February 1, 2011
I dropped my daughter off at high school this morning. As she walked away lugging a backpack and no desire to be headed into homeroom, I saw her as a little girl bouncing into pre-school. Then I picture her elementary days when all that mattered was Naruto, a popular animated show. She morphed into a middle schooler complete with a Green Day shirt and converse until she segued back to the present. Numerous school events flashed through my mind: soccer games, track meet, band concerts, plays, to name a few. I used a napkin to dab my eyes as I put my car in drive and headed to work.
It could be the smallest gesture or a slice of everyday life reflection that gets to her through these ambushes that happen all the time. Many of the songs she hears you play also take her to a place that hold a memory. Promotional tissues or another avenue could bring on good therapy and great relatable radio. Just push record and let her talk.
She buzz words
Right now she could be working at a
- BBQ Restaurant
- Crisis Counseling Center
- Toll Plaza
- " Another empty carton of milk in the frig!"
The Crabby Cookbook - 135 Almost-Effortless Recipes plus Survival Tips Recipes and Rants from the world's crabbiest cook. By: Jessica Harper
St. Jude's Ranch for Children cares for children who have been neglected, abandoned or abused. The center has been collecting and using greeting cards for more than 30 years. The kids recycle the old cards into new ones which are then sold, with the profits benefiting the kids. Here are some details on the program so she can help the kids too.
- They accept cards all year long.
- They use all types of cards; holiday, birthday etc.
- Imogene front of the card is used.
- Hallmark, Disney and American Greeting cards can not be used.
- Sizes 5x7 works best.
- Mail cards to:
- St. Jude Ranch for Children
- Recycled Card Program
- 100 St. Jude's Street
- Boulder, NV 89005
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She's being misled:
Prevention Magazine found that the claims written on kid-friendly food labels are misleading. 84 percent of products tested, from breakfast cereals and granola bars to canned and frozen meals, didn't even meet basic nutritional standard, yet their labels looked official and held promises of added vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The labels aren't lying, but they are hiding the full truth that includes all the high sugars in a low fat snack along with added dyes and flavorings.
A third of U.S children are obese or pose the risk, labels should tell it like it is. Prevention tested 58 kid foods to see if their labels and nutrition were up to standards, most were not.
These are the worse offenders: Apple Jacks cereal, Betty Crocker's Dora the Explorer fruit snacks, Campbell's Spaghetti-Os plus calcium, Kid Cuisine All-Star Chicken Breast Nuggets, and Capri Sun Sunrise drinks.
There were 9 products that got great scores:
- Capri Sun 100 Percent Juice Fruit Punch
- Kid Cuisine Bug Safari Chicken Breast Nuggets
- Kid Cuisine Karate Chop Chicken Sandwich
- Kid Cuisine Campfire Hot Dog
- Kid Cuisine Pop Star Popcorn Chicken
- Kid Cuisine Magical Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza
- Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (25 percent less sugar Chocolate Chip only)
- Kool Aid Fun Fizz Drink Drops (Giggling Grape only)
- Campbell's Princess-Shaped Spaghetti-Os.
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