Charlene Little

Charlene Little

Caradwyn Cooper is a writer, mother, animal advocate, and holds an Associates Degree in Medical administration. She writes for many well known websites, such as Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! Finance, Examiner, Hubpages, and many more.
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  • Hearthstone - a Beta Review
    Are you interested in playing new video games when they come out? Hearthstone will be hitting stores soon, so I decided to join the beta and tell you guys what I think of the game.
  • Building a First-Aid Kit
    With all of the prepackaged first aid kits on the market, you may feel the urge to pick one up. However, prepackaged first aid kits do not have all of the necessary items to create a complete kit. Here is what you need for a real first aid kit.
  • Munchkin Easy Squeeze Spoon Feeder Review
    Muchkin believes that they have discovered a less messy, hassle free way of feeding your baby. Is this easy squeeze spoon really all it is cracked up to be? Here is a full review of my experience with this product.
  • The Clingy Toddler
    Many parents complain that their toddler is clingy, but they don't know how to cut the short leash that their child has them on. Here is how to figure out why your toddler is so clingy and how to strengthen their independence.
  • You're Just a Number
    Through the years, we have all been aware that we have a medical record number and that the hospital finds our information by using a number. Recently, many hospitals have actually been referring to patients directly as a number.
  • Why You Should Test Your Smoke Detector Using Real Smoke
    A few weeks ago, I took pride in my ability to ensure my family's safety by checking the smoke detectors. Now I know that I have been doing it all wrong.
  • Mommy and Daddy Both Love You
    Helping your children cope with divorce at the same time that you are trying to cope can be difficult. Here is how I helped my kids through a rocky divorce.
  • First Person: Accidental Home Birth
    Many people refer to labor as the most excruciating experience of their life. After having three kids, and one on the way, I have learned that it can be a coin toss between painful and oops. Here is my story with an accidental home birth.
  • First Person: How I Handle Unsolicited Parenting Advice
    The worst experience that anyone can have is getting unsolicited parenting advice from someone who doesn't even have kids. It seems that those without kids, seem to know an awful lot about raising them. Here is how I handle childless parents.
  • Living Without Cable: It Really Isn't that Bad
    Many people, including myself, have learned to rely on cable as a source of entertainment. With new regulations for everything to go digital, this problem was easy to develop. I gave up cable, and I lived to tell about it. This is how I survived it.
  • How I Broke My Worst Health Habit: Smoking
    Almost all of us has a bad habit that affects our health in a negative way. My worst habit was smoking. Not only did it affect my health, it also affected my finances. Here is how I broke the habit of smoking.
  • Words to the Not so Wise
    Many people say that they would not change anything about their lives. I am one of them, to an extent. However, there are some things that would make life better, had I known what I know now. Here is what I would tell myself if I could.
  • First Person: How I Got Through Pregnancy on Bed Rest
    Bed rest is never fun, no matter what the reason you are on it. However, there are ways that you can make bed rest a more pleasant experience for you and the people around you. Here are some things you can do to make your life easier.
  • Coping with Bedrest During Pregnancy
    When you are put on bed rest during pregnancy, it can sound like a relief. After a day or two, you will most likely become stir crazy. Here is how to cope with bed rest during pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy
    During pregnancy, many women are afraid to talk to their doctor about issues that have been plaguing them. They dismiss issues as normal aches and pains and keep it to themselves. However, there are many issues that you should bring up to your doctor.
  • My Experience with a Mystery Diagnosis
    Many people think of childhood diseases as chicken pox, or measles. However, there are many more diseases that plague children, and typically stick only to children. Because of this, doctors typically don't test for them. Here is our experience.
  • What I Learned from My Parents: Financial Responsibility is Passed Down
    Many people spend years instilling financial responsibility into their kids and hope that it is one of the most valuable lessons that they take with them. However, my parents passed on the complete opposite. Here is why I had to teach myself this lesson.
  • First Person: A Hooker Crashed My Wedding
    With all of the wedding crashing that has hit the celebrity news, I have decided to share the story of my personal wedding being crashed by the most unlikely of people.
