Welcome Back

Well it’s been a while! After a couple of years in the wilderness, bear tribe net is back online.

Are you happy to see me? Hope so!

The big news is that earlier this year we moved to London, England! It’s been raining a lot back home in Clinton, Tennessee and predictably enough it’s raining here in London. I’m not complaining. I actually like and enjoy the rain. It’s been a peaceful and quiet day. The surrounding landscape from the back porch is gorgeous. This morning after feeding the dogs I took a little video of Reighn playing in the rain.

She loves her ball. Enjoy the rain and fog. The video is about a minute and a half. I have installed Movie Edit pro 14 on my computer. My last version was movie edit pro 11. It’s taking a little while to get used to the new controls.

Adapting To A New City

The move to England has actually been quite easy on the whole family. I have found part time work in our local bookmakers. It can be hard sometimes but I enjoy meeting different people and most of the regular customers are really nice.

The hardest part for me was to learn all the terminology of sports betting and the way it works, as it’s not something we have back home (apart from in Vegas). But I think I have it all worked out now and the other staff have been great helping me learn all about odds, different sports, each way bets and stuff like that. So overall I think the move could not have gone better for us.

Memories From 2008

Stephanie is working hard at school. I am very proud of her dedication. I think she is slightly stressed out. I copied the following directly from her live journal.

I’m tired and moody.

Today I did my informative speech and I really had no idea why I was so nervous. I mean, I’m always nervous but I think this is the most nervous I’ve ever been and I have no idea why. Rationality tells me that everybody else in the room is just as nervous as I am and would feel pity……so I should be comfortable..but I wasnt.

My topic was alternatives to photoshop and dear god..I think everybody on my friends list would have no problem at all talking forever on that subject, especially me. But I had no idea what I was talking about the entire time.

I did better afterwards when asking questions..if the whole thing was “ask me questions!” then I would have done better.

in the end, instead of feeling relieved its over with..I’m really irritated with my presentation. I’m not happy at all and I had so much I wanted to say ;;

A Day at the Mall, March 22nd, 2008

As I have said before, my husband is retiring from the Air Force the first week of May 2008. Yesterday, the five kids and I went shopping for clothes to wear to the retirement ceremony. The closest Mall is about 45 minutes away depending on the traffic. We had to take two cars. It was a good trip. The mall wasn’t too crowded. Customer service was very good especially at JCPenny’s men’s department.

My 17 year old son is 6feet tall and as big around as a twig. What he needed was a pair of slacks that was 28w 32long. Ok! They don’t make that size in casual slacks in the men’s department. At least, not in any of the brands on display. My son is too tall for the clothes in the boys department. For some reason, they think boys are short and squatty. Anyway, we had lots of help at JCPenny’s.

Ethan was measured and the hunt for a pair of pants began. We found a nice black pair that was 30w 32long. They fit very nicely and not to0 baggy in the butt. And they were on sale for 55% off. That is always a plus. Then we had to find a shirt and tie. Ethan was set on a white shirt. I would have preferred a color of some kind but he wanted white. I have never bought a dress shirt for Ethan so I had no idea what size to look for. Apparently, he is a 14 neck with 32-33 length.

The men at JCPennys were a bit surprised at how short Ethan arms were. LOL!! It’s because he is so skinny and has no shoulder width. Morgan located a beautiful purple tie for Ethan but it was $28 dollars on sale and I was trying to keep cost down ’cause remember I have 5 children, four of those I have to buy clothes for. We settled on a lovely redish tie that was also on sale for $12. We also located a black belt that was on sale for $10. All we have to do now is find Ethan a pair of shoes.

How Does Bet365 Cash Out Work?

The Bet365 Cash Out system is relatively new to the betting world, and is an evolution of both the way that betting has become accessible for more and more people, and the fact that competition between the betting companies has never been bigger. Each company is looking for an edge so as to bring customers in and keep them loyal.

The development of the Bet365 Cash Out came as an extension of their vast in-play markets, which became their particular selling point above other betting companies. Other betting companies had started to offer this already, but with the ability to bet on most matches during the event and then stop the bet early this became very attractive to punters. Other bookies would offer the same function but only on a certain range of matches.

So how does the Bet365 cash out work? Well, in basic terms, it gives you the possibility of betting on an event and then, before the match is over, pulling a percentage of your money out as guaranteed profit.

To give an example, if you were to bet on a team to win at odds of 5.0 and put £20 on that event then your potential winnings would be £100. What Bet365 cash out allows you to do is, if your team is winning (or even if not) to take a percentage of those potential winnings – obviously the winnings awarded go up the closer to the end of the game. So if your team is winning 1-0 with 5 minutes to go and the other team are pushing for an equaliser Bet365 will offer, let’s say, £90.

