So, after all of those years of hard work, you have accepted into East Carolina University. First, congratulations! It isn’t easy to be a Pirate and if you were accepted, it means you have a lot to offer. Making that move to your own place, preferably in a place off campus, is going to be a bit tough. Finding apartments near ECU (East Carolina University) isn’t going to be the tough part. The tough part comes in with the actual move. However, there are plenty of professionals to help you out.
Packing boxes is something that no one likes to do. Thankfully, there are plenty of companies out there that are willing to do the packing for you. These professionals can come in to a home and have everything professionally and safely packed within hours. The downside to this is that when they are packing, they are packing. They expect that you have already sifted through your belongings to discard the unwanted items or garbage. So, if you go this route, make sure that you go through your stuff before the pack. Otherwise, you may end up just transferring junk from one place to another.
Some people prefer to pack their own items and that is understandable! Once you have everything packed, though, you will likely want to get it to your new place in one trip. There are movers that are around to help you out. They will have big trucks and big guys to carry all of your belongings, furniture included. This is what they do for a living and they are great at it, so you can rest assured that your belongings will be safe during the move.
Nobody likes moving. It really is one of those things that people only deal with when they absolutely have to. Hiring professionals can take some of the pain out of the move and let you focus on the important things. With the stress of the move out of the way, you can start thinking about where to put your new textbooks and the perfect place to study.
Now that your child is a bona fide cheerleader, there are going to be plenty of things that you will need to do as a parent to make sure that they are at the top of their game. One of those things that you will have to do is send your child to cheer camp. Cheer camp is a vital part of making sure that your child is as prepared as they can be when the next season starts as well as giving them a leg up on the competition. When you send your child out there, you want to make sure you send them with all of the tools to succeed.
Style Is Everything
As you can probably imagine, cheerleading camp is going to be full of plenty of people, all wanting to be the best looking person at the camp as well as the best cheerleader. When your child is going to camp, you don’t want to send them off with clothing suited for a fashion show, however. Rather, you simply want to make sure that the clothes that they have and the accessories that go with them are stylish enough to make a good impression. Some girls enjoy a bit of flash so they wear a rhinestone cheer bow to make a splash. Others may choose certain jewelry to make that impression. Whatever you choose, it should be stylish.
For a child, finding the perfect balance between individuality and acceptance can be tough. Not every child in San Antonio is going to be accepting of every other child. No matter how stylish your child is or how well they do at their sport, there will always be those who try to knock them down a bit. While the adults at the cheer camp will do their best to make sure to avoid any sort of negative confrontation between the children, they may not always be successful. Before your child heads to camp, make sure that they know there will be these negative people and do what you can to teach them to avoid this bit of trouble.
For a child heading to cheer camp, there are plenty of uncertainties, especially on their first trip. As a parent, it’s your job to try to sooth this worry. Cheer bows won’t solve everything but at least your child will know just how fashionable they will look at camp.
Not all nonprofit organizations revolve around feeding the needy. There are organizations that benefit education, the planet, the planet’s atmosphere, animals, the arts and more. But helping a fellow human being with a single, solitary meal… How hard is that really folks? Have you really, really looked around San Antonio lately? There is someone out there that needs your help.
I Know, I Know… Everyone Wants Your Money
Here’s the deal folks… You don’t have to give money in order to help to feed the needy. What are you planning on doing this weekend? Going to a baseball game, playing tennis, watching that movie you’ve been waiting to see, possibly just sitting in the yard and getting a tan? Would it kill you to drive to the nearest soup kitchen and spoon up a couple of ladle fulls of soup onto the plate of someone that maybe hasn’t eaten in a couple of days? Is that really too much to ask? Okay, so you don’t want to schlep on downtown and park in a bad part of the city. You don’t have a lot of money to donate so that’s out. I know... on your way home from work today what would happen if you stopped at the dollar store and picked up a couple of cans or boxes of food and threw them in the barrel at the checkout counter? No dollar store in your area? Pick up the cheapest canned or boxed foods you possibly can and throw those in the barrel at the checkout of your favorite grocery store instead. Just 2 or 3 is fine.
