Ice Cream In A Bag

This was on Facebook, Kelly Bagnasco’s page.


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Kelly Bagnasco

Here’s one you definitely need to do with the kids!


This would be really nice on a sweltering hot day. The kids would probably like to help you to make it.


How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores

This was on Facebook. A really neat idea neat idea on how to get kids to do chores.


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If I had kids, I’d have to try this out for sure.


Something Pretty To Cheer Us Up

This is on my Facebook today. I just thought it would help boost some spirits that are in grave need of boosting. This is so pretty and unique. I love it. And the best part is you don’t have to worry about weeds killing all of the flowers. All you have to do is find some smooth rocks of different shapes and sizes and let imaginations go with the outdoor paint. This is suitable for both children and adults alike to have fun painting.


Ruby Stapleton Means

For all the rock painting kids that are stuck at home during this quarantine… let them paint and make a rock flower garden.

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Since the flowers are painted rocks, this is a man made flower garden.

Children And Responsibilities

This was on Facebook.


Children need to know their boundaries and their responsibilities. Boundaries can start being taught when the baby first starts grabbing Mommy’s earrings or necklace, gently say NO and take the baby’s hands away, repeat whenever the baby grabs for something they shouldn’t be grabbing or touching. When they start crawling make sure there’s nothing close that will hurt the baby or that can get broken. If they go for something they shouldn’t touch, tell them no and take their hands away from it. if they think it’s funny and continue to grab for it, then give the baby’s hand a gentle slap so they know you mean business. My Mother and my Grandmother both did this to me and my brothers and sister when we were growing up, and we all turned out fine.

When the child gets old enough to understand instructions like pick up your toys when you’re done with them and put your dirty clothes in the hamper, make them do it. At first you may want to put whatever item in their hands and show them where to put them. This may have to be done several times before they get the hang of it, but it is a necessary step in them growing up to be responsible adults.

If the child breaks something, and it was their fault, then fuss at them for it and make them apologize for it. If they are big enough to earn an allowance, make them pay a certain amount each time they receive their allowance, until the value of the item has been paid. If they missed curfew, then punish them. If they usually play games on the computer, depending on how bad the infraction is, punish them for a week or two by not letting them play their games on the computer. If you catch them on the computer, put it where they can’t get to it unless you can see them.

They need to know their boundaries at as early of an age as possible. Then hopefully they will grow up to be responsible adults.


Everything I Needed To Know…..

I did a Google inquiry to find the words to the little book, “Everything I Needed To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten”. As I didn’t know who originally wrote it, I didn’t figure I would be able to find the little book on Amazon. Needless to say I was happy when the results that I was looking for showed up with the Google inquiry. I pasted a copy of it below, and I was able to find it on Amazon.

When you stop and take time to read all of it and really think about it, it makes perfect sense and it is so true.

Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten

Robert Fulghum

Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life –
learn some and think some and draw some
and paint and sing and dance and play
and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world,
watch out for traffic,
hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup:
The roots go down and the plant goes up
and nobody really knows how or why,
but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice
and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup
– they all die.
So do we.

And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books
and the first word you learned
– the biggest word of all – LOOK.

The last part of the little book will probably not be familiar to those born after the 60s. I’m not sure, but I don’t think that the Dick and Jane books were used very much after that to teach reading to elementary children.

For a long time I have wanted to do a post on this book, but I was not sure what to call it. The little book, in it’s entirety, is actually a children’s book. I have known many children who have had the book read to them when they were three years old and on up.

There is one subject that was not covered and that’s the subject of politeness and/or being courteous to your parents and other elders. There is almost no place to go that children are not being down right rude to their parents and other elders. My Mother taught me and my brothers and sister to always be respectful and courteous to adults older than what we were. We were taught to say “Please” and “Thank You”, “Excuse me” whenever we needed to walk in front of any adults, or to leave the table or room for any reason. We were also taught to say “No Thank You, but Thank You for asking” if whatever was offered to us was not wanted or needed at the time. These are important manners that every parent should teach their children.The main problem though is that the parents probably were not taught these manners either. Hopefully, teaching good manners to children will start being done again. Everything seems to be nicer when everybody is respectful of each other, and that goes for adults and children alike. Oh, I almost forgot, we were also taught to give up our seats to our elders as well.

