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Soccer Moms Give Mini-Vans the Boot: This Mothers’ Day, NADAguides.com Announces Top 5 Rides for Today’s Mom

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) May 7, 2009

NADAguides.com, the leading provider of pricing information and market research for new and used cars, classic cars, RVs, motorcycles and boats, today announced its top five stylish yet kid-minded vehicles, just in time for Mother’s Day. Taking into consideration practicality, size, price, style and fuel efficiency, the Infiniti FX50, Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, BMW X6 and Mazda5 prove that moms no longer need to sacrifice design and aesthetic appeal to drive a safe and functional family-oriented vehicle.

“Moms work incredibly hard and deserve to drive vehicles that not only fit their lifestyle, but their personal style as well. Although Mother’s Day only comes once a year, any one of these vehicles would be a great way to pamper her every day,” said Michael Caudill, spokesperson for NADAguides.com. “These cars include all of the features that any mom would want in a family vehicle–safety, practicality, and size–while still maintaining the stylish appearance that most mothers ultimately want.”

With options at several price points, every mom can find the right mix of design and drivability. Combining the best of safety features, price, and comfort, this new crop of cars provides well-designed alternatives to the mini-vans and station wagons so often seen in the driveway. No longer will mom be asked to drop the kids off down the street from their destination; these are the kinds of rides they will want to be seen in!

Mazda5

For budget conscious moms who still want to make their carpool trips something fun and sporty, Mazda offers the Mazda5. Starting at under $ 20,000, the Mazda5 has seating for up to 6 along with available Bluetooth, navigation, iPod and MP3 compatibility, and a DVD entertainment system. It also comes with child seat anchors and dual sliding rear doors. With an estimated 28 mpg highway, the Mazda5 is also a very fuel-efficient way to move people around.

Ford Edge

The Ford Edge, starting at $ 26,635, comes standard with Ford’s signature SYNC voice technology and offers available voice activated navigation, SIRIUS satellite radio, power liftgate and panoramic vista roof. While relatively fuel-efficient with an estimated 24 mpg highway, the Edge is also a top safety pick thanks to Ford’s Safety Canopy system; a dual-stage airbag system front, side and side curtain protection.

GMC Acadia

Starting at $ 31,890, the 5-star crash rated GMC Acadia is a great buy for moms looking for an affordable yet luxurious SUV. The Acadia gets an estimated 24 mpg highway and offers all the creature comforts of a top-end luxury SUV including heated front seats, Bluetooth, XM Radio, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist and the Rearview Backup Camera System. The Acadia also offers a touch-screen navigation, Bose Advanced DVD player and rear-seat DVD player.

Infiniti FX50

For the high-end soccer mom looking for a luxury SUV, there is the Infiniti FX50. Starting at $ 58,400, the FX50 comes with all the luxurious amenities drivers have come to expect from Infiniti. The FX50 has an advanced climate control system that not only purifies the air by eliminating 99.5% of airborne allergens, but can also reduce or neutralize airborne germs. Safety is also enhanced on the FX50 with Infiniti’s Intelligent Brake assist and Advanced Airbag System while achieving 20 mpg highway.

BMW X6

BMW has the right fit for the mom looking for a few extra ponies under the hood. The BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe, starting at $ 55,900, offers the best of luxury and performance for mom. With 300 horsepower standard, the X6 is the ultimate carpooling machine while achieving 20 mpg highway. The X6 comes with plenty of safety features including run-flat tires, Dynamic Stability Control and an optional rear-view camera. BMW also offers GPS navigation with real-time traffic and an optional DVD entertainment system.

FOR MEDIA: If you are interested in speaking to Michael Caudill, our automotive expert, regarding the Top 5 Rides for the New Soccer Mom, please contact Ashley Garing, DRIVEN Media Communications, ashley @ drivenmc.com, (951) 461-2429 to schedule an interview.

About NADAguides.com

NADA Appraisal Guides (NADAguides.com) is the world’s largest publisher of vehicle pricing and specification information for new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, as well as van conversions, limousines, classic and collectible cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles, vintage motorcycles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft and manufactured housing. The company’s consumer website, NADAguides.com, offers a variety of new and used vehicle services in addition to valuation information. Throughout its 76-year history, NADA Appraisal Guides has earned the reputation as the recognized authority for vehicle valuations. Its website, NADAguides.com, is the most comprehensive vehicle information resource on the Internet today.

