The thing with quality timeWritten by Marsha Maung
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I spent one whole Friday thinking about what to do with kids on Saturday and Sunday and end up with nothing. So, on weekends, we spent hours in front of TV coloring bananas, gorillas, and calculator on pieces of paper. We, then, took bicycle to park and cycled around. Joshua got scrapes on his knees and Jared was more than unhappy with fact that his big brother made more ‘sand castles’ in park than he did – but we all came home knowing that we knew each other better.
You see, spending quality time with kids is all about getting to know your kids. Making an effort to be there for them when you know you CAN be doing something else with your life. We know we can use that time to actually finish off report or call that important client up – but most important thing with quality time with kids is that we DON’T.
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Marsha Maung is a freelance graphic designer and copy writer who works from home. She designs apparel and premium items at http://www.creativejooz.com and http://www.allmomstuff.com and is the author of "Raising little magicians", and the popular "The Lance in freelancing". More information can be found at http://www.marshamaung.com
The Making of a Mini-ModelWritten by Anita Chaperon
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Baby beauty contests abound online - and get tiny little footsies in modeling door. The Southern Cuties Photo Contest, for instance, is open to children infant through five. Two categories are judged - tikes under age two, and then ages two-five. Though prizes aren't massive amounts of money they all include free entry into yet another photo contest, your child's adorable little face on Internet for any model scout to see and just love, and an assortment of gifts provided by vendor sponsors, all baby-related retailers or services. All of who just may need a model for their catalog, their site or their advertising campaign.
Don't think that baby modeling is just for your little miss either. Boys are just as much in demand as models for children's clothing, toys and other goods.
The Royal King mail-in contest is open to male infants as well as male adults. Statewide contests are held monthly, culminating in national contest each September. Baby boys can enter Baby King contest for ages zero to 12 months, Tiny King one-three years, Little King four-seven years, and Junior King eight - 12 years. Winners receive sashes, banners, certificates and trophies. Again, most important winning is your little ones photo displayed online in Royal Photo Album.
The key, in short, to fostering your child's baby modeling fling is to get her or his adorable little face in front of folks who need models. Photo contests are your best means of doing just that.
Anita Chaperon is the editor of Baby Modeling Secrets - a free website resource about getting your infant into baby modeling. From finding the right baby modeling agencies, to tips on acing baby photo contests.