What is Holistic Education?

Holistic education is a system of educating the child that takes academic, emotional, and social development into consideration. Read more»

Good and Bad Trends in Bathroom Design

Good and Bad Trends in Bathroom Design
By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007
I am especially impressed by some of the bathrooms found in model homes. Some of these new bathroom trends are fabulous. Others miss the mark completely. Read more»

Tips for New Homeschoolers

If you are anything like I was when I began homeschooling, as a new homeschooler, you are starved for advice from homeschoolers who have been at it a while. Read more»

The Statistical Truth About Homeschooling

People seem feel it is their right to put homeschoolers in a position to supply Homeschool facts to all who inquire. If you need to know, here are some facts for you. Read more»

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Baby Room Ideas Beyond Yellow and Green
By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007
You are having a baby, and do not know the sex. You do not want to know the sex either, but you still must prepare a nursery bedroom. What do you do? Read more»

Creating a Baby Nursery for Him
By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007
When creating a baby's room for boys, parents typically want "a taste of snips of snails and puppy dog tails" in a tasteful and attractive room. Read more»

Creating a Baby Nursery for Her
By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007
When creating a baby's room for a girl, parents want "sugar and spice and everything nice" but still have no idea where to start. Read more»

Misconceptions About Homeschoolers

Whenever a homeschooler encounters someone who knows little to nothing about homeschooling, he or she spends a great deal of time fighting misconceptions. Read more»

Schools Should Eliminate Grades

I feel like grades should be completely eliminated from the education process. If anything, student's reports should reflect "Mastery", "Satisfactory", and "Unsatisfactory" progress. Read more»

Choosing Art for your Home

Choosing Art for Your Home

By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007

When purchasing art for your home, you need to consider a lot more than the colors in the painting. In fact, many independent artists complain that most customers will only purchase art if it matches their furniture. Read more»

Are Gifted Children Identified and Served in Schools?

Most children are bright. Some are bright in one area; others are bright in several areas. But, how do you know if your child is just bright, or gifted? Read more»

Decorating with Clothing Accessories

Decorating with Clothing Accessories

By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007

You may have noticed that the biggest trend in clothing right now is also the biggest trend in decorating. Big baubles and jewels are everywhere. In addition, clothing is much less expensive than décor pieces. Read more»

Are Gifted Children Identified and Served in Schools?

Most children are bright. Some are bright in one area; others are bright in several areas. But, how do you know if your child is just bright, or gifted? Read more»

Are Students Getting Enough Foreign Language Classes?

I had a recent conversation with a relative over teaching foreign language to my kids. This person has a daughter in college who is majoring in languages. I was thoroughly impressed by this young woman. Read more»

It's Never Too Soon to Learn About College Financial Aid

It's Never Too Soon to Learn About College Financial Aid

For many students looking to go to college, financial aid is the only hope they have of attending college. Read more» of this article I wrote for associated content.

Schools Should Eliminate Grades

I feel like grades should be completely eliminated from the education process. If anything, student's reports should reflect "Mastery", "Satisfactory", and "Unsatisfactory" progress. Read more»

Failure in School Means More Than Bad Grades

In life, there are those who win and those who lose. I guess you could say that school sets children up to understand those harsh realities. Read more»

All About Exceptional Students

Exceptional students include those that fall into the top 3% of gifted students as well as those classified as slow or mentally retarded. ESL students may also qualify as exceptional. Read more»

The Internet and Its Effect on Education

The definition of e learning is education enhanced by computers. E learning is currently used in all levels of education, both in the classroom and out. Read more»

Do Children Really Need Early Childhood Education?

Early childhood education has become a concern of the government, who pushes poor children to be formally trained before they are old enough for Kindergarten. Read more»

Are Dyslexic Students Being Overlooked?

Dyslexia is diagnosed when it is discovered that a child has problems processing language. Five percent of schoolchildren are said to have problems learning to read with most of those students being dyslexic. Read more»

The Past, Present and Future of Distance Education

Distance education, also called distance learning, is the process of educating people who are elsewhere (usually at home). Distance education is not a new phenomenon. Read more»

Have No Tolerance Laws Gone Too Far?

To stem the flood of danger and violence, no-tolerance laws have become the way to discipline students. But no tolerance laws may have gone too far. Read more»

How to Ensure Your High School Student is Ready for College

Reports from colleges each fall indicate that high school graduates are not prepared for college. Professors often complain of college freshmen being unable to put together a proper sentence. Read more»

Smaller Classes Equals Quality Instruction

The NEA supports a class size of 15 students in regular classrooms and even less students in special needs classes. Yet the average class size in American schools is still in the mid 20's. Read more»

Why Does Every Kid Have to Learn Everything?

