Wish for Mother

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My mother celebrated her 77th birthday last March 29. I thank God for this. They said, if you reached this number, it’s already a bonus. Well, my mother is suffering from illness and from time to time she needs to have blood transfusion.  As I write this, she is confined in the hospital for three days already.  Last January 2018, she was confined in Manila, February, March and now April in the hospital again. I hope it won’t happen again. We don’t want to send her in the hospital monthly.

Please God, let me see her smile once again. She is already old and the family only wants to see her smiling everyday without thinking her health condition. Please HEAL my mother Lord God, this I asked in Jesus name. Amen.

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College Expenses for Divorced Parents

In Illinois, new laws may have an impact on your children’s college expenses. In 2016, changes were made to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act that affect college expenses for all non-minor children of divorced parents.

Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, child support terminates when a child graduates from high school or reaches age 18, whichever comes later. When a child turns 19, child support terminates even if he/she is still attending high school. According to Illinois laws, courts have the power to allocate college expenses for children of divorced parents. Such expenses include school fees and tuition, housing costs, meal plans, books and supplies, and medical and dental costs, including insurance fees. Courts can also allocate expenses incurred during college breaks. If a child resides at home with a parent while going to college, courts will take living expenses into account and allocate them between both parents. Revisions made in 2016 make significant changes to previous laws. Courts look at financial obligations for both parents and the child who is attending college. Recent revisions include:

* Parental financial obligations for college expenses terminate at age 23, unless good cause can be shown for continuing support. If additional financial support is awarded, it will automatically terminate at age 25, regardless of educational needs and circumstances.

* Financial obligations for college expenses now include the costs for up to five college applications, one college prep course, and up to two standardized college entrance exams. These expenses are in addition to previous obligations for college expenses.

* New revisions require the child attending college to sign consent papers that give parents the rights to review school transcripts and academic records at any time. If the child refuses to sign, parental financial obligations for college expenses may be modified or terminated by the court. The child is required to maintain at least a “C or higher” cumulative grade point average.

* If a child graduates from college or marries while attending college, the court can terminate parental support for college expenses. For more information on new laws, contact an Illinois divorce attorney.

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Stress-Free Moving or After Move

When you are getting ready to move, you might need extra storage. This could be before your move, during the moving process or after your move.  That is why it is very important to work with a reputable moving company that understands your storage Hackettstown NJ needs and will work to ensure that your move is as stress-free and convenient as possible.

You may have short-term storage needs if:

You are attempting to sell your home.  You may want to de-clutter your house and move items into either a secure storage facility or in a temporary on-site storage container.

You have furniture or other types of personal items that need to be stored until after you have moved into your new residence. 

You will be living in a temporary residence until your new house or apartment is available.

You may have long-term storage needs if:

You need to downsize your house but there are certain belongings that you don’t want to get rid of. 

Your job or the armed forces are transferring you to a different country or state for a couple of years.  You need to store some of your belongings until you return.

Determine whether you need long-term storage at a secured storage facility or a more temporary solution such as an on-site storage container.  Then look for a moving company or storage facility that can meet your needs.  Search for companies that offer the following:

Several service options.  You want a company that offers all of the moving and storage services that you need.  This may include packing and unpacking, moving and transporting your belongings, moving materials such as boxes and containers, and the storage options that you need.

Excellent customer service.  Make sure to find a company that has a solid reputation, positive reviews, and high ratings. 

Secure storage facilities.  You want to have your personal belongings stored in a storage facility that has 24-hour security with alarm systems and that is climate-controlled.

Affordable rates.  Some moving companies charge exorbitant rates for certain services such as storage. Make sure to find an affordable storage solution, whether you have long-term or short-term storage needs.

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My Typical Breakfast – Fried Rice and Tinapa

We called this fish tinapa. It is the tagalog term that means fish cooked or preserved through the process of smoking. We have lots of tinapa here in our place so I eat this fish from time to time. Honestly, before I didn’t eat this kind of fish but when I tasted it, I like it. Tinapa is best to eat when it is hot, with fried rice and cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

This was my breakfast early this morning. Fried rice and tinapa. I put turmeric powder to my fried rice and just one tinapa solved my breakfast. Well, it will be good if I have one egg but we run out of egg.

What is your typical breakfast? Do you eat tinapa?

