Feel Like Quitting


When You Feel Like Quitting, Think about Why You Started.!

According to experts many of you have already stopped your New Year’s resolutions. The ones that top the list, weight loss or healthier eating.

While some of you will maintain your resolutions all year long, most of your will take a cease your efforts by the second week of January. About 80 percent of you will stop by mid-February, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

It is considered a failure? If you totally stop, yes! But if you are willing to get up and start again, it’s not. It just a regroup or pause.

Maybe a smaller goal will help and then work yourself up! Do what you can and add a little more over time. Remember your not the Hulk, Samson or Superman.

Start somewhere and reward you efforts. When You Feel Like Quitting, Think about Why You Started.

A Simple Spring Cleaning Checklist


By Megan Whitworth of Texas Forest Country Living
It’s the time of year to roll up your sleeves and do some spring cleaning. Experts point out that it’s helpful to streamline the tools you use to do the job and the tasks you seek to accomplish.

“An all-purpose cleaner and a tough degreasing agent can be used in so many areas of the home,” said Jeff Devlin, a licensed contractor who’s appeared on several home improvement television shows. Devlin’s first tip: look to reduce the number of products in your cleaning arsenal. “Along with high-quality sprays and cloths, I use one all-purpose cleaner that also contains degreasing ingredients.”

Devlin, along with Mean Green and its line of heavy-duty, all-purpose cleaners offer these different strategies for critical areas of your home.

Home Alone OK at What Age?

Do you recall the youngest age you were ever left alone?

How young is too young to be alone?

imageJoin us at 800-944-8443 for a heallthy discussion about this in a Canadian court. Could it reach the United States and families?

How Young Is Too Young to Be Left Home Alone? Laws, experts, and parents disagree on what age a child is mature enough to be left at home unsupervised. By Ellen Sturm Niz

One day in the mid 1980s, when I was about 11, I came home from school and turned on the TV. An after-school special was on about “latchkey kids” and their sad, sad lives—left alone at home while their parents worked, at risk of danger and getting into shenanigans. I felt really bad for these poor latchkey kids, and then I realized, “Wait, I’m alone after school because my parents are at work. I’m a latchkey kid!” But I actually enjoyed being alone, wasn’t about to turn on the stove and risk burning the house down, and didn’t feel vulnerable to bad influences luring me into taboo activities. “Hmm,” I thought. “I think this after-school special might be over-dramatizing things a bit.”

Fast-forward three decades and the debate over if and when kids should be left alone rages on. Just this week, Canada’s British Columbia Supreme Court ruled that an 8-year-old boy is too young to stay at home alone from 3 to 5 p.m., no matter how mature his mother believes him to be.

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