Category Archives: Activities

Going Eco Friendly and Reducing Electricity Bills

With every passing day, more and more states are getting themselves registered under the electrically deregulated list. With this, the scenario is being changed as more electricity providers are coming into the frame. Previously, people of United States were forced to stick with their respective electricity providers assigned to them no matter what cost they had to pay. However, this is changing with time.

But the competition is getting fierce day by day which is forcing electric companies to focus on their payment options. Gone are the days when they was only one electricity provider and people had to pay them whatever priced they demanded. These days people are looking for better ways to become environment friendly and sooner, more innovative products will be available at their rescue. Continue reading

Making a Play Area for Kids

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Garden Play Area for KidsMaking a play area for kids can be fun for the adults as well, if the project is approached with a sense of humor and an understanding that a well laid out garden can be a great place for both playing and relaxation. Getting gardeners to help is a good idea because their expertise should ensure a good balance between play space for the kids and garden space for the adults.

Knowing where to start is a key to success so begin with choosing the area that will be for the kids playing; games such as football will obviously need more space than a sandbox for younger children. This is where the usefulness of asking the gardeners to help becomes apparent. They are invaluable in providing advice and asking questions you may not have thought about. Continue reading

Family Camper Trips

Family Camper Trips
camper hireThey say that a family that plays together, stays together. Well, as holidays roll around we tend to think of ways to spend more time with the family. A camper hire trip is one of the best ways to get together and see the world. Rent a camper hire and get the kids together and take a trip.

Go visit a monument, see nature, or just see the country over holidays, nothing is better than the road and a camper. Continue reading

Our Best Friend …Dog

man best friendDogs are creatures of habit and feel safest when they are in a familiar environment; the best option before you jet off is to ask a friend to pet-sit for you. If this isn’t feasible, you can employ a professional pet-sitter.

How you can reduce your dog’s separation anxiety?

If someone can come in to your home as a surrogate mummy or daddy for a short period, the dog will not be psychologically harmed. No one can replace you as your dog’s best friend, but getting someone in to keep it company in your absence will provide a significant amount of relief. Continue reading

Young Pole Dancer

Who has never heard of pole dancing! Unfortunately, the impressions we have are tarnished by all the sleaze that is associated with pole_dancing_lead_narrowweb__300x351,0it, but take away the sleaze and what you have is a very acrobatic, athletic art form. It is this attitude to pole dancing that we want to focus on.

If you can’t imagine good, clean pole dancing, picture a gymnast on the balance beam, then take away the beam and replace it with a vertical pole. There you have it!

In our kids’ pole dancing class, we focus on teaching the tricks and the technique and since it can get quite technical, we try to incorporate dance moves into the program as well, it is a more holistic approach this way. Continue reading

Sunburn (Outdoor Activities)

sunburn-main_FullDespite all your care sunburn can sneak up on your child. When you spot even a slight redness of the skin or if your child starts feeling sick move your child indoors immediately and give him a cool bath. An application of pure Aloe Vera gel will reduce the burning sensation. Give your child an over the counter pain medicine and then apply a moisturizing cream regularly to hydrate the skin and reduce swelling. Make sure your child does not scratch or peel that burned skin that starts falling off after a week. Some doctors / expert will insist that parents do not apply any petroleum-based products as they prevent excess heat and sweat from escaping. Do rush your child to the doctor if your child has a fever, if the skin looks infected, your child complains of nausea, diarrhea or has trouble looking at the light. Continue reading

Read For Your Baby

baby-reading11Shortly after John’s first-month celebration, we received a belated present from my husband’s boss – two children’s books and a card that said, “Read to John. Give him a head start.”

My husband and I were delighted with the present because we ourselves were avid readers who had more shelf space for books than clothes, pots and pans, and sports equipment combined. I recalled the warm memories of reading when I was little – skipping along beside my mother as she led us to the Bordland Community Library where my sister and I would spend hours sitting cross-legged on the floor, devouring books of all kinds. As I wanted John to start building similar memories, I began reading to him immediately. Continue reading

Protection Supreme

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It’s a common sight at the pool and the beach…to see mothers applying sunscreen to wriggling children who are eager to play. But there is something very wrong with this picture. Sunscreen takes half an hour to get absorbed and start protecting your child’s tender skin. So make sure you apply the cream at home and especially for babies it is best to work in the sunscreen before you put on the clothes. This protects the areas where the clothes ride up from getting burnt too. Many parents apply the sunscreen once and think their child is covered unless they have been in the water. Experts, however, recommend that the sunscreen be applied every two hours and especially after each dip in the pool. Continue reading

Screening the Sunscreen

With the number of sunscreens available it is difficult to work out which one is the best. According to her there are two basic types of sun protection creams — physical and chemical sun blocks. Physical sun blocks use either zinc or titanium oxide to reflect or scatter the UVA and UVB rays from the sun. However they may block our skin pores causing small papules to form. Chemical sun blocks contain several ingredients that absorb mainly UVB and seine UVA rays and prevent damage to the skin.

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Another factor to study while buying a sunscreen lotion is the SPF written on the side of the bottle. The SPF or Sun Protection Factor is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to produce sunburn on a protected skin to the amount of time needed to cause sunburn on unprotected skin. Continue reading