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Playtime Is Every Day At Doggie Day Care

credit to google image[caption id="attachment_5031" align="alignleft" width="300"] credit to google image[/caption] When you are running errands or working, it is important to leave your dog in good hands during the day. The best thing you can do is leave him at a reliable doggie day care in Michigan. Your dog needs to get his daily exercise and stay entertained, which is why the doggie daycare provides a morning and afternoon play session each day. Group Play Designed Just For Your Dog You do not have to worry about how your dog socializes because he is placed in the right playgroup. Every playgroup consists of dogs of the same size and activity levels, and the dogs in each group have the same interests. Grouping the dogs by size ensures they are safe during their play session. The dogs are grouped by interests and activity levels to keep them entertained. Outdoor Play For Dogs Your dog is sure to enjoy a play session in the outdoor exercise pen, which features soft K9 grass under their paws. The exercise pen is fenced in for their protection, and it is heated to keep them warm on cooler days. There is plenty of space for your dog to

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Easy Fraction Craft for Toddlers

IMG_4365_zpsjingidhaJust before our homeschool year ends, I was able to teach my preschooler about fraction. Something that I dread off teaching because I was bad at fraction back in grade school. But  and I am so grateful with the free online resources available these days, it makes teaching math fun & easy. I got this free pizza fraction craft from Jennifer Bates. The craft is intended to reinforce the fraction vocabulary of fourths and quarter. It's a five pages PDF file, perfect for your toddler's Math portfolio. The little one, enjoyed this fun & hands on activity, and I think he got the concept of fraction. I have compiled links below to free fraction activities that might help you and your toddler learn fraction. Pizza Fraction by Jeniffer Bates Flower Fraction by RaraDT Apple Fraction by teachwithme.com  DIY Montessori Fraction Material from http://livingmontessorinow.com Books about Fraction from http://www.kcedventures.com
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Where to Turn For Electrical Help

photo from cableorganizer.com[caption id="attachment_5021" align="alignleft" width="225"] photo from cableorganizer.com[/caption] The answer is a well-experienced licensed General Electrician that guarantees their workmanship for a period of years and stands ready to repair any problems free of charge if some should occur during that time. Their knowledgeable technicians are willing and able to make sure that the wiring in your home or business is properly connected and safe up to the code in your area and can also fix any problems that could possibly prove dangerous. The metal box with switches is your main panel that is the heart of your electrical system and the distribution point for all your building's electric circuits. As you continue to add circuits and electrical appliances, the demand on the power panel is increased. Depending on the age of the building and the amount of electricity used, it may become necessary for the power panel to be replaced or consider adding a sub-panel in order to keep up with the electrical demand. The main electrical panel is the central distribution point for the branch circuits, which are connected to the service panel by circuit breakers, which have the purpose of safety because they cut off electricity if there

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How To Make 2017 Your Healthiest Year Ever

 photo pics_1416294512Health_zpslxlchtlu.jpgIf you're like most people, you want to live in a healthy body. Yet while many people made New Years Resolutions to help realize this goal in 2017, most of these individuals fell off the health bandwagon by the end of January. Nevertheless, those who are serious about leading healthier lifestyles so they can enjoy life to the fullest should know that they can. To make 2017 your healthiest year ever, start implementing the simple strategies outlined for you below: 1. Focus On Dental Hygiene. One great way to attain greater health is by focusing on dental hygiene. This approach works because it empowers you to ward off the accumulation of bacteria in your teeth, thereby reducing your susceptibility to various unwanted diseases of the mouth. Note that one aspect of your dental hygiene plan should be attaining professional cleaning services from a trained dentist. If you're looking for a dentist Brooklyn NY residents can trust, the professionals of Park Slope Dentistry can assist you. 2. Optimize Your Diet. In addition to placing primacy on dental hygiene, make sure that you focus on optimizing your diet. This step will help ensure that your body attains all of the vitamins, minerals,

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Homeschool |Second Year Completion

18402926_10154404627812026_736801845856113727_nMy boys are usually excited for their quarterly portfolio review. But last week’s review was extraordinary for them and of course for me and my husband as well. Why? Because they're moving up to another level. They beamed as they both realized they'll  be Grade 2 and Kinder 2 the next school year, while I and my husband are jumping for joy as we accomplished our second year of homeschooling. Homeschooling is a challenging task. And this year, was even more challenging for us because it was this year that we started to homeschool our youngest son. We started the school year not knowing if homeschooling two kids will work for our family, while my husband and I works full time. Also, being in UAE, where homeschooling is not a platform yet, escalated the challenge. The greater the challenge, the more glory it is when you overcome it. It is indeed a glorious moment for us seeing the kids thrive in the homeschool setup. We maybe too far to the finish line, but running the race for  years for 2 years now, feels like going home with the crown. Thank you God! Congratulations Boys! I'm excited to learn along side with you

