The newest addition to the family.

A cute kitty I brought home from the bodega.  He wants to name her Jaky but I was thinking Koki (Coqui) since she looks like a mix of Kiki and Koko.  Here are some pics of all of them.

Kiki and Koko haven't live here in over a year now...  Koko took off one day and Kiki, well, unfortunately Kiki ended up in the wrong hands.  Someone was cat sitting for us and didn't tell me that he had a mentally ill sibling.  Needless to say, who know what she did with or to the cat.  I called the police but they made me feel even more helpless but telling me to take her to court and sue.  How can you put a dollar value on a pet, a part of your family??
Coqui... Koko and Kiki Mixed!

Koko (top) and Kiki (bottom)

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Here's the truth on How you can Make easy money online

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This is the Truth about making money online, the easy way, on auto pilot. 

The truth is this, when it comes down to how to "make money at home" don't you realize that every website you visit eventually wants to get your email address before they release any kind of information to you? So you give your email address and then what? Suddenly Viola, congratulations!

You're the next lead - not the next millionaire.

NOTICE how there's always a catch phrase, like ($200 value, yours free!) that will show you how to "make money at home," online, "EASY", "ON AUTO PILOT". They even claim you can earn up to 10k per month, part time from home.

Making money at home will come easy if you find something you are passionate about and love. Then naturally, you find a way to promote it. Be it by word of mouth, a decal on your car, or paying for ad space somewhere you have to promote your work/business.

Now, for the computer professional, many times it's easy to sit in front of a screen for hours and program a site. Easy for them because they love what they do and it makes them money because it is a skill.

But for everyday people looking to make money online, a.k.a. get rich quick, unfortunately, there's not much out there other than traps of cycles.

By cycles, I mean Cycles of people who are just like you, looking for some PROMISED auto pilot way of earning income. The only person making money in that scenario is the designer/programmer of the website and the owner. Make no mistake, the owner put work into making that happen, either work or money to get someone else to do the work necessary to make a profit.

And the fact still remains that money and skill are TWO MAJOR PIECES OF A PUZZLE that many sites claim aren't needed in order to join and reap the benefits of making money online.

Anyone else notice that it's like the nice way of saying, "The dumber you are the better? Join today."

All of the traffic exchanges, all the multilevel marketing networks, all the lead promisers, will soon find themselves without members, once people wake up and smell the coffee.

If you're looking to MAKE MONEY ONLINE THE EASY WAY, I'M SORRY TO BURST YOUR BUBBLE BUT THERE'S no one answer for that and it won't be easy as sending your email address and making millions, on auto pilot.

This is true because many of the "splash pages" you run into are generics meaning when you join, lot's of times they pass on the rights to distribute the same exact page that promised "earn easy money" for joining, on to you. Next thing you know, there you are after reading tons of material and wasting time, suddenly you've figured out how to give the splash page your information as the owner, then you put up ads somewhere somehow, to spread the news about "making easy money".

Meanwhile, you haven't made a dime and have spent countless hours, joining like minded discussion boards and so forth in an effort to make "virtual friends/connections" and eventually send them your get rich quick ad too! There you have it, The cycle! Don't fall into it.

Also, the only way traffic exchanges would work was if the surfers (members), clicked the ads. However, many ad agencies such as Google PROHIBIT the use of ads in traffic exchanges. So, there you have it as far as that's concerned too.

If you want to make money online, find something meaningful to you that you enjoy doing, so it doesn't seem like work to you. Find out how to put your web presence together and promote it, promote it on you car, by word of mouth or pay for a billboard even. That's how you really make money online. Real stuff from real people.

As far as SEO and SEM those are real ideas based on the way search engines find your web-presence. But they aren't complicated at all, so don't get your panties in a bunch about those things either. The fact is, you can have all the right key words, but without "backlinks" your page has no importance in the virtual world. Search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Bing and so on would list you but not in any of the first few results.

Make money online, make money from home, work at home.

