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Showing posts from April 23, 2006

Mother's Day Gift - Country Bunny Bath & Body

This gift set celebrates Mom's special day. It's also a great buy for Pearberry lovers! This set includes 9 oz Pearberry Spritzer, 9oz Pearberry Shower Gel, Pearberry Lotion Bar, Pearberry Wave Soap and a Pink Scrunchie in a free wire bathtub shaped basket (valued at $10) for $37.75 plus shipping and handling and your local state tax.

Visit my website to place an order. We accept Visa and MasterCard. And orders are shipped UPS or FedEx.

Rona's Movie Rental Pick for April - 'King Kong'

I actually thought it was slow moving the first 30 minutes. The action, pace and diaologue started getting more interesting when they entered the fog. My husband and son really loved the special effects. I loved the love story and even shedded a few tears at the end. I've seen Andrien Brody in better movies. Jack Black definitely showed that he can play a dramatic role. I definitely wouldn't have sat through this one at the theater. It's a great rainy day rental.
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Flamboyant, foolhardy documentary filmmaker, Carl Denham, sails off to remote Skull Island to film his latest epic with leading lady, Ann Darrow. Native warriors kidnap Ann to use as a sacrifice as they summon "Kong" with the local witch doctor. But instead of devouring Ann, Kong saves her. Kong is eventually taken back to New York where he searches high and low for Ann, eventually winding up at the top of the Empire State Building, facing off against a fleet of World Wa…

San Diego Health Symposium for Women

The San Diego Health Symposium for Women is a full day of information, education and pampering for women, on Saturday, May 13, from 7:30 am to 4 pm. Celebrate mind, body and spirit. Enjoy speakers, exhibits, free health screenings and interactive activities. Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Missett is the morning keynote speaker at this event.

General admission is $70 at the San Diego Convention Center. Visit Sharp HealthCare website for more details.

7 Good Reasons to Get Your Child Involved in Sports by Stacie Mahoe

Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle

Making exercise a part of your child’s life teaches your child the importance of fitness. This, along with proper nutrition, plays a vital role in maintaining health. Children need physical activity every day and participation in sports helps fill this need. With today’s wealth of video games and increasing computer literacy, daily physical activity is often times forgotten. Getting your child involved with sports helps them make exercise a part of their lifestyle and increases their chance of a being a healthier adult.

Promote Self Esteem

When a child realizes that they are getting better and better at their sport, they can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment. Choosing a sport your child can grow and improve in gives your child an opportunity to build self-esteem. Together, with positive reinforcement from you their parent, they will gain confidence and have a more positive view of themselves.

Learn Goal Setting

I’m sure you’ll agree goal setting and…

Today is Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

When my husband was working in hotel security, four years ago, he took our son to a 'Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day'. The kids received their own ID's, a tour of the hotel, lunch and then an opportunity to shadow their parents. Our teenage son still talks about his experience with dad, at work, fondly.

Today is Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Whether you work at home or outside, this will allow your child to see what mom or dad does, the value of education and work skills.

Since I work at home, as a Virtual Customer Service Rep, our son does see what's involved in my job. He even gives me feedback from time to time. (and many times he's right)

Visit the official website for more details, activities, games and ice breakers, for next year. This event occurs every fourth Thursday of April.

April 26 is Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day was set aside to recognize secretaries and clerical staff, such as receptionists, paralegals, customer service representatives, etc. It is celebrated on the last week of April.

When I worked in the brick and mortar call centers, we would receive free lunch or a small gift. Now that I work for myself, as a Virtual Customer Service Rep, I purchase myself a bouquet of flowers.

Stop by Wikepedia website for more details on this special day.

Happy Tenth Anniversary! Thank You for the Tin

Okay, he didn't get me a piece of tin but did you know that's what the gift idea is for tenth year wedding anniversary? Modern gift idea would be diamond jewelry. Heh, I like that one.

Visit Marriage site for a list of traditional and modern wedding anniversary gift ideas.

Oh, before I forget my gift is a white gold wedding band. I love it honey!

Irrate Customer - Take the Computer Mode

Seventy percent of the people on the receiving end of aggressive and unreasonable behavior report feeling confused, frightened, can't think of anything to say, or can't think quick enough on their feet to respond. Twenty percent report the exact opposite reaction and they scream and get furious. Whether you're thrown off base and can't productively respond or you're furiously angry, you are out of commission.

This response from you - not knowing what to say or losing your temper -- is what the difficult customer wants because it allows them to get what they want. This week you will get one more fantastic response you can use with ballistic customers---a response that put YOU in control!

Go into Computer Mode To use Computer Mode you take on the formalities of a computer. You speak generally, without emotion, and you don't take the bait your angry or difficult customer is throwing you. Your words, tone, and attitude are completely impersonal and neutral - (Think…

Five Ways to Market Using Email by Jill Hart

There are many ways to market a home-based business. But one of the simplest ways is to use an every day business tool - email. By using these five easy tips you'll see how easily your business can grow without much effort on your part.

1. Use a Professional Signature - This is an important tip to use on every email that you send. Even your friends may not always remember your website address or business phone number and will quickly look to an old e-mail to look it up.

When preparing an email signature it's important to include Your Name, Company Name, and your Physical Address or Website Address. You may also include your phone number. Below is a sample Email signature:

Jill Hart
Christian Work at Home Moms

The signature is simple, easy to read and includes a link directly to my website. It is very important to include the http:// before the website address because many email programs will not link the text to your website without this (it will app…

Mom Writer's Talk Radio Show - April 21

Paula and Alana interview Kristie Tamsevicius, author of 'I Love My Life: A Mom's Guide to Working from Home'. Kristie talks about her reason for choosing to stay home, her writing, speaking and consultanting business.

Stop by Kristie T. website for information on how to build your business online.

Visit Mom Writer's Talk Radio to listen to this week's show. You can also download it to your MP3 player. Enjoy!

Books that We're Reading - Big Business in America

Currently, we've finished reading and learning about the growth of big business, in the United States, in our American History book. Our son wanted to know more about these powerful men. I decided to include the following books, from my public library.

'The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy' by Charles R. Morris

'The Many Lives of Andrew Carnegie' by Milton Meltzer

Check your public library's card catalog for books, DVD's and videos to expand on your student's learning experience.