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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Random Things on Road Trips

Whenever we go on a long road trip, I keep myself busy by taking photos of random things.  Sometimes, things that the kids  are pointing out.  Just like this truck full of chicken.  I don't lknow how those chicken breath in there, it looks like everty crate is packed.
Even electric posts makes our  list of interesting things.
Big tires, big cables, or  cool cars are my son's favorite.
The good thing about  going on a roaf tyrip is that, you get to educate your kids with the things that you see on the road.
One of my favorite subkj=j3ect to capture is bridge.
You can hear my son exclaimed "Whoa, those are huge!" when he sees these big tires.
I hope that we can go on a road trip this year.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Consider Using a Linen Hire Service

If you run a business in the food service or hospitality industry, you may be considering using a linen hire service to simplify your operation. A linen hire and laundry service essentially allows you to rent your linens from a provider. The linen hire service is responsible for delivering linens to you and then picking them up to be laundered. The details may vary between services and depending on the needs of your company, but the basic idea is the same.

Most large hotels and restaurants use a linen hire service. However, this doesn't mean that other businesses can't benefit from a linen hire as well. Even if you run a small café or a bed and breakfast, a linen hire service might be a good fit for your business. If you are curious about a linen hire service and whether or not it can work for your business, some initial research will help answer your questions.

The Basics of Linen Hire Service

There are usually many options available in a linen service. Towels, sheets, and robes for hotel rooms are a few examples. Restaurants may use a linen hire for napkins, tablecloths, chef jackets, or tea towels. There are several benefits to a linen hire. You don't have to spend a large amount of money buying a linen inventory, or have professional laundry facilities to wash it. You can change colours of linen when you want a new look in your restaurant. Some services will even let you change the size of your order during busy or slow seasons.

There are usually several options for linen service in your area. You can find them through a web search, which can also give you reviews from previous customers. Recommendations from other clients can help you find a reliable linen hire. Johnsons Stalbridge is one example of a high-quality, reliable linen service. If you're not sure exactly what's included in a linen hire service or if your business is eligible then check out Stalbridge Linen's new FAQs blog post.

Indicators of a High-Quality Service

There are several things to look for when you are considering a linen hire service. You may want to choose a service that doesn't require you to sign a long-term contract, which is a good indication that the company strives to maintain its customer base through excellent service and prices. Additionally, it's wise to choose a company that is upfront about all the pricing so there are no hidden costs in your monthly bill.

Quality control and reliable delivery are other aspects of a good linen hire company. Flexibility is something else to look for, so you can change the items or the quantity of your linen delivery if necessary. Once you find a linen hire service with the features you want, you can work out a delivery schedule that works for you and your business. A linen hire service can help your company operate more efficiently, and allow you to spend more time on your business and less time on details such as laundry.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Why you should spy on SMS of your kids?

Last month, Weirton-Wellsburgh Chapter of Credit Union conducted the annual Anti-Bullying Poster contest for the 5th graders, and I simply loved it. The city mayor was also there and we got to hear some very important (and also appalling) facts and figures about bullying and cyberbullying amongst kids.


Well, I was really concerned with the cyberbullying part, because it’s something that parents can’t take control of without instigating their kids. “Mom, don’t touch my iPad”, says my daughter, whenever I try to peek into her gadget.

While my daughter doesn’t own a smartphone yet, I still find it pertinent that parents get an insight to text bullying. Bullies are no longer restraining to playgrounds to harass their mates, and it’s not limited to verbal or physical bullying. Approximately 9/10 teens have a cell phone, and about 1/5 will probably be victimised through text bullying. Text bullying is also considered far more catastrophic than the traditional bullying. So why not spy on SMS of your kids?

Check out these factors that make text bullying a real issue for the parents.

·       Unlike traditional bullying, text bullying can happen at any time of the day. Kids can feel inescapable of text bullying, because we all know how hard it is to ignore the notification chimes emanating from a cell phone.

