Summer Camp for Special Needs

Summer Camp for Special Needs

Looking for a place for your child or loved one to attend a fun summer  camp? Camp Barnabas is the perfect camp for special needs! With three  locations in Missouri, Camp Barnabas looks to change perspectives and  redefine disabilities. Each week is a different camp “theme”. Every week  teams at Camp Barnabas cater their activities to specific age groups  and disabilities so that every camper can participate, have a great  time, and not feel excluded.

Have a camper with strict medical needs? No worries! Camp Barnabas is  equipped with a full medical facility including nurses and doctors that  will be able to accommodate any medical needs your camper may require.

Worried about paying for camp? Upon request, there are camp scholarships  available to help your camper make their way to camp. Do you have a  camper that you feel would be more comfortable with their sibling with  them? It’s possible! For your camper and their sibling to join us at  camp, the total will be the same for both campers. Again, if you feel as  if this might be an issue, we offer scholarships upon request. Once you  are ready to begin your payment, you can do so through your camper’s  account, go to the financial section and click the “make a payment”  button. Once here, you will be able to put in your billing information.

So what will your camper be getting themselves into while at camp? Each  day they start out by waking up at 7:30 and eating breakfast followed by  camp songs, cabin Devotionals, and cabin clean up. Then the day has  officially begun continuing with cabin activities, activities outside  their cabins, lunch, dinner, and wrapping up each night with a party and  lights out by 10:30pm.

 You do not want to miss out on your camper’s wonderful adventures here  at Camp Barnabas! For more specific information about getting signed up  with Waldo Photos, scroll on over to the Waldo Photo tab at the top of  the page. Here you will find information from starting out new to this  opportunity all the way through payments, privacy policy, and finally,  getting to see the photos that Waldo Photo snaps of your camper having a  blast at Camp Barnabas!

Here at Camp Barnabas, we promise to give your camper the best  experience they could ever want! In order to do this, location should be  the least of your worries. Camp Barnabas has three locations in Purdy,  Shell Knob, and Springfield, Missouri. We hope to see you next summer  for a week of fun adventures full of new friends, smiles, and laughter!… Read More

Dating in the Digital Age

Dating in the Digital Age

If you are single, you may feel like you are the only lonely person left, especially if all your friends have paired off. However, that’s not true. Actually, most young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 are single. So, if all you are seeing around you are couples, then it’s time to look elsewhere.

There are plenty of ways to find a new partner. Some of the most popular and successful ways to meet someone new are being introduced by friends, meeting at bars or clubs, finding someone at school or work, and of course online dating. Thanks to the help of technology, dating has never been easier. The stigma behind online dating has also disappeared. In fact, approximately 40 percent of Americans are using online dating. Online dating is an easy way for singles to start meeting new people. There are many different apps and websites that allow you to reach singles near you. All you have to do is click on the website, fill out a profile, add some pictures, and start finding new people to talk to.

You may wonder how to get started with online dating. The first thing to do is to choose a platform. There are many different sites and apps to choose from. Some sites, like Match.com cater to an older crowd, while sites like Tinder tend to attract more young adults. Take a little while to look around at different sites and find one that has not only like-minded individuals, but also a variety of people. If you are religious and only looking for like-minded people, you may want to save time and just use a site for your religion. Also, think about how much time you want to invest in your search. Phone apps, like Tinder, require little time or effort setting up a profile and finding matches. Meanwhile, websites, like OkCupid give you more opportunity to get into depth about yourself and what you are looking for, possibly saving time in the long run.

Once you have found your online dating platform, it is time to set up a profile. You should always include at least a few photos. Choose recent photos that show you the way you currently look. Avoid photos that feature members of the sex that you are trying to attract, even if they are your brother or sister. Photos with animals or where you are smiling and doing something you enjoy are usually good bets. Your main profile pic should be of you alone. Include key information in your profile and avoid the use of too much filler. To see if others you know are using a Tinder profile and shouldn’t be, click here.

Once your profile is set up, it is time to meet some new people. Send nice, thoughtful messages that show that you took some time reading the person’s profile. Messaging multiple people will yield better results. Don’t give up if you don’t get responses right away; real connections take … Read More

Why you need a Domestic Violence Attorney

In some instances, victims of domestic violence feel cornered in the situation because they lack resources to move out and start afresh or they have children or sometimes because they fear what the perpetrator might do to them if they choose to leave.

Many cases of domestic violence remain unreported for different reasons. Some victims hold on hoping that their significant other will change, others, choose to stay silent because of the fear of being judged by others.  There’s also another group of victims who want out but are scared of what awaits them on the other side – mainly if the abuser was the breadwinner.

The equation becomes even more complicated when there are children involved in the process. Many victims choose to stay in an abusive relationship just so that their children can grow in a complete family.

While all the above reasons are justified, it is not okay to keep up with an abuser. It is important for the victims to understand that a lot can be done to help them have a smooth transition from their abusive marriage or relationships, into a safe and free world. It’s also essential that they know an abuser is a lawbreaker, who needs to face prosecution.

 

What should a domestic violence victim do?

Abusers are people that the victims know and sometimes, even trust. Already as it is, it is difficult for victims to come to terms with the fact that someone they trust can be the one who causes them more harm. But surprisingly, reporting the case is way more difficult than them trying to wrap their heads around the violence.

However, it is recommended that the victims call the police if they are subject to threats of violence or physical violence. Furthermore, they also should consider hiring a domestic violence attorney, who can help in a lot of different ways, as highlighted below.