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Parents: Know What Your Kids Do on the Internet This Summer


New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2009

The summer months are here and that means kids will be spending more time on the family computers. It also means that the chances of something happening to your kids increases. But with parents busier than ever doing whatever then can to make ends meet, they aren’t always there to make sure their kids are using the internet safely.

“Kids on summer break are going to spend much more time unsupervised at home, inside, and much more time on the internet,” says James Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software. “That translates to more chances of falling victim to a predator or cyberbully, taking risks they shouldn’t take, or even making careless mistakes on the home computer.”

Restricting computer and internet access while parents are away is next to impossible with a determined ‘tween or teen at home. But parents do have a way to make sure their kids are staying safe while alone and online

“That’s the main reason we implemented the IRIS feature in our PC Pandora monitoring software,” says Leasure. “We know parents can’t be over the shoulder all the time; but at the same time, it’s crucial that they know what their child is doing, so they can breathe a sigh of relief or take action when necessary.”

PC Pandora’s IRIS feature emails updates of computer and internet activity to parents while they are at work or otherwise not at home. Parents can review online chats, web histories, emails and more, almost as they happen. This not only makes parenting easier, but affords the ability to be a stronger parent outside the home.

“We want parents to have the security of knowing their kids are staying safe online all summer, no matter where the parent is or has to be. Monitoring software, like our PC Pandora, and features like the IRIS are valuable tools that provide that security through full knowledge of activity,” says Leasure.

PC Pandora is computer monitoring software that records all user activity. By taking sequential snapshots of all activity on screen, PC Pandora is just like a DVR for your PC. The snapshots will allow you to see everything that happened on your computer, telling you who did what and when. Further details of user activity, such as websites visited, emails sent and received, instant messenger chats, keystrokes logged, peer-2-peer files traded, programs accessed and more, can be seen in text-based files. Those text files can then be sent to the parents via the IRIS feature.

From internet predators to cyberbullies, from illegal downloading to accidental deletions and unintended mistakes, anything can happen when kids are online. Leasure says it is essential parenting of the 21st century to make sure you know what your kids are doing when they are on the computer and on the Internet.

“The biggest threat to a child when they are online can be their own innocence and naivet

Boo! New Jersey Cosmetic Dentist Offering Cash for Candy This Halloween and Giving Back to Our Soldiers Oversees


Spring Lake, NJ (Vocus) October 28, 2009

One cosmetic dentist in Monmouth County, New Jersey is helping kids protect their teeth and giving back to U.S. soldiers oversees this Halloween. Dr. Peter Ciampi and Spring Lake Dental Care are participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, an event growing in popularity across the country. For $ 1 per pound, Dr. Ciampi will pay trick-or-treaters to take this years candy haul off their hands then ship the treasure trove of sweets over to our men and women fighting in foreign lands. Kids are also encouraged to bring cards, drawings, and letters to the troops theyd like to send along with the candy.

Every year, kids across the globe consume about 2 percent more sugar than the last. With about 50 million tons of sugar being consumed annually, extra attention needs to be paid to make sure children are taking care of their teeth and gums to maintain oral health and prevent current and future dental problems. Moderating, or even staying away from candy altogether, can not only protect your child from broken teeth or damaged braces, it can also lessen the risk of developing weight problems or hyperactivity issues. And with the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, Dr. Peter Ciampi says children can get cash, protect their teeth, and contribute to a worthy cause all at the same time.

On Monday November 2nd from 3-6 pm, and Tuesday, November 3rd from 2-5pm, parents and their children can drop by Dr. Ciampis practice offering family and cosmetic dentistry in New Jersey. Candy will be weighed and Dr. Ciampi will pay $ 1 for every pound of sweets. After the candy is bought, Spring Lake Dental Care will ship the haul over to our soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Anyone can participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, not just patients at Spring Lake Dental Care. Dr. Ciampi says the program covers so many worthy causes protecting young teeth and gums, giving something to our fighting men and women, and providing incentives for kids to stay away from too much sugar he looks forward to making Halloween Buyback an annual event.

