Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Author: Kristen Painter
Pages: 392 (ARC copy)
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Did you know that you can go to My Coke rewards for schools There, you can register and donate points to your schools to help refresh activities and play. My Coke Rewards for Schools is a great way to bring more play to local schools by letting them redeem points for the things they need like classroom supplies, sports equipment, books, etc.
July 13 through September 30, Sprite is giving away 25 playgrounds, worth $25,000, to schools and are giving consumers who purchase and enter a code from any package of Sprite/Sprite Zero an entry into the sweepstakes to help their school win. In addition, every three points donated to the school through the Sprite Spark Parks for Schools sweepstakes will give the school additional chances. Any new school that registers will be given a chance to win. So make sure your school is entered!! Rally your friends, neighbors, your children's teacher.... whoever to do the same!
How does it work? Check this out....
How it works for Schools (How to Donate)
• Purchase your favorite participating Coca-Cola product (there are 15 participating brands)
• Enter codes at mycokerewards.com/schools to get points
• Pick your school and donate the number of points you would like to give
• Your school uses the points to get rewards like athletic equipment, classroom supplies and more
How it works for Schools (How to Registration)
• Identify a School Coordinator to manage your school’s account.
• Go to mycokerewards.com/schools and click on “Register Today” to find your school and complete the registration process.
• Once you’ve completed registration, start spreading the word & encourage parents to donate My Coke Rewards points to support your school
Pretty easy huh? & it 's a great opportunity for your school. Yes, I know we homeschool but that doesn't mean I don't care about the schools my girls friends go to. This is an awesome opportunity!
Nursing home or not?
The decision whether to put your loved ones into a nursing home is a particularly difficult one to make. It is dependent on a wide number of things and ultimately it should be a joint decision between yourselves and those who will be living in the home. This is due to the fact that if someone is forced into a home, and they are very unhappy, they are less likely to reach out to those who put them there. Some of the elderly may not have much of a choice in the matter and may be too ill to be cared for at home. For those, a nursing home is the only option as they will have the medical supplies hire that is needed to hire all the equipment for your loved one. If you search for a home together, you are far more likely to make them happy.
Some of the smaller details of everyday life becoming increasingly difficult when you are older and not all of these they will be willing to discuss with you. For example incontinence is an issue many of the elderly have to deal with but not something they will appreciate talking about. It may be better for you to bring up awkward subjects such as adult incontinence underwear to help them to understand it is ok to talk about these things.
It is important to try and make outings possible by working around the issues and accommodating any disability they may have. Sometimes, it is just nice to get out of that surgery seating and into a theater seat or even a park bench to enjoy the sunshine.
Monday, August 1, 2011
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My husband has been with our current cell phone company for about 15 years and every time we want a new phone we have to sign another contract. We are loyal people but it's REALLY starting to eat me up. Shouldn't my loyalty count for something? So I've been looking around to see what else is out there. We will NOT be renewing. Our plan is too high, phones too expensive, AND we have to sign another contract on top of that? Sorry, I don't think so.
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Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau is an educational guru, habitual writer and compulsively organized homeschooler. As an advisor and coach for homeschooling families all around the country, she uses her teaching, writing, workshops and discussion groups to encourage and empower parents who are raising the next generation of scholars.
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Sunday, July 31, 2011
With the state of the economy still looming around recovery in many areas, plenty of families have been forced to tighten up their budgets and cut spending in a number of areas. This commonly includes cutting spending money on going out and eating out, as these aren't exactly necessities when it comes to taking care of a family on a budget.
But tightening the belt loop in lean times does not have to mean that you fill your belly with less appetizing foods. Families can still still have the opportunity to eat out on a budget, they just need to know a little about finding deals for dining out. Here's how:
My son loves muffins, if I haven't mentioned it before. I think I have 5 different kinds in the freezer right now. I make a batch, we eat them for breakfast, and they immediately go in the freezer. Works great! Then when he wants muffins again another day, he gets to pick what kind he wants. I take one out, microwave it for 30 seconds, and he get a warm muffin for breakfast!
I saw this recipe on Knead for Speed, and knew I just had to make it. So when I had Oreo's left from making Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, I knew exactly how to use them up. Because eating them straight out of the bag by the handful seemed like a bad idea. As much as I wanted to, I had to resist!
Recipe from Knead for Speed
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup skim milk
12 Oreos, coarsely crushed
2 Tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, diced
6 Oreos, finely crushed
Preheat oven to 385 degrees F. Grease or line muffin tin with liners.
Prepare streusel first. Stir together flour, sugar, and finely crushed Oreos in a small bowl. Cut in butter until consistency becomes like coarse meal. Refrigerate 10 minutes.
Whisk together flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring between additions. Add vanilla. Add flour all at once. Mix on low speed for a few seconds, then add milk and continue mixing just until incorporated. Fold in crushed oreos.
Divide batter between 10-12 muffin tins, filling each 3/4 full. Evenly sprinkle Oreo streusel atop batter.
Bake 16-18 minutes, or until done.
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