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Presidential Candidate, Hart Cunningham, Outlines His First 5 of 1k Initiatives for 2020!

Presidential Candidate, Hart Cunningham, outlines his first 5 of 1k initiatives for 2020!

At the time I watched the YouTube video of United States Presidential Candidate, Hart Cunningham discussing his first five of 1000 issues, I decided to write this post.

In the United States, every four years the citizens who are eligible as voters are called to choose their next president. During this time voters will see campaign ads, media news and analysis together with other lot of information about each candidate. Therefore sometimes it can be difficult to decide on the candidate to vote. This is why you need to know the factors that are most important for any presidential candidate to lead the country for another 4 or more years.

Presidential Candidate, Hart Cunningham

Mainly it is important that presidential candidate is capable of bringing the light to the major issues that American citizens face. They should have a reliable and steady plan to address those issues.

While you can easily watch the video of Presidential Candidate, Hart Cunningham; here are some of the highlights of the issues he discusses.

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He discusses mainly about renewable energy, equality and women’s rights-support-financial incentives for small business. I guess that you all as moms and as small business owners and as women entrepreneurs would like to know more about his plans to support financial incentives for small businesses. At the same video, he also discusses about land ownership for more Americans which can be a timely topic for the citizens.

Climate changes are global issues nowadays which need attention of every country and leaders. Presidential Candidate, Hart Cunningham discusses this climate changes issue on his first 5 of 1000 initiatives for 2020 with the suggestion of having stronger relations with China to end the climate change.

Presidential Candidate, Hart Cunningham

In another video he discusses about Nutrition Fit for a President. He identifies obesity and poverty as the biggest obstacles for a stronger nation. As both these are the obstacles for a stronger America, he suggest to educate people with many different ways that can bring healthy nutrients for the life. At the same time he believes in introducing nutrition for the life in a smart way which is cost effective and in a convenient way. This video about nutrition fit for a president is another important video that you should watch from the collection of Hart2020 campaign.

To watch the video Nutrition Fit for a President, click here

While watching this video you can easily walk through the each and every ingredient that he consumes in his morning shake making it an inspirational idea for you too!

His YouTube channel is with other videos as well, including 6-10 ideas and 11-15 ideas-issues that he discusses throughout his campaign.

You can subscribe to the Hart2020 YouTube channel and follow each of the video he shares in order to get some idea about his strategy and plans for a better America!

 

 

How To Find A Good Preschool For Your Little One

Finding the right preschool for your child is downright terrifying. The choices are overwhelming, the deadlines tight, and the pressure to get it right is immense. So, we’ve put together a couple of steps to finding the best facility for your child to help you be prepared.

How To Find A Good Preschool For Your Little One

1. Start researching early

Aim to tour at least one school before your child is due to start preschool. Visit as many schools as you can within that year, and if you can’t get an appointment at one, be persistent.

2. Attend fairs

This is a great way to find preschool programs. Fairs offer the opportunity to ask other parents about facilities and programs. To find a Guardian preschool near you, click here.

3. Book a tour

Once you’ve found a preschool you’re interested in, attend an open house to hear about the admission process and submit your application forms and fees. Sometimes you can bring your little one along to tour while classes are in session and spend time in a class.

4. Discuss how often and how long you want your child to go

Typically, children go to preschool for two years, between about 2.5 and 5 years of age. Preschools often run half-day programs for about four hours a day on weekdays. Others offer full day programs.

How to select the right preschool

5. Signs to look for in a well-run preschool

While touring a preschool to decide which one is best for your child, look out for these signs that the school is well run:

  • Home-to-school connections – those schools that involve families often have the strongest programs. It helps teachers to feel supported and everyone can work together for the child’s development.
  • Structure – a quality school will have a structure and will follow a solid model, along with guidelines for dealing with challenging behaviours and situations.
  • Discipline policies – policies ought to emphasise positive approaches to instilling new skills.

