But Who’s Going to Pick Me Up?

While standing in my kitchen the other day my 4 year old grandson came to me and stretched up his little arms motioning for me, his grandmother to pick him up. “I’m tired; I don’t feel good,” he said. My reply to him surprised him and me. But who’s going to pick me up? I asked while struggling to pick him up.

As women, as tired women, stressed women, and struggling women not to mention mothers of small children and single mothers we tend to do the Eveready Bunny thing. We keep going, and going despite feeling like we can’t take it anymore or we just want to get away. We heed the call of our children young and old, forsaking our own health issues, depression, worries and everyday life issues. In the moment that Jourdin simply motioned his request for his Nannie to rescue him, pick him up; I realized that my own needs as a woman to be comforted and protected were not being met at least not with the naked eye.

As women, we go about our business of taking care of our families and being working mothers as well as the job of being a stay at home mom. As great a guy as your husband or boyfriend may be, there are times when we want to stretch up our arms and say, “pick me up”. Now my first thought was that Jesus is my “Nannie” to pick me up when I’m not feeling well, but for some it may be your best friend or you may have other women’s resources you use to confide in. The main thing is to have somewhere, or someone to go to in times of confusion or when you’re just tired of the madness.…

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The Art of Online Shopping (Buying Online)

Online Shopping can be defined as the art of buying products on the internet through websites mostly using the credit card as a means of payment. These products are usually purchased from websites classified as being secure to accept credit card information of their customers without the fear of their information being stolen.

The art of online shopping was another invention of the development of the internet as a way of making it easier for people to buy products from the convenience of their home or office using their laptop or computer and their credit card. In fact this was a major breakthrough for the credit card companies who before the internet age relied on point of sale machines for their cards to be debited through a strike through or swipe process. Today credit cards can not only be used to withdrawal money from ATM Machines or used in stores that have point of sale equipments but also make orders online on any goods or services they might be interested in buying.

The advantages of online shopping by far outweigh their disadvantages even though the disadvantages can not be overlooked which we will come to after the advantages are stated.

First an foremost the convenience of buying from your home or office is an innovation that would be forever embroidered.Not only do you have the comfort of your place of abode to deal with but an opportunity to shop at any time of the day, 356 days a year without restrictions. Secondly there is the advantage of your product being shipped to your doorstep without you having to go anywhere to collect your package.

With the current economic crunch in play where everyone is trying to cut cost and where energy price hikes are making movement of people with their personal cars become reduced only to extreme necessity, it is really imperative to mention that online shopping goes a long way in cutting costs in the long run and ensuring you keep to your tight budget.

Online Shopping also gives you the advantage of having the time to check out the products you intend to buy, check for discounts, best deals, best prices and reduced shipping taxes.

On the disadvantages of online shopping one can say that some websites do not actually sell what they say they sell and usually turn out to be fraudulent while some will simply take your estimated credit card information and use it to make purchases without your consent making you victim of a credit card theft.

It is therefore worthy to mention that one has to be extremely careful in making his choice from which website to buy from. Do not buy from websites that claim to do online shopping but do not accept credit card or paypal as a mode of payment but instead ask you to send them money through wires especially if they are orders below $ 1,000.

Also look for a secure seal when checking out from your cart to …

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