Last month was hard on us financially. We have been bombarded with one expense after another. From garbage disposal breaking to our garage door being broken. We had a lot going on last month so now I am feeling the pressure of paying all those charges. On another note, I wish I cpuld get a grant door hardware for lofts to put in lour basement. The repair guy came and replaced a hardware at our garage. I really want to finish renovating our basement so we can fully utilize it.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
For Father;s Day, we decided to make our own gifts for my husband instead of buying. The Burritos did some paintings for their Dad and we prepared some other stuff as well. We did not spend much for our gifts since we used what he have at home like photos, empty jars, and other materials. The only thing that we bought was the frames for their paintings.
The kids card is also "handmade" literally, lol.
Our Father's Day celebration was very simple but very meaningful as we are all together. How about yours, how was Father's Day at your end?
My mind is wandering this week. Last Monday, I totally forgot that it was my children's piano lesson day so I did not wake them up early. The teacher texted me and asked if we are coming, I was taken back to my senses lol. We went ten minu0tes late but glad that we were able to make it even a little late. This morning, I am trying to ogure out how a psr 172 digital piano works as it is for sale? Can anyone explain? But anyway, here is a short video of my daughter practicing Toccatina at home.
Jotted down by by Chubskulit Rose at 3:59 AM
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
With the help of the art teacher in school, my Burritos always have special gifts for me on Mother's day ever since they started going to school. I am sad to say that this is the last year that we are going to see the art teacher, she is going to retire which the kids and I will miss so much. She is a very kind and nicest teacher. We wish you good luck Mrs. Wright, may enjoy your retirement, and we will surely miss you.
She also gave me this little pot with a pack of seed and a card in it. This was initiated by their religion teach which was very nice. Unfortunately, the seeds never grew. I put them in our garden but no luck.
here. They also cooked some yummy meals for me on that day. How about you, what did your children get for youon Mother's day?
Whenever we talk about cyberbullying, we always focus on the victims but never think why did bully do this? As cyberbullying is growing so dramatically, it’s time we looked at the both ends of cyberbullying. According to the psychologists, in most of the cases, bullies themselves need help to control their misplaced anger. Today, the Internet safety for teens is becoming important not only to protect them from becoming a target of bullies, but we have to ensure online safety to stop our kids from becoming bullies. Web monitoring is not an option it’s a must-have today!
Treat both ends of cyberbullying equally
Apparently, cyberbullies seem very bit mean and dangerous to all of us but the truth is that it's their misplaced anger which they exhibit by bullying others. At times, bullies could bully because they are being bullied by other kids online and to avoid abuse from other kids, they hurt and harm and hide their fears. Social Work Degree Guide shared an Infographic which enhanced my knowledge and understanding of cyberbullying, so I’m sharing it with you; have a look:
The biggest cause of the bullying attitude could be a result of misplaced anger or bullies may be suffering from abuse from another bully online or could be by a family member. We have to understand what victims go through after bullying incidents and also what is the secret life of bullies. Such abusive behavior could be corrected by anger management, interventions and psychotherapy for bullies, but it’s only possible by staying connected with them 24/7. Try to stay in touch with whatever kids do online, it can help you to make Web a safe place to surf and interact.
And here, web safety apps come in handy. These apps are pretty useful because they let parents keep an eye on their kids’ online activities and thus can help them pin point of something is disturbing. There are certain websites and apps only meant for cyberbullying like Burnbook, etc. There is a mobile parental control app called FamilyTime which is getting popular among parents. This app is capable of letting the parents check their children’s phone usage stats, locations and the web history. With FamilyTime, parents can:
- View web history on their child’s phone remotely
- Track all their bookmarks with URLs and other details
Parents have to install the parents’ version of the app- FamilyTime - Dashboard on their phones and then install the child app from their online dashboard on child’s iPhone or Android phone. The app then collects all info and web history from child phone and uploads it on the FamilyTime - Dashboard app.
This way, you can keep an eye on your children’s online behavior and can make them responsible digital citizens. And if you feel like your child is developing the traits of a bully, you will be better prepared to handle the situation. The FamilyTime - Dashboard app is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play and iTunes app store or from the buttons below:
With this smart parental monitoring app, FamilyTime, you can stop your kids from getting mean online and can prevent their likelihood to become a victim, too. FamilyTime is a feature-packed app to avert cyberbullying so you can try it too. Switch to smart parenting today and take your part in ensuring the Internet safety for teens!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Our son, EJ, had his first communion on May 3rd. It was another big milestone for him. He wore the tux that I got for him from BlaclnBianco. He was very excited but also very nervous. I think he got that nervousness from me. Whenever I have something new come up, I am always anxious and he is the same way. The big sister told him that it's easier than having the first confession.
I thank God for this beautiful day. The ceremony went mighty fine and we all had a great time afterwards.