet owners, family preparedness, hurricane preparedness, earthquake preparedness, pet preparedness, emergency preparedness, emergency kits for pets, hurricane preparedness, earthquake preparedness, emergency kits for cats, emergency kits for …

No Child Left Behind’: What it Means for Parents

Word Count: 395 Summary: The No Child Left Behind Act is a landmark education reform law that is already improving academic performance across the land. One of its chief aims is to close the troubling achievement gap that separates many disadvantaged, disabled and minority students from their peers. Keywords: ‘No Child Left Behind’: What it Means for Parents Article Body: The No Child Left Behind Act is a landmark education reform law that is already improving academic performance across the land. One of its chief aims is to close the troubling achievement gap that separates many disadvantaged, disabled and minority students from their peers. To do this, it measures student performance and focuses extra resources and attention on those most …

5 Movies From Your Childhood To Share With Your Kids

Word Count: 317 Summary: Brand new movies are great! It’s so much fun standing in line at the theater, breathing in the buttery popcorn smell, giddy with anticipation when a new movie is released. My children love watching the latest and greatest movies, but I just grin when I hear my children singing the songs I used to sing as a kid – “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” or “Tomorrow”. Hearing their little off-key renditions is the best music to my ears. Have you introduced your children to t… Keywords: Article Body: Brand new movies are great! It’s so much fun standing in line at the theater, breathing in the buttery popcorn smell, giddy with anticipation when a new movie is released. My children …

Knot With My Thread – Stringing Choices For Beading & Jewelry Making.

Word Count: 452 Summary: There are many issues about the choice of stringing material for beading. Here is an interesting article on the different stringing materials and their usage. Keywords: beads, beading, gemstone, gems, quartz, precious, jewrly, jewelry making Article Body: One very important lesson I learned is that there is no one, all-purpose (Universal) stringing material. Here are the major stringing materials along with how and when to use each of them. SILK THREAD: Silk has a wondrous “hand” (a soft, flexible feel). This thread comes in many sizes and colors. It comes packaged on spools, and “carded” with an attached needle. This is a classic stringing material and forms beautiful knots between pearls and beads. But, silk tends …

5 Cheap Nights Out With The Family

Word Count: 449 Summary: Taking the entire family out for an evening of fun can be exciting and something all parents want to do on a regular basis. However, going out costs money and frequently it can cost more than the average family can afford. So, if you want to enjoy an evening with your family consider these 5 cheap nights out where you can really enjoy some family bonding while saving money at the same time. Cheap Family Night #1 The Movies I know you are thinking the movies are really… Keywords: family, parenting Article Body: Taking the entire family out for an evening of fun can be exciting and something all parents want to do on a regular …

Hybrid dog – Isn’t that just another word for Mutt?

Word Count: 449 Summary: “Designer” dogs and “hybrid” puppies are making headlines – but do they make great pets? Keywords: dogs, small dogs, puppy, puppies, hybrid dog, designer dog, puggle, golden doodle Article Body: Every day we hear more about the new “hybrid” dogs, or “designer” dogs. Each feature is accompanied by pictures of adorable puppies that are examples of this new “breed.” Of course they’re cute! All puppies are! Should you pay hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of dollars for one? Certainly not! The offspring of a mating between two purebred dogs of different breeds is a mongrel, a mutt. And if you have one, you should love it, train it and care for it as if it …

Why Should I Make a Budget?

You say you know where your money goes and you don’t need it all written down to keep up with it? I issue you this challenge. Keep track of every penny you spend for one month and I do mean every penny. You will be shocked at what the itty-bitty expenses add up to. Take the total you spent on just one unnecessary item for the month, multiply it by 12 for months in a year and multiply the result by 5 to represent 5 years. That is how much you could have saved AND drawn interest on in just five years. That, my friend, is the very reason all of us need a budget. If we can get control …

Flushing Season’ Brings Rust and Iron Stains

Word Count: 318 Summary: It may not be a season that’s celebrated, but it still comes around every spring and fall. Keywords: ‘Flushing Season’ Brings Rust and Iron Stains Article Body: It may not be a season that’s celebrated, but it still comes around every spring and fall. It’s flushing season: The time of year when cities and towns flush out the water mains to help remove sediment that has settled in pipes. You know flushing season is here when you see city crews opening fire hydrants around town. The problem with flushing season is that some of the minerals and sediment being flushed get into your home water system. While not dangerous, this can lead to some ugly, rusty …

The Budget

The Ultimate Financial Management Tool A carpenter uses a set of house plans to build a house. If he didn’t the bathroom might get overlooked altogether. Rocket Scientists would never begin construction on a new booster rocket without a detailed set of design specifications. Yet most of us go blindly out into the world without an inkling of an idea about finances and without any plan at all. Not very smart of us, is it? A money plan is called a budget and it is crucial to get us to our desired financial goals. Without a plan we will drift without direction and end up marooned on a distant financial reef. If you have a spouse or a significant other, …

3rd Anniversary Gift – Boy, I’m in Trouble Now

Word Count: 494 Summary: Your third anniversary is coming up and your mind is racing as you browse countless gift ideas, a new pair of shoes, a tie L, flowers, jewelry? Then just like last year and the year before your brain goes into full overload, shuts down and triggers “gift shopping procrastination” till the last minute when in desperation you grab a cheesy scarf or tie depending on the sex of the recipient. Keywords: wedding,anniversary,gift,gifts Article Body: Your third anniversary is coming up and your mind is racing as you browse countless gift ideas, a new pair of shoes, a tie L, flowers, jewelry? Then just like last year and the year before your brain goes into full overload, …

Dog Toys For The Brain, Teeth And Feet

Word Count: 420 Summary: Thinking of the best toys that suit your dog? Browse through the dog toys below and see what fits your pet and your budget. Keywords: pets, dogs, cats Article Body: Thinking of the best toys that suit your dog? Browse through the dog toys below and see what fits your pet and your budget. For dogs who love to chew: 1. Kong Jump’n Jack Prices: $5.60 (small) $7.50 (medium) $8.80 (large) Kong Jump’n Jack is a dog toy and a teeth cleaner and gum exerciser at the same time. It has a very unpredictable bounce that makes it a lot more fun for the dog to play with. It has a lot more surfaces that clean …