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Medi-Cal [05 Mar 2008|05:48pm]
 This seems to be the topic today. So I thought I would get my questions out there too.

So do any of you know if Medi-Cal covers homebirth? I looked on their site but I didn't see anything about it. I did find that they cover CNM only if they are under a physicians supervision.

Thank You!
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Its already been one month...... [15 May 2007|10:45am]
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Help Baby Taegan Rest Peacefully. [09 May 2007|04:00pm]
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Please Vote For Laura!! [07 May 2007|06:31pm]

Vote for my friend Laura in this pinup contest...
you can vote once every 24 hours so please do....


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Crazy Day [02 May 2007|08:45pm]

So this morning I show up for work at 11:30 am. 
There is a lady that I dont know sitting at the student worker desk. No one else is in the office at all.
I ask her where everyone is and she says no one is there today. WTF?
You see there is 4 secretaries in our office.
One for Social Sciences (my supervisor), one for the Dean, one for Lang. Arts, and Im not sure what the other one is for. 
One of them doesnt come in until 6pm, 2 of them I already knew where gunna be off today through Monday and the other one is my supervisor Cyndi. Well Cyndi has been anxiously waiting for her daughter in law to go into labor, her due date was the 28th and she has been at 3 cm for 3 weeks already. Well I guess last night she went into labor. They live like 2 hours from here so Cyndi left to go there last night. 
Well I am usually not there unless Cyndi is there cause I havent been there long enough to know the ropes completely. 
The girl that was there when I got there was from another building and she was just filling in until I got there. 
So I kinda freaked out for a minute.
I am glad that I have had the last 2 weeks working all week cause I know pretty much everything.
The only thing I wasnt used to is answering the phones, I have only been told to answer once before today. Luckily Monday Cyndi sat down with me and told me which lines belong to what secretary and what to say when I need to answer their lines. 
Today I was in charge of answering 6 lines. OMG.
I am so bad at anwering phones lol. I freak out.
 Seriously I was like 17 before I could freakin call and order a pizza on my own lmao.
 So the Dean for our office (Humanities) was in and out today, he said that as far as he knew none of the other student workers were coming in. There are only 3 of us. One of them has been out sick since last week (Alicia) and the other one is an RN student (Jess) and her work hours are all jumbled and changing cause of her hours at the hospital. 
I was doing pretty good on my own. Getting everything done that I needed too. The phone only rang about 10-12 times so I was happy...people must have known that no one was in. The Dean told me he would come in at 230 so I could make my rounds for deliveries and pick ups around campus but thankfully Jess came in at like 215 so he didnt need to. She stayed until 6 for me too. The Dean had asked if I could (I usually am off at 4) and I said yes as long as I could get someone to pick up Levi for me. So I was there for almost 3 hours all by myself...Im proud of myself. I handled everything well. 
I got asked a lot of questions and helped a lot of people. 
But now I am prepared for anything there lol.

Also Jess told me that as far as she knew Cyndi was gunna take off like 4 days after her grandbaby was born. So I might be there all by myself tomorrow and Friday too unless Jess and Alicia come in. We'll see.



Oh yeah and I am so proud of Levi........today he said "pretzel"
AND
He put on his shoes ALL BY HIMSELF!!!!!!
They are just the ones that zip up but he did it! 
Such a smartboy he is!

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Virginia Tech [19 Apr 2007|06:47pm]
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History Paper [05 Apr 2007|04:40pm]

Ok I need some suggestions please.
I have to write a 3 page paper on some historical event, person or invention from the 20th or 21st century.
I want to do it on something or someone interesting with lots to write about cause I hate writing papers and I am horrible at it.
Anything you think of that might be interesting to write about tell me. 
IF I have time I am also going to do the extra credit part of it. We can do a website that incudes our paper plus pictures and anything else relating to our topic. Its an extra 50 points so I am gunna try and do it. He said we can even make a myspace of the person or event. It might be kinda fun to do that lol. 

Ok thank you for any suggestions you have. :D

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I dont know you. [26 Mar 2007|10:29pm]

I am friends only for a reason.
I also ask people to leave me comment BEFORE adding me so that I can decide whether or not I want them as my friend.

Two people have added me and I have NO idea who you are.

man4prez  and   onehotmama1129

You need to either comment or unfriend me please!

Thank you.

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PLEASE DO THIS!!!!!!!!!! [17 Mar 2007|02:28pm]
This is my for my cousins dog.

hey go vote for Lola to be a spokes dog in a upcoming mag. You can post a bulletin for all your friends to vote for her too. She is number 5. i want her to win so bad!!! go vote now!! IF YOU DON'T GO AND VOTE FOR LOLA I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN! SO GO VOTE!!!

