Break the Guinness Record – Family Day Fun #ad

For Family Day fun, why not break a record?  I’m referring to one of the many Guinness World Records!

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The Guinness World Records has become a household name and the world leader for keeping world records.  As a young girl, I remember playing with my friends pretending to set world records.  We’d take turns at being the “World’s” strongest, “World’s” fastest, “World’s” slowest … you get the idea.  The sad part about it is we never actually thought we could hold any kind of record.  The truth of the matter is you can!

Since Family Day is coming (so will March Break) to Ontario on Monday, what do you plan on doing with your kids?  For me, as a mom, living in Toronto became difficult to enjoy.  After visiting all the standard locations that are geared for fun activities for kids, and then visiting them all over again and again!  Seriously?  How many times can you visit the same place without getting bored?  I don’t know about your family; however, for mine it didn’t take long.

It become especially hard when I financially no longer could afford all of the outings too!  I had to become clever with what activities to suggest.  They had to be fun and economical … and definitely interesting too!

Luckily, the Guinness World Records publishes a record-breaking annual book that is filled with new images, facts and features.  Their most recent book is now out. I recommend looking at the record-breaking world around us in Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff. Find out more at http://www.bit.ly/GWR-Science84936C78-96E7-4308-B16A-D7F50F1E4AE3Interestingly enough, you and your kids can try to break current world records!  Why not spend Family Day doing just that?!

  1. Apply online.
  2. Get the guidelines.
  3. Attempt your record.
  4. Submit your evidence.

Sounds simple?  Perhaps, but at least you’ll all have fun together trying!

You’re welcome.  If you succeed, and even if you don’t, please return here and tell me about all the fun and about your entire  experience(s).

 

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5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Their Kids & Sex

Real Help for the Toughest Talks  – Nervous about talking to your kids about sex? Anxiety over having “the talk” often means we avoid it as long as we can. While we’re waiting, our kids are getting their questions answered and their perceptions of sex and sexuality formed elsewhere–through online searches and a daily diet of mainstream and social media that may shock you.

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In this immensely practical and well-researched book, Anne Marie Miller equips parents to take control of the narrative their children are receiving about sex. She shows how to have meaningful and age-appropriate conversations about sex, pornography, and sexual abuse. She also shows how to keep the lines of communication open so that your kids know they can trust you with their fears, struggles, and mistakes. Most important, she offers hope that your children can grow up with a healthy biblical view of sex as a gift from God.

My View

While I don’t necessarily agree that children need complete sheltering from life, I do agree that perhaps we might consider talking to kids about the family values is important.  We must discuss the media’s influence and impact on our lives .. follow the steps to have a healthy view of sexuality.

Anne Marie Miller is the author of five books. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Cosmopolitan, Relevant Magazine, Leadership Journal, Christianity Today, and Youth Worker Journal. Miller speaks frequently at colleges, conferences, and churches in the United States and internationally. She and her husband, Tim, live in Iowa. Learn more at http://www.annemariemiller.com.

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Think & Eat Yourself Smart 

The key to a healthier body, and brain, is in your reach!  Powerful words for a powerful message.

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The concept is easy … our thoughts before, during and after eating essentially have a hand in our food choices, digestive health, brain health, and so much more!  In ‘Think & Eat Yourself Smart’, by Dr. Caroline offers a neuroscientific approach to a sharper mind and healthier life.

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The final chapter of the book is filled with tasty recipes for you to enhance your healthy eating habits and choices.  After all, “you are what you eat”.  Changing the way we think about food will ultimately change our eating habits and even our lifestyle choices … thus “thinking and eating ourselves happy and healthy.

Dr. Leaf provides both scientific research and scriptural principles to educate and empower you to make better choices.  Our mouths and tummies will be happier with the positive changes we implement;  however, the rest takes more effort … it all starts by taking responsibility for all you have done up until today.  The book takes us through a mini tour of explanations for mass production, refined sugar, marketing, and our mindset.


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You have the power to impact your health and wellness!

Scientists are beginning to understand that our thinking has a deep and complicated relationship with our eating. Our thoughts before, during, and after eating profoundly impact our food choices, our digestive health, our brain health, and more. Yet most of us give very little thought to our food beyond taste and basic nutritional content.

In this revolutionary book, Dr. Caroline Leaf packs an incredible amount of information that will change your eating and thinking habits for the better. Rather than getting caught up in fads such as raw foods, vegan, gluten-free, or paleo, Leaf reveals that every individual has unique nutritional needs and there’s no one perfect solution. Rather, she shows how to change the way you think about food and put yourself on the path toward health.

If you’re tired of traditional diet plans that don’t work, if you struggle with emotional eating, or if you’re simply not satisfied with your level of health, you’ll find that this book is the key to discovering how you can begin developing a healthier body, brain, and spirit–for life!

“To all of you who want to live a healthy, integrated life, spirit, soul, and body, and who recognize the power of the mind—this book is dedicated to you.
To all of you who recognize the responsibility of stewardship of this beautiful earth God has so gra- ciously given us—this book is dedicated to you.”  – Dr. Caroline Leaf

[… as we renew the way we think about what we eat and how we eat it, we take the rst step to renewing our health and the health of God’s wonderful planet (Rom. 12:2)]

Final Thoughts

This book provides insight into a way to effectively change your views on anything you might want to put into your mouth.  Think then do.  Simple yet effective.  The choice is ours.

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”