Thursday, March 27, 2008


WE MADE IT ANOTHER YEAR!!!!! My husband and I have been married for 6 years.... and we are still madly in love! Take that and shove it down your divorce rates America! HAHAHAHAHAHA.....

I think it is so fantastic to see when couples can work through problems and overcome adversity together... I know it doesn't always work out, but when it does, it is a beautiful thing.

My husband and I met online late in 2001 and married early in 2002, we have had our fair share of difficulties including: health, legal, financial and marital issues... but we worked through it all and have come out the other side of our sixth year in one piece and are better for all that we have faced together.

Here's to another year of wedded bliss!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple... The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

What will they say?

I know that this is a topic many people avoid, because it is uncomfortable for many to contemplate death, but I also know that at one point or another it crosses everyone's mind, today, it crossed mine.... and since this is a blog about my life, my thoughts, my family, my passions, I thought I should share the happy and the not so here it goes.

When I leave this world behind, and go on to whatever awaits me, what will the people on Earth say about me?

Will people think of my life and say that I lived or will they say I played it safe?

Will they say my life was full or mourn over what I could have done? Will they dance at my funeral or will they cry?

Will I have made a difference in the world? Will the world be better because I was here?

Will they say I made something of myself or will they say that I made some one else's life better?

What words will they use to describe me:
wife, student, knitter, crocheter, paralegal, risk-taker, Mormon, free-spirit, reader, happy, thinker, chef, loving, passionate, kind, sick, activist, selfish, daughter, sister, stubborn, mother, worrier, beautiful, fat....... ?

There are no real answers to any of these questions, at least none that I will be able to learn now... but I think it is important to contemplate my life and see where I could improve, where I can prioritize better, how I can make myself into the kind of person that people will be sad to see go, but joyful that I had a life well-lived.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Support your local WAHP

If you are a parent and have a home based business, know a parent who has a home based business, or would like to have your business removed from my list, leave a comment on this post that includes your website address or customer contact information and what you are all about so that I can add you to my list of Work at Home Parents Extraordinaires! It isn't always easy to get your name and product out there, so I would like to help you out.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Feds admit vaccine 'aggravated' autism

The link above will take you to an article about a recent court case in which the "U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled in favor of a child alleged to have regressed into autism as a result of vaccinations."

This case is significant because many parents of children who have succumbed to Autism have suspected that vaccinations may have contributed to their child's disability.

From the article, "This case echoes the stories of thousands of children across the country," said NAA President Wendy Fournier. "With almost 5,000 similar cases pending in vaccine court, we are confident that this is just the first of many that will confirm what we have believed for so long – vaccines can and do cause children to regress into autism."

I am not diametrically opposed to vaccinations. I do believe that vaccines can and do save lives, however uniformed choices of all kinds can and do kill people as well.

I urge concerned parents to read this article.

Talk with their children's health care provider.

Ask questions
, get informed on the issues, tell your child's provider that you want them to be informed on the issues.

Find out what risks each vaccine poses to YOUR CHILD.

NEVER blindly accept the doctor's recommendations of which vaccines to get at which visit.

Ask the doctor to preform a simple titer test to see if your child has a natural immunity to the disease the vaccine is designed to prevent, there is no reason to subject your child to unnecessary vaccinations. For example, even your child's healthcare provider will tell you that if your child has already contracted chicken pox, a normal and non-life threatening childhood disease, getting the Varicella vaccine is POINTLESS.

Find out if YOUR CHILD is at risk for contracting the disease, before allowing them to be vaccinated for it.