The choice is – do you take the cash by pressing the “Bet365 Cash Out” button? Or wait and see?

You can also use the Bet365 cash out to bet on accumulators of different matches. For example, if you were to bet on four matches, with one starting later than the first three games you could essentially cash out any offered winnings by Bet365 before or during the last match.

So if you bet on 4 teams to win at odds of 8.0 and at £10 and your first three teams all won there is a possibility that Bet365 would offer you around 50% of your projected winnings at that point (so a profit of £40 based on this example). If you then lost your confidence due to your chosen team’s star striker suddenly being unexpectedly dropped/injured you could indeed cash out those winnings without needing to worry about the last game.

More information on the Bet365 Cash Out is available at Total Betting Systems, who explain further how to take advantage of the function and also which other bookmakers offer an option to cash out too.

Coral Partners With Chelsea FC

Chelsea's crest, 2005–present

Chelsea’s crest, 2005–present (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Coral today announced that it has signed a two and a half year deal with Chelsea Football Club to be its European online betting partner until the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League season.

Coral Interactive Managing Director, John O’Reilly said today: “We are delighted to form this exciting partnership with Chelsea FC. They are one of the leading football clubs in the world and a very successful business too, and we are looking forward to providing an exciting and professional betting service to all their fans and customers through our new and improved website and mobile betting platforms.

Chelsea Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said: ‘We are very pleased to align ourselves with such a leading betting company as Coral.

‘We spent considerable time planning and deciding on the right partner in this market sector and in Coral we have found, like ourselves, an established name that continues to grow both domestically and internationally. I hope Chelsea fans can benefit from the relationship over the next two-and-a-half years.’

Coral offers its customers a comprehensive range of betting opportunities on football, with over 100 markets offered on every Premier League match. The Coral betting service also offers customers betting-in-play on hundreds of matches a week from all around the world, and on every single Premier League and Champions League match.

In addition, Coral will be delivering exclusive offers to Chelsea fans each week. Chelsea supporters will be able to access the Coral service online at coral.co.uk or by downloading the Coral App via mobile phone or tablet. The Coral App is available at the App Store.

Coral re-launched its website, coral.co.uk, and mobile platform just over a year ago which has seen a rapid growth in customer volumes, with active customers up 132% year on year and stakes up 158% year on year as reported in the latest Coral results published in December.

NFL Playoffs Betting

It’s playoff time here in the USA, and that means NFL starts to get global attention. If you’re in a state where betting is allowed, where’s your money going this year?

The NFL is one of the most heavily bet on sports within the sporting arena. That fact has more to do with the popularity of the sport more than it providing valued opportunities to bet on. Nevertheless the NFL is a great sport to make money from and I personally like to bet during the NFL Playoffs despite what others might say.

The games during the playoffs are much harder to predict as the best of the best go head to head with each other. You will find that persons who haven’t bet all season get in on the betting action during the playoffs. My advice is to not get caught up in the hype.

The problem that the NFL playoffs cause when betting is that the lines are usually sharp. The reason for that is that they are very few games for the bookies to focus on.

If bettors want to get an edge on the bookies, I always advise to look at past playoff results. The history of playoff games can provide angles or key trends never noticed before. It’s not to say that because it happened in the past it will happen again but it provides a good base of knowledge between the two teams. You will find that how the teams match up in the regular season will not necessarily be the same in the playoffs. It’s a win or go home scenario, so teams are much more motivated. Teams who couldn’t get to the QB are getting there; offenses who couldn’t run the ball are getting yards on the ground.

The two most important factors I have used to good success is the quality of the quarterback and how good the defense is. You often hear the saying; defense wins championships and it is very true. The better you can understand a team’s defense the more you can zone in on a better perspective of the game.

When it comes to quarterbacks in the playoffs, the truth is a team will not win with an average QB. The better the quarterback and how comfortable he is when pressured will be a telling sign. Quarterbacks which provide a dual threat are often harder for defenses to contain and can provide an edge on their opposing QB, unless its Tom Brady or Peyton Manning then it depends on the quality of their supporting cast.

Take the New England Patriots for example; their whole success this season with a depleted supporting cast is because of Tom Brady. In the playoffs however this can only hold up for so long as they play better and better teams.

Never be afraid to back the road underdogs in the playoffs, they have proved to be very handy in the past against the spread.

While the NFL Playoffs gets everyone to dig in their pockets and wager, do not do so without doing your research. Be patient, the advantages are there against the bookies but it is up to you to dig deep enough and use the right indicators.

Why You Need To Seek Horse Racing Tips

If you are an avid fan of the horse racing industry, you will probably hear people saying, “Hey, do you have any horse racing tips today?” Believe it or not, racings tips do exist. These tips are the so-called “inside information” that could help a person get an edge over the others. If you are new to a racing industry, a working industry, a business industry, or to any other industry, you will probably find yourself asking your friends for some tips to gather some pertinent information.

