Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Back To School Help

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It's back to school again!

Why did the fun times past so fast?
Just when you are getting used to the long holiday, it's time to reshuffle the routine. This is the time when budgets get tight and stress level rise.

How about some help in the following areas:
  • Establishing Fall Routines
  • Super Quick Breakfast Recipes
  • Ideas on how to Lower the Grocery Budget
  • Recipes to Stock the Freezer for Busy Sports Nights
  • Something Besides PB&J to Throw in the Lunch Box
  • Tips on Increasing your Energy as a Mom
  • A Year’s Worth of Snack Ideas
  • A Printable to Tame Technology Time?

Back To School Bundle

Check out this Back to School Resource Bundle featuring 12 resources to help you ease into the Back to School mayhem as a family. You can find it here: AUTHENTIC MOM'S BACK TO SCHOOL BUNDLE

All this for a low price of $10 for 12 resources.
Bad news! This is only available at that price until Aug. 25th 2015.

So quick! Don't let all this help pass you by. Get those stress levels down.

*In the spirit of full disclosure some of the links in this email may be affiliate links, which means I may receive compensation from some of the entities listed here for referrals.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Violin Starter Set For Kids

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Perfect for beginners, this Violin Starter Set contains everything your child needs to play the violin.

What’s more, it includes a great teacher, the award-winning eMedia My Violin interactive Win/Mac CD-ROM. Available in three sizes so kids as young as 5 can learn to play!

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Here's what Kole, age 11, has to say about the Violin Starter Set for Kids.

Kole has a point - what is the difference between a fiddle and a violin?
Do you know??
Leave your answer in the comments!!

Here's more ideas on how you can incorporate music to your lessons:
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Saturday, June 20, 2015

How To Help Your Obese Child?

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If your child is obese, I can understand your worry. Obesity has been linked to many health problems and deadly diseases. If your child is obese, he or she runs an increased risk of developing:
  • Type II diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease or stroke
  • Cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gout
  • High blood pressure

Everyone is different, and that includes children. With 2 identical looking kids, one may be obese and the other may be healthy. There are many genetic and body frame factors to consider. But basically, obesity is defined as a condition where someone is "grossly fat or overweight" depending on their Body Mass Index (BMI).

This book is worth your investment. It has valuable information that will help you to combat childhood obesity. It has methods and guidelines that are effective if implemented.

What is BMI?

To understand whether your child is obese, you need to determine her BMI score. BMI calculation does not measure body fat directly, but rather uses global averages to see where your child ranks against her peers that are the same age, height and weight.

Body mass index is defined as a measurement of normal weight, overweight and obesity using comparative height and weight charts.

How Can I Measure My Child's BMI to Determine If He Is Obese?

Search for the term "Childhood BMI Calculator" on the Internet. There are literally thousands of free online body mass index calculators which produce an instant score. Simply input the birth date and year, gender, height and weight of your child. Some of these calculators may also ask for the height of your child's genetic parents.

Without parental height considered, a 10 year old girl that measures 4 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 70 pounds is considered in the 48th BMI percentile. That means that she is heavier than 48% of girls her age and height, a healthy measurement.

What BMI Percentile is Healthy, Overweight and Obese?

A child that scores between 0 and 5 or 10 on the BMI percentile chart for kids is considered underweight. Between 5 or 10 and 80 or 85 is considered a healthy weight. A score of 80 to 90 or 95 is considered overweight, and any score over 90 is a sign of a marginally or definitely obese child. Do not forget, these are just averages. If you are concerned your child is obese or overweight, schedule an appointment with your doctor or health professional.


Click the image below for a video that features GMA parenting contributor and author Ann Pleshette Murphy with some good advice to help parents prevent obesity in children.

What Do You Do If Your Child Is Obese?

Obesity can be hereditary, to some extent. If you and your spouse are obese, your kids have a higher tendency to be so as well. However, health professionals, fitness experts and doctors agree that your diet and level of physical activity are what ultimately decide how much you weigh and how fit you are.

So get your child eating lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Keep them active, exercising at least 2.5 hours per week. Make sure they drink lots of water and get plenty of rest. These simple steps can reverse obesity, delivering the self-esteem and health that every child deserves.

If you have concerns about your child's health, this book will open your eyes to how diet can change things for the better. Written in a way that is not only easy to understand but enjoyable. Many parents have found it to be a wonderful resource. It is not just about food and nutrition. It will help to improve health and also heal the mind and body of your child.

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Digital Scrapbook Time

5:40 PM

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A few months back I purchased a coupon for a photobook. Well, it is expiring sooooon.
Oh no! I hardly started my scrapbook pages.
Anyway, I got some done last week. I have 40 pages to fill. I'm only like on page 8. Yikes!

