Saturday, November 1, 2008

League of Women Voters

I love finding sites for you that have important info. Here is a link to the League of Women Voters. Chock full of great info!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Fun

All Hallows Eve... My favorite holiday! Halloween! We go all out decorating and getting our costumes and pumpkins early. We even watch Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown over and over the entire month of October.

Thought I would list some fun, silly facts I know about this spooky holiday:

- The only holiday people spend more money on is Christmas!
- Originated as a pagan holiday.
- Candy corns are over 100 years old! Over 35 million pounds of candy corn will be cooked up this year alone!
- Over 90% of children will go trick-or-treating this year!
- 99% of all pumpkins end up as... Jack-o-lanterns!
- The biggest pumpkin EVER recorded was 1689 pounds at the Topsfield Fair in 2007.
- Black cats are part of Halloween culture because of the long standing belief they were evil or even bad spirits.
- Mellowcreme Pumpkins only have 150 calories per serving! Yummy!
- The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown first aired on October 27th, 1966 and is still my favorite to this day!
- Consumers spend over $5 billion dollars on Halloween candy, costumes, decor and fun!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Healthcare Issues- Vote 2008

Wow, interesting site about each candidate's healthcare plan.

Check it out to get the scoop:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

So every year, I try to walk in the local Susan Komen breast cancer walk. I look forward to it and always enjoy having friends or family join me. I have walked it twice while pregnant. I'm taking my daughter this year.

It is so great to see so many taking an interest in the cause. I have lost 2 friends to breast cancer, 1 neighbor and known several survivors. I walk for them, for myself, for my daughter, for all women and men with breasts!

Here are some links for breast self exam instructions (I am guilty of not doing this often enough):

Also, I encourage everyone to check out the Komen website for the local breast cancer walk in your area. It is a great charity!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Take Your Kids 2 Vote!

This goes back to my comments in my "Vote 2008" post. Just found this site supporting parents to bring their kids to see them vote. Very neat! If they see you vote, they are more likely to vote when they grow up.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Vote 2008

We only have about a month before the big election and I am encouraging everyone (especially moms) to get out there and vote. It doesn't matter who you are voting for just vote! Only half of all registered voters get out and exercise their right to vote. It is a huge privilege. Our kids model after our behaviors and habits. Wear that "I voted" sticker with pride. Also remember, you have a deadline for being registered or you can't vote! Contact your local Registrar of Voters office to get the deadline.

Here's a neat website to help keep you up to date on the issues.

Remember on August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution became law and women could vote. Let your voice be heard.

"You can't complain about problems unless you try to make a change!"

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pumpkin Patterns

I found this cool website. We are crazy for Halloween at our house. Check out this site if you have time. They even have free pumpkin patterns!
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