I Needed a Three Bedroom Apartment

May 11th, 2016

When my wife and I decided to divorce, it was as amicable as possible. I know some people who divorce are bitter and quite angry, but we were both just relieved that we could get on with our lives. We decided that she would stay in the house because of our two children, and I would get an apartment nearby. We have a daughter and son, so I knew I was going to need at least a three bedroom apartment. I started looking at the ones available in the area, which is how I found myself at parkatbouldercreek.com.

I really liked this particular complex because it was in the kids’ school district. That way, if their mother was away on business, they could just stay with me without it causing any chaos in scheduling everything. I showed the kids the website because I wanted them to be happy with what would be their second home. I was really hoping to find something within walking distance, but I was happy that it was just six miles from their house. Continue Reading »


Looking at a Place in Plano

December 28th, 2015

I have been looking to find a new place to live for some time, right now we are looking at this place in Plano that a friend of mine is looking to sell. He has about two and a quarter acres of land and a pretty good size house, but it is not in the peak of condition to put it mildly. We would have to put a good bit of work in the place to get it to the way we want it. We were checking this page today trying to figure out if our power rates are going to be much different and it looks like we would come out a little to the better. Continue Reading »


One of My Favorite Medical Websites

November 20th, 2015

I’m always interested in finding amazing websites to write about- that’s my job, and I love it. When my friend told me to follow this link and check out a website about Traditional Chinese Medicine, I was really excited. I had never written about that topic before, so it was all new to me. Before I review a website, I like to learn as much about it as possible. Since I wasn’t familiar with the topic, I had to learn all about Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to make sense of everything. Once I had enough information, I was then able to really understand the layout of the page and why they chose to place elements where they did.

I think that a lot of medical websites can be confusing for patients. This site was refreshing because content was organized in a way that was easy to find and easy to understand. This is by far one of the best sites I’ve written about before. In learning about the practice, I also learned that TCM could probably benefit me. Continue Reading »


A Folding Treadmill for My Small Apartment

October 30th, 2015

When I moved to a new apartment, I was not happy with the fitness center. There were a lot of kids that hung out there, and I am not the kind of person to feel comfortable exercising in front of an audience. I knew that I was going to have to figure out something, and the end result was the purchase of a treadmill. I had to do some research first once the idea was planted in my head, because my apartment is one of the smaller ones. I did an online search to find the best folding treadmill, and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Continue Reading »


Is It Already Coming to This Sort of World?

September 26th, 2015

I was watching the TV the other day, watching a college football game and I saw a commercial for ADT Home security. It had the awesome linebacker for the Carolina Panthers in it and so I paid attention to it. He is one of my favorite players in the NFL and the Panthers are obviously my favorite team. At any rate I got to thinking about how that system works. You have an alarm and you have video cameras in your house. Obviously you would not have the cameras in the more private parts of the house. You would not have a camera pointed at the shower or by the side of the bed where you are going to taking off your clothes. Continue Reading »


How to Educate Children Before They Start School

July 31st, 2012

Mickey MouseChildren love to learn and you will find that out if you take the time to simply teach your child. There are many ways to teach a child. Children don’t only learn in school, they learn different things each and every day, whether you know it or not. If you want to properly educate your child before they start school, there are plenty of different things that you can do.

Read to your child on a regular basis. Even if you have a very small child that will only listen for a few seconds at a time, he can still get something out of you spending the time reading to him. As he ages, his attention span will expand and he will begin sitting longer and longer to listen to you read. Reading is something that your child will have to do in school so starting him young will do nothing but help. Continue Reading »


Disciplining Your Toddler: Positive Strategies That Work

July 31st, 2012

mickey-mouse-coloring-2As the mother of a toddler, I know how hard it can be at times to meet his daily needs and try and teach him the life skills that he needs to be successful. In particular, as we begin to move toward that tricky second year of life, discipline is becoming more of a focus. The following ideas have helped my family (and my sanity) as we attempt to raise a well-rounded, happy child.

Your toddler is never too young for a sticker chart! We started a sticker chart with my son when he was around fifteen months old, and he immediately took to it. I felt like I was constantly putting him in time out (more on that in a minute), and I wanted to positively reinforce his good behaviors. My little guy loves Mickey Mouse, so I made up a simple chart that had a large grid with 30 different squares on it; pictures of Mickey and his friends were added all throughout the chart. Each time my son does something positive, such as using his manners, helping clean up, or laying still when he gets his diaper changed, he earns a sticker. Continue Reading »