B>Families Who Play Together Stay Together - Outdoor Sports Contributing Factor How many articles have you read lately regarding family breakups, dual-income parents lack of support at home for the children, child neglect, and a host of many other negative circumstances shaping our lives? Is your job controlling the most important aspects of your life? How much time do you spend with your family in a relaxed and uplifting atmosphere? These are all questions that are very real in today's ...Read the rest of this entry »
When my boys were growing up, soccer, football, and basketball kept us on the run. Both my husband (Jim's a psychologist) and I were therapists. We helped others manage their lives yet our own lives were spinning out of control. We knew we needed to make face-to-face time with our boys. We wanted them to share our values, to learn how to solve people problems, and to have family fun together. Worried about who's influencing your kids? Are your family members too busy for each other? Do ...Read the rest of this entry »
b>Theme parties are always great fun for any child's birthday party. Does your child have a favorite movie, book, TV show, favorite character, or maybe your child likes animals or has a favorite sport or past time. Well how about using one of your child's favorites as the theme for their birthday party. Planning Your Party If your child is old enough, sit down with them and ask what kind of theme they'd like for their party. Then, keeping your budget in mind, as well as space limitations and ...Read the rest of this entry »
Christmas is a time of celebration, sharing and giving. We have too much to say to and to share with our family, loved ones, co-works, those who we haven't keep in touch for years, and those who we haven't never met. We put our thoughts into each special Christmas gift. A Christmas gift is worth a thousand words. Unique Christmas gifts are personalized. Personalized gifts show an extra bit of thoughtfulness. Those are the gifts that both you and your loved ones will remember for many years. ...Read the rest of this entry »
Petting Party Part 3: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? HOW TO CONVINCE FIDO TO LOVE HOUSE GUESTS…THE RIGHT WAY!!
This blog post will discuss the differences between puppies and older dogs when you are hosting a petting party. If you are dealing with a puppy at this stage (between 8-18 weeks of age,) then the more people and interactions, the merrier! Invite everyone…kids, adults, older folks, people with beards, different races (other than your own), people with crutches, canes, or wheelchairs, and if you can find them, someone with purple hair would be great as well! The more diverse the crowd, ...Read the rest of this entry »
/p> What if I told you there was a very simple way you could spend more time with your family starting this Christmas? What if I told you it wouldn't cost you a cent? What if I told you there was a simple way to get up to four extra hours every day with your loved ones? Would your family benefit from this extra time? All you have to do is get rid of your TV. "WOAH! WAIT A MINUTE! I CAN'T POSSIBLY GIVE UP MY TV!" you cry. NOT MY SOAPS! NOT FOOTBALL! NOT DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES! NOT..." Well, I ...Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us can agree that there is a lack of ethics standards within professional sports today. The fact that many of today's sports heroes are ethical is a stroke of luck. The fact is - many sports superstars are good people, but what about the "bad apples" that shame their sport, teammates, communities, fans, and team owners? Many children look up to professional players as role models. They copy the actions of their "super heroes," even down to drug abuse, trash talking, steroid use, bad ...Read the rest of this entry »
We all hear about baby showers for expecting parents, but what about for adopting parents? An adoption baby shower is more than acceptable - it's encouraged! Adopting parents have the same needs as any other new parents would, but with a few minor considerations. You should steer clear of planning a surprise celebration on the day the family brings their child home. This can be a very emotional time - the new parents and child (especially if the child is older) will need a period of adjustment. ...Read the rest of this entry »
Petting Party Part 1: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? HOW TO CONVINCE FIDO TO LOVE HOUSE GUESTS…THE RIGHT WAY!!
How would the guys in the audience like it if I told you how to get your wife or girlfriend to actually appreciate and even encourage you to watch every football game this season? Ladies, how would you like your husband or boyfriend to finally get off his duff and teach that damn dog to quit going nuts every time the doorbell sounds and, for that matter, to stop growling and/or jumping on your house guests? What would you say to the opportunity to actually do something together as a team, while ...Read the rest of this entry »
The term Asian bookie is in fact derived from a particular type of bet, known as the Asian handicap bet, which was a relatively recent development in the field of soccer betting. The Asian handicap bet, as its name suggests, originated in Asia, among the bookmakers of the East. This bet proved to be so popular among Asian bettors that Western bookmakers decided to offer such bets as well, leading to the establishment of many an Asian bookie that offered their bettors such an ...Read the rest of this entry »