My sincere hope is that you enjoyed reading this, and that you were able to obtain a bit more of common sense knowledge from reading it. To my knowledge, the book is still available at libraries and also on the internet, and like I said above, it is available on Amazon.



I Cannot Believe This Has Happened In America

Sometimes I come across a post that is too important for me to change any of it. This is such a post. Please read it and make your own decision. I am saddened by what has happened in our great country of America, where everybody is promised a chance at an education if they so choose, or their parents choose for them if they are too young to make the choice. I copied the whole thing word for word.
Kelley Rhodes

February 7 at 9:29pm · Chesapeake, VA ·

Someone posted this in a group, and I think it’s too important not to share. Of course, it’s anecdotal, and it’s just one opinion, but it’s just one great example of why many are upset and bewildered about today’s education news.

The Senate Republicans and Vice President Pence have spoken today and I heard their message loud and clear; my child’s education is not important and my heart is broken.

Meet my daughter Alice, who at 3 years old was accepted into a state funded special needs preschool on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Her acceptance into this school has meant so many things to us; she learned how to be a peer, she learned how to cope with the stresses of school, and most importantly, she learned how to learn. In Betsy DeVos’ America, these programs are wasteful spending of our taxpayer dollars.

In Betsy DeVos’ America, the IDEA Laws that now governor her IEP in the 1st Grade are useless because she does not believe children with special needs deserve or have a right to public education.

My heart is broken for every child who is going to have to go without under Betsy DeVos.

My heart is broken for every child who is going to lose their aid and support team under Betsy DeVos.

My heart is broken for every child who’s education isn’t a priority to Betsy DeVos.

My heart is broken for my daughter, because the Senate Republicans and VP Pence spoke today, and they have declared unequivocally that her right to an education is not as important as her sister’s.

Education is not a partisan issue—it is an issue that effects every child of every color and every ethnicity and every political side. But Senate Republicans and VP Pence have decided that our kids don’t matter, MY Alice doesn’t matter.

The fight has just begun, and I know that it is so hard, but please, please don’t forget these children. Don’t forget about Alice and those like her who can’t fight for themselves; they need us, ALL of us to get through these next 4 years.

This picture was taken when Alice was 3 years old as she waited to go to class. Autism has many faces and hers is one of them.


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Kerri Beth
Kerri Beth I just keep praying….
Diane Spattifor Allen
Diane Spattifor Allen I certainly hope that children with disabilities continue to receive and have access to public education. We can’t return to the past!!
Ashleigh Kastner
Ashleigh Kastner I hate to sound super ignorant and uninformed, but all I can find are biased media reports that differ greatly from each side. Is there a link of actual facts that anyone knows of that I can read her plans on education?
Ashleigh Kastner replied · 2 Replies
Elisa Willoughby
Elisa Willoughby We had a meeting with Logan’s teacher today. He’s excelling in every area except reading, where he is at a level 4 when he’s “supposed” to be at a level 12 right now. He makes strides and seems to master something, then back slides for no apparent reasSee More
Jennie Hott
Jennie Hott Is this an actual fact? I find it hard to believe because this would be discrimination. Is there a link to back up this?
Brandi Jackson Stiff
Brandi Jackson Stiff Having Jack, I researched her. Unfortunately she really bungled her interview with Senator Kaine. That said, I don’t think SPED kids are the ones that should be worried. We selected our house based on schools for Jack. I know there are lots of familiesSee More
Kelley Rhodes
Bonnie Jean Hern
Bonnie Jean Hern Oh my dear God please be with all of the special needs children that are going to be left out because of this uneducated woman that is now in the office of controlling our children’s education and she is not even qualified to do so. She herself does not have the education necessary to make these decisions. Please dear gracious God do not let our children suffer beyond which they cannot recover after this woman can no longer make decisions on what type of education they should have. I guess she wants our children to be as ill prepared for life as she is for the job that she has been entrusted. Only time will tell how much damage this woman is going to do to our children, who will be our leaders of tomorrow, because of her own lack of education.

