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Spring 2015 Baby/Toddler Girl Outfits

Spring is officially in the air.  It’s not official until temps are in the mid 50 to 60’s and a jacket is just an accessory.  It’s also a great time to get your little girl into those adorable spring outfits.  I love the outfit below because it’s perfect for rain or shine.  Purchasing information below:

 

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1  Mysore Palace Shimmer Top

Zuha Metallic Capri Baby Leggings

Native® Jefferson Shoes -

Pink Hunter Rain Boots

 

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Saying No To Motherhood

Saying No To Motherhood

Fewer women are willing to get married and raise children than ever before. The CDC reports that of the 19% of childless women between the ages of 40 and 44, almost half are childfree by there own choosing.  Motherhood is turned into an all-consuming role during the past few decades– tyrannizing women’s thoughts and conversations – possibly because the pressure on mothers to get it right is tremendous than ever before. When a man has a child he retains his identity and gets the title of “daddy”, almost overnight, when a woman has a baby she’s a mother first, and maybe something else, a lawyer or nurse.

This is the new generation of women who opt to remain child-free. There are many reasons a woman might find herself childless. Some women desperately want to have a child but are unable to; they never met Mr.Right or they prioritized other things in their childbearing years. Some may call these women narcissistic, self-regarding or just women who lack that strong maternal gene. Yet choosing not to have children is still the exception, not the rule.

As a mother, I can tell you first hand that raising a child is a 24 hour job.  Before I had my daughter I always pictured motherhood as a smooth road with very little terrain in sight. Motherhood was a world of Disney cartoons, pretty ballerina dresses and cute themed birthday parties. Obviously, I was wrong. My baby girl came into this world very little, scared and needy. No matter how many books I read or the loving advice I took from others nothing prepared me for the painful physical recovery from a difficult birth, breast-feeding issues, disagreements with my husband, the on-set of the baby blues and sleep deprivation.

As my little girl thrived and matured I fell deeper in love with her coos, smiles, drools and fits.  Challenges still exist, but I made a choice to love another unconditionally, selflessly and whole-heartly. Motherhood is a complicated bond, but also an amazing responsibility.   We live in an era where woman have the choice to marry or remain single without being judged. More women are CEO’s of companies and this astounding trend continues to grow.

There are countless reasons why some choose not to have children; there own childhood was filled with pain,neglect and abuse. We also came from a generation of divorce and many women are afraid of repeating their parent’s mistakes. Times are trying; the Internet and social media makes the task of raising a child that much more difficult. Many women would rather find love before getting married and having children. Then you have a segment that is married, but is content without the baby carriage.

My friends who are child-free, made a conscious decision not to bring a child into this world. These women are also accomplished, well-traveled and financially successful.  Along the way they took personal inventory of their lives and felt parenting was their cup of tea. The truth is, having a child won’t complete you or ensure happiness.  Women who are child-free are not selfish, but courageous.  These are women who geniunely know themselves and are content with their own existence. They fully grasp the concept of motherhood and have decided to forfeit something very precious in order to live life happily on there own terms.

 

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How Lifestyle Affects Your Skin

How Lifestyle Affects Your Skin

You might find it hard to believe, but several factors greatly affect the way your skin looks now and as you age. Where you live, your occupation, marital status, stress, exercise and child rearing are just a few. Basically every little detail of your life affects you and the way your skin looks and feels.

Where you live?

Living in a region with high humidity and hotter climate conditions causes overproduction of the oil glands in your skin, which leads to clogs pores, blackheads and acne. If your a city dweller you already know that city life, pollution and poor air quality can wreck your skin and also cause premature aging. This should come as no surprise; in a big city your body is trying to ward off bad elements. When you live in the country your body is getting the benefits of fresh air, greenery, farm cultivation and good microbes. Dry climates, such as California and Arizona have less humidity, so your skin dries out much faster and skin allergens are more prevalent in such climates.

Your JOB 

If you hate you job then you’ll also hate to hear that an unpleasant work environment affects your skin. The occasional breakout is normal, but if you’re dealing with a bad case of acne, then your job may be one of the factors. Stress is not only bad on your skin but is also determental to your heart, digestion, joints and muscle energy levels. If a co-worker or boss is making it unbearable to work, it might be a good time to update your resume.

STRESS 

I keep using the word “stress” to get my point across and for good reason. Stress reaps havoc on your physical and mental well-being. Google the word stress and you’ll get an onslaught of articles and tips related to stress. We know and understand the word “stress”, but what causes our body to react in such a negative way. Stress is your body’s way of reacting to any kind of demand or danger.   It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When someone feels stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood stream.

EXERCISE:

Ladies, exercising may be the real fountain of youth. Every time you exercise your causing increased blood flow, which is a godsend for your skin. An inactive life will age your skin and worse yet cause various health problems. Simply put, exercising is the magic elixir of life and an almost a cure-all for your skin dilemmas. Even a brisk 30-minute walk 3 times a week does wonders for you skin. Just make sure to thoroughly cleanse your skin after each workout.