 

Get a restraining/protection order in place: This is especially important for victims who fear that the abuser might find and hurt them after they report the case. This order prohibits the abuser from coming closer to the victim, making contact or possessing firearms. In some cases, the protection order will need that the perpetrator moves out of the house shared with the victim.

 

Work to help the victim get custody of the kids: There’s always a lot of traction when kids are involved because both parents might want custody. So, if the abuser is the kid’s parent, then a domestic violence attorney will work to help the victim get custody of their children and financial support from the abuser.

 

File domestic violence lawsuit: This lawsuit allows the victim to be compensated for any financial loss, medical expenses or suffering and pain that arise from the violence.

 

File a divorce: If the victim wants out of the marriage, then the domestic violence attorney will help them through the divorce process. They’ll also ensure that the victim gets their share of marital property and spousal support.

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4 Effective Ways of Getting Rid of Scorpions from your Property

Have you ever had bark scorpion crawl into your bedroom from nowhere? You get surprised, but there it is; very creepy. The knowledge that these arachnids are associated with painful stings can make you jump at the sight of a scorpion crawling into a house. You don’t have to share your living quarters with these unfriendly creatures that show up in your property uninvited. Here are efficient ways of getting rid of scorpions.

1. Scorpion-proof your property

One of the perfect ways of getting rid of scorpions is by learning what they like and getting rid of it. They love dark, damp area with clutter. Therefore, keeping your property clean and organized is a responsible pest control option.

Clutter in your yard and house, dirty boxes lying in the basement, clothes lying around and neglected gardens are some of the top spots where scorpions hang out. They hide in these places during the day and come out at night. Implement the following tips to scorpion-proof your home.

  • Declutter your house by packing stuff in boxes and store them on shelves
  • Clean your home, organize it, and always keep it neat
  • Eliminate all unnecessary logs of wood and rock piles from your yard.
  • Fix all leaks and ensure your floors and counters are always dry. Scorpions love moist areas.
  • Seal all holes and cracks in your home no matter how small they may seem. Remember can fit through cracks and crevices the size of a credit card. You will also need to make sure that all your windows and doors are properly sealed.

2. Use traps

Traps are another effective option when it comes to getting rid of scorpions. Consider using non-toxic sticky traps used in trapping mice. When purchasing the trap, request for a non-toxic one because most traps are made using very toxic chemicals.

A wet burlap sack is another great trap for scorpions. Leave it open overnight and check it in the morning. You should be careful as some scorpions might be underneath the bad. Kill the trapped scorpions and dispose of them and remember to seal the garbage bag.

3. Eliminate the scorpions’ food

Spiders, crickets, and other creepy insects are the major source of food for scorpions. Keeping these insects away from your property is one way of keeping scorpions at bay. Seal your home and clean up all crumbs and spills.

4. Scorpion killers

Probably you are wondering whether there is anything that can kill a scorpion naturally. Don’t be surprised that even cats, even with their playful nature, can hunt and kill scorpions in your home. But that doesn’t mean that you should force your pets to kill scorpions. Let them gather the courage to help you eliminate scorpions.

Dogs also hunt and kill scorpions. But if you want to know the best scorpion killer, and an animal you might be less inclined to consider a pet, the award goes to chicken. If you realize that your yard has a lot of scorpions, consider … Read More

Fine Results for the Effective Pregnancy Tests

It may seem like an eternity to some women, waiting for the test result of the pregnancy test. Hope and fear are already close together, whether it is the successful attempt to get a wishful child, or the element of surprise of an unplanned or possibly unwanted pregnancy. Women often experience the first symptoms of pregnancy, such as pulling in the abdomen, tightening the breasts or the famous morning sickness, even before the rule disappears. But only by means of a test early pregnancy can be detected and the first pregnancy symptoms are distinguished from those of the upcoming rule.

Which pregnancy tests are there?

There are several ways to test a woman for pregnancy. Blood tests and ultrasound are just two of them. The most widely used method is the urine rapid test, which is usually carried out at home by potential pregnant women. The sticks are available in all pharmacies and drugstores as well as by mail order and even in supermarkets. The costs amount to manageable 5 € to 10 €. The quick test is easy to perform and even has an accuracy of over 95% when used correctly. You decide when and where you want to test and if you prefer to be alone, with the partner or the girlfriend. Therefore, women naturally like to first take such a test, which they can do personally for themselves to finally get certainty. For the accurate pregnancy test there are options now.

How does the urine – pregnancy test?

The test detects the presence of the hormone HCG in the body. This hormone is responsible for maintaining the pregnancy and is also formed only during pregnancy in the placenta and by the fetus. The hormone is detectable in urine. Therefore, the pregnancy test is performed with its help.

When can I test for a pregnancy?

The quick test for the home is useful from the first day after the rule has failed. Before, the concentration of the hormone in the body may still be too low and the test result could be falsified, so the pregnancy cannot be displayed. Fourteen days after fertilization, which occurs approximately mid-cycle – the 12th to the 14th day of the cycle – the test will show a reliable result. Early pregnancy tests, which can detect even small amounts of HCG 10 days after intercourse, are too often inaccurate and weigh the woman in a false sense of security.

How do I properly use the pregnancy test?

It is best to use the morning urine for the pregnancy test, because it is the highest concentration of the hormone and therefore the most probable. In principle, the test can be carried out at any time of the day. The easiest way to perform the quick test is to catch the urine in a clean and dry container and then hold the test strip or test stick in it. After that it’s time to practice patience. Depending on the manufacturer of the test, it takes … Read More