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Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
After cleaning my face, brushing teeth, putting jammy on, taking meds and giving myself insulin shot...this is what happens before bedtime...wherever we are whether...on a vacation, camping or just being home, part of our nightly routine as family is to pray as family and as individual. Then afterward, read to our son, tuck him to bed after we say "i love you with a hug and kiss." Hubby and I would hug and give each other a smooch before we jumped into bed followed by "i love you's" of course. We seldom go to bed together; he usually goes to bed early since he is a morning person and I am not. I don't go to bed till I am done with what I am dong in my computer. But when we go to bed the same time/together, we would cuddle for a while and normally I would fall asleep into his arms when I am very sleepy and tired...if not then after the hugs, we would sleep in spoon, pursuit, and sweetheart cradle positions (see the attached photos). I can never sleep feeling his breath on my face though -:)! Anyway, neither one of us sleeps naked. I wear a pair of cotton pajamas and sometimes hubby's comfy shirt on top. Matt on the other hand wears short and t shirt and can't sleep without his CPAP machine for his sleep apnea. No matter how early or late we go to bed, we would always wake up an hour ahead of time before our son goes to school.
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Today many families will engage in the frivolity of St. Patrick’s Day—wearing green, attending parades, and of course, eating corned beef and cabbage. But why is this dish the generally accepted fare of St. Patty’s Day?
There really are benefits to the new legislation. Here are a few of the highlights:
1. Minimum payment warnings.
2. New restrictions on interest rates for existing balances.
3. Notice of rate increases and fees for new charges.
4. Standardized billing procedures.
5. No more automatic overdraft protection.
6. Tougher qualifications for people under 21.
There are a lot of things that aren't covered in the new legislation:
1. No restrictions on fees.
2. New customers and new purchases aren't as protected.
3. There are a lot of exceptions to the new rules.
4. Legislation doesn't cover prepaid cards or payday loans.
The Reality of Debt:
There's no overnight fix when it comes credit card debt. While the new legislation will help you avoid some nasty extra fees and surprises, you'll still have to do your part to get out of debt (and stay there).
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Activities: Fun and Fruitful
Be sure sick days aren't an excuse for your child to veg out on TV and video games (which might make him more likely to trick you in the future). Sick days can be a chance for children to be creative and spend some one-on-one time with Mom or Dad. But how do you entertain both the whiner and the wild child? Here are some ideas:
1. Challenge your child to a draw-off.
2. Choose crafts.
3. Let your child explore artwork
4. Hands-on activities are always fun for kids.
5. Dig out those classic games
6. Get out.
7. Let your child create her own story book or comic book.
8. Speaking of reading.
Keeping Kids Healthy
Of course, each child will have a different activity level depending on how sick he is. Helping your child return to health should be the top priority.
If the doctor prescribes medicine, make sure your child is informed about how much medicine she needs and how it will help her. Tell your child when she needs to take the medicine and have her remind you when it's time. This helps children become responsible for their own recovery.
For colds and flu, make sure your child drinks lots of water and juice. And feed children soft foods like the BRAT diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. Keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer close to the bed will also prevent your child from passing germs to other objects and teach your child about the importance of sanitation.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This was taken during our summer vacation last year at Virginia Beach, VA
While this one was at Cape Hatteras Beach, North Carolina.
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
See you, guys in the morning!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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