Keep an Eye on Big Kids


May 18, 2011

Children experience rapid development, both physically and mentally, as they enter their school years. It's up to you to instill smart decision-making.

  • Use a booster seat for children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their car seat. Many big kids aren't big enough to do without a booster seat. This should be used until the "adult-size" vehicle lap-and-shoulder seat belt fits properly-typically when children have reached 4 feet 9 inches n height and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
  • Keep them safe from burns when they're serving themselves. Do not allow them to use a microwave or stove at this age because of the risk of fires and serious burns.

Pour Judgment


May 13, 2011

It's OK-even healthy-to have a drink a day, but make sure it's just one. When we asked a group of wine fans to pour themselves a glass of red or white as they would at home, most of them did pretty well (five ounces) when using a small (10-ounce and 12-ounce) glasses. But when testers were given a 28-ounce glass, nearly half of them over-poured by an average of two ounces. That's 40 percent more alcohol than a standard drink-a difference that tacks on 50 calories and can chip away at the one-a-day health payoffs. To get a just-right visual marker, fill a measuring cup with five ounces of water and pour it into your stemware. That's as far as you should go the next time you uncork-and keep that line in mind when you're sipping at a restaurant, where overly generous pours seem to have become the norm.

Being Lazy!


May 04, 2011

I'm glad I felt so much better today. I did household chores and got a chance to change the template of my other blog. I'm really getting lazy to post my blog. Hopefully, in the next few days I will spend more time on the computer. It's been awhile that I didn't get any tasks for my other blogs. I know my all of my blogs are still unranked but before I used to get 2 or more per week.