When ‘Non Profit’ Is A Way Of Life
An individual named Yank Barry is known for his well known rendition of “Louie Louie” back in the good old days between 1968 in 1970. So what’s he up to these days? Nothing much, just getting nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize! Say what?? How did that happen? Take a gander at this: Mr. Barry has been the recipient of the 2011 GLA philanthropist of the year award, social services’ Gusi peace prize, the Red Cross’s humanitarian award, India’s humanitarian service award and the Juarez Mexico hands of love award. Not only that but international and national as well as humanitarian awards numbering no less than 20. Working with the likes of is Evander Holyfield, Muhammad Ali, Manny Pacquiáo (is it me or are you sensing a trend here) he has joined the ranks of world renowned philanthropists.
What have you done today to help your fellow man?
Good old San Antone. Tourists love it, but San Antonio has a community that gives its residents a sense of belonging. The community feels more connected than big cities like New York, Chicago or San Francisco. And, even with the economic downturn that most of America is experiencing, San Antonio is somehow still managing to offer economic opportunities, to its residents. See that? You’ve already got a couple of good reasons for that new home of yours to be located in San Antonio.
Keeping San Antonio Clean
Some neighborhoods in San Antonio have started a pilot program for organic recycling. And though in many establishments, smoking is frowned upon, you can still do your part to keep the air clean and become healthier. You can do that by enjoying an electronic cigarette, whenever you feel a craving. Going green is something that many of America’s cities are already involved in and although San Antonio could improve upon their efforts, they are at least getting off on the right foot. They could probably stand a little bit of improvement, where public transportation is concerned, as well, but with all San Antonio has going for it one should not be overly concerned. In fact according to Mark Twain, San Antonio is one of the four most unique cities in the United States of America, comparable to San Francisco, New Orleans and Boston. In keeping with economics, San Antonio is a beginning entrepreneur’s dream come true.
San Antonio: It’s the Place to Be
If you are a wine connoisseur you probably won’t be as surprised as others when you hear that some truly unique wineries can be found in Texas Hill Country. So successful is the growing of grapes in this warm climate, that over 200 wineries now decorate the countryside. What’s a party without something to drink? You’ve got your wine now where’s the party? Mardi Gras is probably one of the biggest and most well-known parties in not just New Orleans, but all of America. But, San Antonio isn’t backing down. Starting back as far as 1891, San Antonio has celebrated its Fiesta Week. This is in fact one of the economic booms to the area, generating over $280 million for the area.
If you have a family, you would be well served by beginning your new home in San Antonio. With fine wine and the incredible culinary treats that this area has to offer, there is a little something for everyone. A city park, museums, a zoo and amusement park are just some of the family oriented attractions that this city has to offer. Good old San Antone - what’s not to love?
If you have recently had a childbirth experience, your road to recovery may be longer than you anticipated. The best thing to do is to remain patient and follow the recovery plan that your doctor has prescribed. After a vaginal delivery, it is not uncommon to experience vaginal soreness, especially of a tear was suffered during childbirth. Your doctor may not prescribe any medication unless the pain is severe. Instead, you may be instructed to soothe the area with warm water during urination or apply a “sanitary napkin, Witch Hazel compress” to the area. Other postpartum medical problems are more serious and require more aggressive treatment.
Visiting Your Doctor
Your healthcare provider will probably schedule a visit about two weeks after you give birth. You will most likely have another appointment about six weeks later. However if you have health issues in between those visits you should not hesitate to contact your doctor. The body undergoes a lot of stress during childbirth, your organs actually shift somewhat during pregnancy and afterwards they should return to their normal position. Your doctor will ask you several questions about things like your bowel movements and urination. These questions are meant to give your doctor important information, about your recovery. You should answer these questions truthfully, even if they seem embarrassing.
Infections After Childbirth
Infections can be a problem postpartum, too. Endometriosis is the most common infection after delivery and women who have C-sections run a higher risk. Additionally, urinary infections are also sometimes a problem. Endometriosis is usually evident due to a foul smelling discharge; pain in the abdomen area is also often a symptom. Many times a urinary tract infection (UTI) goes unrecognized, until many weeks after delivery. UTI’s are not always easily recognizable and because of that, it may go untreated for some time. If pain or difficulty is experienced during urination, you frequently have the urge to urinate, or if the urine is red in color or extremely cloudy, that can be a sign of a UTI. You will need antibiotics to treat both Endometriosis and a UTI. It is important to follow your doctor’s advice and complete the full regimen of antibiotics, even when you start to feel better. Otherwise, you run the risk of the infection returning.
Your postpartum recovery may seem difficult at times, but following your doctor’s advice will make the process go smoother and help you make a full recovery while enjoying your new little bundle of joy.