Anyway, here's what I've accomplished so far with MyMemories Suite... which is the scrapbook program I'm using. You'll see some blank spaces and that's where my journaling is suppose to be. My coupon is with Photobook and so I import the pages I did on MyMemories Suite onto the Photobook program.

This photobook is for the year 2011. Yeah, I know, I'm 4 years late. That's why I'm glad I kept a family journal because there is no way I can remember what happened back then. I'm also glad for Facebook updates. I just go back to see what I wrote that year.

Our kids grow up quickly. This is one way to keep those precious memories. Record down those funny conversations, quirky behaviors, everyday moments and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.


Use this special code of mine to get $10 when you buy MyMemories Suite scrapbook software PLUS $10 store credit: STMMMS86598

-The MyMemories Version 6 requires a 64 bit computer.
-You can still purchase the MyMemories Version 5 is still available for 32 bit computers.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

How To Keep Your Mommy Blog Fresh With Content

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If you're a mommy blogger, I would suggest you monetize your blog so you can earn a little side income from it. However, to keep your blog fresh with content can be challenging.


Well, here's a service that will solve your problem...


This is what you get every month when you sign up:
  • 5 Monthly Articles – Original high-quality content that moms are searching for online every day. Everything from parenting issues, child growth and relationships to education, home, garden and holidays
  • 5 Monthly Email Messages - Start a new segmented list or expand an existing mailing list each month.
  • 1 Monthly 5 Page Report – Expand it, chop it up and brand it with your business name and product promotions.
  • 5 Monthly Pre-Written Tweets / Social Media Updates – Use them to share your great content. Just copy, paste and add your links.
  • Monthly Supporting Content – Bonus items to help further support the monthly topic.
  • Suggested Mom-Related Affiliate Programs – Know what products to recommend to your readers. Sign up as an affiliate with these products and make money when a sale is made.
As you can see, most of the work is already done for you. You just need to publish the content. You don't have to edit the content but most people do a bit of tweaking to suit their style.

Allprivatelabelcontent has been offering this mom/family PLR membership for many years. BUT recently they've made it better.


This is how you make blogging easier.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Exclusive NoQ Book Discount for My Readers

1:24 PM

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I was quite excited when I received an email from a representative of NoQ store.
NoQ Store is the e-commerce arm of Times Publishing, one of the most reputable names in printing, publishing, distribution and retail in the Asia Pacific.

They generously offered me a S$30 (approximately RM 75) coupon to shop at their store. In return, I'm writing this review for them.

They were also generous enough to offer a 15% discount exclusively for you, my blog readers. 


Valid from 11 August - 31 December 2014

My kids (especially my eldest daughter) were very excited. My daughter is always moaning "I have no more books to read". She is a true bookworm and tears through a book in a day, if not within hours. She knew exactly what book she wanted: To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. My second son was clamoring for Beast Quest books. Unfortunately, there were not that many Beast Quest books but he did find 2 that he hadn't read yet. For the younger kids, I was happy to see a good choice of Berenstain Bears books. All my kids loved that series. I settled on the one titled "Computer Trouble". How appropriate and just what I need for my kids.

Well, I was happy to learn that shipping is free. However, this perk is only for those residing in West Malaysia.For East Malaysian customers, shipping is free with minimum spend of RM 120.

Ordering the books was no hassle. The difficult part was trying to limit the number of books to fit my budget. Hahahah.

The books took 13 days to arrive. It was a little longer than we wished for but I believe some of the books had to be sourced, hence the delay. No matter, the kids were thrilled. My daughter is almost finished with her book and gives it a thumbs up. I'm sure she'll ask me to read it.

Well, thanks NoQ for the chance to try out your store. It looks like they offer good deals quite often. Just today I received a notification that there's a special discount for Malaysians in honor of Merdeka Day. Malaysian customers get 20% off on their orders but this treat is for ONE DAY ONLY - 30 August 2014. Use code MALND2014 at checkout.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Big Discounts and Savings on Homeschool Curriculum: Build a Bundle Sale

3:07 PM

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Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale - Up to 92% Off!

If you want to save BIG on homeschool curriculum, this is your chance. The Build a Bundle Sale is FINALLY HERE!
It only lasts for 1 week, so you have to be quick.

There are homeschool curriculum from toddlers to high school. There's even some stuff for you, mom.

Just see how much money you can save.

Tot & Preschool Bundle - 83% Off
K-3rd Grade Bundle - 79% Off
4th-6th Grade Bundle - 82% Off
Middle School - 84% Off
High School - 82% Off
Charlotte Mason Bundle - 87% Off
Mom Bundle - 92% Off

The more you buy, the more you save.

Buy More & Save More at the Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale - Up to 92% Off!

Not only have they slashed the prices down, the have plenty of bonuses to throw your way too.

So don't wait any longer, get your homeschool materials for the whole school year. You really don't want to miss this. Go there now!

Click here to Shop the Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale when it starts!
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