Getting Trained on the Newest Technology for Your Company

You may be aware of all of the technological inventions out there on the market today. You may want to use some of these innovations in your own company and in your company's computer systems, but hesitate because you are not the most proficient when it comes to utilizing software and programs like those available now. Rather than let such a technological opportunity pass you by, you may take advantage of these inventions by allowing someone else to train you on how to use them properly. Discovering the Array of Programs and Software on the Market You may not have been aware of the programs and software available to you on the market today. Although you may have a general idea from reading trade literature or talking with your peers in the business world, you might want to know more about each option like Sage 100 support and other programs in-depth. When you go to the website, you can use the links at the top of the site to find out each option's name and what it can do for you and your business. The links provide details that let you know for what general purpose each program or software

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Finding Healthcare Providers Using Online Resources

Ensuring the health of you and your unborn baby requires that you secure the services of a qualified obstetrician and gynecologist. When you wonder what providers in your area are currently taking patients and can offer the level of service you want and need, you can go online to the medical facility's website to search for a provider like a midwife, primary care doctor, or OBGYN in Northwest Houston and elsewhere in the metro area. The website is set up to be easy to use and accessible at all times. You can start your provider search at any time during your early pregnancy. Drop Down Menus and More When you first visit the website, you may notice two drop down menus near the top of the page. The menus include the name of providers in the center and also the specialties available for patients. If you know you want an obstetrician and a gynecologist, you can use the drop down menu for the specialties and select the OBGYN option. This menu will then narrow the search so that you can search for doctors who practice in that specialty. If you know the name of the doctor you would like to

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Homeschooling Support Group

 photo IMG_58901_zps54snbsgb.jpgI become a member of a homeschool group even before we dive into this journey. In that group, although it was virtual, I saw how homeschooling parents, especially the veterans, unselfishly shares their experience in homeschooling. That small act serves as an encouragement to newbie homeschoolers like me. They were willing to help even if it cost them time and money sometimes. I remember a mom who organizes a storytelling event for the little one for free. And a homeschooling mom in US who took an errand to buy homeschool materials for few homeschool moms in the Philippines, and generously accommodated it into their luggage to transport it to the Philippines. (Some parents chose to buy materials from US and it would be a lot of savings if they know someone who can bring it to Philippines instead of hiring the service of shipping companies.) Small acts of kindness yet, it blesses people. That, I think, is one definition of a support group. When I attended the Homeschool 101 in TMA, they have also emphasized the importance of having a support group or what they call a coop. So, when we arrived here in UAE, along with our adjustment, I

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How to Grab Cartoon Soundtracks and Create Ringtones for Kids

Some of the cartoon soundtracks that you come across in movies may really entertain your kids – so why not save them as a ringtone? Think about how fun it would be if you could have the theme song from your children’s favorite cartoon play when your phone rings? Or maybe even an anthem from the latest Disney feature? The good news is that you can quite easily grab cartoon soundtracks and create ringtones. Essentially all you need to do is extract the audio track from the movie in question, and then save it in a format that your phone is able to play (normally MP3). That may sound complicated at first, but with Movavi Video Converter you can accomplish both tasks without even breaking a sweat. Extract Audio from Cartoons If you want to extract the audio from movies is really very easy with Movavi Video Converter, just follow these steps: Load the movie into Movavi Video Converter by clicking ‘Add Media Files’ and selecting it, or ‘Add DVD’ if it is from a DVD. Open up the ‘Convert to’ list and find the audio format that you want to use for your ringtone. Move the markers under the

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What’s on your Name?

 photo 23a8904a-6f07-4311-85b7-045cb3874c53_zpsomn70drj.jpgI have been contemplating writing about this topic years ago, but it didn't happen until today, as we are touching nouns on language arts subject. One of the goals is to let the student understand what name is. I printed their names, and have them colored it. But before they do, I let them know the meaning of their names. When I conceived to our eldest son, picking out a good name was not easy. I was like, it should sound good, distinctive and most of all meaningful. Baby's name is significant. It's not only a huge part of their being but, will also help shape how they'll perceive themselves and how others will think about them. So before picking out your baby's name, think of it carefully, make sure you and your spouse will do a research before you decide. My husband and I thought of giving our children a name whose meaning will impact their lives. Our eldest name is Zoe Yechekiel. Zoe was taken from his dad's name, which means life. Yechekiel is from the hebrew name Yechezqel, which means God strengthens. So his name will translate to "A life that God strengthens." Zian on the other hand has a

