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Showing posts with label Guest Post. Show all posts

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Summer Checklist For Tweens by Mommy Blogger Pehpot

It is not easy to raise up a child as it requires a high-demand and lots of hard works to do. From the moment a child was born to toddlerhood, the challenges are double up as they become strong-willed and starting to learn things on their own. But wait, it is not yet over, from childhood, tween years will come. It is the moment when your child is not yet a kid anymore but not most likely a teen.


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Tween years is the most crucial time of your childs progress. How can you handle a not-so-child and not-so-teen? It is delicate to mess up with their tweenhood. Any parent knows the struggles. However, you can make it fun for your new tween to grow up and take small responsibilities by this time.

Summer may be the perfect season to start teaching your tween how to manage oneself, how to deal with people, how to be open to parents, how to handle responsibilities, and how to enjoy life. You can start by giving particular chores he is fond of, like for example planting the garden, taking care of small brother or sister, washing the dishes, or folding the laundry. The responsibility should not be a huge issue if he handles it well or not, what matter is how willing he is to take it. After he had learned it, it is now time to teach him how to aim for a fantastic result on his responsibility.

Make it slow, just one step at a time, it is not that hard to teach a tween. It may sound complicated at first, but eventually, when your tween is familiar with the changes he will embrace it. After responsibilities are excellently done, give him a reward. It may be something he strongly desires of or something big for him.

To help your child enhance his skills, attitude, talent, and make some discovery to himself, you can engage him in a summer activity. By doing so, he might enjoy while he learns. There are some summer workshop and courses perfect for tweens and teens who are growing up and developing oneself.

There are some business-related summer workshops that your kids can get into; some fast-food chains offered summer workshops to enhance the childs interest in working and engaging in business. It is a good start for your tween. I found a list of some exciting summer activities that can help enhance our childs capability which is very relevant to their age. Mommy Blogger Pehpot enlisted more than 20 schools and establishments offering fantastic summer courses for toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, and even for adults.

Now, heres a recap of our summer checklist for tweens:

·         Self-management
·         People Management
·         Transparency to parents
·         Handling responsibility
·         Enjoyment

Treat your tween at their age, remember that they are no longer a baby, but they are not already a grown-up who can take full responsibility for their action. They are fun-able but be sure to guide them all the way!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

GUEST POST: Creative Ways to Store and Organize Your Cleaning Supplies by Edna Thomson



Are you sick and tired of the chaos that is your cleaning products? Do you hate the fact that every time you reach to grab one thing five more fall down? If you are fed up with always having to rearrange and organize the many cleaning products you have, but somehow always manage to make a mess, try some of these organizing and storing hacks.

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Sadly we always have a bunch of bottles of cleaning products in our home and we usually store them in a tiny and unused space, like the storage space under the kitchen or bathroom sink. But not only do they create a chaos but sometimes they leak and leave marks in your cabinets and make it hard to clean. 

One of the easiest things to do is get a couple of buckets and separate your cleaning products by room. For example, one bucket for your kitchen cleaning supplies, one for your bathroom cleaning supplies, and one for the other ones – an all purpose cleaners, polishers, air fresheners, etc. You can even put the said buckets into the rooms they belong to. Put your bucket with bathroom cleaning products on top of your bathroom sink, and they will always be easy to reach, you could even do a quick cleaning right after a shower.



Or if you are feeling a little more creative and have a little free time on your hands, you could built racks or shelves on the inside of the cabinet door and put smaller bottles sponges, rags on them. So that they are properly and orderly hanging on the door are saying from TenancyCleaners Greenwich.

Or if you have a bigger closet, you could use a hanging organizer. This way every bottle and rag will be in a different pocket and you will be able to see all of them, and pick one up without turning the other ones over and making even a bigger mess.

If you hate the fact that you have only one shelf in your laundry room and hate how it looks when your laundry detergents are showing, try putting a nice looking veil to hide them with. You could get a pegboard and use it to hang your cleaning tools, rags, gloves.

