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Monday, March 2, 2015

Have You Been to Sea Life?

Sea Life Aquarium is just awesome. There are various colorful fish that you will see. Sea Life just opened on January 29, 2015, 4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hill, Michigan 48326. 

Sea Life in Auburn Hills


The hours for Sea Life in Auburn Hills are Monday through Friday 10 am-9pm,
Saturday 10 am-9pm, and Sunday 10 am-6pm. Now because of the awesome response they are recommending to pre-book online. There is limited availability for walk-up tickets. Tickets are a little pricy with online tickets 13+ and over $21.15 per person, Ages 3-12 $16.65 per person. Group rates and annual passes are available.

Facts

You will see over 5,000 creatures and there are 32 locations all over the world. I saw beautiful Sting- Rays, Sharks, and much more. Children were amazed to see all these creatures. I found it to be fascinating.

Sting-Ray Coming Towards Us


The Shark at Sea life


Horseshoe Crabs at Sea Life


Hands On at Sea Life
  
The great thing about the hands on at Sea Life is that everything that you see in the video below could be touched. Children love putting their hands in the water and touching the creatures.



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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Would You Allow Your Child to be Microchipped?

There Are Those that Already Have the Microchip Implants. Are you surprised the microchip implants are not only in dogs, but are in humans too? Humans are using microchips in a variety of ways.


rifd chip the size of a grain of rice


You may be surprised at the various ways that microchip implants are used. Some argue that the implants can invade a person's privacy. There are those that suggest that you may even see babies being microchipped for identity purposes when they are born instead of using the id tags that are presently used.  With the expansion of technology who is to say that this will not occur?

Texas Chipping Proposal
Now a San Antonio School District in Texas has proposed chipping students with the emphasis it will keep the children safer, because they will know where the children are according to Jonathan Ranker. He further states the cost is $525,065 to start and then $136,005 annually. Now does this cost outweigh the benefit? Is this really a safe option for children?




Rotterdam, Holland

Marcus Riley showed a video of a Baja Night Club in Rotterdam, Holland that accepts Vip customers who have microchip implants. Irvine, the young man in the video, explains that he has had the implant for 4 years. The implant needs to be surgically inserted under the skin and cut out if he wants
it removed. His implant is similar to a human ATM,whereas money comes off the account to pay for his drinks.



666 Club

According to Paul Bui, although Wisconsin passed a law making it a crime to require an individual to be implanted with a microchip, the Baha Beach Club in Barcelona does offer service to chipped members indicating that it gives quicker bar service. It is further argued that with the chip there is no need to carry ID documents or credit cards. When I think about this, the problem with this is that this  information could get into the wrong hands. Look at all the problems that are occurring with hacking of credit card information online that can be sold to the highest bidder.


RIFID Implants

RIFID Implants (Radio-Frequency Identification chips) is basically a small computer chip connected to an antennae according to Tom Burgdhardt. He further adds although it does not require a battery, the reading range is less than an inch to about twenty or thirty feet, but a self-powered implant has a much longer range going directly to a computer system involving inventory control or surveillance. Now I know that there are those who are arguing and asking when does it go past surveillance and possibly become a controlled situation?


There are dogs that currently have microchip implants that are useful for tracking dogs. My daughter found a stray dog that really needed medical attention. This was a very small dog. After taking her to the vet, they discovered she did have a chip in her and they were able to locate the owner. I would have never imagined that the dog had a chip. There are those that have talked about the possibility of tracking device usage in humans.


Memory Restoration

Were you aware that according to Cnn.com, there are reports that 80,000 people have chip implants in their brain to help with short-term memory lost? There are a variety of usages for microchips in humans. I do not know what the future will bring, however, I do know that time and technology waits for no one. What are your thoughts on this concept of micro-chipping in humans?




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Friday, February 13, 2015

Would You Have a Genetically Modified Baby?