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Rediscovering Myself through Homeschooling

 photo homeschool_cartoon_zps5oxycpbn.jpgWe hit the year end and we survived our first year of homeschooling. Throughout our first year of homeschooling, I get to know myself more and grateful that I can do things I thought I am not capable of doing. So allow me to share it with you. Through homeschooling, I discover that: I can teach. I just feel accomplished after having completed our first year in homeschooling. I remember being asked by a friend if it is possible to educate my children even if I am not a teacher. The answer is Yes, we can educate our children without even having a teaching degree. I learned that commitment and perseverance are more important than a teaching degree. Likewise, trusting & believing that God will walk me thru this journey has fueled my determination. Just a little info, for those who are considering homeschooling, please know that homeschooling in the Philippines is legal and protected by article 14, Section 1(2) of the Philippine constitution, stating that the government should establish and maintain a system of free public education in the elementary and high school levels without limiting the natural right of parents to rear their children. Feeling Artist. When my father

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Dubai Miracle Garden | Getting there by Public Transport

 photo IMG_5799_zpsjizoezol.jpgIt was almost year end and the kids haven't gone for a field trip yet. Oh, by the way, we plan our own field trips being a homeschooler. We're just starting out here in UAE so I have yet to research for places to discover where we can instill the value of learning to our kids, which I actually haven't done up to this time. So we just decided to visit Dubai Miracle Garden, as it gets free advertisement on social media. It seems that most of my FB friends are visiting this enticing place. So we brought the kids. We took the public transport to save money, and it was still convenient contrary to what I expected. And so I was compelled to write this guide on commuting to Miracle Garden. We started our trip by hopping on the Metro going to Mall of the Emirates station. Once you get off the metro, go to the bus terminal in front of Mall of the Emirates then get on bus 105 to Dubai Miracle Garden. We went there on a Saturday and by the time we rode the bus, it was around 2:30 PM. The bus was not crowded, there were

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When a Kindergarten Asks About Salvation

 photo 3e60c647-eee2-4ce3-a8e9-8da9104c6ae3_zps0ayilkx2.jpgWe were studying the story of Hanna, and we started with a memory verse from Hebrews 5:9, it says, the Lord gives eternal salvation to those who obey Him. I wasn’t even done reading the verse, a question has already been raised by Zoe. I was actually reluctant answering as I may not be able to explain it appropriately to his understanding. But this not so little boy was persistent and was asking more questions. My mind wasn’t that quick, and I’m ashamed to say, that I even forgot to ask the Holy Spirit to help me answer the questions, instead I quickly pick my phone and googled. What is eternal? Was his first question. While trying to pick the right words, dear husband uncertainly answered “life after death” then I, followed by telling him it’s never ending, it’s like forever. He was staring at me and was attentive, I guess he was getting what I was saying. As we go through the memory verse, comes another question. Salvation! What is salvation mommy? Again, my mind was like, how? How am I going to  explain salvation to a 5 year old? I wasn’t trained to evangelized kids, especially a 5

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The Filipino Homeschoolers in UAE

 photo hsfb_zps0sgp5lqq.jpgSo, we are in UAE and we are homeschooling our kids. If you are like me, who wants to be part of a homeschool groups / coop, check out the Filipino Homeschoolers in UAE. It's a small group of filipino homeschoolers based in UAE, who aims to encourage and inspire homeschooling parents as they chose to educate their kids the heartway. Having homeschool support group is big help especially to first time homeschoolers like us. Whether you are currently homeschooling or considering homeschooling, you are most welcome to join the group. Visit their FB Page.

Road Trip to Jabel Al Jais Mountain

 photo IMG_5482_zpseviybraj.jpgLast week, we had a chance to visit Jabel Al Jais Mountain in Ras Alkhaima with our Dgroup. Originally, we wanted to climb the rocky mountain for the rumored snow presence in the area. There was a trending picture on social media showing the snowy Jabel Al Jais Mountain. Prior to that road trip, I googled about the matter as I wanted to see more pictures just to contain my excitement. You know, to see snow is probably a common dream for people who lives in the tropics. So, googling, I then found out that the picture that was trending was an old photo, taken 7 years ago. So I was a bit skeptic of going, but I found myself with hubby and the kids at the highest peak of UAE on Friday morning. True enough, there was no snow, but the rocky mountain formation was stunning, such a breath taking view. It was around 9 degree early morning but we were geared up for that. Embarking to this road trip will last for almost 3 hours drive from Dubai on an excellent & impressive road up the mountain. So if you are a road trip enthusiast, you'll surely be

