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Baby & Toddler Sleep help

April 30, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

Most mothers would agree that one of the hardest tasks during the first three years of a baby’s/toddler’s life is getting him to sleep well and to sleep through the night.

Most of us have been there. Waking up cranky, exhausted and barely able to think straight?  Does any of this sound familiar?

Well I have recently added 2 articles to Real Life Solutions that can help your little one get more rest.  And we all know tht will make for a happier little one and a happier mom (smile).

How to get your baby to sleep through the Night: http://www.reallifesolutions.net/family/help-baby-sleep.html

How to get your toddler to sleep through the night: http://www.reallifesolutions.net/family/toddler-sleep.html

Here’s to more restful evenings!

Take Care,
Aurelia Williams
P.S. Want more sleep tips for your child?  Grab them here
http://www.reallifesolutions.net/sleepsecrets.HTML
 

A Show about Keeping our Kids Healthy

April 30, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home 1 Comment →

A new Parenting My Teen show is up and ready for you to tune into. You can listen by visiting http://www.parentingmyteen.com and clicking on the ‘Listen Now’ Button.

Our guest on this show is Marguerite Wright, a Certified Herbalist and Health Consultant.  Monique  joins us to talk about how we can keep our teens healthy using the benefits of natural health alternatives.  She shares some healthy remedies for weight gain, weight loss, acne and other heath concerns that many of our teens face.

She shares some really great information on how to keep our teens healthy and she also gives us access to her College Herbal Rejuvenation Packet. 

You don’t want to miss this very informative segment.  You can tune in at http://www.parentingmyteen.com and let your teen listen in as well!

School’s Out Seminar Helps Parents Plan The Perfect Teen Summer

April 28, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Healthy Living, Organization, Parenting, Teenagers, Working From Home No Comments →

Contact: Aurelia Williams
Company: Parenting My Teen
Address: P.O. Box 5, Brentwood, MD  20722
Phone:  202-744-2676
Email: aurelia@parentingmyteen.com
U R L: www.parentingmyteen.com
 
Washington, D.C. – Aurelia Williams of the Parenting My Teen resource site and Internet Talk Show will be hosting an online seminar titled “School’s Out! Plan For The Perfect Teen Summer” on May 16th and 17th. This seminar will feature expert speakers providing information and insight on topics such as education, money, and staying out of trouble.

Ms. Williams has not only founded www.parentingmyteen.com, she is also a life coach and part-time work at home mom, who is raising four children, ages 7 – 21. She understands how hard it is to keep teens occupied during the summer.

If you are a parent of a teen, you know that it is too easy for teens to become bored during their summer break, how easy it is for them to get in to trouble, or spend too many hours watching television or playing video games. This seminar will teach parents how to use the summer break to get their children prepared for the next school year, find a job or even start a business, and avoid peer pressure.

Participants of the School’s Out Seminar will not only receive access to the conferences, they will also receive a 10 week Summer Action Guide and an 11-page report that discusses “summer brain drain”. This is the phenomenon that describes the loss of learning that can occur in students over the summer months. The report discusses ways that parents can prevent summer learning loss.

In addition, participants will also receive the opportunity to ask questions through internet microphone or conference room chat; plus, they will receive recordings of the conferences to play back and access time and time again.

Registration is only $19.95 and can be purchased through http://www.parentingmyteen.com/schools_out.html.

Flat Stomach Workout

April 28, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Healthy Living, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home 4 Comments →

Flat Stomach Workout
Workout Tips for a Flat Stomach

 Do you want a flat stomach? Of course, most everyone does.

Americans spend millions of dollars each and every year in the quest for a flat stomach. Right now there are about 200 or more ab exercise devices out there all claiming to give you that coveted flat stomach.

There’s the ab roller, ab do-it, the ab rock-it, the ab dolly, and many more exercise machines being sold.
You would think that with all of these amazing products being hawked that most people would be walking around with a nice, lean mid-section. But unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Most, if not all of these products will provide little help as you try to flatten your stomach. That’s because these exercise contraptions simply can’t remove the layer of fat that lies on top of your abs. 
 

Read more—–>>   here

Positive Ways To Deal With Anger

April 27, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

“This is making me a headache!”

That lovely line above came out of my now 7yo’s mouth when he was frustrated over the daunting task of trying to learn how to tie his shoes when he was just 5. He blurted the sentence out then tossed the sneaker across the room. I walked over to him and talked to him about his frustration (Heck, getting those loops just right is hard work — smile). I explained to him that while it is OK to get angry and frustrated that there are proper ways to do it.

Anger is a completely natural response to frustration. Let’s face it, life is filled with things that can become frustrating, and most of those things are totally out of our control. What we do control is how we deal with those issues. In this message, I wanted to touch on positive ways that we can deal with, express and release our anger and frustration in positive ways.

Think it out – When you begin to feel angry — sit down, relax and then try to think about how you can solve the issue.

Talk it out – Talk to a friend, coach, counselor, or a church member. Expressing your anger by talking to someone about it is a great way to get the anger out.

Write it out – Keep a journal about your feelings. It really helps to get your feeling out of our head and heart and onto paper.

Let it out – Find a place that is secluded and SCREAM!! Yes, let it out – you can scream into a pillow, punch a pillow or stomp. Sometimes a good temper tantrum is in order.