Children’s Hospital vs Non American Citizen Being Offended

It is in my opinion, but I don’t think that any Non American Citizen has a right to DEMAND that anything that OFFENDS THEM has to be removed from any place in America. If you are a Non American Citizen in America and something is offensive to you, just deal with it. You have no right to come to a foreign country and demand that anything be removed from that country simply because it OFFENDS you. By the same token, I have no right to go to your country and DEMAND that something that OFFENDS me be removed from your country. You are not being chained to anything here and you have the ability to leave at any time that you please. So please leave. I TAKE OFFENSE at you DEMANDING that something be removed simply because it OFFENDS YOU.

Now for the story behind the above introduction. A Non American Citizen is in  America to obtain medical treatment for her child from one of our children’s hospitals. She is offended by the cute little pictures of animals on the walls of the children’s hospital here in America. She sued to have all the pictures removed and sued for damages to the psychological well being of her child for having had to see such pictures. You may be asking what the heck kind of picture are we talking about here. The picture is of a giraffe on a train going down the train tracks. Chances are, since the pictures are in a children’s hospital, that the animals have people clothes on them and this person does not want her child to see such a picture. This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard in my life. Even worse is that the woman sued and won. She was awarded ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS for the supposed psychological damage to her child. Now all of the pictures of the cute little animals have to be removed, and hundreds of thousands of children that are sick and or in pain are no longer going to be able to enjoy all of the cute pictures. Why is the psychological well being of this NON AMERICAN CITIZEN any more important than the psychological well being of the hundreds of thousands of AMERICAN CITIZENS?

America is bending over backwards to accommodate the ” I am offended by” movement of NON AMERICAN CITIZENS and punishing the AMERICAN CITIZENS on account of it. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE FOR THE AMERICAN CITIZENS BEHIND ALL OF THIS? Why should so many MILLIONS of AMERICAN CITIZENS have to suffer for people that are not even supposed to be here, being offended by anything that is in America? How do these people have any RIGHTS at all. They are not citizens and don’t even belong here.

AMERICA NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND STOP BENDING OVER BACKWARDS TO APPEASE THESE PEOPLE WHEN THEY DO NOT EVEN BELONG HERE. We are giving our beautiful country away piece by piece every time that something that is offensive to people that don’t even belong here gets taken away from the people that do belong here. BEFORE WE EVEN KNOW IT AMERICA WILL BE NO MORE!!!!! Wake up America and take action an do something about this while there is still time.

I hate to think about our children now being deprived of these cute little animal pictures simple because ONE STUPID NON AMERICAN CITIZEN WAS OFFENDED BY THEM. Chances are that her child was not even old enough to do anything except for to smile at all of the bright colors and the child smiling is what offended her.


But wait, I guess I am the stupid one here. I forgot that any lawyer will take any case if there is enough money in it whether or not they win. THIS ONE FALLS ON THE JUDGE. THE JUDGE IS SUPPOSED TO ADMINISTER JUSTICE. AND HOW IS THIS JUSTICE TO ALL OF THOSE INNOCENT CHILDREN? THERE ISN’T ANY JUSTICE FOR THEM.

Think about it and let me know what you think in the comments. I read all comments that are in english (since english is all that I know), and that are not spam. Depending on the comments, there may or may not be another post on this subject. I just feel sorry for all of the children in the future that will now have to go to any of the children’s hospitals in this chain of this particular children’s hospital, and there are a lot of them. My heart goes out to all of them. I know that smiling and laughter helps in any medical situation because of the endorphins that are released. The endorphins are a natural medication that our own body makes.