300 years ago, an American student's education consisted of two books... the Bible, and the New England Primer. Now, what a student needs to learn can barely fill a full set of world book encyclopedias. Read more»

Is School Privatization Inevitable?

In 2002 forty-two of the Pennsylvania's schools were slated for privatization. Students locked arms in protest. Unions protested. Parents argued. Change is scary. Read more»

What Beginning (New) Teachers Need the Most

There is no person more enthusiastic and excited about his job than a beginning teacher. If they are lucky this excitement lasts a few years, but eventually that "save the world" attitude wears off. Read more»

Has the Truant Officer Gone Too Far with Attendance Policies?

Students cannot afford to miss a great deal of instruction, as teachers can seldom stop what they are doing, and teach what a child has missed. Read more»

When Should a Child Start Arts Education?

It is a known fact that as testing and measurement becomes more important in schools that the arts become less important. The schools fell into this pattern because short-term goals were met quicker and results showed they worked. Read more»

All About School Accreditation

Accreditation is the voluntary process of being certified as meeting minimum requirements designated by an accredited agency. They review schools programs to ensure that students are taught according to standards. Read more»

Who Should Be Held Accountable for a Child's Education?

Who should be held accountable for a child's education? Teachers say parents are responsible and parents point to the teachers, especially when things are going wrong. Read more»

Want to Increase Your Blog Traffic? Throw a Contest!

In my last article, I explained how blogging for a living takes skill and patience. If you have more skill than patience, you may want to consider throwing a contest to boost your traffic. Read more»

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How to Prepare a Homeschooler for College Applications

The thought of preparing a homeschooler for college strikes fear into the heart of many homeschooling parents. While it takes a good deal of planning and organization, the process of preparing a homeschooler for college does not have to be scary.

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How to Prepare a Homeshooler for Future Employment

Just like kids who go to traditional school, some homeschoolers go into college, and other homeschoolers go directly into the workforce. For children that go directly into the workforce, there needs to be a certain amount of academic preparation.

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How to Deal with Homeschool Criticism

One would think the hardest thing about deciding to homeschool is the act teaching the child. This is far from true. In fact, dealing with homeschool criticism from friends, family, and even strangers is one of the toughest things to deal with.

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How to Homeschool Temporarily

Occasionally a person has a need to homeschool for a short period of time. It can be due to illness, or it can be just to get a child back on track. While I would not recommend homeschooling for just a year or two to everyone, I have seen that it can be very useful.

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How to Homeschool Yourself as a High School Student

I get numerous emails from high school students who want to homeschool themselves. While this is not an easy endeavor, it can certainly be done. Here is a guide for high school students who wan to homeschool themselves.
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How to Redeem a Bad School Record by Homeschooling

Your high school student is the half way through the 10th grade in public school, but he either few credits or very bad grades. The child has also decided they want to go to college and get serious about their grades. You are wondering if you can use homeschooling to redeem their bad record and chances are you can. Here is what you can do.

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How to Prepare your Home for Homeschooling

Now that you have decided to homeschool your kids, you are likely looking around your home trying to figure out how and where you will fit in your homeschooling activities. Your homeschooling friends may have a room dedicated to homeschooling, others homes may be taken over completely. Here are some tips you can use to prepare your home for homeschooling without losing all control of your home. read more

How to Stay Connected to a Difficult Tween

When kids reach their preteen years they can become quite ornery and hard to get along with. For many parents, avoidance is the technique that keeps peace in the house. However, it is more important now than ever to stay connected to your tween. The tween years are years of great influence and the years when others can control the ideas and ideals your children form in life. You can use the following ideas to stay connected to your volatile tween.

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How to Keep a Tween from Growing up Too Fast

They are no longer children, but they are hardly adults. Tweens these days grow up too fast. They dress to emulate teen stars that are actually in their early 20’s, and they listen to music about love, and relationship breakups. It is painful for a parent to watch the transition. If you want to keep your tween from growing up too fast, you have to work at it. read more

How to Integrate Homeschooling with Family Life

When most people start homeschooling, they tend to bring school into the home and continue to function as if the kids are in traditional schools. This may work for some people, but it takes away much of the freedom that homeschooling is supposed to afford a family. read more

How to Leave Your Tween Home Alone

Your child is a tween between the age of 9 and 13. Can you leave him hold alone? There are many things to be considered when determining if a child can be left home alone. There are also certain steps you must take. READ MORE

How to Create a Tween Princess Bedroom

She may have outgrown Barbie, but she still wants a room that makes her feel like a princess. But how to you create a princess room for a tween girl (age 9-13) so that she does not outgrow it in just a couple of years? Follow these tips for a princess bedroom that your tween will love. READ MORE

How to Create a Greek or Roman Bedroom for your Teen

If your teen is ready for a more grown-up bedroom, you may want to design the room around a Greek or Roman theme. This is a timeless theme that will your teen will love even after they have grown up and moved out of the house. READ MORE

