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Security first, its about keeping them safe June 14, 2012

Hi again,

I had posted a list of wonderful activities and places you can go with the kids earlier this week but I left out a very very important component, security.  When we leave the house its so important to have a plan of action in place.  What with so many kids getting lost and hurt I wouldn’t want that to happen to any of you.  I found a website that gives great helpful advice on how to prepare before leaving your home if you’re going to a street fair, amusement park or a playground.  The most important thing is to discuss a game plan with them.  They need to know that if they God for bit get lost or wander away from you they should look for a woman (mother) with kids, a shop assistant or a police officer and tell them they need help to find their mother.

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Here is the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/child_development/safety_out.shtml, they offer great safety tips when out and about with the kids.  Its always best to be safe then sorry…. So check it out and set a plan before heading out.

And lastly the daily task;  Because we’re always in a rush we always tend to just pull our hair into a bun or a ponytail and run out.  Why don’t you try to add a hair accessory to it.  It’ll look like you took the time to fix yourself as oppose to looking like you just rolled out of bed.  There are really great hair accessories available especially since they are the hottest thing now.  You can get them at just about any shop now but if you have the extra cash to splurge you might want to look into onecrowninglory.com.  They have really really beautiful hair accessories, check them out. Till manana…Have a great evening and StandUpLatina and be proud.

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Helping communities and their families June 8, 2012

Good Afternoon,

As I was driving home today, I experienced something I never ever wish any of you feel that you would have to do. I drive by a street corner one of the boro’s in NYC and sadly I see a little girl, she couldn’t be much older than 6 or 7 years old dressed provocatively (in my opinion) dancing and singing and begging for money while her mother stood a few yards away.  I was disgusted to say the least! That the mother would have her daughter do that is unforgivable. Now I don’t have anything against you as a mother doing what you need to do to feed your children.  Who I am to judge? However, when it comes to using your children NOW that I can not stand for. It is abuse not to mention immoral.  I can come up with a few more words but you get the picture where I’m coming from.  Today economically speaking times are tough and I know that there are times you might feel that you don’t know where to turn.  In an earlier post, I mentioned that there are a few organizations that help families in need.  Below are few of the links to their websites. The websites contain contact numbers and information on their services, if you know of anyone that might be in need please pass on this information.  As a Whitney Houston song said “Our children are our future” and we must try everything possible to give them the best care, love and protection we can give them..

 

Here are a few organizations that offer help: (copy/paste)

 

1. The Puerto Rican Family Institute:  http://www.prfi.org
2. NY Immigration Coalition:  (huge list of organizations) http://www.thenyic.org/about-us
3. Childrens Aid Society:  http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/what-we-do
4. Community Association of Progressive Dominicans:  http://www.acdp.org
5. The Beacon Program:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/afterschool/beacon_program.shtml
6. Aspira:  http://www.aspirany.org

 

If you know of any additional organizations that offer help to families in need, please share.

 

And lastly,  I didn’t want to forget today’s task:  Before the end of the day, Try to help just one person today, it could be as simple as holding a door or just smiling.. Try it you’ll see how great you’ll feel……..Have a great day and Standup Latina !