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Cheap Summer Fun for Your Kids - Aurelia Williams

This summer our teenager is attending a variety of day camps and volunteer opportunites. He also attends the local Boys and Girls Teen Club and our church youth group activites. It's great to keep him busy but we definitely weren't in a position to break the bank. Read Aurelia Williams article to read about some inexpensive summer fun for you and your kids.

Entertaining your children when school is out for the summer can become quite expensive, especially if you enroll them in pricey summer camps for a large portion of the time. However, many parents feel that the alternative is to have their children sulking on the couch while moaning about how bored they are, especially if friends are all attending camps. Actually, there are plenty of ways to have cheap summer fun with your kids. Why not try a few of these budget friendly ideas?

Your local YMCA is a family oriented place with plenty of great activities. Your children can go swimming, take a variety of classes and even atten…

Quick George Foreman Grill Recipes by Mrs. Blessed

One of these days I will purchase a George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine. But, do you notice that it's on most wedding registry lists? How about including one of these recipes with the grill? It definitely personalizes the gift.

The George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine is one of my favorite kitchen appliances. I received the small one as a gift and have been using and enjoying it since day one. Maybe one day I’ll acquire the family size one since my family has now grown to 5 members. But the great news is that the grill cooks so fast that it isn’t really a hassle to just grill a few items at a time.

Here are a few quick foods that I prepare quite often on my George Foreman grill. Measurements and cooking times aren’t exact. But you’ll get the point.

Chicken Quesadillas
Cooked chicken fajita meat
Shredded cheese
Tortillas

I use leg quarters to make the fajita meat. I buy a GV (Great Value) fajita seasoning packet (they’re 3 for $1 at Wal-Mart) and prepare the meat according…

Tipping for Travel Services

You're at the airport, the sky cap helps you with your 2 huge bags and you're wondering how much to tip? For average service, $1 to $2 a bag. If the service was exceptional, $5 to $20.

Real Simple website clears it up for us by covering the various travel services and appropriate tipping. Now, you can enjoy your vacation and not worry about under or over tipping.

Have a safe and relaxing trip!

Total Customer Service Training.com - Psychology of Anger

Visit Myra's Customer Service Tips website to read, "Psychology of Anger". For some of us, this may be a refresher or an opportunity to learn something new.

For example, did you know that recognizing and diffusing a customer's anger can result in a lower payout for the company? Not to mention, a much more pleased customer.

I like to print out her articles for reference. Let's face it, if you're in customer service and/or sales you'll be dealing with angry customers. It's much easier when you're prepared.

Listen to WAHM Talk Radio This Week - June 26

Nell, Telecommuting Answer Lady, gives summer vacation tips for keeping your babies, kids and teens busy. You'll even hear her mention me by name and my suggestions for parents of teens.

Click here to listen to this week's show.

Continue to have a fun and safe summer!

5 Great Reasons to Hire a Telecommuter - Nell Taliercio

Would you like to present reasons to your employer reasons for you to start telecommuting? Please read Nell Taliercio's article.

How would you like to hire someone that is more motivated and more qualified to do the work and costs you less than your average employee? No, I am not talking about hiring someone illegally. You can accomplish this simply by employing a telecommuter. Let’s take a look at 5 very good reasons, why it makes sense for you to consider telecommuting from an employer’s perspective.

1) Less Overhead
How much is all this office space, furniture, computer equipment along with your IT department to maintain them, utility bills etc. costing you? Telecommuters do not require any of the above, which will cut your overhead cost tremendously. Telecommuters use their own office, their own equipment from computers to paperclips; use their own power, phone and Internet connection. If their computer acts up, it’s up to them to get it up and running again.

2) Less Benefits To …

Stopping Someone From Becoming a Bridezilla

Have you been watching "Bridezilla" on WE Entertainment Channel? It's on at 10pm ET/PT, on Sundays. Watching the behavior of the brides, is enough to make you not want the big wedding or just head to the justice of the peace, to avoid all the stress, crisis and possible violence. Sometimes, a bride comes along that you just wonder...why is this guy marrying this woman?

On one episode, watching mean 'Marsha' has really made me understand why there are so many divorces. If 'Archie' marries this woman he might as well keep his bags packed and placed at the front door.

Visit WE Entertainment Channel for more information, such as message board, games and showtimes. Oh, and don't forget to read "You May Kiss the Blog". It's based on an animated bride, named Kate. Perhaps reading it can help you to avoid becoming a Bridezilla!