How to Create a Teen Tech Bedroom

Do you have a teen that is quickly becoming tech-savvy and wants a room to fit his personality? While this might seem like a difficult task, it does not have to be if you follow these simple instructions. READ MORE

How to Create a Tween Sports Bedroom

Your tween may have outgrown his old superheroes room, but still wants cool decor. If your tween son likes sports, here is a guide for creating a new bedroom theme for him.  READ MORE

How to Homeschool Your Kids for Free

Many people shy away from their desire to homeschool because they fear it will cost too much money. With a bit of creativity and willpower, however, homeschooling does not have to cost a cent.  READ MORE

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How to Purchase a Bed for a Tween

Most kids outgrow their beds as they reach their tween years. Girls get sick of their canopies. Boys find that they just do not seem to have enough room. Use these steps to purchase a new bed for your tween.
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How to Buy Clothes for Hard-to-Fit Tween Girls

Buying clothes for hard-to-fit tween girls can be a nightmare. As if agreeing on clothing styles weren’t hard enough, finding a good fit is near impossible. With most children’s clothes being too small and adult clothes being too big, what is a tween shopper to do?  read more

How to Cut Your Water Bill in Half

Cutting your water bill in half can have several advantages. First of all, you will be saving $50 or more dollars a month on your water bill. Second, you will be conserving a natural resource. Here are some steps you can take to cut your water bill in half.  read more

Get a Title Loan for Christmas, Regret it All Year Long

According to Wikipedia.org, a title loan is a loan where the borrower provides their car as collateral. This loan is secured with your car meaning that if you do not pay off your loan, the lender will take your vehicle. Read more»

How to Help your Get Your Teen to Dress Modestly

Now that your teen is able to wear adult clothing, you may be finding that she is dressing too adult like. Chances are you would prefer to see your teen daughter dress more modestly. READ MORE

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Cut your water bill in half

Cutting your water bill in half can have several advantages. First of all, you will be saving $50 or more dollars a month on your water bill. Second, you will be conserving a natural resource. Here are some steps you can take to cut your water bill in half.

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Air Travel: What you cannot take on a plane

After writing an article a year ago on what you can take on a plane, I got a gazillion questions about specific items. This article tells what you cannot take on a plane.
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Seven Sensational Christmas Gift Ideas from the Dollar Store

By dreahwrites, Nov 28, 2007
For many people, this Christmas years Christmas budget is severely limited. Still you want to give gifts to people you love and care about. Here are some ideas for buying your Christmas gifts at the dollar store. Read more»

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How to be a Good Landlord

Unfortunately, landlords have bad reputations. Tenants accuse property owners of collecting the rent and neglecting repairs. Landlords are assumed to be slumlords until proven otherwise. Taking special steps to be a good landlord will win the hearts of your tenants and keep them renewing their leases year after year.

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How to Make Sure Your Homeschooler is Socialized

“What about Socialization?” Just about everyone who encounters a homeschooler asks that question. It seems the world is under the impression that homeschoolers have no social skills or graces. If you are homeschooling and are worried about your own child’s social skills, here are some things you can do. read more


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How to Calculate a Security Deposit Refund

Your tenant has moved out and wants their security deposit refunded. However, you notice that there is a bit more wear and tear on the unit than is normal. How do you decide how much money to refund to them? read more© WWW.AHERMITT.COM

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back

Here is an excerpt of an article I wrote for ehow.com

When you pay your security deposit to your landlord, you expect to get it back when you move out granted you are a good tenant who maintains the property well. Not all tenants, however, get their security deposit back, and often do not understand why.
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How to Purchase Clothes for a Tween Girl

Here is an exerpt from my most recent article:

Buying clothes for children can be pretty simple. You just choose from
what is on sale, buy it, and most children will wear it. Buying clothes for
teens is easy, too. Just give them money, a few guidelines and
walk away. Buying for tweens, especially tween girls is a different story
altogether.


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Safe Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

Safe Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids
By dreahwrites, Nov 19, 2007 With most of the sought after holiday gifts for kids having been recalled, and many of the remaining items sure to be recalled as well, parents are scrambling to find Holiday gifts that will not endanger their kids or make them sick. Read more»

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Holiday Gifts that Will Not Harm Your Children

Holiday Gifts that Will Not Harm Your Children
By dreahwrites, Nov 16, 2007 With most of the sought after holiday gifts on the recall list, and many of the remaining items sure to be recalled as well, parents are left wondering what to buy their kids for Christmas. Read more»

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Christmas gift ideas for forgetful people

Christmas Gift Ideas for Forgetful People
By dreahwrites, Nov 13, 2007 Finding the right gifts for the right people can be difficult. In this article, I will address gift ideas for the forgetful people in your life. Read more»