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Benefits of Calamansi and Moringa (Malunggay)

Finally our calamansi plant has fruit again. This plant used to bear calamansi fruit but stopped when we sprayed insecticide for termites. It was affected so we thought the plant will die soon because it becomes unhealthy already. But I didn’t stop watering the plant and one day i saw it back to a healthy plant even lack of soil.

For sure it will give us abundant fruits just like before. Maybe it sounds silly but I’m really happy when I saw the plant has fruit after a long long wait.

Did you know that calamansi is popular in boosting the body’s immune system, citrus fruits are very effective having high in ascorbic acid or vitamin C. The nutrient gets from calamansi strengthens the immune system and increases collagen production in the body.

Aside from calamansi plant, I didn’t know that malunggay tree (moringa) is very easy to plant. My brother just put the branch of malunggay in the ground and after few weeks, it has leaves already. Everyday it is growing healthy. We always get malunggay leaves in our neighbor so it is convenient if we have in our own backyard. I read malunggay tree is considered as miracle tree of life. This is because of wide range of medicinal uses and high nutritional value.

Photos  next time …

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What to Look for When Choosing a New Dentist

One of the most important things that you can do for your health is to take good care of your teeth. Too often, people overlook their dental health because they are focused on the more obvious elements of health, such as maintaining a healthy weight or visiting a doctor for all of their exams. The truth is, dental health can affect all of the other areas of your health, including your heart health. That’s why it is so important that you find a dentist that you like, see him or her as often as is needed, and take care of your teeth at home every day.

If you need to find a new dentist, the first thing you should do is find one who is local to your area. That is important because you may have dental procedures done where you will be unable to drive yourself home afterward. You need to be close enough to catch a taxi or to have a friend or neighbor drive you home. Look for a local dentist who can meet you annually. For example, if you need a dentist Lindenhurst, find a place with a good reputation like Dentist IL to help you meet the doctor that will suit you best.

Next, make sure that your insurance is compatible with this dentist. You can call your insurance company directly and find out what dentists are covered under your plan. Or, you can speak to a dentist’s office and find out whether or not your insurance is accepted by them. Also, find out how billing is handled after it has gone through your insurance.

Finally, meet with your possible dentist or an assistant in the office to talk about what you would do before you make your first appointment. What is their typical routine? How often would you be expected to come back? This will also give you a chance to find out if you feel comfortable with the staff and the location. If possible, meet with the dentist personally and speak with them first.

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Four Ideas to Transform Boring Bedroom

Your bedroom is your sacred space. It’s one of the spaces where you spend a lot of time and get your beauty sleep. Because of this, it’s so important to make sure this space is immaculately beautiful. It’s a room that should inspire you and make you feel a sense of tranquility when you enter it. There are so many ways you can decorate it to make it unique and special for you. Consider these four ideas when you’re ready to transform your bedroom.

1. Experiment with frames.
A great piece of art is perfect for when it’s time to decorate the walls of your bedroom. It’s also nice because it adds a sense of stylistic flair. Art is excellent for showing off your personality and what you’re into. Go online and check out different online art shops. You can easily purchase a print that really speaks to you. Then, purchase a regular frame. Paint it in an extraordinary color with spray paint or a regular paint. Make sure to coat all the areas for a thorough paint job.

2. Restore a dresser.
Purchase a used dresser from a thrift store. Bring it home and sand it down with an electric sander. Then, use a chalkboard paint to cover the dresser with a few coats. Use the paint color of your choice. However, make sure that it is a chalkboard texture. The finished product is a divinely sophisticated piece. On top of that, it’s a good idea to purchase new knobs to accent the dresser.

3. Purchase an area rug.
A beautiful area rug is the equivalent of artwork on the floor. Even if you have carpet in your bedroom, you can still use a rug on top. Choose from vintage area rugs, rugs with geometric prints and more.

4. Paint a statement wall.
Take the largest wall in your bedroom and paint it one color that’s different than the other walls. You can choose a bold, bright color. However, for the bedroom, it might be nice to have a subdued yet visibly different color. No matter what paint color you choose, make sure the color is complementary to everything else in the room.

