Archive for January, 2013

Does Your Colorado Family Have An Emergency Kit?

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Does Your Colorado Family Have An Emergency Kit?

Smart residents prepare for emergencies, and parents of young children in the Denver area should be aware of the special nature of preparing their families for emergencies.

Since the health and safety of all family members is important, everyone’s needs should be taken into account when preparing emergency provisions.

A 72-hour emergency kit should be easy to grab and contain essentials like water, food, first aid kit, flashlight, prescription medications, etc. Colorado Springs families should consider what each child eats. Formula and bottles should be included if you have infants, and soft baby food (and a spoon!) for toddlers. Don’t forget diapers and baby wipes: you can find convenient travel sizes of these at Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs area drugstores.

Since healthy kids grow and change so quickly, Colorado Springs families should update these emergency kits at least twice a year.
A good reminder is daylight savings time. When Denver families change their clocks, they should change the food and supplies in their kits.

I’m Elsa Shields and the health and safety of Colorado Springs kids is important to me. I am the owner of a home business that sells Xocai Nuggets. If you would like to learn more, please call me at 719.439.0142 or visit me on the web at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Healthy Habits For Kids In Colorado

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Healthy Habits For Kids In Denver

The English author Samuel Johnson wrote:

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

All of us know the power of a habit, and parents in the Colorado Springs area want to make sure that the habits their children are developing are good ones, especially when it comes to habits that affect their health. Among these are eating habits and exercise habits.

Getting Colorado Springs children to develop good eating habits is essential to their proper nutrition. One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to cook and eat with your children.

Offering a variety of healthy foods is a must, and make sure that you don’t use any type of food as a reward as this suggests to your child that these treats are superior to regular food.

As for exercise, a simple trip to the park or a walk in the neighborhood may be all you need. Be sure to notice what your child is good at and enjoys, such as throwing a ball or crossing the monkey bars, and encourage them in those events.

Setting a good example in both healthy eating habits and activity levels is something all Woodland Park and Monument parents should do. Your kids need you to show the way to good habits so they won’t have to break the bad ones later in life.

My name is Elsa Shields and I want to help Colorado Springs families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as childhood obesity in Colorado, immunizations, and vitamins are important to me. I am the owner of my own Colorado Springs home business that sells Xocai Nuggets. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/ or give me a call at 719.439.0142.

Build some healthy habits, Denver!

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Is Your Colorado Springs Child Anxious About Exams?

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Is Your Colorado Springs Child Anxious About Exams?

Though stress can be brought on by a variety of different events, school tests are a common cause of nerves and anxiety for kids everywhere. Since stress that isn’t reduced or dealt with properly can be bad for a child’s health, here are a few pointers for helping your child deal with test stress.

Your child may manifest their stress in different ways. Some kids lose sleep or their appetite, while others may be irritable or seem depressed. Kids with excess stress often complain of pains in the stomach or headaches.

Speak with your child about what they are feeling and stay in communication with the teachers and administrators at your child’s Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , or Monument school. Explain to your child that nervousness is normal in these circumstances. Help them catalogue all the ways they have prepared so they can feel more in control.

Make sure to eliminate as much stress in their home life by being well-organized and flexible so they will have a calm place to study.

Remember to support all your child’s efforts and never be critical.

Continue encouraging healthy habits for your child, like sufficient sleep, healthy, regular meals for proper nutrition, and active exercise.

My name is Elsa Shields and I am an advocate for kids health in Colorado Springs. I have a direct sales business Denver area home business that sells Xocai Nuggets. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/ or give me a call at 719.439.0142.

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Colorado Springs Parents Who Reduce Stress May Have Healthier Kids

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Colorado Springs Parents Who Reduce Stress May Have Healthier Kids

Moms and dads in the Denver area are always looking for ways to keep their kids healthy, but some of them might not know that reducing their own stress levels can have great benefits for their children.

A recent study shows that stressed-out parents are more likely to have an obese child, and childhood obesity in Manitou Springs is a risk factor for a variety of diseases and disorders.

The main culprits behind this trend are the parents who are too busy and stressed out to provide healthy food to their children.

It’s true that nutritious, well-rounded meals take a little more work, and they can seem more expensive compared to their over-processed counterparts. However, in the long-run, a healthy lifestyle will be better on your pocketbook.

When parents include time in their busy Monument and Woodland Park schedules to de-stress, it can benefit the entire family.
Furthermore, learning to deal with stress in a healthy way is an important skill for parents and children, so next time you visit your Colorado Springs family practitioner or pediatrician, ask about ways your whole family can reduce stress.

