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Monday
Jan252016

Keeping Children Safe Around Curtains and Blinds

In the infographic below, Curtains-blinds.co.uk offers a precious piece of information advising how to keep children safe using a window child safety device. Parents should avoid risky situations that might put their children in danger. This includes when there are free hanging cords or chains with blinds.

The below infographic shows how to proceed when you have small kids left unsupervised and blinds in your room. Curtains-blinds.co.uk recommend checking first if there are window blinds that do not have connectors for the back cords or breakaway clips that break under pressure and second to replace with ones that have. They say we all should be aware of these preventive actions to create a safe environment for our kids.


Thursday
Jan142016

Free online course "Functioning Above Entry Level"

Have you recently felt limited in your career or like you are not fully reaching your potential? A new free online course from Concordia University may be able to help you achieve more of your goals. We, at Market Mommy, are a strong advocate of continuing education and were very interested when this course was introduced to us.

It is entitled “Functioning Above Entry Level” and it’s perfect for the career-savvy individual who wants to build and expand on their leadership skills. It is conveniently delivered right to your inbox. The course aims to instill confidence and help you understand your own personal strengths. I was lucky enough to be given access to the course so I could share some of its benefits with you.

Ask yourself these questions. Are you functioning at your highest capacity? Do you have a strategic vision for yourself? As we advance, or maybe travel through, our career, we sometimes get in a rut. If you are interested in bettering yourself and leading others, this might be a great chance to pull yourself out of that rut.

The course is completely free, so there is no financial commitment; it’s a risk-free opportunity! The course consists of three lessons, each of which takes about an hour to complete. The time commitment is minimal, but the benefit could be tremendous. There really is no reason not to give it a try. It is specifically designed for busy professionals who want great, easy to digest material, presented in a manageable time frame.

Each lesson is comprised of short essays, videos, worksheets and interactive polls. The course is comprehensive and varied to give you the best experience. The instructor, Dr. Kenneth Harris, is a nationally recognized expert in personal leadership. The course content is actually taken from one of Concordia University’s Master’s program in Organizational Leadership and Administration.

Lesson one focuses on emotional and social intelligence. The premise is that having control over your emotions will equal having control over your life. The section focuses on getting to know yourself and the traits that you possess that can launch you to success. The social intelligence component goes into details about your own self-awareness, social beliefs and attitudes. According to the course both of these qualities are necessary to function above entry level. “Social interaction enhances intellect; intellect enhances emotion; emotion enhances social interaction, and so on.”

Do you feel motivated? Do you have initiative? Lesson two focuses on internal forces. This portion of the course explores the effects of internal forces on several areas. The types of things that affect your personality are how you reward yourself, how you think and how you regulate your emotions. It also looks at the importance of conscientiousness. How you manage all of these things will determine how and when you will excel at your position.

Training, leadership, culture are all external forces that can affect your success. The course encourages you to take advantage of training and leadership opportunities. Training especially can result in personal growth. As a conclusion, the lesson highlights the need to have your life at equilibrium. Balance is essential for success.

Does this material intrigue you? Are you invested in yourself and self-improvement? Take advantage of this free course and take some time to learn more about yourself and your potential. You may find that it expands your opportunities in ways you didn’t expect.

To sign up, simply follow this link. You can also learn more by visiting Concordia University, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube. If you sign up, I’d love to hear more about your experience and how the course helped you specifically! #cuwselflead

Monday
Dec282015

Dream and Swing with High in the Sky Children's Book

Toronto writer Kathleen Gauer has published a children’s picture book that will delight children, young and old. Her grandchildren who love to swing and dream inspired her to write this story and even appear in one of the illustrations in the book. High in the Sky is a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud story about a child whose solution to boredom and restlessness is riding on a tire swing.

"All of a sudden, I'm in control. The harder I pump, the higher I soar. I bend my knees and off I go to places I've never been before.."

With its upbeat, rhythmic text and charming pastel watercolours, High in the Sky illustrates how children can be both active and imaginative while riding on a swing.

"Wheee! Down like a roller coaster ... Those tickles in my tummy! Then rushing up once more I go ... the feeling is so yummy!

 

And, at the back of the book, there are lots of fun, creative and educational activities that children, parents and educators will enjoy. Visit YouTube to watch the book's trailer!

High in the Sky is Made in Canada.

Gauer is also the author of My Mommy Likes to Wiggle.  Be sure to visit her website to purchase your own signed copy today! The book retails at $13.95 CAN.

 

Friday
Dec112015

Origami Owl - 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Origami Owl© offers beautiful, custom jewelry and one of the highest personal commissions in the industry. As an independent business owner, you can design the life you want, make lifelong friendships, and reach your dreams.

  • Sell jewelry and earn 30·50% commission
  • Build your team and earn additional income mentoring others
  • Earn exciting trips, recognition and incentives

As an Origami Owl Designer you can...

  • Get paid what you're worth
  • Control your own success
  • Work the hours that work for you
  • Change your life + impact others

Your journey begins with a kit filled with everything you need to get your new business started. From jewelry to business tools and even Jewelry Bar display items, you’ll be building your new business in no time.

Start simple with our O2 Business Essentials Kit, or get an added boost with a Signature Success Kit, or the Ultimate Jewelry Bar Launch Kit.

If you are interested in purchasing some beautiful custom pieces, hosting a virtual party or becoming a designer, contact Lori today!

Friday
Dec112015

Kim Flynn - 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Kim Flynn is passionate about playing big in business. She is a bestselling author, speaker, trainer, and workshop leader for entrepreneurs and small business owners. She has four kids, is the founder of five businesses, and the creator of the Plug & Play Business System. Kim teaches business owners how to automate, systematize, and grow their businesses to their potential.

After several years as a school teacher, Kim started her first tutoring business when she was 23 years old. She grew that business to employ over 30 people while working 3 hours per week. She went on to build and sell three more service businesses before creating Kim Flynn Consulting.

Kim now hosts monthly Business Intensive Retreats at her lodge in Park City, where women and a few brave men fly in from across the country to learn the Plug & Play Business System and overhaul their systems and operations in three intense days. Kim is a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs outlets like Fox Business News, and Forbes, and was recognized in the Top 40 under 40 in Business Q Magazine.

Learn more about how Kim can help your business by following her on YouTube!