YOUR SKIN PRODUCTS

Do you change your skin routine? The skin routine you had when you were 16 will not benefit you when your 30. In your teens, you main concern might have been acne, but as you age, you skin and it’s needs change. As a teen you might have applied benzoyl peroxide and used a stronger cleanser for your skin care needs. In your twenties and thirties your skin gradually begins it’s descent and the collagen levels in your skin decline. At this point it’s important to find a mild, yet effective cleanser and a moisturizer and serum suited for your skin type. Finding the right cleanser, moisturizer, serum may take some time, but once you find something your skin responds to then stick with it. Prematurely changing your skin-care regimen can also work against you. Too much variety can actually hurt your skin instead of nourishing and maintaining it. Find a skin routine that is realistic for your lifestyle and skin type. Don’t buy a toner because a salesgirl recommended it, she works on commission. If you know that an additional product will take up unnecessary shelf space in your medicine cabinet then forgo the purchase. Now or days, you can find a good cleanser that does the job of both cleanser and toner.

What You Are Eating:

Your diet is the most important thing to getting and maintaining clear skin. You can’t have Dunkin Donuts for breakfast and Mickey D’s for lunch and expect to have healthy skin. Without the right foods, minerals and nutrients your skin will show for it. If you eat a well-balanced meal, which consists of whole grains, protein, fruits and vegetables your skin will show for it. Stop drinking soda, flavored coffees & teas with excessive sugar.  Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water and 2 cups a green tea a day (preferably after a meal).

Once you begin making subtle changes in your lifestyle you’ll not only have healthier looking skin, but a better physical and

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Is It Possible To Make Your Child Smarter?

The short answer is maybe. Experts now acknowledge that approximately half of an individual’s intelligence depends upon genetics and half by other variables, including diet and early experiences. Here were referring to the sort of intelligence that is assessed by traditional IQ tests. There are additional kinds of intelligence, such as social intelligence, athleticism or musical intelligence. These characteristics most likely rely on both genes and experience.  A person’s gene offers a rough model for the brain, however the facts are filled in by experience. Family genes determine the primary pathways that connect various brain regions. For example, when a child learns to speak English, specific nerve circuits grow more substantial. At the same time, circuits which are different to other languages disappear. Gene also affects just how easily or quickly an individual can acquire certain kinds of knowledge or talent. In this way, family genes may stage an individual’s abilities in a certain direction ( like a “math person” or “social butterfly”) Genes also establish limitations for what a young child can realistically accomplish. The experiences a child has influences the brain’s circuitry, but the mind plays a large part in identifying what experiences a child looks for and enjoys. Smart parents help their kids foster their talents and respect their limitations.
Some of the earliest information on learning emerged from a Swiss psychologist named Jean Piaget. Piaget believed that human development evolves in phases. Through careful observation of these phases, he concludes that an infant with little capability to think abstractly is able to reason logically, create concepts about how things function, and invents new thoughts and behaviors of its very own.
According to Wikipedia-Intelligence plays a vital part in predicting our abilities and potential. Combining culture and ideas has a huge impact on cognitive learning. In other words, different cultures place varying degrees of importance on intelligence. Consequently, what one country regards as a “smart” child another country might not consider a “smart”, which is the basic idea of successful intelligence.”Successful intelligence includes the socio-cultural surroundings and people’s ability to achieve success in the environment and in their individual standards (Steinberg & Grigorenko, 2004).” Distinct cultures value different experiences and elements within there society. This is how they ultimately excel in there environment. All types of learning changes the brain, but that doesn’t mean that we can create superbabies by relentless stimulation. The best type of learning occurs when a child is happy, relaxed, and actively involved.
The best experience for infants are those that make sense to them. Does your baby smile, laugh, coo or does she become impatient and fussy. For instance I began using flashcards with my daughter at about 6 months. Initially, the enthusiasm was there, but as she became mobile and more curious about her surrounding the flash cards held little excitement for her. Maybe I’ll reintroduce them in the future, but for now she’s more content with her Books, Lego Set, Fisher price toys and Plastic cups.
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How To Boost Your Metabolism after 30 and Lose Weight

The only way healthy changes can last a lifetime is if it’s a realistic expectation.  If you don’t enjoy what you eat and mull around about it, you’re bound to feel unhappy.  If you take that route, you’ll soon fall back into the same bad habits.  With so much misconception about metabolism in social media and the news outlets it’s easy to feel misguided. Making lifestyle changes require mental and physical preparation. So, what is metabolism?

On the most fundamental level, metabolism is a method by which your body modifies the food and water you consume into energy for immediate use or reserved for later use. This energy powers your every movement and action your body performs, including such simple tasks as brushing your teeth and getting dressed in the morning. Every human being has to eat and drink in order to live, but without water you can die within a few days. Your body is comprised of 60% water; the organs in the body require water to maintain a healthy size and shape.

Simply put, If you eat less junk food choose healthier meals without depriving your yourself and exercise, you’ll lose weight and benefit from all the positive attributes.

You’ll have more energy, quality sleep, improved brain function, blood pressure and cardiovascular health. Carbohydrates, protein, and fats-are known as macro-nutrients and elements present in your daily food intake. All three components are necessary in order to retain energy and optimize your metabolic rate. When you exclude a fat or carbohydrate from your diet – this deficit increases cravings and ultimately leads to other vitamin and mineral inefficiencies.

