Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Professional Life Of President Abraham Lincoln

United States Mint Director Ed Moy along with US Senator Dick Durbin took part in the launch ceremony which appeared to garner much more public attention than ceremonies for the previous two designs. Of course, Springfield is where Abraham Lincoln spent most of his adult life and it has developed a special relationship with those interested in the 16th President of the United States. Home to Lincoln’s Tomb and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as well as a plethora of other Lincoln related sites, Springfield was the ideal location for a ceremony in his honor. The Old State Capitol was chosen as the site for the ceremony not only because it is featured as part of the new cent design, but also because it was very familiar to Lincoln who served in the Illinois General Assembly. It was also here where Lincoln made his famous ‘House Divided’ speech and where he is laid in state after being assassinated. One can easily imagine a pre-presidential Lincoln standing in front of the Capitol, just like the design shows on the new penny. A slight breeze caused the flag above the Old Capitol to flutter as US Mint Director Moy prepared to introduce the coin to the waiting crowd. As many reported from the launch of the previous two designs, much of the crowd waited in the snaking lines around the grounds in preparation for the penny exchange, rather than taking a seat in front of the ceremony. Almost all, however, were able to hear and see the speeches that preceded the exchange. Once the speeches were finished and the new design unveiled on stage, Director Moy and Senator Durbin handed out new shiny pennies to eagerly awaiting children. Those who had been waiting patiently were offered the opportunity for an exchange from Chase Bank — $3 cash for 6 rolls of new coins. Many made more than one trip through, which at its peak took about 50 minutes. Those not interested in keeping all of their allotted pennies were able to find a profitable outlet for them once they left the capitol grounds. A few enterprising individuals were offering up to $10 a roll, no doubt intending to sell them later at a higher premium.

UK Tour

Every country has it's own activities and has it's own beautiful scenic views. One country is the United Kingdom. They have this stag weekend activity that is very awesome. Their activity can make the most of a city break, with access to a city center hotel and nightlife, or you can choose to go totally 'rural' and stay in a country cottage, castle or in a bunk house in the middle of nowhere. Amazing! This is what I exactly want to do especially when my husband and I go for a travel. It always amazes me to try new things in different places that marks a memorable activity for both of us. They also have hen weekends. This is consist of a great hen night theme, that some great hen night ideas include spending the hen night in a comedy venue, hitting the town with your hens on a nightclub tour on board a Disco Decker, or enjoying live music with male exotic dancers like in The Girlie Show.I can see how lively their country is with all the activities they have. If you are interested you can search hen and stag deals at red seven. They will help you find the greatest deals for your get away. Check it out!

Should I get a flu shot while I'm pregnant?

Should I get a flu shot even though I'm pregnant? This was one of our concern when I had my Doctors appointment just recently. My OBGYN required me to get my flu shot vaccine as soon as possible. Actually she required me two (2) Flu Shots Vaccine. One is the seasonal flu shot and the other one is swine flu shot. She said, getting a flu shot is safe during my pregnancy. Just make sure tie differences are not to close to get the second vaccine. She required at least a couple of weeks before taking the second vaccine. We will try to get my first flu shot within this week and will have my second flu shot on my next appointment.

For more details:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the World Health Organization (WHO) all recommend a flu shot for women who will be pregnant during flu season (October to mid-May). That's because if you get the flu while you're pregnant, you're more likely to have serious complications, such as pneumonia, that could put you and your baby at risk. What's more, there's evidence that getting a flu shot during pregnancy offers your baby some protection after birth: Anti-flu antibodies that you develop after getting the shot are passed to your baby, providing him with immunity that may be protective until he's 5 or 6 months old. This is important because young babies who catch the flu are at particular risk for serious illness, but they can't be vaccinated themselves until they're 6 months old. Learn more about flu shots for children. Your caregiver should offer you a flu shot at a regularly scheduled prenatal visit. If she doesn't, ask for one. Get your shot as early in the season as possible. Sometimes the vaccine is available as early as September or even late August. If you missed getting vaccinated during the fall, you can still get a shot in December or even later, although the sooner you do so the better. Keep in mind that the vaccine won't be fully effective for two weeks afterward.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Typhoon Ondoy Hits Manila Area

