Pieces of Time and Pivotal Moments

Pieces of Time and Pivotal Moments Patricia Gatto ©2004 All Rights Reserved. Joyful Productions Life is comprised of pieces of time sprinkled with pivotal moments. Sometimes these moments have immediate impact. Other times, they are slow to manifest and reveal their importance. But if you listen closely to the soft whispers of life, they will guide you on an unexpected journey filled with beauty, understanding and fulfillment. One such moment occurred for me about eight years ago. On this ...

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Barbeques for Ourdoor Cooking

As the spring and summer seasons are on us, many people turn our thoughts to being outdoors and igniting the BBQ. If you're BBQ hooked, as many males and females are that we all know, you're always searching for a reason to fire up the grill and try a new recipe or make an old fave. Most stores begin putting out BBQ appliances when there's still two feet of snow on the ground. They understand how to get you. As you have this dream about being outside calling you to the store, plenty of you will ...

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Patio Design - expanding your home outdoors

By: Nicholas Webb A patio can be just like another room in your house. Effective patio design can mean that your increase the floor space of your home, by adding an outside room that allows you to entertain like never before. A patio can just be a rectangular slab of concrete with some plastic chairs and griller, but it can also be so much more. What comes to mind when you think of a patio? Patio design gives you the opportunity to create an outside living area – an extension of your home ...

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What Does Term Life Insurance Entail?

A simple definition will answer the question "what is term life insurance?" This is insurance that you take out on your life for a certain period of time. If you die during that term then the insurance company will pay the amount of the death benefit to your beneficiary. You do not gain any monetary benefit from having such a life insurance policy while you are still alive, but at least you know your loved ones will be provided for after you are gone. Once the period expires, you can choose to ...

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Why Do Girls From Ukraine Enjoy Popularity With the Foreigners?

The tendency for Western men to marry Ukrainian women does not surprise anyone these days. And it is no wonder, because ladies from this country differ a lot from women of other nationalities. It is not about the appearance, life views, background or education only. It is all about the outstanding Ukrainian culture and upbringing, which are manifested in each word, deed and relationships with other people.So, why do ukrainian ladies enjoy popularity with the foreigners nowadays? What ...

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Adopting a Child of Another Race

Transracial adoption is a source of controversy. Some feel that youngsters should be adopted by a family in which one parent shares the child's ethnicity in order to promote positive self-esteem and racial identity. Others think that an honest, genuine love for a child is the most important thing, and the child's race should not play a role in the selection of an adoptive family. Prospective adoptive parents must understand that not having any prejudice within themselves is not sufficient. ...

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What Is Fostering?

If you love children and are looking for a way to have a positive impact on their life then you may have thought about foster care before. Fostering is a way for people to help children who have faced disadvantages in their lives enjoy some stability and positive reinforcement by offering up their homes and their time. Fostering comes in many guises, however, and can range from short relationships with a variety of different children to very long and intense ones with others. Foster carers ...

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How To Get Pregnant Fast In 4 Easy Steps

How to get pregnant fast, is often the question that most couples asked their medical doctors or their friends whom are already parents. Especially with more and more young, healthy married couples are thinking of having a baby since most of them have been married over a year. With such strong and healthy bodies, the thought of female infertility has not crosses their minds until their doctor confirmed the diagnosis. Improve Fertility Without Prescription Drugs or Surgery...Click Here To Learn ...

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Who Suffers When You Lose Touch With Your Kids?

Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross identified five stages of grieving in her book "On Death and Dying." When someone loses a loved one to death, they process through these five steps but I think that those same five steps apply to divorce as well as to dying. And it's wise to help your child accomplish this processing with the wisdom of your guidance. When an adult loses someone due to a death, they have the lifetime of experience behind them to help them cope with the loss of their dear one. And we all ...

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FARM TO MARKET DAYS

Contact: info@togetherparenting.com Category: Parenting/Family Activities Description: Family activities/recipes for St. Patrick’s Day and spring Word Count: 551 Copyright 2004 Nine Twenty Press URL: _____________________ Summer may begin in June but, for many parts of the country, gardens don’t reach their peak until August. Modern grocery stores manage to keep us satisfied with produce year round, but there is nothing like the flavor of farm fresh tomatoes, peaches, or sweet corn. And ...

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A Mommy Moment

This is going to sound strange, not being a mommy but having a •mommy moment”; it sounds strange to me too! So, let me take you back a few years so I can explain. When my nephew was 2 years old (he’s now 10), I offered to babysit him one day a week so I could develop a relationship with him. I’d missed out on doing this with the previous 5 nieces and nephews to a large extent so I didn’t want to miss out on this one. This little boy had already captured my heart but I wanted ...

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Aquarium Fish Deaths - Some Causes And Remedies

You've set up your aquarium, added some fish and are looking forward to enjoying your new hobby. everything looks fine for a while then slowly the water becomes cloudy, or the fish start to die or algae overtake the tank. What did you do wrong? More importantly what can you do to achieve that sparkling tank with healthy fish that you see in all the pictures? The first thing not to do is panic and rush to the nearest pet shop, buy a load of chemical treatments and dump them in the tank! This ...

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How to Eliminate Heartworms

Studies show that all 50 US states have reported cases of heartworm infection, a condition that can affect all dogs regardless of sex, age or habitat. The highest incidence for dogs not taking preventive medicine rises to a high of 45%, including areas from the Gulf of Mexico to New Jersey, while some areas record rates of 5% and below for the canine heartworm disease. The difference is due mainly to mosquito, environmental and dog population factors, although all dogs in affected regions are ...

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3 Things You Should Never Feed Your Dog

As much as you love your dog and want to share your food with him, you need to be careful as to what you are giving him. Many human foods are dangerous or even toxic to dogs, which is why you should know what you can and cannot share with him. There is a long list of things that should not be fed to your dog; however, there are a few items that are more risky than others. These three things are important for dog owners to know about to avoid their dog from getting extremely ill or even ...

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Blue Dog Rescue Offers Homeless Dogs a New Leash on Life

A volunteer organization devoted to the welfare of stray and homeless dogs in the Austin area, Blue Dog Rescue offers hope for hundreds of dogs every year that otherwise would face euthanization. By providing fostering and home placement services, Blue Dog Rescue’s team of volunteers give these beautiful dogs a second chance at life and the loving homes they deserve.  Many dogs end up in shelters because of irresponsible breeding practices.  Blue Dog Rescue supports the spaying and ...

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