Unless your family has been living on a deserted island with no human contact for the last couple of years, your kids undoubtedly know who John McCain and Barack Obama are. They have seen reports about long lines at early polling places. They have heard of ACORN, voter fraud, Sarah Palin, William Ayres and of course Joe the plumber. There is an endless barrage of news stories, commercials and debates and your kids may have more than a few questions about what this is all about.
This is a perfect time to teach a lesson or two about a couple of important issues. The first of course is how the process itself works. Even as adults, we can at times take the fact that we have the privilege of voting for our leaders for granted. Explaining to your children how we got the right to vote and that other nations do not have the same freedom that we enjoy can also reinforce the importance of the process to you. Scholastic News conducted an election poll as they do each Presidential election year. The poll was open to kids in grades 1 – 12 and 250,000 kids voted. Since 1940, the kids have picked the winner all but two times. The Scholastic topik games website has great information for kids about the candidates, election news and how the voting process works.
There are some medical sleep saboteurs you are going to want to have checked out by a sleep specialist. These may require an overnight sleep study to find, but many are easy to deal with medication aimed at the condition, and will be resolved allowing you to finally get some shut eye.
6) Buy things that you do buy through a charity portal. There are so many online stores that give commission to web sites that drive traffic to them and if you are making a planned purchase why not see if you can help a charity at the same time?
The softwares help you access the free to air channels on the internet. Besides the small set up fee, you will not be paying any other monthly fees ever.
Update eye wear with a sense of fashion. Many people overlook their glasses when trying to look chic. If you require glasses, it can be another way to show your fashion tastes. Try on different styles to find one that makes you look great.
4) Use Charity gift services. I love Oxfam Unwrapped. For the people on my Christmas list that I want to buy something for, but don’t know what to get them or have been told not to get them anything I buy something from there. It makes me feel good and the person I have brought the gift in the name of. You can even use your Tesco clubcard points to buy Charity gifts.
The University of Houston Clearlake honors veterans from every branch of service, past and present, Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m., in the university’s Liberty Park, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. Their event will include speakers, fanfare, in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the university will join “Remembrance Day National Roll Call,” a grassroots effort to honor fallen American service men and women.