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Sippy Cup

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I am pleased that we have finally reached the sippy cup stage.  I heard many times that I was supposed to have him on the sippy cup from about 6 months, well heck - he's 16 months, better late than never.  haha.  I didn't realize how much I baby him, until I practically made him drink from the sippy.  His reaction was to always slap it away since it was unfamiliar.  But the weird thing to me was that he'd never slap a regular cup away, he was always willing to drink from a cup like an adult minus holding it on his own.

So the day before yesterday, I ran out of drop in's.  I thought, "do I go and buy some or do I try this sippy cup thing?"    I did the sippy cup thing and it was by no means easy.   I had to squirt the drink into his mouth so that he could taste it and realize, "hey, this is my yummy milk!"  After about 3 squirts, a drenched chin and neck and a lot of fighting from him, he finally gabbed it from my hand and drank peacefully.  THANK GOD!  There was a sense of pride behind the whole thing.  I watched as he enjoyed his sippy cup.  Its been two days, and I tried giving him a nipple bottle.  Guess what happened?   He slapped it out of my hand.   This kid is hilarious.

Side note: But now, my hands are already dry from washing all the pieces to the cup three times a day.  If it ain't one thing, it's another.

My advice to new mothers is to do what works for you.  As time passes and we become more confident in our skills, so does the child and with that being said, everything doesn't have to  be so complicated, by the book or like someone else's experience.

We don't give the human species enough credit to realize that we are smart and amazing creatures built to grow and learn.
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Is it a cold or something worse?

Well, the boyfrenn passed on his cold, or whatever it was that had him sick last week.  Now the baby and I are showing symptoms.  The difference however, is that the we have thick mucous and crunchy coughs, dad just had a cough.  So, is it just a cold or something worse?  We are going on day 5 of feeling crappy, I really hope we clear up soon or Monday looks like a day at the doctors office. 

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Does everyone have sinuses?

Yes -- even a newborn baby has little tiny ones. Sinuses begin as pea-sized pouches extending outward from the inside of the nose into the bones of the face and skull. They expand and grow through childhood into young adulthood. They are air pockets: Cavities that are lined with the same kind of membranes that line the nose, and they are connected to the inside of the nose through small openings about the size of a pencil lead.

What do sinuses do?

Sinuses are part of the nasal air and membrane system that produces mucus. Normally, the nose and sinuses produce between a pint and a quart of mucus and secretions per day. This mucus passes into and through the nose, sweeping and washing the membranes, picking up dust particles, bacteria, and other air pollutants along the way. The mucus then flows backward into the throat where it is swallowed, down into the stomach where acids destroy any dangerous bacteria. Most people do not notice this mucus flow because it is just a normal bodily function.

What is "Post-Nasal Drip"?

When the nasal passages are irritated by allergies, air pollution, smoke, or viral infections (such as a "cold"), then the nose and sinus membranes secrete more than the normal amount of mucus. This will be a clear, watery, and profuse mucus that is supposed to wash away the irritation or allergy. This is the most common type of "post-nasal drip." Another form of "post-nasal drip" is mucus that is thick and sticky. This occurs when the air is too dry and the nose membranes cannot produce enough moisture to put into the mucus for it to flow easily. Bacterial infections also produce a thick, sticky mucus with pus in it, turning it a yellow or green color.

What is sinusitis?

"-itis" is a medical term for infection or inflammation, so "sinusitis" is an infection or inflammation of the sinuses. A typical case of acute sinusitis begins with a cold or "flu" or an allergy attack that causes swelling of the nasal membranes and increased watery mucous production. The membranes can become so swollen that the tiny openings from the sinuses become blocked. When mucus and air cannot flow easily between the nose and sinuses, abnormal pressures occur in the sinuses, and mucus can build up in them. This creates a pressure-pain in the forehead or face, between and behind the eyes, or in the cheeks and upper teeth, depending on which sinuses are involved.
A blocked sinus cavity filled with mucus becomes a fine place for bacteria to grow. When a person's "cold" lasts more than the typical week or so, and when his mucus turns yellow-green or develops a bad odor or taste, then a bacterial infection has probably taken over. The pressure and pain in the face and forehead can be quite severe in acute bacterial sinusitis.
Chronic sinusitis occurs when the sinus opening is blocked for an extended period. Headaches are less prominent in chronic sinusitis, but congestion and unpleasant nasal secretions usually persist. Also, fleshy growths known as polyps can develop as an exaggerated form of inflammatory swelling of the membranes.
Some cases of sinusitis come from infections in the upper teeth that extend into the sinuses.

