Date: September 29, 2009
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I am helping 3 friends start their businesses with a direct sales company. So I wrote an article with 20 steps for starting out. Most of these steps would work with any business. It does not matter f you choose Avon, Mary Kay, Advocare, Tupperware, Pampered Chef or other direct sales company. If you are in business or starting a business or considering starting a business then this article could help you.
Start a Business 101
Date: September 29, 2009
Neighborhood safety may seem to be a thing of the past, but the truth is it doesn’t have to be. If your neighborhood includes a lot of children, or even if there is only a few it is worth your time to organize a neighborhood council or safety group to help to keep your kids safe where you live. Establish some rules, put up some signs, approach the board in your city or county and see what they can do to help you ensure that the children in your neighborhood are safe.
You might want to hold monthly meetings, or just create a telephone or email chain to help stay in touch. No matter what you choose, it is sure to be worth the time you invest in order to keep the children in your neighborhood and those who visit the neighborhood from time to time safe.
America may be growing and changing and the world may be a dangerous place, but just because this may be the case, doesn’t mean your own neighborhood can’t remain a safe and wonderful place for you and your family to live and a place for your children to feel safe.
What can you do to help make your own neighborhood safe today? Will you take the first step?
Date: September 28, 2009
You may have heard the makers of TYLENOL® is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Children’s and Infants’ TYLENOL® liquid products that were manufactured between April, 2008 and June, 2008. All products manufactured met internal specifications. However, the company is implementing this recall because during this period, an unused portion of one inactive ingredient did not meet all quality standards. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it was decided to recall all Children’s and Infants’ TYLENOL® liquid products listed below, which were made during this time.
If you have product on the list below call 1-800-962-5357 and ask for a coupon for a replacement bottle
Recalled Products – Full List
|Lot #||Product Description|
|SBM041, SBM067, SCM037, SDM027, SEM109||Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold MS Suspension 4 oz. Grape|
|SBM042, SCM015, SCM036, SDM034||Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Grape|
|SBM043, SBM044, SCM029||Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Bubble Gum|
|SBM045, SCM011, SCM030, SDM035||Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Strawberry|
|SBM064, SCM033, SDM020||Infant’s Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops 1/4oz.|
|SBM065, SCM005, SCM006, SDM032||Infant’s Tylenol Suspension 1/2oz. Cherry|
|SBM066, SCM068||Children’s Dye Free Suspension 4oz. Cherry|
|SBM068, SCM035, SCM070, SCM080, SDM005||Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Cherry|
|SBM069, SBM070, SCM081, SDM006||Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4oz. Cherry|
|SCM012, SCM067, SDM007, SDM068||Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops 1/2oz. Grape|
|SCM013, SCM014, SCM069||Children’s Tylenol Plus Flu 4oz. Bubble Gum|
|SCM016, SFM024||Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold Suspension 4oz. Grape|
|SCM017||Children’s Tylenol Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4oz. Cherry|
|SCM082, SDM039, SDM040||Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops 1oz. Grape|
|SCM083, SCM084, SDM008||Infant’s Tylenol Dye Free Suspension 1oz. Cherry|
|SDM064||Children’s Tylenol Pediatric Suspension 1oz. Cherry|
|SDM038, SDM009||Infant’s Tylenol Suspension Drops 1oz. Cherry|
|SDM033||Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold/Allergy 4oz. Bubble Gum|
|SDM078||Infant’s Tylenol Drops 1oz. Grape|
|SCM034||Infant’s Tylenol Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2oz.|
|SDM028||Children’s Tylenol Suspension 4oz. Cherry, Hospital Govt.|
Date: September 25, 2009
Well this post is more personal in nature. I have children ages 26, 24, 21 and 9. I have 3 grandchildren ages almost 3 and twins 4 months. I have run my business http://MyPreciousKid.com for over 8 years now. In the first 7 years I worked from home completely. We even added a couple employees at my house. In June 2008 I moved the business to a retail location because we needed more space.
When we discussed the idea of moving the business from home I was not sure I would like having to be at the store each morning. However I found very quickly that I do indeed like having the business in its own location. I like having employees who can take care of things when I am gone. And I really like having enough space for the business.
Well today is one of those days when I am glad to have both options. Having a lap top and blackberry let me work at the office, from home or from another location. And today because of family needs I am at home. And my 2 great employees are taking care of the orders and phones at the store.
