Jul 31, 2010

Summer Pool Safety for Kids

Whether you are going to a friends' pool, the local public pool or in your own backyard, summer safety around swimming pools is a must. A few tips to keep in mind while your kids are around the water can keep them safe all summer long.

Never allow children to swim alone or without adult supervision. Taking your eyes off them for just a minute is enough time for a child to drown.

Water floats are toys and are not a safe alternative to personal flotation devices such as water safety vests. If a child cannot swim be sure to keep them in a shallow pool with supervision.

Safety gates should never be altered or left unlocked. Above and inground pools should all have fencing around the entire pool area with a locking mechanism. The use of a Security Choicehome security alarm on a pool gate can save a child's life.

Take your child to a swim class if they cannot swim. The classes are usually very fun for the kids and they will have gained a valuable lesson that will remain with them for life. Most public pools as well as YMCA's offer swim classes for free or little cost.

Do not allow diving into pools or running around the edge of pools. Slips and falls on concrete can cause serious injury.

The Author of this post is Timothy Malone

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Weekend Snapshot: All Time Favorite Desert

My all time favorite desert, leche flan. My honey and I went to lunch at Uncle Julio's. I did not order a full meal because I just had a good breakfast. I only got a cup of soup and a flan. This time, they sprinkled some shredded coconut and put some cream on top of it.

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Jul 29, 2010

Experiencing The Hassle Of Moving

I bet my cousin and her husband started hauling their stuff to their new place in Plano. She said they found an apartment there. Good thing help is available for movers like them because we cannot come to assist them on weekdays. I am glad she found the moving services in town.

For the first time, my cousin experiences the hassle of moving. It is not easy. And I agree. We have been into that situation before. The not-so-good part was, I still had the jetlag when my honey and I moved. Anyway, thanks to the friends who recommended moving companies to choose from. But in situation like this, moving quotes should be considered before committing to avail the services.

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Jul 27, 2010

Enjoying Good Food And Good Company

Just had another bonding time with my two girl friends. I cooked adobo (pork stew) and pansit (noodles), of course, with their help. While I was cooking, the two were busy singing videoke. I joined in once in awhile. The three of us love the music of Celine Dion, although the singing needs more enhancement. Hahaha! After the food's done, we enjoyed the good food together and the usual girl talk.

It's really fun to spend time with your friends. You get to laugh, be natural.

"Thanks ladies for coming by. And hey, have a safe trip back home D! Don't forget the pasalubong. :) "

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Jul 25, 2010

A Life Changing Privilege

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of CryoCell International. All opinions are 100% mine.

Pregnancy is a woman's privilege. It is the amazing event in a woman's life. Knowing a tiny human being is breathing inside her body, life will never be the same again.

When I learned my pregnancy test was positive, I did not get a doctor's appointment right away. I did not had the chance because of my work schedule. But my first meeting with the OB-GYN was great. The doctor is very accommodating. She is checked everything from PAP Smear to drawing blood. I feel comfortable with her. Her staff gave me free vitamins, pregnancy journal/planner, and magazines.

Besides the pregnancy guide book that my sister-in-law gave me, I enjoyed reading the magazines. The pregnancy tips and advice as well as the guide on healthy eating is very interesting and helpful.

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Jul 21, 2010

"How's My Girls?"

My heart is filled with love whenever my honey comes home from work and greets, "How's my girls?" It feels wonderful. Sweet, yah?

By the way, he said girls right? Now I share with you the happy news. That means we are expecting a baby girl in December. And she is active. I feel her moving now.

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Jul 20, 2010

These Guys Will Keep You Laughing for Hours

I have never laughed so hard in my life. We were watching directtv last night when we came up on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. If you have never seen these guys before, then you need to watch it. These guys are hilarious. They come up with some of the craziest things. I had never seen them before but I will definitely make an effort to watch them again. We were able to watch the show on our satellite tv that we had installed last week.
I will definitely be on the lookout for more shows with Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. They really just tell it like it is. They even showed old pictures of themselves when they were growing up. I would have been embarrassed for anyone to see my old pictures like that. Those guys just laughed and made the pictures seem even funnier. If these guys can laugh at themselves, then surely they can make everyone else laugh too. I know I laughed an awful lot when I was watching them.