  • Parenting My Niece with Autism
    Parenting is a full time job, add to that a child with learning disabilities, and you have a recipe for chaos. When there are multiple disabilities involved, you are set for a very rocky day. Here is what my life's like parenting a child with a disability
  • Living with Symphysis Pubis Dysplasia
    Symphysis Pubis Dysplasia is a complication that some pregnant women face. It can be very painful, and the only treatment that can make it better is child birth. Here is how to live with it until you reach your due date.
  • The Disgusting Truth About Skim Milk
    The dairy industry has a wealth of information that says milk is healthy for you. Does that really mean skim milk, or are they skimming the truth?
  • Health Benefits of Aloe
    Aloe is known for treating burns in the kitchen. Not many people know of the other uses that it has in the active role of keeping you healthy.
  • How I Invested in a Flea Market Business
    Many people see financial moves as directly investing, or by increasing your profits immediately. However, my best financial investment will create long term income for my family and allow us a weekly financial increase.
  • Why I Am Pro-Death Penalty
    Many people are against the death penalty. However, these are typically the people who do not see first hand what death row inmates have done. They have not seen the the anguish that people who deserve death have caused. Here is why I am for the death!
  • First Person: Why Do You Own so Many Guns?
    Many people frown against gun ownership. As a gun owner, this question perplexes me. A better question would be, why do you not own guns?
  • Facts About Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Prevention Measures
    As a mother, I know the fear of hearing that your child has RSV. However, with proper treatment, your child will be as good as new in no time. Here are the ups and downs of RSV.
  • National Grandparents Day: Thank You, Dad, for helping me raise my children
    Being a single parent isn't easy, it takes a lot of hard work. If my dad were not in the picture, I don't think I would have made it through college. Thank you dad for all you have done for me and my children.
  • First Person: How I Saved My House from Foreclosure
    Foreclosure can be stressful to say the least. However, there are ways to get yourself out of foreclosure and get back to a normal life. Here is my story.
  • Can Volunteerism Increase Your Employment Value?
    Many people look at volunteering as a chance to pay back society, or a chance to benefit their community. However, many people tend to ignore the fact that volunteering can actually improve their financial worth in the workplace.
  • When My Son Gets Baby Food and when He Gets Table Food
    There are some things from the table that babies should not have. However, not all of the foods from the table are bad for your little one. Baby food is simple to make, and your baby will appreciate table food more than he would jar food.
  • Poision Vines: The Spreading Itch!
    It is the time of the year when you spend hours in the yard. Whether you are gardening, cutting back trees, or doing maintenance, chances are you will have contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. Here are some home treatments for your itch.
  • My Niece's Refusal to Sleep
    Many people wonder how you can put up with the tantrums associated with autism. I have to tell you, it is not the tantrums that are the hardest part of autism. It is the lack of sleep for everyone in the house. Here is how to get by.
  • How to Teach Your Child to Be Accepting of Those with Autism
    Autistic children are bullied daily. However, these children are the ones that are hurt most by bullying. Having a niece with autism, I see the impact that children have on her daily. Here is how to teach your child to be understanding.
  • Modern Day Mummification
    For the last 100 years or so, scientists have marveled over the mummified remains found in Egypt. After almost a century of wondering, science has finally created a mummy for themselves. Read here to find out more.
  • Teaching Your Dog Not to Beg for Your Food
    Having a dog that begs for food can be quite annoying. However, it is possible for you to train your dog not to beg. Here are some tips and tricks on how to stop this annoying behavior.
  • When Comments Make You Sour
    Not everyone agrees on every topic. What do you do when comments on your work make you sour? Here are my tips.
  • Finally Making My Dream Refinancing a Reality
    After paying $1,200 per month on a mortgage for seven long years, I have finally made my dream of refinancing, into a reality. After a lot of hard work and effort, I can finally afford to live.
  • Mount Savage, Maryland: A Town Full of History
    Mount Savage, Maryland, is currently known as a dying town. To many it is, but to those who run the Mount Savage Historical Museum, it is not. It is full of history that you can see first-hand!
  • Western Maryland Residents Chip in to Help in Heat Wave, Power Outages
    Several states were trampled a recent storm. No power, no air conditioning, and no end in sight. As the electric companies attempt to work out the serious issues with lines and transformer towers, we are sweating it out.
