Halloween & Hounds
- Jennifer Shryock
... Dogs do not understand this change in appearance and may become frightened. Costumes that change the way a person walks, stands, or their general appearance may cause a dog to react different then usual even with those they know.
Keep in mind that children on Halloween night are...
Blogs for Kids
- S. Housley
... that comes from a crowd just can't be beat. Employing blogs to help develop good spelling habits, grammar skills, and develop a love for writing at a young age is an innovative concept that has potential benefits:
1.) Responsibility/Commitment - Daily Posts
7 Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween
- James Kelly
... safe and comfortable without infringing on the family fun:
1. Don't put costumes on your pets unless they are used to it. Wearing clothing can make pets uncomfortable and even sick.
2. Candy is for humans and not for their furry friends.
3. Chocolate is toxic to animals. It can make them...
The Gifts We Give Our Dogs
- Carolyn Schweitzer
... was thrown the occasional bone. He was even expected to earn his keep!
Times have changed. As the world has grown more affluent, so have our pets. We're obsessed with keeping our canine companions happy, healthy, and properly accessorized. So much so that many of us worry about our own welfare...
What Parents Should Do For Children To Do Their Best After Divorce?
- Ruben Francia
... that really work.
Going through the process of divorce is a challenging life transition for both parents and children. During their parents' divorce, children often feel a wide variety of conflicting emotions. It is very important for parents to provide their children with understanding and...
How To Buy The Perfect Gift For Anyone
- Gary Gresham
... at a phenomenal rate every year. But with so much to choose from, how do you buy the perfect gift for someone?
The mistake most people make is buying something that they like instead of thinking hard about the interests of the person they are buying for. Admit it; you have probably...
Detergent Dangers: The Answer? Go Natural
- Yolanda Yvette McDonald
... or not effective enough. This excerpt from an article from Canada about some of the common chemicals found in products today that are a clear danger:
HEALTH EFFECTS OF FRAGRANCE CHEMICALs (1)
Man White Gold Rings
... trend and avoided white gold for men's rings.
There is only one possible reason that has led to this belief. White is a color that is associated with something fine and delicate and therefore thought to be unsuitable for men's rings and jewelry. Design research has proved that a few features...
Speaking on Behalf of Our Children: Stop Blaming the Victims
- Dawn Fry
... these are common occurrences in today’s media. For some child advocates, these images serve as a call to action: We need to do something to help America’s so-called “out-of-control” children. The problem is, while these negative images are a wake up call, they are not doing anything to help...
Surviving Divorce: What To Think About To Ensure Surviving Divorce
- Karl Augustine
... shouldn't be taken lightly. Ensuring that you'll be surviving divorce can be comforting and can influence your path as you consider your reasons for divorce and take the emotional plunge into actually going through with it.
Its tough enough to think about how your immediate life will be...
Learn How to Bank Like a Banker
- Kimberly A. Griffiths
... behavior by encouraging electronic banking alternatives whenever possible. They have done this by charging high fees for services that were once free. If you pay $200 or more in annual fees for banking, it's time to do some competitive shopping.
Before becoming furious with your bank, it...
10 Ways to Save $50 Per Month: The Art of Pinching a Penny Until It Screams
- Kimberly A. Griffiths
... per month
2. Find more thoughtful gifts and buy when the item is on sale, shop for birthdays and holidays throughout the year not at the time of the events.
Savings: $10 per month
3. Bring your lunch to work once a week instead of eating out.
Savings: $7 x 4 weeks = $28 per...
Why Does My Cat Drink Dirty Water?
- Larry Chamberlain
What does your cat do? Maybe gives the bowl a sniff and walks away from it, or just ignores the bowl completely, as if water were the last thing a self respecting cat would consider drinking.
"Okay", you think to yourself, "Kitty just isn't thirsty at the moment". But then later, you...
Getting Great Pictures of the Kids this Halloween
- Jeff Westover
... Halloween night, Dr. Abby Normal. But for most of her life I had known her as Abigail, my daughter, and I had just taken some of the most legendary photos of her life.
These weren't your garden-variety portraits. Not exactly Wal Mart studio stuff either. They were pictures taken of my kids...
- Rosalyn Bronstein
... thing to do, but a necessary activity. Making this sort of emotional assessment takes us back to our core values. It helps us to appreciate the people who have touched our lives in positive ways.
Who you are is a reflection of the people you have been around, in conjunction with...
Marriage and the Election
- Rusty Ford
... or the other. But in one area this is true.
Depending on who wins this election, marriage as we know it may never be the same. In the last debate President Bush said he was for a marriage amendment because you cannot trust activist judges on the court. We have already begun to see this...
Dogs & Kids: Happy Together
- Gene R. Sower
... Best Friend have a loving and safe relationship? Mostly, it's the responsibility of the adults of the house to teach toddlers and even older children that a dog is not a toy. It's a living, breathing creature that feels pain, shame and humiliation as much as love, pride and happiness. A dog that...
Balance Transfers Can Help You Stop Putting Money Down The Drain!
- Claire Bowes
... lower your rate, or you owe it to yourself to find a better deal. You see, credit card companies need your business in order to succeed and if you refuse to pay a penny more than you have to then you’ll be doing yourself and others a big favour indeed. By doing this, you’ll avoid paying more than...
Tools and Tips for Keeping the Holidays Organized
- Stacey Agin Murray
... mean one thing..."
The HOLIDAYS are coming!
Don’t stress—you’re going to start early and be more organized this year...Here are some tools and tips for staying on top of the busy and sometimes stressful holiday season.
TOOL #1: Lists
Why keep lists? Whether they are written on paper or...
At-Home Mommy - Entry Level
- Sherri L Dodd
... gets rubbed on my nice clothes…if and when I get a chance to where nice clothes. Nor am I talking about the fact that I could no longer have extravagant and expensive knicks-knacks on my coffee table. What I am talking about is something else…and someone else. I am talking about having to...
Unique Gifts: Ideas for All Seasons
- Darlene Arechederra
... completely unique, why not consider gifts that 'keep on giving' for your friends, co-workers or loved ones?
The Animal Lover
Give a goat. How about a pig? You'll be providing food and income-producing animals (cows, chickens, sheep, pigs, water buffalo). These animals in turn...
The Magic Of Gift Giving At Christmas
- Adriana Copaceanu
... celebrated Christmas. Those moments will never be forgotten because to all of us, Christmas is a very special time for our immediate families to be together. It is also human nature for us to pass along our family traditions to the next generation. It is without question, the most popular time of...
- Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
... one week before their wedding anniversary, they had a particularly hurtful argument. Jamie had expressed her unhappiness about Kurt’s busy schedule and the limited time he finds to spend with her. As usual, Kurt promised to try harder and they got through it. But having not dealt with the real...
Proudly Display Your Veterans Flag
- Bill Shayler
... and I tried our best to remember our own military training while we folded dad's burial flag into a neat triangle and took it home. Each day similar scenes are repeated across America. Our country has many veterans who have sacrificed and suffered for their country. The number is now growing...
To Love Or To Be In Love
- Adeyemi Adetosoye
... to meet someone, connect with the person and love the person’s personality, way of life, etc? Truly be comfortable with such a person? Certainly! Most of us know significant others in our lives who fall into this category. At the same time, it is possible to totally connect with a significant...