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Shopping For Figurines For Family and Friend

figurine-clipart-love-4Whether it is a birthday or holiday, there is always a reason to go shopping for your family and friends. Your search for the perfect gift starts right in your heart, and it ends with a beautiful figurine from the Willow Tree collection. These heartfelt figurines are perfect for celebrating special occasions. Here are several Willow Tree figurines to consider for your loved one. Willow Tree We Are Three Celebrate the gift of family by surprising your loved ones with the We Are Three figurine. It features a couple holding their newborn baby and creating their new family. This is the perfect gift for any couple who is celebrating the birth of their first child. Willow Tree Generations Are you looking for a gift for your parent or grandparent? You are sure to warm their heart with the Willow Tree Generations figurine. The figurine features three generations of life to celebrate the eternal love of your family. Willow Tree Father and Son Celebrate the men in your life with the Willow Tree Father and Son figurine. The figurine features a father kneeling down next to his son, and they have their arms wrapped around each other. It shows the unbreakable

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Quick & Easy Digestive System Model

imageAfter our study on lungs, we are moving on to our study of digestive system. My boys are starting to love science and they are looking forward to every experiment as well as  craft for this subject. Been on the look for digestive system DIY model, and I found the digestive-play dough model interesting. I don't have the luxury to buy a digestive system model so we opted for this fun & easy craft. My son was excited seeing the play dough on the desk and even more excited when he found out we're going to create digestive model with play dough. It was a quick activity but he definitely enjoyed it. Then I let him label the parts of digestive system. If your child likes play dough, then this might be a good activity to make your homeschooling fun and easy. Enjoy!  
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A Day Camp for Children

image from https://encountertrinity.com[caption id="attachment_5029" align="alignleft" width="300"] image from https://encountertrinity.com[/caption] Local children in the Tacoma, Washington, area that are between the age of 3 and 19 can attend a children's day camp Washington that is offered by the nonprofit The Rain Foundation, which is sponsored by the Courageous Women Ministries. The next Day Camp will be August 12, 2017. Two for 2017 have already been held in May and July, and they are regularly offered several times a year between May and September. The main mission is to connect able-bodied and disabled children with horses and further their lives with a little encouragement. The camp is wheelchair accessible, so disabled children are encouraged to attend and enjoy interacting with animals, doing arts and crafts, taking part in a wide range of activities, and having fun. Each day camp runs from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Five different stations teach about farm animals, and children have lunch on the patio with animals around them. There is also a DJ that plays the children’s favorite music. The day camps are free except for the cost for four preregistered horsemanship classes, if desired. Those are $20 per child for each class, and siblings are $15 a

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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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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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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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Choose an Environmentally Safe Mattress for Your Bed

 photo king-size-memory-foam-bed-mattress-twickenham-corner1_zpsdwrmhtun.jpgExperts recommend replacing a bed’s mattress occasionally to provide better back support. You may have had the same mattress for 15 years or longer because you have lived in the same home. Not only does a mattress begin to sag, but also, it collects dust, skin oils and dry skin flakes. In addition, your mattress may have contamination from parasites such as dust mites that ingest the dry skin on your mattress. Despite having mattress covers and changing your bedding frequently, your bed’s mattress might cause allergic reactions such as sinus congestion or itchy eyes. Many Mattresses Contain Dangerous Chemicals You might think that buying a new mattress will eliminate your allergy symptoms, but the wrong mattress can create additional health problems. The reason for these problems is that many companies are using dangerous chemicals to make mattresses. These chemicals will leach volatile gases into your bedroom, causing headaches and respiratory distress. Many of the chemicals used to make mattresses are also harmful for the earth’s environment. If you want to have the safest new sleeping surface, then it is imperative to find an eco-friendly mattress from a specialty store. Avoid Dangerous Chemicals When you decide to buy a new

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Do You Need to Have a Patch Made?

 photo Embroidered-felt-peace-sign-patch_zpsq45mqewm.jpg[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="250"] photo from http://wonderfuldiy.com/[/caption] Patches are used on a wide variety of clothing. You can find them on sports uniforms that are worn by athletes. You will also find patches on the work clothing worn by mechanics, plumbers and people in many other professions. You might find yourself in a situation where you need to have a patch specially designed. It is true that there are many companies that specialize in designing patches. However, you should not be fooled into thinking that the quality of the patches produced by all of these companies will be identical. That is simply not true. Here is what you need to look for when you are trying to find a company to make a patch for you. 1. Does the company produce patches that are woven? Woven patches are able to show a lot more intricate detail than standard embroidered patches. This has made the popularity of woven patches increase significantly over the past several years. Unfortunately, not all of the companies that produce patches use the embroidery method. This means you will need to do some research if you have your heart set on having your patch designed using embroidery.

