Parenting Essentials AKA The 30 Commandments For Parents

Whether we are soon to be parents, new parents or have been parents, we want to do the best job possible at raising our children. Children don’t come with instruction manuals and parenting doesn’t come with a manual or infallible guide. Every situation and family is unique. We as individuals are different. There are different parenting styles and variations. There is varied parenting education and knowledge which we utilize and process differently. We basically parent with instinct, knowledge and wisdom. At first, we usually parent with instinct and our personal experiences. This is usually what we learned (consciously and subconsciously) from our parents, family members or others. We also parent around our beliefs, morals and values. Many new parents and …

Deer Pest Control – Learn Why You Should Protect Your Garden From Deer

A lot of people are reacting in a very negative manner when you tell them about deer pest. They can’t simply believe that such cute and lovely animals will do everything possible to consume the vegetables from your garden during any starvation period. In this article we are going to make an informative introduction about why should someone protect his or her garden from deer. Nature’s wild animals are both cute and adorable when encountered in a natural reservation, park or even watched from your kitchen window. Usually, these sightings are followed by smiles and “oohs” – “ahhs” as we call our children to the window to show them these charming beings. However, what most people have no clue about …

Winter Backpacking Tips

Winter backpacking can mean your footprints are the only ones out there. That adds to the beauty of the experience, but also to the danger. Alone and in a cold enviroment, it’s important to know what to do in an emergency. Learning a few basic cold weather survival skills can save your life. Fire Making Imagine slipping into a stream and soaking everything with you, when you are more than a day from the nearest road and it’s below freezing out. What would you do? Start a fire, of course, but can you? Always carry waterproof matches, and practice starting a fire in the cold BEFORE you go winter backpacking. Learn which tinders work even when wet. Birch bark, for …

Why Should You Learn Swimming Lessons

Swimming is highly popular among toddlers, kids, adults, and ladies because it offers health benefits and lifelong safety advantages. It is also the best way to relax your body. During summer or hot months, there is no better way to cool down body than getting into a cold pool. Splashing, wading or floating in the water is refreshing and fun for both kids and adults. The demand for swimming lessons and professional coaches is also high among parents because they want their children to learn water skills and water surviving techniques at an early age in a safe environment and under the eyes of professional tutors. Nowadays, many schools also have pools, and it is mandatory for students to enrol …

Traveling to Netherlands – Learn the Do's and Don'ts of Dutch Culture

Netherlands is a beautiful country, which borders the North Sea, Belgium and Germany, with diverse culture showing reflections of Dutch and the foreign immigrants. The country, with plenty of tourist attractions is home to a range of historical paintings and replicas of Dutch buildings with rich Dutch architecture. The country is often referred as the home to some of the great philosophers and painters, whose famous works draws a bundle of tourists here. Certain customs which are perfectly acceptable in one country might be totally proscribed in another. There are many different types of traditions that are very important to Dutch cultural heritage. Some ideas about the language etiquette, dressing manners, tipping and greeting behavior can make your travel and …

Special Skills Your Child Can Master at Summer Camp

Sending your kid to summer camp makes it easy to fill their days with wholesome activities that keep them challenged. While you can bet that your kid will come back a stronger swimmer and singing their favorite campfire songs, they also will have the opportunity to master new skills that they may not have the time or resources to learn at home. As you choose the right summer program for your son or daughter, consider how their preferred activities will teach them valuable lessons they can use long after the summer is over. Practice Outdoors Survival Skills Kids spend the biggest part of their time at camp outside. They are constantly learning how to care for the environment while staying …

The Grand Canyon – A Perfect Getaway

The Grand Canyon is one of the best places to visit on your family holiday. This amazing location was carved over thousands of years. It is beautiful. The many activities it has to offer can be pleasurable for the whole family. The canyon experience is bigger than just the visit, it is the full body experience you can treat your senses to during and after your visit. You will be making memories for years to come as you seek solace in the vast spaces of the Grand Canyon. There are several good reasons to make the Grand Canyon your next family holiday. The first reason to make the Grand Canyon your next family holiday is the accessibility options for everyone. …

Mr Bittlekirk is Missing : Sporting Clays Article by Dan Schindler : The Paragon School of Sporting

Mr. Bittlekirk is, for the most part, your average, agreeable guy. He likes football, baseball and fast food. His physically demanding job keeps him in good shape as his handshake and physique implied. Rugged face and stature, Mr. Bittlekirk was outwardly personable but I detected a serious edge about him too. Over coffee and a sweet-roll we talked about our upcoming session. I like to gather information about my student before guns are loaded and targets fly. I inquired about goals, priorities, targets shot per month and problem areas, all to better understand who Mr. Bittlekirk was and where we were going. His questions were insightful and showed forethought coming into his lesson. He’d studied under a good teacher who, …

Medicinal Plants Backpackers Should Know

Why learn about medicinal plants? Certainly, backpackers shouldn’t leave the first aid kit home, but it can be useful and interesting to know a few plant medicines too. Whether you are someday in a survival situation, or you just lost your first aid kit and have a terrible headache, wouldn’t it be nice to find relief nearby? You can. There are many effective medicinal plants. Some are also dangerous, of course, just like synthetic medicines can be. I won’t discuss those here. This is a quick guide to a few safe plant medicines. Plants For Pain Relief Fill the bottom of a cup with shredded willow bark, and make a cup of tea with it. Let it steep for a …

Five Life Skills for BackCountry Enjoyment

As outdoor enthusiasts spend more and more time in our backcountry, a handful of skills become more and more essential. All of these skills are easy to learn and add considerably to the overall enjoyment of spending time out-of-doors. The key word here is enjoyment. In order to enjoy ourselves, we must be comfortable with ourselves and our surroundings. This is especially true in the backcountry. So let’s talk about life skills that, when mastered, will lead to heightened enjoyment as we find ourselves off the beaten path. Understanding basic first-aid is paramount. This life skill is needed whether you enter the backcountry or not. If you haven’t taken both a first-aid class and a CPR class lately, what are …