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4 Strategies for Choosing an Online School

The number of students enrolling in online classes is on the rise. One study revealed that the percentage of students learning online has risen since 2014, with some students taking one hundred percent of their coursework over the internet. With the choice of online schools increasing, comparing available degrees, tuition, and class schedules can be daunting. However, if you are ready to choose an online school, there are a few strategies you can use to find the one that best suits your educational and financial needs. 1.     Consider Your Priorities Before you start looking at online schools, it may help if you sit down and make a list of your educational priorities first. Knowing exactly what you hope to accomplish with your education and how you plan to reach those goals can help you narrow down your many choices. For example, if you want to earn a degree in as little time as possible, consider schools that offer fast- track courses or that allow you to count work experience as class credit. If the cost of tuition is a major issue, consider an online not-for-profit college and how this kind of institution differs from a for-profit university. No matter which

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Organic Farm in the Desert | Greenheart Organic Farm

 photo E9BD334B-5CBE-487D-BE29-92C661DD958D_zpsrnsg5lna.jpgHave you ever thought how organic crops are grown in a sandy landscape, under high temperature for almost the whole year? It remained a mystery to me, until I got a chance to visit an organic farm in the middle of the desert. Thanks to Homeschool Global for organizing the field trip to Greenheart Organic Farm. Along with the students, I get to enjoy the trip. I guess my husband and I has benefited from this trip more than our boys. It was very informative and has raised an awareness on how these delicious and nutritious crops are grown. It grows our desire to go for a healthier diet for our family. Organic is arguably the nutritious and cleanest food we can feed our family. Before this trip, I don’t have any idea how the organic thing works in UAE. And it amazes me, that in the heart of the desert, there are grow houses, impressive cooling system and water reservation system that grows and produces clean and healthy food. At greenheart, they grow their produce from heirloom seeds, they even produce their own manure and compost. The result is an authentic organic fruit & vegetable. It was refreshing seeing those greens.

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Finalizing Your Plans to Improve Your House’s Beauty and Function

 photo Fotolia_37140993_L_zpsychv3juy.jpg[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="161"] photo from http://geraldlight.com[/caption] After weeks or months of dreaming, discussing, and budgeting, you are now finally ready to start the remodeling of your home. The only details that are between you and a house that is even more beautiful and function are what contractors to hire and what projects to which to give the green light. You can finalize plans for both of these details by going online to check out the latest in home renovation contractors and get inspiration for both interior and exterior project. Everything that you need to finish off your plans may be available to you on the website today. Vetting Contractors Even if you are on the most modest of budgets, you still want professional contractors who can give you the highest level of service. You do not want to trade quality for low costs. You can find contractors who can get the work done to your satisfaction at a price that fits in your budget by using the website's listing of area home remodeling businesses. This listing gives you all of the contact details you need to decide what contractors to take bids from and which ones to overlook. When

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Things to Consider When Planning for a Babymoon

 photo couple-1192004_960_720_zpskxpdjzlh.jpg[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="226"] photo from https://pixabay.com[/caption] First time parents want to experience babymoon. Babymoon is known as the couple’s last getaway together, before their little one pops up. A babymoon can sound really nice, like a honeymoon; however, there are things that couples have to be mindful of when you and your partner decide to have one. Location – is the place near a hospital? Does it require too much walking or stairs? These two are important things to consider when having a babymoon. Not that something bad might happen, but just in case there is an unforeseen emergency, make sure your getaway place is near a hospital. Budget – having a newborn can be expensive. Make sure you don’t overspend during your babymoon.  After all, you’re just there to be able to relax. You don’t need to go somewhere grand. Go to what your budget allows you to afford. Trimester – since you are pregnant, you can’t just go out and have a babymoon. Most experts agree that the best time to travel is when you’re in your 2nd trimester. It is because a woman may not be able to enjoy the getaway when she’s in her third

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Celebrate That Special Occasion With Butter Cookies

 photo butter-cookies_zpssxddutxc.jpgBirthdays, holidays and milestones are all great reasons to order butter cookies and other baked goods. A special occasion deserves only the best cookies in town. If you are wondering where to buy butter cookies Chicago IL, look no further than the Jarosch Bakery. You can find the Jarosch Bakery at 35 Arlington Heights Road. It is the number one place to buy handmade butter cookies in Chicago. The best part is the bakery ships to cities throughout the United States. If you live outside the area, you will not regret ordering your baked goods from this bakery. The bakery offers 25 varieties of butter cookies, from cookies topped with sprinkles to cookies sandwiched with raspberry. Every cookie is baked and decorated by hand to ensure you are ordering a delicious batch every time. The selection includes the Raspberry Sandwich, Pecan Crescent, Cherry Star, Brownie and Yellow Finger with Chocolate Sprinkles. You can order your assortment in a gift box or on a serving tray. Jarosch Bakery also serves custom cookies to fit a specific event. You can choose the design and shape of your cookies to create a dessert tray or party favors. The staff adds a logo or

