The thing with quality time

Written by Marsha Maung

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I spent one whole Friday thinking about what to do withrepparttar kids on Saturday and Sunday and end up with nothing. So, onrepparttar 147395 weekends, we spent hours in front ofrepparttar 147396 TV coloring bananas, gorillas, and calculator on pieces of paper. We, then, tookrepparttar 147397 bicycle torepparttar 147398 park and cycled around. Joshua got scrapes on his knees and Jared was more than unhappy withrepparttar 147399 fact that his big brother made more ‘sand castles’ inrepparttar 147400 park than he did – but we all came home knowing that we knew each other better.

You see, spending quality time withrepparttar 147401 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 offrepparttar 147402 report or call that important client up – butrepparttar 147403 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 and and is the author of "Raising little magicians", and the popular "The Lance in freelancing". More information can be found at

The Making of a Mini-Model

Written by Anita Chaperon

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Baby beauty contests abound online - and get tiny little footsies inrepparttar 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. Thoughrepparttar 147218 prizes aren't massive amounts of money they all include free entry into yet another photo contest, your child's adorable little face onrepparttar 147219 Internet for any model scout to see and just love, and an assortment of gifts provided byrepparttar 147220 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 inrepparttar 147221 national contest each September. Baby boys can enterrepparttar 147222 Baby King contest for ages zero to 12 months,repparttar 147223 Tiny King one-three years, Little King four-seven years, and Junior King eight - 12 years. Winners receive sashes, banners, certificates and trophies. Again,repparttar 147224 most important winning is your little ones photo displayed online inrepparttar 147225 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 ofrepparttar 147226 folks who needrepparttar 147227 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.

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