Get plastic containers, no matter if they are see through or not, you could use labels for the purpose. In them you can store your rags, sponges or gloves. Neatly folded into the containers, and the containers stored on top of each other to save some space. You could use  a metal rod to save space in your under the sink space as well. Put a metal rod in it and hang spray bottles by their spray nozzles, this too will save you some space.

There are many ways you can think of to store your cleaning supplies, even some crazy ones can be very efficient. Like storing toilet paper in a hanging shoe organizer! Feel free to try any of the above cleaning products storage hacks to organize your space.


Written by Miss Edna Thomson

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Guest Post: Six Old-school Money-saving Cleaning Tricks by Edna Thomson


Our grandmas surely knew how to save on cleaning supplies. They used old socks and shirts as cleaning rags and unusual pantry ingredients to get rid of grime, stains and grease. Here are some of the cleaning tricks they used to keep their homes spic-and-span.
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1. Remove water rings on wood using salt

When our grandparents couldn't clean water rings on their wood furniture, they didn't rush to the store to get this super effective chemically-based cleaner that “works wonders”. Instead they would make a paste of equal parts table salt and olive oil and apply it to the rings. This solution works well on any wood surface. You just have to apply it and let it sit for an hour. After that just wipe it clean with a clean cloth or a sponge. The rings will be gone.


2. Clean your shower head with vinegar

Add vinegar in a plastic bag and tie it around your shower head. Make sure that whole shower head is submerged in the solution. Let it rest overnight. Check it in the morning. The vinegar will have done its thing. Rinse off and that's it.


3. Use Tang for your toilet

In the past, people would use Lemon Kool Aid to disinfect their toilets. However, that being said, they didn't realize that they were doing more harm than good. The powdered drink mixes contain a number of flavors, which contribute to bacteria growth. Instead of getting rid of germs, Lemon Kool Aid might actually provide breeding conditions for more bacteria.

You might have also heard that some people use regular cola to wash away dirt and gunk from their toilet bowls. However, cola has sugar, which stimulates growth of bacteria. So, the tasty beverage isn't going to work for this particular job either.

What you can use is denture cleaning tablets used by companies like SW8 End Of Tenancy Clean. They have disinfecting properties and will work their magic on your toilet. Just drop a few tablets into the toilet and you are good. Another way to go is to use Tang, the orange-flavored drink. Just make sure to buy it at the lowest price you can find. Buy one of those soft drink mixes and sprinkle a little over your toilet bowl. Let it work for a few minutes. Brush well and flush.


4. Polish silver with toothpaste

If you don't have one of those polishing cloths for silver, don't sweat it. You can restore the shine to your silver jewelry with a little bit of fluoride toothpaste. Apply a dab of toothpaste on your items and rub well with your fingers. Keep rubbing until it becomes dark. Allow it to rest for a few minutes, then rinse off. Wipe dry. If the silver doesn't shine, repeat the procedure.


5. Polish stainless steel with mineral oil

If you want your stainless steel appliances to look their best, go for mineral oil. Here is what to do. First off, clean the appliances with your regular cleaning product and wipe dry. Then add a small amount of mineral oil or baby oil to a slightly damp rag and wipe down the appliances. Next, buff dry with another clean rag. The surface will be streak-free. Cool, isn't it?


6. Remove mold and mildew with cheap vodka or tea tree essential oil

Pour some inexpensive vodka in a clean spray bottle. Apply on the affected area and let it work for about half an hour. Go back to it and spray the affected area with vodka one more time. Rub vigorously the surface. Bye, bye, mildew!

Another successful formula for removing mold and mildew is using tea tree oil. Fill a spray bottle with water and add about two teaspoons of tea tree essential oil. Shake well. Spray over moldy areas and let sit for a good hour. Then go back to it with a brush in hand and rub.

Try these cool cleaning methods for a sparkling clean home and a healthy wallet.


Written by Miss Edna Thomson


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

GUEST POST: "How Does Homeschooling Impact the Physical and Social Growth of an Individual?" by Kelly Everson

Homeschooling is where an individual learns from home, rather than follow the traditional academic setting, where an individual attends school with other students. It offers parents a chance to have more control over their children’s education. As for the students, it offers a chance to learn in an environment that might be more conducive to their needs.


