Archive for March, 2012

Exotic Pet Dangers In Maryland

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Exotic Pet Dangers In Maryland

Does your child have an unusual pet? Many Maryland parents have bypassed cats and dogs for pets that don’t leave hair, urine, or vomit on the carpet. Ease of care, however, is not always a wise trade-off. Maryland parents should be aware of the multiple health and safety risks associated with reptiles, rodents, ferrets, primates, and even fish.

The following list of pets and the possible dangers reads like a script for a horror movie:

Fish: infections that can cause lung disease, skin infections, and leprosy
Hamsters: a virus that causes irreversible nerve damage
Hedgehogs: salmonella, yersinia pseudotuberculosis, rabies, and fungal infections
Iguanas, lizards, snakes: salmonella (the animals themselves can tolerate levels of salmonella far greater than humans)
Monkeys and other primates: herpes B (can cause meningitis in humans), tuberculosis, serious injury
Ferrets: these fierce critters with razor-sharp teeth have maimed many children
Prairie dogs: tuleremia (often fatal infection)
African Gambian rats: monkeypox (smallpox-related disease)

The foregoing information was taken from an excellent U.S. News article which can be found at http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/on-parenting/2008/10/06/8-pets-that-pose-major-health-threats-to-kids

With proper hygiene and safety precautions these pets may not cause problems, but it is important to understand the possible dangers. Consult an expert for comprehensive instructions on caring for any traditional or non-traditional pet.

Thanks for visiting my Maryland Children’s Health Blog. I sell many nutritional products for Maryland parents. For information about Power Squares and Power Squares, contact me today.

chocolate specialist Nena Pruitt-Merrill
765-427-4963 nena46@comcast.net
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I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

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Homemade Heat Pack For Indianapolis, IN Kids

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Homemade Heat Pack For Indianapolis, IN Kids

Indianapolis, IN parents are great at helping their children stay healthy and safe. Today on the Lafayette Children’s Health Blog, we wanted to give parents another way to help their kids: homemade heat packs. These easy-to-make heat packs are great for growing pains, sore muscles, or just some extra coziness at bedtime.

To start, simply go to any fabric store in the Maryland, Oregon, or Phoenix, AZ area and choose some fabric (actually, you could even use an old t-shirt, fabric scraps, or a sock you have lying around). Cut two layers of the fabric one inch bigger than the desired size of the heat pack you would like for your child. A long rectangular shape is usually best.

Next, starting with one of the long sides, sew along the edges making sure to leave room for the seam allowance. Leave one short end open and fill the bag 2/3 full of rice. You can add a few drops of essential oil or herbs (these can be found at most Lafayette natural food stores) to give the heat pack a pleasant odor for your child. Tie the bag off at the open end with some cotton string, or stitch it shut, and you’re done!

When your ready to use it, be safe by only heating it in the microwave for one minute. Check to see if it’s warm enough, then add time in short increments from there. If your kids prefer a cold pack in the summer, these bags can go in the freezer to chill for a spell.

If you want to get extra fancy, any Maryland, Oregon, or Phoenix, AZ fabric store would have interesting trimmings to add. But remember to avoid ribbons that have metal wire in them.

Healthy, happy Indianapolis, IN kids and their parents can be comfortable all year long with these quick and easy heat packs!

My name is Nena Pruitt-Merrill and I love to help Indiana parents with Indianapolis, IN children’s preventative health care and nutrition. If you are in the Indianapolis, IN area and would like to learn more about kids health or Power Squares, call me today at 765-427-4963!

Nena Pruitt-Merrill
Lafayette, Indiana 47909
765-427-4963
nena46@comcast.net
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I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

Safest Cars For Oregon Families

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Safest Cars For Oregon Families

Hello Oregon parents! Welcome to my Indianapolis, IN children’s health blog. I am an advocate for improved health and safety for Oregon kids. I also sell an exceptional nutritional product called Power Squares. If you would like to learn more about one of the best snacks for kids, call me today at 765-427-4963.

I like lists, they are short and to-the-point. Every once in a while I run across a ‘Top Five’ or ‘Top Ten’ article such as: ‘The Ten Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Oregon,’ ‘The Top Five Nutritional Kids Foods,’ or ‘The Five Best Family Attractions in the Indianapolis, IN Area.’

I recently read an article on Forbes.com that lists the safest cars of the year1. Here are three that caught my eye with my comments thrown in:

1) The Tesla Model S four-door electric sedan. (I’ve never heard of this car but the makers claim it will go ‘300 zero-emission miles on one charge.’1 That’s a lot of trips to your closest Oregon grocery store with no adverse environmental impact!)
2) BMW Five Series. (This isn’t your ordinary Oregon kid hauler but it sure is pretty.)
3) Chevrolet Cruze. (This small sedan has the most budget-friendly MSRP of $16,275.)

