Thursday, April 30, 2009

Get Real Swine Flu Information

If you are concerned about this Swine Flu thing, you can go to the Centers for Disease Control website and get the straight scoop.

You will learn that Swine Flu (H1N1 virus) is a virus that is caught from live sick pigs originally, not from pork or pork products. You can also read about other types of influenza and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting sick, or what to do if you get sick.

Influenza is a contributing factor in an estimated 36,000 deaths a year, so it is a serious problem. You just have to be as clean as possible, keeping yourself hydrated will help keep you from getting sick in the first place, or after you get sick to get well faster. See a doctor if you aren't getting better.

Be clean, Be smart, be safe.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Real Estate and The Jersey Shore

Did I tell you before that my parents are looking for a vacation / retirement property? I have been looking around the internet when I get the chance to keep an eye on what is available in the real estate market right now.

They have started to contact realtors in certain areas but they still want to keep looking themselves as well. You never know when you will find that perfect property or a great deal. While I was searching I came across I guess they specialize in
Commercial, retail and high-end residential real estate in Monmouth County.

This agency handles big real estate like Professional & medical class A office space, retail, shopping centers but what caught my eye was the Oceanfront luxury condos, waterfront homes, etc.. I know this was not the area my parents were mainly looking at, but these pictures on the website make me want to move there NOW. If you are looking for real estate near the Jersey Shore, you have to check out this website.

Hopefully one day I will be shopping for a beach front property for my husband and our family. Our girls are always asking to go back to the beach. I would love to live near the water.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and WHAT!

My Mom makes great fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy...BUT...last night she did not make the gravy!!!
NO GRAVY? Is that sacrilegious or what?
She always makes gravy with that and I know I showed disappointment when she did not make it.
She said she was using a different frying pan than she was used to and the drippings weren't right for making the gravy.
I think she was just trying to save us from eating any more foods that will shoot our cholesterol up.
She says no, but I am still not sure.
Any way, the chicken was still the best!


Help Your Kids Help Themselves

Home schooling is more wide spread than you think.
And it is important to make sure the children are getting the most out of it.
Most online school curriculum is standardized and some children need a little extra boost in different areas of education skills or music skills.
By the time children get to the level of SAT Test Preparation it might be too late.
Now is the time to have them assessed and get them the skills they need to get the quality of education they need to proceed in life and get good career opportunities.
You can go online for this service and have in home help that complies with your schedule.
There is tutoring for study habits, languages, history, music, ACT ans SAT prep.
This is an established company that even belongs to the No Child Left Behind program.
There is financial aid available and at certain times of the year the teachers of this program nominate students for achievement awards and the students get a share of $10,000.
This is a great tutoring organization.
If you do home schooling, you might want to check into this group.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Now They Want It !

Why is it when you have babies you try to get all the best of the best in clothing, food, baby furniture, toys and all the other baby stuff that it seems nothing is much really wanted or craved.
But when you get ready to pack stuff away or clean it to give it away...THEY HAVE TO HAVE IT ?!
Such is the case of the excersaucer that we had for our latest one.
He didn't really like being in it much, oh he didn't complain, he just did giggle a lot or jump up an down like that.
So I get it out the other day to clean it up to give it to a friend who could use it and it is like I drug an old friend out or something.
Now he is crawling in and out of it and playing with all the doo dads on it ...what gives?!
You tell me!

Mother May I ?

I ran across a web site that was really user friendly and had all sorts of family topics going on about Parenting Tips and w whole bunch of other stuff we all chat about all day long.
If you get bored go take a peek at it and see if you can learn anything about oh, pregnancy or how to put a band aid on or even what color to paint a baby's room.
Maybe you might even lend a helping hand in the info department and answer a question for someone else.
It has so many topics to pick from about parenting and child raising and just a ton of stuff.
This is a fun and educating site.