Sunday, April 29, 2007
I’m looking for some very special people, and I need your help to find them. I’m looking for the Funniest, Bravest, and Coolest Moms on the Planet!
So tell us about your Mom – Write a 500 word or less essay entitled “Why my Mom is the best mom on the planet” (can be dictated to a grown-up!) and win your mom a treat!
All kids who enter will receive 10 tickets for May’s drawing, and 2 lucky moms will win a free Satin Hands set.
Entries are due no later than May 3rd. Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be posting entries on the blog (first name only) – Help choose the winner by commenting on entries and having friends and family comment as well!
Friday, April 20, 2007
History of Earth Day
Before the first Earth Day celebration, on April 22, 1970, air pollution was very common. Senator Gaylord Nelson wanted the Nation to understand just how important it is to protect the Earth, so in 1970, he organized the first Earth Day celebration.
On April 22, 1970, 10,000 grade schools and high schools, 2,000 colleges, and 1,000 communities got involved. About 20 million people around the world participated in the first Earth Day celebration. Earth Day is now celebrated every year, but we should all make choices in our daily lives that promote a healthier planet.
Celebrate the Earth!
There are many simple things you can do to help protect the environment. Choose ideas from the list below or come up with a few of your own.
•Plant flowers, plants, or trees.
•With the help of a trusted adult, organize a group of friends to pick up trash at a park.
•Turn off the lights, radio, or TV when you leave the room. This saves a lot of electricity.
•Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. You can save up to 4 gallons of water by not letting it run. Just use it to rinse. Also, use a plastic cup instead of a paper cup when you rinse out your mouth; this saves paper.
•Take shorter showers to save water.
•With the help of an adult, make a bird feeder and hang it on a tree in your yard.
•Keep the doors and windows shut in the winter to keep the warm air in.
•Donate your old books and magazines to a doctor's or dentist's office, day care center, or library instead of throwing them away.
•Start a compost pile. Ask your parents for help. You can put fruit or vegetable scraps, cut grass, or plant trimmings in the compost. Not only does this cut down on landfill space, it is a great fertilizer for plants and flowers!
•Recycle old newspapers, cardboard food boxes, cans, and bottles.
•If you have outgrown your clothes, but they are still in good condition, give them to a younger child you know or a local charity instead of just throwing them away.
•Use both sides of scrap computer paper.
•Use plastic grocery bags as trash can liners.
•Encourage all your friends to do the same things you do to help preserve the Earth!
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
I found this interesting quiz on a friend's blog and I decided to check it out. I thought I was closer to 50/50, but no...
So, I wonder why I like math?
So, I wonder why I like math?
|You Are 25% Left Brained, 75% Right Brained|
The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.
Monday, April 2, 2007
I'm usually announcing the winners for my math challenge, but this time, I'm the winner! Woo Hoo! I just won this candle from Jessica Giesige at Enchanted Hollow!
Check out her candles and more at http://www.theenchantedhollow.com/store/affiliate.asp?aff=1224
She will be having other contests soon, email her at email@example.com for more info.
Also... Would this make a great mom giveaway? Let me know what you think!
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Congratulations to Melissa! The winner of the April 1st Barnes and Noble gift certificate drawing If you think you are the winner, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a mailing address to send your gift card!
With six little boys roaming the floors of the Malloy house, you can just imagine how badly I want a Dyson! Well, I have a chance (despite the meager bank book balance)to finally get one thanks to the gals over at 5 Minutes For Mom!
They are giving one away in a contest this month. http://www.5minutesformom.com/1343/dyson/
If you want one as much as I do, I know you'll want to enter like I did.