Is sinusitis dangerous?

Most cases of sinusitis respond promptly to medical treatment and are not serious. However, an infection that is in the sinus is also very close to the eye and to the brain. Extension of a sinus infection to the eye or brain is rare. Furthermore, it is not healthy for the lungs to have infected mucus dripping down from infected sinuses. Bronchitis, chronic cough, and asthma are often aggravated, or even brought on, by sinusitis.

What is a sinus headache?

A headache in the face, cheeks, forehead, or around the eyes that comes on during a "cold," or when the nose is congested and runny or filled with mucus, is probably a "sinus headache": one caused by sinus infection. Another kind of sinus headache is the one that occurs in the sinus areas during descent (landing) in an airplane, especially if you have a cold or active allergy (this is called a vacuum headache).
Unfortunately there are many other causes of headaches that can be confused with sinusitis. For example, migraine and other forms of vascular or "tension" headaches also give pain in the forehead and around the eyes, and they may even cause a slight stuffy-runny nose. But they are more likely to come and go away in a day or so without a physician's treatment, whereas sinusitis usually gives a headache that lasts for days or weeks until it is treated with antibiotics. Furthermore, intermittent headaches that cause nausea and vomiting are more typical of a migraine-type headache than sinusitis. Severe, frequent, or prolonged headaches deserve a visit to a physician for diagnosis and treatment.

Who gets into sinus trouble?

Actually, anyone can "catch" a sinus infection, but certain groups of people are more likely to develop sinusitis:
  1. People with allergies: An allergy attack, like a "cold," causes swelling in the nasal membranes that will block the sinus openings, obstruct the mucous drainage, and predispose to infection.
  2. People with deformities of the nose that impair good breathing and proper drainage: examples are a crooked nose or a deviated septum (the structure between the nostrils that divides the inside of the nose into right and left sides).
  3. People who are frequently exposed to infection: school teachers and health workers are especially susceptible.
  4. People who smoke: Tobacco smoke, nicotine, and other pollutants impair the natural resistance to infection.

What will a doctor do for my sinuses?

Your physician will ask you questions about your breathing, the nature of your nasal mucus, and the circumstances (time of day or seasons) that give you symptoms. Be prepared to explain your headaches: When and how often they occur, how long they last, and if they are associated with nausea, vomiting, vision changes, or nasal congestion. An otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon is the kind of physician who will especially examine your ears, nose, mouth, teeth, and throat with particular attention to the appearance of your nasal membranes and secretions. He/she will check for deformities of your nose that impair breathing and for tenderness over your sinuses. X-rays of your sinuses might be needed.
Treatment will depend on the diagnosis that your physician establishes, Infections may require either antibiotics or surgery or sometimes both. Acute sinusitis most likely will improve on medication, but chronic sinusitis more often requires surgery. If your symptoms are due to allergy, migraine, or some other disease that mimics sinusitis, your doctor will have alternative treatment plans.

What can I do for my own sinuses?

