Thursday, December 18, 2008

An eye for an eye will make us all blind. - Mahatma Ghandi

During this holiday season, hug your family and think of those who are less fortunate.

Thank you Cage Free Family for sharing this on your blog. It is a real eye opener.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Everything's Amazing, Nobody's Happy - Louis CK

This is soooo funny. He really hits the nail right on the head.

Will It Really Come To This?

Wearable Feedbags Let Americans Eat Without Effort!

This is actually a joke, but it wouldn't really surprise me if it became a reality.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Smart Idea Using Plastic Bags

This is a fun and creative way to use up those horrible plastic grocery bags that everyone has kicking around. Get creative!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Joan Jett Promoting Vegetariansim

She still looks as great as she did back in the 80's!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Isn't it time to REALLY say NO to plastic?

Please everyone, let's all start bringing our own bags to the store.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Phthalates Linked to Abnormal Genitalia in Baby Boys

Phthalates linked to abnormal genitalia in baby boys
Posted at 1:33 PM on 03 Oct 2008
Mothers exposed to high levels of phthalates during pregnancy are more likely to bear sons with abnormal genitals, says new environmental research published in the journal Environmental Research. (See what we did there?) The study looked at only 106 mothers and sons, and the afflictions -- undescended testicles, smaller penises, and a shorter anogenital distance -- aren't serious problems in and of themselves. But the results, combined with previous studies linking phthalates to reduced sperm quality, DNA damage, hormonal changes, reduced lung function, and premature puberty, make researchers understandably wary. (The American Chemistry Council is decidedly not wary, declaring on its website, "There is no reliable evidence that any phthalate has ever caused a health problem for a human from its intended use.") Phthalates are in all kinds of things -- sex toys, baby items, and yoga mats, to name a few -- via which they make their way into drinking water, breast milk, and household dust.

source: USA Today
see also, in Grist: Congress agrees on product-safety bill banning phthalates

Green Smoothie Queen's 3 Day Challenge

Monday, October 6, 2008

Journey is back and they sound GREAT

I grew up listening to great music in the 80s. I was pleasantly surprised when my kids grew up to appreciate the same music my husband and I loved and still love. I came across this video today. I hope you enjoy the music and can appreciate the story that goes along with it. This guy is amazing!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Follow the Oil Money is an exciting tool that tracks which companies are pumping their dirty oil money into politics, who is receiving it, and how it correlates to key climate, energy and war votes. For the first time ever, you can see exactly how members of Congress who vote in favor of Big Oil also accept over four times more oil money than those who vote in the public interest.
-Courtesy of The Organic Consumers Association

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Center Seat Is Safest

Position Child Safety Seats in Center of Back Seat to Reduce Risk of Injury by 43 Percent
by David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) Children whose car seats are positioned in the middle of the back seat are 43 percent less likely to be injured in the incident of a car crash than children whose car seats are positioned on the side of the car, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and published in the journal Pediatrics.

"The most important thing is to restrain your child," researcher Dennis Durbin said. "The second-most important thing is to restrain them in the rear seat. The third is to put them in the right restraint for their age. If you do those things, you have a risk of injury in the one to two per thousand range.''

Researchers reviewed data from 4,790 automobile collisions in 16 states between the years of 1998 and 2006 involving children under the age of three. Although these children were 43 percent less likely to be injured if their car seat was secured in the center of the back seat, only 28 percent of car seats were so positioned. In 41 percent of collisions, the car seat was on the right-hand side, while 31 percent were on the left side.

The researchers believe that the center position is safer in part due to better protection in case of side-impact collisions. Yet it is harder to strap a child into that seat, and may be more difficult to fit other passengers in back with a car seat in the center.

While the center position is already recommended for car seats, low compliance shows that more encouragement is needed, the researchers said.

"Recommendations should continue to encourage families to install child-restraint systems in the center of the rear seat," they wrote.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia maintains a Web site,, where parents can get information on properly installing car seats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has an online database of child safety seat inspection stations at

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

I recently came across this inspirational and humbling quote:

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. — H. Jackson Brown

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Great Website To Check Out

This is a website devoted to giving you information on natural healing. Lots of useful info on this site.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Very Profound - Watch and Think

This video is about teenagers in Australia and how they believe they live a hard life, and compares their lives with children in other countries. Not America of course, because our teenagers are very similar to the ones in Australia.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This blog is under construction

I should be blogging here frequently by this fall. Life has been way too busy. We are making some changes that will free up more time at home and give us more time to pursue the things we enjoy.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

An Introduction

Hi, My name is Laura. I am an information junkie. I read anything and everything I can get my hands on. I love new information. I have come to the conclusion that all of the health information, information on money and most everything else I read, is usually a lot of words that are making these authors a lot of money. The most useful, true information has always been out there, right under our noses. It is called common sense. Just ask your grandparents.

Life is really very simple. We make it hard.

People are always looking for quick weight loss plans, get rich quick programs, etc. This blog is going to basically be my outlet to rant about topics like these.

I am going to write about issues that are easily fixed or managed by just using common sense.

I will also share interesting tidbits of information that I have read lately. You get the benefit of having the info without having to take the time to get the book, magazine, etc. and read it yourself.