The heat in San Antonio is enough to take your breath away. But, take it easy on that air-conditioning bill, because you’re going to want to save your money, for a true break from all that heat. What on earth am I talking about? I’m so very glad you asked. Consider this: a crisp, refreshing vacation on any one of the many available Alaska fishing trips. Talk about invigorating, the heat will be the furthest thing from your mind as you travel by old school planes and cars to more Alaska specific modes of transportation such as ferries, jet boats, helicopters, dog sleds and float planes.
Fish and Other Alaskan Wildlife
If you are an outdoor lover and a lover of wildlife in general, there is more to Alaska than just being the source of cold, icy fresh Alaskan salmon, snow crabs and Alaskan crab in the way of not only wildlife but culinary delicacies. If you can unfreeze your eyeballs, while dog sledding along the frozen tundra, you should not be surprised to take in such sites as whales (Orca), mountain goats, bald eagles, polar bears, black bears, brown bears and even a moose or two. And, while we’re on the topic of getting away from the heat in San Antonio, don’t forget to find a place to shop for the appropriate clothing and gear that you may need, in order to fully appreciate, yet survive the Alaskan elements. Many of the vacations in Alaska can be booked with a guide. This guide will be all knowing, when it comes to gear, equipment, clothing, transportation and anything else you might need on your planned excursion. There are also excursions that will helicopter you to your location and 'see you in a few days'. That’s it. You’re on your own.
How Can You Save Money For Your Trip?
One of the best ways to save money in an environment where heat is a factor is to have the most high efficiency appliances working in your favor. Not only will these energy-efficient machines be kinder to the environment around us they will lower your utilities bill, thereby helping you in your endeavor to save for that refreshingly chilly Alaskan vacation. Additionally, you should make sure that your windows are sealed tightly when closed. A little bit of caulking on the outside might be the answer. But, if you are still noticing a draft you're losing all that nice air-conditioned air to the outdoor elements. Consider window replacement as an option. This will pay for itself eventually, though you may have to postpone your Alaskan vacation, until next season. All in all however, you’ll be glad you replaced those drafty old energy robbing windows.
Whether it’s for rest and relaxation or an invigorating wildlife escapade, Alaska should definitely be considered as a chance to beat the heat, in good old San Anton.
No matter where you live it’s not going to be hard to find a party, that centers itself around this year’s Twin Spires horse racing. At some time before the party however, you’re going to want to make sure that you find a way to check Kentucky Derby odds and figure out which horse or horses your money’s going to be on.
Log Onto KentuckyDerbyEvent.com
This is one option for finding out the odds and all things Kentucky Derby related. Not only will you be able to find out what’s going on at the Derby, but you should be able to find some pretty intricate background on some of the horses. It would be a good idea in fact to have your laptop open and this website already pulled up, so that anyone at the party can look up everything they need. Hopefully, you’ve got all your Kentucky Derby party favors. The party stores are jam packed full of them at this time of year,, but you better hurry because they sell out fast. Of course, if you miss out on the party store supplies, you can always make your own with red, white and black as your main colors. Don’t forget the mint julep recipe, which can also be found online.
Everybody with an IPhone
Tell all your guests with an iPhone or smartphone that there is a free app that everyone should quickly download, so that they can keep up with all the last-minute changes, as they happen. That app for those interested is horseracesnow.com. Why is this Such a big deal for fans of horse racing? I’m so glad you asked. One of the reasons that this is an amazing app is that it not only lets you know what’s going on as far as the races are concerned, but the jockeys, trainers, horses themselves, and the race tracks. Whether you knew it or not these things factor into whether or not your horse stands a chance of winning the race.
There are those horse racing aficionados that are so concerned about these things, that they will place their bets based solely on who’s riding a specific horse, who trained it, who owns it and what conditions the track is in.
What kind of a question is that? Who on earth is going to induce labor on Halloween, just say oh I had my baby on Halloween. Okay maybe there are couple people out there but… I guess if worst came to worst you could always take the primo opportunity of Halloween to scare that baby right out of somebody.
Now You’ve Gone and Done It
Great, so you went ahead and had that baby on Halloween. What kind of a costume are you going to subject a newborn to? Is it even healthy to stick a newborn into a Halloween costume? Of course you could cover it with red Jell-O and when people ask ‘what that it supposed to be’ you could simply say well duh, it’s a newborn… Ick. I’m not sure that you’re even going to take a newborn out into the world, particularly around Halloween. What could you possibly be thinking? But I digress. Maybe you had that baby a week or two in advance so dressing it up in something and parading it around seems like a good idea. All you have to do is go online and Google Halloween costumes for babies and there you go. Tons and tons of baby Halloween costumes.
