A Conversation

Tonight I had a conversation with people whom I probably would not cross paths with in my day to day life. It made me realize a few things. One, that I have never been more encouraged to continue homeschooling my three kids. Two, as parents it is so important to parent! So many people think that just because they gave birth they are a parent, technically they are, however there is so much work that needs to be done as a parent. I think that loving your kids includes preparing them for the harsh realities of the world. Preparing them to love themselves the way God made them and to have such a sense of who they are no one will be able to lie to them and tell them different.Three, we need to teach our children to love others and not to push those who are different down to make themselves feel good. Just care about other people’s feelings and well being. I think that by doing that we will make the world a better place. To do that we have to be careful of the examples we give them.

Vaccine-Autism Question Divides Parents, Scientists

Vaccine-Autism Question Divides Parents, Scientists

Stop the Canadian Seal Hunt

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Dear Shannah,

Did you know that in the past two years, 98% of the seals killed in Canada’s seal hunt were less than three months old? This year the Canadian government promised a more humane hunt. They said “Canada’s seal hunt is humane, sustainable and responsible.” But this is far from true.

It’s clearly time for the seal hunt to end, permanently.»

Observers on the ground and in the air have already documented instances where animals were shot and clearly left to suffer. They witnessed live seals hooked and dragged across the ice. And in one of the more disturbing moments they watched as a sealer wrote an expletive on the ice while a recently clubbed seal behind him started to move…obviously still alive.


Is this the Canadian government’s idea of a more humane hunt? Urge the Canadian Prime Minister and Canadian Ambassador to end the cruelty of the seal hunt.

Sign the petition today.»

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Severe cruelty has been witnessed and documented at the hunt during the past 30 years and incidents of cruelty are not decreasing.

Defend Community Rights in Ghana

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Hi Shannah,
What would you do if a mine located near your home spilled cyanide into your water supply, not once but twice? If the mine’s blasts cracked televisions and even walls?
This is the situation of the people of Prestea, Himan and Dumase in Southwest Ghana, and now the mine’s owners, Golden Star Resources, want to expand the mine.
Protect the people of Ghana from this threat to their lives and livelihood.»
This expansion would include leveling low-income housing and schools, and it’s being done without the adequate consideration of the community’s concerns.
The people in these communities have a right to decide whether a mine can expand in their community or not, and you can help them. Tell Golden Star Resources to listen to the people whose lives they’re affecting.
Help defend community rights in Ghana. Sign the petition today.»

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Cyanide spills from the mine contaminated local rivers and streams in 2004 and 2006, and Golden Star Resources has yet to commission the independent health investigation requested by community members.