  • Manage your allergies if you have them (write for the Academy's pamphlet Hayfever, Summer CoIds and Allergies). Use a humidifier when you have a cold, and sleep with the head of your bed elevated. This promotes sinus drainage. Decongestants can also be helpful, but they contain chemicals that act like adrenaline and are dangerous for persons with high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, heart disease, or glaucoma. They are also like stimulants that can produce sleeplessness. Send for the Academy's pamphlet Antihistamines, Decongestants and "Cold" remedies.) You should consult your physician before you use these medications.
  • Avoid air pollutants that irritate the nose, especially tobacco smoke.
  • Live by good health practices that include a balanced diet and regular exercise.
  • Minimize exposure to persons with known infections if possible, and practice sanitary health habits when you must be around them (such as hand washing and avoidance of shared towels, napkins, and eating utensils).
A large variety of non-prescription medications are sold as sinus remedies, but it is folly to try them before a proper diagnosis is established. The best advice you can ever get, of course, is what is given to you by your physician who evaluates your own special symptoms and examines your own nose and sinuses.

Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is a specialty concerned with the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. The specialty encompasses cosmetic facial reconstruction, surgery of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, management of patients with loss of hearing and balance, endoscopic examination of air and food passages and treatment of allergic, sinus, laryngeal, thyroid and esophageal disorders.
To qualify for the American Board of Otolaryngology certification examination, a physician must complete five or more years of post-M.D. (or D.O.) specialty training.
©1992. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. This leaflet is published as a public service. The material may be freely used so long as attribution is given to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
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Babies, books, reading and talking.

For babies from age 6 weeks to 1 year
Sharing books is a way to have fun with your baby and to start him on the road to becoming a reader.

What You Need
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Baby Board Books)Cardboard or cloth books with large, simple pictures of things with which babies are familiar

What to Do
  • Read to your baby for short periods several times a day. Bedtime is always a good time, but you can read at other times as well—while you're in the park, on the bus, or even at the breakfast table (without the food!).
  • Babies soon recognize the faces and voices of those who care for them. As you read to your baby, he will begin to connect books with what he loves most—your voice and closeness.
  • As you read, point out things in the pictures. Name them as you point to them.
  • Give your baby sturdy books to look at, touch, and hold. Allow him to peek through the holes or lift the flaps to discover surprises.

    For children ages 1 to 6
    Continue talking with your older child as you did with your baby. Talking helps him to develop language skills and lets him know that what he says is important.

    What to Do
    The first activities in the list below work well with younger children. As your child grows older, the later activities let him do more. However, keep doing the first ones as long as he enjoys them.
    • Talk often with your toddler. When feeding, bathing, and dressing him, ask him to name or find different objects or clothing. Point out colors, sizes, and shapes.
    • Talk with your child as you read together. Point to pictures and name what is in them. When he is ready, ask him to do the same. Ask him about his favorite parts of the story, and answer his questions about events or characters.
    • Teach your toddler to be a helper by asking him to find things. As you cook, give him pots and pans or measuring spoons to play with. Ask him what he is doing and answer his questions.
    • Whatever you do together, talk about it with your child. When you eat meals, take walks, go to the store, or visit the library, talk with him. These and other activities give the two of you a chance to ask and answer questions such as, "Which flowers are red? Which are yellow?" "What else do you see in the garden?" Challenge your child by asking questions that need more than a "yes" or "no" answer.
    • Talking and having conversations with your child play a necessary part in helping his language skills grow.
    • Listen to your child's questions patiently and answer them just as patiently. If you don't know the answer to a question, have him join you as you look for the answer in a book. He will then see how important books are as sources of information.
    • Have your child tell you a story. Then ask him questions, explaining that you need to understand better.
    • When he is able, ask him to help you in the kitchen. He might set the table or decorate a batch of cookies. A first-grader may enjoy helping you follow a simple recipe. Talk about what you're fixing, what you're cooking with, what he likes to eat, and more.
    • Ask yourself if the TV is on too much. If so, turn it off and talk!
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I'm sure I am like a lot of parents.  I worry about a bunch of things that never really worried me before parenthood.  One such thing is knowing the facts when it comes to fire and having a plan.  

Did you know that children under the age of five are twice as likely to die in a fire than the rest of us?  That’s why parents and others who care for babies and toddlers need to pay special attention to fire safety. 

Keep matches and lighters out of reach, 

   test your smoke alarms monthly, 
        change the batteries at least once a year,

                and practice a home fire escape plan.


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