Implement these four ideas and have tons of fun creating a dream-like bedroom. As you get into the middle of the process, you might find that you’d like to try different

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3-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I”m not a baker but i bake sometimes. We have small oven but if we have big oven i will bake more and make it as a business.  Anyway, if there are available ingredients, i enjoy baking.  The other day i was searching for oatmeal cookie recipe. I bought oatmeal for a long time but didn’t use even once.  I decided to make cookies out of oatmeal. So i searched for the recipe.  There are different recipes available online but i chose three- ingredient banana oatmeal cookies

Just like the title of the video I watched  in youtube,  only three ingredients are needed to make banana oatmeal cookies. So one is oatmeal, second ingredient is banana and third is raisin. To make, all you have to do is mash bananas. After mashing,  put oatmeal in mashed banana, mix together and lastly,  raisin.  Just mix these three ingredients. After the three ingredients are well incorporated, get tablespoon and form a round shape with the dough and put on a baking sheet. Then you are ready to bake this healthy cookies.  Be sure to preheat your oven to 170 degrees celcius.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool and enjoy your oatmeal cookies.  

Ready to bake

 

I used two small bananas, half cup of oatmeal and 1/4 cup of raisin to make five banana oatmeal cookies. This oatmeal cookie is different from the cookies i have tasted because it used oatmeal and not flour.  If you prefer healthy cookies then this one is a good alternative.  

If you don’t like raisin no worries because you can put chocolate chips,  walnuts, peanut butter and more. We don’t have banana now but i will make this cookie again and use peanut butter instead of raisin, will see which one is better.  I will also put more bananas, maybe three instead of two small bananas or two is fine if banana is big.

So do I like the banana oatmeal cookies I baked, the answer is yes. It is healthy than the regular cookies and for only three ingredients you can enjoy delicious and healthy cookies.. Even if you are not a professional baker like me it is fine because it is really easy to make. I enjoy my banana oatmeal cookies with hot chocolate.  Try it!

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How to Manage Business Properly

Being a small business owner is no easy job, even when you are your own boss. The demands the owner of a small, individually run business must face are enormous. Every detail of keeping the business running must be taken care of, usually by the owner themselves. Though having a business can be a very happy experience, it’s still a very demanding job to take on.

Keeping a Business on Track

From taking care of the business accounting and management to payroll and ordering supplies, the tasks a business owner faces can all seem never-ending. yet they are all part of what needs to be done to keep a business running successfully. It’s important for business owners to know, too, that there are resources available to help them keep things running smoothly, and some of the resources may not be ones they would automatically think of.

Many business owners don’t realize that mailbox outlets can be a tremendous resource for companies that are stretched to the limit. These outlets provide a wealth of practical services at a low price, and they can help business owners with the “delegation” of tasks that really makes all the difference in keeping things running smoothly. These outlets of course offer mailboxes for rent, but they also can provide copying services, notary services, shipping, document creation and even order fulfillment.

Fulfillment services

The fulfillment of product orders is one task most people don’t realize a mailbox outlet center can provide. For companies that ship out products via email orders, this can be hugely helpful. Many of these outlets offer storage of products, and will have staff that can take orders via an email list and then send them out to customers, all for an affordable price. This is a huge service for business owners who lack the space for product storage, and who also need to free up their time for other crucial business issues. So, if you are a business owner who really needs a helping hand, consider using all the services a mailbox outlet can easily provide.

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Missed Lots of Stuff Online

How can I continue my blogging stuff if I don’t have laptop. Well, I have but it is working badly for the past years. It takes hours to open a website. So, id rather not use it instead of wasting my time waiting for nothing.

Anyway, as much as I wanted to update this blog regularly but it is hard. I have good internet connection but it is useless. The other day my sister-in-law let me borrowed her laptop. So, I’m happy that I could share something today. I will not waste my time because my sister-in-law will get her laptop in no time. Aside from updating my blog, I made some changes like adding adsense. I don’t know why my ads disappeared. I also put Feedjit to see my visitors and I add Prchecker. This is the thing I missed. If I have laptop, I can manage my blog regularly. I wanted to visit different blogs because in return they will visit mine as well but it is difficult now.

Ahhh, I need new laptop as soon as possible. I missed so many stuff online especially blogging.  Oh well, as I said in my previous post, my niece bought me a new laptop last December, but there was battery issue. Sadly, the store can only replace the unit within 14 days of purchase. The only option is to replace the battery so I wish the store will grant this. My niece bought it in Canada so I will wait until someone bring the laptop back here.

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