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Introduction to Odd and Even Numbers

 photo 2cfa9e53-7bde-4f96-9e35-aed5bf943402_zpszv0nqchv.jpgI employed the Montessori approach of teaching my preschoolers odd and even numbers. I’ve used what’s available in the box, our diy number cards from our teen board and counters which I have purchased before for 4 dirhams. Before teaching odd & even numbers a child should know at least numbers 1-10. This is how we did it. I asked them to set up the number cards and place the corresponding counters. When all the counters were laid out, I point to single counter, which is numeral 1 and point out its and “odd”. Then I point to the numeral 2 which has a pair of counters and say this is “even”. Continue the process to 10. Help the child understand that “even” is pair while “odd” is not. Then ask them to show you which is odd or even. This is an easy and concrete way of teaching them this lesson. If you need more infos, google the lesson and you will find bunch of tutorials on how to present this to children.

Few Things to Consider when Buying a Property

Buying a property is a huge decision on your part. After all, you will be spending a considerable amount of money on this type of purchase. In fact, buying a home is usually the most significant purchase that a person makes in his or her life. Therefore, a great deal of thought should go into it. This is definitely not a decision that you want to make in haste. There are many things that you need to consider when you are making a purchase of this magnitude. Here are a few things to do when buying real estate. 1. Think about the location Location is one of the most critical factors in the world of real estate. Many people who make their living in this industry would say that it is the most important factor. You need to do some research regarding the surrounding area that a house is located in if you are very serious about buying it. For example, you should find out the quality of the local school system if you have children. What type of supermarkets and malls are available in the area? What is the local crime rate? Basically, you need to ask yourself if

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The State of Matter – Kindergarten

 photo IMG_51061_zpss5dmws3x.jpgI introduced the State of Matter to my children last month. Yes, this is quite a late post. Anyway, let me share to you today how our lesson went. We started our lesson with a chant. “matter, matter, solid, liquid, gas. matter, matter, solid, liquid, gas. matter, matter, they are everywhere!”. Reciting the chant made it easy for them to remember the three state of matter. Then we talked about the state of matter. I placed an example in a zip lock bag and have them examined it. I got this idea from Little Miss Hood's Adventures in Kindergarten. The boys were excited seeing liquid with different colors in the zip lock bag. They savor the minutes of scrutinizing the samples. And then experimenting how matters changes its state while reciting the chant again and again. I think the boys had fun experimenting with matter.  

A Bobbing to Blissful Year

 photo 23e3064a-d8a0-4e51-9f14-ea80be77815b_zpsitrd6scm.jpgI looked at the calendar today, and saw that there is only 1 more day left for the year 2015. I’ve got an opportunity to write today, so I thought of sharing how the year 2015 went our way. Well, there are happy and sad events in our family this year. Let me begin with the happy ones. Late last year, my husband was transferred into a new work place. So, we started our 2015, with a desire of moving the whole family to his workplace. This has always been our desire for the last 3 years of being separated due to work. This year, our eldest son Zoe, had a remarkable milestone. Late March, he finished Nursery in a traditional school, ranking third for the whole nursery level. I was happy and proud with the little boys' achievement. But, it was also in this month, we seriously thought and consider homeschooling our children as a preparation for our big move. It was April, when we officially enrolled Zoe in a Homeschool provider. And as we get closer to our desire of moving, anxiety found me. And as I try to think positive and avoid worrying, I got hit by a total sadness.

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Ms. Philippines is Ms. Universe 2015

 photo 122115-celebs_PUSH_zpsdwqbixze.jpgFilipino nitezens took a break from the hyped-up debate on which presidential candidate should we vote this coming 2016 election, after Ms. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach grab the crown at the recently concluded Ms. Universe Pageant 2015. The dramatic crowning of Ms. Philippines as Ms. Universe 2015 took place in Las Vegas on December 21, 2015. The host, Steven, mistakenly announced Miss Columbia as the winner. Later on, he took control of the stage and announced public apology. Responsible as he was, he admitted he made a horrible mistake, but insisted that the cards (he was holding) bears the true winner. He then proclaimed Ms. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, The Miss Universe 2015. Wow! Yey! I’m happy! But felt sorry for Miss Columbia as I watched the crown slips away from her. Finally Ms. Universe after 42 years. Confidently beautiful Pia, you made the Filipino people proud. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cfoSREXeaM[/embed]