Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Baby Borrowers

I could not believe this when I saw it. Are we seriously going to give real live babies to teenagers in the hopes of keeping them from getting pregnant???

Please take a minute to visit the Official Show Site on NBC's website. Please also take a moment to read the letter that Jan Hunt of the Natural Child Project has written to NBC.

It is one thing to have them care for older children, who you can explain the reason behind why they are going but to put infants and toddlers who only understand they have been taken away from their parents...there is something wrong there. To quote Jan's letter to NBC:

Babies do not have the mental capacity to anticipate the return of a mother who has gone; they cannot use imagination or project into the future. Research consistently shows that babies separated from their mothers have skyrocketing cortisol levels. This is neurotoxic, damaging brain tissue in the prefrontal lobe areas that regulate emotion, leading to a lifetime vulnerability. When cortisol is produced due to emotional stress, the next stressful experience creates an even larger surge of cortisol. By the time a stressed child reaches adulthood, he is likely to overreact to all stressful situations, making it harder to cope with life's challenges. For all hese reasons, babies and young children should be kept as stress-free as possible, to protect their future psychological and physical health.

This is the wrong thing to do for these children. Reality TV is getting worse and worse every day with the risks they are taking with peoples lives. Sad... fellow bloggers. If you agree that this is detrimental to children please blog about this show and share your outrage that the treatment of our children has come to this...all for the sake of entertainment!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pictures of our prizes!

I wanted to share a few pics of the prizes we have recently won. Here are the boys using there new Klean Canteens. Check out this post to find out more about our prizes!
We were able to purchase these with the $100 gift card to that we wont during the Bloggy Carnival give a way from Pediscribe. Thanks again Karen!!

Here is a picture of Aiden in his new B Kindwear won over at Blog in my Eye from Elaine. Thanks Elaine!!

And last but not least my favorite (well...the only one that was really for me!!) is my new Mommy Necklace from Little Piddles. I LOVE IT!!

I am so loving all of these give a ways online and I hope to win many more.

Sorry for the missing Menu Planning Monday. I decided to take this week off as Hubby needed to take the laptop to work to catch us up on our account balancing. Haven't really been able to get online so I am just sticking with tried and true faves this week. Pasta, Pizza, Quesidillas, etc, etc. I promise I'll be back with my menu next week!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Mommy Tags Give a way!

There is an amazing give a way going on right now over at An Island Life. She is giving away a $300 gift certificate to Mommy Tags. You are going to absolutely love these tags! They are so cute. I've got my fingers crossed so that I can get a braclet...and with $300 you can even get someone...or a few someones a gift on top of something for yourself. Check it out and I'll be back later with Menu Planning Monday!