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Leaving Home Safe and Sound
Vacation season is finally here! If a trip away from home is in your plans,
remember these tips to keep your home safe and secure while you are gone.
Suspend regular deliveries.
This includes newspapers, milk and diaper service deliveries. Ask the post
office to hold your mail until you return and notify UPS if you are expecting a
Set timers on lights and radios.
Choose timers tested for safety. You can create the illusion that youíre at
home by setting the timers to turn lights on and off in different areas of your
home throughout the evening. If you choose to leave a radio on, please lower the
volume so that it cannot be heard from outside your home.
Ask neighbors to watch out.
People you know and trust can often be your best defense. Inform your
neighbors if you will be gone for an extended period of time.
Securely lock all doors and windows.
Did you know that in almost half of all completed residential burglaries,
thieves simply breezed in through unlocked doors or crawled through unlocked
windows? And donít forget to secure any vehicles you leave behind.
Leave curtains and blinds in their normal positions.
If you are concerned about leaving blinds or curtains open on the nights that
you are away from home, leave them closed. It is more common to have closed
blinds during the day than to have them open at night.
Unplug countertop appliances, home entertainment equipment and computer
To prevent a fire hazard, coffee makers, toasters, hair dryers and irons
should be left unplugged. Unplug all TVs, VCRs and computers to protect against
power surges in the event of a power outage.
If you count children or parents among your
readers, they will enjoy articles written just for them. Each month we include
one or two special articles for children, with activities, games, or fun trivia
that will keep them busy and happy.
Bubbles are an inexpensive and creative way to spend some time having fun.
Make up a batch of this bubbles solution and use these tips to explore the world
Ĺ cup dish soap or baby shampoo
4 Ĺ cup water
2 tbsp. corn syrup or glycerin (optional)
1 drop food coloring
Combine ingredients and pour into an unbreakable bottle. Stir well but do not
shake. Experiment with the solution. For stronger bubbles, add the corn syrup or
glycerin, or add more dish soap. Prepare your bubble solution two or three days
in advance for the best bubbles.
Bubble solution is
messy and slippery! The best place to blow bubbles is outdoors. Near the kitchen
sink or in the bathtub will work, too. Keep some towels handy and watch your step so you donít
fall on slippery spills.
You can blow bubbles with lots of different items. Try plastic straws,
strawberry baskets from the grocery store, spoons with holes in them, colanders,
and loops of string. Anything that you can blow through will work. The plastic
rings that hold a six-pack of cans together, empty milk containers, or old
pieces of hose or plastic tubing will work too. You can even try just using your
hands formed into a circle, if you donít mind getting messy!
Remember to blow gently. Blowing too hard will cause lots of small bubbles
to form. Blow slowly to get a larger bubble. And make sure you are not holding
the bubble wand too close to your mouth.
Bubbles pop on dry surfaces. Make sure anything you use to make or catch
your bubbles is wet first.
Donít stir your bubble solution with the wand. This will create foam,
which keeps bubbles from forming.
Avoid very sunny areas or windy days. Bubbles like cool and humid weather
and form well right after sunset. Try blowing your bubbles right after a
rainstorm, when the air is full of moisture. You will find that your bubbles
last a long time.
Ten Mom-entous Ideas for Motherís Day
Each month you will receive articles
that are perfect for that month's newsletter. It is always fun to include
holiday articles. This one celebrates Mother's Day.
Motherís Day is always celebrated the second Sunday of May. These gift
ideas will make your mother feel extra specialóand give you a chance to show
her how much she means to you.
Framed artwork from the kids.
Lunch at her favorite restaurant.
A video of kids and grandkids, describing what they like best about her.
Buy her some lottery tickets.
A windowsill gardenópots, soil, and seeds to plant for a year round
Indulge Mom with a day of pamperingóa massage, manicure, the works!.
Wash her car, organize her files, or clean out her closets.
Make a donation to your motherís favorite charity in her honor.
Season tickets to her favorite event.
Give her an evening at home alone.
The Hidden Dangers of
We often include longer articles that are
perfect for those large spaces that you have to fill. Articles dealing with
health and safety are always good to include and are interesting to everyone.
Just because non-prescription drugs are available to
anyone doesnít mean that they are harmless. Often over-the-counter medications
are simply lower doses of regular prescription medication, with the same side
effects and cautions that are associated with the higher doses. Without some
care, non-prescription medications can cause harm instead of helping. To ensure
that you and your family are safe, keep these guidelines in mind next time you
make a trip to the drugstore.
As a general rule, do not consume alcohol when using any
medication. Some medications can induce drowsiness, which is made worse with
alcohol. And some drugs, like Tylenol, can cause liver damage if used long-term
by regular drinkers.
Do not mix medications without asking the advice of your
physician or pharmacist. There are risks when taking some types of
over-the-counter medication with other drugs. Because many people donít really
consider over-the-counter products as true drugs, they donít consider the
risks they might pose in certain circumstances. Donít forget that antacids,
laxatives, and diet aids are also considered drugs and should be taken with the
If you have any underlying medical condition, such as high
blood pressure, heart disease, depression, glaucoma, diabetes, or any other
condition you are receiving treatment for, talk to your physician before taking
any type of medication. Diabetics may develop problems simply because many
medications are coated in sugar or contain high levels of sugar, like cough
syrup. Pregnant or nursing women should check with their doctor first before
taking any type of medication.
Read the labels carefully. Take only the recommended dose.
Many people get into trouble when they take too much of a drug they think is
harmless. The drug itself may be completely safe when taken as directed, but can
become toxic when even a small overdose is taken. Do not take any medication for
longer than is recommended.
Often prescription and non-prescription drugs may contain
the same ingredients, and when taken together, constitute an overdose of that
drug. For example, a person taking an allergy medication may receive too high a
dose of antihistamines if they also take some common cough and cold products.
Aspirin taken with prescription blood thinners can lead to difficulties in the
Pay special attention to herbal remedies. Although many
are very safe, some can be life threatening when taken with other drugs or used
incorrectly. Check with your doctor or pharmacist first to be sure.
Small anecdotes or
humorous stories will always be welcomed by your readers.
At the height of the space race during the 1960ís,
NASA took on the arduous job of finding a way to write in space. Normal
pens wouldnít work due to the zero gravity the astronauts would face in
the space capsules. So scientists embarked on a way to solve the problem.
They came up with the Astronaut Pen, after months of research and
development, and at a cost of about $1 million.
The Soviet Union also faced the task of writing in
space. To solve this weighty problem, they used a pencil.
Saving Money on Travel
Money saving articles are smart to
include in your newsletter. Not only do they make your newsletter more
interesting, they will help your readers keep more of their hard-earned
dollars for themselves!
Summer vacations are just around the corner. These tips will help you save
some money as you hit the road.
Travel in the off-season or on off-peak days (not weekends).
If flying, watch for deals on tickets and be ready to buy them right away.
Always ask for the lowest rate available for airfare, hotels, or car
Be wary of hidden charges. Room taxes, in-room movies, and long distance
charges can add up.
If driving, tune up your car before you go, to help avoid expensive repair
Stay in out of the way places.
Pack your own picnic and keep a cooler in the car with beverages and
Look for free attractions.
Check the Visitorsí Bureau or local Chamber of Commerce for information
on inexpensive attractions and to get discount coupons.
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