Life is a Gift For All of Us

Life can be defined as the time span between birth and death. Therefore it is the surviving period. Since living things have the ability to grow, move, respire, reproduce they have a lifetime in them while non living things are lifeless. In childhood life seems to be very wonderful. Gradually children come across many experiences and activities. They start learning something everyday. Later when people have to keep their body and soul together they know that life is work and struggle. They become so busy that they cannot fully enjoy their life and remember the lines:

‘What is life if full of care
We have no time to stand and stare.’

In fact lifetime is half spent before we know what life is. For some people life may be golden and cheerful but for some, it is sorrow. For some life is a rose, but for some life is a thorn. Some people live for themselves while some live for others. If we do not forget that we have to die, life is a sweet love, labor and hope although it is short. A lifetime is actually for others. It is for the total uplift of mankind.

Simply a lifetime is engaged in formal education for more than two decades and half, then, in jobs to make a living and finally, in the management of retired life. To conclude, life is learning and learning is life until the death knocks at our door. Hence life should be enjoyed since it is the greatest gift God has given to us.

Thanks to Obama’s Scholarships For Moms, Education For Single Moms is Easy Now

Everybody wants to continue his or her education. However, due to social, family or personal reasons some people are compelled to leave their education in between. Females constitute a big percentage of these unfortunate people. For such women, the Obama Government has come up with grants. These will help promote women’s education and in turn, empower them. The Obama government has announced $ 10,000 worth of grants for the mothers who had to discontinue their education due to one reason or the other. It’s a step forward to make women economically and socially powerful.

There are lots of scholarships available which aim at promoting the education of women in the country. You can choose a scholarship according to your study. You can go for the particular scholarship which is subject – specific like Science, Mathematics or even Engineering. For all these types of subjects and education streams, you can get grants from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Here you can get grants from $5000 to 20,000 in order to pursue your graduation or post graduation.

Another place to get grants is SWE (Society of Women Engineers) – these grants are usually given out to deserving women candidate who discontinued their studies and wish to study Engineering. If you are interested in games, then you can go for Women Gamers grants.

These scholarships are an excellent opportunity for single mothers who are struggling living with low income jobs. President Obama has offered these grants as an opportunity to women to help raise their earning bar by getting a graduate or post graduate degree from a reputed university. So, you no longer need to sit back and regret the fact that you are a dropout and can’t earn well only because you are less educated. You can now fulfill all your wishes and dreams by joining the college and study your favorite subjects, or maybe get trained in a specialized course. These things will definitely help you get what you have been looking for years.

These grants can help single mothers a lot. The primary reason for this would be that a mother who is single has to bear several responsibilities on her shoulders and if that mother is less educated then often enough, she would also be in a low paying job. Thus getting better trained, preferably in a technical field would brighten her prospects considerably. Plus she does not have to worry now about the financial aspect, as it is the Government who is going to pay for it all. So, money restraint is no more. You can even go for the best education available in the city. The President Obama has has fulfilled his promise of providing scholarships and grants to the needy. Now, it’s up to you to utilize this opportunity to put your life and put your life on fast growing path where you can earn not only money, but respect too.

Super Mom – Strategies for Safe, Torment Free Lice Management for All Moms!

“Mom, the teacher said I have LICE!”

Funny how such a simple and innocent statement can make your blood curl.

For some reason, lice seem to be synonymous with Back-To-School, at least with young kids. I’ve always wondered why it happens to be so… Where do they hide during the summer? Since they travel from head to head, who brought them to the classroom or daycare center in the first place?

Wherever and whomever they come from, when your child brings them home, one thing is certain — they are a real pain! Yucky! Gross! Nothing good about them! And they take over your home and free time for a couple of weeks.

The best way to handle these pesky little critters is calmly and methodically. A lot easier said than done, I know, but it’s the only way to keep your sanity/

There are many ways to get rid of head lice. I personally prefer the good old fashion way of combing them out.

Pesticide based products are harmful to you and your child’s health and there is plenty of evidence that they are causing lice to become resistant. This simply means you are going to need more poison in stronger and higher doses to get rid of those nasty little bugs.