It is a man’s nature to ask. In the world of the racing industry, a smart tip can give you a wide array of advantages. There are people who do not understand the real importance of a good tip. There are times when they regard it as a way of cheating or corruption. This only shows that some do not fully understand what horse racing tips are all about. Racing tips are a mere set of information to test your skill of understanding when it comes to priming horses. It is a also a test of your judgement skills that will help in betting for the right horse. However, only the privileged ones are blessed with these kinds of information.

If you are newbie to the racing industry, do not give yourself a hard time and ask the assistance of the experts. A wise punter will help you analyze any racing tip that will guide you on betting to the right and winning horse. Most punters are highly-trained. They are the racing professionals that are willing to share some tactics that can help your way up to betting for your success.

Did you know that the most successful punters with a proven long time track record of winning had some help from a racing professional? Yes, it is true. Most of these people seek for the assistance of the well-known punters that give them smart advices. However, today, with the great deal of innovation, advices can already be given virtually. There are companies who can send you racing tips right to your email or to your phone.

You can also find essential ones online if you want to take a more convenient route. They will provide you with brief tips regarding what horse to bet on, the exact amount to bet, and an explanation why that horse is worth betting. They will not send you one, or two horse racing guide, they will send you approximately fifteen to thirty tips per week for a better chance of winning.

Children Need Discipline To Grow And Mature Properly

If your child is dealing with bullying problems, it can help immensely to keep the lines of communication open by talking about the problem and sharing any experiences you may have had. Familiarize yourself with the school policies and ensure that your children know who they can go to for help when at school.

It is important that you keep to a routine each night when getting your child ready for bed. Establishing a bedtime routine allows your child to get his mind ready to go to bed and get to sleep. For example, your routine could be made up of putting his pj’s on, brushing his teeth and reading him a story. At that point he understands that sleep comes soon. Your child is less likely to show opposition if he knows what to expect.

Do you have difficulty trying to calm your baby? Try rubbing a little lavender on your neck before you hold the baby. The gentle fragrance will have a calming effect on your child. This also works when you want your baby to nap, as lavender oil is quite calming.

Removing unhealthy foods from the house is the first step to instilling healthy eating habits. If you don’t keep sugary snacks in your home, your child most likely won’t ask for it. Use these items as treats that are only consumed on holidays.

Build some time away from your kids into your schedule. Get a trusted family member or friend to care for you kids so you can enjoy your time without having to worry about them. If you do not take breaks, stress will build up and the tensions will keep you from developing a healthy relationship with your children.

As your child get older and spends more time alone with friends, they may pick up on some bad language. If you hear him use inappropriate words, let him know that this is not the way he should speak in the family. Only correct them when they’re alone to avoid embarrassing them in front of their friends.

When you take the time to improve your skills as a parent, it proves that you take the job of being a parent seriously and that you would do anything to be better at it. If you use the advice provided in this article, your confidence with parenting will continue to improve. No matter what stage of parenting you are in, you can always learn new parenting information.

Simple Parenting Habits That You Need To Know

Stop often when driving long distances with toddlers or young children to stave off boredom and crankiness. Although it might seem like getting to your destination quickly is the best decision, taking things slow and recognizing the needs of everyone in the vehicle can really salvage the trip. Take your travel breaks at restaurants with a place for the kids to play, or parks and open areas with plenty of grass for them to burn some excess energy.

Positive reinforcement is often the best option when dealing with children who are difficult or have repetitive behavior issues. You have to keep in mind that your children are experiencing new things and new feelings every day, and sometimes do not have the tools to express themselves. If you encourage communication, you will help your children express their feelings.

Do your best to have your children eat and go to bed at the same time while traveling. Small children and infants are often stressed out by traveling. The bedtime rituals especially will help your child feel more comfortable in the new space and allow him/her (and you) to get enough sleep!

Keep your eyes peeled for the family line at the security checkpoint if you’re traveling with kids. You will find a family line at most airports. Then, you won’t have to worry about rushing or getting annoyed by impatient travelers in line behind you. Everyone must remove their shoes and all items must go on the belt for x-ray examination.

Before administering medicine to your child, it may be helpful to mix each dose in something sweet. Put a little sugar in the medication, or mix it with orange juice. When you need to administer eye drops, ask the child to keep their eyes closed while you apply the drops to their eyelid. This will allow the medicine to enter the eye more gently than if dropped while the eye is open.

Give your child plenty of opportunities to develop his or her senses. Whether your child is smelling the dinner ingredients before you add them to your plate, touching whatever you are touching or putting their teething toys in their mouth, they are sure to enjoy every opportunity you are giving them to explore the world around them. Always look for activities that expose them to new tastes, smells, sounds and textures.