Ever since the late Dr. Atkins came out with his carbohydrate-detesting, protein loving phenomenon, you’ve seen a surge of products in your grocer’s aisle with low-carb claims. Good carbs, such as pasta and wheat bread are our primary fuel source for metabolism and provide energy to our muscles and brain cells. What people fail to realize that it’s not the carbohydrates in our diet, but the processed sugars and sweeteners- this is what is contributing to the increase in obesity and health problems.

After 30 it’s harder to keep your hormones balanced and losing weight becomes difficult largely because of sex hormones.  Diet and exercise will ultimately work to balance out the hormones so that they work harmoniously. In the past, you might have been able to reach your ideal weight in no time, but as you age sustaining your normal weight will be difficult.  You can maintain a healthy BMI and regulate your metabolism by:

 

  • Eating a balanced breakfast of lean protein and fiber, which assists in jet fueling your metabolism for the day. If you skip a morning meal, your body starts off at a more lethargic pace.
  • You don’t have to spend hours on the elliptical or treadmill to see results. Start with a brisk 30 minutes walk per day. A realistic approach helps you stay motivated and burn calories.
  • Put aside daily me-time. Being stressed affects your hormones and slows down your metabolic rate.
  • Prepare your dinner instead of dining out. By cooking at home you can avoid adding excessive amounts of sodium, sugar and saturated fat.
  • Fruits and veggies are packed with excellent fiber. Eat various fruits or vegetables throughout the day and avoid empty calories such as junk food.
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How To Get The Best Cup Of Coffee At Home

Nothing revives you and puts you in a good  mood as much as a cup of coffee can. Still, it’s a subject that can be quite broad and extensive. There are so many different flavors and brands to choose from;light roast or dark roast, organic coffee or your conventional cup of Joe. Follow some of these great tips and you’ll be sure to get a great cup of brew.

Be sure that the temperature of the water for your coffee reaches between 195 to 205 degrees. A lot of commercial coffeemakers don’t boil water thoroughly, so try boiling water in pot before adding it to the pot. A simple French press is always a good idea.Consider using a French press for brewing rich, flavorful coffee. Regular coffee filters absorb the precious oils that a French press enhances. But French presses employ a plunger mechanism that works to send coarse coffee beans to the carafe’s floor. The oils will stay in your coffee, giving it more flavor.  After making coffee, stir it into the pot. Giving the coffee a little bit of a stir helps to enhance the flavor of the brew. The coffee will be served with a more robust and richer taste.  Water is a critical component when making coffee. Coffee made from tap water probably won’t taste as pleasant as bottled water . Water with minerals in it is usually a good choice for brewing coffee. Otherwise, your brew has the chance of becoming bitter or overly acidic.  If you can’t afford a new coffee machine, get the most out of your old model by brewing a pot of plain water before each batch. Use that hot water to make your coffee. This way, you can make sure that the water is hot and the coffee is flavorful.

Put some money towards a simple coffee grinder. Grinding coffee beans immediately prior to brewing leaves the aromatic, flavorful oils alone and your coffee tastes fresher. Coffee grinders are able to change the coarseness or fineness of the grind depending on your preference. Many coffee makers come with a built in grinder so you don’t have to have a machine for grinding and then another for brewing.Don’t store your coffee near the stove. If you coffee is stored near a heat source, it can lose its flavor. Avoid placing your coffee canister near the stove, microwave or heating vents.

If your having a difficult time creating the same flavorful brew as your nearest Starbucks then use more coffee. Experiment and with different ratios and make adjustments as you go along until you get your desired flavor.  Typically, coffee houses such as Starbucks mix six ounces of water for every two tablespoons full of coffee grounds. If your tired of you standard brew then spice it up with cinammon or add a touch of chocolate. Dark chocolate works great with an early-morning cup of coffee as well. Brown and raw sugars add distinctive flavors compared to plain white granulated sugar. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, vanilla and other flavor extracts mingle well with the taste of coffee, too. If you enjoy your coffee with milk or creamer, try using non-dairy alternatives like rice soy or almond milk.

In order to maintain the flavor from a fresh brew of coffee, make sure you remove it from the burner after approximately ten minutes. Leaving your coffee there any longer will make it burn and give it a bitter taste. If you are concerned about keeping the coffee heated, use a thermos to contain the beverage.  Once coffee is done brewing, don’t leave it in the coffee maker. By leaving the pot in, the coffee will continue to brew. This can ruin the flavor. If you don’t plan on drinking it all, put the remaining amount into insulated containers so that it remains warm. For great iced coffee, put a French press full in the fridge overnight. This will chill down the machine for hours prior to using it in the morning. This, combined with ice-cold water helps give your coffee a fresh, clean taste.

Be sure that the temperature of the water for your coffee reaches between 195 to 205 degrees. A lot of coffeemakers you can buy won’t be that hot. Try heating up the water yourself. A simple French press is always a good idea.

