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Goin’ Shopping Friday? Here’s an Idea!

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foogoWe’ve recommended the Foogo line of Thermos products before.  I reviewed a sippy cup last year.  This year, it’s a food jar.  They’ve added a few colors, including a sporty pink thermos that’s stylish enough for my 9-year old daughter to tote to school!  It’s under $20 and great for school lunches.  If I put near-boiling soup in it at 7:15am in the morning, it’s still hot when she eats around 11:30am.  Thermos says it keeps foods cold for up to 7 hours or hot for up to 5 hours.  She claims it keeps food a little warmer than her previous, industrial black Thermos jar.  You can also get the matching water bottle that keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours, according to Thermos.  Both have stainless steel interiors, so no worries about leeching nasty chemicals out of plastic.  They’re also dishwasher safe.  That’s great for the food jar, as I always hate washing the soup residue off of the inside.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a practical gift, this is an inexpensive one to consider this weekend.  Just be sure not to fill the food jar past the lip on the inside or the contents will spill out as you tighten the lid!  If you’re shopping online, please use our links to Amazon.com and Toys R Us.com!

We’re Still Here (And Asking For Your Vote!)

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Our blogs have been a bit scarce lately, as we’ve all been busy with other things over the last week or two. We’ll pick it up a bit after Thanksgiving. In the mean time, here’s an easy way to donate to THE national, non-profit organization dedicated to child passenger safety.  It won’t cost you anything but a few seconds if you already have a Facebook account!

Chase Bank is offering funds to non-profits if they get enough votes before 12/11. We are small but if everyone we know votes, there is a small chance we might qualify. It’s easy to vote.

Go to www.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving

If you are a member, up at the top right, login/use password and you’ll be asked to name the charity

SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. (zip code is 91003–maybe if you put that in, you won’t have to type our name)

 

Then, if you are willing, and have a FACEBOOK wall, Chase will send a note to your Wall that you voted for us. 

If you are feeling really activist, tell some folks to whom you can forward a message and maybe they’ll join the voting.

If you don’t have a Facebook page, apparently, Chase will help you create one. 

Texting and Driving – When Will We Learn?

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textingRecently we lost yet another life on our roadways. A 29 year old mother with her 3 year old daughter in the backseat rolled her minivan on the Interstate in NY after swerving into the median and then overcorrecting.  Mom didn’t survive.  Her child was airlifted to a local hospital with head injuries after being ejected from the vehicle (no mention of child restraint usage or non-usage).  Investigators believe the driver may have been texting just before the crash. 

Makes you wonder what it takes to get through to people, doesn’t it? And, as the above story illustrates, this isn’t just a problem with teenagers.  Many mature adults are just as guilty. So why do people insist on continuing this incredible risky behavior even though they know better?  

In Honor of Veteran’s Day

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us-flagCarseatBlog would like to thank all of our veterans who have served our country as well as those who are still serving all over the world.  We appreciate the sacrifices they have made for all of us.  We also would like to thank their families, who support their loved ones always.