May 18th, 2013
It seems like everyone I talked to has a different opinion on
when they would be eligible for Social Security. Some younger
folks said that they couldn't retire until they were at least
70. A lot of older folks believe that they can't start drawing
their Social Security until they reach 65. They are all
I'm not going to get into whether or not Social Security will
survive the next few years. There are too many factors that
could save it or destroy it, and most of them live ...Read the rest of this entry »
May 16th, 2013
Basic guide to choosing toys for babies
A baby's only activities until the age of two months are
sleeping and eating. He is not interested in anything else.
After two months, the baby starts being more curious about the
world around him. At first, he just watches the activity in the
room. At the age of 4-5 months, he is already moving his arms
and legs with a lot of energy.
At this point, as a parent you should stimulate the baby to
continue this rhythm. The best way to do this is through ...Read the rest of this entry »
May 13th, 2013
Have you ever wondered why toys for babies tend to have so many
bells, whistles and lights? Or why they have so many different
textures, and materials and colors? It's almost as if we want to
provide young babies with a whole world of stimulation and we
can't quite get it to them fast enough.
Play gyms or activity gyms as they are sometimes called tend to
be a firm favorite with babies from newborn up to about 12
months. These play gyms and activity nests mostly come in the
form of comfortable, ...Read the rest of this entry »
May 10th, 2013
b>Breastfeeding Your Baby..
Everyone tells you that breastfeeding is best - but why?
- It contains all the nutrients baby will need.
- Breast milk contains antibodies which help baby to fight
- It is more digestible, so baby is less
likely to suffer from diarrhoea or other stomach upsets.
Breastfeeding is good for mum too.
- It burns off
about 500 calories a day by using your body's fat which was put
on to help you breastfeed.
- Breastfeeding triggers the
retraction of the womb.
It's ...Read the rest of this entry »
May 7th, 2013
Interviewing is an important skill for the life storywriter, no
matter what the size of your family memory project. You will
want to do plenty of it as you build the research you need to
write your family stories. How will you begin?
1. Establish Trust with Simple Questions
You want to establish trust and empathy with your interview
subject, so small talk at the beginning of an interview is not
necessarily a waste of time. You may want to ask a few simple
questions, such as date and place ...Read the rest of this entry »