My 21 yr old daughter, who lives out on her own, had her wisdom teeth pulled this morning. So at 8:00 I dropped her at the dentist. Then I took my 9 yr old daughter to her Christian School. Then I went back to the dentist office, only to be sent home since they would not need me for an hour. At 10:15 I went and got my daughter from the dentist and settled her at home on my couch. Then I went to the store to get her prescription and some soft food.
At 11 I get a call that my 9 yr old is not feeling well at school. So I go get her, bring her home and feed her lunch, and get her down for a nap about 12:30. Now I have some time to work on my web site and business from home.
This evening my son and daughter-in-law get the keys to their first house. So I am sure at least part of us will be over there to check things out. And my hubby gets home tonight from a 3 day business trip. And of course there is dinner, dishes, laundry, homework, etc.
So today I am thankful for the technology and opportunity to work from home or work from my store or work wherever I need to at this time. I am thankful I can take the time to give to my family on a day like today when they need me. Thank you God, for your blessings!
Date: September 24, 2009
My sweet daughter-in-law Katie has decided to join AVON. I am so proud of her. I think this is the perfect home business option for her.
When doing the review of AVON for her I was surprised to find out that AVON is 122 years old. It is a well known business name with a great reputation. I was so excited to get the newest catalog last night. I forgot what wonderful items they have. It is just not make-up any more.
They have gifts galore, clothing, home decor, children’s products and much more. Every person I have handed the catalog too has found something they want inside.
If you would like to see what they have now, go to her AVON webpage at http://kgreen7901.avonrepresentative.com/ You can even order online and get free shipping with code FSANY or FSWER I understand. That way the products come diretcly to you.
If you want an actual paper catalog please contact Katie at AvonByKatieG@gmail.com Be sure to give her your name and address when requesting a catalog.
And if you are looking to start a home business of your own then click the BECOME AN AVON REP box on the lower left of her site. It only cost $10 to join AVON right now.
Follow her on twitter at http://twitter.com/AvonByKatieG
She will be starting a blog at http://avonbykatieg.blogspot.com/
Please help her get started in her first home business!
Date: September 22, 2009
As a mom it can be so difficult to sleep worrying over your babies every breath. We all know the risk of SIDS. I found 5 things greatly reduce your child’s SIDS risk
2 Use a binky
3. Put a fan in your child’s room
4. Sleep only on their back
5. No blankets or bumpers in the crib
Even when I do all those things I find myself listening for every breath my baby takes while sleeping. I am sure knowing a mom who lost a baby to SIDS makes me even more nervious. So I went looking for a Baby Movement Monitor to help everyone sleep better.
We tried the ones that have a pad that goes under the crib mattress. However when your child starts moving you can get false alarms. And it is so scary to have that alarm go off in the middle of the night when nothing is wrong.
Now I have found SNUZA – Baby Movement Monitor. This one goes with you baby where ever they are: in their crib, in your arms, in moms bed. And if you have twins you can let them share the same crib and have one SNUZA on each child with no interference. The SNUZA unit attaches easily to your child’s diaper. It truly monitors each breath.
And one feature of the SNUZA Baby Movement Monitor that really sold me is the baby stimulation. If you child does not breathe in 15 seconds the until vibrates which stimulates your child to breath. If that happens 3 times in a row the alarm will sound to let you know to have your baby checked.
So if you want to sleep better tonight order your SNUZA Baby Movement Monitor today!
Date: September 21, 2009
Did you know that there are “danger zones” in your house? Especially when it comes to your children, the two hot spots, or danger zones are the bathroom and the kitchen. We are focusing on the bathroom and how to make it a safer place, especially for your children.
The bathroom has several things that make it dangerous for children. These include: toilet, bathtub, garbage can, medicine cabinet and possibly items under the sink. Other possibilities include burns and electrical risks.
The first of the dangers is the toilet. If you have a little one you probably don’t have to be told that they seem to be fascinated by the toilet, especially the water. However, for small children this can be dangerous as they can easily fall into it and might even drown. If you have a mobile toddler then a toilet lid lock will give you peace of mind.
Secondly is the bathtub, not only is there the drowning risk, but the other risk involves the temperature of the water. This should always be tested before putting a child in the bathtub and a child should never be left alone in a bathtub. We found a Bath Tub Alarm that will tell you if the water is too hot, plus alarm if you leave a tub filling that might over flow.
The garbage can is an additional hazard. Before children, most of us never considered what we threw away in our bathroom garbage, but after having children this is a different story. We must be careful as little hands will reach and grab almost anything, from razors, to feminine products. Consider using a bathroom garbage can with a lid.