6. Red flags to be aware of

There are also red flags you should look out for that may mean the preschool is not well run, including:

  • Programs that only focus on reactive strategies, like consequences or punishment for bad behaviour
  • No research-based and consistent curriculum
  • Teachers who are not adequately trained or passionate about what they do
  • No enough space for children to play or engage in gross motor activities, cramped classroom, dirty and disorganised spaces

7. Potty training policies

Not all preschools require your child to be potty trained before they attend. If your preferred school does, figure out what approach will work best to get your child using the potty before school starts.

8. Adult-to-child ratios

It is recommended that preschool classroom groups should not be any bigger than 20, with an adult-to-child ratio no greater than 1:10. Talk to the preschool about these ratios and try to observe the numbers when you take a tour.

9. Trends

The preschool you choose should offer things that are important to the community, such as using eco-friendly practices or offering organic food.

10. Trust your gut

Finally, when it comes to narrowing down the options, trust your gut. You know what your child needs, and you want to ensure he or she is treated with respect and in a way that aligns with your family values.

Take note of these steps as these will ensure that you find the best facility for your little one.

Traveling with children for the end of the year holidays. Next stop Peru.

Almost everyone is focusing on the end of the year holidays; most people are starting to purchase presents for their family and friends. The classical euphoria of the Christmas holidays surrounds everything around us and takes over our minds, but what if people like me do not want to participate in any of that? What if I want my children to not part take of this consumerist madness?

Fortunately for us, The best present we can get to our children is a holiday spent in a different country, however choosing the right place to travel with them is always a challenge and a hard choice to make.

Peru Traveling with children

To do that, one has to consider many factors to make a wise decision. for instance, not only the attractions have to be entertaining for the kids, but the place itself has to have the necessary accommodations and infrastructure for people who travel with children.

After careful analysis and research, my recommendation for such destination for 2017 and 2018 is Peru, the land of the Inca.

Peru is a place that is located in the southern hemisphere, which means that while we are entering the cold winter, they will be entering a warm summer. Some of the best places to go with children in Peru are the Paracas National Park, and it’s Ballestas islands where one can see the large and unique wildlife of the Pacific Ocean in South America. Sea otters, Humboldt penguins, and other exotic animals can be seen from the boats touring this attraction.

Not far from there, in the Coastal desert of Peru south of Lima, it is located the Huacachina lake, which is a natural oasis of that holds beautiful and surreal sunset views. In that same area, one can take the kids on a boogie ride to the nearby dunes and practice some sand boarding which will keep the kids entertained and happy.

Traveling with children Peru

And if that is not enough, Peru is the home of the beautiful lost city of the Inca; Machu Picchu. In this place, one can perform a bunch of activities and tours ranging from visiting zoos to see the fantastic wildlife of the Andean mountains, handicraft markets and even do some camping along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which is one of the most famous hiking routes of the world. The best part of that is that Machu Picchu is a great place for kids, they can learn many things there.

It is important to know that to do this hike one needs to make reservations ahead of time with a trusted tour operator. They usually provide you with all the essential gear that is necessary for this type of activities which means that one does not even need to but or take these things from home.

To sum up, this whole end of the year frenzy, traveling to Peru and enjoy the beauty of its magnificent culture will be my present and the present I will give to my children.

Having a Mom Moment? Take a Break in the Beautiful Mountains of Arkansas

They don’t call Arkansas “The Natural State” without good reason. There’s a wealth of things to do in the unspoilt outdoors to renew your spirit and boost your mood. If you’re a busy mom looking for a break, the mountains of Arkansas may be just what you need for rejuvenation.

Arkansas has two separate mountain ranges – the Ouachitas and the Ozarks which are located mainly in the west of the state. Regardless of which range you choose, there are a several activities to take part in including wildlife watching, hiking, biking, camping, fishing and boating. Check yourself into a hotel like Courtyard Little Rock North and explore all the region has to offer.

Beautiful Mountains of Arkansas

The Ozark Mountains are a series of plateaus which run south to north and reach into Missouri. They offer a number of geologic features including caves, springs and sinkholes. You can also choose from many rivers and streams.  In contrast to the rugged and remote Ozarks, the Ouachita range is well-known for its diamond lakes – Ouachita, Hamilton Catherine, Greeson and DeGray. There are several state parks from which to choose and they offer lots of options.