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Promote your Brand through Custom Stickers.

 photo IMG_3066_zpseei3jtqb.jpgBusiness owners who want to promote their products or services can utilize custom stickers that are made. Stickers are an effective way of advertising and allowing your logo to circulate in the local area when you want to grow as a business. To increase your success as a company, there are a few ways to promote your brand with the use of custom stickers. Include the Sticker with Each Purchase You can include one of your stickers in each box that comes with the product that you sell to ensure that the customer can add it to a mirror in their home or a guitar. Stickers that you include with purchases will make it easy to advertise through your customers and allow them to show their support for what the goods that you sell. You can also add a sticker in each bag that you give to your customers when purchases are made. Advertise on Vehicles Distribute waterproof stickers to your employees to stick on their vehicles, which will make for an effective way of advertising the business. Hundreds of different vehicles will see the sticker on the road each day, which will allow locals to begin to recognize the

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Middle East Homeschool Conference 2017

 photo img_0840_zpsi1xtv9lt.jpgGreat news for those considering homeschooling in UAE and ofcourse those who are currently homeschooling in the country. The very first Homeschool Conference in Dubai or should I say Middle East, is happening this 4th of March. Inspiring speaker and veteran homeschoolers like Edric & Joy Mendoza will surely inspire and motivate us in Homeschooling our children. I am looking forward to this event and hope to meet more homeschooling families. If you are interested, visit homeschool.ea for more info and click here to purchase your ticket.
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Making Some Extra Cash for the Household

 photo 55727CE2-FE92-4A8C-BABB-9F819F6AFE0A_zpstz8qfn3z.jpgWhether you're a stay-at-home mom or retiree, making some extra money for the household is a tempting challenge. These funds can be dedicated to a future vacation or college tuition. Consider your personal talents, and carve out some time to perform these tasks in order to make extra money. Sell it Online Your garage or storage facility might be overflowing with items that are of no use to you now. Try to sell them online so that you can free up money and space. Take photos, create captions and post the items on a selling website. Be open to negotiations so that the items move on to other owners. Online sales allow you to spread the selling out over many days and weeks compared to a traditional yard sale. Consider Your Mineral Rights Many homeowners have acres of land that are undeveloped outside of their main homes. Maintaining this land is costly and time consuming. You might try to sell mineral rights Texas as a way to generate more income. The land might be sold for a certain price so that businesses can remove the minerals as necessary. Because you no longer own the land, there's no need to spend

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It’s A Homeschool Portfolio

imageNearly 3 weeks left and my children will have their portfolio review for the 3rd quarter. Our homeschooled kids are required to submit and present their portfolio quarterly. Are you wondering what portfolio I’m talking about? Well, in homeschooling, a portfolio is basically a collection of the student’s work or projects,  showcasing what they have learned through out the school year. It is one of the tools in evaluating homeschool student’s growth at the same time a proof that your child is really schooling. I have to emphasize this, coz I remember being asked by a friend for a proof that my children are doing school at home. Perhaps the reason that you're reading this post is you're searching for ideas on how to create your child's portfolio. I remember creating our first portfolio 2 years ago, I did a lot of research for me to finally come up with one. And I really have to commend those homeschool-mom blogs who shares their knowledge on this thing. There are a lot of them actually. That's where the thought of writing this post popped up. So allow me to share some suggestions on what to include in your children's portfolio. Cover

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Quick Guide on Decluttering your Home

 photo cartoon-messy-room-w-boxes_zpshhit6d7p.jpgIf you’re like most people, you have a whole host of possessions that are meaningful and important to you. Over time though, the amount of things that you have in your home can go from reasonable to pretty ridiculous. Many people even find that some parts of their home are so cluttered that they’re embarrassed about entertaining guests in them. While private spaces may be off limits to guests, everybody knows that clutter can take a toll on you eventually, even if you’re not worried about what people think. Clearing some of the clutter in your home isn’t as difficult as you might think though. Keep reading to learn more about how you can get your beautiful home back. Whether you’ve got 800 square feet or 8,000 square feet, the process is pretty much the same. Start with the Easy Stuff When you’re trying to clear clutter in your home, the best thing you can do is to start by getting rid of the stuff you know is just junk. Try donating this stuff, putting it in the trash or giving it to friends and family who may be able to use it. When going through the process, move items

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