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Thanksgiving Decorations: Free Thanksgiving Decor

Thanksgiving Decorations: Free Thanksgiving Decor
By dreahwrites, Nov 12, 2007 Nature holds a multitude of items you can use to decorate your home this Thanksgiving. Here are some ideas you can use: Read more»

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More on African American Hair

Six African American Hairstyles that We Want to Forget
By dreahwrites, Nov 12, 2007 My recent articles talk about different modern African American Hairstyles. As I looked back at the series I wrote, hairstyles that I want to forget came to mind. Here are six African American hairstyles that I am I am sure other African Americans Want to forget: Read more»
African American Hairstyles: Dreadlocks
By dreahwrites, Nov 11, 2007 Originally, dreadlocks resulted from allowing hair to matt on its own, by not combing, brushing or cutting, causing the hair to form thick ropes. Modern dreadlocks are more stylized and fussed over. Read more»
African American Hairstyles: Weaves
By dreahwrites, Nov 11, 2007 A weave is a method used to make black hair (the hair of African Americans or women of African heritage) longer. When applied correctly, you cannot tell a weave from real hair. Read more»

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African American Hairstyles: Extensions

African American Hairstyles: Extensions

By dreahwrites, Nov 09, 2007
Braid Extensions are a type of hairstyle that is very popular in the African American Community. Braid extensions became popular in the 1990's and is an adaptation of braided hairstyles popular in the 1970's and 1980's. Read more»

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African American Hairstyles: The Afro

African American Hairstyles: The Afro
By dreahwrites, Nov 05, 2007 An Afro is a hairstyle that occurs when a person of African Heritage (like African Americans) allows their hair to grow long in its natural state. Read more»

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What is a Frenemy?

Frenemies: 10 Clues that Your Friendship is Toxic
By dreahwrites, Nov 05, 2007 People expect work friends to be less than best buddies, but can you detect a frenemy in your personal life? This list will help you distinguish between a friend and an enemy disguised as your friend. Read more»

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Halloween Is Over, Get the to a costume store

It might sound crazy to buy costumes after Halloween, but it is the best time to buy. Read Seven Things to do with Discounted Halloween Costumes to find out why. © WWW.AHERMITT.COM

Skimmer will clean out your account if you are not careful

Beware of Skimmers: (ATM) Automated Machine Teller TheftBy dreahwrites, Oct 31, 2007
Skimming happens when an ATM machine is used to steal a victim's bankcard information and personal identification numbers. The information is then used to make fake duplicate cards. Read more»

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Planning a Move?

These articles will help you in renting your moving truck.

Renting a Moving Truck: How Big Should My Moving Truck Be?By dreahwrites, Oct 28, 2007
One of the hardest things about renting a moving truck is getting a truck that is the right size. A too large truck can cause item damage from items shifting and a too small of a truck will cause multiple trips. Read more»

Renting a Moving Truck: What Do I Need to KnowBy dreahwrites, Oct 28, 2007
When renting a moving truck, you know you need to meet certain requirements. These include having a qualified driver, and meeting insurance and age requirements. Read more»

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Landlord Tenant Relations: Landlords Are People Too

Many tenants feel that the owners of their property have so much money that they should just give them a break from their rent obligations. This assumption however is far from true. Read more»

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Diaper Free Baby Fad: Is it Sanitary?


Many new mothers are eliminating baby diapers and instead have taken to looking for cues from the child and then helping them to eliminate. It makes me worry. Read more»


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I have written over 700 articles on one website alone

I tried to count all of the articles and video clips I have done for Associated Content. In the past 2 years I have over 700 items published. I have numerous items published eslewhere as well. Associated Content pays an small upfront fee for each article, plus page view bonuses are paid each month.


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Flu Symptoms: How Do You Know You Have the Flu?

Everyone dreads it. Everyone gets it at least once. One of the biggest problems with the flu is that people rarely know they have it until they have spread it to others. Here are some tips you can use to help you differentiate between the flu and a regular cold or virus. Read More

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Series on Time Management

Time Management: Software that Will Help You Be on Time
By dreahwrites, Oct 22, 2007 In a previous article, I wrote about all the reasons that time is important and also gave tips for being on time. Here are some programs that will help you stop your bad habits that make you late. Read more»

Time Management: 10 Tips for Being on Time
By dreahwrites, Oct 22, 2007 In a previous article, I wrote about all the reasons that time is important. Here are then read some tips about how to be on time. Read more»

Time Management: Why it is Important
By dreahwrites, Oct 22, 2007 "To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle; every cubic inch of space is a miracle." (Walt Whitman) I wish people understood my love affair with time. Read more»

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Daylight Savings: Five Things to Do with Your Extra Hour