 

Camping and climbing

Tough it out in the open or take advantage of the many public and private campgrounds in the Ouachita National Forest. You can choose to erect a tent or enjoy the amenities an RV. Many campgrounds offer restrooms, showers and other comforts. You also have the option of roughing it in the Ozarks or opting for some luxury.

Beautiful Mountains of Arkansas

Meanwhile, the sandstone in the Ozarks is great for climbing. Check out Sam’s Throne, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch or Red Rock Point for sport climbing and bouldering.

 

Hiking and biking

 

The Ozark Highlands Trail is 218 miles long but that is just one of the many hiking trails you will find. Get a workout and take in the amazing view from Pedestal Rocks Loop, the Lost Valley Trail or Hemmed in Hollow.

Bikers will be in their element in either range. The Ouachita mountains are home to three IMBA Epic trails and miles of forest road. The Ozarks have the IMBA Epic Upper Buffalo Headwaters Trail and Syllamo Trails well as Mount Kessler, Lake Leatherwood and Slaughter Pen. You will need to return if you want to explore them all.

 

Fishing and boating

The lakes are crystal clear and you can catch a variety of species. The Ouachita and Little Missouri Rivers are perfect for finding trout and walleye while you’ll take home striper and bass from Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton.

Do you love boating and water sports more? Choose from Lake Hamilton, Lake Ouachita, Lake Catherine or Lake Greeson. If paddling in a canoe or kayak is more your thing, then the Caddo, Cossatot, Little Missouri and Ouachita Rivers are ideal for you.

 

Shopping and dining

If you want to be surrounding by nature but you don’t want too much physical activity, take in the charming city of Hot Springs, the main commercial hub in Ouachita. Pop into the shops along Central Avenue, check out the art in the galleries and grab some lunch in one of the many restaurants. Hot Springs National Park is also nearby.

Get started on planning that itinerary and remember, if you can’t do it all, there’s always next time!

Check Gymboree’s Holiday Collection for Best Kids Clothing

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Holidays are the perfect time of the year as a kid. It is time to spend time relaxing with parents and other family members. Family reunion moments are the greatest thing to experience as a kid. Family traditions, cookies, baking and cooking, holidays are the perfect time to enjoy as kids. And don’t forget the gifts receiving including new clothing. Holidays are also the time of the year to practice giving. Kids learn the joy of giving while celebrating the festive season. I have all sort of experiences during my childhood, and now my kid goes through the similar experiences with full of excitement.

To celebrate holidays, it is essential to buy new clothing for family members and also as gifts. To celebrate the holidays in this December, why don’t you check the latest Gymboree holiday collection? Gymboree’s holidays collection includes cozy essentials and wonderful gifts for kids. By checking this Gymboree’s Holiday collection, parents and kids can easily select the perfect clothing specially created with the little ones in mind.

Check below kids clothing collections to find the best clothes for your kids and give them the best memories for their life!

Gymboree Holiday Girl Collection
Gymboree Holiday Toddler Girl Collection
Gymboree Holiday Boy Collection
Gymboree Holiday Toddler Boy Collection
Gymboree Holiday Baby Collection

Happy shopping with Gymboree!

 

Breastfeeding a Teething Baby : What You Need to Know

Teething pains aside, there’s nothing more charming when your little one opens his or her mouth and gives you a gap-toothed smile. There’s just something about those little baby teeth as they come in one at a time, providing your bouncing babe with charm and personality like nothing else.

It’s generally recommended that, if you are breastfeeding, that you provide your child breastmilk for up to the first 2 years of his or her life. As most infants begin teething around their first year, it’s almost inevitable that your little girl or boy will be breastfeeding with growing teeth.

Breastfeeding-guide

Despite this, many mothers who breastfeed their children are wary of when their kid’s teeth start growing in. There are plenty of fears – many unfounded – about how breastfeeding while a baby’s teeth are growing will affect a child’s development. Here’s what you need to know about this hot-button issue.