Social Development Implications

Thinking that homeschooled students lack in social skills is a false assumption that individuals sometimes make when they don’t understand home-schooling. When you homeschool a child, he isn’t exposed to peer pressure, drugs, bullying and other forms of violence that a traditional student may encounter. 

A child who interacts more with family members than peers, according to the Family Education website, is more confident and has higher levels of self-respect and self-worth. While a homeschooler may interact more with siblings than peers during the day, they may be exposed to social activities like after-school clubs, scouting groups, groups for homeschoolers or classes and clubs in the community.

The following are the social pros of homeschooling:

Emotional Freedom

Peer pressure, competition, boredom, and bullies are all part of a typical school day. This can be a particular problem for girls. Homeschooled kids can dress and act and think the way they want, without fear of ridicule or a need to "fit in." They live in the real world, where lives aren't dictated by adolescent trends and dangerous experimentation.

Closer Family Ties

Homeschooling plays a role in helping families find time to foster loving ties between all family members. Teens, especially, seem to benefit enormously from this interaction. More often than not the rebellious and destructive behavior often begins to diminish soon after homeschooling begins.

Freedom from the Hectic School Life

After the initial shock of leaving the school system has passed parents who home-school says they experience a real sense of freedom. With their lives no longer revolving around school hours, homework, and the school calendar, these families plan off-season vacations, visit parks and museums during the week, and live their lives according to what works for them. It really helps them in planning their lives as a family.

Better at Coping With Difficult Times

Life has surprises day in day out. Whether there's a new baby, an illness, a death in the family, or another obstacle or transition, home-schooling helps an individual cope during challenging periods. One is able to take time off from the school work and deal with the given changes the resume when done. After all they will miss nothing as they pick from where they left.

Better Leadership and Community Involvement

Kids who are homeschooled tend to be more actively involved in their communities than traditional students, according to KidsHealth.org. Reasons for this include receiving hands-on learning at places like museums and parks. According to the National Home Education Research Institute, adults who were home-schooled as children and/or teens are more likely to engage in community service projects, attend public meetings and vote than those who were traditionally schooled.

Independent Thinking and Higher Self-Esteem

Since homeschoolers aren’t exposed to peer pressure and teasing in a classroom setting, a student is more likely to think for himself and create his own ideals. Incidentally, during school, a student can focus more on learning than other things such as his clothes, fitting in or bullies. Family Education reports that homeschooled kids, especially girls in middle school, tend to have better self-esteem bas they aren’t exposed to the judgment of peers. When you homeschool a child, his life isn’t dictated by trends; it’s dictated by the values that you instill. This is because outside interference is at minimum.


Physical impacts of homeschooling on an individual include:

Less Busy Work

Homeschooled children can accomplish in a few hours what takes a typical classroom a week or more to cover. In a recent interview, John Taylor Gatto, New York City Teacher of the Year and a 26-year teaching veteran, said that in many classrooms less than one hour out of each school day is spent on "on task" learning. No wonder these kids have so much homework. With homeschooling, there is no homework and if there is it is so minimal.

Well-Rested Kids

More and more studies are illustrating that sleep is vital to the emotional and physical well-being of kids, especially teens and preteens. The effects of early morning classes can be devastating to many children, especially those who are not morning people. With homeschooling, the individual is able to schedule the learning time with the tutor well, which is done within the day and thus no need to incorporate way too early classes.


Conclusion

Homeschooling has more advantages than the traditional schooling system. Homeschooled kids do well on standardized tests, are welcome at colleges and universities, and as adults, have a reputation for being self-directed learners and reliable employees. As much as the traditional setting may seem better, there is basically not much difference between the two. You may try it out and see how well it works for you. 


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About the Author
Kelly Everson is an American author and having MA in English Literature. After spending time as a writer in some of Health Industries' best websites, she now works as an independent researcher and contributor for health news related website like Consumer Health Digest. In her spare time, she does research work regarding Beauty, skin care reviews  and Women Health, Fitness and overall health issues, which acts as a fuel to her passion of writing. When she is not researching or writing, you can find Kelly staying active, whether it be practicing yoga or taking swimming classes. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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