Baby Games To Play At A Baby Shower

Babies are so much fun. My sister has a baby shower coming up and it gave me the idea to write about the games played at Baby Showers. Games at a baby shower are lots of fun since moms-to-be, godparents, grandparents, and other invitees in the baby shower can get to play childish games again.

Some of the baby shower games that can be played include Sing It, Baby!, Measuring up Mommy, Here's Looking at You, Kid!, Don't Say Baby, Baby Truth or Dare, The Seventh Gift, and Dig out the Pins.

These baby games are the common baby shower games usually played. They are a great way that would let the guests mingle and get to know each other, if they aren't acquainted yet. This is also another great way to give honor to the mom-to-be for having that precious baby on the way.

How do we play these games ? Here is the run-down on how to play these games and create good memories of a great baby shower.

In Sing It, Baby!, the guests participants form a circle. They can sit or stand. Then, each guest must sing a line or two from a song that has the word "baby" in it. When the first game player has finished, the next person seated on her right has ten seconds to sing another "baby" song. "Baby" songs cannot be repeated, thus, participants who repeat a song or cannot think of a "baby" song gets booted out of the game. Last person singing in this baby shower game wins the prize!

How big has mommy become? Measuring Up Mommy is the baby game shower to play as this gives the guests the freedom to measure mommy's size. Have a couple of toilet paper rolls ready and ask each participant to estimate the size of mommy's girth by cutting the toilet paper to their guess size. Then each one wraps around the new mommy's stomach the toilet paper they cut. The nearest length approximating to the mommy's stomach wins the prize!

Remember how you looked when you were a baby? This game takes you down memory lane as you need to dig up those baby pictures of yours. Because you need them to play the baby game shower Here's Lookin' At You, Kid! Before the party itself, request all the guests coming to bring the cutest baby picture of themselves.

Upon their arrival, secure each baby picture and assign a number per picture. During the game, lay all baby pictures and give each participant paper and pen and ask them to identify as many baby pictures as they can. The guest with the most number of correct guesses is the big winner.

This game makes you NOT say what you are suppose to be attending to! The game Don't Say Baby is precisely that! Don't say "baby" during the entire length of the shower or the diaper pin that was given to you upon your arrival will be taken away from you. The person with the most number of diaper pins collected at the end of the shower party wins a prize.

This baby shower game is for those who love baby trivia and the like. Play Baby Truth or Dare by writing down some baby trivia, some correct and others purposely written incorrectly. During the baby game shower, ask randomly if the baby facts are either true or false. Those who guess correctly gets a prize while those who don't will be dared to perform in front of everyone else.

We all know that the single lady who catches the bride's wedding bouquet is said to become the next bride. In The Seventh Gift, it is not so much a baby shower game but more of a fable that says that the giver of the seventh gift unwrapped will be the next expecting mother. However, avoid "planting" the seventh gift.

Last but not the least, Dig Out the Pins is the baby shower game that tests the agility of the guests as they fish out the most number of diaper pins from a large bowl filled with uncooked rice and diaper pins in under two minutes. The participant that has the most number of pins brings home the prize.

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Christmas Crafts

Bead and Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Christmas ornaments made from ordinary pipe cleaners and inexpensive acrylic beads are very pretty and easy to make. They look quite impressive yet are easy enough for small children to make. This is one Christmas craft idea to use again and again. Older people will enjoy making this Christmas craft, too, which can be varied to make a number of different sparkling ornaments for your Christmas tree.

To make the bead and pipe cleaner ornaments, you need common pipe cleaners in desired colors and acrylic beads. Two types of beads are particularly effective when strung on pipe cleaners. One type are called sunburst beads, but are also known as paddlewheel beads, snowflake beads, or starburst beads. These beads have six faceted paddles spaced equally around a center that contains the hole for stringing. When several of these sunburst beads are strung consecutively, they fit against each other in an interlocking pattern.

The other type of bead that is also effective for this Christmas craft is called the tri bead or propeller bead. It has three rounded bumps arranged around the stringing hole. Like the sunburst beads, the tri beads interlock when strung consecutively. For the most sparkly and attractive Christmas ornaments, get tri beads and/or sunburst beads in translucent colors of red, green, and clear. The tri beads can also be found in metallic gold and silver which can be used in this Christmas craft as well.

Pipe cleaners can be found in silver and gold tinsel as well as chenille of all colors. For the Christmas craft, the best colors to use are the metallics and Christmas colors. The beads cover the pipe cleaners, but the ends will need to be twisted together and made into hangers, so they show.

