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6 Teens Got Sick after Drinking Hand Sanitizer

A new trend is forming, while 6 teens were taken to a California hospital after reportedly drinking hand sanitizer. “Dr. Bill Mallon, who works in the emergency room at Los Angeles County USC  Medical Center, told KTLA he had seen too many young people come into the  hospital with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer.” Teenagers lack having on-hand alcohol, so they often turn to other means to get drunk. “Sanitizer is 62 percent ethyl alcohol and 120-proof after distillation.” So, parents be aware of this and cough syrup, vanilla extract, and mouthwash.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/24/teenagers-drinking-hand-sanitizer-to-get-drunk-doctors-say/#ixzz1sxzdTHfM


This is a very controversial topic! It is sad that the 2 children’s lives led them into a situation like this. To me, the Ohio law seems to be outdated. They are both very young and only 2 years apart. Even though it shouldn’t have happened, it did! And it was consensual with both parties. Now this 14 year old boy will forever be labelled a rapist, even though it was with his girlfriend and agrred upon. What a horrifying experience that will most likely haunt both these children for many years to come. My heart goes out to them and there families who have a VERY long road ahead of them.

Channel 2 News

SPRINGBORO, Ohio – A 14-year-old Ohio boy is being charged with rape after he and his 12-year-old girlfriend were caught allegedly having sex at school.

Both the boy and girl say the sex was consensual.

However, the Warren County prosecutor said the boy was charged with rape because the girl is under the age of 12, which is Ohio law.

Residents say it’s difficult to understand how this happened.

“When we were in school the teachers monitored the halls, they would come in the bathrooms, they knew where we were,” said Springboro resident Cindy Marconet. “They’re too young. When I was 12 years old I didn’t know about things that deep.”

“I know I’m older and from a different generation, but my gosh,” said resident Norma Alexander, who agrees with Marconet. “You just think your kids are raised with better morals than to go to school and have sex.”


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Who Do You Love?

In memory of my daughter being away this weekend, I felt it would be a perfect time to talk about different types of love. There is romance love, which sweeps your breath away. It takes away your thought processing, so you can’t think of anything else. Often making mistakes or wandering off into a day dream that your lover will walk through the door and sweep you off your feet. Then, there is true love which some don’t believe in, or just tell themselves that so they don’t let themselves feel lonely. True love comes into a deeper wavelength. You find yourself happier and glowing inside out. You are full of energy and can’t help but wanting to become a better person. It can really change your life perspective. But, there is a different kind of love that truer and more wonderful than anything else imaginable. The kind of love that drives you mad, but melts your heart. This, my friends, is the love you have for a child. Most people say that it can only be explained by the pure experience of having a child. It starts when you have this little pea size miracle growing inside your womb, and then quickly stages and developments fly by. Soon, you can feel your baby move around or even hick up. You find yourself singing to them and cradling them automatically through your belly. When you lay down to sleep, your baby wants to wake you up and say hello! Children used to completely freak me out! I never wanted to have kids, but then I got pregnant. It has been such an amazing adventure, with all its ups and downs! Sure, there are plenty of parts that I have erased from my memory, like the birthing pain, pure exhaustion from lack of sleep, and the hell from our first week of potty training. The only thing that truly matters, is looking into your child’s face and seeing what an amazing little kid they are becoming. Getting extra love from them, just because they wanted to feel close to you. Hearing about how she is driving her Dad’s family crazy because she is talking about my constantly! Children are a true miracle, and I thought it was worth mentioning. I love you my little Zoebug!

Do you have the not-so-sunny Spring blues?

My toddler and I have had just about as much as we can handle from the Winter cold! We did some running around and adventures around the community, but also had to spend a lot of time hiding out from the bugs going around. Now that Spring is here, I had high expectations of sunshine and tanning in the backyard. Instead, I am forced to do my gardening in the rain, cold, and especially WIND! It’s very easy to lose your mind from cabin fever with a toddler. Luckily, there is always a brilliant thing called ART DAY! What started out as a cute little gesture turned into my daughter’s favorite game: Blue’s Clues. One day after a nap we spent some time talking about things we love. I had the house arranged before-hand with clues. The first: Lightning McQueen’s eye, the second: heart stickers, and the third: a picture of my daughter, Zoey. The clues led to her art table station I brought downstairs and had coloring pages of Blue. She spent the next hour and a half looking for clues that I had to keep replanting all over the house! Let’s just say I have to keep plenty of extra paw prints! Another activity Zoey loves doing, is making masks. It’s amazing to see her creativity flowing! I always let her choose what materials she wants to use: paper plate, cereal box, paints, crayons, glitter glue, etc. She has always loved expressing herself through painting, and now as she’s nearing 3 years old we have more opportunities of widening her range of art materials! It’s fun, easy, cheap, and can take up a whole afternoon of a non-sunshine day! What creative crafts do you and your toddlers do?


Blue’s Clues necessities!


You can place clues inside or outside!


Get silly with your toddler!


Let them be proud of their art work!


Zoey’s thinking chair!

Etan Patz: A Brief History of the ‘Missing Child’ Milk Carton Campaign

To solve this case would be the greatest way to symbolize the success of the NCMEC. I can imagine the tension from all the emotions being brought back up, the sadness and emptiness of this lingering case. Also, the hope of the never dying justice that is long overdue. Going back to the case that helped start it all. With a 92% success rate the NCEMC has used social means and create a larger awareness, such as with using the Amber alert. My heart goes out to all of the families who have had the experience of losing a child.


After 33 years, New York police have once again renewed their investigation into the disappearance of Etan Patz, the 6-year-old boy who went missing after leaving his family’s SoHo apartment to catch a bus to school. On Thursday, investigators began excavating a New York basement after an FBI dog detected human remains, the AP reports. Patz’s disappearance on May 25, 1979 shook the U.S., drawing national attention to the plight of missing children and acting as a catalyst for better legislative, financial and social efforts to recover them.

(MORE: Etan Patz: FBI Searches New York Basement for Sign of First Missing ‘Milk Carton’ Boy)

A series of tragic kidnappings, including Patz’s and 29 missing and murdered children in Atlanta, Georgia, prompted Ronald Reagan to create the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and proclaim May 25 ‘National Missing Children’s Day,’ in 1983. Patz’s father, a…

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3rd Grader Suspended for Self Defense

Nathan Pemberton, 9 years old from Colorado was reportedly kicked in the back then punched in the face. Nathan retaliated by punching the boy in the face. Nathan has repeatedly complained to his parents of being bullied at his school, and when reporting it to the teachers not much punishment was enforced. Unfortunately for Nathan and his family, the school has a strict “no tolerance student discipline policy” which meant automatic suspension. This is very sad to me! When my daughter grows up I want her to behave, do her homework, be respectful, and not fight. But, if she is not allowed to defend herself in a situation like that who knows how far it could go until a teacher or staff member came by to stop it. How does this make you feel? What would you do if you were Nathan’s parents?