Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy New Year 2015!

May you have a healthy and prosperous new year! I don't know what the new year has in store, but as you may have noticed I have taken some time away from blogging and am going to reduce my time on social media this year. I hope to find a new path in life this year, perhaps a job outside the home. I don't know for sure yet, but hopefully I can find a better balance between home,family and my life online. Have a great year and stay in touch! 

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I had planned to post this sooner but life got too busy just before the day comes to an end I thought I'd take the time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I hope all your Christmas wishes came true and you have a safe and enjoyable weekend with friends and family nearby.

With all the negativity in the news against our law enforcement lately, I wanted to share this great video of the Lowell Police Dept in Lowell, Michigan. If you haven't seen it already it's definitely worth a few minutes of your time to appreciate the good police do for others. If they're not out risking their own lives and saving lives they can be found doing many good deeds throughout their communities. It's important that we keep this in perspective despite all the negative news lately. The majority of law enforcement are good,hardworking people. They don't go out planning to kill or harm anyone and like you or I would like to be able to return home safely to their loved ones at the end of each day.

 Stay safe and Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 19, 2014

School calls the cops on tantrum throwing preschooler

This was the schools fault more so than the police. The school called the police and failed to handle the situation appropriately. I wouldn't put the blame on the police who are only trying to do their job and assist. Obviously the police aren't trained to deal with tantrum throwing four year olds, but the school should have been. I taught a pre-K and Kinder combination class before and had a tantrum throwing four yr old in my class and I never would have called police. The principal or the school psychologist maybe, but not the police. Most often if you move others away from the student and ignore the behavior they will calm down on their own. If they become a danger to themselves or others, by hitting, throwing things then the student should be removed, but not by handcuffs and sent to the police station. This is definitely a failure on the schools part, not the police.

Officials at a Virginia school turned an allegedly misbehaving 4-year-old preschooler over to law enforcement, where he was put in handcuffs and shackles and ordered to talk to jail inmates, according to a legal group intervening in the case.
The unnamed student, who was enrolled in the pre-kindergarten program at Nathanael Greene Primary School, in Stanardsville, Virginia, was removed from the classroom Oct. 16 after allegedly “becoming agitated and throwing several items onto the floor.”
“That such extreme restraints would even be contemplated in a case such as this points to a failure by those in leadership to provide the proper guidance to school personnel in what forms of restraint and force are appropriate when dealing with students, especially the youngest and most vulnerable,” said a letter sent this week to school district officials by John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, which was asked by the mother to intervene.
“It is imperative that Green County Public Schools take steps to assure [the student's mother] and the rest of the community of parents and concerned citizens that what happened to [the student] will not happen again to him or other students of similar age,” Whitehead said.
The letter said policies should make it clear that handcuffing, shackling and other “excessive restraint techniques are never appropriate when dealing with children of tender years.”

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Pixar Gift Ideas For Kids

Woody, Sulley, Buzz Lightyear, Bullseye, Lightning McQueen, Angus, Mike Wazowski, U-Command, and my favorite Dr. Evil Porkchop.  Here is a collection of some of the famous and not so famous characters from Pixar movies. Which is your favorite?

Toy Story - Buzz Lightyear

Disney - Toy Story Disney/Pixar Deluxe Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear Figure

Toy Story - Bullseye

Disney - Toy Story Disney/Pixar Deluxe Bullseye Figure
Disney - Toy Story Disney/Pixar Deluxe Bullseye Figure - $12.99, 6.95 shipping - Available at Kmart

Cars - Lightning McQueen

Fisher-Price - M-Fisher Price Wheelies Disney Pixar Cars 2 Lightning

Monsters - Mike Wazowski

Disney - / Pixar Monsters Inc Mike Wazowski Exclusive 7

Toy Story - Lotso

Mattel - Disney/Pixar Toy Story Lotso Figure, 4

Wall-E - U-Command Remote Control Robot

Disney - Pixar's Wall-E U-Command Remote Control Robot

Toy Story - Evil Dr. Porkchop

International Toy - Disney / Pixar Toy Story 3 Collection Action Figure Evil Dr. Porkchop

Brave - Angus the Horse

Disney - / Pixar Brave Angus the Horse Exclusive 14

Toy Story - Woody

International Toy - Toy Story Lots O'Laugh Woody
International Toy - Toy Story Lots O'Laugh Woody - $35.99, Free shipping - Available at

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Heartbreaking:25lb 7yro boy nearly starved, beaten by family in PA

Heartbreaking...thank God he was saved and hopefully survives from the physical and emotional trauma done to him...what sick people, if you can call them that to do that to another human being. May God save him!
I hope the grandparents, parents and anyone who knew about this intentional neglect and abuse is sent to prison for life for attempted murder,and abuse/neglect,child endangerment!! Sick!

ABC15 Arizona:

GREENVILLE, PA - A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch.
The boy's mother, Mary Rader, 28, and his grandparents, Dennis and Deana Beighley, turned themselves in at the Mercer County District Attorney's office Wednesday and were charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint of a minor, false imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child and conspiracy, according to court documents.
The Sharon Herald reported Saturday that child welfare authorities took the Greenville boy to a hospital last month after he was found looking like a human skeleton.
"The child was starved," Dr. Jennifer Wolford of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Child Advocacy Center was quoted as saying in a criminal complaint. She described the boy as "the worst case of medical neglect that I have ever seen in my seven years as a pediatrician."
The unidentified boy lived with his mother and grandparents and three siblings -- two sisters, ages 4 and 11, and a 9-year-old brother, the paper reported.
The two girls appeared healthy, the criminal complaint said. The brother was underweight though not as severely as the victim.
Since June 6, hospital officials said the boy has gained 20 pounds, The Herald reported.
"The most important medicine used to treat him at the hospital was food," Wolford said in the complaint. "He was within a month of having a major cardiac event that he probably would not have recovered from . ... It is impossible to me that this severe neglect and active abuse was not visible. He was being starved in his own home around others of normal weight."


He has gained 20 pounds and is now out of the hospital, WTAE reported.
Debra Rader, the boy’s paternal grandmother, claims she twice warned Pennsylvania authorities about her former daughter-in-law.
Mary Rader wouldn’t allow her ex-husband’s family to see the child and acted “strange all the time,” Debra Rader told the Tribune-Review.
A Pennsylvania mom and her parents starved and beat a 7-year-old boy until he weighed less than 30 pounds, authorities say.WTAEA Pennsylvania mom and her parents starved and beat a 7-year-old boy until he weighed less than 30 pounds, authorities say.
When she finally saw the boy after his rescue, she was stunned.
“It was horrible,” Debra Rader told the Tribune-Review. “I'm sorry, but you wouldn't do to a dog what they did to that beautiful boy. They should starve them, and see if they like it.”
The boy’s sisters, ages 11 and 4, all seemed healthy when investigators arrived, authorities said. His 9-year-old brother was underweight but not nearly as bad as the boy.
Upset neighbors said they’d seen the other three kids playing outside but never knew the boy existed.
All the children have now been taken from the home.
Mary Rader and the grandparents posted $75,000 bail on Friday. They couldn’t be reached for comment.

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