Guest post of the week by Deangelo Spencer
I have been using the internet connection that we set up through clearwirelessinternet.net to pursue one of my hobbies. I recently took a painting class and realized that I was actually pretty good at painting! In the class we dabbled in oil for the first half and then we moved into using watercolors. I have never been too artistic ( can’t draw) but actually have a pretty good knack for painting! I haven’t tried to paint portraits of people or anything yet. But I have been doing landscapes and birds. I love birds and like to paint the many colors of birds. I have been able to order discount supplies on-line. Art supplies are really expensive! I am going to paint everyone in my family something for their birthdays this year. I am thinking that they will be great gifts! I am just trying to decide what I want to paint them. I was thinking about painting a landscape of everyone’s favorite place. I think that it will be something personal and very special.
Children learn lessons and get good influence from cartoons too.
Popeye, the spinach-eating cartoon character first introduced to audiences in 1933, still inspires kids to eat their vegetables. That’s what researchers at Mahidol University in Bangkok determined after showing four and five-year-olds the cartoon. The kids who watched Popeye down a can of spinach ate twice as many vegetables as the kids who did not see the cartoon. Professor Chutima Sirikulchayanonta, lead researcher, says the experiment prompted children to eat more vegetables, but didn’t influence their fruit consumption – probably because they already eat lots of fruit. Popeye is credited with saving the spinach industry in the U.S. in the 1930s.
Source: Coffee News Wylie Edition, Oct. 3, 2011
Fruits and vegetables are good for the body. Children who eat fruits and vegetables are healthier, more active, and smarter. So as early as toddler age, we should encourage our kids to eat these healthy foods.
Learning how to drive is a big achievement for me. I am very thankful that my husband has given me the opportunity to learn how to drive. While I was in the training period, we already began car shopping.
One of the helpful resources we had that time is a car buying guide. It really helped us determine and decide what type of car is best for me, and how much we were be able to save on purchasing one. As what the car buying guide said, we researched for prices and read feedback from other buyers or owners. We enjoyed car shopping. Buying a car was not a hassle at all. Now we love taking the car on family trips.