The medicine cabinet is the next place you must consider. Make sure that it is locked and that all medicines are sealed properly and put away. One out of 5 toddlers can open bottles with child proof lids. You want to at least be sure they are out of reach of your children. I moved mine to an upper kitchen cabinet instead of the bathroom.
Another possibility for danger is if you have cleaning supplies or other items stored under your sink. You will either want to move these out of reach of your children or you will want to lock the cabinet so that the children can not get to these items. Magnetic cabinet locks can keep these secure from your children.
Two final risks include electrical shock and burning. There are items always stored and used in the bathroom such as space heaters, hairdryers, curling irons and other personal accessories that must be properly used so that they do not cause electrical risks. Burning is another risk that these items may cause as well. Safety precautions must be taken in order to keep your children safe from these risks.
Be aware and be thorough when preparing your bathrooms to safely allow your children inside. Child proof this room with locks and latches to keep your kids safe. And always supervise your children when they are in the bathroom. Our Bathroom Safety Kit can help start this process.
Date: September 18, 2009
Baby proofing your home is one task that will never end from the moment you have children until they are grown up children. There are safety precautions that one must take that change from age to age for a child. While small babies require a safe crib, car seat and properly heated bath water, an older child needs to be safe from sharp objects, and keep items such as medicine out of there reach.
September is baby safety month, so no matter what stage your baby is at, or maybe your child it is a good time to re-evaluate the safety of your home. Because the truth is the safety inspections and baby or childproofing is not a task that should be done only once and then forgotten. It is a task that you must do continually as your child grows and changes.
Revisit the biggies such as securing heavy appliances, TV’s, and furniture, but recheck the small things as well such as light socket covers to make sure they are properly placed. Also as your child grows be sure and educate them about safety in and around your home.
You might want to teach them how to dial 911 in case of an emergency, the technique of stop, drop and roll in case of a fire and even your exit plan. Educate them about opening the door to strangers and what to do if an intruder breaks in your home.
These are all things that you can do to help keep your child safe. Do whatever it takes. We can help you at My Precious Kid Child Safety Store.
Date: September 17, 2009
Our homes though they may seem to be the safest places for our children can have areas that need extra precaution in order to truly be safe for them. One of these areas is in the kitchen. The kitchen has so many different things in it that can be harmful to small children, from cleaning supplies to knives, from hot stoves to heavy objects.
There are some precautions that one can take to be certain that your children stay safe. Secure the cabinet area where cleaning supplies are kept with a childproof lock. Keep kitchen knives and other sharp utensils out of the reach of your children.
Be sure that your stove is secured to the wall in case a child tries to climb on the front of it causing it to tip forward. You will also want to teach your children that the stove is hot. This can be taught from a very young age.Add a stove guard to protect little hands from reaching hot pans.
Even with these security measures in place you will want to always monitor a child who is in the kitchen, never leaving a child alone in this room of your house. Adding a safety baby gate to separate your kitchen from other living areas can make your home even safer.
When it comes to the safety of our children we can never be too safe. My Precious Kid Child Safety Store has lot of other home safety products to help keep your children safe!
Date: September 15, 2009
I will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to www.MyPreciousKid.com
To be entered do ONE of the following (or do all three for 3 entries):
1. SUBSCRIBE to this blog, then leave a comment here letting me know.
2. TWEET about this at TWITTER with @MyPreciousKid in it, post comment here letting me know. Put this BLOG URL in your tweet
3. BLOG about this drawing, then leave a comment here with the post URL. Put this BLOG URL in your post.
One entry for each subscribe & comment, tweet & comment, and blog post & comment. I will verify all entries and then do a random drawing on 12/31/2009 from all the comments.
NOTE: Winner must be a current subscriber of this blog at that time.
Date: September 14, 2009
Radian Car Seats by Sunshine Kids are my very favorite. I love that they have stainless steel frame and fold up to go in my trunk. They have an awesome safety rating! It is the car seat I have in my car for my grand daughter.
RADIAN CAR SEAT SALE: This week Sunshine Kids has allowed us to put the Radian 80 Car Seat and Monterey Booster Seat on sale. Also we are offering free UPS shipping on Radian 80 & Monterey to your USA address with COUPON CODE: FR99RAD, one use per customer. Limited to stock on hand.
ORDER yours today. We have 2 Radian 80 in Grey and 2Radian 80 in Pink floral and 3 Monterey Booster Seats in Grey in stock.
Date: September 14, 2009