Daylight Savings: Five Things to Do with Your Extra Hour
By dreahwrites, Oct 19, 2007 Daylight Savings is coming on November 4, when we will all turn back our clocks one hour. This means that you will have an extra hour each morning of daylight. What will you do with that hour? Read more»

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Black Friday: Strategies for Online Shopping

Black Friday: Strategies for Online Shopping
By dreahwrites, Oct 18, 2007 Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when Americans typically start their Christmas and holiday shipping, is quickly approaching. You do not have to trek all around your city at the crack of dawn to get the best Black Friday discounts. You can shop online instead. Read more»

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Looking at former American Idol Contestants

Stand Out Former American Idol Contestants
By dreahwrites, Oct 17, 2007 American Idol has done a good job of picking winners who went on to have great careers in the music business and even in Hollywood. But what about the people who did not win but are doing well in the talent industry anyway. Read more»


Should They Have Been the Idol Winners?
By dreahwrites, Oct 17, 2007 Some might argue that the past winners of American Idol did not really deserve to win. Runners up, in many cases were argued to be the better contestant. Read more»

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How to Keep Stainless Steel Appliances Clean

How to Keep Stainless Steel Appliances Clean
By dreahwrites, Oct 16, 2007

Stainless steel is the biggest finish right now in kitchen appliances and Décor, but sometimes cleaning your stainless steel kitchen appliances can be difficult. Read more»

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How to Create a Will Online

How to Create a Will Online
By dreahwrites, Oct 15, 2007
There are also numerous websites that allow you to make wills online. Some will help you do it free, some charge a fee. There is even a website called kidwills.com that will help a child decide who gets his or her stuff. Read more»

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Thanksgiving Invitations

Here is a series of articles on getting invited or inviting someone to your parents for Thanksgiving.

Inviting Your Boy/Girlfriend to Your Parents' for ThanksgivingBy dreahwrites, Oct 12, 2007
Thanksgiving is coming and you are wondering if you should invite your boyfriend or girlfriend to your house for a family dinner. Here is a guide to help you decide whether to introduce your boyfriend or girlfriend to your family this Thanksgiving. Read more»
Tips on Going to a Boy/Girlfriend's Parents' for ThanksgivingBy dreahwrites, Oct 12, 2007
You have been invited to your girlfriend or boyfriends house for Thanksgiving and are worried about making a good first impression. Here are some tips to help you if you are heading over to your boy/girlfriends house for the very first time this Thanksgiving. Read more»

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Pink Fashion Ideas for Men Who Don't Wear Pink

Until recently pink has been a taboo color for men. Now it is not unusual to find a man in pink who will proudly tell you that real men wear pink. Until a man has worn a touch of pink, he has not shown true security in his manhood. Read more»


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Creative Halloween Costumes for Pregnant Women

Creative Halloween Costumes for Pregnant Women

By dreahwrites, Oct 11, 2007
Just because you are pregnant does not mean you cannot have a killer Halloween costume. In fact, you can use your new pregnant figure as the as the basis for your costume. Read more»

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Ranking the American Idol Winners

Ranking the American Idol Winners

By dreahwrites, Oct 11, 2007
If the past six American idol winners where to compete who would win? I guess the main question you would ask when dealing with past Idol winners is "What have they accomplished lately?" Read more»


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Advice for Seeking Job Referenes

Advice for Seeking Job References
By dreahwrites, Oct 11, 2007 When interviewing for a new job, you need to be able to provide references to your future perspective employer. You will want to be prepared ahead of time with a reference list of people that you can rely on to give you a good report. Read more»

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Natural Childrens Pageant Checklist

Natural Children's Pageant Checklist
By dreahwrites, Oct 11, 2007 When preparing for a natural children's pageant, there are things you need to do to and there are things you need to bring. Read more»

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How to Haggle for Discounted Products

You haggle for your house. You haggle for your car. But, do you haggle for your electronics and doctors bills? Read more»

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How Much Paint Should I Buy?

How Much Paint Should I Buy?
By dreahwrites, Oct 11, 2007
Are you one of those people who run out of paint either before the project is done, or has too much paint left over? You are not alone. Read more»


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How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches Forever


How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches Forever

By dreahwrites, Oct 11, 2007
About10 years ago, I allowed someone to store their belongings in my garage. I did not stop to think what these belonging harbored. The items were full of German Cockroaches. Read more»


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Series on Addictive Prescription Drugs


Facts About the Prescription Drug Fioricet
By dreahwrites, Oct 09, 2007
While Fioricet is not a common street drug, it is still a drug prone to abuse. Users and their loved ones should be aware of the dangers of overdosing on Fioricet. Read more»

Drugs Prone to Abuse: Soma
By dreahwrites, Oct 09, 2007
With street names like Ds, Dance, Las Vegas Cocktail, and Soma Coma, this drug is beginning to catch the eye of the Drug Enforcement Agency. Read more»

All About the Addictive Drug Tramadol
By dreahwrites, Oct 09, 2007
Tramadol, also known as Ultram, Ultram ER, and Ultracet is a painkiller whose users can be prone to addiction. Ultracet is Tramadol and acetaminophen. Read more»

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Articles on Blogging

Why Blog for Business?By dreahwrites, Oct 05, 2007
Years ago, it seemed that having a journal connected to a business would be way too personal. Who would read your journal and purchase something from you? Well times have changed. Read more»
Is it a Blog or a Website?By dreahwrites, Oct 05, 2007
In an effort to keep websites current and blogs active, many webmasters are opting to create combination websites/blogs. Read more»


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Division of Household Chores: Who Should Do What?