Is It a Bird, Is It a Plane, Is It the Family Pet?
If you really want to get creative you could design baby Halloween Costumes that mimic people that try to dress their pets up in costumes, ordinarily reserved for humans. Don’t get all bent out of shape, it’s not all that degrading for the baby. The pets on the other hand… Consider dressing your baby up as a cat, a dog, bird, or some other domesticated animal that we insist on treating as children rather than pets. Take it easy pet lovers, I’m as guilty of it as you are. This is just a little bit of a different spin on things is all. Of course you can go for the cute factor, which is probably what most people are tempted to do with a baby.
Hold the cards and letters, because tastefulness has never been one of my finer qualities but… you can always dress your baby up, and yourselves, as zombies. You know, one of the walking dead. I told you, it may not be in the best of taste, but it’s fun. Loosen up a little man, it’s Halloween.
Do you prepare event invitations as either a hobby or a career? Have you ever been in the middle of a big print job only to realize halfway through that you are low on ink? This can be truly annoying, especially if you are working on a big project that must be completed in a short amount of time or if you have to travel a long way to the nearest retailer that carries ink printer cartridges. If you are getting ready to print some invitations for your next big event, you want to make sure you are completely prepared, before beginning.
Since you make various invitations, you are likely very aware of just how much ink you will need for a certain number. At the very least, you have a general idea of how long a cartridge lasts. Before starting any project, think about the amount of ink you may need, for the entire project. Most modern printers will have a display, that can tell you just how much ink you have left. Check this before hitting the print button, just to make sure you have enough ink to get through. If you are the type of person that doesn’t remember to do this on a regular basis, you should stock up for those emergency situations.
The only true way to stay ahead of the game is to make sure you have plenty of ink cartridges on hand just in case. Unfortunately, cartridges can be expensive, so stocking up may have never even crossed your mind. Rather, you probably wait until you see a good coupon, before you even think about buying a spare, just like the rest of us. This has become habit for us and so many people aren’t even aware of the fact that they can save their used cartridges to be refilled, at many locations! Reusing your old cartridges is not only eco-friendly, it is much less expensive than buying a new cartridge, giving you the opportunity to keep a few on hand, at all times.
If you have a deadline you are trying to hit, you need everything to go your way, in order to succeed with your time contraints. If you have to run out in the middle of the job, it can set you behind and depending on whether you are doing it for fun or as a job, it could make you appear disorganized or unprofessional. Be prepared for any invitation related emergency or any printing emergency, especially when it comes to your ink, and soon enough ievery project will be a success. Being prepared is a useful habit to get into and will gurantee you peace of mind.
If you are an educator or were at one point, you may be considering home schooling your child. This is a decision that will likely affect the rest of your child’s life, so it should not be made lightly. Rather, careful thought and consideration must be made, before committing to the task of home schooling your child. Have you considered some of the major advantages versus the disadvantages?
Advantages of Home Schooling
One of the main reasons that parents make the move to home schooling is the fact that you can teach your child what you want, when you want. You have the power to set your child’s schedule. For instance, if you notice your child’s language skills are better once he’s been awake for a bit, you can create a language arts lesson plan for whatever time you feel will be most beneficial for your child. Since your lesson plans will be at your hands and you know your child, you can find specific ways to make learning fun and exciting. Not to mention, one on one time with your child will help him academically, as well as building an intimate bond with him.
Disadvantages of Home Schooling
On the other side of that coin, home schooling does mean that you are with your child pretty much all day every day. While this can be wonderful, it can also be a bit tiring, when you don’t have any time for yourself. Also, since you will be the only person your child will be interacting with, home schooling can limit your child’s ability to interact socially with peers. This in itself can lead to many problems later in life, both professionally and personally. Finally, you will have to show even more patience than that of a parent – you will have to learn the patience of a teacher, which can be pretty trying at times.
Home schooling and sending your child to school both have their own advantages and disadvantages and it is up to you to research your decision. Remember that this decision doesn’t just effect your child’s immediate future. Rather, this decision will follow him for the rest of his life. Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Yes, having the chance to take a vacation at any time of the year is great, but is it worth limiting your child’s interaction with other children? But, then again, the vacation can be incorporated into the home school curriculum and used as a learning experience.