Keep an Eye on Big Kids

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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

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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!

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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.