As you know by now, there seems to be no limit to the amount of flavors and options when it comes to coffee. Options are endless between home brews and coffee shops.

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Adult Acne Causes and Remedies

When you are an adult, the last thing you want to be worried about are pimples. Acne does not only affect teenagers, adults can suffer from acne as well. The psychological and social impacts of acne are a huge concern, even for adults.   This article will give you some great tips to control your adult acne.

When your dealing with acne, try to remember that it’s a common problem that many people have to endure. Adult acne can be especially trying, as we often do not associate adults with acne. However, if you are prone to acne you will probably have acne throughout your life. Finding a good skin care routine and maintaining a positive attitude when you have flare-ups is the key to dealing with the psychological effects of acne.

Many times acne flare-ups can be linked to some kind of emotional or physical stress.  Stress, hormonal issues can cause breakouts or flare-ups of varying severity. One way to rid yourself of this kind of acne is by avoiding or reducing stress. Try things like meditating, exercising or just relaxing when you feel overwhelmed.

Allowing yourself to sweat can flush toxins from your skin. While sweat is often thought of as a culprit for acne breakouts, in reality, it is the failure to cleanse after sweating that is the problem. The act of sweating is actually beneficial to your skin, as it allows your body to flush out toxins. Just make sure to cleanse thoroughly after your workout or sauna session with a good salicylic acid cleanser such as Phisoderm.

In order to clear up and prevent acne, make sure you’re not actually washing your skin too much. A gentle wash twice a day is sufficient. While washing is obviously important for skin care, washing too vigorously or too much can actually harm your skin as it may irritate and dry it out. An effective solution to keeping pores clean of blemishes and blackhead is by using the Clarsonic Mia 2 in combination with a mild cleanser such as Philosophy Purity Made Simple

Avoid popping and picking on pimples this can ultimately extend the healing time and increase  scarring. Bacteria can get pushed further into the pores, leading to more swelling and redness. Don’t spend hours examining  your blemishes in the mirror. This can cause a desire to pick or extract the lesions and subsequently worsen the condition.

Acne scars can be eliminated via surgery, such as laser surgery. This is something that has to be recommended by a dermatologist. Basically, they use a gentle laser and go over the scars. Through repeated treatments, you will start to see these scars diminish and go away for long periods of time.

If your acne is extremely bad, see a good recommended dermatologist or a doctor. Oral medication for acne, such as Accutane are available if  topical solutions, such as Retin-A fail to deliver results. Acne medication, such as Accutane have severe side-effects and can cause more harm than good. If your doctor feels your a candidate for such a drug, you’ll be tested and monitored closely during your treatment.  Birth control can both be a cause and a preventative treatment for acne. For many adult women, going on the pill is to treat their adult acne. The pills contain hormones that can help the hormones find balance and some will begin to have clearer skin from a hormone regimine.  Many times though, when they get off of the pill, this can cause they’re hormones to go haywire and they can start breaking out again.

Change your bed linens frequently to avoid oil accumulation, which leads to skin problems. Oils and dirt from your face will get onto your pillow cases and your sheets and transfer onto your skin.  Wash linens often to stop this transfer loop.

For those who are prone to outbreaks of acne, it is important to avoid excessive touching of the face. The bacteria which causes acne (Propionibacterium acne) is a normal inhabitant on a person’s face. This bacteria does not lead to acne until it becomes trapped inside a person’s hair follicle. When a person touches their face excessively, this can force the bacteria into these openings and form acne. If you find yourself sitting with your chin in your hand or on your cheek, tell yourself to stop. When you touch your face a lot you are transferring bacteria and oils which will worsen your acne.

Your diet can also contribute to acne and other skin conditions. Examine your diet and add foods that will help alleviate your condition, also seek advice from your medical professional to see if there is a link between your food intake and flare-ups. Keeping healthy on the inside can help prevent additional outbreaks. Eat more fiber such as, quinoa, whole grains and oatmeal. Drink 6-8 glasses of water and drink at least 2-3 cups of green tea a day.  Eat vitamin rich vegtables and fruits, such as beets, apples, pears, spinach, kale and carrots. Test you diet every few days and this way you can determine what types of foods are causing your flare-ups.   Sugar equal empty calories and that’s a fact.  Most high-sugar based food products like cakes, cookies, soda and candy bar have little to no essential nutrients.  Not only does sugar consumption cause more physically problems, but will almost always excerbate your acne condition.

As a temporary solution consider having makeup applied via an airbrush. These airbrush kits are used by professionals and can give the illusion of flawless skin. They can be quite an investment to purchase, yet you can visit a salon that offers airbrush makeup services and attend your event with a flawless face!

 

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Tips On Getting Started With Arts & Crafts

TIP! Many crafting projects create messes, so cover your surfaces with newspapers. Once you are done with your projects, you can throw away the newspaper and not have to worry about trying to take care of any issues.

Do you have a knack for all things creative? Maybe your job doesn’t give you the freedom to express your creative side? This is exactly why you can use arts and crafts to express yourself. These tips will let you unleash your Picasso or Coco Chanel side.

TIP! Don’t come down on kids when they are doing crafts. These projects should inspire creativity.

