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The Pros and Cons of Children’s Media Device Usage – Brought To You By California Cryobank
Volkswagen, Partner of Culture and Arts MoMA PS1
Its so true the arts transcend people and places. The MoMA had to be one of the most glamorous and exciting places in NYC to be! I went with my daughter, to support the arts. As a mother and On Air Parenting Expert, arts and my work go hand and hand in our household, inspiration comes in so many forms and it pops out brings happiness to all areas of our life.The arts have so many benefits for adults and children, from reducing stress, to aid in real life problem solving, art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art carries over into other parts of our life. Art is a way of making things better! I love creating and the creatives of the world, as you can see me on the far left in pink having a great conversation about the beautiful event. The food, guests, the atmosphere were amazing.
For the next two years, the Volkswagen Group of America will be the lead sponsor of educational programming for the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), and will back major exhibitions including MoMA PS1’s survey of local artists, Greater New York, opening this autumn at the Queens museum.
Since 2011, the North American arm of the German carmaker Volkswagen has supported a number of special events and shows at both museums. Now, the collaboration will expand to cover further educational projects, particularly focusing on the museums’ digital learning initiatives, such as online courses and multimedia guides. The sponsorship deal will also include a series of talks to take place at MoMA and internationally, a curatorial training fellowship at MoMA PS1, and the extension of the Queens museum’s popular Sunday Sessions series of installations and performances, which took place in a distinctive temporary dome in its courtyard.
My friend is in the blue hat to the right!! "hi"
Volkswagen will also continue to sponsor exhibitions, including the survey show Greater New York 2015 (11 October-March 2016), which takes place every five years. Instead of focusing on emerging artists, however, this iteration will include more established artists and take a historic view of the city’s art scene. The curatorial team, led by MoMA PS1’s curator and associate director of exhibitions and programmes, Peter Eleey, includes the art historian Douglas Crimp, who organised the influential exhibition on the Pictures Generation of artists in the late 1970s; Thomas Lax, MoMA’s associate curator of media and performance art; and Mia Locks, the assistant curator at MoMA PS1.“Volkswagen is das auto, and MoMA is das museum,” says the chairman of the board of directors for Volkswagen Group of America, Martin Winterkorn, in a press release. “The renewal of our partnership is a reflection of our commitment to an internationally recognised art institution, and it demonstrates Volkswagen’s engagement in the fields of arts, education and social matters.”
Maintaining a Safe Environment Around Your Home Swimming Pool
Millions of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Tragically though, over 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. The American Red Cross suggests owners make pool safety their priority by following these guidelines:
Have the local fire department and police phone numbers in contacts on your phone.The call will go directly to them vs going to cell tower first if you call 911.
Secure your pool with appropriate barriers. Completely surround your pool with a 4-feet high fence or barrier with a self-closing, self-latching gate. Place a safety cover on the pool or hot tub when not in use and remove any ladders or steps used for access. Consider installing a pool alarm that goes off if anyone enters the pool.
Keep children under active supervision at all times. Stay in arm’s reach of young kids. Designate a responsible person to watch the water when people are in the pool—never allow anyone to swim alone. Have young or inexperienced swimmers wear a U.S.A.. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
Ensure everyone in the home knows how to swim well by enrolling them in age-appropriate water orientation and learn-to-swim courses from the Red Cross.
Keep your pool or hot tub water clean and clear. Maintain proper chemical levels, circulation and filtration. Regularly test and adjust the chemical levels to minimize the risk of earaches, rashes or more serious diseases.
Establish and enforce rules and safe behaviors, such as “no diving,” “stay away from drain covers,” “swim with a buddy” and “walk please.”
Ensure everyone in the home knows how to respond to aquatic emergencies by having appropriate safety equipment and taking water safety, first aid and CPR courses from the Red Cross.
My daughter Julia Corso and her good friend Nell were awesome in this segment, anything for pool safety and getting the message out to the public. Its was a cold morning outside the News Corp Building in NYC, but they hopped right in the unheated pool and did a great job. Even star and great MOM Elisabeth Hasselbeck jumped in the pool.
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Happy Mother’s Day, the best gift is seeing your family eat healthy #LoveYoBaby #Stonyfied #NewHampshire #Organics!
From the time kids are born they are watching you, observing everything you do. I hear they do 90% of what you do and 10% of what you say. My daughter was born on Mothers Day, this year we share the day. Truly the best gift is seeing my family happy and healthy.