Anyone, even small children, can string these beads on pipe cleaners. Bend up the end of the pipe cleaner so the beads don't fall off. The pipe cleaner works like a needle, making a needle unnecessary. For best results, show the children how to alternate colors when stringing, or start a pattern of three colors. When the beads are strung on the pipe cleaners, they can be bent into different Christmas shapes. For instance, string red and clear beads alternately, then bend down one end of the pipe cleaner for a candy cane shape. Or alternate red and green beads and form a circle for a wreath. Use red pipe cleaner to form a small bow to decorate the wreath. Form a hanger for the Christmas craft or simply slip the circle over a branch of the tree.

If you experiment with clear beads and silver pipe cleaners, you can make some beautiful snowflake or star ornaments. Snowflake designs can be twisted of silver pipe cleaner only, without the beads for a simple but pretty decoration.

Bead and pipe cleaner ornaments are a Christmas craft you will find yourself using every year. Children and their parents will both appreciate this simple yet pretty Christmas craft.


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Choosing the right Wahm Business

Are you considering a WAHM (Work At Home Mom) career ? First, there is a set of decisions that must be made before leaping forward. You must decide whether or not working at home is right for you. Next, you need to consider what type of work at home job you will be doing. There are many opportunities out there, both online and offline. Having a successful venture starts with evaluating your own skills and requirements in a job and then finding the right match.

Sometimes the best place to start with your work at home career is where your out of the home career ended. Many women find that they can become independent contractors in the field that they previously worked in. You can use your previous work experience as a launching pad for your Wahm career. Some of the ways to use your experience to your advantage are: finding a company that hires people in your field to work from home, using your previous experience to become an “expert” writer in your field or starting a business related to your previous field.

However, some women look at their work at home careers as a way to break out of their old job. If you’d like to try something completely different, there are plenty of opportunities for entry-level work as an independent contractor. Many of these jobs deal with telephone or online customer service. When you work as a customer service agent from your home, you just need a reliable Internet connection and a working phone. Companies also hire medical transcriptionists, data entry professionals and virtual personal assistants to telecommute.

If you want to start your own business, the opportunities are very vast. You can start with a direct sales company and sell products from an established brand to friends and neighbors. You’ll make commissions through your sales and also off of recruiting other people to sell the products. There are hundreds of direct sales companies that offer everything from aromatherapy products, to candles, to cooking supplies.

Another option for starting your own business is offering a service in your community. Day care center operators, florists, professional organizers and hairdressers all have the option of working at home, among many other professions. Of course, starting a business in your community normally means that you’ve had some experience in that field. However, there are some small business ideas that can be started without much experience at all.

Many women turn to the Internet for a source of at home income. The World Wide Web offers a plethora of job opportunities. You can offer your services online as a freelance web designer, writer or virtual assistant. You can also start an online store that sells products that you make yourself or have the rights to resell. Many Wahms establish their businesses online by using one of the popular auction sites, like eBay. Others make great earnings by selling other people`s products. One of the greatest example of this is Rosalind Gardner. Read Her Story Here.
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Decide first what type of job you’d like to do and then work from there. If you are truly a people person and need to get out each day, direct sales or a local service business might be right for you.

If you are the type of mom who lives online and is comfortable with the Internet, try finding a job or starting your own business on the web.

If you like the comfort of having a weekly paycheck, look into telecommuting positions.

Once you’ve decided what category of job you’d like, do some research on what it takes to be successful at that type of business. If you feel like you are drawn to one particular business or company, then sit on your decision for a week and see how it feels. Imagine what your life will be like as you take on the duties of that job. Most importantly, be realistic with yourself about how much time you can devote to your business. Finding the right match isn’t hard when you thoroughly consider your options.


Buying A Game Console On The Web

With christmas approching, chances are, if you have kids, X-Box, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, are all words that come around often at your house.
Gone are the days when you had to spend a fortune just to play your favorite video game in mall arcades. Now, modern video game systems are available. Children, young and old, can enjoy their favorite video games right at home.

The most popular game consoles are Nintendo’s Wii, Sony’s Play Station 3 and Microsoft’s XBOX 360. Modern technology allows a gamer to experience high definition visuals and very impressive features .

These popular consoles don’t come that cheap. Good thing that like other electronic products, you can order your favorite, or must i say your kid's favorite, gaming systems online. With the help of the internet, you don’t have to go through the hassles of personally going to the mall in these times of christmas madness. Shopping online will evenly let you compare the Big Box Stores you would find in your mall.

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The best part of buying online is that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when comparing prices. Just browse through the different websites using your favorite search engine and then make the purchase.