And that may be enough to keep the little trick-or-treaters smiling for years to come.

About Peter Ciampi, DDS, MAGD and Spring Lake Dental Care

Spring Lake Dental Care in Monmouth County offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and general dental procedures, including tooth-colored fillings, periodontal (gum) care, dental implants, Invisalign

Snow Stroller a Boon for North American Moms This Winter


Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 18, 2010

The Snow Stroller is making it easier and more enjoyable for North American moms and dads to take their young children for walks in wintery conditions. Whether its a trip to the corner supermarket or making it to a play date in the park, the Snow Strollers lightweight tube design of parallel horizontal runners cuts easily through soft or impacted snow and takes the frustration out of getting around with snow-bound or frozen traditional stroller wheels or unsafe drag-behind sleds.

Originally invented to combat winter walking conditions in cold European climates, the Snow Stroller is constructed using durable yet lightweight stainless steel tubing to glide like a sled through a variety of snowy and slushy conditions. The rounded tubes distribute weight evenly and flow effortlessly across or through just about any type of terrain, avoiding the aggravation associated with traditional strollers on wheels getting stuck in deep snow. A nylon three-way safety harness keeps the child safe and secure in the Snow Stroller, and the seat reclines to make in-transit napping more comfortable. To keep the child warm and cozy on really cold days, a detachable wraparound boot keeps out wind and weather. An extendable tent provides even more protection from falling or blowing snow.

Parents push the Snow Stroller from behind, like a traditional wheeled stroller, and do not have to compromise on keeping their child in view at all times as they would pulling a traditional snow sled. The Snow Stroller moves from sidewalk to car trunk with a few easy folds while avoiding slush-filled wheels to contend with or clean up. We have the Graduate model and are totally impressed with it, says Kara. It is bright, totally simple to unfold and get ready. The baby loves going for a ride around the block and it works like a charm. Thanks for the winter fun!

Snow Strollers put the enjoyment back into winter walks with a young child, and can be readily purchased online. To view the complete suite of Snow Stroller products and to get more information, visit http://snowstroller.ca. A 100% satisfaction guarantee is offered, and additional copies of the User Manual can be quickly downloaded from the website.

About Snow Stroller Canada

Snow Stroller is distributed by Snow Stroller Canada, which was founded to provide high-quality products and support services to consumers wanting to make it easier to enjoy activities in winter with their young children. The company offers a selection of product styles to suit a variety of needs and budgets.

For more information about the Snow Stroller, please contact:

Alex Soloviev, Sales Manager

Snow Stroller Canada

13035 Yonge Street, Suite 2332

Richmond Hill, ON

Canada

L4E 1A5

1.866.766.2394

info(at)snowstroller(dot)ca

http://snowstroller.ca

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Hop Up to Waterville Valley Resort this April 3-4, 2010, for a Fun-Filled Easter Weekend

Waterville Valley Resort, NH (PRWEB) March 18, 2010

There is a full basket of activities being offered this Easter weekend. Whether its a sunrise mountainside service or an Easter egg hunt, the focus at Waterville Valley Resort this Easter will be on reconnecting with the family.

It all starts on Saturday, April 3 with the annual Extreme Pond Skimming event at 10:30 a.m., where skiers and riders test their luck on a made-for-the-day pond at the base of the slopes. Registration is from 8-10 a.m. at the Ski Resort Event Yurt and is open to the first 70 people to sign in. The weekend will close on Sunday with church services and a brunch in the resorts Coyote Grille.

Lodging Package, April 2-4, 2010: Includes lodging, Sunday brunch with the Easter bunny at the Coyote Grill, Curious George Story Time, ice skating, and 4 admission tickets for your choice of off-slope activity. Prices from $ 41 per person per night (based on two adults and two youth).

This Easter Weekend at Waterville Valley Resort, theres a lot more going on than just riding the slopes. Heres a listing of the weekends events:

Easter Basket Decorating: From 10 a.m. to noon, get your basket ready for the Easter Bunny at the Recreation Department. Cost is $ 5 per person and families can bring their own baskets or purchase one from us to decorate. Theyll supply everything you need, including ribbon, decorative grass, pompoms, feathers, silk flowers and more. All ages are welcome. Call 603-236-4695 for more information.