Children model the behaviors of those around them, and when children are young, parents (and sometimes siblings) are the main role models in their lives. Children are likely to adopt the same eating habits as their parents. Since parents have the biggest influence in a child’s life, it is important that they set good examples. Raising children to adopt healthy eating behaviors may seem daunting, but it does not have to be. I think parents should expose their children to a wide variety of foods starting at an early age. Like Mommy like me, I love to eat a variety of foods and in our house the kids always see us enjoying and sharing healthy food such as Stonyfields yogurt. In our home it started with YoBaby http://www.stonyfield.com/products/baby-kids/yobaby/plain and continues to smoothies, plus a variety of healthy food. Nothing was outlawed, just in moderation, cookies, chips, candy all in moderation. Children who eat the same food as their parents rather than being indulged with 'kids' meals' are far more likely to have healthy diets, research has found. I had the best lunch celebrating sweet 16 of Yobaby at Bouley Botanical Resturant in NYC, with guest speaker and mother and registered dietitian, Sally Kuzemchak shared her own feeding troubles and offer her tips for raising a successful eater. I loved the communication specialist from Stonyfield, they were fantastic and had great energy. I can't wait to go to the farm and see them again.
Stonyfield is more then yogurt! Its the vibration of a healthy life and happy family! As a MOM thats all I want is a happy healthy family!
Mom Click Here feeling good! #LoveYoBaby This is the way I feel when I eat healthy!!
Like Mother like Daughter #KrisJenner and #KimKardashian YES HICKIES! @thehickeystick
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. The stick has many uses for bug bites, cover tattoos and more. Easy to carry for men and women, I actually keep it in my medicine cabinet and everyone in my family uses it. MULTI- use even has zinc so it protects from sun.
'KUWTK' Kris Jenner Gets A Hickey From Corey Gamble On Hot Date.
Mar 23, 2015 – Um, gross! After a sexy date night with her much younger boyfriend,Kris Jenner was caught rocking a hickey on her neck.
13 MANNERS to review with our kids! A refresher never hurts anyone! Parents we need reminders too.
1. Say "please" and "thank you." The two benchmarks of good manners, but sadly lacking today, despite the fact that teaching kids to say them is a simple process of reminding them.
3. Chew with their mouths closed. Nobody likes the site of chewed up food, and open mouths increase the chance of things falling out.
4. Don't interrupt. Unless it's an emergency (it usually isn't), kids need to learn patience and allow an interaction to continue.
5. Don't text at the table. Seemingly a no-brainer, I am constantly astounded by how much kids (and adults) check their phones during meals. I'm guilty, but trying not to do it!
6. Don't text during conversations. Nothing relays the message that you've got better things to do than checking your phone during a conversation.
7. Honor Privacy You don't have to read someone's diary to invade her privacy. In a world of reality TV and 24/7 social media, it's challenging to maintain a sense of privacy.
Knock on the door before entering a room.
Do not eavesdrop on others' conversations.
Don't spread gossip and rumors.
Don't share and forward the personal information (or photos) of others.
Do put an end to forwards that land in your lap. It stops here.
8. Learn to say "excuse me." Always appropriate when interrupting a situation or when releasing "gas."
9. Have integrity "Honesty and integrity are at the very foundation of one's character," says Sena. Our children must learn how powerful their words are, and how using them wisely is at the core of good manners.
Tell the truth. "It's not always easier to tell the truth, but it's always better in the long run," says Nickell. "Our children should know that lying won't get them anywhere, and that honesty really is the best policy."
Stick to your word. "Teach the importance of following through and living by your word," says Nickell. "It's an essential part of life, and it's a lesson children can begin to learn at a young age." If you say you're going to do something, stick to it.
10.Respect your elders "Speak to adults respectfully and look them in the eye when they are speaking to you," says Liz Taylor, an etiquette consultant in Minneapolis. Refer to them as Mr. or Mrs. unless they tell you otherwise. (If you don't know their names, refer to them as sir or ma'am.) Politely offer them your seat or let them go before you (through a door, in a buffet line, or anywhere).
11. Lose gracefully. If you do your best, then it doesn't matter whether you win or lose. We can't win every game, so when you lose, be sure to thank your opponent, shake hands and say, "Well done!" or "Good job." No sore losers, please.
Maintain a positive attitude. Sports and games should emphasize building each other up, taking turns, playing as a team, working hard and striving to improve. By focusing on these positives, there will be fewer bad manners when there is a loss.
12. Acknowledge friends and acquaintances. A simple nod or smile is all it takes, versus ignoring them completely.
13. Eat your food,with mouth closed, just another reminder!