Parenting Vivian | 05 Jul 2011

How to Love Your Children Unconditionally

It is important to note that you build and create your children抯 self-esteem and self image. The words and actions you choose in interacting with them will have long lasting effects on them for the rest of their lives. This may seem like a no brainer, but the problem that arises is what parents say when they are angry, tired, stressed, and when their child is not listening or obeying. The way you treat your children and the words you use with them matter. Even the things you think about your children matter too, so try to think positive things about them, otherwise they will feel and most likely become the very things you are thinking about. This is called the self-fulfilling prophecy because although the original thought or prophecy may have been false, a child may start to believe it as true, so then their behaviors and reactions ultimately…

Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 05 Jul 2011

Radio Controlled Boats – Stay Alert and Be Cool, Not a Fool!

I am sure that the last thing you want to hear when you are ready to launch your radio controlled boat is to slow down a little and take your time. After all, you have been looking forward to this moment and now you want to have some fun! That is exactly why you need to take a deep breath and use some common sense. Good judgment prior to launch might just help you avoid problems during your outing.

Look Around Be very aware of other radio controlled boats and operators in your vicinity. Remember that even though you have a controller, something could happen that is unpredictable. Interference or water fowl could enter your field of operations and cause havoc. Always try to stay ahead of potential problems be assuming that something could happen. In other words, do not let yourself be surprised by the actions of others. Play defensively!

Be Cool Believe…

Pregnancy Vivian | 05 Jul 2011

How Do I Talk About My Abortion?

I had a deep, dark secret I could not share with anyone. I spent a lot of energy guarding my secret for fear of being found out. Eventually, I found a safe place to share about my abortion experience. When I look back now it seems so strange that I parked down the street from the room where we were meeting. I went around to the back door and knocked on it so I could get into the meeting. I did NOT want anyone to see me even near this meeting place. The shame that enveloped me to go get help was so much more than the shame I felt walking into the abortion clinic.

WOW! This is an incredible dis-service to women. We want to talk, We want to have permission to grieve. We are desperate to connect with other sisters who feel the same way. Mostly, though we don’t…

Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 04 Jul 2011

Beekeeping For Beginners

Whether you love the taste of honey or you just feel like trying something that is a little off the beaten path, you may find yourself considering beekeeping. Beekeeping is a hobby that can be engaging and interesting, but how do you know it is for you? When you are thinking about beekeeping for beginners, there is a lot that you need to know.

The first thing that you should consider is how you feel about pain. No matter how careful you are or how thorough your precautions are, remember that bees do sting and that at some point, you will get stung! Take a moment to consider how you feel about a little bit of pain and whether the fear of it might keep you from this hobby.

You should also be willing to make sure that you are willing to forgo the use of insecticides. If you have a garden,…

Parties Vivian | 04 Jul 2011

Balloons For Every Occasion

If the Pixar movie “Up” has taught us anything about life, it’s that balloons sure do fly!?These are actually latex balloons, filled with helium gas.?In addition to latex you can also buy metallic, colored, printed, novelty and foil balloons.?Balloons have only been around for about three centuries, but they have earned associations of fun, partying and celebration.?If you’re going to have a party, it’s a given that you will need them as part of your decor!

There are really no limits as to what specific occasions are appropriate for balloons, provided the event is a joyful one.?Birthday parties often have balloons, as do anniversary parties, showers, and many other get-togethers.?Balloons are used for childrens parties, including the decorations, water balloon fights and making balloon animals.?Then again, they can also be used for adult parties like bachelor or bachelorette, or at least parties where “big kids” want to cut loose and celebrate…

Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 04 Jul 2011

Model Boats Aren’t Just Toys

As people age it seems that they have less toys. Some people look forward to having children so that they can play with cool toys again. Toys take on a different meaning when we’re adults and usually pertain to high ticket items such as high end cars, snowmobiles, motorcycles, or even boats. While some people are not into the material things, others measure their worth by the amount of toys they have in their possession. One such item that can become a part of somebody’s life is a model boat, but make no mistake that these are not just toys.

Model boats may look at first glance like a really cool toy, but they are so much more than that. Some are to display on a shelf only and some can actually float in the water, but they all hold one thing in common. They are precious items that were built…

Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 04 Jul 2011

Anyone Can Craft

It becomes human nature to create. As a society, we have created items which add to our needs, convenience, and comfort factors. When looking at items which are crafted with great precision and time, often they are looked upon with awe-inspiring eyes and the longing to be able to create the intricate items seen in our society today. Believe it or not, you CAN craft. It may take some trial and error to find that special item that you feel comfortable with and do well, but in the end, you can create just as well as anyone else.

First things first. Make a list of things you think you would like to try. So many things are just waiting for your attention!! Once you make your list, put it in the order of interest. Take that one thing and find some online groups or you may have a local group that…

Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 03 Jul 2011

Knitting With More Than One Color Detailed Instruction

If your first style of knitting is the ECU style and you are working with 2 colors, it is feasible to carry both colors on the left hand. Often this technique is called true Fair Isle. This is the style that originated on an island between Scotland and Norway.

Using this style the knitter can simply carry the 2 colors over the left index finger, using or choosing the right color when it is needed. Infrequently it can be hard to keep the 2 colors separate, whether you use your right or left hand.

There’s a tool that may be acquired, known as a Yarn Guide that may aid in keeping the 2 colors apart. It can be employed on either hand with the same result.

There’s another strategy known as Scandinavian Knitting which mixes both the left and the right hand for effective and fast 2 color knitting. For this strategy to…

Babies-Toddler Vivian | 03 Jul 2011

How to Help Infants With Gas

When a baby has gas, it causes a lot of discomfort, making them cranky.

There are many causes of the gas and for every way to get it, there is a way to attempt to prevent it or alleviate it. Because infants with gas can cause both baby and parents grief, first learning how to prevent it is key. To begin to see where some behaviors can be changed, first determine when the gas seems to be most prevalent. If it is after feeding, try burping baby more frequently throughout the feedings.

It is acceptable to take the bottle after a few ounces to burp and then resume feeding. This allows baby to expel the gas and still eat satisfactorily. Holding baby in a more upright position is another very good way to prevent gas. It is a common mistake made, especially by new mothers, to lay baby down for feedings. They…

Parenting Vivian | 03 Jul 2011

Ensuring Your Child’s Bedroom Is Safe

Use the following check list to help you make sure that your child is safe in their bedroom.

1. Are electrical appliances safe enough to be used?

Electrical fires are more likely to start in a bedroom than in any other room in the house. And more fires start in winter due to the increase in indoor activities and use of lighting, heating and other appliances. Be sure to check that electrical cords are not frayed or trapped against walls where heat can build up. If you must use portable heaters in a child抯 room, then put a guard around it as though it was an open fire as children cannot be expected to understand the importance of keeping bedding, clothing etc. or themselves away from the heater.

2. Are electric blankets in use?

You must not use electric blankets for young children as bedwetting can cause electrocution. Instead use a hot water bottle…

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