Hopefully, your are now equipped with a few more tools to improve your parenting performance. Your children are a gift, and applying the suggestions in this article can enable you to enjoy and care for them well. You now have some of the tools it will take to be successful and enjoy this great period of your life.

What You Need To Learn About Parenting

If a parent has a child who suffers from ADHD or other behavioral disorders, the parent may find it hard work to keep the child busy. If these children are not always kept busy, they may not behave appropriately. Simple solutions include expending energy with long walks or bicycle riding for up to an hour every day.

Children in the preschool years do not handle transitions well. An abrupt switch from on activity to the next can induce stress, and it will end in a melt down.

If you are going to take your children on a long road trip, stop as often as you can to keep them from getting too cranky. You will have a far more pleasant trip if you take your time, with frequent breaks to relieve the tedium for everyone. Have fun stopping at parks or play areas so children can tire themselves out.

Extracurricular activities can offer your child many benefits and advantages. These encourage your child to become more social and make more friends, which can help your child all the way through adulthood. Keeping your children busy with after-school programs will also stop them from getting into trouble instead.

When disciplining your child, you should never use words that are insulting or cruel. These types of words only hurt and humiliate a child and will not improve behavior. Try to use words that are encouraging to motivate him to have better behavior.

Sometimes being a parent can be a difficult task, but with the advice in the article you should be better prepared to make good decisions. Pay attention to the facts presented in this article, so that you can celebrate your greatest gift. You can enjoy this wonderful experience and feel prepared to take on the responsibility successfully.

Learning How To Be The Best Parent Possible.

Think about what message you are sending your child! You want your children to know you can be trusted.

Do not keep junk food in the house. Your child probably won’t ask for junk food if you don’t have any around. Use these items as treats that are only consumed on holidays.

While devoting time to your children is important, taking time for yourself is essential, too. Drawing and enforcing this boundary allows you to maintain your individuality while still being an excellent parent.

You can clear an area on the counter in the kitchen, roll up a soft towel, lay the child back on the towel with their head over the sink, then gently run the water over their hair and scalp. This can help alleviate the fear of being dunked and their dislike of water in their face.

Each child has different needs and expectations. The methods that are effective for one of your children might not work on another. Not only does this include rewards, but punishments as well. Do not try to follow a cookie cutter format when raising your children, instead experiment to find what works best for them and you.

Team sports should help your child develop their self-esteem. Going to your child’s games will be a great occasion for bonding and will show your child you care about their passion.

Develop a loving and supportive relationship with your partner. Your children learn a lot from you and you should show them you have a good relationship with your husband or wife. This will ensure he is a happy child and happier adult. You’ll see that your hard work building a relationship with your spouse pays off when your child is able to have positive relationships himself.

As you have read in this article, parenting correctly can make a chore seem like a breeze. There is nothing wrong with following the advice of those who have been through similar problems before and building on their success. So, you should listen to these tips.

Great Advice That Moms And Dads Will Need

Some things I’ve learned about the most difficult job in the world

Never smoke in the house if you are a parent. You should even think about completely quitting smoking. Breathing secondhand smoke can be just as harmful as smoking. Children who are exposed to second-hand smoke on a regular basis are at greater risk for developing respiratory illnesses, asthma and cancer.

Giving into all your child’s demands is not a wise idea. Only accede to their demands if it is reasonable to do so. You don’t want your kids to think they’re controlling you or that they can use their emotions against yours.

Set up a basic list of house rules for your kids. Clearly communicate the negative consequences associated with failure to abide by those rules. Seeing the rules in place will provide your children necessary boundaries, and also reflect your love and good intentions for them. Having a set of rules in place will also make the job of parenting easier for yourself, as well as your partner.

You can have your child lay face up on the counter with their head over the sink and a towel under their neck and let them have a small towel for their face and eyes. Doing this can help alleviate the anxiety countless toddlers have about being submerged underwater.

Make sure to pack comfort items for your child if you take them on a trip. While most of the family views a vacation as a fun break, to a very young child it seems like a needless disruption of their normal day. Having a familiar blanket or favorite toy can help your child to be more comfortable in an unfamiliar place.

It is important to consider the message that you could potentially be sending your child. It’s important for your kids to feel that what you say is true and that they can trust you.

Even though it is important to spend plenty of time with your kids, take time to relax alone. This helps you be yourself and a great parent too.

A good parent understands the importance of praising their child whenever they are doing something well. Kids want lots of attention. They will do whatever they can to get it, including engaging in bad behavior if doing the right thing garners them no attention at all. Parents who fail to provide their children with positive attention on appropriate occasions are actually encouraging potentially bad behavior.

Learn about the various stages of maturity and milestones before your children start living them. You can always learn more about being a good parent.