  • First Person: The Heat After the Storm in Maryland
    On Friday night Maryland was hit by a storm known to meteorologists as derecho. This storm felt, at the time, like a tornado. Now, we suffer through heat, and darkness as the electric company desperately tries to repair lines.
  • 5 Things to Do with Your Kids when the Power Goes Out
    When the power goes out, kids automatically get bored. If it is raining they can't go outside to play, and laptop batteries only last so long to watch movies. Here are somethings that you can do with your children that will entertain them for hours.
  • Governer Proclaims May 25 'Missing Children's Awareness Day'
    Missing a child is a mother's worst fear. Getting the word out is now easier with the Amber Alert, but prevention is the best approach to missing children. One governor has decided that better education, may help prevent children going missing.
  • Ensure Quality of Your Quilt from the First Stage
    Cutting out a quilt may seem like an easy task. However, things can get a bit messy if you don't pay attention. Here are some tips to ensure smooth cutting for your next quilting project.
  • The Forgotten Meaning of Memorial Day
    The origin of Memorial Day may be of question, but sadly, so has the holiday. Memorial Day has been slowly forgotten over the years. The meaning, the feeling, and the appreciation has slowly drifted away. Enclosed is the meaning that we have lost.
  • How to Win the Battle with Common House Flies
    Files can be a serious nuisance. They can also carry bacteria that you really don't want to know about. It seems that the harder you work toward getting rid of them, the harder they work to breed. Here are some ways to win the battle with common flies.
  • First Person: Court Ordered Mediation
    Many states have decided to establish a court ordered mediation in child custody cases. I have been through court ordered mediation and survived. Here are some tips to get through mediation unscathed.
  • First Person: Play Ground Accident Caused My Son's Bipolar Disorder
    It is disheartening to find out that your child has any mental disorder, especially if they are brought to light by an accident. It is sad to think that disorders could be laying in wait to destroy a child's life. Read here to find out more.
  • Experimental Solar Powered Plane Makes Transcontinental Flight
    We all know how beneficial solar power can be. Most of us never thought that we would see the day that a solar powered plane would take flight. On May, 24, 2012, the first solar powered plane did just that. To top it off, the flight is transcontinental.
  • The Advantages of Allowing Your Child to Play Luxor
    Children are naturally drawn to video games. We hesitate to allow them to play; however, video games do have their advantages as long as the child is monitored.
  • Allegany County Board of Commissioners Overreacts to BSL
    The Maryland Court of Appeals recent ruling regarding pit bulls caused a serious stir. This caused the Allegany County board of commissioners to over react and completely stop pit bull adoptions.These dogs are in danger Read her to find out more.
  • Diablo 3: A Game Review
    Diablo 3 is a video game that we have waited on for four long years. Here is a review on the long awaited Diablo 3.
  • The Pains of Pregnancy
    Could a woman really be nine months pregnant and not know it? Those of us that had terrible pregnancies tend to doubt it. I have come up with possible scenarios that may lead someone to not know they were pregnant before delivery.
  • Adolf Hitler Rumors - Was He Really Female?
    There are many rumors flying around the Internet about how Hitler really died, if he died, where he died and even if he was a man. I am here to put at least one of those rumors to rest, at least in the format that it originally came.
  • Diablo 3 Beta - A Video Game Review
    Diablo 3 release is right around the corner. The scheduled release date is May, 15, 2012. There are tons of people wondering whether or not this game is going to be worth the time waiting and the financial investment. I am here to tell you about the beta!
  • Man Accused of Double Homicide Commits Suicide
    A two week long man hunt came to an end on May 11, 2012. Adam Mayes, accused of double homicide and kidnapping shot himself in the head. Read here to find out more about this chilling story.
  • The Pit Bull Breed and BSL
    For years there has been hype about the pit bull breed, along with many others. They have been declared dangerous, violent and deadly. Are they really all they are said to be or is it just a mass hysteria that has gotten completely out of control?
  • The Best Ways to Recover from a Mountain Bike Ride
    Mountain biking can take its toll on your body. Understanding the best ways to recover after a ride can make your experience better, and make you look forward to your next ride.
  • First Person: The Journey to an Autism Diagnosis
    The Journey to a diagnosis of autism can be a very long one. It will have its trials and frustrations. A diagnosis of autism is not the end of the world, it is a new beginning. Read here to find out about my niece's journey to a diagnosis of autism.
