Wednesday, January 18, 2012

If you READ only 1 post PLEASE LET IT BE THIS ONE (& linky #29)

I am struggling. I think, I took much time off because now I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head I cannot decide what to do. Geesh! Yesterday,  I sat down to write a blog post and upload photos from the camera and phone and got so overwhelmed with them all I had to walk away. Then I started researching some of the other ideas I have going on and got lost in La-La-Land. After spending hours researching various things I did a little online shopping, started brainstorming ideas for the Valentine's Day Party at the school (if you all have ideas I would really appreciate them) and then hopped onto fb. I ended up reading 2 articles and I just feel like I need to share.
Have you all heard about this SOPA? I need to do more research, I must be living under a rock to have not know about all this going on.
Miss Crystal over at Homemaker in Heels posted this on her fb page this morning...
If ████ ██████ SOPA ██████ ██████ passes ██ ████ ██ ████ ██ ████ the Internet ██ ████ ██████ ██ will look a lot like this.
Please take a second today and sign this petition! Tell Congress NOT to censor the web -
https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/
Uh, not sure about you but that is a little scary to me. I will definitly be doing more research on this topic and educating myself a little more. How about you??
Here are some other links floating around too that I will be looking at...
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/SOPA/Blackoutpage
http://www.webpronews.com/sopa-blackout-set-for-january-18th-heres-all-the-info-2012-01
And then a friend of mine posted about an article which has now been removed. While understand that you cannot read the article, I find it of no consequence as that is not what moved me. The comments that were left in response to the article are what shocked, appalled, and disgusted me. Not because of the actual comments, these families have been through so much I could never begin to try understand the hurt they feel but it was the information that they were providing about the American Cancer Society that I found shameful. Please do not misunderstand I am finding that the ACS is shameful  and the fact the Mr. Becker felt the need to refer to children with cancer as rare. He made the children seem so trivial and insignificant to the ACS! I read the article and then spent the better part of my evening reading all of the comments. I tried to convey what I read to my husband but could not find the right words or fight back the tears as my emotions got the better of me.
The retraction is here-
You can see one mother's response and she copied the original post here (I will just warn there is some strong language used here but sometimes when passions are so high those words are neccessary-http://rockstarronan.com/2012/01/17/dear-mr-fuckwad-andrew-becker-of-the-american-cancer-society/
These children with... any child that has to deal with anything other than just being a child is so heartbreaking to me. I know I have mentioned it before but I am going to do it again, my daughter was in preschool with a child diagnosed with cancer. She knows about cancer now and has since age 4. She donated her hair to Locks of Love by choice. It took her a year to grow her hair long enough after she decided but she did it. As far as I am concerned these kids are heroes and deserve to be treated as such. Our little local hero Dalton, his family, and friends started an organization to help other children in our area. As a family we have donated our time and services when we could but I realize now that it is not enough. I am not sure we will ever be able to do enough to help fight childhood cancer. If you would like to know more about our local hero and his foundation you can read about it on their fb page (here) and the Dalton Burner Foundation Website (here). Here is a picture of the foundation logo that he made himself.
PO Box 24275
Blue Springs, MO. 64013

After reading the comments I realized that there are more options about where donations can be sent. I guess I was too lazy to every research or learn more about this before this article. \

http://www.stbaldricks.org/
St. Baldrick's Foundation
1333 South Mayflower Avenue, Suite 400
Monrovia, CA 91016
888.899.BALD (2253)
626.792.8247

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105  

CURE Childhood Cancer
1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N-402
Atlanta, GA 30338

Have a Heart Children’s Cancer Society
164 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Ronald McDonald House Charities
One Kroc Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-623-7048
Fax: 630-623-7488
E-mail: info@rmhc.org

The Ronan Thompson Foundation
P.O. Box 44935
Phoenix, Arizona
85064-4935

Do you want more info on how to help? I found this article very useful!! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/19/how-you-can-help-national_n_966814.html

Okay, I am going to hop off my soap box and hit the party train. This truly is the best part of my week and I appreciate every one of you more than you know!!!I am so sorry to throw all that news at you during a party but it is just so important to me and I had to share.



Are you ready?
Alrighty everybuggy,
time to get our PARTY ON!!
And you know how the FROG rolls ~ No rules this week, just link up what ever you want and let's have a good time (just make sure it is your own stuff and family friendly) but please be a FROG follower.

Grab a button from my left side bar if you would like (you know to help spread the word about our party) and



please, Please, PLEASE go visit everyone else and show some FROG love. (I have so much to share with you guys I got to get organized and try to get my house back in order. Anyone wanna come help me?)
ENJOY and I will see you all MONDAY for another frogulicious week!
BTW, I added a Rust-Oleum Project Parade and Linky Party Page. So, if you have any Rust-Oleum Projects you have done or are planning on doing come on back and link them up here. OR Just hop over and see what awesomeness has been linked up.
I just added a page for everyone to LINK-UP their parties to! You can link yours here.
Plus it is NEVER too late to join the FROGulicious Movement here. (I will be getting back to this soon it was one of the projects I researched yesterday.) AND did you know that I started a REAL LIFE MOMMY MOMENTS Linky on Monday's for MAMA Monday? You can see those posts here and here.

(I know the frog is totally interactive now!)



NOW HOP FORTH AND LINK UP