TGIF! Have an awesome weekend everyone! I am hoping for a laaaazy weekend with my hubby and kids. I really hope hubby won’t try and talk me into going to Zoombezi Bay but I think I will be outnumbered if he does.
I went garage sale hopping this morning but there weren’t that many unfortunately and the lack of available sales made for traffic jams and buying frenzy at the few there were. I think the economy is getting to people. I bought one book today…one of those Little Golden books that I used to have when I was kid called The Monster at the End of This Book. I used to love it and I am sure my kids will too. I got it for a quarter.
I wrote for some other blogs this week so check out Getting Rid of Bugs Naturally and Getting Plenty of Protein from a Raw Diet.
Other cool links I found this week include:
The Forest Gump Homeschool Method – A really helpful look at how challenging it can be to homeschool, especially with higher needs children and how it is okay to take a break and see where their interests lead.
Related to that I found a cool website that creates cool printable handwriting worksheets where you choose the words. These will be awesome for handwriting and spelling practice. I can use scrap paper too.
This list of homemade art supplies and recipes is cool too.
This week she got a pretty cool toy from Melissa and Doug. It is a Nina Ballerina Magnetic Dress-Up Doll and she can’t quit playing with it. It comes in a nice wooden box and has a flat doll made of wood. She can be made to stand inside a small wooden doll stand. You can then dress her up with magnetic clothes. There are many different tops, skirts, dresses, hair ribbons/tiaras, shoes, etc. It is pretty fun. It is only $8.75 at Amazon and they also have several other similar dolls too.
I wanted to get free shipping so I also got the wooden spelling puzzle board…also from Melissa and Doug. It too is really pretty cool. It has 10 two-sided spelling boards and over 70 wooden letters. Place the colorful wooden letters in their proper places to spell words. It makes learning fun!
And did you happen to catch the latest buzz in the anti-vaccine community? Amanda Peet was recently interviewed and the subject of vaccines came up. She basically lambasted non-vaccinating parents and called them parasites. She has decided to fully vaccinate her daughter with no alternative schedule or delays and she feels comfortable with this because get this….she is “educated” on the matter. I had to laugh my hind off after reading that because almost every single non-vaccinating parent I know has devoted many, many hours and weeks to researching vaccines, their side effects, the problems associated with them and their ingredients, ect. Many have been researching this stuff on and off for YEARS.
Amanda Peet claims to be educated because she discussed vaccines with an infectious diseases doctor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This doctor also happens to be a co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, and a board member of Every Child by Two, a pro-vaccine organization cofounded in 1991. Does she really expect that a doctor making money off of vaccine sales to be honest with her???? Sorry but I have lost all respect for Amanda Peet. Non-vaccinating parents don’t give two hoots if other parents choose to vaccinate…we won’t name call…we just want the medical community and other parents (who really have done the research) to admit that there is risk involved with vaccination. We aren’t parasites…we did our research and we came to the conclusion that the vaccine side effects are more dangerous than the probability of getting the diseases they protect against. If other parents find the opposite to be true…fine…to each his own….but no name calling at the non-vaccinating parents ok? If your vaccines are so great then why are you even worried about the non-vaccinated kids hmm???
Okay….now I am hoppin mad and ready to go do some cardio kickboxing….but I have one last link for those feeling crafty. Check out these crayon roll/travel pouch hybrids….pretty awesome!
Have a great weekend all!