Are you in need of a new place to get your arts and crafts supplies? Many online retailers offer such supplies at incredible prices. With a quick search you can find lots of great deals. You may even find a shop or two that offers free shipping, as well!

Safe your old newspaper issues and place them on your craft table, it will help to minimize your clean-up time. Afterwards you can just toss it in the recycling bin when you are done.

TIP! If your kids are engaging in arts and crafts, remember that they do not have to follow a concrete example of what the project should look like. Just give them a general idea and let them be creative.

Craft projects can be many different things. You can put paper goods to use in your projects. Paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls are useful. You might also incorporate magazines and newspapers. Try to think of ways you can incorporate items you would generally discard into your projects. Visit picture inspiration sites such as Pinterest,Wanelo or Instagram.  Want to learn by watch videos? You can find plenty of free resources on youtube or get a more professional help anytime of the day with Craftsy.  Craftsy instructors are some of the best professionals in the industry. You’ll learn at your own pace with easy-to-follow HD video lessons you can access on your computer and mobile device anytime with a lifetime membership.

TIP! Etsy is the perfect place to find your arts and crafts supplies. You will find countless items there at great prices.

If you can’t seem to find reasonably priced art supplies, check second hand stores. Goodwill and similar consignment stores have a lot of goodies to entice the savvy artist. Check in frequently, because art and craft supplies sell quickly!

TIP! Keep your supplies for arts and crafts well organized. Your supplies can be stored in many various ways, just find one that works the best for you.

You don’t have to have an end game when working on crafts with kids. Either show a lot of examples or don’t show any at all so the kids can take the lead with their own imagination. Don’t try to control how their projects look. Creativity should take precedence over perfection.

TIP! Spray glass cleaner on a cloth and wipe your mosaic when it starts to look cloudy after the mortar dries. If you don’t do this, it can be hard to get the powder off of the mortar, and you want a solid finished project.

Look on the internet for new ideas about arts and crafts. Sites make how-tos and ideas available to you. It does not matter what age is taking part, you can find projects quickly and easily.

The mosaic can look cloudy after the mortar dries, so what you do is use glass cleaner to get the mosaic clean. This will leave it looking its best.

TIP! People of all ages enjoy craft projects. Regardless of how old a group of people is, there’s a craft that can provide some fun.

Arts and crafts can be fun for kids of any age. There are many arts and crafts projects you can choose from that would be fun for children. If you don’t know what to do, ask a friend or look online.

TIP! Get everything together ahead of your project. The last thing you want is to start a project only to find out you are missing key supplies you need to finish.

If you need supplies for your arts and crafts projects, try the kitchen. There are tons of gems out there to do in crafts. From mason jars to cans to aluminum foil, there’s lots available. If you want to, you can also use dried beans or pasta.

TIP! If arts and crafts are your thing, consider making your own gifts instead of buying them. Make things you know your loved ones will appreciate.

Are you learning how to oil paint? If so and you paint something you’re not pleased with, just paint right over it. Oil is flexible, and additional paint is not going to harm the surface. In fact, you might even realize incredible depth doing this.

TIP! Etsy can be a terrific spot for those who love crafts. Etsy is a website that specializes in selling your arts and crafts online.

Gather together all the materials you need before you start your project in arts and crafts. Don’t begin to realize you need something you don’t have once you’ve started a project. Double check your supply list before you get started.

TIP! To teach kids how patterns work when drawn, get their Spirograph out or get one online. By using the stencils to create various shapes and patterns, your child can be introduced to the physics of wave patterns.

Now that you are done with this article, your mind is probably racing with ideas. You can use your creativity and make great projects with arts and crafts for you and others. Use all the information in this article to help you bring your creativity to life again.

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Stay At Home Mom Jobs

Making a steady income online is what many stay at home moms dream about. They wish to remain at home, watch there little ones grow up and earn a living at the same time. Read this article for tips and ways to begin your journey.

Figure out what you enjoy doing as a hobbie or interest.  Do you enjoy cooking ? Then start a cooking blog.  Utilize social media outlets such as Pinterest,Facebook and even Youtube to drive your traffic.  Are you a good writer? Market your talents as a content provider. Are you a talented graphic design? A lot of businesses will hire you to create websites for them. You can sell your writing talents on sites such as Elance and Odesk and earn a descent income.

Tutoring other people is a business that is also booming these days. You can teach people online from the comfort of your own home. If you have experience and education in a certain niche, look to TutorVista or SmartThinking. If you enjoy what you do, a lot of doors will open up.

A creative person can make good money off domain names. It’s a bit like real estate online and requires some investment on your part. Use websites such as Google Adsense to gain knowledge on trending keywords. Try purchasing domains that use acronyms or search for domain names.

Think about the worth of your time and what it’s valued at prior to beginning work. What is the least hourly wage you require per hour?  Don’t short change yourself and don’t overcharge; prospects will usually pick that up and take there business elsewhere.

It may take some time before you find your right niche on the Internet. An easy way to get started is to get acquainted with people who have been successful in your area of interest. Find an expert to counsel you and make sure any deal you enter is legitimate. Be sure to keep your mind open to new opportunities and you will be making money online in no time.

