I hope you all experience something good this season.
Whether your good is giving, receiving, family, food, friends, play or peace and quiet, I hope it brings you joy.
We all deserve something good, and my wish is that yours comes to you.
I specifically remember some of my 'favorite' Kids Meal toys. I remember the way the plastic smelled like grease (ew), I remember the disappointment of getting the same toy twice and I remember wanting the Kids Meal specifically for the toy, because I liked the food on the "grown-up" menu better.
Whether the popularity of crappy kids' meal food is a product of bad parenting or manipulative marketing, San Francisco passed the Kids' Meal Toy "ban."
How about this year you skip the mall, ditch the gift receipts and give ‘em something they’ve never heard of, something interesting, something good.
Below are two lists; the first is a collection of gifts to give from which the proceeds will go to something good.
The second is comprised of gifts to give on your givee’s behalf.
The somewhat infamously progressive City By The Bay has made a rather controversial move to fight childhood obesity.
San Francisco's Board of supervisors voted to ban toys in fast-food meals that target kids unless they have reduced sodium, fat and sugar content and include fruit and vegetables.
Nothing is set in stone yet, the board will vote again next week, and if it passes again then, the toys will stay in the meals until December of 2011 when the law will take effect.
In case you didn’t catch the story back in December of ’09 , we shared some good news about president Jacob Zuma and his campaign to encourage awareness and fight HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Since then, there have been some developments we thought you might be interested in.
I went out after work tonight. I didn't go out for drinks or a coffee, I went out to cook.
A friend of mine and I went downtown to the LA Downtown Women's Center and we made meatloaf, green beans, baked potatoes and strawberry shortcake (with hand whipped whipped cream!!) for the lovely ladies of the DWC to have for lunch tomorrow.
If you’ve not yet heard of Kiva, allow me to introduce you: Kiva is an online, micro-lending community that connects entrepreneurs to lenders all over the world “for the sake of alleviating poverty.” (www.kiva.org)
Kiva operates on the concepts of microfinance and microcredit as developed by Nobel Peace Prize winner and economist Muhammad Yunus.
Microlending enables people who are generally too poor to apply for a traditional bank loan, to borrow from individuals instead.
I lost my wallet.