  • Top 10 Running Recovery Tips: Reducing the Day-After Burn
    It is inevitable to feel the burn after going on a long or tough run. There are ways to beat the burn and recover some before the ache hits you. Here are my top 10 ways to recover from a hard run.
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  • Running 2012: Top 10 Health Benefits of Running
    Running has many health benefits. These benefits are mental and physical bonuses to an already healthy outlet.
  • First Person: My Failed Small Business
    Every business has its ups and downs. The trials faced by a new business and the way they are handled could mean the difference between the company ever getting afloat.
  • First Person: How I Incorporate Technology into My Parenting
    Being a parent is a privilege, and an honor. It is also a learning experience. If you pay attention, you can learn just as much from your children as they can learn from you.
  • How to Get the Parvo Virus Out of Your House
    So your puppy got parvo, whether they made it through or not, you have to get the virus out of the house. Here is how to do it.
  • What is Breed Specific Legislation?
    What is breed specific legislation (BSL)? You will be amazed to find that it hasn't been instated for the reasons you may think.
  • Breed Specific Legislation Hits Maryland
    Breed specific legislation comes at a huge cost. Many of us are against it and many people are for it, but does anyone know what it really costs to ban specific breeds of dogs?
  • How Your Brain Works - The Occiptal Lobe
    Have you ever wondered how your brain really works? The occipital lobe is a very important part of the human brain. There are many divisions of this important organ. Read here to find out more about occipital lobe.
  • Diamond Pet Food Recall
    Diamond pet foods announced that they are willingly recalling certain products. Read here for more information.
  • Maryland Pit Bull Discrimination Laws
    Thursday, April 26, 2012: Effective immediately, the state of Maryland has passed a new bill against pit bulls. Breed Specific Legislation has officially hit the state of Maryland! All Pit bulls are deemed dangerous, there is no proving otherwise.
  • First Person: My Son's Journey - the Slow Transition from Being a Bully to Being a Typical Child
    It is a harsh reality realizing that your child is a bully. However, many parents choose to ignore the fact. I came to this realization early on. The issue is getting help for the problem.
  • Getting the Smell of Cigarette Smoke Out of Your Home
    If you have recently quit smoking, you know how hard it is to get the smell of cigarette smoke, out of your house. Read here to find out how to rid your home of the musty, nicotine, tar filled air.
  • How to Solve Writer's Block
    Online writing can cause serious writer's block. Here are some ideas to help you get past this hurdle.
  • How to Maximize Your Writing
    Writing online can be a difficult job. Here are some tips to keep yourself going while writing online.
  • How to Begin Quilting as a Hobby
    I have been quilting since I was a very small child. It was a craft that I enjoyed, and it let me spend time with my grandma every week. If you are thinking of picking up quilting as a hobby, read here to find out how to get started.
  • Scheduling Your Time for Writing Online
    The hardest part of writing online is that you do it from home. Home, whether you know it or not, is loaded with distractions and frustrations. You won't really notice them until you begin working.
  • Why I Became a Foster Parent to Hospice Dogs
    A few years back, I was like everyone else. I wanted puppies and young dogs. However, a life changing series of events changed my mind.
  • Fostering Hospice Dogs for the Animal Shelter
    Regardless of how you look at it, when you foster terminally ill, older or dying animals, you are going to get hurt. Here is why I do it.
  • Daniel Bryan from WWE - a Vegan?
    Many people have a misconception about the vegan diet. They fear that it will make them lose weight, lose muscle mass or many other stereotypes. I am not vegan, but Daniel Bryan from WWE is. Read here to learn more.
  • The Downside of the Free Puppy Trend
    Now, it is more frequent than ever that you will see free puppies listed in the newspaper or on various websites. Free puppies may be "free," but they are still expensive to care for. Read here to find out more about the "free puppy" trap.
  • The Life and Times of John Jay (1745-1829)
    Before the days of presidency as we know it, there were men who served as "president" and helped mold our nation. Read here to find out more about this great man.
  • Is Your Dog Vomiting? - How to Tell a Visit to the Vet is Necessary
    Many people assume that if their dog vomits, they must rush them to the vet. But this is not always the case. Read here to find out more.