DON’T PAY for the privilege of making money to start earning money online. A legitimate business will not require money to provide you with information and or resources. They are more than likely to take your cash and leave you with nothing. Stay away from such gimmicks.

Try diversifying your source of income; earning a steady income can be difficult so branch out. What works today might not work tomorrow, so keep your options open. The best thing to do is spread your income streams. Doing this will ensure that you can fall back on multiple streams of income should one area fall apart.

You can earn a living publishing eBooks and promoting them on your blog and Facebook.  You can make money while asleep by joining affliliate networks such as shareasale.  Passive income is money that you earn with little effort from your part. You can earn this type of income by running an online forum and generate money from the ad revenues.

Keep in mind that any new business endeavor requires hard work, patience and more hard work. The above article lists various ways to earn a living, while taking care of your children. It may take some work, but you will be successful if you pursue them. Good luck.

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Beauty Tips Every Woman Should Know About

Creating Lips That Pop Using Lip Liner, Lipstick An Lip Gloss

There will never be a better time than now. The following are good tips that can show you how to get started with a new look.

Buy a good eyelash curler. A lot of people don’t think about how much better eyelashes look with a good eyelash curler. Curling eyelashes brightens and makes them look bigger. You can also buy a heated eyelash curlers that give you longer lasting curls.

If you do not do this you may clog your pores and clogged pores.

If you desire to emphasize your gorgeous deep green or hazel eyes, you should apply eye-shadow that will make your eyes shine. These could include deep wines, shimmery purples, frosty gunmetal gray, and deep purple.

Baking soda is a great home solution for making your hair a healthy shine. Mix baking soda with your hand. Then you just wash it out of your hair as you usually do. This will restore the shine to your hair’s luster.

With your fingers, put the blush on the top of the cheek, then blend and smooth gently upward toward you temples.

Use a product called “hot spray” on your wet hair dryer. This product is available at generic stores like Wal-Mart or Target, and is very useful for preventing split ends and helping hair to dry more quickly. It locks in moisture and smells fantastic!

You can use your hair’s style and color to better accentuate the look of your face. A cut that is long streaks can do the trick. You can even add in face-framing highlights that help frame the face. These are especially flattering and highlight the best parts of your face more attractive.

Don’t use hot showers and baths. Hot water will enlarge your pores and lets natural skin oils escape. You are more likely to wash the oil away. This beauty tip may also save you money on your water heating costs.

Invest in makeup brushes for applying your makeup. Although brushes can sometimes be very costly, they make a huge difference in the final quality of your appearance. Look for good deals online at a local beauty dollars.

When you are putting on eyeshadow look down and into a mirror. Avoid pulling on your eyelids.Look down when applying your application the correct way on the first try. This helps you see the lid clearly.

This stimulating action encourages nail growth because you are essentially feeding the new nail. Use a top coat when you polish your nails to avoid chipping.

The accumulated foundation that is underneath the makeup cap can be used as a concealer. If you have run out of concealer and need to use some, the small amount of makeup found under the cap is sufficient. This makeup will work perfectly as a great concealer because it covers up imperfections due to the thickness of the makeup.

You now have what it takes to be a beauty master. Even if you felt like you knew certain things before, you are an expert now. All of the tips given here certainly will help you refine your look.

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Toy Tips You Can Use When Shopping For Kids

 

TIP! Always see what the warnings say on a toy you’re buying for a little kid. Beware of small parts if you have a home with small children.

There is such a large variety of toys on the market today. But, what type of toy is right for your child? How could you find it? This article will help you with that. Continue reading if you want to know how to find the best toys for every occasion.

TIP! It is important to read all caution labels before purchasing toys. It has safety information, including the recommended age of the recipient.

Use the Internet to check prices prior to making a purchase at the neighborhood toy store. Internet prices are often lower than ones in stores. You could end up with big savings and have extra money to spend during holiday season. Online retailers often continue to slash prices throughout the holiday season.

TIP! If you’re looking for the newest toys, do your research. You should be able to find ones at the beginning of the holiday season.

When purchasing toys for toddlers it is important to select one that is geared for their age. Babies enjoy toys that are lightweight and colorful. Children at this age learn by touching, seeing, tasting, and hearing. Also, make sure these toys are non-toxic since children will end up putting them in their mouth.

Garage Sales

TIP! There is no shame in buying toys on sale at thrift or consignment stores, given that you can usually save quite a bit of money. But, if you purchase toys from these stores, clean them prior to giving them to your child.

When you are looking for toys, remember to check out garage sales and yard sales. Kids don’t stay kids forever. As children grow up, they outgrow their toys. Garage sales can be a great place to find toys that are used for a little amount of money. Check out yard sales to find toys that your child may be growing in to right now.

TIP! Look at toys that are project based. Kits to build model cars, boats, rockets, or anything else can keep an older kid occupied.

Check out the age and safety of used toys that you give to your kids. Make sure that the toy is still safe to play with. There could be broken pieces, or it could even be recalled. You must check.

