To Be an American
- Ellen M. DuBois
... it meant. Patriotism, until September 11, 2001, was just a word to me. I knew I loved my country and was thankful to live here, but being an American didn't evoke the feelings within me that it does today.Today, I think I know for the first time what it feels like to be an American. And I'm...
... I thought the presents under thetree is what made Christmas so magical. Now I know otherwise. As I think about this, I want to teach my children to understand and recognize the true spirit of Christmas. I know they feel just as Idid as a child and I want to make sure they realize that if those...
Lose Your Patience, Not Your anger
- Jim Henderson
... time you’ve learned everything you need to know to raise them, they’re almost grown. By the time you’re wise enough, you’re too tired. One thing I have to say about having children is that it makes you appreciate your own parents.A frequent source of conflict between children and parents is that...
- Vic Peters
... I am the way I am.See, it’s my mom’s fault that I didn’t have any friends—nobody wants to hang around with a kid who eats worms. I had even tried to tell her this well-known fact. Would she listen? Noooooo. Well, maybe my mom knew what kind of a complainer she had for a son, and just refused...
Unloved and Unwanted
- Gail Fonda
... never seemed to be home. I have never had a conversation with him, and I am now in my late forties. He was never interested in getting to know me or including me in his life. He was someone I knew was there but my existence, and his, was meaningless. We lived in the same house, but we were...
FRIENDSHIP Suggestions For Feeling Better.
- Ken McIsaac
... Instead of our minds working overtime on worrisome problems, it is occupied with thoughts of other things and other people. There is less room left for anxieties and self-doubt. Good friendship is like good health - appreciate it while you have it. "Life has no blessing like a prudent friend" -...
An examined life
- Sonny Perkowski
... ready to change to conform to anyone's mood, to leap to conclusions at a single bound, to become fearful faster then a rational thought. I yearned to be something..anything special. I searched for the meaning of me..who am I..what do I believe. I did not know..could not know...was never...
Holiday Gift Giving Ideas To Save You Money
- Gregory Thomas
... charging every gift you can find, only to dread the day when your statement arrives in the mail? Or are you one of the few that save a little every month just to cover the holiday expenses when they come around? Before you spend your money on the latest, hottest, newest gadgets, take a look at...
Here's What They Really Want for Christmas
- L.A. Nelson
... companies with profits below ś10,000 willnot have to pay any corporation tax with effect from 1 April2002. The question to be asked is: does that announcementmake incorporation a more attractive option compared tobeing a sole trader?The answer is that from a tax point of view, it...
What to Buy Them for Christmas - A Simplified Approach
- L.A. Nelson
... you gave a stale fruitcake or a can-opener or that tacky multi-colored Christmas-themed sweater to. The same fruitcake and sweater thatsomeone, most likely, gave you.You hated it didn't you? So why pass it on? Probably because you just didn't know what to get them. In today's fast-paced world,...
Selecting Dog Crates Isn't Difficult When You Ask The Right Questions
- Teresa James
... that the use of the word kennel can be somewhat confusing. So before making a final selection it's a good idea to learn about the differences between some pet containment systems. Equipped with this information you'll be ready to choose the best crate for your dog.
How Can I Tell The...
Get Answers To Important Questions About Dog Nail Trimming
- Teresa James
... good behavior, it should be one of those regular grooming events that your dog will tolerate if not look forward to.
If not done often enough, with proper technique, and reward- training, it can be frightening and even painful for your dog. In this article are answers to many common dog nail...
Time For A Dog Bath? Dog Bathing Tips For You And Your Dog
- Teresa James
... are many questions, myths and opinions floating around when discussing the best care for different dog types and temperaments. Check out these dog bathing tips to get some great ideas so you’ll be prepared for your next dog bath and grooming session.
How often should you bath your dog?
Keep Your Dog Smiling With Preventative Dog Dental Care
- Teresa James
... treated by veterinarians is periodontal or gum disease. Gum disease is progressive. It starts out with the formation of plaque, a sticky bacterial film that forms in the mouth at the gum line. If not removed plaque will harden into tartar above and below the gum line. This build up causes the...
So you want a American Pit Bull Terrier?
- Jason Mann
... your lifestyle fit the ***American Pit Bull Terrier lifestyle?
These dogs are packed with energy from head to toe. Craving a good run like a champion athlete. Exercise is critical to a heathy, happy bulldog. High energy is their middle name and is a large part of their personalities....
Child Support: 5 Key Things Every Parent Should Know
- Detra D. Davis
... persistence, persistence is the key that opens the door. In fact, it is the only thing that will open any door when it comes to getting a resolution to a problem. You cannot count on pencil pushers, or all too patient white collar “Friend of the Court” workers to help. They are overworked,...
Tips for getting your movie career launched
- Bas de Baar
... you start the ball rolling you never know when you're going to get a casting call. When that call comes there isn't going to be any time to get all of the basics covered so get them out of the way right now.
Get your portfolio in order. Have plenty of copies of your PROFESSIONALLY...
Train Your Dog To Be Your Frisbee Playing Buddy
- Heather Wallace
... so, when they are forced to remain idle, they tend to create interesting diversions to entertain themselves. Unfortunately, their idea of fun may be something that you consider to be destructive behavior. Playing Frisbee with your dog may help to curb some of your dog's destructive...
Operation G.I. Jingle: “Sending Them Home” for the Holidays
- Dina Giolitto
... a little reminder of home that our troops can take along with them wherever they go. It’s called Operation G.I. Jingle and it’s a special way for military moms and dads to “visit” with family members back home this holiday season.
Operation G.I. Jingle is an effort to harness the internet’s...
Home Made Gifts, The Best Way To Teach Your Kids The Value Of The Holiday
- Joey Lewitin
... messages of greed and pettiness. Every media outlet is rife with the idea, “buy this, or they wont love you.”
In such an age, it is important to remind the children about the true meaning of the season. This can be done, to some extent, by helping them to build their own gifts to give to...
Wedding Photography: Preserving the Memories
- Colin Hartness
... them do this. Having pictures taken at the wedding and then at the reception can capture those precious memories in freeze-frame and help you keep them forever.
Pictures are important so you want to be sure you get good photos, high quality photos that you can enjoy forever.
Five Inexpensive Ways to Help Your Children Invest in Holiday Memories.
- Pamela Cole Harris
... year, let your children invest their time and hearts in making Christmas memories for your family.
1. Buy white or red place mats and let your children create their own artwork with fabric crayons. A placemat can be made for each guest at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Your children will...
Great Gifts Under $5
- Adriana Copaceanu
... Christmas are endless. Christmas is the most popular time for gift giving, and it is no secret that Christmas is also the favorite time for marriage proposals.
However, getting ready for Christmas can be a nightmare when you tally up all the planning and shopping that must be condensed into...
Finding a Breeder
- Pixiedust Papillons and Phalenes
... puppy buyers are just as irresponsible as some breeders. So now, serious, quality breeders, have taken steps to protect both their dogs and their privacy.
Times have changed a great deal, so have puppy buyers and breeders. More people live in apartments or have small yards. As the...
Heartworm Treatment for Cats and Dogs
- Niall Kennedy
... to rid your pet of heartworms but many factors need to be looked at before proceeding. Your veterinarian will have to do many tests to determine how many worms your pet has, how it is affecting your pet and if your pet can handle the side effects of the medication.
Let’s first look at the...