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Cate (Sparkle Chi)

Joined 14 years ago from Chandler, AZ

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  • Time Between Meals

    Time Between Meals

    11 years ago

    How long should we wait between eating meals? Is there a proper amount of time? How long does it it take for our meal to digest? These questions are quite common. Although it may sound silly, the need for answers is quite real. With the health...

  • Tips For Solving Financial Difficulties

    Tips For Solving Financial Difficulties

    8 years ago

    Knowing how to handle your personal finances is one of the most important skills in life. It is never too late, or to early, to start learning more about your personal finances. If you are currently struggling with making your current income work for you, keep reading for some basic tips...

  • Listening Skills - How To Listen Better

    Listening Skills - How To Listen Better

    8 years ago

    Are we losing our ability to listen? With the cacophony of noise around us at all points of our day, we learn to block it out, but at what cost? Learn some easy tips for improving your listening.

  • Simple Tips for Frugal Living

    Simple Tips for Frugal Living

    12 years ago

    Frugal living is something that comes naturally to me.. or rather, it is how I was raised and I often forget that I know how to do anything special! Frugal living is about making choices about what is important to you, and learning to compare...

  • Budget Planning With Envelopes

    Budget Planning With Envelopes

    12 years ago

    In order to plan a budget, you need to have money. That was how I used to think about budgets. I figured that I didn't have a large enough income to be able to or need to budget anything! I thought I would just pay my bills, and hope that there was...

  • Thrive Through the Holidays on a Budget

    Thrive Through the Holidays on a Budget

    12 years ago

    Holidays have become one of the most expensive parts of life. It seems that they become more commercialistic every year! How is someone on a budget supposed to keep up with it?! First take a deep breath. Holidays are a time to be with friends and...

  • Budget Friendly Shopping Guide - Finding Happiness on a Shoestring

    Budget Friendly Shopping Guide - Finding Happiness on a Shoestring

    8 years ago

    Being a homeschooling mother to three children has given me plenty of practice at doing everything on a shoestring budget. We have learned to make do and do without. But honestly, who WANTS to do that? Personally, I want to be able to have nice...

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    Bamboo Shades - A Natural Setting

    8 years ago

    Bamboo shades give your home a character that uniquely reflects your individual style. They are capable of providing you with a desired level of privacy, and simple yet elegant beauty. Bamboo shades can be a complement to any wooden furniture...

  • Teaching Your Child To Help In The Kitchen

    Teaching Your Child To Help In The Kitchen

    8 years ago

    Children are naturally curious about everything around them. At some point, they will show an interest in helping in the kitchen. There are several common questions that get asked about children and the kitchen. At what age should they be allowed to...

  • 5 Strategies to Relieve Stress At Work

    5 Strategies to Relieve Stress At Work

    11 years ago

    Stress seems to surround us at every angle in our lives these days, and threaten to overwhelm us. Stress at work is becoming common these days. It seems that we are surrounded by people who cause us to fell put under stress constantly. Couple that...

  • Learning To Be Patient

    Learning To Be Patient

    8 years ago

    Gaining patience will help you be more at peace and a calmer person. It will improve the lives of others around you, as well as your own. It doesn't have to be difficult to learn to have patience, or to expand your level of patience. Even if you...

  • Simple Tips to Handle Depression

    Simple Tips to Handle Depression

    8 years ago

    We are all familiar with having a case of the blues. It is nothing to be ashamed of, and neither is any form of depression. Although any kind of depression can be quite debilitating, there are ways you can handle it when it comes on. If your...

  • Baby Blanket - an Icon of Childhood

    Baby Blanket - an Icon of Childhood

    12 years ago

    I wonder how often the importance of the baby blanket is overlooked. It is one of the most common items to purchase when preparing for a new baby. It is one of the most common items to give to new parents. When my children were born, I always had a...

  • Learning to Love Unconditionally

    Learning to Love Unconditionally

    11 years ago

    Loving unconditionally is defined as loving without judgments or limits. But what exactly does that mean, and how exactly do you do it? Get a few tips and ideas to help you become a more loving and lovable person. The more love you give, the happier you will be. Try it!

  • Using Self Talk to Raise Your Self Esteem

    Using Self Talk to Raise Your Self Esteem

    8 years ago

    Self esteem is commonly thought of as how we see ourselves. Others say that is self worth, and self esteem is how we perceive others see us. Either way, feeling bad about yourself is too common a thought these days. It is time to start seeing...

  • The Advantages of a Positive Mental Attitude

    The Advantages of a Positive Mental Attitude

    2 years ago

    The attitude you have is key to whether you win or lose. A positive attitude will help you go far in life, and keep you on the straight and narrow track to success. Sometimes it does not matter what tools, skills, or knowledge you possess. Getting...