Division of Household Chores: Who Should Do What?By dreahwrites, Oct 03, 2007
Every household has regular chores that need to be addressed. Here are my suggestions for division of household chores. Read more»

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Necessities for an In-Home Art Studio

Necessities for an In-Home Art StudioBy dreahwrites, Oct 03, 2007
For an artist, it is hard to create outside of a conducive environment. For creativity to flow, you need you need a place especially set aside to work. A home art studio is a great solution. Read more»

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Everything about Halloween

See my Squidoo lens for a compilation of my Halloween articles.

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Article series on Copyrights

Copyright and the Content Producer
By dreahwrites, Oct 02, 2007 Content producers are people who share expertise, knowledge, and opinions through the form of articles, videos, and other media. The label "content producer" suggests "internet" or "online" content producer. Read more»

Questions and Answers About Copyrights
By dreahwrites, Oct 02, 2007 Copyrights are very important to establish the rights of a writer or other person who creates a form of media. They protect the owner from anyone who should decide to steal their work. Read more»

The Evolution of Copyright Laws
By dreahwrites, Oct 02, 2007 Before the 15th century, most books were written by hand. Books were expensive and few people owned them. Read more»

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Free Home Schooling Websites

Free Home Schooling Websites

By dreahwrites, Sep 27, 2007
One of the more recent and more popular arguments against homeschooling is that it is cost prohibitive. This not true. Read more»

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Is This a Good Time for House Flipping?

Is This a Good Time for House Flipping?

By dreahwrites, Sep 27, 2007
I noticed a recent commercial enticing "smart investors" to buy information teaching them how to purchase pre-foreclosed homes and resell them at market prices. I found this commercial troubling. Read more»

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Foreclosure series

You Can Stop Home Foreclosure
By dreahwrites, Sep 27, 2007
For the past several years, lenders have been more than generous with granting loans to anyone who could make a down payment. Now the honeymoon period with these same lenders has ended. Read more»

Beware of Home Foreclosure Scammers
By dreahwrites, Sep 27, 2007
You are facing foreclosure. You are feeling desperate. Someone offers to help you. So far, this scenario sounds great, right. Wrong. Read more»

Facing Home Foreclosure Due to Extenuating Circumstances?
By dreahwrites, Sep 27, 2007
With so many people facing foreclosure these days, people in special circum


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10 More Ideas for Group Halloween Costumes

10 More Ideas for Group Halloween Costumes
(part 2 of popular article written last year)

By dreahwrites, Sep 27, 2007
After the great response to my article 10 Ideas for Group Halloween Costumes, I thought I would go into my creative costume idea trunk and give you 10 More Ideas for Group Halloween Costumes. Read more»

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How to Avoid Bank Overage Fees

How to Avoid Bank Overage FeesBy dreahwrites, Sep 20, 2007
A course of events involving my checking account taught me a few lessons I would love to share with you. This story explains what happened when someone stole my debit card information and went on a shopping spree. Read more»


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Questions and Answers About RV Insurance

Questions and Answers About RV Insurance By dreahwrites, Sep 25, 2007
We know that vehicle insurance is needed to operate a automobile. But, did you know you need a special insurance for your recreational vehicle? Read more»

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Why Women Should Not Choose Men as Diet Buddies

Why Women Should Not Choose Men as Diet BuddiesBy dreahwrites, Sep 24, 2007
This article gives good reasons why a woman might want to find another woman as a weight loss buddy. Read more»


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How Did I Get into This Mess? A Story of Pushy Realtors and Interest Only Loans

Am I the only person surprised that everyone is in shock over his or her current financial situation? I live in the Metro Atlanta area where Real Estate has been a booming market until recently. Everyone has theories as to what has gone wrong. Read more»

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Artist Group Provides Free Portraits to Families of Deceased Soldiers

SoldierPortraits.org is a group of artists who provide families of deceased soldiers with art portraits. This is not a political group. Instead, the members focus on giving back to our soldiers and their families. SoldierPortraits.org is the brainchild of pencil portrait artist Darla Dixon who creates breathtakingly lifelike portraits from photographs. I had the opportunity to talk to Mrs. Dixon about Soldierportraits.org. Here is our discussion:

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Is Cost Really a Barrier to Homeschooling?

