Oct 27, 2009

Old Fashioned Soft Pumkin Cookies *****

Pumpkin Recipe!

I love this recipe, I have made them many times before including this week and last week. They are so good!
I will be making them for Christmas gifts for my family...

Tip 1: You can cut the sugar in half on this one without sacrificing taste, makes it healthier and better for the kids too!Tip 2: You can use pumpkin spice instead about 1 tablespoon. Tip 3: You can omit the glaze, it gets kinda moist and makes the cookies wet. But this recipe is best with out it in my opinion.

Great for the kids to help and so easy!

Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies!

Happy Halloween

I made this video, to share with you our pumpkins that my kids designed and I carved!

I wish you all well, have a great Halloween!

From Joanne

Oct 10, 2009

Flu Shot

The Truth about the Flu Shot

1. What’s in the regular flu shot?
 Egg protein and avian contaminant viruses
 Thimerosal (mercury): in multi-dose vials
 Polysorbate 80:allergen; infertility in mice
Formaldehyde: carcinogen
 Triton X100: detergent
 Sucrose: table sugar
 Resin: known allergen
 Gentamycin: antibiotic
 Gelatin: known allergen

2. Do flu shots work?

Not in healthy babies: A review of 51 studies involving more than 294,000 children it was found there was "no evidence that injecting children 6-24 months of age with a flu shot was any more effective than placebo. In children over 2 yrs, it was only effective 33% of the time in preventing the flu. Reference: "Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2 (2008).

Not in children with asthma: A study 800 children with asthma, half were vaccinated and the other half did not receive the influenza vaccine. The two groups were compared with respect to clinic visits, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospitalizations for asthma. CONCLUSION: This study failed to provide evidence that the influenza vaccine prevents pediatric asthma exacerbations. Reference: "Effectiveness of influenza vaccine for the prevention of asthma exacerbations." Christly, C. et al. Arch Dis Child. 2004 Aug;89(8):734-5.
Not in children with asthma (2): "The inactivated flu vaccine does not prevent influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma…In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are three times more at risk for hospitalization than children who do not get the vaccine." Reference: The American Thoracic Society’s 105th International Conference, May 15-20, 2009, San Diego.
Not in adults: In a review of 48 reports (more than 66,000 adults), "Vaccination of healthy adults only reduced risk of influenza by 6% and reduced the number of missed work days by less than one day (0.16) days. It did not change the number of people needing to go to hospital or take time off work." Reference: "Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 1 (2006).
Not in the Elderly: In a review of 64 studies over 98 flu seasons of elderly living in nursing homes, flu shots were non-significant for preventing the flu. For elderly living in the community, vaccines were not (significantly) effective against influenza, ILI or pneumonia. Reference: "Vaccines for preventing influenza in the elderly." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 3(2006).

3. What about the new Swine Flu vaccine?

Some of the new H1N1 (swine flu) vaccines are going to be made by Novartis. These shots will probably be made in PER.C6 cells (human retina cells) and contain MF59, a potentially debilitating adjuvant. MF-59 is an oil-based adjuvant primarily composed of squalene.
All rats injected with squalene (oil) adjuvants developed a disease that left them crippled, dragging their paralyzed hindquarters across their cages. Injected squalene can cause severe arthritis (3 on scale of 4) and severe immune responses, such as autoimmune arthritis and lupus.
Reference (1): Kenney, RT. Edleman, R. "Survey of human-use adjuvants." Expert Review of Vaccines. 2 (2003) p171. Reference (2): Matsumoto, Gary. Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That’s Killing Our Soldiers and Why GI’s Are Only the First Victims of this Vaccine. New York: Basic Books. p54.

Federal health officials are starting to recommend that most Americans get three flu shots this fall: one regular flu shot and two doses of the vaccine made against the new swine flu strain. School children who have never had a flu shot are targeted for four shots in the fall - twice for seasonal flu, twice for pandemic swine flu. (July 15, 2009 news)
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been talking to school superintendents around the country, urging them to make plans to use buildings for mass vaccinations and for vaccinating kids first. (CBS News, June 12, 2009.)

4. What can you do?

You can't do it all, but you can do something!
Give this information to everyone you know and love, especially church members, social groups, school teachers and administrators, and first responders (EMTs, Paramedics, Firemen, etc). Contact your local police, sheriff, city council members, county commissioners and chamber of commerce. Discuss your concerns about forced vaccinations. Their support is important to maintain your right to refuse.
Email or fax this information to local TV and radio stations. Call or fax to your State and National political representatives.
Connect with other activist organizations – those who support 2nd amendment issues, the environment and animal rights. Help spread the word about their passion and get them involved with yours.

Write a small article for LOCAL, community newspapers.
Watch for samples on http://www.pandemicfluonline.com/

Check out http://www.oathkeepers.org/ .
Share this with your local law and military folks. A pdf for easy printing is available on http://www.drtenpenny.com/

Have at least 3 weeks of food and water on hand; be prepared to voluntarily self-quarantine.
Stock up on Vitamin D3 (3000 IU per person), Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fish oil, and zinc.

As stated years ago by Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

For more daily updates and information

http://www.vaclib.org/ http://www.pandemicfluonline.com/ http://www.drtenpenny.com/

Download the PDF

Oct 5, 2009


Do you play chess?

I never did until my son at three wanted to play. So we learned how and by the time he was four he really had the hang of it, he still needed practice of course so we played when we felt like it. I was surprised he learnt it so fast! I always thought it was hard to learn but to my surprise it is a very easy game.

I would like to get him into a chess club for his age, but I have not found one in the area yet.

The Christmas before last we got him a really cool chess set, I wanted to share it with you I think it is really cool!

Chess, home schooling

I like chess for kids because it teaches so many important lessons like, critical thinking, thinking ahead, making decisions and consequence. Knowing what to do when to do it as well as learning from the opponents move knowing how their actions will affect you.

All of these lessons can be applied in the game of chess as well as in real life!
We need to play more for sure, have you ever considered chess as fun tool for life lessons?

Do you play chess with your kids too?

It is never to late to learn and from my experience it is easy and I feel most kids at four and five can easily learn the game with just a few lessons..

Thanks for reading I wish you all well and the best of success!

From Joanne

Oct 4, 2009

Home School Resource

Hello I hope all is well!

I found this great site for charts, I just printed out the student roster.
I have been having some trouble staying on top of our school work and staying organized so we are doing something a little different.

Teacher Vision lesson plans, printables and more.

You get three free items to print out then you have to get the membership.

I hope to get a paid membership this site looks like a great resource for teachers and home educators.


from Joanne