Families Fighting Flu
Families Fighting Flu, non-profit organization made up of parents who have all lost a child to seasonal flu, wants parents to know about some important steps we can all take to help protect our children from the H1N1 flu (a.k.a the swine flu). They have created a public service announcement to remind parents that, although there still is no vaccine available for H1N1, there are still steps you can take to help prevent it. These tips are:
- Covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. You can even teach your children to cough into their elbows.
- Stressing the importance of washing hands often with soap and water. Any alcohol-based hand cleansers are effective as well.
- Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces with an appropriate bleach-based solution. As you know, germs can spread by touching infected surfaces and then your eyes, nose or mouth.
There’s a new sport-themed virtual world for kids at AllStarBuddies.com.
Founded by Caryn Burns and Cindy Prince, two moms with a passion for sports, fitness and their children,
AllStarBuddies.com is a safe, virtual â€œplaygroundâ€ for kids
(ages 6+) where a healthy, positive lifestyle is reinforced
through fun games, quests and social interaction. Using
individual and multi-player games, children learn about
problem-solving, goal setting, good sportsmanship, teamwork,
fitness, good nutrition and environmental awareness â€“ all
while having a fun online experience that will keep them
coming back for many â€œextra innings.â€
I created a username and tried out a couple of the education games and a few of the sports. It’s geared more towards younger kids. [It's not a place teens are going to want to hang out.] But I thought it was a lot of fun.
Kids can make friends and write to them. There is also a whistle they can use if they need a moderator. Like always, you will want to monitor you child’s time on the Internet, but this seems like a fun and educational site for them to spend some time on a rainy day.
Weekend Linky Love
Maybe it’s because I am a geeky mother of twins myself, but I laughed out loud at these twin shirts.
Kids are so innocent. Remember the time when we didn’t all have the filthy, dirty minds we have now? Um, yeah. Me either.
Keaton was born in August so we briefly thought about holding him back from kindergarten for a year, but decided against it. But I didn’t realize redshirting kindergarten-aged kids was so popular. Seven-year-olds in kindergarten? Really?
Sometimes you just need to get your groove on.
It’s easy to be jealous of what others have, but we need to learn to be happy with ourselves.
Dell is seeking more female customers with their new Della website that treats women like we still live in the 50′s. FAIL!
Looking for a fun photo project? Try making a photo history of the year you were born.