This are just 2 of the pictures I got from the Philippine News about the typhoon "Ondoy" that hits the area of Manila Saturday September 26, 2009. I feel so devastated of what my fellow countrymen is facing right now. A lot of them have lost their home and lives. As I was watching the news, the update was, their were 106 people died already from the typhoon and a lot of people are still missing. Until now volunteers, Military men and some organization are continuously helping our fellow Filipinos on the said tragedy. They are giving away goods for the victim of typhoon "Ondoy". Retrival operation is still on going and as the day goes by, a lot of dead bodies are being recovered. I pity for those family who lost their loved ones for this typhoon that hits their area. I hope they can survive this another tragedy that came in their lives and surpass everything. My prayers are with them. According to the news, the typhoon "Ondoy" is now approaching Vietnam area but another low pressure area is sighted on the Phillipine area of responsibility again and expected to be another typhoon that will hit the Philippines by Thursdays. Oh God please help them.

Beach Bikes

Summer time is not totally over yet. As you have noticed, the weather is still hot and ranging from 85-92 degrees Fahrenheit . Spend the last remaining days of summer with beach cruiser bikes. This is awesome and a good source of means of transportation while on the beach. It comes with 6-Speeds for all your trudging up and down hills, dual front and back hand brakes for an easy start and stop, and a nice saddle seat for your comfort and riding enjoyment. Have fun this summer together with your friends and family with beach bikes. It also comes with different colors, so you can choose the style you want.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


It is almost late but I am still up, I just can't take my laptop away from me right now. I am thinking a lot of things and trying to figure out what to do to achieve my goals, which I have been trying for a while now. It is just hard to think sometimes especially if you are pressured or your not really into it. But whether I like it or not I have to do it because it is the only option to help caught up with the current situation we are in right now. I hope I can do this without putting myself in bad shape including the baby because I really want to pursue this and that requires a dedication to work for a long time in front of the computer and staying up late at night. Well, probably I just have to manage my time. Allocate an amount of time to each each job that I'm working without overdoing myself. Have a great evening everyone.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Marketing Communications

Our technology arises nowadays. Unlike in the past years, it is hard to trace somebody or look for someone. Now that our technology is more updated, we can do anything in just a simple and boom, there it is. I am still amaze on how genius people created this kind of marvelous technology. They have created such innovative, brilliant and user friendly technology for everyone.

One company that produces this kind of technology and providing services to their subscriber is Marketing Communications. They have powerful tools and resources to help resolve every inquires they've got on their system. They have a wide range of products and services including call recording, IPC maintenance, wireless setups, and advanced cabling to ensure that IP contact centers stay connected and running efficiently. Awesome! This is definitely the right company to get a hold with when problems arises. They have their whole team ready to assist you all the time.

Market Communications is specializing in sales as well as installation and maintenance of mission-critical trading systems and VOIP/ PBX systems. This company is passion to assist you whether you are a member of the financial community, energy marketplace, or another elite group that requires robust technology solutions. They always want to provide an excellent service with a high quality and well experienced staff to assist you to solve a certain problem in your system. I find their product and services so great as well as the company's reputation. Marketing Communications is highly recommended.

Hell's Kitchen With Chef Ramsey

Hell's kitchen is the hottest show on television right now. It is not just an entertainment but a competition as well. Many desired chefs gathered on this show to win a quarter of a million and will get to manage one of Chefs Ramsey's restaurant. I like the show so much because of the way Chef Ramsey train those chefs and have them ready to a more realistic world of cooking. If you guys are following the show, you definitely know what I am talking about.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Keeping Myself Busy

Been trying to keep myself busy and hopefully I won't overdo Well I was just fixing some stuff, watch my show and been eating.,,hehehehehe..Nothings really planned for today, well actually last night I was thinking of doing my laundry today but of course and as usual I forgot about do it tomorrow then. Hope you guys had a great day.

