Six Minute Mile – Basketball Team Requirements

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Travis is now a freshman in high school and has been working so hard in order to make it on the school basketball team since seventh grade.  This year he made it on the basketball team and practices with his team five days a week.  This week the coach told the basketball team that everyone had to run the mile in under six minutes in order to play.  Everyone that didn't make this time would continue to run the mile each day until they made it … [Read more...]

6 Things To Do Before Giving Your Teenager Their First Smartphone

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As you decide whether it's a good idea to get your teenager a cell phone, here are six things you should consider. Ask the Hard Questions Owning a smartphone is a big responsibility—is your teen ready?  Look back on past instances where your teen had opportunities to show you commitment and maturity.  Can they keep to a nightly curfew?  Do they have problems staying away from video games when it's time to do homework?  Past behavior is a good … [Read more...]

Get Your Child Active!

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How much daily exercise is your child getting?  Are they getting any exercise aside from what they get at recess while at school or in their homeschool play groups? Here's a few questions to ask yourself: Is it possible for your child to ride their bike or walk back and forth to school? How many days a week does your child have a PE class at school?  What type of activities are they doing in their current PE class? What kinds of … [Read more...]

Find Your Lost Child With Lineable Tracking Bracelet

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Losing a child if only for a moment can be a frightening experience.  You turn around to look at a rack of clothes--the next thing you know - no child!  They were right next to you, but now are suddenly gone.  As you frantically start pulling apart the clothes on the racks hoping against hope that your child is playing hide and seek with you, you begin to panic. What if somebody grabbed your child?  Just as you are getting ready to ask for help, … [Read more...]

Getting Ready For Guests To Do List

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Does this sound familiar?  "We have guests coming this weekend and I am not anywhere close to being ready for them to get here!"  If this happens in your home, then be sure to check out the four priority items on my Getting Ready For Guests To Do List. Clean up We all like to show our homes off to our guests, so get everyone to pitch in and get your house picked up and clean before the guests arrive.  Removing all the clutter from the main … [Read more...]

Ideal Carb Blocker From IdealShape.com

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I was given a bottle of Ideal Carb Blocker from IdealShape.com to use in facilitating my review.  Affiliate links are used in the following post. Do you find that you eat too many carbs?  Are you worried that your carb intake is affecting your weight loss goals?  IdealShape.com says that their Ideal Carb Blocker will improve your Carb Metabolism.  IdealShape dares you to test out their Carb Blocker and experience it for yourself.  They say … [Read more...]

Four Reasons Why You Should Exercise

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  School is back in session, so it's time for everyone to get back to their workouts!  No more excuses, you've just got to take the plunge and do it! Need a little persuasion?  Here's four main reasons why people make time for their exercise workouts: Working Out Makes You Feel Good About Yourself Once your exercise workout session is over, you'll be proud of yourself for not giving up and hanging in there until your workout … [Read more...]

You Are Invited: Barnes & Noble Book Signing Woodlands, Texas 9/13

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Do you live in the Woodlands, Texas area?  If so, we'd love to meet you in person on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Woodlands, Texas Barnes & Noble located at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Spring, Texas. My husband, local author, Michael Munsey, will be signing copies of his book:  An Average Joe’s Pursuit To Financial Freedom:  Change Your Perception Of Money Be sure to stop by our table and sign up to win a $15 Barnes & Noble … [Read more...]

The Importance of Keeping Kids Active

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Looking at the numbers of overweight children these days it is good for parents to know the importance of keeping kids active in order to keep them fit and also prevent them from being obese.  Knowing fully that average kids spend much time watching TV, videos, DVD’s, playing video games, and browsing the internet; parents need to take a positive step to inculcate the habit of physical activities in their children.  No one wants to hurt their … [Read more...]

Best Careers for People Who Love Children

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Are you currently looking for a career?  Are you one of those people who love working with kids?  People who love working with kids may want to consider career paths that will let them shape the lives of young people.  If you love children, consider these four careers. Pediatrician Pediatricians specialize in the medical needs of children, often until they reach the age of 18 or 21.  They're often involved in the their patients' development … [Read more...]

5 Ways To De-Stress

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  Working online can be very stressful with short deadlines and lots of requests, so it is important that I take time to de-stress when needed.  Below you will find the top ways that I use when on stress overload. Exercise I always have a much better day when I start it off with a little exercise.  Whether you choose to go the fitness room in the local gym, attend a group fitness class or enjoy a bike ride /walk in your … [Read more...]

Help Your Child Lose Weight Without Hurting Their Feelings

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Helping a child to lose weight is a proactive measure toward preventing childhood obesity.  Children know little or nothing about obesity, so they can’t decide to lose weight on their own.  Now, the big question is how will you help your child to lose weight without making him/her feel bad?  I’m sure you can’t stop them from eating!  Here comes the necessity to learn the best method to help them even without letting them know your aim.  Stick to … [Read more...]

Time To Remodel My Kitchen

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Our home was built in 1995 and unfortunately the kitchen cabinets have seen better days.  A few of the kitchen drawers' front panels have fallen off several times and the drawer liners are beginning to fall through.  We have tried to fix them, but wood glue can only do so much.  Since new kitchen cabinets are in our future, we've decided to upgrade other parts of our kitchen as well since most of the appliances are the original ones that were … [Read more...]

IdealBoost Raspberry Citrus Drink: Appetite Support

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I was given a box of IdealBoost Raspberry Citrus Drink Mix Sticks in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are mine and mine alone.  This post contains affiliate links. Do you like citrus flavored drinks?  Are you looking for a great tasting appetite support drink?  If so, I encourage you to check out the IdealBoost Raspberry Citrus drink mix sticks as seen above.  They are perfect for storing in your purse and in your car.  If you … [Read more...]

5 Genius Laundry Hacks

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Cleaning isn’t something most people enjoy, they would rather be doing ANYTHING else.  How much time have you wasted cleaning?  It’s quite a bit when you think about it.  Think of all the things you could be doing instead of cleaning. That book you wanted to read?  Do it. Want to hit the spa?  Do it.  Want to just sit on the couch and catch your favorite show?  Do that too.  Spend less time cleaning and more time for yourself with these genius … [Read more...]

Upgraded Doorknobs Make A Statement

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When we first entered our "new home to be" while house hunting six years ago, the upgraded doorknobs and upgraded dining room light fixture definitely caught my eye.  It wasn't until we had moved into the new home, that we realized that the previous homeowners had strategically updated the downstairs fixtures and doorknobs while leaving the upstairs back in 1995 when the house had been first built.  So, all my downstairs doorknobs were beautiful … [Read more...]