No, It Doesn’t Hurt – Probably

Breastfeeding a Teething Baby

“Well, this is going to hurt now, isn’t it?” Almost every new mother has the same thought once their baby’s first few teeth come in. The truth is that no, a nursing baby whose teeth are coming in doesn’t hurt – as long as they’re latched on properly. Of course, the truth is that a child that’s not latched on is going to do a number on your nipple whether he or she has teeth or not.

It’s all in the positioning. When your baby is latched on to your breast properly, it’s physically impossible for him or her to bite you – your nipple is protected by the baby’s gums and tongue. However, if your child shifts positions while you’re breastfeeding them – possibly because they’re uncomfortable because they’re teething – this can lead to some discomfort or even pain from biting.

Tooth Decay Can Happen to Breastfed Babes

Once your baby begins developing teeth, this means that you’ll have to provide those teeth extra care while breastfeeding. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you breastfeed directly, if you pump and fill a bottle, or if you bottle feed from formula – new teeth need to be taken care of to prevent oral issues such as baby-bottle tooth decay (BBTD).

Breastmilk in itself doesn’t promote BBTD. However, baby-bottle tooth decay can occur when new baby teeth are habitually exposed to any liquid besides water. If your child typically falls asleep while nursing – and he or she falls asleep with breastmilk still in their mouths – this puts them at risk for BBTD as much as if they’re bottle-fed before bed. Removing your breast from your baby’s mouth if he or she falls asleep nursing is more than enough to help prevent BBTD.

Never Too Early for Good Oral Hygiene

Even if he or she is breastfed, once your baby does start getting teeth, it’s a great time to adopt some early oral hygiene habits. In fact, you can even start before the first tooth erupts, by wiping your baby’s gums with a damp cloth or a piece of gauze daily from birth. Once your baby starts teething, continue to wipe after feedings and before bed for best results.

Eventually you do want to switch to using a toothbrush and a reasonably small amount of toothpaste, possibly once your child grows enough to begin brushing with your aid. Worried about whether you should begin using fluoridated toothpaste on your child’s teeth? Be sure to contact your family dentist. He or she will be able to recommend whether you need to – and how much you should use – in order to provide the best oral hygiene for your baby.

 

 

Don’t Miss these Year-End Events and 12.12 Sales that Save you More

December is my favourite time of the year for few reasons. One thing is that December is the perfect month for shopping due to the celebrations such as Christmas and New Year. On the other way, December is the perfect month for holidays to relax the tired body and soul!

So, if you are also like me who likes to shop during the December, don’t miss the sale events and deals happening in this holiday season. If you still haven’t done your Christmas shopping and buying gifts for friends and family; then use this opportunity to grab some deals and offers!

Don’t Miss these Year-End Events and 12.12 Sales that Save you More

To help you to ease your online shopping experience, here are some events and deals that are happening during this month. I am sure you can’t miss these online deals!

1. Singapore 12.12 Sale events

After the Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the biggest shopping event that is happening in Singapore is the popular 12.12 Sale event. So, don’t forget to mark your calendar with December 12 and get ready to shop your holiday gifts, back to school items and any other thing ranging from fashion, health and your holiday essentials while the sale event is happening.

As there are many online sellers who offer discounts during this 12.12 Sale event, ShopBack is my favourite place to shop all the products I need. Reasons are simple; you can find the best deals and offers from most of the top merchants including fashion, health, travel and many more. It can be booking the hotel rooms for the next vacation or buying your favourite fashion items.

Check ShopBack 12.12 Sale event and don’t forget the cash back that you can earn while you save from the deals!

 

2. Mixbook December deals and offers

As you know, I always prepare photo books for special family events. Other than Birthday albums I make a ‘Year in Review’ photo album at the end of each year. This is a great way to create memories. As my favourite photo book company, I always use Mixbook to order our photo books online. Good thing is that, during December, MixBook offers lot of discounts and deals which you can use for ordering photo books at a really lower price.