Curious George Story Time and Craft: At 11 am and again at 3 pm at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center. $ 5 per child suggested donation. Pull up a bean-bag chair to hear your favorite Rey stories read out loud. Selections will include stories from the Curious series as well as other Rey favorites such as Pretzel, Elizabite, Cicely G and more. Following story time kids make seasonal crafts they can take home. 603-236-3308.

Egg Coloring & Decorating: From 13 p.m. at the town Recreation Department, each participant will get six eggs and all of the supplies needed to create their Easter egg masterpieces. Cost is $ 5 per child and all ages are welcome. Call 603-236-4695 for more information.

Egg Drop Challenge: Show off your engineering skills at the Egg Drop Challenge at 4 p.m. in the Town Square. Participants must create a structure no larger then a standard shoebox that will protect an egg from a drop off of the squares Clock Tower. After the eggs are dropped, judges below open the protective device to reveal whether the egg survived. This event is free and open to all.

NH Wildlife Signs of Spring: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join a naturalist and live native New Hampshire wildlife from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center to learn about how wild animals respond to the seasonal changes of spring. Takes place at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center. All ages welcome. No charge to attend, donations welcome.

Generously sponsored by Waterville Valley Realty. 603-236-3308

Kids Night Out: 7:00 9:00 pm Youth ages 7-13 enjoy dodgeball, capture the flag, and more. Pre-registration recommended as there is a minimum of 10 participants required. With the Waterville Valley Recreation Department. $ 8/person. 603-236.-695

Non-denominational Sunrise Church Service: Join the Waterville Valley Resort community at the summit of Mount Tecumseh for an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday April 4 from 66:30 a.m. Skiers and those on foot can take the White Peaks Quad to the top starting at 5:30 a.m.

Ski for Free: From 6:308 a.m., skiers can enjoy a free ride on the White Peaks Quad.

Easter Egg Hunts: From 9:3010 a.m., children can join the annual Easter Egg Hunt Frenzy at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department. Cost is $ 5 per child and prizes will be given to kids who find a Golden Ticket in their eggs. Families can also expect a visit from the Easter Bunny. All participants should dress warmly to hunt. Please register at 603-236-4695. There is also an egg hunt at the ski area. Children 12 and under can join Smoky the Bear at the bottom of the J-Bar at 8 a.m. for the slope-side Easter Egg Hunt.

All-denominational Church Services: Held in the Town Square Meeting Place at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Easter Brunch: Whether its late breakfast or early lunch, brunch will be served at the Coyote Grill starting at 10:00 am, with the Easter Bunny hopping in from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online This Summer


San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) July 2, 2010

Summer is full of fun: camp, sleepovers, pool parties, concerts, baseball games, campfires, holiday travel and more. However, we no longer live in an age where kids spend most of their free time outdoors digging for fossils in the backyard or even riding bikes. Tweeting, friending, Gchats and Facebooking are just as hot as meeting at the Dairy Queen parking lot to hang out was in 1993.

Social networking is here to stay and whether you approve of sites like Facebook or not, chances are your child is already on them or one day will be. Your instinct may be to ban your child from such sites, but as we all know, that just makes them more enticing. With more freedom to spend time online this summer, here are ten quick tips on childrens online safety that will alleviate your worry and help your children enjoy and capitalize on a fun-filled, social summer.

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Pandora Corp. To Parents: Protect Those New PCs (This Holiday Season)


Las Vegas, Nevada (Vocus/PRWEB) November 26, 2010

Our kids live digitally. Every parent knows that. With the holidays around the corner, and this years wishlists topped with dreams of cell phones, MP3 players, and computers, a lot of high-tech toys are sure to be unwrapped this December.

And though many experts warn against giving a child their own computer, times have changed. A teenager having their own PC is an unavoidable reality now, due to the amount of school work requiring a computer and increased pressure from peers to be socially active online.

What parents tend to forget is that these high tech toys are really for adults, explains Manuel Coats, co-founder of Pandora Corp. A computer that can connect to the Internet can connect your child with the rest of the world and vice versa. Thats not something that should be handed over lightly to your kids.

Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora monitoring software, is reminding parents to be smart when giving teens and even younger children their own PC this holiday season. Parents must adopt and enforce a new set of rules, such as leaving the door open and a no Internet after __ time. Also, visiting a childs room often when they are online and asking them questions about what websites they are visiting and who their online friends are needs to become standard family practice.

As you get ready to give them the big gift this year, make sure it is outfitted with the proper parental control software, says Coats. Tools like our PC Pandora make it easy to find that safe, happy medium between teens being able to freely use the Internet socially, and parents not being left in the dark about their childs online activity.

PC Pandora is computer monitoring software that records all user activity on a computer. First-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the screen, allowing parents to see first-hand everything their child does both on and offline. Further details of user activity are made available in text-based files and easy-to-read charts, including websites visited, instant messenger chats, emails sent and received, peer-2-peer files shared, keystrokes logged, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more. The IRIS feature will send those text-based files right to a parents email, and the PC Pandora LIVE! add-on allows parents to check screenshots and adjust parental controls though a secure web login an invaluable feature for working parents who cant always be home when their kids are online.

PC Pandora is essentially a DVR for your childs computer, says Coats. If your child is talking to strangers on social networks, creating and maintaining multiple social network profiles, visiting websites you dont approve of, downloading illegal music and movies, or falling victim to or even worse acting as a cyberbully, you will know about it if you are monitoring their internet activity.

As a special promotion for the holidays, the company is offering the software at a discounted price. Parents can use the code holiday2010 at the pcpandora.com store to get $ 20 off their purchase.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

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Get Your Home Ready for Little Visitors this Christmas

(PRWeb UK) December 21, 2010

With the party season fast approaching, this is the time of year when children are most likely to be visiting friends, relatives and neighbours homes. So if youre expecting little visitors this Christmas you can take some of the weight off their parents shoulders by taking the time to ensure that medicines, household cleaning products and automotive products, such as anti-freeze, are safely out of reach.

Potential poisons are in constant use around the home and while most people are aware of the dangers, some products present a less obvious hazard. For example, concentrated laundry liquitabs, with their bright colours and squidgy texture are very attractive to small children. The National Poisons Information Service received over 600 calls from health professionals about concentrated laundry capsules in 2009-10, with most cases involving children under 5, and 80% relating to children swallowing some of the contents. In its Annual Report, the NPIS called for greater awareness of the dangers liquid laundry capsules can present.

Commenting on such dangers, Katrina Philips, Chief Executive at the Child Accident Prevention Trust, said,

It can be easy to forget or run out of time, in the busy preparations for your guests arrival, to make your home a little safer for any small guests. Some simple steps, such as putting cleaning products up in a higher cupboard than usual, or locking the bathroom cupboard, can go a long way to preventing inquisitive toddlers getting their hands on something they shouldnt.

Cameron Smith, from Macfarlan Smith, adds

During the stress of the festive period, it can be easy to forget to put potentially poisonous products out of reach of any visiting children. We recommend looking for products marked with the round Contains Bitrex logo when on your Christmas shop. All products have been carefully tested to ensure that the extremely bitter taste of Bitrex will discourage accidental swallowing should a cleaning product get into little hands.

This provides a little extra peace of mind for busy hosts and parents, and extra protection for children. Many leading retailers and manufacturers are now adding Bitrex to their household products, as they know that children will always be inquisitive (its part of growing up!), and that all parents will appreciate that extra support from Bitrex.

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NAPW Sacramento Local Chapter Hosted a Successful Networking Meeting this April with Guest Speaker, Elisa Taylor


Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2011

The Sacramento Chapter has two meetings, a lunch and a dinner meeting, each month in order to accommodate the busy schedules of the members. While both meetings have the same agenda and speaker, often several people came both times. Obviously they enjoy the speakers and the atmosphere of the group enough to attend twice! For the sake of simplicity, both meetings have been folded into one in these minutes.

