Feb 092017
 


Relive your childhood and show these great movies to your kids before it’s too late!
1. Princess Bride. It’s funny and delivers some of the greatest movie lines of all time. Ages 8+. Inconceivable!
2. Stand by Me. This one is not for the kiddies, but an important movie to watch with your pre-teen. A life lesson. Ages 14+.
3. The Sandlot. What kid does not like baseball and killer dogs that are not really killers. Ages 8+.
4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Might be why I had so many absences in high school!. Ages 12+.
5. Better off Dead. On the darker side but still brings back memories. Ages 12+.

There are so many like Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, Karate Kid, Pretty in Pink, Goonies, Say Anything, Bill & Ted’s and the list can go on that fall on a mother list, just not my top five.

As always, if you need advice on a movie before your child watches it, check out Common Sense Media.

Oct 252011
 

Having an old car can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it’s an economical way to get around town. Yet as soon as repair and maintenance bills start piling up, your financial advantages quickly disappear. And do-it-yourself auto repairs can be equally time-consuming, labor-intensive and costly.

Why not consider a car donation to charity?

By donating your car to the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project, you’ll not only help combat prostate cancer, you’ll also get a tax write-off that may save you money on income taxes. It’s a hassle-free way to get rid of your car—and an excellent way to earn a valuable tax deduction.

Best yet, your automobile donation is fast and easy. It costs you absolutely nothing and we’ll gladly pick up your car promptly. Do you have a motorcycle, RV, motorhome or boat? We’ll be happy to accept those, too.

Every car donation helps our charity spread the word on prostate cancer—and ultimately, help save lives. So turn your old-car headaches into something positive—a valuable tax deduction for you, and a proactive donation that can make a difference in the lives of millions.

Jun 252011
 

By Peter Meredith

Karate is a very exciting martial art that focuses on character development, physical fitness and practical self-defence.

Most karate classes are highly structured and follow an internationally recognised syllabus, where students are constantly encouraged to do their best, as they learn various skills and techniques that help them develop both physically and mentally.

As a result students learn self-discipline, improved concentration and focus, improved fitness and stamina, self confidence and the ability to focus under pressure.

With a structured syllabus and the progressive belt system, this allows for students to progress within the style as they meet the requirements of each belt level, this makes the achievement of a new grade a very individual accomplishment and lets students grow at a rate that suits their learning and physical abilities.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Karate is a traditional Japanese based style that focuses greatly on values such as respect, self control, discipline and honour.

The founder of one style of karate, once believed that if he could take any student, no matter what type of person they were and teach them those values, then they would leave the dojo (school) a much better person, and if he could teach those values to enough students he would have a significant impact, not only on his local community but possibly even effect the chances of world peace.

This may seem far fetched in today’s scheme of things, but it makes sense that if you can improve the core values of enough people, even in a small part of the population, it would have a positive effect on some level.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

The physical training involved in a style such as Kyokushin karate in particular, develops co-ordination through repetitive use of the body’s general motor skills, and increases strength, core stability, balance and flexibility, which is important especially for younger students during the early years of physical change.

This physical aspect of training also encourages an overall positive attitude to keeping fit and leading a healthy active lifestyle.

PRACTICAL SELF DEFENCE

Although karate teaches the physical skills that could be used if a student was to find themselves in danger, its main purpose is to build the confidence within a student of their ability to protect themselves, which eliminates reactions based on fear, allowing them to focus under pressure, control aggression, and only apply the force necessary to protect themselves under the circumstances.

OVERALL BENEFITS OF KARATE

Over all karate teaches life skills. Skills that are the building blocks of good character and leadership.

Karate is good for people of any age, but in particular, karate is good for kids, to be able to learn these life skills early in their development, as well as taking on a healthy attitude to being active, creates a strong foundation for a happy healthy individual.

For more information on kids karate or other karate classes, check out Tweed Coast Karate.