If you have been having trouble having a baby, would you consider having a genetically modified baby? Do you even know what a genetically modified baby is? 

Genetically Modified Babies


First Genetically Modified

Now possibly you have heard of genetically modified foods. Did you know that the world's first genetically modified babies will graduate high school this year? Yes according to techcrunch.com this is the results of 30 embryos being injected with a third person's genetic material. They further added that they do not know the children's identity, nor how they are doing health wise. Now I have watched movies about babies being cloned, but never really thought about the reality of it.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

According to foxnews, the possibilities of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes may cure the epidemic of mosquitoes in Florida. They further add that mosquitoes have become resistant to sprays and the genetically modified mosquitoes will not live long once they mate and subsequently future generations of mosquitoes will not care the deadly viral disease that infects those bitten.
In all honesty does modified mosquitoes compare to modified babies? Are they comparing apples to oranges?



Statistics

According to ABCnews, the DNA contains about 0.03 percent of the total DNA which can make copies of themselves and divide. They further add that the other 99.97 percent of the cell's DNA comes from the nucleus and the 23 pairs of chromosomes.



Arguments

There may be those that argue why not just adopt because there are so many children that need parents? Some may say this type of procedure is inhumane. Still others may ask, “Where does it end: will there eventually be designing babies to have the colored eyes or physical features that you want your child to have?" Will this go on to be like cosmetic surgery? Do you think you will be guaranteed a smart baby with the right genetic modifications? Some may argue that the equation of  God has been taken out of the picture. Others may argue scientists are going too far, but what lengths will parent's go to, to have a baby? If you felt you had not other alternatives, would this be the avenue that you choose to have a baby?What are your views on this subject?

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

5 Positive Phrases to Uplift Your Child

Sometimes our minds may be our greatest enemy. Because God gives us creativeness in our spirit, we can empower our children to say uplifting phrases that will help them immensely.

Positive thoughts for the day


Can you help your children learn to have positive thoughts for the day? Sure you can. Have you ever stopped to listen to some of the things that children might say? Have you ever heard children say aloud, “I am so stupid,” or possibly, “I never do anything right.” Those type of comments are very defeating and demeaning to themselves. There is a better way. Some phrases that you may want to encourage your children to say aloud to themselves are as follows:

1. I Can

Often I recall my children saying, “I can't.” I would tell them that is a phrase that is not allowed. Instead I would suggest them to replace it with “I can.” I would remind them there is nothing to hard for God no matter what a situation may look or feel like. My Pastor often says, “I am who God says I am.” That is so true. People may want to label us and put limits on us, but there are no limits with God. 2Nd Corinthians 5:21 tells me that I am the righteousness of God. I recall a Principal talking to third and 4th graders. Something she said that really stuck in my mind was that employers are looking for what people can do for them. I agree. They do not want to hear what you cannot do, but what you can do.

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2. I am Awesome

“I am awesome” is my favorite. It is important for your children to learn to encourage themselves. They need to speak good things to their mind. By continuing to do so they will eventually receive it and believe it.

3. I Love You

Have you ever looked in the mirror and told yourself, “I love you.” This is something that you and your children can learn to do. It is not too late. According to Linda Noble at Huffington Post.com, when she says, “I love you” in the mirror she feels good and she experiences those changes in her body.  Your children deserve to feel good, because there is negativity in the world whether we want it there or not.



4. I am Unique

Your children should know and say, “I am Unique.” Why? No one has the same DNA that they do. God made them specifically with their own individual blueprints. Someone may be like or similar to them, but they are not them.

5. Today Is My Learning Opportunity

“Today Is My Learning Opportunity” is another thing your children can say daily. They can look at life as a God given day to learn something new. You can always learn something valuable in nearly every situation. Even if you ask yourself, “How could I have handled that situation better.” This is a tool that can get your child to think outside of the box.

Note: Finally, parents it will not hurt at all if you say some of these same things to your children as well.


