Thursday, November 13, 2008

Be Creative and Win

My sister Lori is starting a new business endeavor selling these fabulous diaper clutches and wipes cases that she sews.

Her problem: she doesn't know what to name her new business. So she is offering the opportunity for a lucky person to help her name her business and win a free diaper clutch to boot!

Now when I tell you these diaper clutches are great, I'm not kidding. I can fit the wipes case (either my coordinating one, or a disposable pack, plus at least 4 size 5 diapers, some diaper rash ointment and even a disposable changing pad. I can pack this up, throw it in my purse, and I don't have to: 1) drag a diaper bag along, 2) rummage through my purse to find the diapers and wipes and 3) Chris doesn't mind taking Colin into the bathroom to change him if he only has to carry this in with him.
Even if you don't have the need personally for a diaper case, you will probably need to get a gift for a new mom at some point. This is such a wonderful gift. Please consider helping my sister come up with a name for her store. Thanks!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fight FOCA

Barack Obama is now the president-elect. This fact won't change. What we can do though is take a stand against FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act) which would wipe away every restriction on abortion nationwide .

FOCA would eradicate state and federal laws that the majority of Americans support, such as:

~Bans on Partial Birth Abortion
~Requirements that women be given information about the risks of getting an abortion
~Only licensed physicians can perform abortions
~Parents must be informed and give consent to their minor daughter's abortion

FOCA would erase these laws and prevent states from enacting similar protective measures in the future.

Please go to this site and sign the petition against FOCA.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Sadness abounds in my house

Today Brian was asking me why Chris and I voted for John McCain and not Barack Obama. I tried to explain to him in terms he could understand that John McCain believes in the same things that his daddy and I did and that Barack Obama does not. He kept probing me as to what Obama didn't believe in.

I explained that Obama wants to take more of our money to give to other people, and while it's good to help people who don't have as much as we do, his daddy and I don't think it's right for the people in the government to tell us to give our money. I also explained that Obama believes that it's okay for mommies to hurt babies that are in their tummies. And that John McCain wants us to keep our money and that it's not okay for mommies to hurt the babies in their tummies.

Brian looked at me and said with complete sincerity. "Well Mommy, that's wrong to hurt a baby. Why doesn't John McCain just tell Barack Obama that?"

I told him that John McCain has let Barack Obama know that it's not right. Brian then said, "Well, we should just tell him that it's not right then."

Out of the mouthes of babes.

And now we just have to pray mightily that the next four years will not be as horrific as I'm afraid it will be.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Welcome Sarah Anne

A big rousing welcome to the newest member of the Foss family. My friend Elizabeth gave birth last night to Sarah Anne. She was 34 weeks but weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz. She's still in the NICU as of this morning, working on regulating her temps and getting that whole oxygen thing down. Elizabeth is doing great, but wanting to snuggle up to her littlest one. Prayers for a quick recovery for all, and a happy homecoming.