Sharon Darrow, Sacramento Chapter President, opened the meetings by welcoming everyone, then briefly speaking about the NAPW. She spoke about the upcoming convention, which will take place on April 29th in New York City. Sharon also reminded everyone that their introduction is filmed to assist in accurate minutes and, with their permission only, are also posted on the new NAPW Sacramento Chapter Facebook page.

Marissa Eldreth is the CEO of BizWiz Consulting & Marketing Solutions and owner of the new magazine, “City Connect International”. The magazine tries to promote the unity of different nationalities and cultures. The magazine’s first event will be on June 18th, and everyone is invited to participate. Marissa’s company markets multiple products and helps businesses structure their company and market their products. Her latest project is a company from the Philippines that makes custom furniture. In keeping with her non-profit work, she has asked them to contribute a portion of their profits to a group that helps protect the watersheds in the Philippines.

Diana Borroel is a financial adviser with the Principal Financial Group. Financial advisers are prohibited from promoting their businesses through social media, so we are unable to show her in the video presentations. Dianna has 23 years experience in the financial services business, helping people set their goals and reach their dreams. She uses a four-step process: set goals, prioritize goals, implement the plan, and then monitor the plan.

Terry Burke Maxwell now owns a publishing company, after a career in education, publishing and computers. She sells several of her own workbooks, primarily on math and computers, for children and adults. Adults need to be involved in their children’s education, and these workbooks are designed to facilitate that. They are also useful for adult education. Terry is now publishing and editing other authors under a new imprint called Earth Patch Press.

Daphne Hewitt, a guest for the first time, is an independent consultant and area manager for Arbonne International, which is a health and wellness company offering natural, botanical based products for the skin, aromatherapy, nutrition, and weight loss.

Carol Siegner, with Ships and Trips Travel, is a travel agent specializing in Europe, especially riverboat cruises. She has been in the business for six years, booking families, corporate, and groups of all kinds.

Sharon Darrow, owner of Travel ID Cards, creates plastic ID cards, with or without photos, for your organization, company, sports team or family group. She says they now also do luggage tags to make your baggage identification and retrieval a snap on your next trip. Their newest items are the “Fun Cards”, which are unique creations that make great gifts — “Worlds Greatest [Fill-In-The-Blank]” for example, with pictures and personalized text front and back. She then reminded everyone of her core products for travelers, the KidsTravelCard, TeenTravelCard, AdultInfoCard, and PetTravelCard.

Sara Lopezis is the owner of SGL Enterprises. It is her holding company for marketing Amway Global. The Amway business is about providing consumers with the flexibility of online shopping for everything including personal care, home care, health and wellness, and practically anything else. She was very pleased to say that the vitamin and supplement line, Nutrilite, had just celebrated their 75th anniversary and was the very first company to come out with an organic vitamin/mineral supplement. In addition to the exclusive products, there are over 600 online partner affiliates, which enables the consumer to save money. Sara reminded everyone that her business is a great way to develop residual income for the future.

Elizabeth Rosen, a guest attendee, has a business called Pet Your Dog, which offers both services and products for your pets. Her services are designed for those with busy schedules. She is the one to call for dog walking, pet sitting in her home, and training.

Andrea Newhouse is the Director of Aquatic Services at Easter Seals in Sacramento. They have a warm water therapy pool available to anybody with a doctor’s prescription. The pool temperature is 92 degrees, and it is open all year round.

Linda Melodyis is with Pre-Paid Legal Services. She said that many people don’t think they need an attorney, don’t know an attorney, and can’t imagine why they would want one. But in this day and age there are many scenarios where having access to one would be helpful, even if just to have one to call and ask questions. Linda brought a brochure with “101 reasons not to be without your life-events legal plan”, including things like child support enforcement, advice on a divorce, buying or selling a car or home, and liability questions regarding a business startup. Knowing you can call an expert in your field is a great source of peace of mind!

Alicia O’Hara, attending for her first time as a guest, is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified Behavioral Therapist. She has been in practice for three years, and describes what she does as “giving people their power back”! She helps people work directly with their subconscious minds to get past the obstacles and blocks that are in their way so they can reach their goals. She also gives people tools to empower themselves, so they can make the changes and improvements that they need. She works out of the Healing Alternative Meditation Center, offering programs, workshops, and individual sessions. Some of the things she helps people with are stress, pain management, age regression therapies, fears and phobias.