I feel that the article "Homeschooling: Can Your Budget Really Afford It?" is a thin veiled attempt to persuade potential homeschoolers to keep their children in school. Read more»

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Ten Common Sense Tips for Halloween

Whether you go trick or treating with your kids or not, there are things you can do to ensure they stay safe. Here are 10 things you can do to ensure the safety and happiness of your kids this Halloween. Read more»


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Are Black People Preoccupied with Race?

While reading comments on a YouTube video the aforementioned question popped into my mind. The person in the video was talking about abolishing racism and hoped people would not see him as preoccupied with race. One comment chastised him and said that he was preoccupied.

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Everything You Need to Get Ready for Halloween

Second only to Thanksgiving and Christmas (or is that third?), Halloween is a big deal to many people for many reasons. Whether you celebrate it wholeheartedly or preach against it, you cannot deny that as it approaches Americans and riled up into a virtual frenzy over the day of ghosts, ghouls, costumes, and candy.

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Mom Cleared in Toddlers Death

(I realize this topic has nothing to do with the topic of my website but...)

I wanted to mentioned the Cincinnati mom whose toddler tied as she was left in a car for 8 hour while mom worked. The excuse is that she lost track of what she was doing when she stopped for donuts for her employees. I am angry the child is dead, but don't feel suspicious toward the mom.

I mentioned it to my husband last night, including the fact... yes fact that is was an error. My husband immediately felt a ton of sympathy toward her and empathized with her plight. Our conversation moved onto the torture that she must be putting herself through and how there is no punishment the law can dish out on her that would be worse than what she is going through right now.

Personally, I cannot imagine having left my kids in the car, they were too verbal. Also I was not as busy as this woman as I did not have a full time job until my kids big enough to unbuckle the seat belts and get out of the car themselves.

any comments?


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Make More Money While Promoting Your Articles

If you write for content writing websites, then this information is for you. Many of these websites pay writers based on views of their articles. Others pay upfront. Still others pay a low upfront payment with bonuses based on views. (I like that.) This means that in order to be paid, or to get a bonus, you have to promote your articles. I hate promoting my articles... until recently. A few tricks were brought to my attention that makes promoting articles much more fun, not to mention singing the theme song that playing in my head while doing my promotion work.

read more here

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Are You Having a Hard Time Finding Clothes that Fit Your Daughter?

A year ago, I wrote an article on buying clothing for hard to fit girls. This article was inspired by the fact that my daughter did not fit children's or adults clothes. In addition, when she did fit a clothing item made for adults, it was often too grown up, or revealing. read more

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The Business of Murals, How to Paint a Quick and Easy Mural


When painting a mural for your client, it helps to have a few designs you can do quickly that will impress your client. I painted the mural in this photo in about 6 hours (with help). The ribbon took longer than the globe part. Doing it alone, you could finish it in about 8 hours. Because of the simplicity of this mural, I would save it for a client with a tight budget...read more here
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Easy Decorating Ideas for Kids Rooms: When They Outgrow the Cartoon Murals

When I painted the murals for my kids rooms they were small, but they are not so small anymore. These days designs for big kid's rooms are the main topic of conversation around my house. If you are reading this, then they are the topic of conversation around your house too. Here are some ideas we have come up with: READ MORE

Are You Stealing When You Find Something

This article asks the question, "Are you stealing when you find something and keep it?"

This article was inspired by a Dateline NBC story on Stolen Ipods. In many cases, iPod's were left unattended and without identifiable information. People took them, and were later accused of stealing. What do you think?

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Eat Ethnic, Lose Weight

If you love ethnic foods, and want to lose weight, perhaps this article will help you:


Department of Health Say Eat Ethnic to Lose Weight
Adding Ethnic Food to Your Diet Will Help You Lose Weight

If you love ethic foods and want to lose weight, you will want to read this. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Obesity Education Initiative, dieters should try ethnic food to help in weight loss efforts. "The new National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Obesity Guidelines recommend trying different ethnic cuisines to give yourself a taste treat while counting calories and fat. Many ethnic cuisines offer lots of low fat, low calorie choices." Read more

Five Reasons to Not Join a Barter Exchange

In this article I describe my experience with barter exchange clubs. Even if you still want to join one of these clubs, at least you know what to look out for. Read more here

Why do black people defend and back Michael Vick?

This article was written in response to an email I received a few days ago. I did my best to answer it, but I found a deeper problem in being expected to be able to answer it.