Watermark 15 years and counting

Watermark is celebrating their 15 years of excellence in the world of business. Right now they have this huge selection of promotional clothing as well bags. On their website you can shop by category or by supplier on which ever way you want to. You can even use their search device too for the item that you want. You can see the different kinds of product for a very reasonable price. From clothing to personal care, from hunting fishing to technology, they've all got it. Better see it for yourself and get a good deal from Watermark.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

OBGYN Appointment

Went to my doctor's appointment today and everything went well. The baby is doing great, I am up to 108 pounds now which is not normal because I was 110 pounds before I got pregnant. I was just so sick during my first trimister and puts me down to 93 pounds. But now I am gaining it back and still has to gain more. I mean the required weight for the whole pregnancy. I am excited because on my next appointment, will do the sonogram for the gender. Hopefully the baby will cooperate. They will also do a glucose test as well as flu shots..Wheewww..Well that's a month from now to prepare. That's all the happenings today guys. Have a great evening.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Baby's kick

It felt great to feel my little ones kick inside my womb. Yes for the past weeks, I can feel the baby kicking so mildly but now it is getting stronger. I love the feeling and makes feel unworried because the baby is moving..hehehehe.. I even told my husband that our baby was playing boxing inside my's the update for now and I will let you know some of it soon. Have a great day!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Few minutes from now it is my beloved husbands birthday Forest Wayne Eaton. It is 11:58pm and how I wish his here. He went back to work today but he will be home soon. To my mahal ko, I thank God since the day you were born. I amm so lucky to have a husband like you and so proud to be your wife. I wish you good health and more birthdays to come. I will always love you for the rest of our lives and you are the best thing ever happened to me. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY KO...MWAH

Playing the piano

Music has been my passion. It can't leave without it. To me I am so attach with it that I should hear it anywhere I go. It always amazes me to hear different kinds of beats and wording from the music that I get to hear especially the instruments that composes the music. What I love it is it makes me dance and feel so relaxed with it's harmony.

Being a music lover, it also leads me to learning how to play an instrument. When I was a kid I went to a piano lesson school and spent almost a couple of years there. It's just so sad that I have forgotten what I have learned and really regret the day that I stop learning it. Playing the piano is like playing the guitar too. You also have to learn the different Piano Chords like you have learned in playing the guitar.

Right now I am trying to revive what I have learn as well as playing the guitar. I a hopeful that I will get it back so quick so that I can play the piano in our church. Oh I would really love to. I have been browsing some website to look for some playing piano tips so that I can easily revive the knowledge that I have in playing the piano. I am so looking forward to the day that I could play the piano again. That would be a great day.

1st Year in the United States

I almost forgot to post this. It is quite late but it is better late that never. September 3rd marks my first year here in the United States. I can't believe it that I have been here for a year now. Time really runs so fast. I still like it here, although sometimes there were ups and downs in our lives which is normal but we are able to manage it. I am very happy that I am here because I am with the person that I truly love. I am looking forward to many more years to come and still it is very overwhelming that I am here. Feel so lucky that I a one of those who were given an opportunity to see the world of the land of US of A.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Survivor Samoa

Jeff is back on the main screen. Yes Survivor Samoa was aired last Thursday night with a new set of players and a new set of adventures. Some were performing right away on the first day. There are still tribes this time, which is the Foa Foa and Galu. I kinda like their creativity on those names. Well, the most in demand show on television is back every Thursday. Don't miss it.

Friday, September 18, 2009

HughesNet Internet

Planning to switch your DSL internet connection to a different internet connection that is more faster and more reliable, hughes net internet is the right one for you. I have seen their commercial on television and they really have a very brilliant deal to every client. I have not tried it but will never know in the next day to come. HughesNet internet offers a lot f benefits for their subscribers. Each subscriber will enjoy the long lasting internet connection with fast connection speeds up to 50 times faster than dial-up. Enjoy the lease and purchase option as well. They provide professional installation, meaning a well experienced employee will come to your house and install everything that you need for your internet. You will have a 24/7 contact with their customer service support. So whenever you encounter problems with your connection, just dial the phone and talk to one of their representatives and as well as getting $100 mail-in rebate on purchase plans. Awesome! Get yours now!

