Keeping Pets Healthy

A dog or a cat can quickly become an important part of the family. Keeping a pet healthy can help extend their life, with the right diet. There are many different types of pet food, but knowing which ones deliver balanced vitamins and protein, can be a mystery. Without researching hundreds of pet foods on the market today, it is almost impossible to tell what brands are the best for a dog or cat.

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Pet food from Pet Flow, is an example of how online pet care businesses are providing all the research for potential clients. From food to toys, products are examined and recommended for purchase. In addition, some companies offer home delivery, saving numerous trips to pet stores.

Reputation is important to companies that rely on returning customers. By providing veterinarian-approved food, plus other pet supplies, online pet care companies can become a relied upon service. There are several good manufacturers of pet food. Without subjecting your pet to many different types of food, people can now know exactly what type of ingredients are included in pet food, by visiting one of these popular sites. Always select a company that has a good return policy, focuses on health and medical conditions of pets, and guarantees reasonable prices and delivery.

Sandwich Making Demo

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Like a little chef, that’s what he said he is in this photo.  “Mommy, this one’s for you…” he said.

It’s good to have activities where kids experience adult-stuff, I mean like preparing sandwiches. Could be basic but these things are big for them. It goes the same when they are allowed to help with house chores, cooking and baking and even washing the dishes. I once read somewhere: “Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.” Easy, perhaps in the sense that we parents give them eveything readily or that we don’t want them to experience what we had as kids when all our parents wanted was for us to learn.

Times are changing and it is quite different now than our generation but we should try our best to prepare our kids for what’s ahead. Yes, even when just making a sandwich.

Books, Still the Perfect Gift

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Developing an interest in reading at an early age is important. Reading is a gateway into learning other important life skills, such as understanding vocabulary or being able to read street signs. Starting at a young age can also help the child’s brain to develop at a faster rate, causing them to excel in their studies once they finally enter school.

Children have very short attention spans, so keeping their interest can be difficult. Many authors will accomplish this by having simple, fast moving plot lines and very colorful pictures to go with their stories. Children who are read to will slowly begin to recognize the words in the book, and if the book has captivated their interests, they will develop a natural want to read the book.

Parents can also help by reading stories their children take a personal interest in. Personalized books that include the child’s name can make a great gift and be a way to grab their attention. Several story books are available that can introduce your child to fun characters and spark their imagination. A personalized story throws your child into the book, making them all the more interested in learning this important life skill.

Family Bonding at the Movies

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Spending time with the family in outdoor activities results to emotional bonding and close relationship, I believe so. Simple activities as playing chess, watching tv and even eating together is a good bonding.

This is why we also see to it that we watch a movie with Matt once in a while.

Making your Child Love Fruits

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Rambutan, fresh from harvest

Where I grew up, fruits are an everyday fare. From mangoes to papaya, from soursops and jackfruits, from bananas to pineapples, name it we have it! Save of course for the imported fruits that ain’t growing in this tropical region.

Friends, close relatives would often give us some of their harvests and aren’t we so lucky?! Yes, we are, we have a few papaya trees, soursop, santol, caimitos and those around our yard but friends have their farmlands with vast plantation – corn, mangoes, rambutan and other fruits!

To this day, we still get some as gifts from them, like the rambutan above given by my godfather for Matt. And I say, he surely loves the sweet, juicy flesh of rambutan.

There are many ways you can make your kids love fruits. First is of course to make them available all the time. Buy them fresh and lay them out on the table where your child can easily get them.

Take a trip to the market and show him the different kind of fruits.

Take a trip to the farm and make your child experience the country-side. Have him or her pick fruits, of course, ask permission from the farm owner.

Lastly, eat fruits too, you are the best example your child can have in eating healthy, yummy fruits.