Thanks to Marion Watkins

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Jul 16, 2010

Today's Humor: Online Games

Be amused :)


As an assistant professor, I taught during the day and did research at night. I would usually take a break around eight, however, to play the strategy game Warcraft online with a teammate.

One night I was paired with a veteran of the game who was a master strategist. With him at the helm, our troops crushed one opponent after another, and after six games we were undefeated. Suddenly, my fearless leader informed me his mom wanted him to go to bed.

"How old are you?" I typed.

"Twelve," he replied. "How old are you?"

Feeling my face redden, I answered, "Ten."

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Jul 12, 2010

Shop At Etsy For Reasonably Priced Jewelry

Wearing jewelry adds to a woman's presentable look. A woman looks elegant with it as long as she does not over accessorize. I like jewelry...earring, bracelet, necklace, and ring. I like them matched.

Sometimes, I shop online for jewelry. I did it a couple of times now. Some online stores I visited were etsy shops.

Melissa's Jewelry etsy shop has a variety of interesting jewelry selection. Her specialty is making gemstone jewelry. As I was browsing her items for sale, I saw birthstone rings. My favorite is the garnet ring. Garnet is my birthstone. I kinda like the pricing too.

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Getting A Head Start On The Move

Moving means there are so many things that need to be done. I knew I needed to get a head start on it all, so before I even had the home picked out I was ordering boxes online packing the things I knew I was not going to need.

Choosing the perfect apartment was so hard. After hours and hours of research and phone calls, I decided on a nice 2 bedroom apartment that was large and spacious. Inside the apartment were a fireplace and a jacuzzi. I knew I was going to love it!

As soon as the deposit was paid, the rest of the arrangements for the move were made. Since the new apartment is only one city over, most of my utilities were able to just be transferred. That made it so much easier! I had to notify my Internet provider of my move since it is wireless. Luckily service was available in my new city.

I also decided it would be best to have ADT All Home Security installed in my new apartment. I was able to find a great company in the new city on the Internet. The move has been great, and I could not be happier with the great apartment!

Guest blog post from Taylor Fralner

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Spain Celebrates

As the game went on and on and on for more than an hour and a half, soccer fans were filled with anticipation and waiting anxiously on who will hit a goal. Spain scored a goal against Netherlands finally. Both team's defense is tight. And when Spain hit a goal within the 30 minutes extra time, it's a celebration for Spaniards. Their team is the champion of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Congratulations!

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Jul 9, 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 Championship - Spain vs. Netherlands

I am not a fan of soccer but I want to watch FIFA World Cup 2010 Championship on Sunday (Spain vs. Netherlands). However, my honey likes watching poker on weekends. He enjoys it. We agreed to switch channels when a commercial comes on. That way, we can still watch the games this Sunday.

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Jul 7, 2010

The Effects of World Cup Soccer to a Non Fan

Although most Americans do not follow soccer very closely during any other time in the season, the World Cup tournament always draws in American viewers who want to see their country beat another country in some type of sporting venue. Soccer isn’t a very big sport in America like it is in the rest of the world, but people always like to cheer on their countrymen when playing against other countries. National pride takes over and people who aren’t even sports fans will tune in to see all the action.
I happen to be one of those people that doesn’t really care about soccer. I don’t understand the game and find it slow and boring, but there is something to be said for watching players wearing the colors of your home country playing any sport against teams from other countries. This probably especially holds true in America which is a very patriotic and proud nation. Although we don’t necessarily have the greatest team, watching and cheering for your own country is always fun. I have watched more soccer via my Direct TV in the past view days then I have probably seen in my entire life combined. I also started to appreciate the game a little more and am beginning to understand some of its nuances. I will never be an avid soccer fan, but I at least appreciate the competitive nature of the game a little more now.
Posting compliments of Langston Miller

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Wordless Wednesday: Yellow Lady Bug

Jul 4, 2010

Evaluating The Developing Baby's Well-Being

After an hour of waiting, it was my turn to go for an ultrasound. It is not just an ultrasound. It is a high quality ultrasound examination done between 14-18 weeks of pregnancy to evaluate the developing baby's well-being in the mother's womb.

The specialist started the high precision scan on my belly. We saw the baby's image in the big screen. He measured the head, the brain, the spine, the arms, the thighs, the stomach, and he also checked the heart. My baby is well and everything's normal. She is in the perfect position in my womb. My husband asked the specialist if he can determine the gender. He said yes. So he went on and said, "It's a girl."

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