Good night

It's been a busy day once again. We were next door to help Miss Ann clean her house and we have done a pretty good job. We are not done yet and still have to go back tomorrow, so I am really tired right now and I am ready to go to bed. Good night everyone.

Competitive Cars For Hire

Car Hire Alicante is a very easy and useful site for the world travelers, whether traveling to Europe or United States. It will show you great deals and allow you to book your rental car you need at competitive prices. It also allows you to pick your car from a wide range of vehicles depending on what statement you are wanting to make. Remember, I said competitive price? I actually found them to be cheaper on a random search for higher end cars than priceline, an established and premier site, while being able to pick your ride ( comparison was between Chevy Impala and the Dodge charger). So search with confidence and enjoy. Search dates were September 24, 2009 - September 30, 2009 Houston Texas USA.

Americas got talent winner Kevin Skinner

Kevin Skinner flew the coop with the grand prize on "America's Got Talent." The singing chicken farmer from Mayfield, Ky., was awarded the NBC talent competition's $1 million grand prize and a headlining spot at a Las Vegas show. Skinner received the most viewer votes on Wednesday's season finale, overcoming runner-up Barbara Padilla, an opera singer from Houston, and eight other finalists. The win brought Skinner to tears "I've always loved to perform," he said. "I want to go out there, and give 'em the best show I can."The humble country singer will headline an "America's Got Talent" show at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino hosted by Jerry Springer in October. Skinner beat out music quartet Recycled Percussion from Goffstown, N.H.; crooning trio the Texas Tenors from Houston; and singing sibling act Voices of Glory from Highland, N.Y., to win the show's fourth season.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Clock Is Ticking

Can you see the elegant appearance of this clock. I do. It is very fabulous and very inviting. I would love to have this in my living room and I'm sure my friends will get jealous with this. This is one the grandfather clocks huge selection. It is a distinctive floor clock features elaborate iron framework with a Charcoal Black finish, accented with a hand-rubbed gold finish on the delicate leaves and metal bands. Awesome! A hinged top door allows easy access to the clock hands for setting the time and installing the batteries and pendulum. A removable crown adorns the top. The aged black dial features an antique gold crackled background and Arabic numerals with spade hands finished in antique gold. The open case design features the pendulum, finished to match the case with carved details that match the hinged top door. A glass crystal protects the dial in the top door.

Rainy Wednesday

How is everyone doing? I hope everyone had a great day today. It rained here the whole day so just stayed at home and did some chores around the house. I also felt tired today. I don't know, I didn't really do any work today but I guess it's the pregnancy thing...hehehehehe!!!..Have a great evening everyone.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mattress 101

Looking for a new mattress? This is definitely the right place to go. Sweet Dreams Mattress Inc. has the huge selection of different mattresses that you need. They are the mattress retailer in the Lake Norman, NC region that found success in partnering exclusively with the most innovative bedding manufacturer in the industry. I know each one of us would like a very comfortable mattress at home while taking a nap or just hanging out in your bedroom. They offer specialty mattresses that are not found in most bedding or furniture stores and they also offer all Simmons models at the lowest prices you will find anywhere.

Busy Day

We are quite busy today. We've been out since this morning and looking for pennies for our collection, luckily we found some and were happy about it. We are also watching the football replay and probably take a nap shortly. Have a great day!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Get slim and feel good to look good

Body Shape is considered one of the assets of an individual. I agree to that because it makes you feel more confident with yourself. Being fat is not a crime or sin. It is just the feeling of being conscious and shy being in the public with the kind of body shape but worry no more because a lot of remedies now are in the market to make you look good and feel good with yourself. Being slim and fit are the best gift and you might want to visit Vita Life to help you achieve the body shape that you have ever desired.