Channel it out – Find some creative way to channel your feelings. Listen to music, paint, turn on the music and dance! There are many ways to creatively channel out anger.

Chill out – Try listening to calming music, taking in slow deep breaths, meditating or doing yoga.

Work it out – Do something physical. Get out and run, go to the gym or go for a brisk walk.

Please keep in mind that anger isn’t always a bad emotion but sometimes the way we deal with our anger is bad. There are many times where anger can be good and is quite appropriate. At can be protection from allowing other people to manipulate or dominate us. It can also motivate us to take action when needed.

Click HERE for a free consulation with Aurelia the Real Life Coach

Let’s End The Homework Battles with our Kids

April 26, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

“But Mom, I don’t want to do my homework now”, “This is going to take me all night to finish”, “This stuff is boring!”.  Sound familiar?…

I think we as parents have probably heard every excuse in the book to prolong the homework routine.

Battles over reading, writing, and arithmetic too often drive a wedge between parents and their children. Many times these conflicts give the child a negative attitude towards homework in general and it usually leaves the parents wondering, “What are we going to do with this situation?”

One of my favorite tips for encouraging good homework ethics in the home is that the parents schedule the same time each day for Homework studies. Also, use your child’s homework time as a time for you to model the importance of learning by simply opening a book and reading it for a few moments either along-side your child or in a nearby room.

At times, getting your child to complete homework without a fuss can be a struggle. So, here are some tips that you can use to help make the homework routine at your home go a tad smoother: http://www.reallifesolutions.net/family/homework.html

P.S. Here is the Complete Guide To Encouraging Good Study Habits And Ending The Homework Wars it is a wonderful resource for all parents of school-age children: http://www.reallifesolutions.net/homework-help.HTML

A Great Idea for your Daughters Next Birthday..

April 26, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

I don’t know what little girl doesn’t think about princesses or wishes that she was one. I have 2daughters and although they are older now, I remember playing dress up with them. 

Here is a great article on throwing an awesome Princess Party for your little girl on a great budget  

Quick cleaning tips for busy moms

April 25, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

All moms look for quick cleaning tips that they can use to keep the house tidy without spending hours of time

Here are a few cleaning tips that you can use when you are in a rush to get the home clean

Buy some jumbo storage boxes to organize your closet. Add some additional hangers that support more than one piece of clothing. Some of the home shopping clubs offer space saver hangars and storage units which are affordable, and can turn any closet into an efficient space-saving unit.

  • Get rid of the piles of magazines, newspapers, and advertisements which have been accumulating in your home. Keep the current issues, and throw out the rest.
  • Organize your kitchen cabinets, and line them with Con-Tact paper. Your cabinets will be easier to clean by simply using a damp sponge.
  • Throw out anything outdated from your medicine cabinet. If you also have a bathroom cabinet, line it with Con-Tact as well, and re-arrange the items inside.
  • Do you have jewelry scattered on top of your bedroom furniture. Purchase a jewelry box containing several drawers. You’ll never lose that earring again!
  • Encourage your children to clean their rooms. Develop a reward system which will not only give them an incentive, but will teach them to be responsible for their clothes and toys. Buy different colored storage boxes for their toys!
  • Arrange all of your cleaning supplies in a closet or basement. Use hooks to hang brooms, dusters, and mops. If you have a few shelves, place all of your cleaning detergents, light bulbs and other household items on them. This is not only a good organizational method, but you’ll find everything you need in one place.
  • Buy a CD rack and place all of the scattered CDs into one space. Perhaps a unit combining CDs and DVDs would be more suitable. When your home is clean and organize, you not only feel better but seem to be able to accomplish more, right? So pick a day to start putting some of these quick cleaning tips to good use.

    Additional Resources

    Finally Organized – Finally Free – An amazing collection of 1,300 organizing tips.

    Organize-Everything.com – Organizing and storage products for the home, office, or business, including containers and shelving.

    Get Organized - Space savers to unclutter your life.

  • Positive things to do with your pre-teens & teens

    April 24, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Goals, Healthy Living, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

    We all get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life but it is important to take some time out for our teens.   Spending one on one time with our teens is an essential part of parenting and although you may think you teen wont appreciate it, I bet he/she will.

    Here is a short list of positive things that you can do with your pre-teen and/or teens:  

    1. Talk to your teen about his or her day daily.
    2. Volunteer together.
    3. Cook with your teen.  Pick a day and together you both can pull together a great dinner. 
    4. Take a class together.
     
     What does your teen have planned for the summer?  Find Out How To Plan The Perfect Summer for Your Teen and Keep Everyone (you included) Happy.  Join the School’s Out Seminar:

    Spelling made fun for our 1st-5th graders

    April 24, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

    Hi there Moms,

    Well if you are looking for a way to help your little ones study for their next spelling test AND have fun doing it – I’ve got just the answer :)

    Isaac and I just found this site SpellingTime.com and it is a lot of fun and educational too.

    The child can take the pre-set grade level spelling tests they already have set there or you can input new words and created a customized spelling list for your child. They collect points after each lesson. When they finish a spelling test it prompts the child to write the words they missed 3 times then write the words they got right one time.

    After that they earn more points then it takes the kids off to a game section where they can play games based on the points they have.

    FINALLY Isaac can study for his spelling tests, practice his writing AND Have fun!! Be sure to check it out and let me know what you all think about it.

    WOW I wish they had this when my girls were younger :)