The first thing you need to do is some research. Check that the website you’re going to purchase from is secure. In making a purchase, you have to provide your credit card information, thus, ensure that you’re not providing any personal information to some fly by night companies. Some have been around for a long time. They provide very high quality eshopping. Enhance your Game. Shop GameShark Store.

Next, since you’ll have access to hundreds of websites selling all the gaming systems available, you can make sound judgments on what kind of gaming system would best fit your needs. You’ll have to take into consideration not only the features but also the price of the game consoles, as it will vary from website to website.
And finally, once you’ve made the choice, you’ll then pay for it. Shipment usually takes less than a week.

If you’re not satisfied with the built-in games that came with your system, you can always purchase more games online and also have them delivered to your place. One way of getting new games that is Really taking off, is renting them on the internet at websites like GameFly. For a small monthly fee, your kids can try lots of games for as long as they want, and get a good discount if you decide to purchase the game.
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HomeSchooling Advantages And Disadvantages

People new to the idea and concept of homeschooling often have thousands of questions to ask. Here is some helpful information to guide you in weighing

The Pros and Cons:

Some homeschooling advantages are:

- Allows for quality time, providing individualized attention and instruction to your child. Homeschooling parents can better understand their children; observe how kids progress, what areas they find difficult and help them out.

- Children learn at their own pace. Homeschooled children can progress when they are ready, not when everybody is ready. He/she can remain focused on subjects that pose more difficulties without pressure that others are already moving on.

- Parents pattern their teaching style and curriculum in accordance with the child’s learning curve and style, allowing him/her to successfully understand the subject matter, thus better knowledge retention and results are achieved.

- No peer pressure. At a homeschool, age classification is not a factor, therefore children not only associate with children their same age, but with children of different ages and adults as well, so they can decide on their own without the influence of peers.

- “Hands on learning”. Activities which are outside the context of books and are very much essential to the child’s learning process. Trips to the park, the museum, the zoo, going fishing with dad can be a great time to spend an afternoon educating your child.

Homeschooling disadvantages:

- For the homeschool parent, much time and effort is required for preparation of teaching materials, lessons and managing the child’s opportunities in order to cultivate friendships and expand on the child’s interests.

- Parents who homeschool do not have enough time to spend for themselves when kids are constantly at home. This frequent time of being together can be at times suffocating and, therefore, can not work in certain families.

- Homeschooled children do not have a lot of opportunities to bond and develop friendships with peers. For many families, this really is not a problem and is supplemented by taking the kids out to play in the park, attend lessons in ballet, jazz, join a soccer or baseball league, etc. However it takes a lot of effort on the part of parents to insure that their kids have these opportunities.

Homeschooling or traditional school learning, depends mostly on you, as a parent. How much are you willing to give your child. On top of all the learning materials, the field trips and the special perks, homeschooling entails more of love, patience and encouragement.


Getting Your Kids Interested In Learning

For parents, nothing is more exciting than seeing a child with a keen interest in learning more about the world and day to day life. Most small children go through a period of curiosity and questioning, and you need to show your child that this is a very healthy way to live. When your child questions everything and takes nothing for face value, he or she will grow up to be a very brilliant individual. Make sure to respond to every question he or she may have.

There are many ways that you can foster this kind of attitude in a child, and you should do your best to encourage it in all of your children

First, you need to start incorporating books into the lives of your children from a very young age. Even before your child can understand what you’re saying, you should read picture books and describe what is going on. This may seem pointless, but many studies have shown that it will lead to a more eloquent and verbose child.

As the child gets older, start reading more complex books. Don’t worry about getting out of his or her reading level. Make the library into a fun outing for you and your kids. Go once or twice a week to get new books, and encourage your kids to finish the books before the next outing so that they can exchange the books for other ones. Most libraries offer some summer programs where the kids log their books and receive rewards.

As your kids become more proficient readers, you need to push them to higher content levels. It doesn’t matter if your 5 year old is reading at a 6th grade level as long as he or she understands the book and isn’t exposed to anything that you wouldn’t want him or her to read. Keep upping the ante and complexity of the books that your child reads, you will see growth in leaps and bounds. You should be wary of something that is frequently a result of advanced children, and that is a lack of interest in school. If your child is reading adult-level fiction and non-fiction books, it isn’t likely that public school will offer enough of a challenge. Many advanced children do better in homeschooling or private school.

Parenthood is different for everyone, and reading is just one aspect that you have to pay attention to. A healthy relationship with your kids will let them grow up to be healthy individuals. The rewards are well worth it and should inspire you to try your best as a parent.