Interview with Author and Children's Entertainer Ivan Benson

Ivan Benson, author and creator of the "Gus and Phil" recorded stories is family entertainer at the famous Stone Mountain Part in Georgia. He also works as a Board Governance Consultant in Atlanta GA. His wonderfully old-fashioned stories come from his experiences while growing up with his brother Ron. The stories were spontaneously made up and were compiled as a result of bedtime stories to his now grown daughters Suzanne and Denise. (His daughters were homeschooled, attended traditional colleges. I had the pleasure of engaging this wonderful entertainer and was able to ask him about his work. read more

Clothing for hard to fit girls

A year ago, I wrote an article on buying clothing for hard to fit girls. This article was inspired by the fact that my daughter did not fit children's or adults clothes. In addition, when she did fit a clothing item made for adults, it was often too grown up, or revealing. read the rest of the article here


The Power of Web Content and the Responsibility Behind it

Writing web content is a serious business. Many people make a full living out of it. Others use it as a part to supplement to their income. Others are in it for the fun. However, at the end of the day, the possible notoriety and money keep content writers writing. full article here



I love it when people talk about me

Especially when they have something good to say!

This is about an art commission I did last year.




Product Review: Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion





Product Review: Robitussin DM Cough






Greek Or Roman Themed Bedrooms

A Greco-Roman bedroom theme is an excellent choice for everyone from young adult through elderly. It is not too girly for a manly man, and will work well for couple's bedrooms, as it is a theme that everyone can agree on. Here are some tips to getting started on your Greek or Roman bedroom theme.

to read more click here

You can find this article printed on associated content. If you like it, you can purchase rights to print it from me. I can even re-write and customize it to fit your website or your product.



Articles on Decorating Kids rooms (for sale)

Here are several articles I wrote on decorating kids rooms:

Kids Room Decorating Questions and Answers: Small rooms
Decorating Kids Rooms Questions and Answers: Play Rooms
Decorating Kids Rooms Questions and Answers: Decorating Solutions for Kids Sharing Rooms
Kids Room Decorating Questions and Answers: Girly Rooms

These articles are posted on Associated Content, but I also have full rights to have them reprinted. If you would like to purchase these articles for your site, please contact me. I will also re-write them to fit your site's needs.




you can create your own art


Have you been looking for that perfect peice of home art to compliment your decor for years? Well look no further. Create your own. These articles I wrote entitled

Create an in-home art studio
Create your own abstract artwork
Create your own folk art paintings
will get you well on your way. You may even find that you have some hidden talent that you want to cultivate!








Decorate your doors

"Doors are often overlooked as a place to add a creative touch, so here are some ideas and tips you can use to incorporate your doors into your room design." Read this article I wrote for pagewise.com entitled Creative door painting to add a little umph to your doors!







How to coordinate room colors/ how to fix a bad paint choice

Are you afraid to add colors to your room for fear of making a mistake? Read this article I wrote entitled How to coordinate room colors for pagewise.com. If you do feel you've made a mistake, then read How to fix a bad paint choice without repainting the whole room as well.


Don't fail to plan ahead when designing your home.

What are the Important factors and considerations for designing a home? What is your budget? What are your personal needs? Do you know your own personal style and taste? How does your home location affect your home design. Find out more in this article I wrote for pagewise.com


Making formal dining rooms casual

Formal dining rooms are great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and special occasions, but if you want a room you can use year round then make that formal dining room casual. Read the ideas I wrote entitled How to make a formal dining room casual for pagewise.com









inexpensive bedroom accessory ideas

Use these Inexpensive ideas to coordinate your bedroom accessories with matching themes. you will be surprised how fast your room will come together. Read this article I wrote for pagewise.com entitled Inexpensive ways to coordinate bedroom accessories to make your room pop!







Wizard of Oz Mural on Canvas




I painted this wizard of Oz mural on a large canvas. It was installed in the childrens corner of a book store.









Rainbow room mural




I painted this mural in the toddler nursery room at church.

It is quite simplistic, but the room was huge.

Currently, I am not painting on site murals (with few exceptions), but I just wanted to show off some of what I have done.

Spoken word: Who Is The Man? (intro)

Here is my first spoken word vlog. Who is the man? Is he really real, or just a figment of the imagination?





ps. Not saying that black in New Orleans have a particular problem, but this is where I had the most problems... I have not lived everywhere, just a hadful of places, and New Orleans was one of them.







Not really looking for a job but...

I posted my resume anyway. Never know when I might need it, or when someone may have a cool job or assignment to offer me.

What interests me?

Voice over work,
Article Writing
Illustrating







My Resume (2008)

 Andrea Hermitt is a native New Yorker, currently residing in GA. She was educated in Yonkers NY Catholic schools, and graduated Charles E Gorton H.S. She attended Fordham University, and received a Paralegal degree from Schenectady Community College followed by a BA in Fine Arts with a Minor in English in 1991 at SUNY Albany.

After getting married and moving to Rochester NY, she worked as a property manager while doing

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