As Indianapolis, IN parents, our children’s’ health and safety should be our top priority. When it comes time to buy a new family car in Oregon, remember to check the safety ratings.

Nena Pruitt-Merrill
http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com
765-427-4963
nena46@comcast.net

1Hannah Elliot, ‘The Safest Cars of 2011,’ January 17, 2011, Forbes.com, http://www.forbes.com/2011/01/15/safest-cars-2011-business-autos.html, accessed on December 8, 2011

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I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

Make The Most Out Of Story Time In Lafayette

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Make The Most Out Of Story Time In Lafayette

Lafayette parents know that reading with children is essential to their academic success and development, but not all storybook sessions are as productive as others in building literacy skills. Maryland, Oregon, and Phoenix, AZ parents don’t need to worry, because a few simple guidelines can help your kids get the most from story time.

Instead of zooming through one picture book after another, take time to pause and allow your child to process the story.

Ask questions like, ‘What do you think will happen next?’ or ‘How did that make [the main character] feel?’ Enjoy the artwork and see what your child can infer from the pictures.

Beginning readers can point to each word as you read together. This will help them recognize that letters make up words and words make up sentences and they will get used to punctuation conventions.

Indianapolis, IN parents may have to work to curb their boredom since kids love repetition and may ask for the same book over and over again. This is normal and healthy for younger kids, but if you have any concerns about their development, you should consult your Lafayette pediatrician.

As kids get older you can ask more probing questions such as, ‘What was the most interesting part of the book?’ or ‘What is the setting of the story?’ There are also great opportunities for discussions about problems and solutions as well as themes and morals in almost all stories.

I’m Nena Pruitt-Merrill and children’s health and development is very important to me. I am the owner of a Lafayette home business that sells Power Squares. If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com or give me a call at 765-427-4963.

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

Vidoes Can Help Phoenix, AZ E-Tailers

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Vidoes Can Help Phoenix, AZ E-Tailers

It seems like everyone in Phoenix, AZ has their own video on YouTube. Whether it is a shaky phone-filmed clip of their daughter’s dance solo or the winning goal in a Phoenix, AZ soccer game, videos have a huge impact.

The online marketplace is like the newspapers in Harry Potter’s world: the people in the photos actually move and talk! Why should your Phoenix, AZ home business site be the electronic equivalent of an inert Muggle newspaper?

Savvy Phoenix, AZ online retailers use the power of video to sell online.

Customer Testimonial Video
Record one of your satisfied Phoenix, AZ home business customers enthusiastically extolling the virtues of your Phoenix, AZ online business.

How-To Video
Find a YouTube clip of an expert explaining how to use your product or services. (Make sure you don’t drive potential customers to your competitor’s site.) This type of video works well for Phoenix, AZ direct marketers. The parent company site usually has professional marketing videos ready to drop into your e-store.

Product Demonstration Video
This is similar to the previous two videos. This video should emphasize how your product or service is superior to your competitors. If you give product demos at Phoenix, AZ trade shows, simply record one of them. Voila! A perfect video for your website!

Visual Stories
Easy-to-understand graphics and animation can explain complicated products and services. These are more difficult to produce yourself if you are not a professional. However, they can be extremely effective if your product or service is complex.

If you want more ideas for promoting your online store, contact me today.

Nena Pruitt-Merrill 765-427-4963 nena46@comcast.net http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com

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I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

Energy Drinks Pose Health Risks For Oregon Kids

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Energy Drinks Pose Health Risks For Oregon Kids

Hello Oregon! Welcome to my children’s health blog. I am a concerned parent and advocate for improved children’s health in the Oregon area.

Today’s topic is energy drinks. Many Oregon teens are under the false impression that energy drinks like Rock Star and Red Bull are similar to sports drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade.

Energy drinks are completely different from electrolyte replacement drinks and we need to help our children understand the health risks they pose. Energy drinks contain dangerous chemicals that can harm kid’s growing bodies, especially their teeth.

Energy drinks contain citric acid, fruit juices and extracts, sugar, and a dangerous chemical that gives them their bright color. They can damage tooth enamel with prolonged use.

It is important for us Oregon parents to model healthy behavior for our children. If your kids see you guzzle energy drinks, you may want to think about the example you are setting.

I sell child-friendly nutritional products that are enjoyed by healthy Oregon families. To order healthy energy-boosters, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Nena Pruitt-Merrill
http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com
765-427-4963
nena46@comcast.net

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

How Healthy Is Your Indianapolis, IN Community?