So, don’t forget to make your ‘Year in Review’ photo book using Mixbook. Order with a coupon code which you can save up to 50%! I also use this site to order holiday greeting cards for a really low rate.

 

3. Other Seasonal deals

Don’t Miss these Year-End Events and 12.12 Sales that Save you More

While 12.12 event and Mixbook deals are my favourites, I use all other deals and discount opportunities to save more while shopping online. December is the time of the year to find many holiday offers. As almost all online shops offer seasonal discounts during December, use this opportunity to shop your favourite products for the next year. Whatever the product you want to shop online during the month of December, search for a sale event or discount code, so you can save money easily.

 

How to make most of these offers and sales events?

To save more from these sales events, shop almost all your Christmas gifts and holiday necessities during the events happening. To not to miss anything, prepare a list of items that you need to buy. You can also include the back to school items and staycations to save more while shopping for gifts. These tricks on saving big on Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still valid for saving from other December deals.

By using cash back sites such as ShopBack; you can earn more rewards while shopping for discounted rates. Mixbook also offers free shipping during their promotions which is a great way to save from photo books and even from holiday greeting cards. Also check your credit card company for any offers they provide during this season. As most of the credit card companies offer promotions during the December, use those privileges when you shop online.

Also don’t forget to buy some items which you need in next year. It can be health related items or some extra clothes for your kids; you can save more by purchasing those in 12.12 sales event. This will save you more money from future expenses.

Well, above are the best ways I save money while shop online. What are your favourite ways? If you haven’t yet, mark your calendar with December 12 Sales event!

 

 

How To Get Through The Holidays Without Feeling Stressed

On television and in movies, the holiday season is depicted as a time where people are happy and joyful. While it’s true that spending time with friends and family and enjoying seasonal goodies are both quite enjoyable, most people know that the holidays can be downright stressful. Between buying gifts and staying on top of holiday parties, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the most magical time of the year.

How To Get Through The Holidays Without Feeling Stressed

It’s possible to navigate the holiday season without feeling overwhelmed by stress. Here are some tips on how you can scratch off all the items on your holiday to-do list without feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

Stay Organized

Many times, feeling stressed has less to do with your obligations and more to do with the fact that you failed to manage your time wisely. It’s typically not until we’ve fallen behind on our to-do list that we begin to feel stressed. If you want to avoid feeling stressed during the holiday season, stay organized. Use either a physical planner or a planning app to create a schedule for yourself to ensure that you stay on top of everything you need to get done. This is also a great way to manage your holiday shopping list.

Simplify How You Buy Gifts

How To Get Through The Holidays Without Feeling Stressed

When it comes to those truly special people in your life, you might need to spend a bit of extra time really thinking about what gift will make them smile. However, when it comes to people like your coworkers or neighbors, don’t stress yourself out by overthinking it. Remember, it’s the thought that counts! If you need a simple gift that is sure to leave a good impression, try a preprepared gift basket. These gift baskets require very little work on your part, since you can easily order them from online stores, such as https://www.thesweetbasket.com/en/29-christmas-gift-baskets.

Take Time For Yourself

Just because you’re trying to take care of other people’s needs doesn’t mean that you should neglect your own. During the holiday season, it’s smart to schedule some time that’s just for you. Perhaps you can treat yourself to a spa visit or a day at the movies. Maybe you’d prefer to just spend a day at home relaxing and recharging. However you choose to spend this time, make sure that you’re doing something that will reset your stress levels and help you feel better equipped to handle holiday stress.

Know When To Say No

If you’re a parent, then you know how easy it can be to end up committing to ten different obligations for your children’s schools or various extracurricular activities. This is especially true around the holidays. While it’s stupendous to want to be an active parent and an enthusiastic volunteer, you’re not helping anyone if you bite off more than you can chew. Knowing when to say “no” can help you to avoid becoming stressed. Plus, you’ll be able to do a better job on the tasks that are truly important to you if you don’t have too much on your plate.