Pesticides also have no effect on nits, just the live adult lice and will need to be repeated at least three times for you to have peace of mind. This is because it takes about 10 days for nits to hatch and another 10 days for them to mature and reproduce.

Here are a few tips to help you manage head lice naturally and effectively

1. Stay calm

Yes those little bugs are a nuisance and you can’t help but feel disgusted by them. And when you see them crawling around your child’s head.. well let’s just say it isn’t a pretty sight!

But there’s no need to panic as that will only make things harder to manage for you and your child. Take a deep breath and get ready for battle!

Remember that lice do not care about social economics and are just as likely to plant their nits on the head of a clean and wealthy kid, as they are on one that belongs to a street kid. In fact, lice prefer clean heads as the hair shaft is easier to adhere to. Dirty oily hair does not please a louse looking to hatch her batch of nits.

2. Make it an educational experience

When my five year old came home with lice, she had a lot of questions. So we got on the computer and watched a handful of videos. She was fascinated and asked a lot of interesting question.

She did not for a second freak out about those little bugs crawling around on her head. That made taking the time to comb them out a much more pleasant experience. As I combed out some live ones she looked at them and was fascinated.

This is certainly a lot easier than handling a kid who is freaking out about the whole experience. Remember your child will take his cue from you.

3. Get rid of the lice!

Set your child in front of an educational program on TV and get combing!

There are plenty of methods that you can use to numb or suffocate the lice to get them off the hair easily. I personally use a natural mouse that is rosemary based so it has a pleasant smell.

Using a special nit comb, methodically comb through the hair from one side to the next, combing all the way through to the end of the hair, and frequently wiping the comb on a clean towel. Reverse the direction and comb again.

Comb again from front to back, and lastly from the neck to the forehead.

This process will take a good half hour at least, depending on the length and thickness of your child’s hair, but you must be patient and diligent. It is the most effective way of removing nits and lice.

You’ll want to repeat the comb through at least two more times, at three day intervals as it is easy to leave one little nit behind. And the last thing you want is another infestation.

Once you have combed through, you can coat your child’s head in coconut or olive oil, place a shower cap over it, and wrap with a bandana. Leave it overnight and rinse clean in the morning.

4. Clean linens and personal items

This is the part of lice removal that can become a real nightmare. You feel so invaded and filthy you want to do a complete spring cleaning. Strip all the beds and pillows. Wash and dry your linens at high heat. Vacuum the bed, pillows, carpets, etc. Throw all the stuffed animals into a plastic bag and keep them sealed for 2 weeks. Phew! I’m exhausted just writing this list!

Doing all these house keeping tasks are important, mostly for your peace of mind as lice cannot live long off a human head. But you don’t get carried away. You should allocate 10% of your time and energy to cleaning the house and 90% to the actual removal.

Lice are enough to make you want to pull your hair out, literally, but don’t let them get under your skin.

5. Keep the lice out once and for all!

Comb through your child’s head every 2 to 3 days for a least 10 days to make sure you’ve gotten rid of all of the nits. This is a time consuming process, but well worth it.

You can also apply rosemary or tea tree oil behind your child’s ears and at the base of the neck which are the favorite areas for lice to attach their nits. Lice do not like either of those smells and will stay away. You can also find a rosemary shield or conditioning spray as a protective measure. This is a good thing to do if your child has not gotten lice yet but others in her class have.

For a few weeks, you may also want to pull up your child’s hair in a pony tail to minimize the chance she’ll catch lice from a friend. Make sure she also knows not to share, hats, hair brushes or other personal items with friends, something little girls just love to do!

Before you cry victory, check all the heads in your family to make sure everyone is clear.

Although there really isn’t anything fun about dealing with head lice, you can keep your sanity and get rid of them without having to resort to shaving your child’s head! For some reason or another, some kids never get lice. I can’t say we’ve been that lucky. But if you handle things calmly and methodically you will get rid of those impostors and go back to life as you love it!