Friday, March 9th, 2012

How Healthy Is Your Indianapolis, IN Community? Hello Indianapolis, IN residents! Welcome to my children’s health blog, Indianapolis, IN edition. I came across an interesting article in Children’s Health Magazine that got me thinking about children’s health factors in Indianapolis, IN.

Have you considered how your Indiana community influences your child’s health? In a recent study, independent experts compiled statistics on more than 30 factors that are important to a child’s development including: crime and safety, education, economics, housing, education, cultural attractions, and health.1

Burlington, Vermont came out on top, receiving high marks in all areas of study. Burlington has the fewest fast food restaurants per capita and experts believe this is linked to the low rate of obesity. Clearly, the rate of obesity in Phoenix, AZ and Oregon is partially due to the ready availability of Big Macs and Whoppers.

While moving to Burlington isn’t necessary for your Indianapolis, IN child to thrive, ask yourself how your own Indiana neighborhood ranks. If you think it could improve, attend Indianapolis, IN city meetings or make changes within your own home.

You could encourage more participation in sports, start a crime-preventing Indianapolis, IN neighborhood watch group, cook as a family, or seek out Phoenix, AZ museums and Lafayette cultural events. Whatever you choose, your children will reap the health benefits of your efforts.

If you want to improve your Indianapolis, IN child’s nutrition, contact me today to learn about a nutritional supplement packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Nena Pruitt-Merrill
Lafayette, Indiana zip code 47909
765-427-4963 nena46@comcast.net
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1Jaclyn Colletti, Joel Weber, ‘The 100 Best Places To Raise Kids,’ Children’s Health, Oct. 20, 2009, http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/33385798/ns/today-parenting/t/best-places-raise-kids/#.Tnjjb7_H5, accessed on July 6, 2011.

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

‘Don’t Worry Mom, I’m Saving The World!’

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Dont Worry Mom, Im Saving The World!

Indianapolis, IN parents: do you know what video games your kids are playing? If you haven’t looked through their games for a while, it’s probably time that you did. While playing rock band or sports games can be fun and entertaining, other games can be wrongly influencing your child with graphic violence and course language.

Some Lafayette parents are unaware that many games have become more questionable when it comes to content. Many companies that sell violent games target their marketing at younger boys even though mature ratings specify seventeen and up. As with most forms of entertainment, the video game industry has continued down a slide of immorality and vulgarity.

Many Indianapolis, IN kids rationalize: ‘Oh, they don’t affect me,’ or, ‘It’s just a shooting game,’ or ‘I’m only killing zombies,’ or, ‘I can turn the blood off.’

I believe that many Indianapolis, IN kids are being desensitized by very graphic portrayals of violence and criminal behavior.
Especially if they play hours on end.

Video games with the mature rating have become as bad or worse then R rated films. It is up to Lafayette parents to monitor their children’s game purchases and decide what is and what isn’t allowed.

If your son or daughter wants to play questionable games, discuss the content and explain why you object. Show concern for your kids by monitoring their games and limiting their playing time. Remember that video games, like other leisurely pastimes, can interfere with school.

I know some Lafayette parents who have hidden the gaming controllers because their child kept sneaking improper games into the house.

This Indiana children’s health blog is dedicated to Indianapolis, IN parents who are trying to raise physically and emotionally healthy children. I own a successful home business that features a unique line of super-healthy kids snacks. To order Power Squares, call me today!

Nena Pruitt-Merrill
Lafayette, Indiana zip code 47909
765-427-4963  nena46@comcast.net
Power Squares

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

‘If You Can Run A Indiana Household…’

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

If You Can Run A Indiana Household

Today’s Oregon home based business article is for Indiana business rookies who need to supplement their income. Whether you are a current or former stay-at-home mom, there are home business opportunities that don’t require formal business training.

As a direct sales mentor, I am familiar with many of the concerns of first-time business owners. I hear things like: ‘I studied fashion design in junior college, I don’t know anything about business,’ or ‘I’m not good at talking to people,’ or ‘My husband worked and I ran the household for thirty years.’

Oregon domestic engineers make some of the best direct sellers in Indiana. They tend to be ambitious, capable, and service-oriented. They are also multi-tasking pros.

Call me today about earning extra cash with the Power Squares business opportunity. I am sure you have extensive experience and skills that will ensure your success. Running a household can be a lot harder and more complicated than running an online Power Squares store.

Call today to get started!

Nena Pruitt-Merrill
765-427-4963 nena46@comcast.net
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Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.