Monday, April 27, 2009

Something to Read for Your Mom

On May 10, the world will celebrate and commemorate the best women in our lives – our mothers. Mother’s Day is one of the most important events that we should not all forget. This is celebrated every 2nd Sunday of May.

While it’s still three weeks away, it would be good if you could start thinking of something that you can give to your mom. It shouldn’t have to be expensive but make sure that they are especially handpicked by you. If your mom loves to read, then books are definitely the best pick. Here are some of the beautiful books about mothers or women that your mom they will surely inspire your mom.

1. Martha Burk: 50 Ways to Improve Women's Lives : The Essential Guide for Achieving Health, Equality, and Success for All (Call-to-Action)

2. Rachel Cusk: A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother

3. Susan Chira: A Mother's Place: Taking the Debate About Working Mothers Beyond Guilt and Blame

4. Ann Leary: An Innocent, a Broad

5. Loretta Kaufman: And What Do You Do?: When Women Choose to Stay Home

6. Peter N. Stearns: Anxious Parents: A History of Modern Childrearing in America

7. Patricia Pearson: Area Woman Blows Gasket

8. Peggy Vincent: Baby Catcher

9. Carol Fishman Cohen: Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work

10. Kate Moses: Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write About Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves
11. Sylvia Ann Hewlett: Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children

12. Ann Taylor Allen: Feminism and Motherhood in Western Europe, 1890-1970 : The Maternal Dilemma

13. Sandra Steingraber: Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood

14. Cokie Roberts: Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation

15. Karenna Gore Schiff: Lighting the Way : Nine Women Who Changed Modern America]

Monday, April 20, 2009

Gardening Safety Tips

Gardening is one of the many therapeutic household chores that every home owner would want to do. Nevertheless, this chore can sometimes bring danger to the doer if he/she is not aware with some of the things that must be observed.

Below is a list of the basic safety tips when performing some gardening chores.

1. Do some warm up. This is basically important for home owners that are aged already.
2. Avoid too much sun exposure. Excessive exposure in the sun is not healthy on your skin. It is advised that you pick the right time to do your gardening such as 6 AM– 8 AM as it gives Vitamins to your skin.
3. Be careful with the gardening equipment you’re using. Make sure that you know how to operate your gardening tools and keep away sharp objects in a safe place.
4. Wear the proper clothing. It is better if you could wear long pants and long sleeves.
5. Wear earplugs and eye protector. Protect your ears when running noisy equipment and eyes when doing some grass cutting to avoid accidents.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Online Travel Tips Sources

There’s no doubt about it – Internet is the best source of information today. If you are searching for something or want to know about the things that interests you, you can definitely count on the internet. Just beware of some false information that you may encounter.

There are thousands of sites that have already featured various travel tips. This blog has already one. Nevertheless, let’s tackle how you can find more useful tips by doing some helpful searches. Here are some of the proven ways to find the most reliable information that you want to know.

1. Reviews. Travel sites have lots of information to offer. Aside from travel destinations and reservations, most of these sites have areas for traveler’s unbiased reviews.
2. Traveler’s Blog. Traveler’s blog are maintained by real travelers. You should gain quality tips from them.
3. Travel Advisory. Most of the advisories come from the official website of the country that you want to go. Find time to visit them as it is always updated with advisories and helpful travel tips.

Equipping yourself with the information you need is important if you want a successful and truly enjoyable trip. And the key for this is to find reliable sources.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Holy Week Activities

The Catholic countries in the world is currently observing the holy week. According to Wikpedia, “Holy Week in the Catholic liturgical calendar is the week from Palm Sunday (also called Passion Sunday) through Holy Saturday.” In various parts of the world, this week is given with utmost importance – making it a holiday for the entire week to give way for the observance.

There are actually several beliefs and customs when observing the holy week. Most of the religious people are taking this time to reflect and ponder with their past actions and future plans as firm believer of God. Meanwhile, there are also other families that would take this time to have a break and enjoy with each other’s company.

If you want to contemplate with the meaning of the holy week at the same time enjoy the free time with your family but don’t have enough budget for some escapade, then here are just some of the many things that you can do to make this week a holy one.

1. Teach your children about God. You can make it enjoyable by preparing some games and prizes to encourage them to join.
2. Watch related movies together. Pick the perfect movie that will catch their attention
3. Visit the nearby church.
4. Help the community. The church has several programs that you can participate to.
5. Visit your relatives. Visiting your relatives especially those who are sick is an act of love.