Focus On The Good

How To Get Through The Holidays Without Feeling Stressed

The holidays aren’t meant to be stressful. Rather, they’re meant to be when you spend time with the people you love and reflect back on what you achieved over the year. When it comes to the holiday season, it’s important to focus on the good things instead of focusing on the things that are making you feel stressed. Anytime you feel yourself becoming stressed, just pause and think about all the good and wonderful things you love about the holiday season. If you maintain a positive outlook, you’re less likely to become stressed during the holidays.

Holiday shopping and planning can be stressful, but you don’t have to let the season overwhelm you. If you follow these tips, you can have an enjoyable holiday season and manage your stress the right way. Remember to take time for yourself and to remember to cater to your own needs.

Reasons why Baby Jumpers are the Best Toys!

If you have ever been to a store that caters towards babies, then you know that there are thousands upon thousands of toys that are made for small, growing children.

Once a child hits about 6 months old, the options of toys that help entertain, educate and stimulate the brain of a growing baby are numerous. You want to make sure that you purchase a toy that will engage the baby, educate the baby and allow the baby to have fun.

Reasons why Baby Jumpers are the Best Toys!

The perfect gift for the child in your life is a baby jumper. This article will help you understand why baby jumpers are the best toys for babies.

Babies Love to be Entertained

Reasons why Baby Jumpers are the Best Toys!

When you place a baby in a jumper, you will see a huge smile come across their face and soon hear the lovely sound of little giggles. Not only is this an entertaining time for baby, but it can be a relaxing one for mom. Because baby jumpers typically help babies stay engaged and distracted. This can allow time for mom to have a cup of coffee and sit back and relax for a little bit.

Motor Skills

Babies brains are like sponges, they absorb information from every single thing they do or interact with. This is another reason why baby jumpers are one of the best toys for a child. Once a child is about 6 months old, they start to work on and develop stronger motor skills. These skills help them with walking, reaching for things, holding things as well as learning things like cause and effect. A jumper which includes things like toys, buttons, lights and sounds can help a child with all of these motor skills and emerging thought processes.

A New Addition to Their Environment

Anyone who has had to deal with an upset baby knows that they will do anything to help calm them down. Many parents have spent countless hours just driving around town because the vibration and motion of the car helps distract the baby and soothe them to sleep. Although this is something most parents are willing to do, it isn’t always practical or safe, and it is almost always an inconvenience.

This is why a baby jumper is a fantastic product for any parents and an awesome toy for a baby. The baby jumper will distract them, as well as providing them exercise, which will help tire the baby out. This will also allow a child who is typically wanting to be held by their parent all the time to learn that they don’t have to be physically attached to their parent all the time for them to be happy and have fun.  If you purchase a baby jumper that has toys, or the option to switch out toys, you can guarantee that it will always be a new, fun, and exciting experience that no child will ever grow tired of.

 

 

Check Crazy 8 Holiday Collection for Stylish Kids Clothing! #ShineYourWay

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The popular children’s’ clothing brand Crazy 8 releases their holiday collection for unbelievable prices. Starting as low as $5 or even lower than that you can easily shop holiday clothing from Crazy 8 while stocks last.Check the Crazy 8 holiday collection before you shop anywhere for your kids clothing needs!

Crazy 8 Sale On Now!

There are both girls and boys wear that you can buy for your little ones. As high quality kids clothing providers, Crazy 8 is already a popular brand among many parents and caregivers. So If you look for trendy stylish kids clothing for your little ones, check Crazy 8 without getting late.

Below are some of the boys clothing that is offered for sale prices.

Crazy 8 holiday collectionYou’d love to check the girls clothing too.

Crazy 8 holiday collection

Check Crazy8.com for your holiday fashion needs.#ShineYourWay this holiday season with Crazy 8 trendy fashion clothing! Your #Crazy8kid can easily select stylish clothing and mix and match to stand out from the crowd during this holiday season!

You will find the trendy clothes at Crazy 8 holiday collection!

Happy shopping with Crazy 8!

 

Crazy 8 Sale On Now!

 

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