Date with hubby

My husband and I are going out tonight. We'll have dinner first then we will watch a movie right after. We do not know what to watch yet but we will see. All I want is to eat right at this moment because I am getting hungry. Probably we will have Chinese food for our dinner..Yiippeee!!!

Children In Show Business

Every parents always want to give their children the best way of living as much as they could. As soon to be parents, my husband and I wants to make sure we can provide whatever our children needs in the future or as they grow. Do we really have plans to get our children involve in the entertainment world? If they want to, of course they can. My husband and I have already talked about this matter and we have nothing against because it is always possible to happen. Being involve in children acting is a tough job and involves so much time and dedication. Would our children be able to perform a certain act in the future. We'll never know but as parents, we want everything well planned. We have found this website about children getting involve into show business. It amazing how children can do nowadays and as parents who won't do such a thing. It is a great opportunity a career wise for our kids. It is not really about the money but it's all about their future because we want the to have a good future. It involves Kid Photo Contest as well as Home School Curriculum. This website provides everything you need to know if you want your children break in to showbiz. They provide informative tools to get you started and you can even register for free on their website. Why don't you check and see if your kid has a good future in show business.

Garage Sale Today

My husband and I went on garage sale today. We bought some stuff like additional maternity dress for me especially the ones that I have to wear in the church. I also bought a couple of sandals and sleepers. He bought 3 pieces of shirt and some stuff. It was a great deal all in all though. It's just tiring. I don't feel like going out to eat tonight because I am not really in the mood.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wes Ware Online For Home Electronics

It is always nice to shop at home. It is very comfortable, very convenient and very easy. With our technology nowadays anything is possible on the internet and like I said shopping online. You cannot only buy clothes and stuff but home electronics online is now available too. Yes, you do not need to go to a certain store anymore looking for an electronics to use at the house. Wes Ware Online is one of the stores where you can shop for your home electronics. They offer a very low flat rate shipping for your orders and offer a 30 days money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Check it out.

Tired and Sleepy

I feel tired today. Didn't really do anything though and just blogging but I feel tired and sleepy. Probably I need a minute to relax and my lower back is aching too. I might take a short nap before we go out and eat. Hope everyone is doing okay and may you have a good evening.

Investment Banking

In today's trying financial times, it is time to look to your future and security. If you are a small business owner or want to be, now is the time to look and see if it is time to get out, to get in or expand in preparation for the future. The key to success is getting the best advice and services at a reasonable price. Try Locke Bridge investment banking. They offer a wide range of services but specialize in mergers and acquisitions. They have an unparalleled success rate that allows them to waire any upfront retainers fee. They can handle all your mergers or acquisition needs from five (5) million dollars up to one hundred (100) million. Their award winning transaction expertise will allow them to give you the highest attention levels from identifying the best fit, initiating, valuing, financing, structuring and the acquisitions through due diligence and closing. While if you are planning to see, they would be a good place so that the next person who is looking to buy may very well be the one looking for your company. They can also help you with sales and diversity, so whether you just want out or want to slowly fade away, they can help you make the transition smooth and easy. They can help you with capital raising whether you need ore for working capital or looking to add to your company. No matter what type of capital you are looking for, they can help from senior debt to venture capital their broad domestic as well as international relationship within. Corporate finance and private investment banling inable them to find the best solution to fit your needs. They offer such a wide range of services and offer such a wealth of experience and their success in this field allows them to waire any upfront retainer fees. So if you are looking to buy or thinking of selling, this is definitely someone you may want to to. Check them out and see what they can do for you.

Regular day

Today is just a typical day for us. My hubby has been working in the baby's room and once a while play his game during his break. Nothings really planned for today but for we will dine out again. Oh well we have been doing this for almost a month now because the kitchen is under renovation so we have no choice. Well I was just keeping you posted guys. Have a great day.