TIP! When buying toys for children it is important that you see what the exchange and return policy is. Since children tend to have varied interest levels, it is good to know that you aren’t wasting your money if the child gets bored of it quickly.

There are many things to pay attention to when looking at toys for your children. But, the tips above can be used to help you. Keep the advice and guidance presented above in the forefront on your mind when you next go toy shopping. The advice will enable you to find some great deals on some of the best toys in the marketplace.

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Tips To Help You Become More Successful With Bringing Up A Child

TIP! It might be hard to get a preschooler to deal with change. Abrupt changes can lead to stress and crying fits.

Child-rearing is one of the most wonderful experiences that there is in life. The tips in this article will help you to achieve all of your child-rearing goals. Child-rearing is a road that takes commitment and dedication; let the information here prepare you for the journey.

TIP! Do not give an infant or toddler soda, diet or regular. Your young child should drink milk, juice or water to get the vitamins and nutrients he or she needs.

Expecting parents shouldn’t spend lots of money on nursery equipment. Cribs, blankets, changing tables, and items of this matter, can be purchased for a whole lot cheaper at department stores, like Walmart, while also providing high quality. Also, consider borrowing some nursery products from friends or family members.

TIP! Children of all ages who walk to school should be wearing retro-reflective materials on either their clothing or backpack. You can also purchase reflective fabric strips that you can attach with Velcro to other garments.

Lay your child on the counter in the kitchen and lay a rolled towel under his neck; use the faucet water and put it on his hair and scalp. This technique is beneficial for toddlers who are afraid to dunk their head or be doused with water.

Although it is important to spend time with your kids, it is also important to take time for yourself. This helps you be yourself and a great parent too.

TIP! Extracurricular activities can offer your child many benefits and advantages. These activities provide a valuable opportunity for your child to develop important social skills such as how to make new friends.

Children in the preschool years do not handle transitions well. It can be stressful to make an abrupt switch from one activity to another, and your child’s behavior may suffer.

TIP! Your child’s self-esteem can be bolstered by participating in team sports. Strengthen the bond with your child by attending their games and ceremonies.

Make sure never to get a toddler or child soda of any kind. Concentrate on offering your child beverages that include vitamins and other nutrients, such as water, sugar-free juices and milk.

TIP! To foster better eating habits, make your house a junk food free zone. If candy, chips and cookies are not readily available, your child will probably not ask for them as often.

Don’t smoke in a home where your kids are living. In fact, it’s a good idea to stop smoking completely. Secondhand smoke can be just as terrible as smoking itself. Second-hand smoke puts children at risk for lung ailments including asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia.

TIP! If your child has ADHD or a similar condition, it is important that you keep him or her busy. Energetic children such as these will look for things to do and perhaps act out.

It is a well known fact that each child in a family will be different. Just because one parenting style is effective with a child does not mean it will be as effective with another. This applies to both punishments and rewards. Keeping all of this in mind, still use the same techniques you have had success with in the past.

TIP! There is very little use for anger in good parenting. Parents should never succumb to anger when discipling children.

Having positive family rules can help reduce the amount of fighting that goes on in your house, and help your kids get along better with each other. For example, instead of “no hitting,” opt for “only touch gently.”

TIP! Children need a good knowledge of the rules they need to follow. Always inform the children of the consequences if they choose to break those rules.

Do not expect to bond instantly with your stepchild. Many kids whose parents are separated experience serious resentment. By going slowly and not trying to accelerate a bond, you and your stepchild will gradually learn to coexist and perhaps even become buddies.

TIP! When potty training a young child, be sure get him to try regularly, every hour or so. Toddlers typically do not notice that they have to use the restroom until the last minute.

Are you a parent of a child you have adopted? If so, you should be ready to answer certain questions when your kid reaches an age where he or she knows they have been adopted. Many children that are adopted become curious about their birth family. When they have questions about this, they will expect you to provide them with some answers. Do not lie to them about their biological family, it will only make them hold resentment toward you if they find out the truth.

TIP! Do not give your child everything he wants. Of course you can give them things now and then, but it should always be on your terms.

Being A Parent in modern times is often challenging, but now you are in a much better position to parent well. Use these tips to help you nurture and cherish the precious gift that is your child. Bringing Up A Child is a great opportunity and you should do your best to enjoy it.

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Baby Love

Until I became a mother nine months ago, 3 am was sleep time. I didn’t hear cars driving by or see the flicker of light peak in through my curtain. Manhattan was still bustling, emergency service personnel changed tours, but I was sleeping and content. When I gave birth to my daughter everything changed. As a newborn she woke up every 3 hours for her feedings without fail. I was given a 10 second warning to either fix her formula or breastfeed before the wailing began. At around 7 months old she started sleeping thought the night; a sigh of relief. But, a few weeks ago the nighttime wakings began again; my daughter begins whimpering, and only gets louder from there. She’s matured and is somewhat considerate, so she doesn’t belt out as loud as she use to. The problem isn’t that she wakes myself or my husband up, but that we only hear her after she’s reached full despair. I chalk it up to separation anxiety; because she’s become a bit more attached during the day. After changing her diaper and feeding her, she coos, speaks gibberish, puts her two middle fingers in her mouth and goes off into a slumber.