·       Text bullying can turn out to be more offensive because the bully can’t see what the bullied person is going through.

·       It can be really frightening for the kids to receive threatening text messages from anonymous people.
·       Teens think that text bullying isn’t traceable and they often engage in such acts because of their wrong perception. Text bullying isn’t anonymous, and teens who get caught can face criminal charges. Parents are encouraged to monitor their kids’ cell phone for this purpose.

·       Kids who are bullied can reciprocate by bullying, making themselves a bully too.

·       Sexting is a criminal offence and is charged under child pornography even if the sender involved a minor.

·       Texting doesn’t end up from where it starts. It can pass around to other people and even to your kids’ potential teacher, or boss and that could largely influence your child’s future.

Text bullying—how bad is it for our kids?
Bullying is never good for the kids, but when it comes to text bullying, it can get real tense. Kids can face all the forms of negative repercussions like:

  • ·       Anxiety
  • ·       Depression
  • ·       Suicidal behavior
  • ·       Violence
  • ·       Social alienation


How to make it stop?
While it’s tempting to take away your child’s cell phone, but doing so can further aggravate their mental health. Bullied kids need support from their parents, and they need to be realised that they aren’t responsible for any of it. Taking your kid’s cell phone would make them believe that you don’t trust them. Kids don’t report text bullying because of the fear of losing their cell phone.  Therefore, as a parent, you need to make some effective moves to deal with text bullying and when you spy on SMS, you largely reduce the possibilities of bullying.
 
·       Talk to your child about text bullying and discuss why it’s wrong. If your kids have ever been bullied, tell them it’s not their fault and why they shouldn’t keep it from you. Convince them they won’t be penalised or punished.

·       Tell them not to respond to any sort of bullying, but instead report directly to you.
·       Educate your kids about the sexting and its legal effects.
·       Consider having a smartphone contract with your child. This contract, though having no legal value could help you reiterate all the preconditions that you want your child to acquiesce to giving them a cell phone. Forbid text bullying and resort to parental controls to reinforce responsible behavior from your child.

·       There are many parental control apps that you can install onto your child’s cell phone. Some of them have remote control capabilities that could come in really handy while monitoring kids’ cell phone. Though I have not used a parental control app, nor do I endorse one (because my child doesn’t have a cell phone), but I searched over the internet and found out that XNSPY is widely used for teen monitoring.

·       What I liked about the app was that it can be used to spy on SMS, while keeping tabs on many other phone logs like calls, emails, internet browsing, notes, and even contacts.

·       XNSPY can also be used to stop cyberbullying because of its social media monitoring. It can track chats, call logs and multimedia from WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and many other IM apps.
·       Tell your kids to never let anyone else use their cell phone for texting.

·       If your kid is frequently contacted by anonymous persons, contact your cell phone company and get a new phone number for your child.

·       If your child knows who the bully is, contact the bully’s parents and inform them about what their child is doing. If that doesn’t work, resort to a legal action. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Amish Way of LIving.

It's been a year since we went to  the Amish community.  It's was a  new experience for all of us.  We visited the very old Amish house  and it has  all the old  things that Amish people have been using for years.  
 Our trip there  took me back to my childhood, their way of living kind of remind me of how we  were raised  back then.  Most of the stuff that we have  back then are basic  things that we uses.  We didn't have electric so we pretty much  live like the Amish people.
 This home that we visited is called the John Yoder Home.  The  old Amish guy told us that it  has been transferred there for preservation but everything  in that house is original.
 Amish people are very friendly.  At least  from what we have  expereinced out there.
I would like to  go back there someday.  

Recital at Church

It's nice that Torrence Music has been holding their  music recitals at one of the big churches here in our place.  It is equipped with sub woofers and all the other things that   musician need.  I can't wait to see the recital this year.  It is usually full of so many  talents from young talented musician.  I used to be really nervous for my kids but now I am relax.  I think I am used to it now.  I am excited, it would be a treat for us  next weekend.

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