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Vacations With Kids - Amusement Parks -

Selecting a vacation destination when travelling with kids can be a difficult task. When searching for destination options, you are likely to see that there are an unlimited number of options available. To select the perfect destination, you are urged to think about what you want and need out of a vacation. If you are a thrill seeker or you live for excitement, you may want to consider vacationing at an amusement park.

In many areas of the world, an amusement park is often referred to as a theme park. If you are searching for popular amusement park destinations, you may always want to consider searching for theme parks, as well. Theme parks differ slightly from amusement parks. The only difference is that there is often a theme present. This theme may involve popular cartoon characters, a particular style of music, animals, or other popular topics.

Once you have made the decision to select an amusement park as your next vacation destination, you will have to find the park that you want to vacation at. To enjoy a vacation on a budget, there are many individuals who consider visiting an amusement park that is located near their home. If you are interested in making more out of your amusement park vacation, you may want to examine parks located in other areas of the world.

One of the many concerns of vacationers, maybe even yourself included, is the amount of activities found at an amusement park. Amusement parks come in all different sizes. If you are interested in traveling a long distance to reach the amusement park of your dreams, you may need to make other accommodations. To eliminate additional plans, you may want to consider vacationing at an amusement park resort.
Amusement park resorts are resorts that have an amusement park, as well as other additional facilities and accommodations. Onsite hotels, golf courses, spas, and restaurants are just a few of the many facilities that can be found at an amusement park resort. The additional facilities and activities are often what make these resorts so appealing. In addition to enjoying amusement park attractions, you could spend the day at the spa or on the golf course.

In the United States, three of the most popular amusement park resorts include Disneyland, Disney World, and Orlando Studios. If you are interested in booking your next vacation at one of these well-known resorts, you are encouraged to book your reservation well in advance. Without a reservation, you will still be granted admittance into the park, but reservations are often needed for hotels, fine dining restaurants, and golf courses. Last year when we visited Disney World i purchased this small ebook i found on the web that will provide you with tons of very cool information. If you are planning a visit to Disney World i wouln`t go without it. Check it out here.

While amusement park resorts are popular, they are often expensive. If you are looking for a way to vacation at an amusement park without having to pay a large amount of money, you may want to consider traditional amusement parks. These amusement parks may offer onsite camping or hotel accommodations, but they are not considered resorts. If you are only interested in the rides and attractions at an amusement park, then you may be able to save money by avoiding popular resorts.

In the United States, well-known amusement parks include, but are not limited to, Bush Gardens, Sea World, Discory Cove, Adventure Island, Water Country USA, Sesame Place, Six Flags... Many of these amusement parks are not considered resorts, just traditional theme parks. All Sea World parks focus on marine life. In addition to park rides, aquatic shows are available. Many Six Flags parks have a Looney Tunes theme. This theme is apparent as soon as you walk in the door and are greeted by popular cartoon characters. Many Bush Garden parks have a safari theme. In addition to park rides, many parks have onsite zoos.

Once you have found an amusement park that you’d like to visit, you can easily begin preparations to reach your destination. Once there, you and your family will have fun vacationing at a destination that is designed to bring out the thrill seeker in you.


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Food Allergies in Kids

Food allergies are a common problem in kids. Nearly two million children have food allergies in the United States. Some food allergies are life threatening, even if the food is taken in very little quantity. Peanut tops the list of notorious foods which cause allergies. Following it are milk, especially cow’s milk, soy, eggs, wheat, seafood and many types of nuts.

Food allergies are caused when the immune system is confused. The job of the immune system is to protect the body from diseases, bacteria, viruses and germs. The antibodies produced by the immune system helps to fight these external organisms which makes the person sick. But if the body is allergic to certain food, the immune system mistakes the food to a harmful foreign substance and takes action towards it thinking that it is dangerous to the body. The body acts adversely, when it isn’t supposed to do so.

When the immune system detects allergic substance, the antibodies produce mast cells. They are a kind of immune system cell which release a chemical, such as histamine, in the bloodstream. These chemicals affect the respiratory system, digestive system, nose, eyes, throat, and skin. Symptoms are runny nose, tingling sensation in the lips or tongue, and itchy skin rash like hives. The reaction can be mild to severe and depends on every individual. The symptoms can appear right after the food is consumed or after a few hours. Other symptoms are cough, wheezing, nausea, hoarse voice, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ache, and throat tightness.