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Monday, February 2, 2015

Does Your Child Always Blame?

Does your child always blame others for problems rather than taking responsibility. Have you wondered why your child does this? Does blaming others really solve the problem?

When you take a look at why children are always blaming others, you may see a few great revelations. Maybe they feel it is easier to blame someone else. Lets look at some of the reasons why children may blame others.

Stop Blaming Others


Approval

Scholastic.com talks about a schoolroom situation where a child is blaming someone else for using the big scissors even though the teacher saw the student pick the scissors up to use. It is suggested that possibly this child is yearning for approval and the fear of disapproval is the reasoning for blaming others.




Victim

Do your children see themselves as the victim? This is another reason that children may blame others according to empowering parents.com.

Accountability

According to Compartment, you can hold children accountable for their actions by making honesty pay. How can you do that? You can be calm, approachable, and more importantly let children know that everyone makes mistakes. They further add not to forget to give children praise for owning up to their actions.




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When children blame do you become highly upset and raise your voice when confronting them?
What could children do differently instead of blaming? According to Huffington.com when asking children what they could do differently,  you allow your children to grow from this situation and even help them feel empowered. Let's face it feeling empowered is an awesome feeling.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

5 Children Birthday Party Ideas (Omg)

 
Do you want to do some fun things for the next birthday party for your children? Possibly you want to do something different and something unique? Possibly you would like a few unique ideas. There are a few things listed below that you might find interesting:













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1. Game Truck Party:

Are your children into video gaming? Most children love to play videos. Then why not have a video gaming party? The children can eat their pizza and cake before the Gaming Truck arrives. The Gaming Truck is a Mobil truck that travels throughout Michigan and other parts of the United States. When you book one of these parties, the children will just need to board the truck outside your home and start playing the video games of their choice. I have heard of traveling beauty salons and traveling dog grooming trucks. Now there is the Gaming trucks. The truck will have games such as Box 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 and much more. They have parties for all ages. That is just awesome.

I like that the children are all contained in one area and the games are played on big screen televisions. The children just love it.

Gaming Truck Party


2. Swimming Party

I have attended one of these at the YMCA, G-5219 Pierson Road, Flint, Michigan, 48433. They are very nice. They provide you with a room for the food and where you will eat after you have been to the activities provided such as basketball. Then you
will head to the swimming pool. There is a sitting area right by the pool for the adults that might not be getting in the pool with their children. They also, have a kiddie pool less than 3 feet of water. These children parties were simple and sweet. They served pizza, cake, and pop. The children seem to really enjoy themselves and the parents did a great job at the party that I attended.

Genesys Athletic Club, 801 Health Blvd., Grand Blanc, Michigan, 48439, also sponsors swimming parties with this same setup mentioned above, but they are somewhat more expensive. Some of the children activities before getting in the pool may include basketball, soccer, or tumbling on a gymnastic pad. I found both of them to be very interesting.

 
3. Karaoke

Children will love singing their favorite songs on the Karaoke machine. You will be surprised at how talented they are when given a microphone and a chance to show off. I discovered this when the first graders performed in a talent show at school. They were so very talented with singing and dancing as well.

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4. Temporary Tattoos:

These can be applied to the outside of the drinking cups. There are a variety of theme characters that you might want to use such as the Toy Story theme or possibly Winnie-the-Pooh. Be sure to make sure the cups is clean and dry. It usually takes about 30 seconds to apply the tattoo characters to the outside of the cup.

5. Treats

Before the children leave the party, you may want to give them a bag of individual treats which may include candy.



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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

3 Tips to Inspire Your Kids By Example

There are numerous ways that you can inspire your child, but one of the greatest daily inspiration is by example.

Daily Inspiration


1. Allow your child to hear you praising God. Example (“Thank you Jesus”)

2. Allow your child to see you being kind to someone.

3. Allow your child to see you hug your spouse.

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