Then I began thinking; as a parent shouldn’t I respond to her when I hear the early part of her protesting and not the latter? Isn’t that what parenting is all about? The tragic stories involving children and teenagers are in headlines almost everyday. In essence; our children still give us clues when they feel distressed. As they become older there intelligence increases and there better equipped to hide their feelings.  I guess as a parent it’s my responsibility to detect the early cries before they peak. Learning about our children, being involved in there lives and making a real effort to be a part of their lives- is key. As she grows, I know the whimpering will turn into “Mom I can’t sleep” and eventually to “ Mom leave me alone I’m fine”.  The distress calls change and as a parent, it’s up to me to recognize them and comfort her.

 

xoxo

Mommylish

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Safe Trick or Treating

Jack-o-lanterns, parties and candy galore:  That’s exactly why kids love Halloween.  Since it’s the one night of the year when a high volume of children hit the street, it’s important to troll for treats safely.

  • Kept those swords,knives and pitchforks short and soft.
  • Face paint is a better option, but if your child insists on wearing a mask choose one with wide enough eyeholes to see through.
  • Hem costumes  with packing tape to prevent dragging and tripping.
  • If your child is wearing a dark costume-add reflective tap on the back,arms and legs so he’s visible to drivers.
  • Go through the bag before your child does and inspect all treats.  Throw out anything unwrapped, homemade treats and candy corn.
  • Avoid plastic costumes shoes and opt for flats or sneakers.
  • Children should always trick or treat accompanied by an adult and teenagers should stay in large groups.

 

How To Shop Smart

I love shopping!  having a credit card makes the transaction a whole lot easier. but once you walk out the store and get home to try every thing on your completely back to you senses what was I thinking . Following these simple tips will help you to avoid making a trip to return and also gas money.

 

  • Have a list-  We all love window shopping, but if your goal is to purchase a particular item, then stick to the plan and don’t get sidetracked by items you probably won’t need
  • Be Sure about it – Try it on and ask yourself ” Do I need this” “Does this look good on me” or “Will I be able to wear it next year”. If it’s a emphatic yes then pass up on the item.
  • Dress For Action- Wear clothes that are easy to get into and out of and shoes that are practical
  • Stick with Classics- Don’t feel guilty about spending a few bucks more for a classic pieces such as a wool slacks, pumps or a black leather handbag.  These are items that have more mileage and will save you money in the long run.
  • (Amortize the cost)- Is this $1000 coat expensive or worth the purchase.  If it’s a classic cut or style it can last anywhere from 5-10 years.  That is the one piece that will stand out everytime you go out and if the craftsmanship or brand is impeccable it’s worth it.
  • Shop Sales- If you’ve just fallen in love with a beautiful black cocktail dress, what for a sale.
  • Mix and match- buy pieces that are interchangeable and work well with other pieces
  • Understand your style sense- Know one knows you better than yourself.  Does the piece flatter your body or is it age or office appropriate.
  • Go shopping when your alert- Avoid shopping when your sluggish because you’ll probably pick something out to get out of the store. Go out when your enthusiatic and engized.
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Unspoiling My Baby

Am I spoiling my baby?

Naturally this question came up when my newborn refused to sleep and preferred to nurse every hour or so. I’d have to walk her for around the house for about

20-30 minutes before the crying would stop and she would gently fall asleep in my arms.  At first, it felt as if my little girl was running the show, but the truth

was she was miserable and had a difficult time adjusting outside the womb.  It was a pretty simple formula; pick baby up and the motion would sooth her

tension and put her to sleep.   I did what any loving and attentive mother would do when her baby cries.  I’m sure my daughter wasn’t trying to make us

miserable so that we were at her beck and call at all hours of the night.

By the time she was 6 months old I became a bit more suspicious about her demands. By then she was able to soothe herself to sleep and her feeding schedule

was somewhat regimented.  She still insisted on being held and walked around even after being cuddled and her playtime and basic needs were met.  My house

was left in disarray, I couldn’t sit down for a meal and the thought of pursuing an endeavor, such as this blog became impossible. I’d get around to doing my

chores and running my errands ONLY  if I carried her around in a Bjorn.

 

Things had to change.  In the long run I wasn’t doing her any favors by helping her maintain her demanding and excessively dependent ways.  I created a

schedule that enabled me to do tend to my matters while my baby was awake.  I created a schedule and after her morning feeding I would spend about 2 hours

doing the following: reading, toy activity, a bottle feeding, cuddling and then bed.  After her nap she was refreshed and already spent most of the morning with

me, so she didn’t feel neglected.  After taking her out of her crib, I usually sit down with her for another 5-10 minute to read, introduce a toy then kiss her on the

head and walk away. Her initial reaction is to fuss and whine for a few minutes, but now she’s fully absorbed in her activities.  After I’m done with some of my

daily chores and errands I’ll sit by her, write my blog ,read the papers or watch the news.  If she crawls up to me, I’ll hold her in her place and after some time

she naturally wants to move along and pursue her activities again.