IT'LL ONLY TAKE A SECOND!!!

http://doguemag.bravejournal.com/entry/19400
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Promo [09 Mar 2007|12:19am]

If you like taking pictures check out this really cool community I came across.
Its called 

snapshot_seeker

 

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[08 Mar 2007|12:06am]

 
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Let me know where you found me and why you want to be my friend.
Do you have kids? Married? Do you think we have anything in common?

Oh and don't just add me to your friends list. Comment here first otherwise I'm not adding you back.

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Promo... [27 Feb 2007|01:29pm]

If you like blinkies join this community!

Made by: XANDIEX
Request to join, add the community, then COMMENT HERE telling them I sent you!



Thank you bunches!!!

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Cool New Community... [26 Feb 2007|11:51pm]
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Cancer-causing chemical found in childrens bath products [25 Feb 2007|12:56pm]
[ mood | shocked ]

I don't remember if I posted the article about cancer causing chemicals that have been found in lots of childrens bath products and a few womens bath products. I went over the list and didnt think I had any so I passed the article along and didnt think about it. Well I forgot to check in my closet cause I will always buy baby bath when its on sale and stuff and then put it in my closet for the future. Well I had 2 products off this list, which scares the hell out of me cause I have used both of them on my son multiple times. I am gunna bold both of the lists so they are easier to find but I suggest reading the whole article because there is some really important info in there.

http://www.breastcancerfund.org/site/pp.aspx?c=kwKXLdPaE&b=2483603

Women’s Shampoos and Body Wash also Contaminated

WASHINGTON — A hidden cancer-causing petrochemical has been found in dozens of children’s bath products and adults’ personal care products, in some cases at levels that are more than twice the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s lenient recommended maximum.

Laboratory tests released today revealed the presence of 1,4-Dioxane in products such as Hello Kitty Bubble Bath, Huggies Baby Wash, Johnson’s Baby Wash, Scooby-Doo Bubble Bath and Sesame Street Bubble Bath. The tests also found the carcinogen in Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo, Olay Complete Body Wash and many other personal care products.

1,4-Dioxane is a petroleum-derived contaminant considered a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a clear-cut animal carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program. It is also on California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known or suspected by the state to cause cancer or birth defects. Because it is a contaminant produced during manufacturing, the FDA does not require it to be listed as an ingredient on product labels.

The problem of 1,4-Dioxane contamination in personal care products is highlighted in a new book, “Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save the Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown,” by David Steinman. The laboratory results were released jointly today at the National Press Club by Steinman and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of U.S.-based health and environmental groups working to protect cosmetics consumers from toxic chemicals and hold companies accountable for the safety of their products.

“Regrettably, 1,4-Dioxane contamination is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Jeanne Rizzo, R.N., executive director of the Breast Cancer Fund, a founding member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. “Because the FDA does not require cosmetics products to be approved as safe before they are sold, companies can put unlimited amounts of toxic chemicals in cosmetics.”

Steinman said parents should be outraged that companies are willing to spend a significant amount of money on entertainment licensing agreements that entice children but won’t spend pennies to remove contaminants such as 1,4-Dioxane.

“Consumers who have young children, as I do, have the right to expect the highest purity in children’s products,” Steinman said. “I call on American consumers to say no to dangerous petrochemicals in their children’s cosmetic and personal care products.”

Contrary to what many consumers may believe, the FDA does not review or regulate cosmetics products or ingredients for safety before they are sold to the public and has no legal authority to require safety assessments of cosmetics.

Devra Lee Davis, professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, said that the usual regulatory approach of assessing risk one chemical at a time does not account for the combined effects of very low levels of hidden contaminants in personal care products and from other sources. “We must lower exposures to controllable agents that we know or suspect cause cancer,” she said.

The FDA has been measuring 1,4-Dioxane levels since 1979, but because the agency has little authority or enforcement capacity over the cosmetics industry, it has worked with manufacturers to reduce levels on a voluntary basis only. In 2000, the FDA recommended that cosmetic products should not contain 1,4-Dioxane at concentrations greater than 10 ppm (parts per million); yet some 15 percent of products tested exceeded even these lenient guidelines. This limit, however, also does not take into account that babies exposed to 1,4-Dioxane from baby shampoo may be exposed at the same time to 1,4-Dioxane from bubble bath, body wash and many other products.