Autumn DeCosta is an empowerment coach, which can mean different things to different people. She uses different methods focusing on self-awareness and reconnecting with oneself. One of the programs she offers is called “Imagine a Woman”. She and Alicia will be offering a program together on April 23rd at the Healing Alternative Meditation Center, called “The Journey Home”, to help women reconnect with themselves and honor the woman within.

June Azevedo, of Azevedo Print & Design, started out with an enthusiastic endorsement of the benefits of hypnotherapy in her life. She says that her job is to make the printed items you work with reflect the beauty of yourself. She is pleased to have done that with several of our members, and is ready to help anyone else that might need assistance.

Susan Harkeis is both a mobile notary and a CPA. She is glad to help anyone with tax questions, tax issues, letters from the IRS that you don’t understand and the person who prepared your taxes has skipped town or is no longer in business! Susan invited anyone to contact her if they need help.

Ester Gordillo, attending as a guest, is an international trade consultant at the Center for International Trade Development. She assists both importers and exporters navigate the process, including such things as finding suppliers, finding buyers, dealing with customs, working with customs brokers, and understanding the import/export process. Ester’s consulting services at the Center are free, but there are also paid workshops available as well.

The Chapter’s April speaker was Elisa Taylor, a Travel Agent specializing in family travel. She truly demonstrated her specialization through her assistant, 5 month old Samuel, who stole everyone’s heart! Her company is World Less Traveled, and she prov

Know What Your Kids Do On Facebook This Summer With Computer Monitoring Software


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 07, 2011

New data from the Facebook statistics blog Socialbakers reveals that Facebook is about to hit 700 million users. At the same time, a Consumer Reports study found approximately 7.5 million children on the social network under the age of 13 the companys legal minimum age. The study also revealed that the majority of parents of those underage users have no clue what their young social networkers are doing.

With summer here, kids have more time to spend online, and chances are that time will be spent on Facebook. But there is an effective solution.

We want parents to know there are tools available to help parents keep an eye on their childrens Facebook activity this summer, says Jamie Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. The best thing you can do as a parent is monitor what they are doing on the social network giant, and then talk to them about activity you see that may be inappropriate.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, a program that records all computer activity, starting with screen capture snapshots of everything a child does on the PC. It also records data logs of all emails sent and received, instant messenger conversations, web history, programs utilized, peer-to-peer activity, and lots more.

For parents of the Facebook generation, PC Pandora will show them everything their children are doing on the popular social networks. Leasure says computer monitoring software like this helps parents keep their kids safe from the two biggest threats on social networks:

Cyberbullying is an epidemic that is plaguing our nation, he says. PC Pandora will let you know if your child is the victim of an online tormentor, and sometimes, it may also show your child to be an aggressor something that should never be tolerated.

Computer monitoring software is also the best way to keep your kids safe from the Internet predators that use Facebook to lure children. Leasure says PC Pandora will let parents know if their child is forming relationships with people that may not be who they say they are:

Summer is high time for predators to start grooming new victims. Its easy for a predator to pretend to be a new kid in town looking to make a few friends over the summer before school starts, he explains. While talking to your kids about online stranger danger is a must, it is also important to be aware of any new friends in your childs life, as predators often dont put their real identity forward. Children may not be quick to tell their parents about new friends, especially if the conversation is sexual or flirtatious in nature.

Leasure also points out that some parents may not know their kids are already on Facebook:

Its very easy for an 11 or 12-year-old to sign up for Facebook, circumvent the weak age restrictions, and never tell their parents they have joined the largest social network in the world, he says. If you have an adolescent who is not on Facebook yet, chances are they will be by the end of the summer or perhaps they are already.

Both law enforcement and other experts agree that it is up to parents to keep their kids safe on the Internet. But Leasure says that with the right tools, 21st century parenting is easy.

There are simply too many dangers out there to turn your head and let your child be on Facebook unsupervised, says Leasure. Fortunately, tools like our PC Pandora computer monitoring software are available to parents to help them do the best job possible.

For more information on how PC Pandora can help you keep your kids safe on Facebook this summer, visit http://www.pcpandora.com.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

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