Archive for the Family Category
The Author of this post is Kory Dotson
We originally got DIRECT TV so I could watch all the Real Housewives shows but it is actually created quite a problem in our house. My husband is really opposed to watching TV in the bedroom but I think it’s a really great way to wind down at the end of the day and now feel guilty any time he comes in and I have the TV on. He also really doesn’t like how much TV the kids started watching but I feel like since they are teenagers they need to learn to make their own decisions and we can’t micromanage the amount of time they spend on the couch. Of course I rather be outside playing sports or doing something more productive but we raised them this far and I think it’s important that they make their own healthy decisions about how they want to spend their time. I guess I just never imagined my trashy reality show would become such an issue in our house!
This guest post from Josue Nichols
The best thing I ever did for my family was sign up for Clear Internet Merced. All of a sudden my kids and my husband think I am super mom. I didn’t know that this type of service existed until my sister told me about it a few months ago. Clear offers my family everything we need from and internet service provider. My husband loves to bring his computer to his favorite sports bar now so that he can track his fantasy football team as he watches the game with his buddies. The fact that he can do this has made him very popular! My kids need a reliable internet provider at home so that they can get their research and homework done without worrying about the service cutting out. I didn’t know that one service could provide all these things. The best part is that we didn’t have to sign a long-term contract so if we move or can’t afford the service anymore we don’t have any obligation. The service really has been prefect for my family and it has made my life so much easier. I definitely owe my sister for telling me about it!
My kids caught the flu virus for this season. They don’t get sick too often and we’re not really used when they get sick. I’m just thankful that they still both have appetite to eat. The eldest was out for school for 4 days now and my rim tablet is what keeping her busy while laying down. I’m hoping not to get the virus. I have various commitments and schedule that needs to keep up. So I cannot afford to be sick.
Winter time is almost here and that means shopping for winter clothes for the kids. I hope that my daughter will not ask the MSR Snowshoes that she saw last year. Snow outer wear and shoes are not cheap. Add up to that the park entrance, hotel and food. Living 70 miles away from the snow area is an added factor.. as we can opt not to spend for hotel rooms. But driving back and fort for 2 or 3 days is not fun. So the fun of playing on the snow has always been limited to one day. I wasn’t able to shop ahead of time for winter needs last year. I noticed that stuff are cheaper at the end of the season. I need to watch out for the store sales this year for our needs next year..
One of the things my kids love using on the tablet is Zoodles. If you have android, this is one of the recommended apps for kids. You can set up user and specify their age for programs that are within their age. They have books, games, videos and more for kids. It’s a big help to take some break for the screaming and demanding kids. lol Anyway, I need to go and check the wheels for sale before they get tired of playing on the tablet and requires my attention.
Most of the parents I know encourage their kids to take some extracurricular activities while they are young. They want their kids to carry this passion when they go to high school and college, and maybe as their career in life. You can play in school’s team and get discounted discount or full tuition benefit, or grants. Isn’t that a good incentive in this tough economy? A real solution for someone that wasn’t able to save enough for the kids tuition. But of course you also have to consider the kids health and capabilities.
A friend recently is thinking about the grants and sponsorship provided by the http://www.meatheadmovers.com/. Her kid is part of the performing arts group in the school that perform in various cities. I didn’t mention that if you want your kids to participate or gain this free money you have to also support them with their travel.
The Meat Head Movers team has provided help and services to local athletes, victims of domestic violence, and mostly all people who need someone to carry their stuff in a stress free way. This company also provided services to various industry’s need, like not-for-profit health care.
I’m really impressed with company who not only does service for money but also help the community and needy. I rather do business in this kind of company cause I know that they don’t have selfish purpose of just making income but also to help. Anyway, you can find local county pages for Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County for quick find.
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My daughter will start school on the 15th I can’t believe that I have 2nd grader now. One of the things I’m busy of is scooping any deals and coupons from the store. I need anything I can save for her school clothes and shoes. I accidentally found some buckle coupons but I think I will also get stuff for myself
If you want some savings in your shopping, visit Drop Down Deals. They have various coupon that you can use to save some bucks.
I remember my uncle used to ask my mom to get this premium Black and Mild cigars as his gift. However, my mom never comply on his wish, instead my mom will get him big tub of coffee and cream. lol He is not asking to get him some cigars lately.. I’m wondering if he stopped or he have a new supplier from our other family members.
Anyway, I want to share one of the latest photos of my kids having fun in the scorching hot of Sacramento.