does anyone have more information on this than what the schools are handing out or know of reliable info?
so as of yesterday at 5 p.m., i have a) officially become unemployed and b) simultaneously joined the ranks of full-time freelance editors and writers. and no, tho i'm a tad perturbed by multiple facets, i am not upset. i'm fairly adaptable, and this is not the first time in my life that i have been laid off, and i'm generally of the mindset than i can handle and tackle anything, so, well, onward ...
ok, i know this is probably a silly question with lots of obvious answers, but the challenging phase of being 5, of refusing to listen or respond or follow directions or stop when told to stop something, will give way to some other 6yo phase, right? some days i just don't know what else to say. do the sticker charts or other types of incentive charts work?
(background: i've been soliciting birth stories from local mamas and papas for a local zine, so i had to write my own. here it is!)
The night before Ori came, we went to a reggae concert. The base thronged in the speakers positioned like sentinels around the small stage. Bodies cluttered forward, and I hung back. I thought for sure that the steady rhythm and boom would bounce my baby right out of me. Surely his impulse must be to evacuate. That's what I would do if the building I occupied started to shake.
But he waited.
you may want to check here first:
(scroll down for info about the chemicals tested. seriously. it's worth being informed.)
HealthyToys.org includes test results for more than 1,500 toys and children’s products. This site is a first step in providing parents, grandparents, and others who care about children with the information they need to make better choices when purchasing toys and other children’s products.
Why We Need Healthytoys.org
heh, all you talented women, i finally got around to working on etsy after being so impressed by the amazing things i found there. it occurred to me that i bet some of you might have etsy shops. if you do, post the link or username here! i'd love to see what everyone's been making.
Afghanistan And Pakistan's Embattled Frontier
Series Overview: The Embattled Frontier
by Doug Roberts
NPR.org, October 13, 2008 · The 1,600-mile-long frontier between Afghanistan and Pakistan has always been a wild and often violent region — and never more so than today. There is warfare on both sides of the border now.
notice which country didn't ban the products?
Melamine found in Cadbury goods
Preliminary tests have found the chemical melamine in Cadbury's Chinese-made chocolates, the company says.
At least 50,000 Chinese babies have been sickened and four killed by milk tainted with the industrial chemical.
Cadbury had earlier recalled 11 chocolate types from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia because of fears of contamination.
Wall Street bail-out goes to vote
Mr Bush said he was confident the bill could restore financial strength and stability
The lower house of the US Congress is debating ahead of a vote on a $700bn (£380bn) plan to bail out Wall Street.
President Bush has urged the House of Representatives to pass the bill - designed to end the credit crunch - and send a strong signal to the markets.
The vote comes amid further falls on global markets and as banks failed in the US, Europe and the UK.
The Whoppers of 2008
September 25, 2008
Where McCain and Obama have misled voters. A partial tally.
Normally we post a "Whoppers" compilation the week before Election Day. This time we've already seen such a large number of twisted facts, misleading claims and outright falsehoods that we are doing that now.