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Picking the Right Contractor for Your Renovation

 photo renovate-old-home-300x231_zpsde99ridd.jpg[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="252"] photo credit:  http://interiohomedecors.com/[/caption]   A residential or commercial renovation is a big step. It can be costly if you're not careful, especially if you're not sure which contractor to use. As you search to find local contractors near you, keep the following tips in mind and you'll be on your way to a smooth, stress-free renovation experience.   Value and Impact for Your Investment You want a contractor who prides themselves on a focused and personal approach to working with clients, and one that puts excellent customer service as a top priority. Your contractor needs to know that your home or business reflects your taste and personality. They need to understand that changes made to your home or business are investment. They will not only affect the value of your property, but the work they do will make a lasting impression on your friends, family, and colleagues. Be sure to pick a contractor that you feel will work hard to do a great job and to delight you with high quality, beautifully rendered results. The contractor you choose will show off your unique style through effective and careful changes to the style and organization of your

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Nurturing Reading with Bookish

 photo 14444748_10153772096717026_6798501689192893273_o_zpsbi4dp84w.jpgMy growing up boys are cultivating an interest in reading. They are an emerging reader and they still loved being read to. They look forward to our bed time stories, that sometimes we read even past their bedtime.  They're also one happy fella whenever they receive books as a present. I guess, you won't be surprised to find out that they are growing a library in our tiny abode.  I remember when we moved here in UAE, we've got 1 medium box full of books. The little men wanted to bring all of the books, they can't just afford to leave them on the shelf back home. Well, I knew the feeling, as I hold on a tighter grip on my books as well, so I understood where they come from. But we managed to only bring their favorite books from Dr. Zues, Scholastics' Magic School Bus, and Thomas & Friends stories. I know, I am responsible in nurturing their interest in reading, and it's not going to be a breeze, I knew it. Nevertheless, we're making time teaching our boys reading. We made use of what was already available on our shelves, as we struggle to find affordable books. You know,

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Great Car Insurance in California

If you live in the area and are having trouble deciding which one of the auto insurance Downey CA companies you should use you should consider using samedayinsurance.com. Same Day Insurance has been providing their California customers with great car insurance rates for years. They work with everyone to help them get the appropriate level of coverage for their car and their lifestyle. Minimum Coverage As you probably know, it is illegal to drive your car while uninsured. There is a minimum level of coverage that every driver needs to be able to stay on the road legally. Same Day Auto Insurance can get any customer the liability coverage that they need. Liability is usually the minimum amount that most states require in order for a driver to be legally allowed to drive. This type of coverage will cover the other person's car and medical expenses in the event of an accident. Lowest Rates Same Day Insurance is also committed to getting its customers the absolute lowerst possible rates for auto insurance. This way drivers can stay on the road no matter what their montly budget for car insurance is. They are well-known to have the lowest car insurance rates

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How Medical Imaging May Help Ease Joint and Muscle Pain

 photo joint-pain_zpsv44qemcd.jpgAs one of the most common medical complaints in the United States, muscle and joint pain can seriously impact quality of life. Classified as musculoskeletal pain, this type of discomfort can affect any of the bones, joints, tendons, muscles or ligaments throughout your body. It's often difficult to diagnose with great accuracy since there can be multiple sources of pain, which is why image testing is often recommended. Finding Structural Issues If a sprain or fracture may be the source of your pain, an X-ray is usually recommended to determine if joints or bones in the affected area are damaged. Structural problems of the spine, for instance, that can be observed on an X-ray include misalignment issues with joints or individual vertebra and abnormal curvatures of the spine itself. The same is true with structural issues affecting knees, shoulders, wrists, and other bendable joints. Assessing Soft Tissue Damage X-rays can't produce detailed images of soft tissues. When some type of soft tissue damage may be causing your muscle or joint pain, your doctor will likely recommend a CT scan or MRI. These tests can produce more detailed images of tissues at varying densities to determine if there may be inflammation

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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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Things you should not do at the Dubai Metro

I was at the metro yesterday when suddenly  a lady from RTA came and check "nol" cards. While she was checking, she was talking to the lady on my front. I can't understand what they're talking since they were speaking Arabic, but the tone of their voice seems like they are arguing of something. Then, the RTA lady point to a sign printed on the wall of the train. It turned out that the lady passenger was chewing a gum while on board, which is prohibited. She was then apprehended and most likely would be fined. Everyday I use the metro, but I don't really know all the stuff that are prohibited inside the train except those that are printed on the walls. Do you know? So I did a research and thought of sharing it. Read on, to learn about the things you shouldn't do while on board theDubai. Operating or using any security or safety system such as the emergency exits unless it is essential to do so - Dhs 2000 Destroying, sabotaging or tampering with the systems, tools or seats of public transport modes - Dhs 500 Using of fake Nol Cards - Dhs 500 Sleeping in passenger shelters

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DIY Pen Holder

 photo 7C38B41D-155B-4FEB-888B-1F4472D1F83E_zpsxegib9vr.jpgSharing this DIY pen holder. Over the weekend, I was thinking of getting a new pen holder for my and the kids pens. As I was cleaning the kitchen and sorting stuffs to trash, I got hold of an empty small milk can of my boys. As I was about to dump it on the trash bin, I thought of recycling it, and make it a pen holder. This these I really need to be frugal, so such ideas are popping up on my mind. I carefully thought of how can I cover the prints of the can. This is how I did it. First, I cleaned the can. Then, covered it with white bond paper. I cut it to according to it's size. And then, I stick a self adhesive circle labels, making a red and blue polka dots design. And there, I got my easy peasy diy pen holder.
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