  • First Person: Tax Planning Gone Wrong
    After spending all year saving receipts, collecting documents, and then spending days preparing for your tax forms, the last thing you want to hear is that there is a problem and the IRS needs mounts of papers from you. Read here to find out my story.
  • Parvo Virus in Dogs - a Deadly Attacker
    It is the time of year when all dog lovers begin to worry. They check vet records, and compare shot records. Dogs love to be active in the spring, summer, and fall. However, this is when parvo takes it's worst toll. Read here to find out more.
  • First Person: How to Incorporate a Workout into Your Parenting
    As a new parent, it is hard to find time to work out and get your body back. However, it can be done. Take my advice as a mother of 3 wonderful boys, and the caregiver of 2 very demanding girls. Read here to find out more.
  • The Deplorable Conditions Caused by Animal Hoarding
    I have seen on only a few occasions, the deplorable condition that animals are left in by animal hoarders. Hoarding does not simply mean that you have a lot of dogs. Read here to find out more.
  • First Person: How I Planned My Wedding on a $900 Budget
    Many people feel that you have to spend a lot of money to have a nice wedding. This is not the case at all. I planned an extremely beautiful wedding on a mere $900. Read here to find out how.
  • John Hancock (1737-1793)
    Many people look back and think of George Washington as the first president of the United States. This, in part, is true. However, there were presidents before George Washington. Read here to find out more.
  • Henry Middleton (1717-1784)
    Henry Middleton is one of the many men who are overlooked in history. Serving as the real second president of the United States, technicalities tend to rob him of the spotlight. Read here to find out more.
  • Presidents that Served Before George Washington
    Through years of being mislead by the school system, and historians, this may be hard to swallow. George Washington was not the first "President of the United States." Read here to find out more about who held office before him.
  • George Washington (Febuary 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799)
    Many people have learned what each president's main accomplishments in office were. Few know what they did to deserve the election into office. George Washington was a special case. His character, strength, and determination helped shape our lives now.
  • Peyton Randolph 1723-1775
    Many believe that George Washington was the first president of the United States. In technicality, if we only go by what we know a president to be today, this is true. To give true credit to the first president of the United States, read Here.
  • 5 Inventions of Ancient India
    Many of the things we use today, are adapted inventions of ancient civilizations. These inventions are adapted to each culture that uses them. Read here to find out about five different products we use today, that were invented by Ancient India.
  • Surgery for Crooked or Deviated Septum
    Having a crooked or deviated septum can cause a lot of problems with breathing through your nose. Many times, it can make it almost impossible. Surgery to repair it may be necessary. Read here to find out more about nasal surgery for this problem.
  • Over 60-My Dad's Student Loan Debt
    My dad is 62 and still owes extensive student loan debt. Unfortunately, many older American's are suffering through this problem.Read here to find out more.
  • First Person: How I Realized I was Addicted to Video Games
    Although as a child, I played video games, I never thought of it as an addiction. However, in my efforts to prove those who accused me wrong, I was forced to realized the truth, I was a video game addict and something had to change.
  • Getting Audited for EIC (Earned Income Credit) by the IRS
    This is the second audit by the IRS. Yet again they want to know where our money came from, where our money went, and they want to know it step by step.
  • First Person: My 'I Quit' Number
    Figuring out your I quit number, or the amount of money you must have to safely quit your job, can be very difficult in this economy. I have actually done it, here is how to figure your "I quit" number.
  • Frontal Lobe of the Human Brain
    The frontal lobe is one of the most interesting portions of the human brain. It is in charge of so many functions we use in daily life, This article suits everyday reading, and studying. I hope you enjoy.
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid - Protecting the Brain
    The cerebrospinal fluid is the liquid that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. This fluid protects the brain and spinal cord from damage and infection. This fluid has amazing qualities.
  • All About the Parietal Lobe
    The parietal lobe of the human brain has many different functions that affect the way your body functions, as well as how you perceive the world. It is a very important part of the brain and without it you would be extremely disoriented.
  • Understanding Assisted Living Centers
    Choosing an assisted living center can mean the difference between living in your own home or being forced to stay in a nursing home. Read here to find out more.
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