  • Coyote`s Tale: Fire and Water

    Coyote`s Tale: Fire and Water

    14 years ago

    Head out for the strangest vacation of your life in Coyote`s Tale: Fire and Water. Embark on a deceptive quest as one of the two sisters, and take on the challenges of the Aztec gods of Mexico. With the god of games, Max, and the god of...

  • Purrfect Pet Shop

    Purrfect Pet Shop

    14 years ago

    Grandma has asked for your help. She hasn't been feeling well, and needs you to take over the animal adoption center, Purrfect Pet Shop, while she is away on vacation recovering. Choose your character. Next pick your perfect pet, as it has just been...

  • Peggle Deluxe

    Peggle Deluxe

    12 years ago

    Peggle Deluxe is a fantastic computer game that my whole family loves! It is an arcade style game similar to computer pinball, but completely different. With the ability to work through the story to improve your skills, the quick play mode, and the...

  • Wonderburg - Time Management for All Ages

    Wonderburg - Time Management for All Ages

    14 years ago

    Younger children love to be able to play the same games on the computer as mom and dad, or their older siblings. Wonderburg is the first time management game I have run across with multiple settings that make it easy enough to be played by 5 year...

  • Fizzball - A Computer Game For Any Age

    Fizzball - A Computer Game For Any Age

    14 years ago

    Finding safe and friendly computer games these days can be quite a challenge. With both a teenager and elementary age children in the house, I am always looking for computer games that we can all play and enjoy. Fizzball was one of the first games...

  • Mango Parsley Green Smoothie

    Mango Parsley Green Smoothie

    10 years ago

    A tasty green smoothie recipe featuring mangoes for creaminess and parsley for nutrition. A great tasting powerhouse of nutrition that children love. This green smoothie recipe is sure to please your pocketbook, your waistline, and your taste buds!

  • Cheap & Easy Parmesan Noodles

    Cheap & Easy Parmesan Noodles

    12 years ago

    When I was little, I used to love my mom's spaghetti. I perfected the recipe to my own tastes when I moved out of the house. In between a gluten sensitivity kicking noodles out of the house, and my cooked tomato allergy, I said good-bye to spaghetti...

  • Making Musical Instruments From Everyday Objects

    Making Musical Instruments From Everyday Objects

    12 years ago

    If you remember back to being a child, I think you will agree that finding ways to make a band was great fun. Nowadays, we may have the ability to buy "real" musical instruments for those as young as even toddlers, but making your own instruments is...

  • Helping Kids Out Of A Bad Mood

    Helping Kids Out Of A Bad Mood

    8 years ago

    Every parent knows the ache you feel in your heart at the sight of your child being sad. But what do you do about it? How can you help your child get out of a bad mood? Get some insights and tips, and start trying to raise their vibration today!

  • Honey Fried Onions

    Honey Fried Onions

    8 years ago

    Learning to be gluten free has been quite a journey, and one that we still travel on today. I am so glad of all the foods that are now available in a gluten free form. Years ago, there was nothing, and I found many sources to support myself as I...

  • Being Gluten Free

    Being Gluten Free

    11 years ago

    Eleven years ago we first found out that we had a wheat sensitivity, and heard the term "gluten free". Gluten is the protein in wheat. Its the gooey part of your bread dough that holds it together and makes it fluffy and light when it is cooked....

  • Cheesy Rice Casserole

    Cheesy Rice Casserole

    14 years ago

    I have been trying to put together a collection of gluten free recipes that we enjoy in our house. When you are just learning to prepare and eat food without gluten in it, it is easy to be overwhelmed. Many people have found it quite a challenging...

  • Fat. The Myths, The Truth, and Why It Is Good

    Fat. The Myths, The Truth, and Why It Is Good

    10 years ago

    Fat. It has gotten a bad rap over the years, but what purpose does is actually serve in our bodies. Is eliminating all fat really the right thing to do?

  • Allergic To Everything

    Allergic To Everything

    8 years ago

    It's a running joke in my family that if you list all the allergies in our house, we cover ALL the food groups. When we are asked over to dinner, our hosts often regret their decision when they ask if we have any allergies! I can just imagine what...

  • A New Way to Look at Home Schooling!

    A New Way to Look at Home Schooling!

    2 years ago

    So many of us have gone to Public School, and never even heard of homeschooling before. We have it so well ingrained into our minds that one has to go to school in order to learn. There must be a teacher. We must sit at a desk with our books, pen...

  • 7 Tips To Beat A Bad Mood

    7 Tips To Beat A Bad Mood

    8 years ago

    Being in a bad mood is the pits. You may find that people avoid you while you are in a bad mood, and most often you probably wish that you could avoid yourself! A bad mood can bring everyone around you down, making you quite the opposite of the life...

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    Colorful Pasta Jewelry - Fun and Easy Craft For Any Age

    8 years ago

    Craft supplies from the cupboard are always welcome, especially when they are as cheap as pasta noodles! Pasta can be such a versatile craft supply as it can be strung, glued, and more. With all the various shapes of noodles you can find, you are...


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