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation must be the most innovative procedure ever created in the world of health and beauty. But what is breast augmentation? Breast augmentation surgery is the enlargement of breast volume by the surgical placement of breast implant, silicone gel breast implant or cohesive gel breast implant. Many women will work hard to look at their best in any way they could afford it. Doing this procedure will need a trusted and experienced plastic surgeon. Trusted meaning he/she could perform this task with all honesty and willingly do the job for you as well as to reach your expectation. Experienced is one of the factor too because it brings their reputation on their capacity and capability to do his/her job on this field. Consult a plastic surgeon first and know your options and the risk involve. Do not jump into any conclusion without consulting an expert on this field and most especially, make sure this is what you really wanted to do and have prepared yourself to any outcome of the procedure.

Went Shopping for Maternity Jeans

What a day yesterday. My husband and I went shopping for my maternity clothes after our dinner. In fact, it was not part of the plan but he came across this shop and found a very affordable Juicy Maternity Jeans for me to use throughout my pregnant. That is so sweet. We bought 2 maternity jeans, they fit well and I love 'em. I had 1 maternity skirt that I could wear to the church and 2 very comfortable dresses that I could use at home. Thank you baby ko!

Breast Implants

Some women may feel the sexiness and the glamour of their personality if they have a good size breast. Some women are gifted and some were don't which leads them to an option of Breast Implants. To me, it is a very helpful procedure to women who wanted to gain more self confidence and build up their self esteem through this process. Yes it may be expensive or not but it will give them the satisfaction and the worthiness of themselves throughout their lives. But before doing so, it is very important to know the informative details of this procedure for your safety but I do believe that this procedures are safe and effective because they won't promote it to the market if their client/s is at risk. Breast implant and silicon breast implant are quite related because with the breast implant they use this so called silicon gel shaped like a breast and implanted to your breast to boost up the wanted shape you've ever desired. If you are interested, just click the highlighted link above.

Day with Hubby

We had so much fun the other day because my husband and I went to the mall and went to an entertainment center and played. First we had our lunch and as usual Chinese food. Oh we love it and will never get sick and tired of it. As I've mentioned we went to Belk and played. We played deal or no was fun, then we played basketball, we bowl and did some shooting on this certain machine..wwwwwwaaa..I don't know the name of it. We got some stuff from out winning points and we really had. We have not done it for a while though but it sure made out day.

Outlook Mail Recovery

I always encounter problems with my laptop particularly in the operating system. It's either it is corrupt by a malicious spyware or viruses or sometimes it will just shut down and will not function for how many days. It is very disturbing for me when this circumstances occur because I work from home and being out of access in my computer for how many days has s huge effect on my work. It is more hassle to me when I sent it out for repair and pay an extra buck from the damage occur. A friend of mine told me that I can do it on my own and it is not really hard to recover my operating system. The problem is I am not a computer enthusiast and can't perform a certain task to recover a loss on my computer. But out of curiosity, I did search for a solution just in case my computer breaks down again. I came across this website which tackles about this amazing tool that recovers a pst files from Microsoft Outlook which is my main problem all the time. I am glad I found this and I am pretty sure it will help me learn and perform a task on my own without paying an extra buck anymore. This tool is called Outlook Mail Recovery. This powerful tool could recover files even after the file becomes corrupted because the .pst file is too big which normally happened. It could also recover even if the .pst file becomes corrupted in transit over the network, if you have accidentally deleted messages, contacts and notes, if the .pst file header has become corrupted, if the .pst file become corrupted during compression and if the incomplete recovery of .pst file because of heavy disk fragmentation. Amazing! This is exactly what I need for my computer works at home.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Your Pregnancy - 18 Weeks

How your baby's growing:Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

How your life's changing:

Hungry? An increase in appetite is pretty common about now. Make it count by choosing meals and snacks that are rich in nutrients instead of empty calories (chips, French fries, candy, and other sweets). Bigger, more comfortable clothes are a must now as your appetite and waistline grow. Your cardiovascular system is undergoing dramatic changes, and during this trimester your blood pressure will probably be lower than usual. Don't spring up too fast from a lying or sitting position or you might feel a little dizzy. From now on, when you do lie down, it's best to lie on your side — or at least partly tilted to one side. (When you lie flat on your back, your uterus can compress a major vein, leading to decreased blood return to your heart.) Try placing a pillow behind you or under your hip or upper leg for comfort. If you haven't already had a second-trimester ultrasound, you'll probably have one soon. This painless procedure helps your practitioner check how your baby's growing, screen for certain birth defects, check the placenta and umbilical cord, determine whether the due date you're working with is accurate, and see how many babies you're carrying. During the exam, you might see your baby moving around or sucking his thumb. Bring your partner along, and be sure to ask for a printout for your baby's first photo album!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Window Cleaning

It is always nice to see your house clean especially your windows. Do you do window cleaning? If so, you are doing a great job and it is a necessity. Window cleaning is always a part of our cleaning when we do a general cleaning in our house. Simply because we want it neat and clean especially if we got company. Who doesn't to hear a good comment from your friends and family about your house. Oh I would love to and makes me so inspired to keep my house clean and neat. Not only that, eliminating dirt from any parts of our house will keep us from any harmful diseases and will live a healthy way.

Obama goes back to school

On September 8, in what the Department of Education is touting as a "historic" speech, President Obama will be talking directly to students across the U.S., live on the White House website. But some parents and conservatives are blasting the president, calling the speech an excuse to brainwash American children. Last month, in an interview with 11-year-old student reporter Damon Weaver, the president announced his big back-to-school plan:

"I'm going to be making a big speech to young people all across the country about the importance of education; about the importance of staying in school; how we want to improve our education system and why it’s so important for the country. So I hope everybody tunes in." Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent a letter to the nation's principals, inviting schools to watch the speech and included suggested classroom activities. But Jim Greer, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, came out swinging against the planned speech. An excerpt from his statement:

"The address scheduled for September 8, 2009, does not allow for healthy debate on the President's agenda, but rather obligates the youngest children in our public school system to agree with our President's initiatives or be ostracized by their teachers and classmates."

NBC spoke with Katie Gordon, a spokeswoman for the Florida Republican Party, who said the party's "beef" is with the accompanying lesson plans. The guide for pre-K through grade 6 suggests questions students think about during the speech, such as "What is the President trying to tell me? What is the President asking me to do?" The plan for grades 7-12 includes a "guided discussion," with suggested topics: "What resonated with you from President Obama's speech? What is President Obama inspiring you to do?" The Cato Institute, a public-policy research foundation, issued a press release entitled "Hey Obama, Leave Those Kids Alone," criticizing the "troubling buzzwords" in the lesson plans:

"It's one thing for a president to encourage all kids to work hard and stay in school – that's a reasonable use of the bully pulpit. It's another thing entirely, however, to have the U.S. Department of Education send detailed instructions to public schools nationwide on how to glorify the president and the presidency, and push them to drive social change."

Across the blogosphere, comments covered the spectrum, from critical to supportive, and from one student, a little anger: "I sent my children to school to be educated NOT indoctrinated." justamom "The fact that people want to keep their kids from hearing the President of the United States encourage them to do well in school shows a true level of ignorance." — Firefey "As an [sic] 9th grade student, I'd like to say that 1. I'm not sure why everyone is so scared that we'll all be brainwashed by the President ... 2. My school is one that is not allowing us to watch the speech, and quite frankly, I'm pissed." — Willbw Both Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan both gave speeches aimed specifically at students that were nationally televised. In 1989, Bush delivered a televised anti-drug speech, and Reagan's 1986 commencement speech and Q&A session was "beamed over public television into 171 school districts," according to the L.A. Times. It's worth noting that schools are, encouraged, not required, to air the speech. The Houston Chronicle reports that one Dallas school district is leaving the decision to individual teachers. Susan Dacus, spokeswoman for the Wylie school district, says parents who don't want their children to see it can opt out. In an ironic twist, one Missouri school won't be airing the speech because of a lack of funding. Michelle Baumstark, spokeswoman for Columbia public schools, told the Columbia Daily Tribune, "We don’t have the funding or the equipment to support that type of broadcasting.”