Article Source: EzineArticles.com

Feb 252011
 

By Farah N

Jigsaw puzzle is an interesting toy for your kid. It can be a great present for him. Jigsaw puzzle is not only a toy but it is a sort of nourishment for little kids. Basically, these are problems designed for little kids in shapes of small patterns or tiles. These small pieces are required to be assembled properly in a complete picture which is a great source of success for little kid at one end as well as learning at the other. Each and every small piece of the puzzle has some part of the picture which requires to be completed.

Jigsaw puzzles are available in a number of images. These may be the images of buildings, nature, animals, food and many others. It’s totally up to your choice what you really prefer for your little kid. Previously, these puzzles were designed with the help of hard cardboards. However, nowadays time has changed and advances have been achieved in this field as well. More diverse illustrations are created for little kids helping them to enhance their thinking and brain capability. Moreover, puzzles are designed with increasing levels of difficulty. These difficulties give more challenging tasks to little kids at one end as well as raise the level of confidence that they can face these challenges.

Many people think that Jigsaw puzzles are just for kids. This is not true. Jigsaw puzzles can be used by anyone depending upon the level of difficulty. Some puzzles are especially designed for teens and adults in this regard.

Jigsaw puzzles are available in a number of pieces that may range from one puzzle to another. You may find these in 30 pieces as well as 1000 pieces. Some commercial puzzles are also available in the market having 24000 plus pieces. However, if you are interested in buying a puzzle for your kid, it is advisable to always prefer small puzzles otherwise the child may get frustrated and may lose his interest in this activity anymore. Start with small and easy tasks, and after achieving them, go further towards difficult and more intricate tasks.

Come visit the author latest websites on Rubber Floor Mat and Daily Jigsaw Puzzle

Article Source: EzineArticles.com

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Feb 152010
 

By Elysse Biaca

Reminiscing precious moments is a past time we all love. It’s fun, and sometimes poignant, to look at images from way back since these are all we have to remind us of the past. Your baby’s firsts are immortalized with those pictures you never got tired of taking. But before you take another shot, here are some tips in capturing great shots for your baby’s photo journal.

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Feb 052010
 

Life Section

By James Anthony

Making your own baby car seat cover is not a difficult task. Although there are ready made baby car seat covers available in the market, you might want to get one or make one for your car seat which uses a special print or pattern to go with your vehicles interior, or better yet which your kid likes. Colorful and patterned car seat covers not only look different and stylish, but they also get attention from other people.

If you make a car seat cover at home for your childs car seat, you will be better able to make one which fits onto the car seat exactly. The ones available in the market might be either too large or too small for your specific car seat, and hence can give an odd look to the whole interior of the vehicle. Choosing and making a custom car seat cover will take care of this problem. Similarly, you will have the advantage of easily removing the car seat cover any time you want for easy cleaning. When making a car seat cover at home, you can make multiple of them to replace any old car seat as well to give it a brand new look, or to change your existing car seats regularly, without spending a lot of money on buying readily available and expensive car seat covers from the market.

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Oct 092009
 

Education Section

By James Anthony

Pregnant and breastfeeding women often have concern that they are losing hair. Women especially experience postpartum hair loss which is completely normal and temporary. This temporary hair loss is completely unrelated to breastfeeding and women usually return to their normal hair growth cycle between 6 to 12 months after birth. It is during these 6 to 12 months that they are also breastfeeding the new born child, which is why they think that breastfeeding is the main cause of hair loss. However, this is never the case. Whether women nurse the child or bottle feed him by expressing milk using an electric or manual breast pump like medela pump in style advanced breast pump, breastfeeding never leads to hair loss.

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Oct 012009
 

By Joseph Zinsu

What will you do if your son or daughter have access to your credit card or have unrestricted access to the internet? Both situations can make you nervous, and involve a great measure of danger, so also require a great deal of responsibility. Parents cannot forever restrain their children from using their credit card, but it’s their responsibility to teach their children how to use a credit card wisely, so also access to the internet.

Parents need to understand the basic of how the internet works and what their children are doing online. It is very important that parent should learn, no matter whether you are young or old, about the internet so as to keep inform of modern technology.

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