A sudden and harsh allergic reaction is known as anaphylaxis. The patient encounters many problems, all at once which involve blood vessels, the heart, digestion, breathing, and skin. The blood pressure drops very steeply, the tongue swells and there is swelling in the breathing tubes. Patients who have such allergic reactions should be ready to handle emergencies. They should always carry some type of medicine which will help to combat or reduce the adverse affect of the food.
Most of the times, it is very easy to detect the cause of food allergy. Problems such as hives begin to surface as soon as the child eats the substance he is allergic to. At other times, it becomes very difficult to determine the cause of allergy. In such cases, everything should be observed under close surveillance.

Food items which are made out of many ingredients should be thoroughly checked for the allergic cause. Most of the times, allergies are inherited from other family members or other kids born with food allergies. Changes in the surroundings and the body play a major role in these kinds of cases. Some of the kids aren’t actually allergic to the food and show only mild reaction. Like people who are lactose intolerant suffer from diarrhea and belly pain after consuming milk and diary products. This is not an indication that the child is allergic to milk. This reaction happens because their body is incapable of breaking down the sugars which are found in diary products and milk.

If the conditions are severe, a doctor should be consulted immediately. If food allergy is diagnosed, the doctor refers to an allergy specialist. The doctor asks questions like eating patterns, past allergic reactions and the time period between the consumption of food and the surfacing of the symptoms. The specialist can also ask about allergy related conditions like asthma or eczema and whether allergic reactions are hereditary. Usually skin test and blood test is done to test the antibodies and the reaction they have on the skin when it is exposed to the allergic substance.

Kids who are allergic to egg and milk outgrow them as the age progresses. But allergies which are severe and are related to items such as peanut, shrimps, and some kinds of fish, last for a lifetime. Other than food, children can be allergic to certain medicines and flower pollen. The best way to avoid allergies is to avoid the cause of it. No specific medicine has been developed for the cure of allergies.

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Eczema in Children

When a child`s skin rash cannot be blamed on poison ivy or chicken pox, the culprit is eczema. In this condition, the skin turns red, scaly and develops sores. The itching is beyond the limit and the skins starts to shed in the form of scales. Dermatitis is the medical name for eczema. Dermatitis actually means inflammation of the skin and the skin turns pink and sore. Eczema is a common child problem as out of ten kids at least one kid gets eczema and majority of them get it before they turn five years old. Kids who are above five years old are also at a risk of developing eczema, but once they become teenagers, the chances are negligible.

Not only does eczema dries the skin, it also makes it itch horribly. The skin break out can even take the form of rashes. Eczema is a condition which comes and goes frequently and therefore it is chronic. When any foreign bodies come in contact with the skin, a special kind of cells present in the skin will react to them. Basically, they inflame the skin as a measure of protection. The harmful foreign objects trigger the reaction and make these special cells to over react. This turns the skin itchy, sore and red. Children, who get eczema frequently, have a larger quantity of these special cells.

Usually, people who have family members with asthma, hay fever or any allergies are more prone to getting eczema. It is in their genes to get eczema and this problem is passed over to them by their parent. Some scientists say that people, who as children have had eczema, are at a higher risk of developing asthma or hay fever later in their life. Allergies can only make eczema worse. The good news is that eczema is not contagious. The first symptom of eczema is rash development. These rashes may seem to go away in the beginning, but will return back. Although eczema itches badly, not all rashes will itch. Eczema will start to develop behind the knees and inside of the elbows. It will slowly spread to the face and other body parts.

Because rashes can be caused due to many other reasons apart from eczema, the doctor will examine the rashes and its cause very carefully. If eczema is confirmed, the child may have to use a moisturizing cream or lotion to stop the itchiness and drying of the skin. In serious cases, the patient will be recommended corticosteroids. It is a steroid cream or ointment which needs to be applied to check skin inflammation. If the itching is really irritating, antihistamine can be taken in either liquid or pill form. And if the scratching had resulted in an infection, antibiotics will also be prescribed. The problem doesn’t get solved forever, but it makes the condition better for the time being.

There are certain things which trigger eczema and should be avoided by children who get eczema frequently. Perfumes, detergents, soap, dry air in winters with very little moisture, and sweaty and hot skin. Also when coming in contact with dust mites and scratchy fabrics can increase skin irritation. The child must abstain from scratching even if the skin is itching badly, as that will make the skin itch more badly. The skin can also get infected with bacteria because of skin breaking and bleeding. A washcloth can be dipped in cool water and placed on the area of itchiness. The parents should cut the nails short of the child so that he/she doesn’t hurt himself while scratching. Lastly, lots of water should be consumed to provide moisture to the dry skin.

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