Hi, I’m Elsa Shields and I own a home business in Denver that sells Xocai Nuggets. I am very concerned about issues related to the health of children such as proper nutrition and vitamins.

If you would like to know more about my home-based business or Xocai Nuggets, please give me a call at 719.439.0142.

I hope to hear from you soon.

health consultant Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923
719.439.0142
esshields88@msn.com
XoBiotic Squares
Xocai Nuggets

The following online article was used as source material for this post:
Denise Mann, “Stress in Parents Linked to Obesity in Kids,” WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/news/20121018/stress-parents-obesity-kids, accessed on Oct. 22, 2012.

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Woodland Park Home Based Business Success

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Woodland Park                  Home Based Business

Are you thinking about starting your own business from your Denver area home? Here are some tips to help you achieve success:

Veteran Colorado entrepreneurs find it helpful to designate an area in their home to be used specifically for work. This helps reduce interruptions, especially when a separate room is used.

If you don’t have a separate room, try using furniture to create a physical barrier from the other living space.

Sticking to a schedule and creating set work hours is also important when trying to earn passive income from home. Just because your office is at your Colorado Springs or Monument home doesn’t mean you need to think about work all of the time. Make sure that when you’ve done your work for the day, leave it in the home office and focus on your family and your home life.

I’m Elsa Shields and I love selling Xocai Nuggets from my Colorado Springs home. One way that I have achieved home based business success is to find opportunities to have face-to-face meetings away from home with customers and colleagues. Attending networking groups with other people who work from home is a great way to share ideas and enhance the social aspect of home business work.

If you are in the Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs area and are interested in an exceptional home business opportunity, give me a call.

health consultant Elsa Shields
esshields88@msn.com
719.439.0142
TeamX88
http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Chemical-free Cleaning For Healthier Colorado Homes

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Chemical-free Cleaning For Healthier Colorado Homes

Hello Colorado! Denver parents do such a great job at keeping their children safe and healthy. They help them with homework, take them to parks and museums, keep up on their well-child visits and immunizations, and feed them healthy well-rounded diets. Here is one more thing parents can do for their children’s health.

Because we live in such a chemical-filled world, any time parents can cut down on the amounts of chemicals used in the home, the better. Here are a few ways to do that using something you probably already have in your pantry: white vinegar.

  • Clean windows with a spray bottle filled with 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and a dab of liquid dish soap. Make sure you label the bottle and keep it out of the reach of children.
  • Clean your drains and pipes with 1 cup baking soda, and 1 cup hot white vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse the drain with hot water. The baking soda and vinegar will foam up in the pipes, and clean away debris and germs.
  • Deodorize your home by boiling a mixture of water and white distilled vinegar in a pot. The vinegar odor will only last a few minutes, and will carry away odors with it.
  • Use distilled white vinegar to keep ants away from your home. Spray undiluted distilled white vinegar along the outside of your home wherever they like to come in.

There are many other natural home cleaning products: just search the internet! Good luck Monument parents – you are wonderful, and so are your children!

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I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Manitou Springs Kids Need A Healthy Plant-Based Diet

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Manitou Springs Kids Need A Healthy Plant-Based Diet

One of the best things you can do for your Manitou Springs kids is to help them love plant foods. Kids who are exposed to a wide variety of live foods when they are young are more likely to continue eating them when they are grown.

Why are plant foods so important for Manitou Springs families?

Plant-based foods have vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and protein. Live foods are generally low-fat, low-sodium, and, if unprocessed, have less toxins than processed foods.

Let’s help our Manitou Springs kids eat better than most of us Manitou Springs adults have eaten for the past three generations.

There is more to a plant-based diet than broccoli and carrots. Here are some plant-based meal and snack ideas to inspire you:

  • Legumes: beans, peas, lentils (hummus, black bean burritos, vegetarian chile)
  • Nuts and seeds: pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, (sunflower seeds on salads, granola with almonds, trail mix with nuts instead of M&Ms)
  • Whole grains: barley, spelt, millet, rye, quinoa, brown rice (spelt bread, whole wheat pasta, stir-fry with brown rice)
  • Fresh and dried fruit: bananas, berries, citrus, melons (blueberry barley pancakes, fruit plate with yogurt-honey dip, dried apricots in brown bag lunches)
  • Veggies: (mashed sweet potatoes, spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette, pizza with green pepper, mushrooms and onion instead of pepperoni)

One of my favorite foods is made from the super-nutritious cacao plant. It is high in antioxidants and taste like candy. To try XoBiotic Squares, contact me today.

Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado     zip code 80923
719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Xocai Scam Report For Colorado Springs Colorado

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Xocai Scam Report For Colorado Springs Colorado

Xocai Scam Reports have become a problem in Colorado Springs Colorado. MLMs make easy targets for Colorado Springs Colorado scammers because there are a lot of competing companies, many who are unscrupulous when it comes to seeking new recruits with doubtful news.

One of the most common scam report strategies in Colorado Springs Colorado is for an MLM distributor to post an article announcing a ‘chocolate scam‘ or other misleading headline, and then working to recruit curious Colorado people into a competing MLM. This is known as a ‘pirate’ tactic in the MLM community, and is really a scam in and of itself.

You see, chocolate scam reports, and announcements of Xocai scams are little more than sensational headlines designed to catch your eye. Upon evaluation, most Xocai skeptics will see that we have a great product to sell at a fair market price, with a wonderful opportunity to build and grow your own home business. it’s not a scam; there are thousands of people in the Xocai family, many of them in and around Colorado Springs Colorado, and they stay because we have created a good, honest business around selling one of the world’s healthiest chocolate treats.

So if you are browsing the internet in Colorado Springs Colorado, and come across a warning about the Xocai scam in Norway, or a skeptical review of Xocai in Oslo, bear in mind that most of these efforts are being presented by scammers who are more interested in selling their own products than in presenting an honest review of our products.

If you have any questions about a chocolate scam that you have heard of, or specific news about a Xocai scam that you are worried about, please contact me directly; I am happy to answer your questions.

Watch for my white paper titled ‘MLM Scam Report’; I am working on it and hope to release it before the end of the month.

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Three Cheers For The Family Dog In Manitou Springs

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Three Cheers For The Family Dog In Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs parents want their children to be safe and healthy. Those of us in the 80923 zip code area spend a good chunk of income on keeping kids healthy: visits to Colorado pediatricians for well-child checkups; buying vitamins and medicines; and making sure they get enough exercise. Here is something that Colorado parents might not have thought of: having man’s (kid’s?) best friend in the home.

A group of Finnish researchers have recently found that parents reported fewer illnesses and less need for antibiotics for their babies where there was a dog in the household.

Benefits were also associated with cats, but not as much as with dogs – and especially dogs that spend much of their time outside.

The researchers are unclear exactly why a pet dog is linked to these health benefits. It could have something to do with the animal itself, or it could be the bacteria and germs they carry, giving just the right amount of exposure to infants to help create healthy intestinal flora and immune system.

Also, most participants in the study who had dogs lived in rural environments, and those without dogs lived in more urban settings, perhaps this has something to do with the study results as well. The Finnish study found the health benefits were evident with early exposure (during the first 12 months of life). On a side note, remember that dogs are not recommended for Manitou Springs people with asthma or respiratory issues.

Three cheers for the family dog or cat! (Well maybe just two cheers for cats.)

Thanks for visiting my Manitou Springs children’s health blog. Stay healthy, safe, and keep on being the great Denver parents that our children deserve. To learn about my home based business selling Xocai Nuggets, a phenomenal healthy snack, call me today.

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Daniel J.DeNoon, “Many Babies Healthier in Homes with Dogs”, WebMD, http://children.webmd.com/news/20120709/many-babies-healthier-in-homes-with-dogs, accessed on July 16, 2012.

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Stay-At-Home Parents Earn Income From Home In Manitou Springs!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Stay-At-Home Parents Earn Income From Home

Making the decision for one parent to stay home with the children full time is something many Denver parents agonize over. Going from two incomes to one just as your expenses increase is never easy, but home based businesses are here to help.

Many stay-at-home parents in the Colorado Springs and Monument area have been able to earn extra income from their home based business. This can be a great boon to family finances especially since day care expenses can be avoided and home businesses traditionally have lower overhead costs.

My name is Elsa Shields and I sell Xocai Nuggets from my Colorado Springs home.

Since Xocai Nuggets is such a great product, building a solid customer base was easy. My customers also appreciate the personal touch offered by direct marketing.

If you are interested in learning how you can earn passive income from your Woodland Park or Denver home, call me today at 719.439.0142 or visit me on the web at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

I can answer questions you may have about at home business opportunities, supplementing your income, and about TeamX88, my sales team.

I hope to hear from you soon.

health consultant Elsa Shields
esshields88@msn.com
719.439.0142
TeamX88
http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.