More than two dozen products were tested at Steinman’s request by West Coast Analytical Service, an independent testing laboratory specializing in trace chemical analysis. Among the products tested:


Product
Baby & Children’s Consumer Products 1,4-Dioxane
concentration

Disney Clean as Can Bee Hair & Body Wash (Water Jel Technologies) 8.8 ppm
Disney Pixar Cars Piston Cup Bubble Bath (MZB Personal Care) 2.2 ppm
Gerber Grins & Giggles Gentle & Mild Aloe Vera Baby Shampoo 8.4 ppm
Hello Kitty Bubble Bath (Kid Care) 12 ppm*
Huggies Baby Wash Shea Butter 4.0 ppm
Huggies Natural Care Baby Wash Extra Gentle and Tear Free 4.2 ppm
Johnson’s Head-to-Toe Baby Wash (Johnson & Johnson) 5.3 ppm to 6.1 ppm
Johnson’s Kids Tigger Bath Bubbles (Johnson & Johnson) 5.6 ppm to 7.9 ppm
Johnson’s Kids Shampoo Watermelon Explosion (Johnson & Johnson) 10 ppm*
Lil’ Bratz Mild Bubble Bath (Kid Care) 3.7 ppm
L’Oreal Kids Orange Mango Smoothie Shampoo 2.0 ppm
Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath Gentle Formula with Aloe 1.5 ppm
Rite-Aid Tearless Baby Shampoo 4.3 ppm
Scooby-Doo Mild Bubble Bath (Kid Care) 3.0 ppm
Sesame Street Wet Wild Watermelon Bubble Bath (The Village Company) 7.4 ppm

Adult Consumer Products
Clairol Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers Shampoo 23 ppm*
Olay Complete Body Wash with Vitamins (normal skin) 23 ppm*
Suave Naturals Passion Flower 2.0 ppm
*Product was at or above FDA maximum


Steinman’s book explains what Americans can do today to be “green patriots” and curb the nation’s dependency on foreign oil. The new laboratory results reveal the health risks posed by the same petrochemicals that are part of what he calls the nation’s growing oil addiction.

Women and girls use an average of 12 personal care products daily, according to a 2004 survey conducted by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The Environmental Working Group's interactive product safety guide, Skin Deep, allows consumers to find products free of common carcinogenic impurities like 1,4-Dioxane.

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Child Safety Kits [19 Feb 2007|03:12pm]
The Polly Klaas Foundation is giving FREE child safety kits! Sign up here and get them for your kids! I'm getting one for mine!!

The Child Safety Kit is sub-titled "How to teach abduction prevention without scaring your child (or yourself)" and includes 24 pages of guidance to parents.

Also included are two Fingerprint & DNA Documents to record your child's personal information—all in the privacy of your home.

 
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IMPORTANT DRUG RECALL!!! [09 Feb 2007|02:12pm]
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Please Help Baby Caden Atchley [21 Jan 2007|11:53pm]

IM BACK FROM WASHINGTON BUT I DONT HAVE TIME TO UPDATE RIGHT NOW. LOTS OF PICS LATER BUT FOR NOW I WANT TO LET YOU ALL KNOW ABOUT THIS BABY IN THE TOWN WHERE MY BROTHER LIVES, I AM HOPING SOMEONE CAN HELP HIM AND HIS FAMILY.


When I went to go visit my brother in Spokane, Wa over the past two weeks I learned about Baby Caden and how sick he is. Caden is almost 5 months old and he was born with a rare blood disease called SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency). If any of you have seen the movie Bubble Boy that might help explain about this disease more. Caden can't leave the hospital because he has absolutely no immune system, even the basic comman cold could kill him. He is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant and with the many marrow drives they have done there has been no matches. I was unable to make it to a drive while we were in Spokane but I plan on going to the local blood bank here and getting tested to see if I am a match and I am also going to see if I can get Levi tested as well. All it is is a simple mouth swab to check to see if your a match.

I am posting this on here hoping that there are some others who would want to help. Giving money donations to their family is also greatly needed as you can expect their medical bills to be huge. Here is some info on that...
Donating to the Caden Atchley Care Fund at any Bank of America location. You can also mail donations to: Josh and Melissa Atchely, PO Box 155, Colbert, WA 99005

Here is the link to Caden's page if you would like more information.

 http://www.caringbridge.org/cb/viewMyStory.do?method=executeInit

If you aren't able to help in any other way at least keep Caden and his family in your prayers.

Repost this and maybe someone in your town can help.

Mandi

EDIT: I JUST REALIZED THAT THE LINK I HAVE UP ABOVE DOESNT WORK. TO VISIT HIS PAGE GO TO http://www.caringbridge.org/ AND CLICK ON VISIT ON THE TOP RIGHT CORNER. ONCE YOU DO THAT YOU TYPE IN cadenatchley IN THE SPOT FOR SITE NAME FOR THE TOP LINK. LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS.

I AM REPOSTING THIS TODAY CAUSE OF THE UPDATE.

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Please Do This.... [08 Dec 2006|11:48pm]
For all the children who are now little angels!

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[05 Nov 2006|10:32pm]
If you have kids watch this or even if you dont pass it on to family and friends that do.

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